• Interviews,  Movies/Entertainment

    Interview…’Side by Side’ Documentary Writer/Director Chris Kenneally

    In writer/director Chris Kenneally‘s documentary Side by Side, he and Keanu Reeves take us on a tour of the past and the future of filmmaking. For the past 100 years photo-chemical film has been the gold standard in the industry. But over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium. Covering a multitude of angles and showing points of view from many people who have an instrumental hand in the filmmaking process, Kenneally and Reeves put their finger on the pulse of the digital movement and showcase a good cross section of opinions. They explore the development of cinema and the impact of…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T Review…The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

    In film circles there’s that age old remake question: How do you take something that already has a following and in one sweep appease fans of the original and bring on a whole new audience? Well, most directors would find themselves painted in a corner, but not David Fincher. With his first stab at a remake he effectively translates this dark and unsavory story into something that really pulls you into the mix and rises above being another bland retread. He can chalk up another win to his near perfect scorecard but he’s only half of the equation that makes this work. Noomi Rapace is a very tough act to follow…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet (4 Minute) Trailer…'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

    Earlier this year the red band trailer for the remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo hit the web. It surprised most everyone and received quite a lot of praise (even so far as to inspire a brilliant parody trailer). As it’s one of our most anticipated films this Winter we at G-S-T decided to ignore anything and everything TGwtDT, taking a firm stance to severely stay in the dark until its release. Now I had heard about the 8 minute trailer and as such chose to ignore it. Buuuut at the screening of Moneyball on Tuesday (review up Friday), the film was headed by the same 8 minute trailer I was hoping…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Off the Shelf

    Off the Shelf…’The Game’

    Let me just start off by saying that this write-up has been a long time coming. Ever since the post I wrote last year, I have been looking for the chance to evaluate this film again. The Game is one of my very favorite “twist-endings” of all time and a damn fine picture all around. Acting, direction, patented “Fincher” visuals, this movie has it all. So why don’t more people know about it? It’s true if you say “David Fincher” to most film fans, you’ll hear them immediately respond with “Se7en” or Fight Club“…or maybe The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (which I just LOVE). Yet, only a certain number of…