• Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet Trailer…’Cymbeline’

    If you’re not into Shakespearean-styled films then this might not be your cup of tea. That said, the cast and this stylized trailer (Mad Max meets Macbeth?) should have naysayers clamoring to get their tickets. Cymbaline (which is based on William Shakespeare’s original text) unfolds as an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang set in a corruption-riddled contemporary America. Again, check out that cast! Anyway, it looks intense so enjoy the first trailer for Cymbeline… King Cymbeline, leader of the Briton Motorcycle Club, clashes with the corrupt Roman Police while his radiant but disobedient daughter Imogen fends off assaults on her honor and her life. Cymbeline’s wife…

  • Festivals,  Interviews,  Movies/Entertainment,  USA Film Festival

    [USA Film Fest Interview]…’Frontera’ Writer/Director Michael Berry

    Michael Berry is an actor and director of stage and film and most recently completed production on the feature film Frontera. Directed and co-written by Berry, the film stars Ed Harris, Michael Pena, Eva Longoria and Amy Madigan. Previous to that he directed and co-produced two award winning short films, Mira and Day of the Grackle. As an actor Berry appeared as an original cast member of the Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize winning “Next To Normal”. Other Broadway and national tour appearances include Les Miserables, Sunset Boulevard, Tommy and Mamma Mia. Off Broadway Mr. Berry appeared as Starbuck in a critically acclaimed production of Moby Dick, and was nominated for a…

  • Festivals,  Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews,  USA Film Festival

    [USAFF Review]…Frontera

    Michael Berry, an actor and stage performer in a past life, comes out of nowhere with his directorial debut Frontera. A gripping drama, his passion project follows on the heels of just two short films, award winning though they may be. Frontera is an emotionally gripping narrative about a family in Mexico struggling to make it to America, by any means necessary, and it is as taut as it is sobering. Over the course of the film each of the characters deal with extreme hardships – the family of immigrants deal with problems crossing the border (difficulties finding a guide, coming up with the money, putting trust in someone they…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    The 44th Annual USA Film Festival Runs April 22–27

    The 44th Annual USA Film Festival (which runs April 22 – 27, 2014) features lots of high profile guests this year. Among them, actor, author and native Dallasite Stephen Tobolowsky returns to his home town to host his program in the Festival. All programs will be held at the Angelika Film Center and if you’re in the mood to attend the fest, this year’s program highlights include the following… Restored classics presented on the big screen: – 60th anniversary presentation of the creature classic, Creature From the Black Lagoon in 3D (restored digital print) with star Julie Adams in attendance; Hosted by film noir scholar Foster Hirsch – Exclusive regional screening…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T Review…Pain & Gain

    What does Michael Bay unhinged look like on celluloid? That’s not a question most of us really need answered; eighteen years spent making glossy, lunkheaded action films, blockbusters based on toy lines, and useless horror remakes speak volumes on the subject of Bay’s auteurdom. But maybe the Transformers mastermind has been done an injustice. Maybe, beneath the frat boy wit and visual chaos of his cinema, Bay has kept his one Big Idea squirreled away for safekeeping, waiting for the right opportunity to unleash his unspoiled artistic vision on his audiences. Or maybe Pain & Gain is just an erroneous high water mark in bad taste filmmaking. Whatever the case may be,…

  • Dallas International,  Festivals,  Movies/Entertainment

    [DIFF Review]…Sweetwater

    Set in the American Old West, Sweetwater is a story of one woman’s vengeance against a religious extremist (Jason Issacs) who claims himself a prophet, and the town that allows him to rule with tyranny. After Sarah’s (January Jones) husband goes missing a chain of events eventually lead her to take justice into her own hands. With a little help from an eccentric sheriff, played by Ed Harris, whose brilliant performance is something everyone will be talking about, she may just get her revenge. The film is set in New Mexico sometime in the 1800s. We are first introduced to Sarah (Jones) and her husband Miguel (Eduardo Noriega), as a…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  The CineMagic 8-Ball

    “The CineMagic 8-Ball” – In Theaters 03/01/13

    When so many movies are released each week and trailers often seem better than the movie itself, what should one do? In this precarious situation, we consult the The CineMagic 8-Ball (TM) to help us see through the nebulous marketing haze. Doing so just might save us all a disheartening trip to the cinema and spare us the shelling out for $7 popcorn and ridiculous concession stand prices. See what the 8-Ball says about this week’s releases… ——————————————————————————————————————————————- 21 & OVER Straight-A college student Jeff Chang has always done what he was supposed to do. But when his two best friends Casey and Miller surprise him with a visit for…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T Review…Man On A Ledge

    Editor’s Note: Go,See,Talk presents this review of Man On A Ledge from our guest contributing writer Bill Graham. Have a look at what he had to say about the Sam Worthington led crime thriller and offer your thoughts below. A talented cast does not always equal out to a quality film. While Sam Worthington defiantly clings to the side of a building with threats of suicide, his plight to be found innocent is mostly hollow. Sometimes the withholding of information from an audience can have a great payoff. Then there is Man On A Ledge. Director Asger Leth seems content to hold most of his cards just out of the audience’s reach. That…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet Trailer…'Salvation Boulevard'

    Yesterday we featured the indie flick Lucky and wouldn’t ya know it, we have a trailer for another DIFF film that got picked up. Neat, only too bad for me that I didn’t know this trailer dropped last month. Adapted from Larry Beinhart’s book of the same name, Salvation Boulevard tells the tale of mega-church preacher Dan Day who accidentally shoots his atheist colleague after one of their rousing debates. While he and Carl (ex-Dead Head and poster boy for the “converted”) think they are the only witnesses, Dan soon receives menacing phone calls from someone threatening to expose him. Dan’s world (and sanity) is turned upside down as he…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet Trailer…’Salvation Boulevard’

    Yesterday we featured the indie flick Lucky and wouldn’t ya know it, we have a trailer for another DIFF film that got picked up. Neat, only too bad for me that I didn’t know this trailer dropped last month. Adapted from Larry Beinhart’s book of the same name, Salvation Boulevard tells the tale of mega-church preacher Dan Day who accidentally shoots his atheist colleague after one of their rousing debates. While he and Carl (ex-Dead Head and poster boy for the “converted”) think they are the only witnesses, Dan soon receives menacing phone calls from someone threatening to expose him. Dan’s world (and sanity) is turned upside down as he…