• Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet International Trailer…'G.I. Joe: Retaliation'

    After all the waiting, replete with all the Channing Tatum and post 3D-converted madness, Paramount is finally going to let Jon M. Chu unleash his vision of Hasbro’s G.I. Joe franchise on the world this March. Despite the schedule change there’s still lots of people *puts hand up* excited for this G.I. Joe movie. And why wouldn’t they, the trailers have been hitting all the right notes touting heart-pounding, large scale, all-action excitement…in 3D! But enough talk, I mean we’ve waited enough right?, enjoy the latest international trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation… Jon M. Chu, thanks to the wire fighting ninjas and the always awesome song by The White Stripes seen above, are…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet Trailer…'G.I. Joe Retailiation'

    Channing, Channing, Channing…just look at all the trouble you’ve caused. Sure you can dance, sure you can fight, sure you can play an emotional sap when the script calls for it. But this, this is something else. Your presence and influence on Hollywood (specifically box office draw/return) exceeded anything anyone could have expected. So much so that you not being in a movie can cause the entire stuido to tap the brakes just so you could be in the movie. In case I’m not making any sense, I’ll go back a bit. Roughly one month before the Summer release of G.I. Joe Retaliation (and with ad campaigns in full swing and toys heading to store shelves)…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Quick 5/Top 10

    G-S-T Quick 5 – Favorite Films For Memorial Day

    We at G-S-T hope this three day weekend has found you well and wanted to wish everyone a happy Memorial Day. Today is the day America traditionally remembers the fallen heroes that helped pave the road to the freedoms we enjoy everyday. Different from Veteran’s Day (that celebrates veterans both living and deceased) Memorial Day was originally known as “Decoration Day” – the day dedicated to the Civil War dead, when mourners would decorate grave sites as a remembrance. As I’m not big on history I’ll cut to the chase. This list isn’t really about war or an attempt to rank the finest and true to life battle films I’ve decided to…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet 2nd Trailer…'G.I. Joe: Retaliation'

    Last December we got to see just what Jon M. Chu has in store for us in his follow-up to 2009’s G.I. Joe The Rise of Cobra. That first trailer looked pretty slick and probably had even the most avid naysayer going Yo Joe!. Now we get a simply awesome second trailer that looks even better. As one of the few people who really dug the ridiculousness of Stephen Sommers’ Rise of Cobra, I have to tell you that this gives me chills. Not only are they expanding on the very clever storyline from the first film but now they’re bringing in the big guns to make this look oh so…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet Trailer…'G.I. JOE: Retaliation'

    From director Jon M. Chu comes this somewhat related sequel to Stephen Sommers’ G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra. Picking up with the brilliant plot-line that (spoiler!!) covertly put Cobra in the White House, Zartan in now acting as The President of the United States. Under his orders, the G.I. Joes have been hunted down and eliminated…or so we think. The few who survived the massacre are now going head-to-head with the Zartan, and the world leaders he has under his influence, to clear their names. Yo Joe! Tell me that wasn’t the least bit awesome! I seriously geeked out at the Cobra banners on The White House. Doesn’t that just seem like something right out of the cartoon? It…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    'G.I. JOE' Sequel Gets Some Writers

    While I think I am only one of a handful of people who actually enjoyed the Stephen Sommers’ G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, I probably sit in a group of a lot fewer who are excited about a sequel. Pity. But hell, I was the only one sitting in the theater for the first movie and I didn’t mind, so I actually welcome that same setting for the sequel…especially if it has more Snake Eyes. Anyway, as is common practice for studios who do moderately well on a property, the knee jerk reaction (if the movie isn’t a dud) is to immediately think “sequel”. When news hit last August that…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    ‘G.I. JOE’ Sequel Gets Some Writers

    While I think I am only one of a handful of people who actually enjoyed the Stephen Sommers’ G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, I probably sit in a group of a lot fewer who are excited about a sequel. Pity. But hell, I was the only one sitting in the theater for the first movie and I didn’t mind, so I actually welcome that same setting for the sequel…especially if it has more Snake Eyes. Anyway, as is common practice for studios who do moderately well on a property, the knee jerk reaction (if the movie isn’t a dud) is to immediately think “sequel”. When news hit last August that…

  • Editorials,  Movies/Entertainment

    The Film Feed: Episode 26

    Fellow movie lovers Sean Hunter, Clark Lamson, and Will Schiffelbein over at Firstshowing.net have a long running podcast they call “The Film Feed“.  If you haven’t taken a listen to any of their casts, you really should.  These guys are smart, funny and well versed in most films.  They offered me a special guest host opportunity and on behalf of G-S-T, I overwhelmingly accepted. This episode is a ‘double feature‘ with a review of District 9 with guest host Jay Runham and yours truly chiming in via Skype for the review of G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra. Please excuse the poor connection and sadly a lot of my contributions…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T Review…G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra

    Out of all the animated series that made the 80’s one of the funnest times to be a kid, G.I JOE is the “real American Hero” and thanks to the efforts of Mr.Camp himself (Stephen Sommers) we are treated to a wild, live-action adaptation of Hasbro’s classic and beloved franchise. I think it was a globally understood fact that this film was just going to be a “check your brain at the door” Summer pop-corn flick.  That said, along those lines, and aside from definite missteps and problems, I will say that the film still delivered the goods.