• Editorials,  Movies/Entertainment

    Do We Over-Hype A Movie Into Disappointment??

    TRON: Legacy comes out this Friday and along the path to the theatrical release I have found myself more and more drawn to the film. I’m firmly on the bandwagon but I still find myself very apprehensive about how it will all play out. Amidst the staggering press and publicity we’ve seen a long running (and confusing at times) viral campaign, trailers TV spots, video game tie ins etc. Basically Disney spared no expense and some are starting to believe that this kind of money thrown at a product may be falling blindly into that “too big to fail” mentality. Granted people out there really LOVE Tron but I didn’t…

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    What Is Your ‘Unbelievable’ Threshold For a Film?

    In nearly every film ever made and recorded in the Halls of Cinema (that’s not a real place but wouldn’t be cool if it was?) there is at least one element of story that is completely unbelievable. I’m not even talking about giant robots, super powers or things of that nature, no I’m talking about the grounded/real life un-believe-ablilty. Things like running head shots, non-fatal car crashes and hell, even love stories. I’m sure if you were to take any part of any story line out of the movie and set it on its own in the real world, the end result would probably be bland, awkward and even stupid.…

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    How Much “Magic” Do Films Lose From the Theater to Your Home?

    My guess is that anyone reading this just flat-out loves movies. That said, I want to bring up an issue I’ve been kicking around the old noggin…and it just so happens to be about our little vice. To start this off, I’d like to bring up a situation that most of you have probably experienced and can relate to. Oh boy! Now that’s a theater!! We’ve all had this happen to us right? We see a trailer for an upcoming film and wait patiently for it. Then opening night (or when ever you get around to see it) we pay good money for (what we believe will be) a good…

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    Sorry Romero, the "Zombie Genre" Has Gotten Flawed

    Over the past few weeks I have been becoming re-acquainted with my favorite zombie films. My personal un-holy trinity of “zead” flicks has to be the original Night of the Living Dead, the Zack Snyder remake of Dawn of the Dead and Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead. The three together showcase the simultaneous fun/fear factor of Zombie films, the advancements (and liberties taken) in the genre and they each have something for nearly every fan, both casual and die-hard. As much fun as the films are, I thought I’d bring to light some nagging problems I have with my guilty pleasure, namely signature elements of entire zombie movie genre itself. Recall if you will,…

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    Sorry Romero, the “Zombie Genre” Has Gotten Flawed

    Over the past few weeks I have been becoming re-acquainted with my favorite zombie films. My personal un-holy trinity of “zead” flicks has to be the original Night of the Living Dead, the Zack Snyder remake of Dawn of the Dead and Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead. The three together showcase the simultaneous fun/fear factor of Zombie films, the advancements (and liberties taken) in the genre and they each have something for nearly every fan, both casual and die-hard. As much fun as the films are, I thought I’d bring to light some nagging problems I have with my guilty pleasure, namely signature elements of entire zombie movie genre itself. Recall if you will,…

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    New vs. Used – How Do You Buy Your Movies?

    As movie a self-proclaimed “movie fanatic”, I can tell you that I have been watching movies all my life. Along the way I’ve acquired up a library I’m pretty proud of that I believe reflects my tastes quite nicely, if I do say so myself. Now I’m not bragging but own a lot of DVD/BD titles. Yet it has been a long road to get where I am and it didn’t happen in one day I can tell you that. I would bet that anyone reading this far probably is in the same boat. But the question I want to ask today is “How did you acquire your beloved library?” Further, and…

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    5 (Hypothetical) Ways Studios Could Offset High Ticket Prices for Movie Goers…

    Sure seems like going to the movies these days almost requires one to take out a loan. While everyone, I figure, is now aware of the increase in 3D ticket prices we can safely say that all across the board, movie tickets and going to the theater just doesn’t cost what it used to. Further, what’s the drive to see something in cinemas when it’ll be out on-demand or to own in less than 90 days? So that got me thinking. Just how much money would be “too much money” to the average movie goer? And what could be done to keep people going to the theater instead of waiting for it…

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    G-S-T makes the 'IMDb Hit List' Again…Wow!

    Hello World, Marc Here: When we started Go, See,Talk! we loved writing about the things we loved writing about: namely movies. While I try to keep my self from being a self-promoter, something happened that I just had to tell you all about. Last December, our post “Does Nostalgia Make a Movie Better Than It Is?” was featured on the IMDb Hit List. While it was amazingly flattering to be featured on their site, I never thought it would happen again. Well, it seems the fates (or just the guys running the site) thought G-S-T had something else to offer the world and so today they are featuring another post I wrote called…

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    G-S-T makes the ‘IMDb Hit List’ Again…Wow!

    Hello World, Marc Here: When we started Go, See,Talk! we loved writing about the things we loved writing about: namely movies. While I try to keep my self from being a self-promoter, something happened that I just had to tell you all about. Last December, our post “Does Nostalgia Make a Movie Better Than It Is?” was featured on the IMDb Hit List. While it was amazingly flattering to be featured on their site, I never thought it would happen again. Well, it seems the fates (or just the guys running the site) thought G-S-T had something else to offer the world and so today they are featuring another post I wrote called…

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    Novel Adaptations: Or How I Stopped Worrying About Getting Everything On Screen…

    I just picked up Angels & Demons on Blu Ray yesterday and reminded me of my experience reading this fascinating page turner and then seeing the movie some months later.  The movie was a much better adaptation than The DaVinci Code, but it still left me wanting.  This post goes out to all the fans of the “novel” out there – I sympathize with your plight.  Just like both of  Dan Brown’s brilliant novels, there are countless cases where, for instance, movies based on books suffer the unavoidable fate of having their source material, namely key elements, omitted or worse changed and in the end the fans can be pretty…

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    Does ‘Nostalgia’ Make a Movie Better Than It Is?

    After seeing Blade Runner for the first time about 6 years ago, I have been wondering ever since “why the world is infatuated with Blade Runner?” I’ll admit it looks cool but I don’t think it’s that great a movie. Sure, it gets high points for style and imagery but the ending alone killed it for me. Such an interesting story and all that build up for what…an unimpressive ending that just ends like they couldn’t think of anything better. That’s my personal opinion but still I wonder, and more to the point of my post – Do people like it now just because they saw it as a kid?? Where…