• Composer Series,  Interviews,  Movies/Entertainment

    Interview…Composer Miles Hankins on the Musical Backdrop to ‘Long Shot’

    Award-winning composer Miles Hankins boasts a diverse body of work spanning the entertainment industry. He most recently co-composed Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron’s romantic comedy, Long Shot with Marco Beltrami. Additionally, Miles received a Sports Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music Direction on the HBO documentary series Being Serena and was recently honored at the awards ceremony in New York. As an exceptionally creative independent composer, Miles has collaborated with Beltrami on several critically-acclaimed scores including A Quiet Place, which received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score, Marvel’s Fantastic Four, Sony’s The Shallows, and Columbia Pictures’ The Night Before. In addition to film, Miles scored CBS’s primetime series, 3…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T Review…All the Boys Love Mandy Lane

    Where would Jonathan Levine be today if the Weinsteins had actually released All the Boys Love Mandy Lane in 2007? Few indie, D.I.Y. slashers have a history that’s quite so storied as this one’s; Levine started work on the project in 2003, completed it and sold it to Bob and Harvey in 2006, and then went on to make a name for himself with The Wackness in 2008 while Mandy Lane languished in obscurity. (And that’s just the short version of events.) If you’re wondering why a play on “kids go to isolated wilderness, kids get dead” exploitation wound up sitting on a shelf for nearly seven years, chalk it…

  • Editorials

    'Warm Bodies' and the 'Twilight' Factor

    We’ve passed the point where adapting young adult novels has become a simple trend in cinema, so pointing out the increase in proliferation of YA movie adaptations since 2008 is something of a pointless exercise. Of course YA has won its own cinematic categorization and earned the boon of increased cultural prominence; the success of Twilight alone justifies its ascendance, which started as a slow burn before recently erupting with a massive slate of releases for 2013 (notably: Beautiful Creatures, The Mortal Instruments, The Host, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Percy Jackson & the Sea of Monsters) and beyond (Vampire Academy, The Night Circus, Matched, and of course further installments in…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T Review…Warm Bodies

    Ah, young love. It’s a tale as old as time and no matter how far we come as a society will remain one of life’s greatest complexities. The uncertainty of affectionate advances, the confidence it takes to even talk to a member of the opposite sex, etc. etc. In Warm Bodies, the adaptation of Isaac Marion’s popular YA novel, Jonathan Levine takes us through the trials and tribulations of amorous adolescents we’ve seen countless times before but with one small detail thrown in to further complicate matters – a zombie apocalypse. Levine delivers this young adult yarn that is just bursting with originality. It’s a witty, genre-bending story, and a coming of age…

  • Interviews,  Movies/Entertainment

    Interview…’Warm Bodies’ Stars Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer

    Nicholas Hoult (About A Boy, X-Men: First Class) and Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four) star in Jonathan Levine‘s latest film, a hysterical and heart-warming story about young love…and zombies. Warm Bodies is the feature film adaptation of the novel of the same name from Isaac Marion and it’s a wonderfully inventive and original take on traditional zombie films. Moreover it puts such a clever spin on the mythology that it succeeds in making a ludicrous concept into something delightful, endearing and a bit of a paradigm shift. GoSeeTalk sat with the two stars to talk about their experiences making a Zombie love story that is as fun and witty as it is self-aware. Read through the highlights of our…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Definitely Dead: Summit Shows Off the First Four Minutes of 'Warm Bodies'

    More than a few of us have likely wondered at one point or another what goes through a zombie’s head on a daily basis. Do they remember who they were? Can they conjure up any thoughts on what life used to be like before, well, death? Is their only concern finding their next meal? Back in 2011, Isaac Marion sought to answer this question with his YA novel, Warm Bodies, and this coming February Jonathan Levine will follow up the success of 50/50 with an adaptation of Marion’s book. If you’re like me, you’re excited for this and you’re not embarrassed in the slightest; the story is very clearly a descendant of Twilight, but…