G-S-T Review…This Is 40

Judd Apatow’s This Is 40 puts a hysterical spin on the fact that everyone gets old. In fact, the comedy is so refreshing that it must have taken a lesson or two from his 2009 film Funny People; if you’re gonna make a movie with somewhat depressing subject matter, put some humor in it (especially if the […]

The Hollywood Reporter’s Roundtable Series: Writers

The Hollywood Reporter‘s hour long roundtable series never fails to assemble a diverse group of talented filmmakers. These sessions allow the featured parties time to talk about their craft and share experiences/stories with one another in addition to answering a wide range of questions. The result is one fascinating discussion after another. Last week we featured their Directors […]

G-S-T Review…The Five-Year Engagement

By now a Judd Apatow comedy comes with a certain condemnation: they are far too long. That isn’t to say that his films, and the numerous ones he produces, aren’t funny. That’s a knock on the narrative and how it can get long in the tooth, especially in the middle as an important storyline transition […]

G-S-T Review…Get Him to the Greek

In this loose “follow-up” to Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek focuses on wild and eccentric Brit rocker Aldous Snow. Weird thing is, although the movie hints at being a continuation of the prior movie (including a cute TV commercial of “Sarah Marshall’s” newest prime-time show) Jonah Hill doesn’t play the infatuated Aldous/Infant Sorrow fan he […]

G-S-T Top 10 – Favorite High School/College Films

Let me just say that you’re not going to find any classic John Hughes movies here. I tried to stay away from that simply because John Hughes movies should have their own category. Also the American Pie films will not be found either as I think they really are too exaggerated and therefore stupid so […]