• What's New On Blu?

    “What’s New on Blu?” – Week of 03/11/13

    Whether you rent or buy movies, Blu-ray offers the ultimate in sight and sound. Streaming is convenient, but if you plan on watching the movie more than once, you need Blu. So, What’s New On Blu? you ask. Well, good, bad or indifferent, Go,See,Talk offers up a trio of titles that are being released each week. Check out what’s hitting the shelves this Tuesday… ——————————————————————————————————————————— Based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, Life of Pi is a magical adventure story centering on Pi Patel, the precocious son of a zoo keeper. Dwellers in Pondicherry, India, the family decides to move to Canada, hitching a ride on a huge freighter.…

  • Editorials

    The Oscars: Post-Script

    Strange that days after this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, I feel like I have little to say about it. As it happens– as it usually does– there’s plenty to be said about the honors meted out to the slender sample size of 2012’s “best”, but dishing about the process is exhausting and nearly futile in the tidal wave of faux-analysis that invariably follows every Oscar presentation. (And actual, respectable analysis. Not all analyses are made equal.) That’s to say nothing of the baggage that we all bring to the AMPAS’s annual self-congratulatory shindig and the conflicting frustration and indifference many of us feel toward them; put another way, it’s hard…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    The 85th Annual Academy Awards – Full Winners List

    Last night, the 85th Annual Academy Awards ceremony went off without a hitch and aside from some real shockers (like Ang Lee beating out Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino winning for best screenplay) it was an immensely delightful few hours. Despite what some think about Seth MacFarlane he really brought some life to the evening replete with some crass but still witty jokes, classic zingers, sock puppets as well as song and dance numbers that just made you smile. Like him or not we, and the crowd at the BigFanBoy/GoSeeTalk Oscar screening at The Angelika Film Center Dallas, thought he was a treat. But he was only the first in a…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    The Hollywood Reporter's Roundtable Series: Directors

    Every year, just before Oscar season kicks into gear, The Hollywood Reporter holds their insightful series of hour-long roundtables. Last week THR released their session with the leading ladies expected to make waves this year and now the Directors are having their cordial chat round the table. This year’s crop is quite impressive and the 6 personalities are as entertaining and insightful as the are varied. As usual it’s 60 minutes so don’t let me keep you any longer. Plug in some headphones and fire this bad boy up… Ang Lee (Life of Pi), David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook), Ben Affleck (Argo), Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained), Gus Van Sant (Promised Land), and Tom Hooper (Les Miserables) all give some great answers to…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Informative Hour Long Filmmaking Master Class with Ang Lee

    From the tweets and posts and finally the glowing review of Ang Lee‘s latest film, it should be clear that we at GoSeeTalk loved Life of Pi (check out our review here). The adaptation of the popular Yann Martel novel is a shining example of why we go to cinemas in the first place and is a reminder of what film/cinema is, can and should be. While I won’t get into much more lengthy praise here, I instead turn you to this video below where Lee discusses the process of making the visual/narrative benchmark that is Life of Pi. It’s a landmark film that really pushes storytelling to new heights and amazing to hear him…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T Review…Life of Pi

    Editor’s note: GoSeeTalk is trying something new with this review of Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. Since there’s so much to enjoy Marc and Bill split up the review to focus on its two greatest strengths. Bill addresses the narrative structure/success of Life of Pi while Marc tackles praising its technical/visual achievements.  In Ang Lee’s latest film Life of Pi, an impressive adaptation of Yann Martel’s popular novel of the same name, a young man, Pi (Suraj Sharma), who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor…a fearsome Bengal tiger. Though the premise of Life of Pi might…

  • The CineMagic 8-Ball

    “The CineMagic 8-Ball” – In Theaters 11/21/12

    The week of Thanksgiving is a special time every year and not just because of the Black Friday deals or spending time with family.  Some of the best movies of the year are released and they are released two days early; on Wednesday.  So this week we are releasing a special Cinemagic 8-ball post a day early to let you know what incredible films are hitting theaters today.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone… ——————————————————————————————————————————————- RED DAWN A city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky – shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Ohhh, Look…Ang Lee Talks Technical Marvels In 'Life of Pi'

    The year is quickly wrapping up and one of the many anticipated films gracing theaters this Fall/Winter is Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. At one time the film, an adaptation of Yann Maretel‘s novel of the same name, was thought to be unfilmmable. Well it just goes to show that when an experienced and visionary director gets their hands on a projects (and this time with lots of help from an equally talented effects team) nothing is impossible. Basically, you can lock in your Oscar picks now. Life of Pi is going home with a boatload of golden statues next February…well, as long Lincoln and Argo don’t sweep the awards…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Actor Suraj Sharma Shares His Experiences Working On Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi'

    For those who don’t know much about the upcoming Ang Lee film Life of Pi (or the Yann Martel novel that inspired it), it’s the kind of theater going experience that words just can’t describe. Sure there’s a synopsis, and that’s what the film is about. But what the film is…that’s something else entirely and left entirely up to the viewer to decide. Last week this one of a kind film was opened the New York Film Festival and first time actor Suraj Sharma (who gives an truly amazing and riveting performance) spoke at the Q&A following the premier. Here’s what he had to say about his experience and journey making this one of a…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet Trailer…'Life of Pi'

    I have no opinion whatsoever on Life of Pi, the novel by French Canadian author Yann Martel; I haven’t read it in the decade-and-change since its 2001 publication. But that might change with the release of the trailer for Ang Lee’s upcoming adaptation of the book. Quick reaction– it looks absolutely gorgeous. Have a look below: Breathtaking visuals aren’t anything new to Lee’s cinema– he brings his brand of ocular magic to every film he shoots, if you ask me– but some of the images in here are pretty startling even coming from him. Watching the footage, there are a number of shots here that evoke urgency, wonder, fear, and awe,…