G-S-T Review…Kingsman: The Secret Service

When it comes to Matthew Vaughn, high energy director of Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Layer Cake and Stardust, the man is a genre unto himself. That said, his latest effort, Kingsmen: The Secret Service, is all out excitement, a sly comedy and self-aware nod to the vintage spy thrillers. It is also Vaughn’s third foray into […]

Interview…Film Composer Ilan Eshkeri on the Emotional Depth and Makeshift Magnificence of ‘Black Sea’

Kevin Macdonald‘s Black Sea, which hits U.S. theaters this week, features top-notch acting and, like the submarine, is air-tight, but music is also another highly effective component to the thrilling story. In addition to pulse-pounding sounds and pensive themes, British composer Ilan Eshkeri also adds a thick layer of humanity to the story about about […]

G-S-T Holiday Trailer Round-Up

Aside from #Turkey and #BlackFriday, the interwebs were a blaze this holiday weekend with an equally searched for and buzzed about search: the official Star Wars Ep. VII teaser. Sure, you could see all 88 glorious seconds in a handful of theaters around the country, but it really got a fire strom of attention when […]

G-S-T Review…X-Men: Days of Future Past

In the years since Bryan Singer left the Marvel universe, the iconic X-Men faced a trio of cinematic duds. But following on the heels of the successful X-Men: First Class the franchise is now back on track and looks to stay that way especially with Singer back at the helm for the foreseeable future. Taking […]

G-S-T Top 10 – Scenes I Could Watch Over and Over and Over (Part II)

Since I had so much fun with our last post about a number of scenes I could watch on never ending repeat, her are 10 more I find equally pleasing. Note: As is the case with most videos on You Tube there is a wide range in both quality and legitimacy to these clips. In other cases, a specific […]

G-S-T Review…X-Men: First Class

Going into yet another X-Men film would make even the most die hard fan weary. I mean, after the last two strike outs this seemed like the last at bat for The Uncanny. But dear friends, in this stylized throwback Singer wound up, hurled one over the plate and Vaughn knocked that grapefruit back, waaay back and […]

Sweet (International) Trailer…'X-Men: First Class'

Hello World, Marc Here: I don’t know about you but X-Men: First Class just looks better and better with everything that gets released. Maybe it was the red herring in the form of the lousy looking cast photo (which was really more of a concept than anything else) that made people doubt it initially. Good […]

Sweet Teaser…'X-Men: First Class'

Yesterday we saw this mesmerizingly bold new X-Men emblem (below) and today we have the first official trailer. Quite uncanny, wouldn’t you say? Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. Well this is more of a teaser than anything else but still more than an announcement. Funny how there are so many categories for something as brief […]

Ohhh, Look…'X-Men: First Class' Official Photos

Yesterday the web was a buzz over the casting of Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. While it wasn’t anything that great (I think Hardy is awesome but not impresses with Hathaway) the other comic related bit was this suspicious X-Men photo: Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggert), January Jones […]

G-S-T Review…Kick-Ass

Not being very familiar with Kick-Ass, I was excited because of how the trailers looked and felt, but more importantly, the fact that this is directed by long time Guy Ritchie collaborator, Matthew Vaughn. So, knowing little to nothing about the “source material” I walked into the theater hoping for a ride as sweet as Red […]