• Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet (Teaser) Trailer…Alejandro Iñárritu’s ‘Birdman’

    OK, stop what you’re doing. There’s a new Michael Keaton movie on the horizon….and to those of you skimming the title and body of this post too fast, no, he’s not taking up a new cape and kicking crime’s ass (we wish). But he is however starring in the latest from Alejandro Innaritu. In a premise so crazy it might just work fantastically (again, we hope) Michael Keaton is, in fact playing a has-been actor who played a superhero earlier in his career and now seeks so reclaim his former glory in this dark and slightly trippy looking comedy. [Disclaimer: this is in no way autobiographical] This week we’ve seen…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T Review…Diana

    As a young lad, my measure of acquaintance with Diana, Princess of Wales started and stopped with the following details: she was British, beautiful, and a hair’s breadth from sainthood. Her death in 1997 meant little to me as a sheltered American boy, and only signified that the people I saw on television weren’t immune to harm or free from danger. The vulturous ethics of the paparazzi culture that was so thoroughly alien to my thirteen year old self, of course, has become much more familiar to me since, so today, at the very least, I can appreciate the cultural significance of her demise more than a decade and a…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T Review…The Impossible

    There’s a line spoken to a young boy in the middle of Juan Antonio Bayona’s film The Impossible that brings a lot of gravity to the events he and his family are currently experiencing. It really captures the theme of the story and comes in a scene where one of Ewan McGregor’s sons talks to a woman as they discuss the stars in the nighttime sky. He’s fond of star gazing (as evidenced by the gift of a new telescope he received for Christmas at the beginning of the film) and in their conversation the woman tells him that some of the stars he’s looking at have been dead for a long…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet (Red Band) Trailer…'Movie 43'

    What is this? The ABC’s of Comedy? Well for 4 years now a little project called Movie 43 has been in production and this is the first taste of the off-the-wall humor we can expect. The ensemble comedy boasts a plethora of major league talents and directors doing what they do best; make us laugh. But this isn’t your father’s late night/gross out comedy movie, these guys are really going for it. Kind of hits you by surprise seeing the caliber of talent going to such raunchy levels of comedy but still funny as hell. Wow…just how many stars can you cram into a film like this?? Well have a…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T Review…Dream House

    At first glance the names Craig, Weisz, Watts and Sheridan look great on a poster and together could help make a solid film. But even a roster like that can contribute to something terrible. In short Dream House is constantly plagued by components that seem beyond amateur; shoddy editing, thin story, poor dialog, etc. Then there’s other things that don’t help any. As a film fan my attention to detail tends to get the better of me and certain things just take me out of the story. Scenes that are supposedly shot in the Winter and yet there’s no breath coming out of anyone’s mouth. It’s minor mind you but it’s made all the…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Off the Shelf

    Off the Shelf…'I Heart Huckabees'

    I Heart Huckabees is a odd-ball movie to say the least. With scenes that end just as abruptly as they begin the film is filled with heavy off-kilter humor. Simply stated, the comedy here is both unexpectedly subtle and rampantly uproarious. Certain scenes just amaze you as they were so off the wall that actually worked and mostly because you didn’t see it coming. Admittedly, it may be too out there and I agree it’s not for everyone. It is slow at times but Huckabees is still a film you can be happy to have seen just because the characters are so damn funny.

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Off the Shelf

    Off the Shelf…’I Heart Huckabees’

    I Heart Huckabees is a odd-ball movie to say the least. With scenes that end just as abruptly as they begin the film is filled with heavy off-kilter humor. Simply stated, the comedy here is both unexpectedly subtle and rampantly uproarious. Certain scenes just amaze you as they were so off the wall that actually worked and mostly because you didn’t see it coming. Admittedly, it may be too out there and I agree it’s not for everyone. It is slow at times but Huckabees is still a film you can be happy to have seen just because the characters are so damn funny.