• Movies/Entertainment

    Pixar Family Favorites Returning To AMC THEATRES For Memorial Day Weekend

    With the summer movie season heating up, four popular Disney•Pixar movies are returning exclusively to AMC Theatres for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. From May 25 through May 28, Toy Story 3, Ratatouille, Up and WALL•E will be featured at AMC locations around the country. Theater goers will get a special treat for coming out to the cinema. Each film will be accompanied by a classic Pixar short film and an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming movie, Brave. Sounds good to me! “There are some great films coming out Memorial Day weekend but nothing specifically for families and young children,” said Sun Dee Larson, vice president of Film Marketing at AMC. “We’re…

  • Composer Series,  Dallas Symphony Orchestra,  Interviews,  Movies/Entertainment,  Video Interviews

    Exclusive: Video Interview…Film Composer Michael Giacchino

    To close out their Masters of Film Music series, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has invited Oscar-winning film composer Michael Giacchino (pronounced “Juh-keen-oh“) to conduct a retrospective concert from May 18th – 20th. The set list, which he’s calling Stories of Islands, Balloons and Space, will include a number of his most popular and well-loved themes/music including Lost, Up, Star Trek, Super 8 and Ratatoulie. While he’s garnered plenty of acclaim and accolades this will be one of the few time he’s ever conducted his work. But before he takes the stage for his 3 night engagement (the first time that an orchestra in the United States has performed a complete range of his work), he agreed to meet with G-S-T for an exclusive interview. Join…

  • Editorials,  Movies/Entertainment

    The 82nd Academy Awards: Na'vi for "Suck it, Cameron"

    Well boy was I very very impressed with the Oscars last night. While I’m not going to do a very thorough recap of the Oscar, I’ll simply say that they again were an amazing success. Following a similar path to the look and feel of last year’s show (hosted by master-classman Hugh Jackman), the 82nd Oscar ceremony went a slightly more funny route but still retained oodles of class.  That’s something that I believe has been missing in recent years and I’m glad to see the return to form. So while I’m not going to give the nominees, the winners and an entire dissertation of my thoughts, here’s a quick rundown of…

  • Editorials,  Movies/Entertainment

    The 82nd Academy Awards: Na’vi for “Suck it, Cameron”

    Well boy was I very very impressed with the Oscars last night. While I’m not going to do a very thorough recap of the Oscar, I’ll simply say that they again were an amazing success. Following a similar path to the look and feel of last year’s show (hosted by master-classman Hugh Jackman), the 82nd Oscar ceremony went a slightly more funny route but still retained oodles of class.  That’s something that I believe has been missing in recent years and I’m glad to see the return to form. So while I’m not going to give the nominees, the winners and an entire dissertation of my thoughts, here’s a quick rundown of…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Sweet Pixar short…'George and AJ'

    You know, some films just stick so deep with you that once the movie is over, you find yourself constantly thinking about it.  I have that happen to me from time to time and wondering “what happens next?” and other times I wonder what is happening tandem with the story (but off screen) and how the side characters are affected or just what they’re doing.  While I just adore Up (check out our review here), I never really thought beyond the story that much (save for what Russell’s mom thought of her son’s “new friends”) but those creative super geniuses at PIXAR sure did.  To answer some questions and expand the story,…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Sweet Pixar short…’George and AJ’

    You know, some films just stick so deep with you that once the movie is over, you find yourself constantly thinking about it.  I have that happen to me from time to time and wondering “what happens next?” and other times I wonder what is happening tandem with the story (but off screen) and how the side characters are affected or just what they’re doing.  While I just adore Up (check out our review here), I never really thought beyond the story that much (save for what Russell’s mom thought of her son’s “new friends”) but those creative super geniuses at PIXAR sure did.  To answer some questions and expand the story,…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T Review…Up

    PREMISE: Left moderately bitter, and ultimately alone, after his wife’s passing, Carl Fredricksen is now pressured to sell his house in the face of urban development, but he’s not moving one inch.  After a slight altercation with the contractors waiting outside his door, he’s being forced out of his home and into an assisted living facility for the elderly.  Just before he’s set to be taken away, he unleashes thousands of balloons (that he filled in the middle of the night) tied to his house and is now going to lift the house and take it with him to the one destination he and his late wife never got to go to. …