Video of the Week: The Sound of Gravity

Video of the Week: The Sound of Gravity

“Gravity” is being heralded for the technology used in its visuals, but that’s only half of it, so much of the experience was its unique sound design and surround mix. Without its amazing and unique sound, I don’t think Gravity would have been as immersive of an experience.

We’ve posted content from the Soundworks Collection before, this one is an interview with “Gravity” Director Alfonso Cuarón and genius Re-recording Mixer Skip Lievsay. Enjoy!

SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of Gravity from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Film Review: Gravity

Film Review: Gravity

Gravity opens in theaters everywhere today, October 4. Check GoWatchIt for showtimes.

Alfonso Cuarón is a director for your inner film nerd. His filmography is all over the place with exceptional quality across the board. Not only did he turn in the amazing and sexually charged Y Tu Mamá También, but made audiences weep with the timeless A Little Princess (seriously, so many tears). Not to mention throwing in a modern retelling of Great Expectations and the finest installment of the Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, you know, when things really started to get dark. So it was with great frustration that we have been waiting since he hit his pinnacle of visual storytelling back in 2006 with Children of Men. This weekend he finally makes his return with Gravity, a film that could only come from Cuarón.

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Video of the Week: Gravity – “Detached”

Video of the Week: Gravity – “Detached”

The trailer for Alfonso Cuarón’s latest film “Gravity,” gives me chills every time I see its in IMAX. The concept of spinning off into space is absolutely frightening. Cuarón’s last film was the amazing “Children of Men,” which featured some of the most innovative camera work I’ve seen in modern cinema – I expect nothing less out of “Gravity.”

The short clip doesn’t reveal much more than what the trailer does, but, still is extremely chilling. The film stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, and hits theaters October 4, 2013.

Film Review: The Heat

Film Review: The Heat

“The Heat,” written by “Parks & Recreation” scribe Katie Dippold, and directed by “Bridesmaids” helmer Paul Feig, is a new “buddy cop” movie that updates the genre; I can’t think of a single other buddy cop movie that features two females in the principal roles. Both Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy bring strong comic timing, great physical comedy, and excellent chemistry, all of which prevent the film from being white noise in the sea of buddy cop tropes.

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DVD Review: The Proposal

DVD Review: The Proposal

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It’s not like you haven’t seen this one before.  Two people don’t get along, they’re forced together… Will they find love?  In Sandra Bullock’s movie, “The Proposal,” writer Pete Chiarelli shakes things up a little bit.  (But only a little bit.) [Read more…]

Bullock and Husband Hit by Drunk Driver

Bullock and Husband Hit by Drunk Driver

sandra-bullock.jpgNot quite our usual fare of news, but actress Sandra Bullkock and her husband were hit in a head-on collision by an alleged drunk driver in Gloucester, MA. The actress, in town for the film “The Proposal,” was ending her day Friday, and driving in an SUV. Bullock was with her husband Jesse James, her driver, and several dogs.

Her car was traveling around 15-20 miles per hour when they were struck by the drunk drivers Subaru. The driver, 64-year-old Lucile P. Gatchell was deservedly upset, and was seen being consoled by Bullock. Police said her blood alcohol level was .20, twice the legal limit. Gatchell was taken away in handcuffs, and Bullock and friends were taken home.

Lesson to be learned here, don’t drink and drive, and don’t hit Sandra Bullock, because your story will appear on everything from US Weekly to Lonelyreviewer.com