The Televerse #70- Best and Worst of 2012

The Televerse #70- Best and Worst of 2012

On last week’s podcast, we talked about the Top 10 TV Series of 2012. This week, we discuss just about every other category you can think of. From more expected ones like Best Performance or Best Pilot to the more obscure Best Dance Sequence and Favorite “F*ck Yeah!” Moment, we break down the year in TV, both the good and the bad. The music used in this episode is taken from various TV moments throughout the year, including our picks for Best Original Song (errata: “If I Didn’t Know Better” from Nashville is not in fact an original song. It… Read more

‘Django’ Image Gallery

‘Django’ Image Gallery

quote by=”Synopsis:”]A coffin-dragging gunslinger enters a town caught between two feuding factions, the KKK and a gang of Mexican Bandits. That man is Django, and he is caught up in a struggle against both parties[/quote]

2012 in Review: Personal Narratives and the Best Films Seen

2012 in Review: Personal Narratives and the Best Films Seen

Cinema, like most arts, exists beyond time and space. They are a medium of transportation, and for most of us, our only opportunity to fulfil our deepest desires and confront our darkest fears. That’s why it seems unfair to look back on a year in film and focus only on new releases. Our year end obsession with best of lists extends far beyond our desire to compartmentalize cinema into qualitative categories, but reflects an innate desire to understand and communicate with the world. We look at the list of our favourite critics to better understand who they are, and make our own… Read more

Happy New Year from all of us here at Sound on Sight

Happy New Year from all of us here at Sound on Sight

Here on Sound on Sight, all our efforts to bring top-notch pop culture content would be for naught if there was nobody on the receiving end. Thus, we are grateful for our viewers, both old and new, who have come across our work, and continue to rely on us to provide quality news, reviews, and articles. Without you, we would likely have become simply another brick in the internet wall, and we hope our audience has a memorable New Year’s, and a fantastic 2013. Here’s what you can expect from the site in the coming months; – The focus on January will… Read more

Sunday Shorts: ‘Doppelganger’, starring Timothy Olyphant

Sunday Shorts: ‘Doppelganger’, starring Timothy Olyphant

Today’s film is the 2001 short Doppelganger. The film is written by Burn Notice staff writer Michael Horowitz, who also co-directs with Gareth Smith, and stars Timothy Olyphant. Olyphant, who has been on shows such as Deadwood and Damages, can currently be seen on the FX show Justified, playing Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens. The fourth season of the show begins on January 8th. ****

We Live In A 3-d World – Or Do We?

We Live In A 3-d World – Or Do We?

“We live in a three-dimensional world,” James Cameron admonished Hollywood a few weeks ago on the opening of Life of Pi. Calling Ang Lee’s film some of the best use of 3-D since his own Avatar (2009), Cameron was trying to push the movie industry – as he has been for some time – toward a more full-bore commitment to 3-D filmmaking. The approximately 40 3-D titles slated for release in 2013, evidently, still represents only a chicken-hearted effort in Cameron’s eyes. What Cameron has been hoping for with Pi is that the movie shows 3-D to be more than… Read more

Incredible Fan-Made Poster Art for ‘Django Unchained’

Incredible Fan-Made Poster Art for ‘Django Unchained’

As he did with Inglourious Basterds, Tarantino revisits history in Django Unchained, only this time through the filter of seventies pulp B-movies and sixties westerns. Django Unchained is yet another success for the writer-director and as expected, his film as inspired several artists to design fan made posters as tribute. In my opinion, these posters are far better than what Miramax produced and really do harken back to the look of Spaghetti Westerns of the past, such as the original Django and The Mercenary. Here are just some of the great posters found online. Head over to the official Django… Read more

5 Broken Cameras is a Found Footage Horror Documentary

5 Broken Cameras is a Found Footage Horror Documentary

5 Broken Cameras Written by Guy Davidi Directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi 2011, Occupied Palestinian Territory/Israel/France/Netherlands, imdb, RIDM I walked into the RIDM screening for 5 Broken Cameras with trepidations and I walked out with questions: trepidations about the subject of the documentary and the way that it was filmed; questions about human nature and our capacity for casual cruelty. 5 Broken Cameras is a point of view documentary based on footage shot by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat over a six year period beginning in 2005, documenting his life in the village of Bil’in and the village’s non-violent protest over… Read more

Shaw Bros. Sat. ‘Killers Five’ is not perfect, but does the small things right

Shaw Bros. Sat. ‘Killers Five’ is not perfect, but does the small things right

  Killers Five (also known as Killers 5) Directed by Ching Gong Written by Sung Hoi-Leng Ching Gong Hong Kong, 1969 The easiest thing to highlight when reviewing these Shaw Brothers films is the action. Then might come the recognizable names of the actors who typically play their parts with the requisite gusto. Costumes, weapons and set design arrive in third and then story. Story is the one element of these pictures which is not always the easiest to remember. The rules and logic of the world the characters inhabit are often played fast and loose, with the emphasis being… Read more

25 Great Film Shots Seen for the First time in 2012

25 Great Film Shots Seen for the First time in 2012

On the other side of my content filled posts for Sound on Sight, I manage a semi-popular Tumblr blog called Obscure and Offbeat Cinema. There is virtually no written content and the vast majority of what I present are screenshots taken from films that I’m watching or planning to watch. Though a popular film will sneak in now and then, the focus remains on films that are off the beaten path. With over 3000 images posted in 2012, I thought it would be interesting to single out my favourite shots seen for the first time this year and share them… Read more

Saturday Shorts: ‘Partly Cloudy’, by Pixar Studios

Saturday Shorts: ‘Partly Cloudy’, by Pixar Studios

Today’s film is the 2009 short Partly Cloudy. The film, which is animated, is created by Pixar Animation Studios, and is directed by Peter Sohn, with music from Michael Giacchino. Pixar has been responsible for some of the most well-received movies of the past decade, including Up, Toy Story 3, and WALL-E. Their  last feature, Brave, hit theatres in the summer of 2012, and the summer of 2013 will see the release of Monsters University from the studio, a prequel to the 2001 feature Monsters Inc. ****

The Televerse #70- Best and Worst of 2012 (mp3)

The Televerse #70- Best and Worst of 2012 (mp3)

On last week’s podcast, we talked about the Top 10 TV Series of 2012. This week, we discuss just about every other category you can think of. From more expected ones like Best Performance or Best Pilot to the more obscure Best Dance Sequence and Favorite “F*ck Yeah!” Moment, we break down the year in TV, both the good and the bad. The music used in this episode is taken from various TV moments throughout the year, including our picks for Best Original Song (errata: “If I Didn’t Know Better” from Nashville is not in fact an original song. It… Read more

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