Posts by Steve Sarmento

Creativity

Whether you’re a creative person, or someone who cringes at the thought of art, you’re going to find something to enjoy about this month’s three of a kind.

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Who Are You?

This month we get to meet Truman, Teddy, and Rhoda, three people who, to put it simply, have issues they need to deal with. You may think you know yourself and what you are or aren’t capable of, but you’re probably wrong.

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Ambition

This month’s three of a kind takes on music, magic, and a great meal. Amadeus, The Prestige, and Big Night are three films that explore characters with a single-minded focus that drives them toward success but at a tremendous cost. Ambition, tenacity, and a spirit that never gives up can be the keys to success, but what happens if that energy is misguided or directed toward a selfish goal?

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Guardians

The three family action films, Legend of the Guardians, Rise of the Guardians, and Guardians of the Galaxy, aren’t just for kids. These movies give parents the opportunity to discuss the difference between heroes and guardians and how even the most ordinary can make a difference for someone else.

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The Great Teen Movie

This week on Three of a Kind, Steve Sarmento ties together three films with a common thread, and takes us on a trip back to high school.

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Fury: A Tale of Hawks and Doves in World War II

I love Flickchart.com (Who doesn’t love Flickchart?) One of the fun side project hobby things I’ve been doing since I was invited to join the Gang of Thugs is reviewing old The Next Reel podcasts and viewing the subject movies when/if I haven’t seen them. I’ve been doing it because I like the show and I like…

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Ain’t That A Kick(Start) To The Head

This week we finally got the first trailer for Wish I Was Here, Zach Braff’s follow-up to 2004’s Garden State. What was the reason for the decade span between films? According to Braff, it was a matter of creative control and financing. After the success of the Veronica Mars film kickstarter, Braff turned to his…

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Best Seat In The House

Pete Wright has often stated that for some movies he paid for the whole seat but only used the edge. While some may say that a fool and his money are soon parted, would you pay extra to be able to pick your seat? Whenever I enter a theater I have a specific section that…

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But can he direct?

In episode 115, Pete and Andy briefly talk about Wally Pfisters’ directorial debut during their weekly trailer picks. In their discussion Andy stated that often when a director of photography steps into the role of the director that the results can be “not a very good movie”. He cites Barry Sonnefeld as an example of…

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An image is worth thousands of frames

One of the joys of Flickchart is seeing the array of movie posters for a film. Every film fan has a favorite movie poster. It may not be their favorite film, but it’s an image that for them captures the essence of the film or perfectly summarizes their memory of experiencing that story. When I…

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