Contest: Win A Copy Of The Bang Bang Club On Blu-ray From Entertainment One

Posted in: Contests by Gino Sassani on August 22nd, 2011

Gino Sassani

Gino Sassani is a member of the Southeastern Film Critic's Association (SEFCA). He is a film and television critic based in Tampa, Florida. He's also the Senior Editor here at Upcomingdiscs. Gino started reviewing films in the early 1990's as a segment of his local television show Focus. He's an award-winning recording artist for Omega Records. Gino is currently working on his 8th album Merchants & Mercenaries. Gino took over Upcomingdiscs Dec 1, 2008. He works out of a home theater he calls The Reel World. Favorite films: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Body Snatcher (Val Lewton film with Karloff and Lugosi, not the pod people film), Unforgiven, Gladiator, The Lion King, Jaws, Son Of Frankenstein, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, and Monsters, Inc.


  1. Lori
    08/23/2011 @ 3:59 pm

    Many years ago I took a picture of a ‘stretcher race’ (teams of people in costume carrying one of their ranks on a stretcher from station to station, guzzling beer at each stop). The combination of blurry photo from my instamatic camera, cigarette smoke from the person in front of me, fading daylight and all the people in crazy costumes made for a truly memorable and ‘other-worldly’ photo. Definitely my coolest photo ever!

  2. Gary
    08/23/2011 @ 4:46 pm

    I like the one that I took at the 1978 Long Beach Grand Prix race. Mario Andretti’s car is a blur in the background and in the foreground is a sign that says “No Skateboarding”.

  3. Connie Lewis
    08/23/2011 @ 5:10 pm

    Once I went to a Leaf game and got a picture of Mike Palmateer playing. He was my hero.

  4. judee
    08/23/2011 @ 7:30 pm

    A bald eagle flying in the sky right over my head.

  5. Garnet L
    08/24/2011 @ 9:09 am

    A Macro shot of a Bee gathering honey from a large flower

  6. Sammi
    08/24/2011 @ 4:35 pm

    London Bridge – it looked fantastic

  7. steve wilson
    08/24/2011 @ 8:17 pm

    The coolest picture – both literally and figuratively – was of the Hubbard Glacier calving on a cold October morning. The picture was taken from the deck of a cruise ship with its engines turned off so that the sound of the falling ice was like explosions in the silence of the bay.

  8. Tammy W
    08/24/2011 @ 10:59 pm

    A picture of a young howling monkey eating berries in costa rica. The shot is within 3 feet and he was totally unconcerned I was watching him.

  9. davek
    08/25/2011 @ 1:40 pm

    I found it very compelling and an engaging film about a team of photographers who risked their lives to get the photo’s they need. For their work in South Africa covering the black v black conflict and the role of the South African government in the conflict. Just my opinion.

  10. Justin W.
    08/25/2011 @ 2:44 pm

    I took a picture of my 5 year old son, doing an impression of me. To me, that photo is priceless.

  11. Denise
    08/25/2011 @ 3:34 pm

    DH & I went to the Atlantis shuttle launch in July of this year, and May of last year. We both got several photos of the launch. None of them really came out that well. But you asked for my coolest photo, not my best 😉

  12. Daniel M
    08/25/2011 @ 10:15 pm

    our entire extended family across our entire back yard, over 100 people

  13. Jonathan Davis
    08/26/2011 @ 3:37 pm

    I like the picutre I took at Evita Peron’s grave in Argentina.

  14. Sarah Davis
    08/26/2011 @ 3:38 pm

    I took a photo of my son standing beside a peacock with its wings spread wide, pretty cool.

  15. Tonya
    08/27/2011 @ 4:50 pm

    took a picture of a beautiful sunset – it turned out awesome!

  16. Jim Morton
    08/28/2011 @ 12:26 pm

    taking a picture of the winner of my first live nascar race at the start/finish line

  17. Jacob LaFountaine
    08/28/2011 @ 6:49 pm

    A cat staring at me with its tongue hanging out

  18. jason
    08/31/2011 @ 7:40 am

    I went to Iceland about 10 years ago. The buddy of mine got on my nerves, so I took a trip up to the North Coast bymyself. As the sun was going down, I was at the harbour and took a awesome picture in black and white of a pedestrian bridge over an inlet reflecting off the water with a mountain in the background.

  19. Peter
    08/31/2011 @ 8:56 pm

    I took a great photo of a minor league hockey goalie making a sliding save in Hershey, PA years ago.

  20. Jacquie Hess
    08/31/2011 @ 11:10 pm

    My best pic is of a storm cloud taken from my dining room window.

  21. Ben Susser
    09/02/2011 @ 7:06 pm

    My infant daughter in a patch of tulips. Amazingly, the camera captured the look of sheer pleasure that she had in seeing all of the colorful flowers.

  22. Angie Andrews
    09/08/2011 @ 9:54 am

    my son in motion…..on photo you could see right through him

  23. Jimmy Hughes
    09/09/2011 @ 8:51 pm

    Hope this doesn’t sound like a cop out (especially after reading all the great stories above) but it is the most honest answer I can give.

    I don’t recall taking many photos but I took a trip once where I did take a bunch of photos. Traveled all around the area and off the typical sections trying to find unique things to capture. I was actually pleased with what I was doing (never done that before.. or since), had a fun time, and was really looking forward to seeing how everything came out. I even took the film to develop at a more hands on type of place rather than something cheap and quick.

    It turned out the film was loaded backwards so everything was lost. There wasn’t one viewable picture in the roll.

  24. Laura DeLuca
    09/12/2011 @ 9:13 pm

    the one picture I have of all three kids smiling

  25. Gary Baker
    09/15/2011 @ 6:54 pm

    a pix a Disney World’s All Star Resorts. First picture with a brand new camera, turned out to be the best I ever took.

  26. lisa
    09/18/2011 @ 12:38 pm

    I took a nifty picture from the second floor of a restaurant in London England. We were sitting by a window with colourful flowers and a wooden railing and looking down at all the stuff below. It was pretty cool.

  27. Kelly
    09/21/2011 @ 5:16 pm

    We won a trip to the stanley cup with lanny Mcdonald…our 3 kids put on lanny mustaches and they did a pic will be our christmas card this year !!

  28. Cheryl
    09/23/2011 @ 4:11 am

    A great pic of my grandaughters baking up a storm!

  29. Ron Miller
    09/24/2011 @ 8:59 pm

    a double rainbow in Hawaii from offshore on a catamaran

  30. Erika
    09/24/2011 @ 11:51 pm

    When I was in the South of India in Kerela, there was a gorgeous orange sunset by the water. I still haven’t seen anything like it! I took a picture just with an average camera but it still turned out fabulous!

  31. David M.
    09/25/2011 @ 1:55 am

    I took a picture of the eyes of a buffalo from two feet away as we passed it.

  32. Nancy
    09/25/2011 @ 10:37 pm

    Two photos superimposed: one of a face and one of the ocean. It had the impression of someone looking down at what was happening on earth.