This was a late addition to my SIFF schedule and I'm glad I was able to check it out. "La Chispa de la Vida" aka "As Luck Would Have It" is part drama, part comedy, part social commentary, and part satire which can really be a deadly combination if not done well.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Since it was first announced that the classic board game "Battleship" would be turned in to a major motion picture, people wondered just what type of story could possibly be written to justify a full length feature film.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Fandango recently published some interviews featuring the three principle cast members of "The Dark Knight Rises". Each was very interesting and the actors gave some valuable insight on making the film and their thoughts on working with director Christopher Nolan.
I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this movie since I knew very little about it other than reading a brief synopsis and watching the trailer a few times. The use of time travel as a plot device in a small film like this was still very intriguing so I was certainly excited about the possibilities.
Also, there's the fact that this film was not only set in Washington, but the whole thing was filmed in and around the greater Seattle area which means you should go see it for no other reason than to support a locally produced movie. Oh, and its also really good.
With this year's festival fast approaching, people have been asking me what movies I will be seeing during SIFF and will there be any Two Oh Six events during the festival. Here are your answers, my friends!
Friday, May 25, 2012
This review features the first film that I watched during the 2012 Seattle International Film Festival and it turned out to be a great way to set the tone for what was still to come. Directed by Pen-Ek Ratanaruang and billed as a crime noir, "Headshot" tells the story of a man who literally has his world turned upside down.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
Its become pretty standard for Tim Burton to make a highly stylized film featuring dark and mysterious characters played by the likes of Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter so there should be a certain comfort level for audiences when viewing "Dark Shadows". I expected it to be quirky, dark, humorous, and a little off and for the most part that's about what I got, although more of one than I was actually hoping for.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
On Monday, May 14th at 7:30pm, there will be a special screening of "Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope" at the AMC Pacific Place 11 movie theater. This documentary film is being presented by A Random Walk Through Film through the Tugg movie event website.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Yes, you've seen Tony Jaa in movies like Ong Bak and The Protector and he has blown you away with his high flying and brutal Muy Thai martial arts abilities. Prachya Pinkaew, the same director that made Ong Bak, also gave audiences "Chocolate", starring the amazing JeeJa Yanin, which I believe is actually a far superior movie.
UYBC - Unofficial Yelp Bar Crawl
One Year Anniversary!
Capitol Hill - Friday, May 25th
Focusing on various neighborhoods in and around the city of Seattle, this monthly bar crawl series gives people an opportunity to see new places, visit favorite haunts, and hang out with an ever changing group of friends over the course of one fun-filled evening.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
"AntiHero" is an independent film directed by Joseph Weindl that was awarded Best Feature from the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival and also found its way in to both the Guam International Film Festival and Seattle's True Independent Film Festival.
It is a Sci-Fi, adventure, comedy filled with hilarious scenes that will have you laughing at how absurd, yet strangely familiar they are. Filmed on a budget of $8,000, the cast and crew get every penny's worth out of their effort to produce 84 minutes of entertainment you won't soon forget.
Labels: 2012 Movie Reviews
Friday, May 4, 2012
People have been waiting for this movie for years...decades even. The anticipation has been building ever since the first Iron Man movie came out and we first heard Samuel L Jackson as Sgt. Nick Fury say the words, "I'm here to talk to you about the Avenger initiative".
He wasn't just talking to Tony Stark in that post credits scene, he was talking to all of us. Now, after five movies featuring Earth's Mightiest Heroes on their own, Marvel Comics, Paramount Pictures, and writer/director Joss Whedon has given us...The Avengers.
Labels: 2012 Movie Reviews , Best of 2012 , Chris Evans , Chris Hemsworth , Clark Gregg , Cobie Smulders , Favorite Films , Gwyneth Paltrow , Harry Dean Stanton , Jeremy Renner , Joss Whedon , Mark Ruffalo , Maximiliano Hernández , Paul Bettany , Robert Downey Jr , Samuel L. Jackson , Scarlett Johansson , Stellan Skarsgård , Tom Hiddleston
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) is almost here so I figured it was time to give a little preview of what you can expect during this year's event. The entire lineup of features, shorts, and documentaries will be released on Thursday, May 3rd, but today I can give you a few examples of the movies you will not want to miss.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
This might just be the biggest trailer debut leading in to this year's crop of summer blockbusters. It will be playing in front of The Avengers beginning on May 4th and will give audiences an even better look at what is to come in the final chapter of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.
The Hot List
The Movie: Beauty and the Beast The Director: Bill Condon The Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Ewan...
The Movie: Moonlight The Director: Barry Jenkins The Cast: Mahershala Ali, Alex R. Hibbert, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris, Ashton Sand...
The Movie: Logan The Director: James Mangold The Cast: Hugh Jackman, Dafne Keen, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, El...
The Movie: Kedi The Director: Ceyda Torun The Cast: Sari, Bengü, Aslan Parçası, Psikopat, Deniz, Gamsiz, and Duman. The Story: A pr...
The Movie: Power Rangers The Director: Dean Israelite The Cast: Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, Becky G., Elizabet...