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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Byzantium (SIFF 2013) - Movie Review



Once upon a time, director Neil Jordan brought Anne Rice's Interview with a Vampire to movie screens and gave mainstream movie going audiences their first taste of a more modern vampire tale. Almost twenty years later, Mr. Jordan steps back into the same genre to direct Byzantium which is based on a play originally written by Moira Buffini.

100 Bloody Acres (SIFF 2013) - Movie Review



Every so often, a movie comes along that captures the world's attention and changes how movies are made forever. 100 Bloody Acres is not one of those movies. What you will get from this Australian independent film is a mixed bag of ingredients that includes humor, gore, scares, action, and even a little romance all of which might leave you a little soiled by the the time its all said and done.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

New Music Tuesday - June 25th


Welcome to "New Music Tuesday" brought to you by Kat from MusicStreetlight.com! This week's post features new music from Bass Drum Of Death, Bret Michaels, Rose Windows, India.Arie and a whole bunch of other new albums you will definitely want to check out. Kat breaks it all down, shows you a few videos, and basically makes you wonder how you ever got by without her fun and informative input.

World War Z - Movie Review


World War Z is loosely based on the wildly popular novel of the same name which was written by Max Brooks who just happens to be the son of famous director Mel Brooks. That little known fact doesn't really have anything to do with the movie, but I thought it was cool and worth mentioning so get over it. Brad Pitt isn't just the name you will see on the marquee, but he is also largely credited with getting this movie made as it has been a passion project of his for some time.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Marvel Studios Announces Avengers Release Schedule


Marvel Studios has been filling up the Hollywood release calendar as far ahead as 2016 and they have now confirmed a couple more dates for Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe which primarily features characters from The Avengers franchise.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Blue Umbrella (SIFF 2013) - Short Film Review



The Blue Umbrella is a short film from Disney's Pixar Studios that will be seen in front of Monsters University during its theatrical release.

If all Pixar ever did was put out short films, they would still be one of the most respected movie studios in the world. From Luxo, Jr and Geri's Game to BURN-E and La Luna, they have created such an amazing catalog of short films, it makes you wonder just how they keep doing it. If you were able to pose that question to anyone at Pixar, they would tell you that the story is what comes first over anything else and The Blue Umbrella is absolutely no exception.

Monsters University (SIFF 2013) - Movie Review



Disney and Pixar studios are back again with what they hope will be yet another box office hit with Monsters University which reunites Billy Crystal and John Goodman as everyone's favorite scary characters along with Helen Mirren, and Aubrey Plaza. Dan Scanlon takes his first stab at putting together an animated feature while teaming up with Monsters Inc and Cars writers Daniel Gerson and Robert L. Baird.

The Bling Ring (SIFF 2013) - Movie Review



Sofia Coppola's latest directorial effort is based on the inexplicably true story of a group of teenagers who decide its a good idea to break into celebrities houses and take their stuff. The Bling Ring stars Emma Watson, Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Taissa Farmiga, Leslie Mann, Claire Julien, and Paris Hilton's house.

Much Ado About Nothing (SIFF 2013) - Movie Review



If you ever find yourself wondering what Joss Whedon does in his spare time when he's not creating hit TV shows or being the mastermind behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe, here is your chance to check out one of the "other" things he has done lately. Much Ado About Nothing is a contemporary retelling, with original dialogue, of the classic Shakespeare comedy that features a host of "Whedonverse" family members like Clark Gregg, Amy Acker, and Nathan Fillion.

Robert Downey Jr Back for More Avengers


Marvel movie fans around the world can now breathe a collective sigh of relief as Mr. Robert Downey Jr has officially signed on to play Tony Stark aka Iron Man in both The Avengers 2 and The Avengers 3.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Pacific Rim Posters, Banners, and Trailers


Pacific Rim, in my humble opinion, is going to be the biggest movie of the summer and there is no shortage of marketing materials available to help drive home that point. We have gathered all of the major posters, banners, and a few trailers for your viewing pleasure.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Central Cinema Kickstarter Campaign

 

Attention movie lovers! Seattle's very own Central Cinema has created its very own Kickstarter campaign and we invite you to help them reach their funding goal! What is their goal, you ask? Well, let me tell you!

Monday, June 17, 2013

TwoOhSix Turns on the Music StreetLight


Today is a very special day indeed as we are welcoming our first ever "Official TwoOhSix.com Contributor" to the TwoOhSix.com family. Kat aka Tink from TinkSaysBoo.com and MusicStreetlight.com joins what will eventually become a very talented and diverse roster of local Seattleites who's sole purpose will be to become your number one source for movies, music, northwest culture, and local events.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Bling Ring Red Carpet - SIFF Closing Night Gala



On Sunday, June 9th, Katie Chang and Israel Broussard were on hand at the Cinerama Theater in downtown Seattle for a Q&A session following a screening of their movie, The Bling Ring at the Seattle International Film Festival. TwoOhSix.com was on hand to get photos of these two rising stars on the red carpet as they entered the theater.

Pacific Rim - IMAX or Cinerama?


For those of you that are trying to figure out exactly which movie theater will give you the most bang for your hard earned buck when you head out to see Pacific Rim in 3D featuring Idris Elba, I have put together some information that I hope will help you make the right choice.

Pacific Rim - Cinerama Premiere!




PACIFIC RIM - THURSDAY, JULY 11TH - 10:00PM

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Man of Steel - Review


Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, and Zack Snyder have combined forces to bring Superman back to the big screen with Henry Cavill putting on the cape this time around as the famous Man of Steel. Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, and Russell Crowe also star in what DC Comics hopes to be a rebirth of their most iconic superhero property.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Last I Heard (SIFF 2013) - Movie Review



Writer and director Dave Rodriguez has put together a movie that shows a different side of what its like to be a mob boss in the heart of New York. Last I Heard features a truly original story and includes a fine roster of acting talent that includes Paul Sorvino, Michael Rapaport, Chazz Palminteri, Johnny "Roast Beef" Williams and Renee Props.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

TwoOhSix Interviews (SIFF 2013) - "Last I Heard" Director Dave Rodriguez and Cast Members



Marc Morin of TwoOhSix.com interviews Last I Heard director Dave Rodriguez as well as cast members Renee Props, Andrea Nittoli, Andrea Nevado, Paul Ben-Victor, William DePaolo, and Mario Ruffo. This fine group of filmmakers was in Seattle for the world premiere of Last I Heard which took place on Saturday, June 8th at the SIFF Uptown Theater as part of the Seattle International Film Festival.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Twenty Feet from Stardom (SIFF 2013) - Centerpiece Gala



On Saturday, June 1st, the Seattle International Film Festival held its "Centerpiece Gala" at the Egyptian Theatre in Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle which featured a screening of Twenty Feet from Stardom. The event also included a Q&A session featuring director Morgan Neville and two of the film's subjects, singers Tata Vega and Merry Clayton.

Fateful Findings (SIFF 2013) - Movie Review



Fateful Findings is the brainchild of Neil Breen who wrote, produced, directed, acted in, catered, and did just about anything else you can think of to get this movie made. Taking the term "low budget feature" to a new extreme, this movie goes deep into the mind of an author who believes he is about to shock the world with his most recent discovery.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

V/H/S 2 (SIFF 2013) - Movie Review



VHS 2 is the follow up to the original film that became an instant cult classic and promises to be even scarier than its predecessor. The first VHS movie created a new twist on the found footage sub genre of horror movies by compiling several short films into one feature length movie with an overarching storyline that ties the whole thing together.

This is the End - Movie Review


Okay, seriously. Look at the poster for This is the End and tell me you don't think its going to be hilarious. For my part, all you have to do is say James Franco and Seth Rogen are in the movie and I'm down to see it. Then you throw in Hill, Baruchel, Robinson, and McBride and my expectation level goes even higher. Add in the fact that Rogen wrote and directed the film with longtime collaborator Evan Goldberg and you now have a formula for success that will not be denied.

The East (SIFF 2013) - Movie Review



Rising Hollywood star Brit Marling not only plays the lead role in The East, but she also co-wrote and helped produce the movie that has so far received nothing but high praise. Director Zal Batmanglij, who also worked with Marling in the 2011 thriller Sound of My Voice, has put together a feature film that feels just as provocative and edgy as the fictional organization it portrays.

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