Sunday, December 28, 2014
The Imitation Game is a movie directed by Morten Tyldum and is based on Alan Turing: The Enigma, a novel written by Andrew Hodges. This historical drama features the acting talents of Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley as well as Mark Strong, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leach, Matthew Beard, and Charles Dance.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Wild is a film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and is based on the true story which was written by Nick Hornby and Cheryl Strayed. Reese Witherspoon stars in the movie along with Laura Dern, Thomas Sadoski, and a whole bunch of wilderness along the Pacific Crest Trail.
Monday, December 22, 2014
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, directed by Peter Jackson, is the conclusion of the second trilogy of films based off of the classic Tolkien novels. The movie stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Andy Serkis, Lee Pace, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee, Ian Holm, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Billy Connolly, and Benedict Cumberbatch.
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Sunday, December 14, 2014
The Theory of Everything is a movie about professor Stephen Hawking directed by James Marsh and is based off of a novel written by Jane Hawking. The film stars Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Emily Watson, Simon McBurney, Christian McKay, Harry Lloyd, and David Thewlis.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
If you haven't been paying attention, 2015 is going to be a huge year for movies as there are so many big blockbusters coming out and a few franchises are getting restarted or rebooted. This is where Mad Max: Fury Road enters the mix with Tom Hardy taking over the title role. Based on the new trailer you are about watch, this could end up being one of the most action packed movies of the entire year.
Friday, December 5, 2014
The Babadook is an Australian horror film written and directed by Jennifer Kent in her debut effort. The movie, which was featured during the 2014 Seattle International Film Festival, stars Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Noah Wiseman, and Tim Purcell.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
For those of you who are debating exactly which movie theater will give you the most bang for your hard earned buck when you are ready to see The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, I have put together some information that I hope will help you make the right choice.
Horrible Bosses 2, directed by Sean Anders, continues the adventures of three ordinary guys who try to commit extraordinary crimes. This movie sees the return of stars Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, and Jamie Foxx, along with Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part One, directed by Francis Lawrence, is the third installment in the popular franchise which is based on books written by Suzanne Collins. The movie stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Sam Claflin, Jenna Malone, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Natalie Dormer, and Elizabeth Banks.
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Thursday, November 13, 2014
John Wick is an action thriller directed by Chad Stahelski and was written by Derek Kolstad. The movie features Keanu Reeves in the title roll along with Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem DaFoe, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, and John Leguizamo.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Big Hero 6 is the latest animated feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios and was co directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams. The movie features the voice talents of Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans, Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, and Maya Rudolph.
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Interstellar is a film by Christopher Nolan about a team sent into space in search of a new home for mankind. This science fiction epic stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, John Lithgow, Wes Bentley, and Mackenzie Foy.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
On Thursday, November 20th, the "Most Epic Movie Experience" returns to downtown Seattle as the one and only Cinerama reopens its doors and welcomes a new era of movie entertainment. Upgrades have been completed, mural has been painted, and some exciting changes have been made...are you ready for the new and improved Cinerama?
Monday, October 27, 2014
Fury, directed by David Ayer (End of Watch and Street Kings), tells the story of a five man tank crew as they traverse German territory near the end of World War II. The movie stars Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBouf, Michael Pena, and Jon Bernthal.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Men, Women, and Children is a movie directed by Jason Reitman and is based on a novel written by Chad Kultgen. This dramatic journey through social media and its effects on how we live or lives features the acting talents of Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler, Rosemarie DeWitt, Judy Greer, Dean Norris, Emma Thompson, Kaitlyn Dever, Ansel Elgort, Olivia Crocicchia, Elena Kampouris, Dennis Haysbert, and J.K. Simmons.
Friday, October 24, 2014
The Good Lie, a story about Sudanese refugees who relocate to Kansas, is directed by Philippe Falardeau and was written by Margaret Nagle. The movie stars Reese Witherspoon, Corey Stoll, Sarah Baker, and Arnold Oceng along with Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and Kuoth Wiel all of whom are actual refugees from Sudan.
Birdman aka The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a film written and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu whose previous work includes 21 Grams, Biutiful, and Babel. This unique look into the sometimes deranged minds of the acting community stars Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts, and Andrea Riseborough.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Gone Girl is a mystery thriller adapted for the screen from a novel written by Gillian Flynn. The movie was directed by David Fincher and stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick harrs, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, Boyd Holbrook, Sela Ward, and Emily Ratajkowski.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Rudderless is a dramatic story, directed by William H. Macy, about finding a way to recover from a tragic loss. Macy also appears in the film alongside Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Felicity Huffman, Jamie Chung, Selena Gomez, and Laurence Fishburn.
In Seattle, you will find it playing at the SIFF Cinema at the Uptown and the Sundance Cinemas Seattle beginning on October 17th.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Originally, this movie was known as Last I Heard, but has since changed to Once Upon a Time in Queens which I feel suits the material perfectly. Directed by David Rodriguez, the film stars Michael Rapaport, Chazz Palminteri, Renee Props, and the late Paul Sorvino.
The Judge is a story written by Nick Schenk, Bill Dubuque, and David Dobkin who took on directing duties as well. The movie stars Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio, Billy Bob Thornton, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, and Leighton Meester.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
GeekGirlCon is back at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle. There is so much awesome stuff going on and all of it is geared towards geeks, girls, and girls who are geeks. Last year was my first time covering this convention and was very impressed with what I saw and this year looks to be bigger and better than ever before.
Hey, everyone! This will be my first trip to the Tacoma Film Festival and, while my time there will be brief, I am hoping to maximize the experience as much as possible. Meanwhile, I've got a few highlights featured below of the movies you will want most likely to check out. A couple that I've seen and a couple I'm looking forward to checking out real soon!
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Annabelle is a prequel to The Conjuring which was a surprise horror hit from last year directed by James Wan. This time around, John R. Leonetti, whose previous directing efforts include Mortal Kombat: Annihilation and The Butterfly Effect 2, takes the reins of what could turn into the latest genre franchise. The movie stars Annabelle Wallis (Yes, her name is Annabelle), Ward Horton, Tony Amendola, and Alfre Woodard.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Northwest Film Forum's annual showcase of Northwest film making returns with Seattle premieres, parties, and the best in local emerging film talent from Sept 25 – Oct 4.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
This is Where I Leave You is a film based on a novel written by Jonathan Tropper and was directed by Shawn Levy. The movie stars Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard, and Abigail Spencer.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
The Maze Runner is a science fiction film adapted from a novel written by James Dasher. The movie was directed by Wes Ball and stars Dylan O'Brien, Aml Ameen, Ki Hong Lee, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Will Poulter, and Kaya Scodelario.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The Guest is a throwback thriller directed by Adam Wingard who has previously brought You're Next to the screen as well as segments of the V/H/S franchise. The movie features the acting talents of Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser, and Lance Reddick.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
No Good Deed is a movie written by Aimee Lagos and was directed by Sam Miller who has previously directed a bunch of TV shows. The cast for this film includes Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson, and Leslie Bibb.
Monday, September 15, 2014
The Drop is a film adapted from a short story called "Animal Rescue" written by Dennis Lehane who is most well known for writing the original novels for Shutter Island and Mystic River. The movie stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and James Gandolfini and was directed by Michaël R. Roskam who has also worked with Hardy in Bullhead.
Friday, September 12, 2014
The Last of Robin Hood is a film about Errol Flynn's final days written and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland. The film stars Dakota Fanning, Susan Sarandon, and Kevin Kline. For those of you in the Seattle area, you can go see the movie at the Seven Gables Theater beginning on Friday, September 12th.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
As Above / So Below is a film written by Drew Dowdle and John Erick Dowdle, who also directed, who have brought to the screen other genre movies like Devil and Quarantine. This found footage style horror movie stars Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, François Civil, and some other people you've probably never heard of.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Pierce Brosnan is back as an international spy in The November Man, a film directed by Roger Donaldson. Also starring in the movie are Luke Bracey, Olga Kurylenko, Bill Smitrovich, Will Patton, Amila Terzimehic, and Lazar Ristovski.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
If I Stay is an adaptation of the wildly popular novel written by Gayle Forman which tells the story of a young girl who's life suddenly unravels just as it seemed to be piecing itself together. Directed by R.J. Cutler, the movie stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Jamie Blackley, Joshua Leonard, Mireille Enos, Liana Liberato, and Stacy Keach.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an iconic comic book franchise that rose to prominence in the 80's thanks to cartoons, toys, and movies and now, the "Heroes in a Half Shell" are back in a rebooted adventure that re-imagines and reinvigorates this classic kid friendly adventure. Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, and Whoopi Goldberg star in the movie which was directed by Jonathan Liebesman.
This is my #IceBucketChallenge video which I had to make after Elizabeth from NerdLush.com called me out to help build awareness for ALS aka Lou Gehrig's disease. This amazing feat of strength and courage was conducted at the docks in front of Marination Ma Kai which is located at Alki Beach in West Seattle. As you can see in the pictures above, the Ice Bucket crew had to stick around for dinner!
For me, this is a very worthy cause as I have been a fan of Mr. Gehrig ever since I did a report on his life way back during my high school days. He was one of the greatest baseball players ever to play the game until ALS took away his career and eventually his life although his suffering helped to build an initial awareness of this crushing disease. Please visit ALSA.org for more information on how you can donate to or participate in this very worthy cause.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014
The Expendables are back with a third installment in the film series that sees our favorite action stars from decades past mix it up against the bad guys in a never ending shower of bullets and explosions. Sylvester Stallone once again leads the way as writer and star while Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, and Jet Li also return. As if that wasn't enough, we also get to see Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Kelsey Grammer, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Victor Cruz, and Ronda Rousey. Look at all those names!
Friday, August 1, 2014
My Favorite Movie of 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy, created by Marvel Studios, is a science fiction, super hero epic from the Marvel Cinematic Universe which includes movies like The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The movie features the acting talents of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Glenn Close, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, and John C. reilly and was directed by James Gunn who also wrote the screenplay along with Nicole Perlman.
Labels: 2014 Movie Reviews , Benicio Del Toro , Best of 2014 , Bradley Cooper , Chris Pratt , Djimon Hounsou , Favorite Films , Gregg Henry , John C. Reilly , Karen Gillan , Lee Pace , Michael Rooker , Ophelia Lovibond , Ralph Ineson , Robert Firth , Sean Gunn , The Avengers , Vin Diesel , Zoe Saldana
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Here it is, without any further ado...because apparently nobody likes further ado, the first trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Brett Ratner brings the mighty Hercules back to the big screen with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson filling the title role. Ian McShane, John Hurt, Joseph Fiennes, and some other people are also in the movie.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
You ready for the first teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1? Previously, I showed you a really striking series of posters for the movie and now you get to see the very first scenes from what is sure to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the year.
Marvel Studios always seems to know how to create a crowd pleasing product and their appearance in the famous Hall H at this year's San Diego Comic Convention was certainly no exception. Comicon is always a time for studious to make a big splash with their upcoming movies and Avengers: Age of Ultron is at or near the top of everyone's list of newsworthy titles.
Fans of the Mad Max franchise have been waiting decades for the return of their post apocalyptic hero and series creator George Miller is aiming to make up for lost time with Mad Max: Fury Road which will be in theaters on May 15th, 2015. Sure, that's still a long ways away but, from the looks of this trailer, it will be well worth it.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Lucy is a movie written and directed by Luc Besson, the acclaimed film maker behind classics like La Femme Nikita, Léon: The Professional, and The Fifth Element. Scarlett Johansson stars as the title character while Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, and Amr Waked fill out the primary supporting roles.
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