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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Trailer Debut - Marvel's Jessica Jones


Jessica Jones, the latest original series from Marvel Studios, will be hitting Netflix on November 20th although we don't have to wait that long to get a glimpse of the troubled hero. Set in Hell's Kitchen, the same locale as Marvel's Daredevil, the title character is played by Krysten Ritter and promises to be on of the most unique characters to come out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


Jessica's brief stint as a super hero was cut short due to some unfortunate circumstances so instead she is attempting to live a more ordinary life as a detective in New York City. Of course, having super powers means trouble is bound to being her back out of the shadows. If this show is anywhere near as good as Daredevil, I will definitely be glued to my TV as soon as the show is released and especially since this will be our only Marvel fix until Captain America: Civil War comes out next spring.










 


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

TwoOhSix Picks - The 2015 Tacoma Film Festival



It's time once again for The TwoOhSix to travel to the 253 to give you the 411 on the Tacoma Film Festival. This year's lineup looks to be one of the best ever with lots of special events and premieres to go along with a full roster of feature films and shorts programs beginning on Thursday October 8th and running through Thursday the 15th. Below you will find my "TwoOhSix Picks for this year's festival. These are the films I have selected as the ones you do not want to miss.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Killing June (LSFF 2015) - Movie Review



Killing June is a locally produced film written and directed by Isaiah Corey with co writing credit going to Arne Bystrom. This crowd funded feature film which is an official selection of the Northwest Film Forum's "Local Sightings" film festival, stars Seattle resident Wonder Russell and Spokane native Nathan Pringle.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Green Inferno - Movie Review


The Green Inferno is a horror movie written, directed, and produced by genre expert Eli Roth. The film stars Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Magda Apanowicz, Daryl Sabara, Nicolás Martínez, Sky Ferreira, and Ramon Llao.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Drawing the Tiger (LSFF 2015) - Documentary Review



Drawing the Tiger, directed by Amy Benson and Scott Squire, is an official selection of the 2015 Local Sightings Film Festival which is produced by Seattle's Northwest Film Forum. This documentary feature follows a family in Nepal over the course of several years as they try to build a better life yet find themselves constantly struggling just to survive.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Pitch Perfect 2 - Movie Review


Pitch Perfect 2, directed by Elizabeth Banks who also stars in the film, is the sequel to the break out musical hit from 2012 which was written by Kay Cannon and Mickey Rapkin. The movie stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine, Katey Sagal, Anna Camp, Ben Platt, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, Chrissie Fit, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Flula Borg, and John Michael Higgins.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Everest - 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 Everest, I have put together some information that I hope will help you make the right choice.

Everest - Movie Review


Everett is a movie based on real life events and was directed by Baltasar Kormákur who's previous work includes the films 2 Guns and Contraband. The film stars Jason Clark, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials - Movie Review


Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is directed by Wes Ball who was also behind the cameras for the first installment of the franchise which is based on novels written by James Dashner. The movie stars Dylan O'Brien, Ki Hong Lee, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dexter Darden, Alexander Flores, Jacob Lofland, Rosa Salazar, Giancarlo Esposito, Patricia Clarkson, Aiden Gillen, Lili Taylor, Barry Pepper, and Alan Tudyk.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Audition (PDXFF15) - Documentary Review



Audition is a documentary film making competition created by writer and director Matt Herron. This unique behind the scenes look at casting a motion picture is an official selection of and is making its world premier at the 2015 Portland Film Festival.

The Visit - Movie Review


The Visit is M. Night Shyamalan's take on the found footage horror genre in conjunction with Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions label which has been responsible for franchises like Paranormal Activity and Insidious. The movie stars Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie, and Kathryn Hahn.

Monday, September 14, 2015

TwoOhSix Picks: 2015 "Local Sightings" Film Festival



Local Sightings is the only festival dedicated to showcasing the best in Northwest regional films. Taking place Sept. 24-Oct.3 at Northwest Film Forum, the lineup will include the premieres of 15 feature films and over 50 shorts from up-and-coming directors from Alaska to Oregon. The full schedule was recently released and I have chosen the films you do not want to miss.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Seattle Shorts Film Festival Announces 2015 Lineup


The city of Seattle's cinema scene seems to have a never ending supply of creative and innovative programming with one of its more unique events returning this November. The Seattle Shorts Film Festival which this year takes place on November 14th and 15th, promises to be bigger and better than ever before with an expanded schedule and a lineup of films that are sure to impress. Continue reading below for information from the official press release.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

2015 Portland Film Festival Recap


The 2015 Portland Film Festival has come and gone and, from everything I've seen, heard, and read, it was yet another smashing success! I am very happy to have had the opportunity to see a few of the films that were presented during the festival and have collected my reviews here for easy access.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Four Years of TwoOhSix.com!

 

This week marks the four year anniversary of this here website, TwoOhSix.com and I would like to take a moment to thank anyone who has ever read any of the articles I have posted over that time as well as the entire film making industry for providing me with stuff to write about. I have had the honor and privilege of meeting so many people in the industry and having the opportunity to provide coverage for various film festivals and other events has been a truly amazing experience.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Deep Dark (PDXFF 2015) - Movie Review



Deep Dark, written and directed by Michael Medaglia, is an official selection of the 2015 Portland Film Festival. The movie stars Sean McGrath, Monica Graves, Anne Sorce, and Denise Poirier as "The Hole".

Friday, September 4, 2015

Dude Bro Party Massacre III (PDXFF 2015) - Movie Review



Dude Bro Party Massacre III, written and directed by the creative team and comedy troupe known as "5 Second Films", is an official selection of the 2015 Portland Film Festival. The movie stars Alec Owen, Patton Oswalt, Paul Prado, Brian Firenzi, Kelsey Gunn, Joey Scoma, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Jimmy Wong, Michael Rousselet, Maria Del Carmen, and Nina Hartley.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

For Love & Broken Bones (PDXFF15) - Movie Review



For Love & Broken Bones, directed and co-written by Tebogo Malope, is an official selection of the 2015 Portland Film Festival. This South African drama stars Mduduzi Mabaso, Lerato Mvelase, Desmond Dube, and introduces Mashala Letsoalo as Thabo.

Angkor's Children (PDXFF 2015) - Documentary Review



Angkor's Children is a documentary filmed in Cambodia by director Lauren Shaw and is an official selection of both the 2015 Portland Film Festival and the 2015 Seattle International Film Festival. The film focuses on young women who are using art to help affect change in a country filled with oppression thanks to the Khmer Rouge regime.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Birds of Neptune (PDXFF 2015) - Movie Review



Birds of Neptune is an indie drama written, produced, and directed by Portland native Steven Richter and is the featured film of opening night for the Portland Film Festival. The movie stars Britt Harris, Molly Elizabeth Parker, Kurt Conroyd, Lauren Luiz, and Christian Blair.

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