Thursday, October 29, 2015
Room, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, is based off of the best selling novel written by Emma Donaghue. The film stars Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, Tom McCamus, Amanda Brugel, and Wendy Crewson.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Steve Jobs is a biopic directed by Danny Boyle and is based off the book written by Walter Isaacson. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg, Katherine Waterston, John Ortiz, and Adam Shapiro.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
If you live in or around Seattle and you enjoy watching short films, then it would be just silly of you to not be at this year's Seattle Shorts Film Festival on November 14th and 15th. The lineup of short films is really impressive and the organizers have packed as much into two days of programming as they possibly could. This is just the beginning of my Seattle Shorts coverage so make sure to keep your eyes right here on TwoOhSix.com for more festival info, reviews, and recaps.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
You've seen the teaser trailers I posted a few weeks ago (click here if you haven't) and hopefully you are just as excited as I am about this series coming out. Jessica Jones looks like it will fit in perfectly with the darker and edgier "street level super hero" style that worked so well for Daredevil and will look to add more pieces to the puzzle that will eventually all fit together as The Defenders.
The entire series run of Marvel's Jessica Jones, which stars Krysten Ritter, David Tennant, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor, and Carrie-Anne Moss will be released November 20th exclusively on Netflix.
Oh, and just for fun, here's a first look at Daredevil Season 2!
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Once again, the fine folks and organizers of the GeekGirlCon event have put on another amazing show. While it is much smaller in scale than Emerald City Comicon or PAX, it still gives you the same feelings of fellowship and fun without all the crazy long lines and crowded hallways. I have now had the pleasure of covering the event for three years and it just keeps getting better and better.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Once again the Tacoma Film Festival has come and gone leaving a blazing trail of great movies, documentaries, and short films in its wake. Hopefully you had a chance to attend this year's festivities as the organizers put on quite a show and the whole thing was bigger and better than ever before. No joke, I really had a great time at this festival and was able to catch some truly great films.
Crimson Peak is a fantasy drama written and directed by Guillermo del Toro who's previous work includes Pan's Labyrinth, Blade 2, and Pacific Rim. The movie features acting performances by Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver, Burn Gorman, Leslie Hope, and Doug Jones.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Not many movies warrant the type of attention that a Star Wars film attracts as every bit of information released to the public gets scrutinized to no end so when even something like a new poster is released, it's considered big news. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now exactly two months away and this final poster, being released just a day or two before tickets go on sale, fits right in with all the classic Star Wars posters we all know and love.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Wildlike, written and directed by Frank Hall Green, is an official selection of the 2015 Tacoma Film Festival. The movie stars Bruce Greenwood, Ella Purnell, Brian Geraghty, Nolan Gerard Funk, Diane Farr, Ann Dowd, Joshua Leonard, and Joe Boxer the Bear as Grizzly Bear.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Landfill Harmonic, an official selection of the Tacoma Film Festival, was created by directors Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley. This documentary feature tells the story of the "Recycled Orchastra", a group of kids from a small town in Paraguay who learn to play music using instruments literally built from landfill scraps.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Tumbledown, co-written and directed by Sean Mewshaw, is an official selection of the Tacoma Film Festival. The film, which is a light hearted romantic comedy, stars Jason Sudeikis, Rebecca Hall, Dianna Agron, Blythe Danner, Griffin Dunne, Joe Manganiello, and Richard Masur.
Monday, October 12, 2015
They Look Like People, a mystery thriller written and directed by Perry Blackshear, is an official selection of the 2015 Tacoma Film Festival. The film stars MacLeod Andrews, Evan Dumouchel, Margaret Ying Drake, Mick Casale, and Elena Greenlee.
Sicario is a crime thriller directed by Denis Villeneuve who's previous work includes films like Prisoners and Incendies. The movie stars Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Victor Garber, Jon Bernthal, Daniel Kaluuya, Jeffrey Donovan, Raoul Trujillo, and Maximiliano Hernández.
Friday, October 9, 2015
A Brilliant Young Mind is a film by BAFTA award-winning filmmaker Morgan Matthews and was inspired by his similarly titled documentary, Beautiful Young Minds. The movie stars Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan, Jo Yang, Alex Lawther, Martin McCann, and Alexa Davies.
The Martian is a science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott who is best known for creating Prometheus, Alien, and Blade Runner. The screenplay, written by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods), is based off the best selling novel from author Andy Weir. The movie stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Michael Peña, Sean Bean, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mackenzie Davis, and Donald Glover.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Yakuza Apocalypse is an action comedy from acclaimed Japanese director Takashi Miike who's previous work includes classic films like 13 Assassins, Audition, and Ichi the Killer. The movie features performances by Hayato Ichihara, Yayan Ruhian, Rirî Furankî, Riko Narumi, Pierre Taki, Mio Yûki, and Kiyohiko Shibukawa. For my Seattle area readers, you can watch this movie at the Sundance Cinemas beginning Friday, October 9th and, for those following along at home, it will also be available On Demand that same day.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
This was my first year covering the Northwest Film Forum's "Local Sightings" Film Festival and I have to say, the Pacific Northwest has no shortage of up and coming film makers. Below, you will find links to my reviews for the films I was able to watch during the festival as well as an announcement of the "TwoOhSix Festival Favorite".
Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story is an official selection of the Northwest Film Forum's "Local Sightings" Film Festival. This documentary feature about food waste in America was written and directed by Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer who also head the cast of participants in from of the cameras.
Friday, October 2, 2015
Dead Body is an official selection of the Northwest Film Forum's Local Sightings Film Festival. This locally produced film was written by Ian Bell and Ramon Isao, was directed by Bobbin Ramsey, and stars Rachel Brun, Jay Myers, Cooper Hopkins, Nathan Pringle, Leah Pfenning, Nic Morden, Spencer Hamp, Miho Aizawa, and Keo Sakuta.
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