Saturday, February 27, 2016
Eddie the Eagle, directed by Dexter Fletcher, is based off of a screenplay written by Sean Macaulay and Simon Kelton. The film stars Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Jo Hartley, Keith Allen, Tim McInnerny, Iris Berben, Rune Temte, Jim Broadbent, and Christopher Walken.
2015 was one of the most exciting years for movies in recent memory with the return of some major franchises, some very interesting Oscar worthy contenders, and a maturation of the science fiction genre that saw the release of some truly great films. Below, you will find my top ten favorite films of 2015 as well as some genre favorites and a look back at previous years.
Friday, February 26, 2016
The Real Miyagi is a feature documentary film written and directed by Kevin Derek and is an official selection of the 2016 Seattle Asian American Film Festival. The documentary features interviews with the film's subject, karate master Fumio Demura, as well as Steven Segal, Billy Blanks, Dolph Lundgren, T.J. Storm, Michael Jai White, Tamlyn Tomita, and Mr. Miyagi himself, Pat Morita.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Crush the Skull is a slasher, horror, comedy, heist movie co-written and directed by Viet Nguyen. The film is an official selection of the 2016 Seattle Asian American Film Festival and features acting performances by Chris Dinh, Katie Savoy, Chris Riedell, Tim Chiou, Lauren Reeder, and Walter Michael Bost.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Off the Menu: Asian America is an official selection of the 2016 Seattle Asian American Film Festival. Directed by Grace Lee (The Grace Lee Project, American Zombie), presents a journey through American food culture and how traditional Asian cuisine has both influenced and been influenced by different parts of the country.
Top Spin is a documentary feature film created by co directors Sara Newens and Mina T. Son. The film, an official and opening night selection of the 2016 Seattle Asian American Film Festival, focuses on three amateur table tennis players on their journey to compete in the 2012 Olympic games .
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Hail, Caesar! is a movie written, directed, and produced by Joel and Ethan Coen. Ther movie features acting performances by Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Veronica Osorio, Heather Goldenhersh, and Alison Pill.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Seattle Asian American Film Festival promises to be the biggest and best event yet for this organization. Over the three days of the festival, there will be feature films, documentaries, and short films all presented at the Northwest Film Forum's Capitol Hill theater and I've got the scoop on which ones you will not want to miss!
Labels: SAAFF 2016
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Deadpool is a Marvel Studios production directed by Tim Miller based off of characters created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza. The movie stars Ryan Reynolds in the title role along with Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, Gina Carano, Michael Benyaer, Stefan Kapicic, Brianna Hildebrand, T.J. Miller, Jed Rees, Leslie Uggams, and Stan Lee.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
How to be Single, directed by Christan Ditter, is comedy film based off of a book written by Liz Tuccillo. The movie stars Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann, Alison Brie, Damon Wayans Jr., Anders Holm, Nicholas Braun, Jake Lacy, Jason Mantzoukas, Colin Jost, Sarah Ramos, Vanessa Rubio, and Kevin Yamada.
Ip Man 3, directed by Wilson Yip sees the return of Donnie Yen to one of the most legendary roles in martial arts movie history. The movie also features acting performances by Lynn Yung, Jin Zhang, Patrick Tam, Karena Ng, Kai-Chung Cheung, Kent Cheng, and Mike Tyson.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
2015 was filled with great acting performances from both festival films and mainstream releases so it was pretty difficult to narrow it down to what I considered to be the most entertaining out of the bunch. The crowd was filled with recognizable leading men and it was also nice to see so many strong roles for women, it looks like more and more are coming over the next several years. For now, let's take a look at my list of the most entertaining acting performances of 2015.
Labels: Best of 2015
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Southbound is a horror anthology put together by the creative team of Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner, Patrick Horvath, and Radio Silence. This collection of films features performances by Kate Beahan, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Susan Burke, Zoe Cooper, Gerald Downey, Karla Droege, Larry Fessenden, Dana Gould, Hassie Harrison, Davey Johnson, Nathalie Love, Hannah Marks, Tipper Newton, Maria Olsen, Kristina Pesic, Matt Peters, Anessa Ramsey, Fabianne Therese, Tyler Tuione, Chad Villella, Justin Welborn, David Yow, and Mather Zickel.
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, directed by Burr Steers, is a movie based off and and adapted from classic the novel by Jane Austen. The film features acting performances by Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Ellie Bamber, Millie Brady, Suki Waterhouse, Douglas Booth, Sally Phillips, Charles Dance, Jack Huston, Lena Heady, Matt Smith, and Emma Greenwell.
The Hot List
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