Saturday, February 25, 2012

2011 Movie of the Year

2011 had no shortage of quality movies, from big time blockbusters to smaller, relatively unknown features and I was fortunate enough to see so many of them (and even a few not so good ones) in the theaters.

For me, the main indicator of a movie's quality is the emotion that I feel as I am walking out of the theater as well as how long the movie sticks with me after seeing it. Some fade away very quickly and others have me dwelling on them for days, weeks, and sometimes longer. There are also a select few that I walk away from immediately wanting to see them again and wanting to know more about the people and places I just saw.

These are the ones that I remember as my favorites and each year there is one memorable movie in particular that manages to stand above the rest. With all of that being said and without any further delay, the winner of the first ever 'Two Oh Six: Movie of the Year' award goes to...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Help - Movie Review

For a movie like 'The Help' to work, the cast would need to be spot on perfect and their portrayals of each character would have to be carefully crafted to avoid falling in to cliche and stereotype. For the most part, the actors succeed at pulling this off and what we are given is a heartfelt portrayal of a turbulent time for women of all races and classes.

Weekly Movie News 02-22-2012

The Oscars are coming this Sunday so I am kicking off this week's Movie News post with my Academy Awards Prediction Special.
CLICK HERE to see who I think will take home the trophies!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

2012 Academy Awards: Prediction Special


Welcome to my first annual
Academy Awards Prediction Special!

This is my first attempt at picking the winners of those famous gold "Oscar" trophies and I look forward to seeing who actually walks away with them. I  have only included categories where I feel I can make a good decision while leaving out ones where I would only be guessing.

You will see the nominees for each category along with who I feel will ultimately win although you will not see who I feel is the most deserving of the awards. Those announcements will be saved for another post.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My Favorite Movies of 2010

Welcome to my second annual recap of the movies that I found to be the most entertaining releases of the year. This ranking is solely my opinion and puts an emphasis on the fun I had in watching each movie and that first wave of emotion you have upon leaving the theater.

Inception - Movie Review


CLICK HERE to see my other favorite movies of 2010!

'Inception' is a movie directed by Christopher Nolan and features an all star cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Cillian Murphy, and Marion Cotillard and features a story unlike anything you have ever seen.

Monday, February 20, 2012

This Means War - Movie Review

'This Means War' is a movie starring Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon, and Tom Hardy which in itself should be enough to get anyone in to a movie theater. All three are great at what they do and this type of movie seems like a perfect fit for what each of them brings to the table.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Titanic 3D - Movie Review

Director, James Cameron spent a lot of time and money converting Titanic into the 3D format in hopes of giving audiences an entirely new experience and I do hope that what he has achieved here is what we can expect from the future of 3D movies.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Safe House - Movie Review

There are two things you can count on when Denzel Washington is in a movie. The first is that he will be the coolest person on the screen at all times and the other is that it will be a movie worth watching. Both are absolutely true with this movie and on top of that, Ryan Reynolds gives a gritty performance that I honestly didn't think he was capable of.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - Movie Review

After a relatively successful remake of the classic Journey to the Center of the Earth, Warner Brothers and New Line Cinema has upped the ante with bigger special effects and adding in Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in place of Brendan Fraser as lead character in what could be a continuing series of movies based on Jules Verne's timeless stories.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Woman in Black - Movie Review

The big story about this movie is whether or not Daniel Radcliffe can break away from the character he's played for most of his life and be able to take on other roles in a believable manner. I suppose the fact that I have even brought this up may provide some answer to that question.

Two Oh Six Movie Crew Event: "I Am Bruce Lee"

Monday, February 6, 2012

Act of Valor - Movie Review

'Act of Valor' throws away a lot of what you would expect to find in a big, Hollywood-style war movie and gives you an up close and personal look in to the lives of American soldiers doing what they do best. This is like 'Black Hawk Down', but played by the guys that were actually there.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Best of the 2012 Super Bowl Commercials

Here are my favorite commercials shown during the 2012 Super Bowl.

2011 Bar of the Year Award

You would be hard pressed to find another place that can offer such a unique and fun experience as Grim's on Capitol Hill. Featuring three very distinct floors that each have their own style and atmosphere, Seattle is fortunate to have a place like this to go to for food, drinks, dancing, and just general socializing. This winning combination has led to Grim's being named the 'Two Oh Six: Bar of the Year' award winner for 2011.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Kick-Ass - Movie Review

Over the last decade or so, comic book characters have come to dominate the world of major motion pictures as advancements in technology have allowed film makers to tell these stories as they should be told. Up until now, big special effects paired with fun and sometimes clichéd storytelling have been fundamental ingredients of the superhero genre. With 'Kick-Ass' we have a movie that has completely turned the world of comic book movies upside down by pointing out everything that is flawed about the genre while at the same time creating a new breed of hero that advances the storytelling aspect by leaps and bounds.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Weekly Movie News 02-01-2012

Welcome to my Weekly Movie News blog post, I have some great news to get things started! According to The Hollywood Reporter, the X-Men are coming back for part 2 including director Matthew Vaughn and the entire cast including Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy.

The Hot List