Sunday, March 31, 2013

Yelp Seattle Review of the Day!

Yelp is a great website for reading and posting reviews of businesses and also offers a great social network with fun events hosted by Yelp and its community members. Each and every day, one user-written review receives the honor of being named as the 'Review of the Day' and is featured on the front page of the website.

Today, I had the good fortune of receiving my ninth Review of the Day and below is a screenshot of this glorious moment. Thank you Yelp!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Trailer Debut - The Wolverine

Have you seen the new trailer for The Wolverine?
What do you think? Awesome? Lame?

You haven't seen it yet?
We have both the domestic and international trailers!

G.I. Joe: Retaliation - Movie Review

After a less than successful debut, the Real American Heroes return to the big screen reloading with a bigger cast, more explosive special effects, and a story that sees the evil forces of Cobra looking to take over the world yet again. With the addition of The Rock, Bruce Willis, and Adrianne Palicki to the cast, director Jon M. Chu attempts to revitalize a potentially heroic action franchise with G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

Two Oh Six Events: UYBC - Georgetown

Time to mark your calendars, the UYBC returns to Georgetown on Friday, April 19th for another round of delicious food, awesome drinks, and general mayhem. Focusing on neighborhoods in and around the city of Seattle, this event series gives everyone a great opportunity to see new places, visit old favorites, and hang out with a constantly changing group of friends over the course of one fun-filled night.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Pacific Rim is Coming!

If you are not aware of how mind blowingly awesome Pacific Rim is going to be then all you really need to know is that Guillermo del Toro made the movie and it features giant robots fighting giant monsters.

Do you really need to know any more than that?!

Two Oh Six: Best of 2012 - Movies and Actors

For me, 2012 was the first full year of writing movie reviews and it was also a year where I was able to watch more movies than I ever have before. From midnight premiers at the Cinerama to film festival screenings in theaters all over Seattle, I took in as many as I possibly could and wrote a review for almost every single one.

Of course, there are always movies that stand out as exceptional experiences and acting performances that shine through as remarkable achievements and this is where you will find my list of the ones that stood out above all the others throughout the past year.

Friday, March 22, 2013

May 22nd Movie Releases

This is the first big movie release weekend of the year and we've got reviews of all the biggest and best options for you to check out.

Admission - Movie Review

After dominating television comedies for years as a writer and actress on shows like Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, Tina Fey now has her sights set on being accepted by big screen audiences with Admission. Teaming up with Paul Rudd and the legendary Lilly Tomlin, Fey applies her own special brand of humor to the romantic comedy genre.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ginger and Rosa - Move Review

Ginger and Rosa is an intimate look at the lives of two teenage girls as they grow up in 1960's London during a time when it seemed like the world could end at any moment. Elle Fanning and newcomer Alice Englert bring these characters to life as directed by Sally Potter.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Two Oh Six Picks: Video Releases - 03-19-2013

FOR MARCH 19TH, 2013

Check out my reviews of the movies that are being released on home video this week!



Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone - Movie Review

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is the latest comedic vehicle for Steve Carell and this time around he brings along Steve Buscemi, Jim Carey, and Olivia Wilde for a ride through the competitive world of Las Vegas' performing magicians. First time director movie Don Scardino brings his expertise to the big screen after years of working on television shows like 30 Rock, Cosby, and Law and Order.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Olympus Has Fallen - Movie Review

Olympus Has Fallen stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett, and Morgan Freeman in an action packed thriller that has an invading force looking to take down the most protected building in the world. Director Antoine Fuqua has a diverse resume that includes movies like Training Day, King Arthur, and Brooklyn's Finest, although this might be his most ambitious effort yet.

The Croods - Movie Review

Dreamworks Animation continues to raise the bar for animated features with their newest feature film titled The Croods. Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, and Ryan Reynolds provide their voice talents to help create a prehistoric three dimensional adventure like you've never seen before.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spring Breakers - Movie Review

Spring Breakers is the latest crazy concoction from director Harmony Korine. The man has helped to create some very interesting movies including Kids, Gummo, and Mister Lonely and this one falls right in line with the rest. James Franco, Selena Gomez, and Vanessa Hudgens star in what might be the strangest spring break movie ever made.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Call - Movie Review

Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin star in The Call, a movie about a 911 operator who takes a call from a kidnapped girl and does everything she can to save her. Director Brad Anderson has a resume filled with thrillers and horror movies like Transsiberian and The Machinist and he throws all the standard tricks into his newest effort.

Stoker - Movie Review

Director Chan-wook Park is known for creating scenes filled with stark images that are in direct contrast with the stories that fall more into a film noir sensibility. Stoker is a tale of revenge filled with so many twists and turns, you may not realize who's out to get who until its too late.
Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Jacki Weaver, and Matthew Goode star in one of the stranger movies you will see this year.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Girl Rising - Movie Review

Directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, Girl Rising is a documentary that explores the plight of young women around the world as they dream of obtaining nothing more than a basic education. Narrated by some of Hollywood's most prominent women, this is the story of nine young ladies that will change how you look at the world.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Oz the Great and Powerful - Movie Review

Oz the Great and Powerful is a return to that magical land of fairy tale characters that generations of fans have adored for decades. With Sam Raimi at the helm delivering his signature style and a cast featuring James Franco, Mila Kunis, and Rachel Weisz, Disney Studios hopes to have audiences amazed at the spectacle that unfolds before their eyes.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Dead Man Down - Movie Review

Dead Man Down hits theaters with the promise of riveting action and intense drama and features a cast that includes heavy hitters like Collin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, and Terrence Howard. Director Niels Arden Oplev hopes this latest revenge thriller will capture audiences like his original adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Monday, March 4, 2013

My 3-Day Adventure at the 2013 Emerald City Comicon

After spending three days at the 2013 Emerald City Comicon, I was left with some really cool memories and lots of photos. After each day, I created a blog post that featured pictures of people in their crazy cool costumes as well as quotes, pictures, and videos from the celebrity guests that were at the event and lots of other fun stuff.

Emerald City Comicon 2013 - Day Three

Sunday was the third and unfortunately final day of the Emerald City Comicon, but it would hold the distinction of bringing me face to face with one of the true icons of both the super hero and science fiction worlds. This would truly be a day to remember and not just for having to wait two hours in an autograph line or for not being able to find an empty seat in an overfilled auditorium.

Emerald City Comicon 2013 - Day Two

Back for round 2 of the one and only Emerald City Comicon and what is typically the most costume-filled portion of the three day weekend at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. This "Day Two" post primarily features photos I took of the costumed cast of characters I saw over the course of the day's festivities.

Emerald City Comicon 2013 - Day One

The Emerald City Comicon is bigger and better than ever with nearly twice as much floor space for vendors, exhibitors, artists, panels, and celebrity guests. 2013 promises to be the best ever for one of the fastest growing events of its kind and I was definitely looking forward to seeing what they had in store for us this time around. This post is dedicated to my adventures during the first day of the three day Comicon weekend. You will find lots of pictures and some notes on the cool stuff I did and saw over the course of the day.

The Last Exorcism Part II - Movie Review

The Last Exorcism Part II picks up right where the first one left off although without the use of the found footage film-making technique that was utilized for the original. Director Ed Gass-Donnelly goes the more traditional route in an attempt to keep audiences jumping out of their seats and Ashley Bell returns as the demon-possessed young lady.

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