Thursday, March 27, 2014

2013 Recap: Seattle International Film Festival

This was my first year as a member of the press for the Seattle International Film Festival and it turned out to be quite the experience. I saw more movies than I ever thought possible during the festival run, took photos during red carpet premieres, and conducted my first ever cast and crew interview. This article compiles all of the reviews and articles I have posted from the festival.

Fanie Fourie's Lobola (SIFF 2013) - Movie Review

Fanie Fourie's Lobola is a heartfelt comedy from South Africa that was written and directed by Henk Pretorious. Eduan van Jaarsveldt, Zethu Dhlomo, Jerry Mofokeng, and Marga van Rooy all star in this delightful tale of people from vastly different cultures who manage to fall in love despite everything working against them.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

ECCC Cinema Series at the Cinerama

Have you heard the news? Emerald City Comicon and the Seattle Cinerama have partnered up to present an unprecedented night of movies they are officially calling the ECCC Cinema Series. This is going to be four straight nights of amazing movies with special guest Q&A's for each of them!

300: Rise of an Empire - Movie Review

In 2006, Zack Snyder's 300 debuted with a brutally brilliant visual style that captured the attention of audiences around the world and now, 300: Rise of an Empire is here to fill in even more of the hyper stylized story surrounding the infamous 300 Spartan soldiers who defied an army and gave their lives for a nation. Noam Murro takes over directing duties while Lena Heady, Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, and Callan Mulvey round out the extremely athletic cast.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Need for Speed - Movie Review

Based on the popular video game franchise, Need for Speed races onto the big screen with Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Michael Keaton, and Imogen Poots all behind the wheel. Scott Waugh directs from a story written by George and John Gatins.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Bad Words - Movie Review

Bad Words is Jason Bateman's directorial debut. He also stars in the movie alongside Kathryn Hahn, Allison Janney, and Rohan Chand. Screenwriter Andrew Dodge spells out a story that is sure to offend, enlighten, and/or entertain just about anyone who chooses to get in its way.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Indie Film Spotlight - Fratello

Welcome to Indie Film Spotlight, a monthly column that will focus on independent films you may not have otherwise had a chance to ever hear about. Watch for exclusive content like cast and crew interviews and anything else we can throw your way!

Gerard Garilli, along with co-writer Kenneth Fleming and director Tony Picciotti, have created a family drama that takes two brothers through a personal struggle for survival that ultimately affects everyone around them. Garilli also stars in the picture along with Steve Mason, Justine Garilli, Pe'er Klein, and Joseph R. Gannascoli.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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

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