Thursday, April 28, 2016

SIFF is Coming

Since 2012, has been providing coverage of the Seattle International Film Festival and this year will be no different. The festival kicks off with opening night gala on May 19th and runs through June 12th and the closing night festivities. Watch closely over the next couple weeks for preview posts and the highly anticipated "TwoOhSix Picks" for 2016.

Captain America: Civil War - Seattle Screen Comparison

For those of you here in the Seattle area who 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 Captain America: Civil War, I have put together some information that I hope will help you make the right choice.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Huntsman: Winter's War - Movie Review

The Huntsman: Winter's War takes movie goers back to events that took place prior to Snow White and the Huntsman as we see where both the Huntsman and the evil Ravenna first came to prominence. The movie sees the return of Chris Hemsworth in the title role along with Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, Nick Frost, Rob Brydon, Sheridan Smith, Alexandra Roach, and Sam Claflin.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tokyo Drifter - Northwest Film Forum's Seijun Suzuki Retrospective

Recently, I had a chance to see Seijun Suzuki's classic stylized thriller Tokyo Drifter at Seattle's Northwest Film Forum as they prepared to show this and other films directed by Mr. Suzuki as part of a Seijun Suzuki Retrospective film series. You can see Tokyo Drifter at the Northwest Film Form's Capitol Hill theaters on Wednesday May 4th at 7:30pm.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Demolition - Movie Review

Demoliton is a film by Jean-Marc Vallée whose previous work includes Wild and Dallas Buyers Club, both of which were nominated for many awards. This movie about a man who needs to tear his life apart before recovering from his wife's sudden death features acting performances from Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper, Judah Lewis, C.J. Wilson, and Polly Draper.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Criminal - Movie Review

Criminal, directed  by Ariel Vromen, is a crime thriller that puts the memories of a murdered CIA operative into a psychopathic killer to help solve a terrorist plot. The film features acting performances by Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, and Gal Gadot.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Everybody Wants Some - Movie Review

Everybody Wants Some is the latest film from Richard Linklater (Boyhood) and follows the exploits of an early 80's college baseball team as they enjoy their first few days of the school year. The cast of the film includes Blake Jenner, Justin Street, Ryan Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin, Wyatt Russell, Glenn Powell, and Zoey Deutch.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Barbershop: The Next Cut - Movie Review

Barbershop: The Next Cut, directed by Malcolm D. Lee, continues the comedic adventures that take place inside a South Chicago neighborhood barbershop where history, race, politics, relationships, and gang violence are all part of daily life. The film features acting performances by Ice Cube, Common, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina Hall, Anthony Anderson, Eve, JD Smoove, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Nicki Minaj.

The Jungle Book (2016) - Movie Review

The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau, is a live action and CGI re-imagining of the classic tale about Mowgli, a young boy raised by animals in the jungle. The film features voice work by Bill Murray, Scarlett Johannson, Idris Elba, Ben Kinglsey, Lupita Nyong'o, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Walken, Garry Shandling, and Neel Sethi in a live action role as Mowgli.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War, directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, completes the trilogy of films that have chronicled the adventures of Steve Rogers aka Captain America. The Marvel Studios release features performances by Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johannson, Sebastian Stan, Jeremy Renner, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Martin Freeman, Daniel Brühl, and Tom Holland.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Sing Street - Movie Review

Sing Street, directed by John Carney (Begin Again), is a story about a boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s who escapes his strained family life by starting a band. The film features acting performances by Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aiden Gillen, Jack Reynor, Lucy Boynton, Kelly Thornton, Ben Carolan, Mark McKenna, and Percy Chamburuka.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

2016 Emerald City Comicon: The Recap

My adventures at the 2016 Emerald City Comicon can officially be considered a success and, after spending four days taking photos, watching panels, talking to people, making new friends, and enjoying the organized chaos and delightful atmosphere, this event provides, I have compiled a record of my experience for you enjoyment.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

2016 Emerald City Comicon: Day Four - ECCC Coverage

The final day of the Emerald City Comicon is always a mixed bag of emotions as attendees are tired, excited, happy to be there, and sad that it's almost over, all at the same time. For me, this was a day to get photos, talk to vendors, and make a few purchases before the doors closed and another year of fun would come to an end.

Monday, April 11, 2016

2016 Emerald City Comicon: Day Three - ECCC Coverage

My schedule for day three of the 2016 Emerald City Comicon was a little less hectic allowed for more time to just roam around so I could focus on absorbing all the fun happening all around me. This is also the busiest day so navigating traffic, lines, and panel scheduling also becomes more of a concern than any other day and your ability plan and pace yourself really comes into play in helping to make it a success.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

2016 Emerald City Comicon: Day Two - ECCC Coverage

Day two of my 2016 Emerald City Comicon adventure can definitely be considered a success as I got to do everything I wanted to and even saw a few friends along the way. This was a much more important day for panels and will probably be the biggest out of the four day weekend as my focus turns to cosplay photos and potential shopping.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Hardcore Henry - Movie Review

Hardcore Henry is a first person perspective action film, written and directed by Ilya Naishuller, that follows the exploits of a man named Henry who has no memory of who he is yet must find a way to stop a maniacal warlord from creating an army of bio engineered soldiers. The movie stars Sharlto Copley, Tim Rpth, Haley Bennett, and Danila Koslovsky.

Emerald City Comicon: Dark Horse Comics News - ECCC Coverage

Dark Horse Comics revealed some pretty impressive news on Friday at the 2016 Emerald City Comicon. I had a chance to attend the "Dark Horse Comics and Twentieth Century Fox: A Relationship Spanning Universes" panel which featured a sneak peak and information about a project that will bring the two companies even closer together as a creative force in comics.

2016 Emerald City Comicon: Image Comics - ECCC Coverage

Image Comics is pleased to return to Seattle this year for Emerald City Comicon on Thursday, April 7 through Sunday, April 10. After their successful pre show event, Image Expo, these guys are primed and ready to go all out with some really cool panel discussions, exclusive variant comics, and tons of autograph appearances.

2016 Emerald City Comicon: Day One - ECCC Coverage

This year, the Emerald City Comicon has been expanded to four days so we can all have the chance to experience that much more fun and excitement at the Washington State Convention Center. Even though the hours for this added day are a bit shorter than the rest, there was still no shortage of panels, guests, cos players, exhibitors and artists to see and interact with.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

2016 Emerald City Comicon: BOOM! Studios - ECCC Coverage

Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is back for the 2016 Emerald City Comicon which will take place at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Wash., during the weekend of April 7-10. Boom! is home to popular comic book series like Adventure Time, Goldie Vance, Joyride, and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

Monday, April 4, 2016

2016 Emerald City Comicon: Dark Horse Comics - ECCC Coverage

Dark Horse Comics is once again headed to Emerald City Comicon and you can find them on the show floor at booth 802 to pick up free swag such as comics, buttons, and posters along with free autographs from their roster of artists and writers. Dark Horse Comics is also inviting attendees to stop by for a free picture in their "HappyMatic" Photo Booth. Finally, they will also have a variety of Dark Horse comics, graphic novels, art books, and collectibles for sale in our booth.

2016 Emerald City Comicon: TwoOhSix Panel Picks - ECCC Coverage

From celebrity guests telling stories for a main hall packed with people to dedicated comic book fans learning about their favorite creators, the 2016 Emerald City Comicon panel schedule is packed with something for everyone to enjoy. After scouring the schedule, I have come up with a list of panel submissions that you won't want to miss!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

2016 Emerald City Comicon: TwoOhSix Artist and Exhibitor Picks - ECCC Coverage

With an amazing roster of comic guests, entertainment guests, literary guests, artists, exhibitors, and so much more to look at, find, and discover while walking the show floor at the 2016 Emerald City Comicon, it seems almost impossible to get to know them all. After some careful browsing, perusing, selecting, and narrowing, I have come up with a list of the twelve artists and exhibitors I am most excited to check out including one that I have selected as my "Artist Spotlight" for 2016.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Midnight Special - Movie Review

Midnight Special is a science fiction adventure movie written and directed by Jeff Nichols (Mud). The film features acting performances by Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Jaeden Lieberher, Adam Driver, Bill Camp, Scott Haze, and Sam Sheppard.

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