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Saturday, October 20, 2018

TwoOhSix Recap: 2018 Brooklyn Horror Film Festival

A film festival entirely dedicated to horror movies is definitely right up my dark, deserted, scary looking alley so I was super excited for an opportunity to cover the 2018 Brooklyn Horror Film Festival. Even while sticking to this one genre, the festival programmers managed to select a wide variety of films from all over the world which allowed for a very unique and diverse experience. Check out my reviews for the seven films I had the pleasure of watching and also discover which one was chosen as the TwoOhSix.com Festival Favorite!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Holiday (2018) - 2018 Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Movie Review

The Movie: Holiday

The Director: Isabella Eklöf

The Cast: Victoria Carmen Sonne, Lai Yde, Thijs Römer, Bo Brønnum

The Story: A love triangle featuring the trophy girlfriend of a petty drug lord, caught up in a web of luxury and violence in a modern dark gangster tale set in the beautiful port city of Bodrum on the Turkish Riviera.

Boo! - 2018 Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Movie Review

The Movie: Boo!

The Director: Luke Jaden

The Cast: Aurora Perrineau, Jaden Piner, Jill Marie Jones, Rob Zabrecky, Charley Palmer Rothwell, Dwight Henry

The Story: A torn suburban family refuses to heed the warning of an innocent prank left upon them which causes an unknown supernatural force to wreak havoc.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Clovehitch Killer - 2018 Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Movie Review

The Movie: The Clovehitch Killer

The Director: Duncan Skiles

The Cast: Charlie Plummer, Dylan McDermott, Samantha Mathis, Madisen Beaty, Brenna Sherman, Lance Chantiles-Wertz, Kat Pérez

The Story: A picture-perfect family is shattered when the work of a serial killer hits too close to home. Dylan McDermott stars in this chilling portrait of all-American evil.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Welcome to Mercy - 2018 Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Review

The Movie: Welcome to Mercy

The Director: Tommy Bertelsen

The Cast: Kristen Ruhlin, Lily Newmark, Eileen Davies, Eva Ariel Binder, Ieva Seglina, Victoria Sokolovam, Toms Liepajnieks

The Story: When a single mother begins to experience symptoms of the stigmata, she seeks the help of a local priest and nun to help her understand what is seen and unseen.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Empathy, Inc. - 2018 Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Movie Review

The Movie: Empathy, Inc.

The Director: Yedidya Gorsetman

The Cast: Zack Robidas, Kathy Searle, Jay Klaitz, Eric Berryman, AJ Cedeño, Charmaine Reedy, Fenton Lawless, Anthony Mangano, Karen Lynn Gorney, Tom Kemnitz, Jr., Brandon Engman, Selima Smith-Dell, Trip Rockafellow

The Story: An investor in a VR startup discovers that the reality the company provides isn't virtual.

CAM - 2018 BHFF Movie Review

The Movie: CAM

The Director: Daniel Goldhaber

The Cast: Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters, Devin Druid, Samantha Robinson

The Story: An erotic webcam performer finds her followers stolen by a  possibly paranormal doppelganger who hijacks her channel.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Hell Fest - Movie Review

The Movie: Hell Fest

The Director: Gregory Plotkin

The Cast: Bex Taylor-Klaus, Reign Edwards, Amy Forsyth, Tony Todd, Christian James, Courtney Dietz, Matt Mercurio, Roby Attal, Michael Tourek,

The Story: Young people go to Halloween themed amusement park. Lots of killing happens.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Ghost Mask: Scar (ゴーストマスク-傷- ) - 2018 Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Review

The Movie: Ghost Mask: Scar (ゴーストマスク-傷- )

The Director: Takeshi Sone

The Cast: Akane Yurika, Lee Yuha, Yurisa, Yona Choi, Sakimoto Miya, Katayama Ryo, Lee Eun-woo, Hirosawa Sou

The Story: A Japanese woman travels to Seoul to search for her sister who has been missing for two years but what she finds is something completely unexpected.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Venom - Movie Review

The Movie: Venom

The Director: Ruben Fleischer

The Cast: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed. Scott Haze, Jenny Slate, Reid Scott, Melora Walters, Peggy Lu, Malcolm C. Murray, Michelle Lee

The Story: This is a Venom origin story that has nothing to do with Spider-Man.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Return of the Hero (Le retour du héros) - Movie Review

The Movie: Return of the Hero (Le retour du héros)

The Director: Laurent Tirard

The Cast: Jean Dujardin, Mélanie Laurent, Noémie Merlant, Christophe Montenez, Evelyne Buyle, Christian Bujeau

The Story: 1809, France. Captain Neuville is called to the front, leaving his future bride heartbroken. Her sister decides to write letters on his behalf to cheer her up. But it all goes south when Neuville reappears.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

A Star Is Born (2018) - Movie Review

The Movie: A Star is Born (2018)

The Director: Bradley Cooper

The Cast: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott, Dave Chappelle, Anthony Ramos, Andrew Dice Clay, Rafi Gavron

The Story: A musician helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

TwoOhSix Picks - 2018 Tacoma Film Festival

After missing out on last year's festivities, the TwoOhSix is finally heading back to the 253 to give you the 411 on the 2018 Tacoma Film Festival. This eight day extravaganza runs from October 4th through the 11th and includes so many feature films, short films, special events, and industry workshops, I'm amazed at how much there is to see and do. Check out my "TwoOhSix Picks" which includes eight movies and one special event.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Sicario: Day of the Soldado - Movie Review

The Movie: Sicario: Day of the Soldado

The Director: Stefano Sollima

The Cast: Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Donovan, Catherine Keener, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Matthew Modine, Shea Whigham

The Story: The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Skyscraper - Movie Review

The Movie: Skyscraper

The Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber

The Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Roland Møller, Noah Taylor, Byron Mann, Pablo Schreiber, Hannah Quinlivan

The Story: A security expert must infiltrate a burning skyscraper, 225 stories above ground, when his family are trapped inside by criminals.

Hotel Artemis - Movie Review

The Movie: Hotel Artemis

The Director: Drew Pearce

The Cast: Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Dave Bautista. Jenny Slate, Jeff Goldblum, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Day, Kenneth Choi

The Story: Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, 'Hotel Artemis' follows the Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals.

Breaking In - Movie Review

The Movie: Breaking In

The Director: James McTeigue

The Cast: Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Ajiona Alexus

The Story: Bad guys break into the wrong house.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Golden Job / 黄金兄弟 - Movie Review

The Movie: Golden Job / 黄金兄弟

The Director: Chin Ka Lok

The Cast: Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan, Michael Tse, Chin Ka Lok, Jerry Lamb, Eric Tsang

The Story: A group of mercenaries come together to pull of an epic heist.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

TwoOhSix Picks - 2018 Brooklyn Horror Film Festival

So, this is my first time covering the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival and holy ghosts and demons Batman, I couldn't be more excited! This particular festival is going into its third year and the crazy bunch of film weirdos who put this party together have covered all the bloody bases by scaring up a frightening lineup of films that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Of course, this wouldn't be a "TwoOhSix Picks" post if I didn't give you my selection of the bloodiest, goriest, scariest, and most spine chilling films of the festival.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story - Movie Review

The Movie: Solo: A Star Wars Story

The Director: Ron Howard

The Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Paul Bettany, Jon Favreau, Erin Kellyman

The Story: During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

A Simple Favor - Movie Review

The Movie: A Simple Favor

The Director: Paul Feig

The Cast: Blake Lively, Anna Kendrick, Henry Golding, Andrew Moodie

The Story: A woman seeks to uncover the truth behind the disappearance of her best friend.

The House with a Clock in Its Walls - Movie Review

The Movie: The House with a Clock in its Walls

The Director: Eli Roth

The Cast: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Colleen Camp, Sunny Soljic, Vanessa Ann Williams

The Story: A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Assassination Nation - Movie Review

The Movie: Assassination Nation

The Director: Sam Levinson

The Cast: Odessa Young, Hari Nef, Suki Waterhouse, Abra, Colman Domingo, Bill Skarsgård, Joel McHale, Anika Noni Rose, Bella Thorne, Maude Apatow, Cody Christian, Danny Ramirez

The Story: After a malicious data hack exposes the secrets of the perpetually American town of Salem, chaos decends and four girls must fight to survive, while coping with the hack themselves.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Our House - Movie Review

The Movie: Our House

The Director: Anthony Scott Burns

The Cast: Thomas Mann, Nicola Peltz, Percy Hynes White, Lucius Hoyos, Kate Moyer, John Ralston

The Story: Science experiment activates paranormal happenings as family deals with loss.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

TwoOhSix Picks - 2018 Local Sightings Film Festival

The Local Sightings Film Festival, presented by Northwest Film Forum, is back for another year of locally sourced features, shorts, and special events. From September 21st through the 29th, attendees will be able to enjoy a multitude of movies, workshops, and special programs including exclusive screenings, fundraisers, and, of course, festival parties! And now, here is a list of the feature films I have chosen as the ones you do not want to miss because they are just that amazing.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Predator - Movie Review

The Movie: The Predator

The Director: Shane Black

The Cast: Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Sterling K. Brown,  Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey, Yvonne Strahovski, Brian Prince

The Story: Predators are back and they're bigger than ever!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

What Keeps You Alive - Movie Review

The Movie: What Keeps You Alive

The Director: Colin Minihan

The Cast: Hannah Emily Anderson, Brittany Allen, Martha MacIsaac, Joey Klein

The Story: Majestic mountains, a still lake and venomous betrayals engulf a female married couple attempting to celebrate their one-year anniversary.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Searching - Movie Review

The Movie: Searching

The Director: Aneesh Chaganty

The Cast: John Cho, Debra Messing, Sara Sohn, Michelle La, Joseph Lee

The Story: After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Mission Impossible: Fallout

The Movie: Mission Impossible: Fallout

The Director: Christopher McQuarrie

The Cast: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames

The Story: Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

TwoOhSix Picks - 2018 Issaquah International Film Festival

The 2018 Issaquah International Film Festival will take place during the weekend of September 15th and 16th at the Issaquah Cinebarre 8 in Issaquah, WA. The movies are totally free to attend although you do have to reserve your tickets through the official film festival website. Yes, you heard that right, the entire festival is free! Take a moment to recover from that fact and then check out the movies I picked as the ones you don't want to miss.

The Nun - Movie Review

The Movie: The Nun

The Director: Corin Hardy

The Cast: Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Bonnie Aarons, Ingrid Bisu, Charlotte Hope, Sandra Teles

The Story: Remember that creepy nun from The Conjuring 2? This movie is a prequel and tells where it came from.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Trailer Debut - Anna and the Apocalypse

Anna and the Apocalypse has been scaring up rave reviews at film festivals around the world and, with a recently announced holiday release, the first official trailer has officially dropped. Without further adieu...because no one likes adieu anyway...

Check out my review of Anna and the Apocalypse from the North Bend Film Festival!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

TwoOhSix Recap - 2018 North Bend Film Festival

The fine folks who put on this brand spanking new film festival did a bang up job and left me fully entertained during the time I was able to attend. With a Lynchian lineup of off the wall offerings including feature films, short film blocks, a virtual reality experience, and a literal reality experience (hiking excursion) there was no shortage of unique ways to be entertained. During the four day event, I had the fine fortune of taking in several of the feature films and have compiled them in this very post for your perusing pleasure..

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Anna and the Apocalypse - 2018 NBFF Movie Review

The Movie: Anna and the Apocalypse

The Director: John McPhail

The Cast: Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire Christopher Leveaux, Ben Wiggins  Marli Siu, Mark Benton, Paul Kaye

The Story: A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Shirkers - 2018 North Bend Film Festival Documentary Review

The Documentary: Shirkers

The Director: Sandy Tan

The Story: In 1992, teenager Sandi Tan and her friends shot Singapore’s first road movie with their enigmatic American mentor, Georges--who then absconded with all the footage. The 16mm film is recovered 20 years later, sending Tan, now a novelist in Los Angeles, on a personal odyssey in search of Georges' vanishing footprints--and her own.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Unfriended: Dark Web

The Movie: Unfriended: Dark Web

The Director: Stephen Susco

The Cast: Betty Gabriel, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Colin Woodell, Chelsea Alden, Andrew Lees, Stephanie Nogueras, Alexa Mansour, Connor Del Rio, Savira Windyani, Bryan Adrian

The Story: A teen comes into possession of a new laptop and soon discovers that the previous owner is not only watching him, but will also do anything to get it back.

BlacKKKlansman - Movie Review

The Movie: BlacKKKlansman

The Director: Spike Lee

The Cast: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Robert John Burke, Ken Garito, Frederick Weller, Michael Buscemi, Corey Hawkins

The Story: Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan with the help of a white surrogate, who eventually becomes head of the local branch.

TwoOhSix Picks - Fright Fest 2018

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FrightFest is happening right now in London and I noticed they are screening several horror films that I have watched and enjoyed over the last year. I have compiled a list of those films with links to my reviews for each one. If you are anywhere near London, you should check out this festival, it is a great event for any fan of the horror and fantasy genres or of movies in general.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Crazy Rich Asians - Movie Review

The Movie: Crazy Rich Asians

The Director: Jon M. Chu

The Cast: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Harry Shum Jr., Ken Jeong, Sonoya Mizuno, Chris Pang, Nico Santos, Jing Lusi

The Story: This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.

Monday, August 13, 2018

TwoOhSix Picks - Cinerama Film Festivals

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if the Seattle Cinerama had a seemingly endless supply of classic movies and blockbuster hits playing for over a month? Those thoughts and dreams are now a reality with the upcoming Sound and Vision Film Festival, Summer Rewind Film Festival, and the fan favorite 70mm Film Festival. Yes, it's true. The Cinerama is about to take all of our money.

Prospect - SIFF 2018 Movie Review

The Movie: Prospect

The Director: Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell

The Cast: Sophie Thatcher, Pedro Pascal, Jay Duplass, Andre Royo, Sheila Vand, Anwan Glover

The Story: A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote moon on the hunt for elusive riches. But there are others roving the moon's toxic forest and the job quickly devolves into a desperate fight to escape.

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