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Sunday, December 9, 2018

I Am Paul Walker - Documentary Review


The Documentary: I Am Paul Walker

The Director: Adrian Buitenhuis

The Story: Documentary examining the life of the late actor Paul Walker.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

TwoOhSix Recap - 2018 Hawaii International Film Festival


This was my third year covering the Hawaii International Film Festival remotely from my home in Seattle, Washington and each year has been such a blast I am determined to actually attend in 2019. The lineup is always filled with gems, some hidden and some more the blockbuster variety, and they come from all over the world, mostly from countries in the pacific rim. Each of the ten feature films I was able to watch during the festival were entertaining in their own way although, as always, only one was given the title of "TwoOhSix Festival Favorite."

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Widows - Movie Review


The Movie: Widows

The Director: Steve McQueen

The Cast: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Jon Bernthal, Carrie Coon, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Kevin J. O'Connor, Jon Michael Hill

The Story: Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Bad Times at the El Royale - Movie Review


The Movie: Bad Times at the El Royale

The Director: Drew Goddard

The Cast: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm, Lewis Pulman, Cailee Spaeny

The Story: Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption - before everything goes to hell.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Possession of Hannah Grace - Movie Review


The Movie: The Possession of Hannah Grace

The Director: Diederik Van Rooijen

The Cast: Shay Mitchell, Grey Damon, Kirby Johnson

The Story: When a cop who is just out of rehab takes the graveyard shift in a city hospital morgue, she faces a series of bizarre, violent events caused by an evil entity in one of the corpses.

The Review:
This is not a good movie. I tried to like it but it failed on just about every front. The worst is the CGI demon girl that looks like a CGI demon girl from 10 year old video game cut scenes. If I had a choice between watching this movie or smacking myself in the face with a fish for 90 minutes, I would actually choose the movie because the fish option sounds real gross. That being said, don't bother watching this movie. These are the things I do so you don't have to.






Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Prey - 2018 HIFF Movie Review



The Movie: The Prey

The Director: Jimmy Henderson

The Cast: Gu Shangwei, Vithaya Pansringarm, Byron Bishop, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Nophand Boonyai, Rous Mony, Dy Sonita, Vandy Piseth, Hun Sophy

The Story: After years of tracking down international criminals, a trip to a remote jungle prison will force Chinese cop Xin to become human prey to fight for his freedom - and to save his own life.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Robin Hood (2018) - Movie Review


The Movie: Robin Hood

The Director: Otto Bathurst

The Cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, Jamie Dornan, Tim Minchin, F. Murray Abraham, Ian Peck, Cornelius Booth

The Story: A retelling of the classic tale that has been retold many times.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Movie Review


The Movie: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

The Director: David Yates

The Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Katherine Waterston, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Carmen Ejogo, Cornell John, Ezra Miller, Jude Law, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Claudia Kim

The Story: The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series set in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World featuring the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander.

Friday, November 16, 2018

The Hungry Lion / 飢えたライオン - 2018 HIFF Movie Review



The Movie: The Hungry Lion / 飢えたライオン

The Director: Takaomi Ogata

The Cast: Urara Matsubayashi, Atomu Mizuishi, Mariko Tsutsui, Nanami Hidaka, Sakiko Kato

The Story: A high school teacher is fired when a video of him having sex with a teenage girl is exposed on the internet and one of his students suffers from being falsely pegged as the girl in the video.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Suspiria (2018) - Movie Review


The Movie: Suspiria

The Director: Luca Guadagnino

The Cast: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Doris Hick, Malgorzata Bela, Chloë Grace Moretz, Angela Winkler, Vanda Capriolo, Alek Wek, Mia Goth

The Story: A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

For Love's Sake / 恋のしずく - HIFF 2018 Movie Review



The Movie: For Love's Sake / 映画「恋のしずく」

The Director: Naoki Segi

The Cast: Chizuru Azuma, Rina Kawaei, Mantaro Koichi, Mao Miyaji, Yuichi Nakamura, Atsushi Nishida, Ren Ohsugi, Hayato Onozuka, Kanji Tsuda, Tomoya Warabino

The Story: An agricultural student who has a passion for wine is sent to a sake brewery on an internship she wanted no part of. While there, she begins to learn about how the creation of sake runs parallel to life and she begins to see the world in different ways.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Overlord - Movie Review


The Movie: Overlord

The Director: Julius Avery

The Cast: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier, Pilou Asbæk, John Magaro, Iain De Caestecker, Jacob Anderson, Dominic Applewhite, Erich Redman, Bokeem Woodbine, Marc Rissmann

The Story: During a World War II mission, American soldiers drop into enemy territory and discover that the horrors of war can be much scarier than they ever imagined.

Gatao 2: Rise of the King / 角頭2:王者再起 - HIFF 2018 Movie Review



The Movie: Gatao 2: Rise of the King / 角頭2:王者再起

The Director: Yen Cheng-Kuo

The Cast: Collin Chou, Shih-Sian Wang, Jack Kao, Peng Sun, Hsin Shao, Ying Di, Jen-Shuo Cheng, Shang-Ho Huang

The Story: A gang lord in Taipei runs into trouble when an old friend returns to force a drug trade into the markets he controls causing chaos and disorder among an otherwise organized and honorable criminal enterprise.

Friday, November 9, 2018

50 First Kisses - HIFF 2018 Movie Review



The Movie: 50 First Kisses

The Director: Yûichi Fukuda

The Cast: Takayuki Yamada, Masami Nagasawa, Taiga, Jiro Sato, Myhraliza Aala, Tsuyoshi Muro, Katsuya, Hiroyasu Yamasaki

The Story: Meeting the woman of your dreams in Hawaii is a blessing until you discover she has short-term memory loss and forgets everything the very next day.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody - Movie Review


The Movie - Bohemian Rhapsody

The Director: Bryan Singer

The Cast: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aiden Gillan, Allen Leech, Tom Hollander, Mike Myers, Aaron McCusker, Meneka Das, Ace Bhatti, Priya Blackburn, Dermot Murphy

The Story: A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen's legendary appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

TwoOhSix Picks - 38th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival Presented by Halekulani


This is my fourth year covering the 38th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival Presented by Halekulani and, after looking at the lineup the organizers have put together, this may be their best event yet. You would think that a lineup of amazing movies from around the world would be enough but there are also several other types of events that attendees won't want to miss including a special night honoring the one and only Awkwafina!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

TwoOhSix Recap - 2018 Portland Film Festival


One of the things I love about covering the Portland Film Festival is how they provide such a wide variety of unique films from all over the world giving viewers some truly one of a kind experiences. This year I was able to watch seven films that are about as different from each other as they could possibly be making it really hard to pick a favorite but of course I did because I had to for this recap post.

TwoOhSix Recap - My Saturday Adventure at GeekGirlCon


Getting to spend one day at the 2018 GeekGirlCon was a pleasure and quite the treat. The event was held at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle on October 27th and 28th and was filled with panels, discussions, costumes, celebrity guests, vendors, artists, escalators, and culture fans of all ages. Since my time was limited, I wanted to focus on checking out the vendors and artists while fitting in a couple of the panels.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Rampant (창궐) - Movie Review


The Movie: Rampant (창궐)

The Director: Kim Seong-hoon

The Cast: Hyun Bin, Jang Dong-gun, Jo Woo-jin, Kim Eui-sung, Jung Man-sik, Seo Ji-hye and Lee Sun-bin.

The Story: A period zombie movie in which Yi Cheong (Hyun Bin) struggles to save the Joseon from evil that appears only at night.

Piercing - 2018 Ithaca Fantastik Film Festival Movie Review



The Movie: Piercing

The Director: Nicolas Pesce

The Cast: Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Bond, Laia Costa, Wendell Pierce

The Story: A man kisses his wife and baby goodbye and seemingly heads away on business, with a plan to check into a hotel, call an escort service, and kill an unsuspecting prostitute.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Mid90s - Movie Review


The Movie: Mid90s

The Director: Jonah Hill

The Cast: Sunny Suljic, Katherine Waterston, Lucas Hedges, Na-kel Smith, Olan Prenatt, Gio Galicia, Ryder McLaughlin, Alexa Demie

The Story: A thirteen-year-old in 1990s-era Los Angeles spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Campesino - 2018 Portland Film Festival Movie Review



The Documentary: Campesino

The Director: Mia Tate

The Story: Campesino celebrates the lives of the Cuban tobacco farmer as introduced to us by an American whose passion has been to photograph them for 15 years.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Rust Creek - 2018 Portland Film Festival Movie Review



The Movie: Rust Creek

The Director: Jen McGowan

The Cast: Hermione Corfield, Micah Hauptman, Daniel R. Hill, Denise Dal Vera, Jeremy Glazer, Jake Kidwell, Jay Paulson, Sean O'Bryan

The Story: An overachieving college student gets lost on her way to a job interview. A wrong turn leaves her stranded deep in the Kentucky forest.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Hunter Killer - Movie Review


The Movie: Hunter Killer

The Director: Donovan Marsh

The Cast: Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common, Linda Cardellini, Carter MacIntyre, Toby Stephens, Alexander Diachenko, Michael Gor, Yuri Kolokolnikov

The Story: An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.

Mail Order Monster - 2018 Portland Film Festival Movie Review



The Movie: Mail Order Monster

The Director: Paulina Lagudi

The Cast: Madison Horcher, Charisma Carpenter, Josh Hopkins, Emma Rayne Lyle

The Story: A girl seeks help and guidance from a robot monster to cope with the bullies at school and her father's new girlfriend.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Meerkat Moonship (Meerkat Maantuig) - 2018 Portland Film Festival Movie Review



The Movie: Meerkat Moonship / Meerkat Maantuig

The Director: Hanneke Schutte

The Cast: Anchen du Plessis, Themba Ntuli, Pierre van Pletzen, Rika Sennett, Drikus Volschenk, Hanle Barnard

The Story: Gideonette, a timid and visionary girl, lives with her parents in a small town. Her dad Gideon, battles daily to allay her fears about the curse of the Gideon de La Reys.

Porcupine Lake - 2018 Portland Film Festival Review



The Movie: Porcupine Lake

The Director: Ingrid Veninger

The Cast: Charlotte Salisbury, Lucinda Armstrong Hall, Christopher Bolton, Delphine Roussel, Harrison Tanner, Hallie Switzer

The Story: A story of bravery and the secret life of girls set in Northern Ontario during a hot and hazy summertime when adulthood has not yet arrived, but childhood is quickly vanishing.

Friday, October 26, 2018

TwoOhSix Picks - 2018 Ithaca Fantastik Film Festival


So, this is my first time covering the Ithaca Fantastik festival and I have to say it looks pretty freaking amazing. Packed with movies, music, and art, the ten day festival features "the most exciting and intriguing, mind-bending, beautiful, and flat out weird films from domestic and international filmmakers." Since I am covering the festival from home, my focus is on the films and I have chosen ten selections to be labeled as my "TwoOhSix Picks" for the 2018 Ithaca Fantastik Film Festival.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

TwoOhSix Picks - 2018 Portland Film Festival


The 2018 Portland Film Festival is here! This is my fourth year covering the PDX's largest film festival and it has become one of my favorites because of the wide variety of movies that are available, a lot of which you won't be able to see anywhere else. For Portland film lovers, this is always a highlight of the year and there are several films I am really hoping to see.

Monday, October 22, 2018

TwoOhSix Picks - GeekGirlCon 2018


GeekGirlCon is now in its eighth year of providing a home for diversity and inclusion not just for women and girls, but for anyone who wants to celebrate what it means to be part of this wonderful culture. The creators and curators of this celebratory convention take great care in making sure that every single person feels welcome with an extra emphasis on creating an experience that women of all ages will never forget.

GeekGirlCon will take place the weekend of October 27th and 28th at the Washington State Convention Center. This article highlights some of the events, vendors, and panels you won't want to miss.

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.

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