Friday, March 30, 2018

TwoOhSix Picks - 2018 EarthX Film

The second edition of Earthx Film, Dallas, Texas based film festival, kicks off on April 13th and runs through April 22nd featuring a slate of environmentally focused films and VR projects with competition prizes that will be awarded to participating film makers. After looking up and down the lineup of films, there were several that caught my attention and a few I have previously watched and figured they would definitely be worth your time.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies - Movie Review

The Movie: Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies

The Director: Mark Newton

The Cast: Timothy Haug, Moses J. Moseley, Wyntergrace Williams, Megan Few, Escalante Lundy, Kaitlin Mesh, Clay Acker

The Story: Lonnie, a crop duster pilot, must lead a mismatched group of survivors to escape the deadly zombie horde after an experimental chemical, intended to control the invasive kudzu vine, transforms the citizens of Charleston, MS into zombies.

Pacific Rim: Uprising - Movie Review

The Movie: Pacific Rim: Uprising

The Director: Steven S. DeKnight

The Cast: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Burn Gorman, Charlie Day, Tian Jing, Jin Zhang, Adria Arjona, Rinko Kikuchi, Karan Brar, Wesley Wong, Ivanna Sakhno, Mackenyu, Lily Ji, Shyrley Rodriguez

The Story: Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo - Documentary Review

Documentary Review: The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo

The Director: Phillip Rodriguez

The Story: Film uncovers the true story behind legendary Chicano activist Oscar Zeta Acosta, the real-life inspiration for Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo".

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Red Sparrow - Movie Review

The Movie: Red Sparrow

The Director: Francis Lawrence

The Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Ciarán Hinds, Mary Louise-Parker, Bill Camp, Jeremy Irons, Thekla Reuten

The Story:A ballerina is recruited to 'Sparrow School,' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Tomb Raider - Movie Review

The Movie: Tomb Raider

The Director: Roar Uthaug

The Cast: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas, Derek Jacobi

The Story: Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.

Where Are You From - Short Film Review

The Short Film: Where Are You from

The Director: Xizi Cecilia Hua

The Story: An autobiographical and experimental documentary exploring the state of mind of China's young generation abroad, or "Parachute Kids."

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Annihilation - Movie Review

The Movie: Annihilation

The Director: Alex Garland

The Cast: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez, Oscar Isaac, Benedict Wong,

The Story: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don't apply.

Thoroughbreds - Movie Review

The Movie: Thoroughbreds

The Director: Cory Finley

The Cast: Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin

The Story: Two upper-class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. Together, they hatch a plan to solve both of their problems-no matter what the cost.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Black Panther - Movie Review

The Movie: Black Panther

The Director: Ryan Coogler

The Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Latitia Wright, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, Florence Kasumba, John Kani

The Story: T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.

The Strangers: Prey at Night

The Movie: The Strangers: Prey at Night

The Director: Johannes Roberts

The Cast: Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, Martin Henderson, Lewis Pullman

The Story: There wasn't one.

Friday, March 9, 2018

The Hurricane Heist - Movie Review

The Movie: The Hurricane Heist

The Director: Rob Cohen

The Cast: Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten, Ralph Ineson, Melissa Bolona, Ben Cross,

The Story: Thieves attempt a massive heist against the U.S. Treasury as a Category 5 hurricane approaches one of its Mint facilities.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

White Sun - Movie Review

The Movie: White Sun

The Director: Deepak Rauniyar

The Cast: Dayahang Rai, Asha Maya Magrati, Rabindra Singh Baniya, Sumi Malla

The Story: Anti-regime partisan Chandra confronts physical, social and political obstacles for his father's funeral. His search for a solution takes him to neighboring mountain villages and encounters with the police and rebel guerrillas. A portrait of post-civil war Nepal during the fragile deadlocked peace process.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

2017 Recap - The Movies

Another year in the books and another top 10 list has been completed. It's always interesting to look back over an entire year of films and trying to create some sort of order to the chaos. Throw in the fact that I reviewed more movies this year than any of the previous six years(140!) and making decisions on which ones would make the list was tougher than ever. I hope you have a chance to see all of the movies I have mentioned in this recap, they are each special to me in their own way.

2017 Recap - The Performances

In 2017, I watched more movies than I ever have in a single year which means there are tons of actors and actresses I could choose from to make this list. The most important things to me in my decision making process was how memorable and how affecting the performances were. You may not have heard of some of the people or the movies they are in because they are from film festivals or limited releases so I am hoping u have a chance to see them at some point.

2017 Recap - The Film Festivals

2017 was a big year for as I was able to provide coverage for four different film festivals including a total of 50 movies watched and four interviews conducted. As we gear up for what lies ahead in 2018, let's take a look back at all of those awesome memories including a list of my favorite movies from all of last year's film festivals.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Maineland - Documentary Review

The Documentary: Maineland

The Director: Miao Wang

The Story: Filmed over three years in China and the U.S., Maineland is a multi-layered coming-of-age tale that follows two Chinese teenagers from the wealthy elite, with big American dreams, settle into a boarding school in small-town Maine.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Death Wish (2018) - Movie Review

The Movie: Death Wish

The Director: Eli Roth

The Cast: Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Camilla Morrone, Dean Norris, Beau Knapp, Kimberly Elise

The Story: A family man becomes a vigilante killing machine when his family is violently attacked by robbers.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Island Soldier (HIFF 2017) (SAAFF 2018) - Documentary Review

The Documentary: Island Soldier

The Director: Nathan Fitch

The Story: The untold story of Micronesian citizens fighting America's wars. Through the personal odyssey of the Nenas, one family experiences the consequences of military service, as they represent a pristine Pacific island on the brink of economic collapse.

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