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.

The Meg - Movie Review

The Movie: The Meg

The Director: Jon Turteltaub

The Cast: Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis, Winston Chao, Shuya Sophia Cai, Ruby Rose, Page Kennedy, Robert Taylor, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Jessica McNamee, Masi Oka

The Story: Jason Statham and Bingbing Li fight a giant shark.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

TwoOhSix Picks - 2018 North Bend Film Festival

"Something strange is coming to North Bend." These are the first words you see on the festival's website and, if the lineup of films they are offering are any indication, those words will definitely hold true. The 2018 North Bend Film Festival is a brand new genre festival that will be taking place in the same town where David Lynch filmed Twin Peaks so you know the four day festival will be filled with films that are just a bit off the wall. Below, you will find the movies I have picked as the ones you do not want to miss.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

The Spy Who Dumped Me - Movie Review

The Movie: The Spy Who Dumped Me

The Director: Susanna Fogel

The Cast: Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux, Sam Heughan, Hasan Minhaj, Gillian Anderson, Ivanna Sakhno, Jane Curtin, Paul Reiser

The Story: Audrey and Morgan are best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Blindspotting - SIFF 2018 Movie Review

The Movie: Blindspotting

The Director: Carlos López Estrada

The Cast: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Ethan Embry

The Story: Lifelong friends Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal co-wrote and star in this timely and wildly entertaining story about the intersection of race and class, set against the backdrop of a rapidly gentrifying Oakland.

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