Saturday, August 24, 2019

To Your Last Death - FrightFest 2019 Movie Review

The Movie: To Your Last Death

The Director: Jason Axinn

The Cast: Morena Baccarin, Ray Wise, Bill Moseley, William Shatner

The Story: In order to save her siblings, a young woman takes on her father and the powerful entity known as Gamemaster, who ensnares humans into diabolical plots while her species gambles on the outcome.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

TwoOhSix Picks - 2019 Frightfest

The Arrow Video FrightFest Film Festival is one of the premiere horror festivals in the entire world and I am here to cover as many of the films as I can. Now when I saw I am here I mean I am at home tapping away at my laptop and not actually in the UK where the festival is taking place, but thanks to the wonders of the internet and social media, I am able to provide you with my TwoOhSix Picks, the absolute must watch films of the entire festival.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Ready or Not - Movie Review

The Movie: Ready or Not

The Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett

The Cast: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell

The Story: A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Angel Has Fallen - Movie Review

The Movie: Angel Has Fallen

The Director: Ric Roman Waugh

The Cast: Gerard Butler, Piper Perabo, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Danny Huston, Nick Nolte, Lance Reddick, Tim Blake Nelson, Michael Landes,

The Story: Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Bliss - 2019 NBFF Movie Review

Dora Madison in Bliss (2019)

The Movie: Bliss

The Director: Joe Begos

The Cast: Dora Madison, Tru Collins, Rhys Wakefield, Jeremy Gardner, Graham Skipper, Chris McKenna, Rachel Avery, George Wendt

The Story: A brilliant painter facing the worst creative block of her life turns to anything she can to complete her masterpiece, spiraling into a hallucinatory hellscape of drugs, sex, and murder in the sleazy underbelly of Los Angeles.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Villains - 2019 NBFF Movie Review

The Movie: Villains

The Directors: Dan Berk and Robert Olsen

The Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Maika Monroe, Jeffrey Donovan, Kyra Sedgwick, Blake Baumgartner

The Story: After a pair of amateur criminals break into a suburban home, they stumble upon a dark secret that two sadistic homeowners will do anything to keep from getting out.

Knives and Skin - 2019 NBFF Movie Review

The Movie: Knives and Skin

The Director: Jennifer Reeder

The Cast: Kate Arrington; Marika Engelhardt; Tim Hopper; Tony Fitzpatrick; James Vincent Meredith

The Story: A mystical teen noir that follows a young girl's disappearance in the rural Midwest and its effect on teens and parents.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Koko-di Koko-da - 2019 NBFF Movie Review

Koko-di Koko-da (2019)

The Movie: Koko-di Koko-da

The Directors: Johannes Nyholm

The Cast:  Peter Belli, Leif Edlund, Ylva Gallon, Katarina Jakobson, Morad Baloo Khatchadorian, Brandy Litmanen

The Story: As a couple goes on a trip to find their way back to each other, a sideshow artist and his shady entourage emerge from the woods, terrorizing them, luring them deeper into a maelstrom of psychological terror and humiliating slapstick.

Friday, August 16, 2019

TwoOhSix Recap - Ten Must Watch Movies from the 2019 Fantasia International Film Festival.

First let me just say this. I am now officially declaring the Fantasia International Film Festival to be my favorite film festival that I have had the opportunity to cover over the last eight years. The selection of genre films suits my tastes perfectly and the only thing that could have been better is if I could have watched more than the twenty six movies I watched during the festival. All other festivals are on notice. It's time to step up your game.

Blinded by the Light - Movie Review

The Movie: Blinded by the Light

The Director: Gurinder Chadha

The Cast: Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, Aaron Phagura, Dean-Charles Chapman, Nikita Mehta, Rob Brydon, Hayley Atwell

The Story: In 1987 during the austere days of Thatcher's Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Kingdom 『キングダム』 - Fantasia 2019 Movie Review

The Movie: Kingdomキングダム

The Director: Shinsuke Sato

The Cast: Kento Yamazaki, Ryo Yoshizawa, Masami Nagasawa, Kanna Hashimoto, Kanata Hongo

The Story: In ancient China, a young boy dreams of becoming the greatest general of the Qin Kingdom.

Monday, August 12, 2019

The Farewell - Movie Review

The Movie: The Farewell

The Director: Lulu Wang

The Cast: Awkwafina, Diane Dehn, Ines Laimins, Jim Liu, Tzi Ma

The Story: A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

ECCO - Indie Film Spotlight

The Movie: ECCO

The Director: Ben Medina

The Cast: Lathrop Walker, Tabitha Bastien, Helena Grace Donald

The Story: A former assassin living a new life in the shadows with his family emerges from hiding to discover the origin of his lethal beginnings.

TwoOhSix Picks - 2019 North Bend Film Festival

Yes, I am excited to be back for the second annual North Bend Film Festival, an event that focuses on films that are different, unique, and strange. Read on to see which festival selection have been chosen to be this year's TwoOhSix Picks, the films you do not want to miss.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Dora and the Lost City of Gold - Movie Review

The Movie: Dora and the Lost City of Gold

The Director: James Bobin

The Cast: Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Benicio Del Toro, Eva Longoria, Jeff Wahlberg, Madeleine Madden, Nicholas Coombe, Temuera Morrison, Eugenio Derbez

The Story: Dora, a teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - Movie Review

The Movie: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

The Director: Quentin Tarantino

The Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Luke Perry, Al Pacino, Julia Butters, Lena Dunham, Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell

The Story: A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - Movie Review

The Movie: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

The Director: André Øvredal

The Cast: Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, Natalie Ganzhorn, Austin Abrams, Kathleen Pollard

The Story: A group of teens face their fears in order to save their lives.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Father's Shadow - Fantasia 2019 Movie Review

The Movie: The Father's Shadow

The Director: Gabriela Amaral Almeida

The Cast: Eduardo Gomes, Dinho Lima Flor, Julio Machado, Nina Medeiros, Clara Moura, Luciana Paes, Rafael Raposo

The Story: Girl attempts to resurrect her mother from the dead as father begins to fall apart.

The Divine Fury (사자) - Fantasia 2019 Movie Review

The Movie: The Divine Fury (사자)

The Director: Kim Joo-hwan

The Cast: Park Seo-jun, Ahn Sung-ki, Woo Do-hwan, Choi Woo-sik

The Story: The film tells the story of a martial arts champion who gains divine powers to fight with a powerful evil force.

White Snake (白蛇:缘起) - Fantasia 2019 Movie Review

The Movie: White Snake (白蛇:缘起)

The Directors: Amp Wong, Ji Zhao

The Cast: Xiaoxi Tang, Tianxing Yang, Zhe Zhang

The Story: A love story between a snake spirit and a snake hunter.

Monday, August 5, 2019

The Lion King (2019) - Movie Review

The Movie: The Lion King

The Director: Jon Favreau

The Cast: Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones

The Story: Hakuna Matata and the circle of life.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

The Island of Cats 『ねことじいちゃん』 - Fantasia 2019 Movie Review

The Movie: The Island of Catsねことじいちゃん

The Director: Mitsuaki Iwago

The Cast: Shinosuke Tachikawa, Ko Shibasaki, Kaoru Kobayashi, Tasuku Emoto, Bēkon

The Story: An aging man living with his cat in a small island village live a happy life alongside his fellow villagers both human and feline even as change and progress happens around them.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw - Movie Review

The Movie: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

The Director: David Leitch

The Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Helen Mirren, Eiza González, Eddie Marsan, Eliana Su'a, Cliff Curtis, Lori Pelenise Tuisano, Rob Delaney

The Story: Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.

Depraved - Fantasia 2019 Capsule Review

The Movie: Depraved

The Director: Larry Fessenden

The Cast: Alex Breaux, David Call, Joshua Leonard, Ana Kayne, Maria Dizzia, Chloë Levine

The Story: A disillusioned field surgeon suffering from PTSD makes a man out of body parts and brings him to life in a Brooklyn loft.

The Capsule Review:
I want to say a lot about this movie, but I can't just yet. Horror fans are going to freak out over this modern day take on the classic story of Frankenstein's monster. Great performances from everyone involved and Fessenden's story telling style is captivatingly scary. Watch it as soon as you can. We'll talk more later.

Depraved is an official selection of the 2019 Fantasia International Film Festival.

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Harpoon - Fantasia 2019 Movie Review

The Movie: Harpoon

The Director: Rob Grant

The Cast: Munro Chambers, Christopher Gray, Emily Tyra

The Story: Rivalries, dark secrets, and sexual tension emerge when three best friends find themselves stranded on a yacht in the middle of the ocean under suspicious circumstances.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Dance with Me 『ダンスウィズミー』 - Fantasia 2019 movie Review

The Movie: Dance with Meダンスウィズミー

The Director: Shinobu Yaguchi

The Cast: Ayaka Miyoshi, Yuu Yashiro, Chay, Takahiro Miura, Tsuyoshi Muro

The Story: Hypnotized woman who sings and dances any time she hears music sets off on a journey to fix her musical dilemma.

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