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Monday, July 6, 2020

The Beach House - Movie Review


The Movie: The Beach House

The Director: Jeffrey A Brown

The Cast: Liana Liberato, Noah Le Gros, Jake Weber and Maryanne Nagel

The Story: A romantic getaway for two troubled college sweethearts turns into a struggle for survival when unexpected guests - and the surrounding environment - exhibit signs of a mysterious infection.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Yummy - Movie Review


The Movie: Yummy

The Director: Lars Damoiseaux

The Cast: Maaike Neuville, Bart Hollanders, Benjamin Ramon, Clara Cleymans, Annick Christiaens, Eric Godon, Joshua Rubin

The Story: A young Flemish couple travels to an inexpensive Eastern European plastic surgery clinic.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Metamorphosis / 변신 - Movie Review


The Movie: Metamorphosis / 변신

The Director: Kim Hong-seon

The Cast: Bae Seong-woo, Sung Dong-il, Jang Yeongnam, Kim Hye-jun, Cho Yi-hyun, Kim Kang-hoon

The Story: An evil spirit that changes faces infiltrates one family placing one brother in danger while the other tries to save him.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Earth - Documentary Review


The Documentary: Earth

The Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter

The Story: Several billion tons of earth are moved annually by humans - with shovels, excavators and dynamite. 'Earth' observes people, in mines, quarries and large construction sites, engaged in a constant struggle to take possession of the planet.

Monday, June 29, 2020

TwoOhSix Podcast - S01/E09 - Diversity in Film with Erynne Hundley


Hello friends and welcome to season one, episode nine of the TwoOhSix.com Podcast! Diversity in Film: Conversations from Within the Industry is hosted by TwoOhSix.com founder Marc Morin and features conversations with actors, directors, producers, film critics and more all discussing their thoughts on diversity in an industry that has been in need of some new perspectives and fresh voices.  Let's get to it!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Run with the Hunted - Movie Review


The Movie: Run with the Hunted

The Director: John Swab

The Cast: Michael Pitt, Ron Perlman, Dree Hemingway, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Mark Boone Junior, William Forsythe, Mitchell Paulsen

The Story: Oscar, a young boy, commits a noble murder and is forced to run away from his rural hometown, leaving behind his best friend, Loux.  15 years later, he has forgotten his past and become the leader of a band of lost children. Loux takes it upon herself to find the boy who saved her life.

Friday, June 26, 2020

TwoOhSix Picks - Halftime: Best of 2020 So Far


Since the month of June is coming to an end, I decided to take an inventory of the movies I have watched this year so I could see which ones have been my favorites and most enjoyable so far. I mean, seriously, the way the world is right now I can barely remember what happened two days ago let alone anything from January. The world has changed and how we watch movies has changed along with it for now and maybe for a while but that doesn't change the fact that some really good stories have been told so far and here are ten that rose above the rest.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Irresistible - Movie Review


The Movie: Irresistible

The Director: Jon Stewart

The Cast: Steve Carell, Rose Byrne, Chris Cooper, Topher Grace, Natasha Lyonne, Mackenzie Davis, CJ Wilson, Will Sasso

The Story: A Democratic strategist helps a retired veteran run for mayor in a small, conservative Midwest town.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

TwoOhSix Podcast - S01/E08 - Diversity in Film with Tim Hall


Hello friends and welcome to season one, episode eight of the TwoOhSix.com Podcast! Diversity in Film: Conversations from Within the Industry is hosted by TwoOhSix.com founder Marc Morin and features conversations with actors, directors, producers, film critics and more all discussing their thoughts on diversity in an industry that has been in need of some new perspectives and fresh voices.  Let's get to it!

Friday, June 19, 2020

Babyteeth - Movie Review


The Movie: Babyteeth

The Director: Shannon Murphy

The Cast: Eliza Scanlen, Toby Wallace, Emily Barclay, Eugene Gilfedde, Essie Davis, and Ben Mendelsohn

The Story: Milla, a seriously ill teenager falls in love with a smalltime drug dealer, Moses, her parents worst nightmare.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

7500 - Movie Review


The Movie: 7500

The Director: Patrick Vollrath

The Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Omid Memar, Aylin Tezel, Carlo Kitzlinger, Murathan Muslu, Paul Wollin

The Story: A pilot's aircraft is hijacked by terrorists.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

A Soldier's Revenge - Movie Review

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The Movie: A Soldier's Revenge

The Director: Michael Feifer

The Cast: Neal Bledsoe, Rob Mayes, AnnaLynne McCord, Val Kilmer

The Story: Civil War soldier-turned-bounty-hunter faces haunting past while helping two desperate children find their missing mother.

Monday, June 15, 2020

TwoOhSix Podcast - S01/E07 - Diversity in Film with Amie Simon


Hello friends and welcome to season one, episode seven of the TwoOhSix.com Podcast! Diversity in Film: Conversations from Within the Industry is hosted by TwoOhSix.com founder Marc Morin and features conversations with actors, directors, producers, film critics and more all discussing their thoughts on diversity in an industry that has been in need of some new perspectives and fresh voices.  Let's get to it!

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Da 5 Bloods - Movie Review


The Movie: Da 5 Bloods

The Director: Spike Lee

The Cast: Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Mélanie Thierry, Paul Walter Hauser, Jasper Pääkkönen, Jean Reno, Chadwick Boseman, Lê Y Lan, Van Veronica Ngo

The Story: Four African-American vets battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen Squad Leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The Hate U Give - Movie Review


The Movie: The Hate U Give

The Director: George Tillman, Jr.

The Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Anthony Mackie, Issa Rae, Common, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, K.J. Apa, Lamar Johnson

The Story: Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right.

Monday, June 8, 2020

TwoOhSix Podcast - S01/E06 - Diversity in Film with Don Hahn


Hello friends and welcome to season one, episode six of the TwoOhSix.com Podcast! Diversity in Film: Conversations from Within the Industry is hosted by TwoOhSix.com founder Marc Morin and features conversations with actors, directors, producers, film critics and more all discussing their thoughts on diversity in an industry that has been in need of some new perspectives and fresh voices.  Let's get to it!

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Shirley - Movie Review


The Movie: Shirley

The Director: Josephine Decker

The Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Odessa Young, Michael Stuhlbarg, Logan Lerman

The Story: A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

20 Essential Films: Understanding #BlackLivesMatter


Here is a list of movies that detail the black experience in America and why a movement like #BlackLivesMatter is necessary. This country was built on the back of slavery and black people, even after supposedly being freed from slavery, have suffered from oppression to this very day. A lot needs to change before freedom and equality will truly exist. Until then, here's a sort of beginner's guide to being black in America.

Monday, June 1, 2020

TwoOhSix Podcast - S01/E05 - Diversity in Film with Isabella L Price




Hello friends and welcome to season one, episode five of the TwoOhSix.com Podcast! Diversity in Film: Conversations from Within the Industry is hosted by TwoOhSix.com founder Marc Morin and features conversations with actors, directors, producers, film critics and more all discussing their thoughts on diversity in an industry that has been in need of some new perspectives and fresh voices.  Let's get to it!

20 Essential Films - Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2020


The month of May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, a time to honor the history, the people, and the contributions of Asian and Pacific Americans including when it comes to the world of movies. To honor this special time, I have chosen to scour through the history of movies reviews on this very website to find what I feel are 20 essential films created by Asian film makers, half from the states and half from abroad.

Friday, May 29, 2020

The High Note - Movie Review


The Movie: The High Note

The Director: Nisha Ganatra

The Cast: Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Ice Cube, Bill Pullman, Zoe Chao

The Story: A superstar singer and her overworked personal assistant are presented with a choice that could alter the course of their respective careers.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Vast of Night - Movie Review


The Movie: The Vast of Night

The Director: Andrew Patterson

The Cast: Sierra McCormick, Jake Horowitz, Gail Cronauer, Bruce Davis

The Story: In the twilight of the 1950s, on one fateful night in New Mexico, a young switchboard operator Fay and charismatic radio DJ Everett discover a strange audio frequency that could change their small town and the future forever.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Saving Face - Movie Review


The Movie: Saving Face

The Director: Alice Wu

The Cast: Michelle Krusiec, Lynn Chen, Joan Chen, Jin Wang, Guang Lan Koh, Jessica Hecht, Ato Essandoh, David Shih, Brian Yang, Nathanel Geng, Mao Zhao

The Story: A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Half of It - Movie Review


The Movie: The Half of It

The Director: Alice Wu

The Cast: Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Alexxis Lemire, Wolfgang Novogratz, Collin Chou, Becky Ann Baker, Enrique Murciano, Catherine Curtin

The Story: When smart but cash-strapped teen Ellie Chu agrees to write a love letter for a jock, she doesn't expect to become his friend - or fall for his crush.

Monday, May 25, 2020

TwoOhSix Podcast - S01/E04 - Diversity in Film with LEX The Lexicon Artist


Hello friends and welcome to season one, episode four of the TwoOhSix.com Podcast! Diversity in Film: Conversations from Within the Industry is hosted by TwoOhSix.com founder Marc Morin and features conversations with actors, directors, producers, film critics and more all discussing their thoughts on diversity in an industry that has been in need of some new perspectives and fresh voices.  Let's get to it!

Saturday, May 23, 2020

TwoOhSix Podcast - S01/E03B - Diversity in Film Bonus Episode with Rosalind Chao, Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto


This is a special bonus episode of the TwoOhSix Diversity in Film Podcast Series featuring the creators of Thousand Pieces of Gold, a groundbreaking film from 1991 that has recently been beautifully restored and re-released. On hand for the conversation are director Nancy Kelly, editor and producer Kenji Yamamoto, and the star of the movie, Rosalind Chao.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Lucky Grandma / 幸運的奶奶 - Movie Review


The Movie: Lucky Grandma / 幸運的奶奶

The Director: Sasie Sealy

The Cast: Tsai Chin, Hsiao-Yuan Ha, Michael Tow, Yan Xi, Wai Ching Ho, Eddie Yu, Mason Yam, Kristen Hung, Lyman Chen

The Story: Set in New York City's Chinatown, an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese grandma goes all in at the casino, landing herself on the wrong side of luck - and in the middle of a gang war.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Lovebirds - Movie Review


The Movie: The Lovebirds

The Director: Michael Showalter

The Cast: Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani, Paul Sparks, Anna Camp, Kyle Bornheimer

The Story: A couple experiences a defining moment in their relationship when they are unintentionally embroiled in a murder mystery.

Monday, May 18, 2020

TwoOhSix Podcast - S01/E03 - Diversity in Film with Vivian Hua


Hello friends and welcome to season one, episode three of the TwoOhSix.com Podcast! This continues the Diversity in Film podcast series featuring film makers and industry experts from within the industry. I have learned a lot along the way so I hope you do as well. Let's get to it!

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Samurai Marathon - Movie Review


The Movie: Samurai Marathon

The Director: Bernard Rose

The Cast: Takeru Satoh, Nana Komatsu, Mirai Moriyama, Shota Sometani, Munetaka Aoki, Ryu Kohata, Yuta Koseki, Danny Huston

The Story: In 1855, a daimyo sends his men on a grueling marathon to discover if they're tough enough to face the newly arrived Americans. Misunderstanding his intent, the Shogun dispatches assassins.

Monday, May 11, 2020

TwoOhSix.com Diversity In Film Podcast Interview Series


This is the official home page for the TwoOhSix.com Diversity In Film podcast interview series. This project has been in the works for about a year and I am so excited to see it finally coming together. Diversity has been a bit of a buzzword when it comes to how inclusive (or not) Hollywood and the entire film industry has been over the years and these conversations explore that topic in a variety of different ways. These are the discussions that will create possibility.

TwoOhSix Podcast - S01/E02 - Diversity in Film with Emily Ting


Hello, friends and welcome to the second episode of season one of the TwoOhSix.com Podcast! To kick things off, I have put together a special interview series about diversity in film and it has been such a pleasure to speak with all of the people who have donated their time to this project. Let's get to it!

TwoOhSix Podcast - S01/E01 - Diversity in Film with Lynn Chen


Hello, friends and welcome to the very first episode of the now officially launched TwoOhSix.com Podcast! To kick things off, I have put together a special interview series about diversity in film and it has been such a pleasure to speak with all of the people who have donated their time to this project. Let's get to it!

Thursday, May 7, 2020

How to Build a Girl - Movie Review


The Movie: How to Build a Girl

The Director: Coky Giedroyc

The Cast: Beanie Feldstein, Alfie Allen, Paddy Considine, Chris O'Dowd, Emma Thompson

The Story: Johanna Morrigan is a bright, quirky, 16-year-old who uses her colorful imagination to regularly escape her humdrum life in Wolverhampton and live out her creative fantasies.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Better Days / 少年的你 - Movie Review


The Movie: Better Days / 少年的你

The Director: Derek Kwok-Cheung Tsang
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The Cast: Zhou Dongyu, Jackson Yee, Huang Jue, Yin Fang, Wu Yue, Zhou Ye, Zhao Runnan, Zhang Yao, Zhang Yifan

The Story: A bullied teenage girl forms an unlikely friendship with a mysterious young man who protects her from her assailants, all while she copes with the pressures of her final examinations.

Monday, May 4, 2020

TwoOhSix Podcast: Guest Announcements - Diversity in Film: Conversations from Within the Industry


TwoOhSix.com is proud to announce the official guest lineup for the Diversity In Film podcast interview series. This project has been in the works for about a year and I am so excited to see it finally coming together. Diversity has been a bit of a buzzword when it comes to how inclusive (or not) Hollywood and the entire film industry has been over the years and these conversations explore that topic in a variety of different ways. These are the discussions that will create possibility.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Tigertail - Movie Review


The Movie: Tigertail

The Director: Alan Yang

The Cast: Tzi Ma, Christine Ko, Hong-Chi Lee, Yo-Hsing Fang, Fiona Fu, Joan Chen, Kuei-Mei Yang, Cindera Che, Kunjue Li

The Story: A Taiwanese factory worker leaves his homeland to seek opportunity in America, where he struggles to find connection while balancing family and newfound responsibilities in this multi-generational drama.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

The Wretched - Movie Review


The Movie: The Wretched

The Directors: Brett Pierce and Drew T. Pierce

The Cast: John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda, Jamison Jones, Zarah Mahler, Kevin Bigley, and Blane Crockarell

The Story: A defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parent's imminent divorce, faces off with a thousand year-old witch, who is living beneath the skin of and posing as the woman next door.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

I Will Make You Mine - Movie Review


The Movie: I Will Make You Mine

The Director: Lynn Chen

The Cast: Lynn Chen, Yea-Ming Chen, Ayako Fujitani, Goh Nakamura, Tamlyn Tomita, Joy Osmanski, Mike Faiola, Ayami Riley Tomine

The Story: Three women wrestle with life's difficulties while confronting their past relationships with the same man.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Blood Quantum - Movie Review


The Movie: Blood Quantum

The Director: Jeff Barnaby

The Cast: Michael Greyeyes, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Forrest Goodluck, Kiowa Gordon, Olivia Scriven, Stonehorse Lone Goeman, Brandon Oakes, Devery Jacobs

The Story: The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi'gMaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are strangely immune to the zombie plague.

Korean Movie Night At Home - Free Movies!

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Thanks to a friend of mine sharing a post from the Korean Consulate of Seattle, I have discovered this unique and free opportunity to watch Korean movies thanks to the Korean Cultural Center New York and JBG Pictures. The following is from the event's website page.

"In this unique revamp of Korean Movie Night, we’ve partnered with JBG Pictures to provide FREE access to these films online until the end of June. Since its inception in 2010, Korean Movie Night New York presented free film screenings that introduced the full spectrum of contemporary and classic Korean cinema to New York audiences, including popular blockbusters, independent films, documentaries, animation, and more."


Monday, April 27, 2020

TwoOhSix.com Presents - Diversity in Film: Conversations from Within the Industry



TwoOhSix.com is proud to announce the official (re)launch of the TwoOhSix.com Podcast with an exclusive interview series debuting on Monday, May 11th. Diversity in Film: Conversations from Within the Industry will feature ten exclusive interviews hosted by Marc Morin including directors, producers, actors, film critics, and other industry experts. Episodes will be released weekly on consecutive Mondays and once the interview series is complete, the podcast will continue with more details coming at a later date.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Extraction (2020) - Movie Review


The Movie: Extraction

The Director: Sam Hargrave

The Cast: hris Hemsworth, Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Golshifteh Farahani, Shivam Vichare , David Harbour

The Story: Tyler Rake, a fearless black market mercenary, embarks on the most deadly extraction of his career when he's enlisted to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Thousand Pieces of Gold - Movie Review


The Movie: Thousand Pieces of Gold

The Director: Nancy Kelly

The Cast: Rosalind Chao, Chris Cooper, Will Oldham, Michael Paul Chan, Dennis Dun, Jimmie F. Skaggs

The Story: Based on the true story of Lalu Nathoy, a woman sold into slavery by her father and ent from China to America during the 1880's.

Warriors of the Nation / 黄飞鸿之怒海雄风 - Movie Review


The Movie: Warriors of the Nation / 黄飞鸿之怒海雄风

The Director: Marco Mak

The Cast: Vincent Zhao, Miya Muqi, Kenya Sawada, Lubing Li,

The Story: At the end of the Chino-Japanese War, top military officer Zhang Zhidong is kidnapped in the middle of the night by a militant organization called the White Lotus Society. When he overhears a sinister plot to overthrow the central government by China’s own military officials, Wong Fei-Hung knows he must rescue Zhang to protect China and prevent another war from happening.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Why Don't You Just Die! - Movie Review


The Movie: Why Don't You Just Die!

The Director: Kirill Sokolov

The Cast: Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Vitaliy Khaev, Evgeniya Kregzhde, Michael Gor, Elena Shevchenko

The Story: Andrei, a detective and the world's most horrible father, brings together a terrible group of people in his apartment: his resentful actress daughter, an angry thug, and a cheated cop. Each one of them has a reason to want revenge.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Abe - Movie Review


The Movie: Abe

The Director: Fernando Grostein Andrade

The Cast: Noah Schnapp, Seu Jorge, Dagmara Dominczyk, Arian Moayed

The Story: Abe is a 12-year-old boy from Brooklyn who cooks to unite his half Israeli and half Palestinian family, but everything goes wrong.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The Witch: Subversion / 마녀 - Movie Review


The Movie: The Witch: Subversion / 마녀

The Director: Park Hoon-jung

The Cast: Kim Da-Mi, Jo Min-Soo, Choi Woo-Sik, Go Min-Si, Park Hee-Soon, Da-Eun

The Story: A high school student with amnesia tries to uncover what has happened to her. All leading her into deeper troubles ultimately revealing a darkness she could not have imagined.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The Captain / 中国机长 - Movie Review


The Movie: The Captain / 中国机长

The Director: Andrew Lau Wai-Keung

The Cast: Hanyu Zhang, Jiang Du, Qin Li,

The Story: When the windshield of his commercial airplane shatters at 30,000 feet in the air, a pilot and his flight crew work to ensure the safety of the passengers and land the plane.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

The Other Lamb - Movie Review


The Movie: The Other Lamb

The Director: Malgorzata Szumowska

The Cast: Michiel Huisman, Raffey Cassidy, and Denise Gough

The Story: A girl born into an all-female cult led by a man in their compound begins to question his teachings and her own reality.

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