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Sunday, September 20, 2020

The New Mutants - Movie Review

The Movie: The New Mutants

The Director: Josh Boone

The Cast: Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, Henry Zaga

The Story: Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

The Nest - Movie Review

The Movie: The Nest

The Director: Sean Durkin

The Cast: Jude Law, Carrie Coon, Charlie Shotwell, Oona Roche

The Story: Life for an entrepreneur and his American family begin to take a twisted turn after moving into an English country manor.

Possessor (2020) - Movie Review

The Movie: Possessor

The Director: Brandon Cronenberg

The Cast: Christopher Abbott, Andrea Riseborough, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sean Bean, Rossif Sutherland, Tuppence Middleton

The Story: Possessor follows an agent who works for a secretive organization that uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people's bodies - ultimately driving them to commit assassinations for high-paying clients.

Antebellum - Movie Review

The Movie: Antebellum

The Directors: Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz

The Cast: Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange, Jena Malone, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Gabourey Sidibe, Marque Richardson, Robert Aramayo, Lily Cowles, Tongayi Chirisa

The Story: Successful author Veronica Henley finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it's too late.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

No Escape - Movie Review

The Movie: No Escape

The Director: Will Wernick

The Cast: Keegan Allen, Holland Roden, Denzel Whitaker, Ronen Rubinstein, Pasha Lychnikoff, George Janko, Siya

The Story: A social media star travels with his friends to Moscow to capture new content for his successful VLOG. Always pushing the limits and catering to a growing audience, he and his friends enter a cold world of mystery, excess and danger.

Spiral (2020) - Movie Review

The Movie: Spiral

The Director: Kurtis David Harder

The Cast: Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Ari Cohen, Jennifer Laporte, Lochlyn Munro, Chandra West, Ty Wood, Thomas Elms

The Story: Male mixed race couple moves to the suburbs and encounter evil cult of white people.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

All In: The Fight for Democracy - Documentary Review

The Documentary: All In: The Fight for Democracy

The Directors: Lisa Cortes and Liz Garbus

The Story: The documentary takes a look at the history, and current activism against voter suppression; barriers to voting that most people don't even know is a threat to their basic rights as citizens of the United States.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Monday, September 14, 2020

#Alive / #살아있다 - Movie Review

The Movie: #Alive / #살아있다

The Director: Cho Il-hyung

The Cast: Yoo Ah-In, Park Shin-Hye, Lee Hyun-Wook

The Story: The rapid spread of an unknown infection has left an entire city in ungovernable chaos, but one survivor remains alive in isolation.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Nekrotronic - Movie Review

The Movie: Nekrotronic

The Director: Kiah Roache-Turner

The Cast: Ben O'Toole, Monica Bellucci, Caroline Ford, David Wenham, Tess Haubrich

The Story: A man who discovers that he is part of a secret sect of magical beings who hunt down and destroy demons in the internet.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Greyhound (2020) - Movie Review

The Movie: Greyhound

The Director: Aaron Schneider

The Cast: Tom Hanks, Elisabeth Shue, Stephen Graham, Matt Helm, Craig Tate, Rob Morgan, Travis Quentin, Jeff Burkes, Matthew Zuk

The Story: Several months after the U.S. entry into World War II, an inexperienced U.S. Navy commander must lead an Allied convoy being stalked by a German submarine wolf pack.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Evil Boy - Movie Review

The Movie: Evil Boy

The Director: Olga Gorodetskaya

The Cast: Elena Lyadova, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Sevastian Bugaev, Evgeniy Tsyganov, Roza Khayrullina

The Story: After their son disappears, a couple decides to adopt although the decision they make may not have been ideal.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

My Prince Edward / 金都 - Movie Review

The Movie: My Prince Edward / 金都

The Director: Norris Wong

The Cast: Stephy Tang, Pak Hon Chu, Hee Ching Paw, Jin Kai Jie

The Story: A thirty something year old woman living in Hong Kong discovers, just as her boyfriend of seven years proposes, that she was never divorced from a sham marriage she agreed to for money ten years prior.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Yellow Rose - Movie Review

The Movie: Yellow Rose

The Director: Diane Paragas

The Cast: Eva Noblezada, Princess Punzalan, Dale Watson, Libby Villari and Lea Salonga

The Story: Rose, an undocumented 17 year old Filipina, dreams of one day leaving her small Texas town to pursue her country music dreams. Her world is shattered when her mom suddenly gets picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

TwoOhSix Podcast: Guest Announcements - New Directions in Film

Welcome to season two of the TwoOhSox.com Podcast! This series features interviews with directors about their latest projects and also about how both the pandemic and the recent protests have changed what it means to make movies. 2020 has been nothing but change so far and I wanted to find out what the impact has been on making movies. I am thankful to have been able to schedule a lineup filled with extremely talented directors just as each of their careers are set to take off. Check out the full lineup below and thank you for listening!

Mulan (2020) - Movie Review

The Movie: Mulan

The Director: Niki Caro

The Cast: Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Gong Li, Jet Li, Tzi Ma, Rosalind Chao, Pei-Pei Cheng, Xana Tang, Ron Yuan

The Story: A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The Paper Tigers - 2020 Fantasia Movie Review

The Movie: The Paper Tigers

The Director: Bao Tran

The Cast: Joziah Lagonoy, Matthew Page, Jae Suh Park, Mykel Shannon Jenkins, Alain Uy, Ron Yuan, Ken Quitugua

The Story: Three Kung Fu prodigies have grown into washed-up, middle-aged men, now one kick away from pulling their hamstrings. But when their master is murdered, they must juggle their dead-end jobs, dad duties, and old grudges to avenge his death.

Entwined - Movie Review

The Movie: Entwined

The Director: Minos Nikolakakis

The Cast: Prometheus Aleifer, Anastasia Rafaella Konidi and John De Holland 

The Story: 
A doctor relocates to a small village and falls for a mysterious woman who lives in isolation due to a strange skin condition. As he falls deeper for the woman, he also falls deeper into a forest the surrounding forest that somehow refuses to let him escape.

A Witness Out of the Blue / 犯罪現場 - 2020 Fantasia Movie Review

The Movie: A Witness Out of the Blue犯罪現場

The Director: Chi-Keung Fung

The Cast: Louis Koo, Louis Cheung, Jessica Hsuan, Cherry Ngan, Philip Keung, Fiona Sit, Patrick Tam, Andy On, Ling Man-lung, Sam Lee, Evergreen Mak, Power Chan

The Story: A Hong Kong crime thriller about a detective who discovers that a parrot can help him to solve a case.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Detention / 返校 - 2020 Fantasia Movie Review

The Movie: Detention / 返校

The Director: John Hsu

The Cast: Gingle Wang, Tseng Chin-Hua, Fu Meng-Po, Cecilia Choi

The Story: A high school student in 1960's Taiwan during the period of White Terror and martial law must deal with the consequences of her actions against a secret book club.

Special Actors / スペシャルアクターズ - 2020 Fantasia Movie Review

The Movie: Special Actorsスペシャルアクターズ

The Director: Shin'ichirô Ueda

The Cast: Kazuto Osawa, Hiroki Kono, Takuya Fuji, Ayu Kitaura

The Story: Kazuto has a lifelong dream of becoming an actor, but has been suffering from a special medical condition where he faints and collapses when he gets nervous. Now he has a chance to join a group of actors who have been hired to expose and take down a cult.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Sheep Without A Shepherd / 误杀 - Movie Review

The Movie: Sheep Without A Shepherd / 误杀

The Director: Sam Quah

The Cast: Joan Chen, Xiao Yang, Paul Chun, Tan Zhuo

The Story: Desperate measures are taken by a man who tries to save his family from the dark side of the law, after they commit an unexpected crime.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Bill and Ted Face the Music - Movie Review

Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Samara Weaving, and Brigette Lundy-Paine in Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)

The Movie: Bill and Ted face the Music

The Director: Dean Parisot

The Cast: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Kristen Schaal, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine

The Story: Once told they'd save the universe during a time-traveling adventure, 2 would-be rockers from San Dimas, California find themselves as middle-aged dads still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfill their destiny.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Crazy Samurai Musashi - 2020 Fantasia Movie Review

The Movie: Crazy Samurai Musashi

The Director: Yuji Shimomura

The Cast: Tak Sakaguchi, Kento Yamazaki, Masaaki Takarai, Akihiko Sai

The Story: Legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi fights off hundreds of opponents.

The Travelling Cat Chronicles / 旅猫リポート - 2020 Fantasia Movie Review

The Movie: The Travelling Cat Chronicles / 旅猫リポート

The Director: Kôichirô Miki

The Cast: Sôta Fukushi, Yuko Takeuchi, Alice Hirose, Takurô Ôno, Ryôsuke Yamamoto, Tomoya Maeno, Yûko Takeuchi

The Story: A young man takes a road trip visiting old friends in hopes that one of them will be able to adopt his cat. They both quickly learn that this will be no easy task.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Monster Seafood Wars / 三大怪獣グルメ - 2020 Fantasia Movie Review

The Movie: Monster Seafood Wars / 三大怪獣グルメ

The Director: Minoru Kawasaki

The Cast: Keisuke Ueda, Ayano Yoshida Christie, Yûya Asato, Shojiro Yokoi, Reon Kurosaki, Gota Ihashi, Satoshi Kobayashi, Hikomaro, Paradise Yamamoto, Ukulele Eiji, Kei Grant, Asato Izumi

The Story: Yuta, a young master at the Tsukiji Fish Market, accidentally drops his meal of mixed seafood into the Sumida River. Some time afterwards a gigantic mutated squid monster arises from the depths and begins to wreak havoc upon an awe-stricken Tokyo.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Lapsis - 2020 Fantasia Movie Review

The Movie: Lapsis

The Director: Noah Hutton

The Cast: Ivory Aquino, Arliss Howard, Babe Howard, Dean Imperial, Dora Madison, James McDaniel, Madeline Wise, Frank Wood

The Story: In a parallel present, Ray Tincelli is struggling to support himself and his ailing younger brother. After a series of two-bit hustles and unsuccessful swindles, Ray takes a job trekking deep into the forest, pulling cable over miles of terrain to connect large, metal cubes that link together the new quantum trading market.

The Columnist - 2020 Fantasia Movie Review

The Movie: The Columnist

The Director: Ivo van Aart

The Cast: Genio de Groot, Katja Herbers, Rein Hofman, Bram van der Kelen, Claire Porro, Harry van Rijthoven

The Story: Columnist and author Femke is flooded with anonymous nasty messages and death threats on social media. One day she has enough and decides to take revenge.

Fly Me To Saitama / 翔んで埼玉 - Fantasia 2020 Movie Review

The Movie: Fly Me To Saitama / 翔んで埼玉

The Director: Hideki Takeuchi

The Cast: Fumi Nikaidô, Gackt, Yûsuke Iseya, Masaki Kyômoto, Kumiko Takeda, Haruka Shimazaki, Kumiko Asô, Ryô Narita, Brother Tom, Shôtarô Mamiya, Akaji Maro

The Story: In a world where people are discriminated based on their birthplace, a resident of the much-reviled Saitama Prefecture embarks on a revolutionary campaign to improve things for his home.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Random Acts of Violence - Movie Review

The Movie: Random Acts of Violence

The Director: Jay Baruchel

The Cast: Jesse Willimas, Jordana Brewster, Jay Baruchel, Niamh Wilson

The Story: A pair of comic book writers begin to notice scary similarities between the character they created and horrific real-life events.

Chemical Hearts - Movie Review

The Movie: Chemical Hearts

The Director: Richard Tanne

The Cast: Lili Reinhart, Austin Abrams, Sarah Jones, Adhir Kalyan, Kara Young, Coral Peña, Shannon Walsh, Bruce Altman, Meg Gibson, Adhir Kalyan

The Story: A high school transfer student finds a new passion when she begins to work on the school's newspaper.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Lingua Franca - Movie Review

The Movie: Lingua Franca

The Director: Isabel Sandoval

The Cast: Eamon Farren, Lev Gorn, P.J. Boudousqué, Lynn Cohen, Isabel Sandoval, Ivory Aquino, Andrea Leigh, Leif Steinert, Roman Blat, Jake Soister

The Story: Olivia, an undocumented Filipino trans woman, works as a caregiver in Brooklyn. When she runs out of options to attain legal status in the US, she becomes romantically involved with her employer's grandson in the pursuit of a marriage-based green card.

Words On Bathroom Walls - Movie Review

The Movie: Words On Bathroom Walls

The Director: Thor Freudenthal

The Cast: Charlie Plummer, Andy Garcia, Taylor Russell, AnnaSophia Robb, Beth Grant, Devon Bostick, Lobo Sebastian, Molly Parker, Walton Goggins

The Story: A teenager coping with paranoid schizophrenia hopes his new experimental drug treatment will help him navigate high school and the outside world.

TwoOhSix Podcast - Nick Naveda Interview for Words on Bathroom Walls

Screenwriter Nick Naveda sat down (virtually) with the TwoOhSix.com Podcast to discuss his latest movie Words on Bathroom Walls. Nick talks about what it meant to tell this story, how the casting came together, and what he wants people to take away from watching the movie.

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Words on Bathroom Walls premieres in theaters where available on August 21st. The movie was directed by Thor Freudenthal and features performances from Charlie Plummer, Taylor Russell, Andy Garcia, AnnaSophia Robb, Beth Grant, Devon Bostick, Lobo Sebastian, Molly Parker, and Walton Goggins.

The story: A teenager coping with paranoid schizophrenia hopes his new experimental drug treatment will help him navigate high school and the outside world.

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Monday, August 17, 2020

Peninsula / 반도 - Movie Review

The Movie: Peninsula / 반도

The Director: Yeon Sang-ho

The Cast: Gang Dong-won, Lee Jung-hyun, Lee Re as Joon, Kwon Hae-hyo, Kim Min-jae, Koo Kyo-hwan, Kim Do-yoon, Lee Ye-won, Jang So-yeon, Moon Woo-jin, Kim Kyu-baek, Bella Rahim

The Story: Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive.

Tesla - Movie Review

The Movie: Tesla

The Director: Michael Almeryeda

The Cast: Ethan Hawke, Kyle MacLachlan, Eve Hewson, Jim Gaffigan, Hannah Gross, Josh Hamilton

The Story: A freewheeling take on visionary inventor Nikola Tesla, his interactions with Thomas Edison and J.P. Morgan's daughter Anne, and his breakthroughs in transmitting electrical power and light.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Hail to the Deadites - Fantasia 2020 Documentary Review

Documentary Review: Hail to the Deadites

The Director: Steve Villeneuve

The Story: A documentary about the fans of the Evil Dead films and explores the classic franchise's undying and ever-growing popularity.

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