Monday, August 30, 2021

Yakuza Princess - Fantasia 2021 Movie Review

The Movie: Yakuza Princess

The Director: Vincent Amorim

The Cast: MASUMI, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Tsuyoshi Ihara

The Story: The heiress to half of the Yakuza crime syndicate forges an uneasy alliance with an amnesiac stranger who believes an ancient sword binds their two fates.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Midnight Diner / 深夜食堂 - Movie Review

The Movie: Midnight Diner / 深夜食堂

The Director: Tony Leung Ka Fai

The Cast: Tony Leung Ka Fai, Deng Chao, Eddie Peng, Vision Wei

The Story: Year after year, people flock from far and wide to the mysterious Midnight Diner to share their stories, savor delicious home cooking, and finally, to leave refreshed, feeling equally full and ready for their next adventure.

Friday, August 20, 2021

Little Q / 小 Q - Movie Review

The Movie: Little Q / 小 Q

The Director: Law Wing Cheong

The Cast: Simon Yam, Gigi Leung, Him Law, Charlie Yeung, Shanshan Yuan, Angela Yeun, Frankie Lam, Roger Kwok Chun On

The Story: Little Q, a yellow lab with a curious birthmark, is training to become a guide dog for the blind. When his training is complete, Little Q is sent to help Lee Bo Ting, a famous, recently blinded chef.

The Protégé - Movie Review

The Movie: The Protégé

The Director: Martin Campbell

The Cast: Maggie Q, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton

The Story: Rescued as a child by the legendary assassin Moody and trained in the family business, Anna is the world's most skilled contract killer. But when Moody is brutally killed, Anna vows revenge.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

The Night House - Movie Review

The Movie: The Night House

The Director: David Bruckner

The Cast: Rebecca Hall, Sarah Goldberg, Vondie Curtis Hall, Evan Jonigkeit, Stacy Martin

The Story: The Night House follows a widow who begins to uncover her recently deceased husband’s disturbing secrets.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Raging Fire / 怒火 - Fantasia 2021 Movie Review

The Movie: Raging Fire / 怒火

The Director: Benny Chan

The Cast: Donnie Yen, Nicholas Tse, Qin Lan

The Story: Bong Cheung is a righteous cop who is admired by the police force to have solved many cases. One day, his past comes back to haunt him when his sting operation is attacked by a mysterious group of criminals led by his former protégé.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Free Guy - Movie Review

The Movie: Free Guy

The Director: Shawn Levy

The Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Lil Rel Howery, Joe Keery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Taika Waititi

The Story: A bank teller discovers that he's actually an NPC inside a brutal, open world video game.

Monday, August 9, 2021

Escape from Mogadishu / 모가디슈 - Movie Review

The Movie: Escape from Mogadishu / 모가디슈

The Director: Ryoo Seung-wan

The Cast: Kim Yoon-seok, Huh Joon-ho, Zo In-sung, Koo Kyo-hwan, Joung Man-sik, Kim So-jin

The Story: Based on a true story: as civil war rages in Mogadishu, rival North and South Korean diplomats are left trapped. With no aid from either government, their only shot at survival may require uniting with bitter adversaries to escape.

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Nine Days - Movie Review

The Movie: Nine Days

The Director: Edson Oda

The Cast: Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz, Benedict Wong, Tony Hale, Bill Skarsgård, David Rysdahl, Arianna Ortiz

The Story: A reclusive man conducts a series of interviews with human souls for a chance to be born.

Friday, August 6, 2021

The Suicide Squad - Movie Review

The Movie: The Suicide Squad

The Director: James Gunn

The Cast: Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Peter Capaldi, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Michael Rooker, Alice Braga, Pete Davidson, Joaquín Cosio, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Nathan Fillion, Steve Agee, Sean Gunn, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Jennifer Holland, Tinashe Kajese, Sylvester Stallone, Viola Davis

The Story: Supervillains Harley Quinn, Bloodsport, Peacemaker and a collection of nutty cons at Belle Reve prison join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X as they are dropped off at the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

TwoOhSix Picks - 2021 Fantasia International Film Festival

The Fantasia International Film Festival is back! This is seriously one of my favorite film festivals of the year and once again, it is jam packed with a lineup of genre films with both virtual and in person screenings from August 5th through August 25th. I had a hard time narrowing down this incredible list of films so I went with 25 "TwoOhSix Picks" this year.

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