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Author Archive: FrankOchieng

Frank Ochieng has contributed film reviews to SF Crowsnest off and on since 2003. He has been published in other various movie site venues throughout the years. Ochieng has been part of The Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and had written film reviews for The Boston Banner newspaper (USA) and frequently is a media/entertainment panelist on WBZ NewsRadio 1030 AM on "The Jordan Rich Show" in Boston, Massachusetts/USA.

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Creep (film review by Frank Ochieng).

July 22, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Creep (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The disturbing and mind-bending ‘Creep’ certainly startles with its sense of sophisticated salaciousness, so why should it not meet the expectations of its haunting and hallucinatory hedonism? After all ‘Creep’ was from the handlers that gave fright fans unnerving and twitchy thrills in fear-monger flicks such as ‘Paranormal Activity’ and ‘The Purge’. Granted that the found footage genre has become rather obligatory but […]

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Ant-Man (film review by Frank Ochieng).

July 19, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Ant-Man (film review by Frank Ochieng).

When one thinks of a typical super-hero actioner, they imagine the boisterous boundaries that are associated with such an explosive genre: eye-popping special effects, outlandish and grand-standing villains, world domination escapades, complex yet flashy super-heroes that seem unreal and unapologetic and a big scale of unbelievable escapism that is tellingly becoming of a comic book […]

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These Final Hours (film review by Frank Ochieng).

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These Final Hours (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The depiction concerning doomsday dramas in the movies always seem to have a mixed bag reception when tackling its dour subject matter about the possible annihilation of the planet Earth. The scales of dramatic overdrive can be rather preachy and psychologically exhausting or convey over-the-top unintentional hilarity. Thus, only a few end-of-the-world genre films can […]

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Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (film review by Frank Ochieng).

At one point you could actually find some ounce of redeeming quality in the original ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ where the movie demonstrated its playful foolishness for unexpected thoughtful insight involving a bunch of weary dudes in stagnation with their sub par lives. The gimmick of an unlikely hot tub magically transporting these silly-minded saps back in […]

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Seventh Son (film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 13, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Seventh Son (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The mundane medieval movie ‘Seventh Son’ is indicative of the cinema wasteland that the beginning of a brand new movie season trudges in after the New Year arrives. In any event, ‘Seventh Son’ is in good company (or is that bad company?) with flaccid fare such as the sci-fi eyesore ‘Jupiter Ascending’ and the meatless melodrama ‘The Boy Next Door’ joining the parade […]

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Kingsman: The Secret Service (film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Kingsman: The Secret Service (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The kinetic super-spy caper ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ will serve as a boisterous blueprint for those teen fanboys out there that will fancy an elaborate overload of James Bond-esque high-powered hedonism. It certainly does not hurt that the high-wire hysteria as showcased in the twitchy ‘Kingman’ is based upon the acclaimed comicbook series by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. […]

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Jupiter Ascending (film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 7, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Jupiter Ascending (film review by Frank Ochieng).

It is safe to declare the sci-fi soap opera ‘Jupiter Ascending’ an epic in the making. Now wait and let us finish this thought process…an epic disastrous dud disguised as a big-budgeted, glossy Science Fiction vehicle with manufactured melodramatic momentum in the realm of outer space. In reality, ‘Jupiter Ascending’ is a bombastic and bloated bore of an outlandish […]

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Project Almanac (film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 1, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Project Almanac (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Look…one can never have enough time travel movies for our escapist needs, correct? After all, the possibilities are endless in terms of how filmmakers could explore the surreal dynamics of different dimensions thus allowing audiences to suspend their disbelief and engage in the wonderment of SF exuberance. So the question remains: can first-time director Dan […]

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Predestination (film review by Frank Ochieng).

January 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Predestination (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Robert Heinlein’s classic short story ‘All You Zombies’ gets the big screen treatment as the basis for the Science Fiction time travel thriller ‘Predestination’, a notably imaginative film noir that craftily elevates the genre into an alluring confection. Australian cinematic siblings the Spierig Brothers (as in Michael and Peter) dutifully direct and adapt Heinlein’s Science Fiction […]

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The Boy Next Door (film review by Frank Ochieng).

January 24, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
The Boy Next Door (film review by Frank Ochieng).

These days one can find busy singer/dancer/actress Jennifer Lopez performing her judging duties on the small screen with the longtime singing competition ‘American Idol’. However, the still radiant and curvaceous ‘JLo’ found some time to gravitate back to the big screen and revisit the overplayed ‘woman in peril’ genre with her latest generic psychological thriller in director […]

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