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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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Getaway (film review) by Frank Ochieng.

September 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
Getaway (film review) by Frank Ochieng.

The high-octane hideousness behind ‘Getaway’ is indeed an on-screen traffic accident that will drive one to immediately rip up their auto club membership card. Sure, the majority of showy car chase capers are intentional escapist nonsense that most movie-goers gravitate to for the mindless, reckless fun. However, ‘Getaway’ applies the accelerator convincingly with its tedious […]

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters by Frank Ochieng (film review).

August 28, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters by Frank Ochieng (film review).

The refreshing twist about ‘Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters’ is that it is a children’s nautical fantasy geared to introducing the youngsters to a hearty taste of Greek mythology. After all, the majority of kiddie capers do not always have to include cuddly 3-D animated animals, talking cars, dancing dinosaurs or impish wizards and witches […]

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Elysium by Frank Ochieng (Film Review).

August 26, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Elysium by Frank Ochieng (Film Review).

There is no doubt about the majestic vision and scope that South African filmmaker Neill Blomkamp holds for his illuminating sci-fi spectacles that skillfully hint at innovation and introspection. More important, writer-director Blomkamp’s hypnotic landscape narratives provide social commentary depth that is handily thought-provoking and profound. Naturally, Blomkamp proved this very same sentiment when he […]

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The Wolverine by Frank Ochieng (film review).

August 26, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
The Wolverine by Frank Ochieng (film review).

Finally the so-called breakout star of ‘The X-Men’ movie series gets to fly solo yet again (after ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’) and test the waters of his continued on screen popularity. After all, what is not to like about the charismatic Wolverine or the performer that portrays the metal clawed super specimen in the buffed form […]

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You’re Next by Frank Ochieng (film review ).

August 25, 2013 | By More
You’re Next by Frank Ochieng (film review ).

One can make the argument that the home invasion thriller feels rather familiar in the wake of this particular genre’s omnipresence at the box office. With offerings such as this year’s ‘The Purge’ or even referencing something as nostalgic as the Jodie Foster-Kristen Stewart vehicle ‘Panic Room’ from a few years back you would wonder […]

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The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones by Frank Ochieng (film review).

August 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones  by Frank Ochieng (film review).

Well, the search for the next ‘Twilight’ phenomenon continues desperately as Hollywood coughs up yet another pretender in the clunky supernatural serial ‘The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones’. When will the movie studios realise that these futile attempts to fill the void with these tepid teenybopper fantasy romancers featuring the arbitrary inclusion of ‘tween triangular […]

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The World’s End by Frank Ochieng (film review).

August 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
The World’s End by Frank Ochieng (film review).

The good news is that the savvy apocalypse comedy T’he World’s End’ is armed with the notorious wit from proven collaborators in writer-director Edgar Wright (‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’) and actor/writer Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The trio, known for their so-called ‘Cornetto Trilogy’ that includes the devilishly ditties ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ (2004) […]

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After Earth (film review by Frank Ochieng).

June 14, 2013 | By More
After Earth (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The practice of nepotism in Hollywood — as in other areas of industry — can be a mixed bag of sorts. On one hand, who would not want to take advantage of a handmade opportunity and seize the golden moment for loved ones if given the chance? On the other hand, favouring your own party […]

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The Iceman (film review by Frank Ochieng).

May 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Iceman (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Director/co-writer Ariel Vromen’s ‘The Iceman’ will leave audiences cold with its chilling account of a monstrous family man whose balancing act of a level-minded head of household provider and psychotic slayer-at-large will have one scratching their befuddled noggin. Vromen’s stirring portrait of a societal menace in contract killer Richard Kuklinski (highlighted by an astounding and […]

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Erased (film review by Frank Ochieng).

May 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Erased (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The thought of churning out another ‘daddy-and-daughter-in-danger’ spy flick seemed somewhat bewildering considering the exhaustive overdose of the Liam Neeson ‘Taken’ films still fresh in the consciousness of moviegoers’ action-packed psyches. Well, ‘Erased’ looks to capitalise on the repetitive Neeson cat-and-mouse narratives as yet another recycled knockoff filling the void until another ‘Taken’ film makes […]

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