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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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Paranormal Activity 4 – Frank’s Take (film review).

October 22, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Paranormal Activity 4 – Frank’s Take (film review).

Well, at least there is the consistency of churning out another repetitive ‘Paranormal Activity’ installment around the Halloween festivities that is still in vogue. Co-directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (‘Paranormal Activity 3’, ‘Catfish’) are back at the creepy control panel for the fourth outing in ‘Paranormal Activity 4′, an empty-minded boofest that trudges along […]

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Fatherly advice: a Sci-Fi perspective!

October 19, 2012 | By More
Fatherly advice: a Sci-Fi perspective!

Now how can this author pen a column about Science Fiction mothers entitled ‘Motherly Instinct: A Sci-Fi Lullaby’ (September 18, 2012) and not pay any recognition to fathers in this same genre? Well, in fairness let’s give some attention to the breadwinners in the world of sci-fi television, shall we? In ‘Fatherly Advice: A Sci-Fi […]

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Sinister (film review) – Frank’s Take.

October 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
Sinister (film review) – Frank’s Take.

Director/co-writer Scott Derrickson (‘The Exorcism Of Emily Rose’) creates a slow burn of macabre-oriented mayhem in the creepy caper ‘Sinister’. Derrickson and fellow scriber C. Robert Cargill churn out a traditional yet hackneyed horror showcase that marches to the beat of the same dreary drum. ‘Sinister’ features the conventional atmospherics of titillating tactics concerning a […]

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V/H/S film review (Frank’s Take).

October 10, 2012 | By | Reply More
V/H/S film review (Frank’s Take).

It is one thing to grasp the copycat concept of capitalising on a clever trend in horror moviemaking and extending the gruesome appeal into something more mainstream and profitable. However, when the so-called trend is beaten to death at the hands of clumsy opportunists looking to milk the genre for what it is worth then […]

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Taken 2, film review (Frank’s Take).

October 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
Taken 2, film review (Frank’s Take).

Liam Neeson is out for blood yet again in the sequel ‘Taken 2′, a frenzied follow-up to the original 2008 spy actioner that starred the stoic Oscar-nominated actor. Neeson reprises his role as ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills whose entanglement with the bad guys goes through the chaotic motions in tedious, exaggerated fashion. Prolonged and strained, […]

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Frankenweenie film review (Frank’s Take).

October 5, 2012 | By More
Frankenweenie film review (Frank’s Take).

Luscious and skillfully presented, filmmaker Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’ is a highly exquisite black-and-white stop motion animated 3D creepy caper that radiates in wicked-minded wit and wonderment. Clearly, ‘Frankenweenie’ may be Burton’s most imaginative and gorgeously playful films in many years. As an obvious tribute to the classic creatures of yesteryear in retro cinema, ‘Frankenweenie’ is […]

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Solomon Kane film review (Frank’s Take).

October 1, 2012 | By More
Solomon Kane film review (Frank’s Take).

Writer-director Michael J. Bassett’s brooding and bloated fantasy adventure ‘Solomon Kane’ is rather ambitious in its fire-and-brimstone presentation. The bone-crushing and blood-splattering spectacle is indeed committed to its rousing showcase pertaining to a fearless warrior, wicked sorcerers, curvaceous harlots, revolving thrones, discarded bodies and relentlessly murky battles — all set in the background of Merry […]

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The Hole film review (Frank’s Take).

September 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Hole film review (Frank’s Take).

The arrival of the family-friendly horror adventure ‘The Hole’ on the big screen in 2012 is rather puzzling considering that the movie was originally shot in 2008 (with a European release in 2009). Anyhow, fans of filmmaker Joe Dante (‘The Howling’, ‘Gremlins’, ‘Explorers’, ‘Small Soldiers’, ‘The ‘Burbs’) will get re-acquainted with his latest narrative that […]

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Hotel Transylvania film review (Frank’s Take).

September 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Hotel Transylvania film review (Frank’s Take).

Checking out at ‘Hotel Transylvania’ is definitely a preferable prospect as opposed to checking in. This lackluster 3D animated feature may be chuckle-worthy for the kiddies particularly when its enticing makeup is a hybrid of pop cultural reminiscences that combines ‘Twilight’ with ‘Monsters, Inc.’ As for adults, ‘Hotel Transylvania’ is just another lame excursion for […]

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Looper film review (Frank’s Take).

September 29, 2012 | By More
Looper film review (Frank’s Take).

Mind-bending time travel movies routinely have a robust and surrealistic edginess that caters to the absolute essence of science fiction fanatics. Still, that is not always enough to convey the concrete convictions of a sci-fi time travel tale that percolates beyond its visual mastery. Sometimes one needs the inclusion of a challenging plot, thought-provoking characterizations, […]

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