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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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Arbitrage (Frank’s Take).

September 17, 2012 | By | Reply More
Arbitrage (Frank’s Take).

First-time director Nicholas Jarecki’s cynical financial fable ‘Arbitrage’ wants to take a suspenseful poke at the reckless rich and remind us of the duplicity behind the pompous privileged. In times of the incessant recession that is affecting disenfranchised people everywhere, one would think that ‘Arbitrage’ would be a timely and smart cautionary tale spotlighting class […]

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Can I get a second opinion, Doc?

September 17, 2012 | By More
Can I get a second opinion, Doc?

No other noble profession has been so ubiquitous on the television screen than the physician especially in the world of science fiction/fantasy. These medical miracle workers are on board to heal, comfort and advise their patients, strangers and co-workers. The doctoring being done necessarily is not in a physical capacity only—sometimes the variety of specialty […]

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Welcome to my opening act.

September 16, 2012 | By | 11 Replies More
Welcome to my opening act.

A television show has to appeal to the viewer on many levels. True, the TV programme has to cater to the type of genre that the audience desires. Aside from that obvious fact, one can probably pin-point the key ingredient that draws them to the type of primetime entertainment that inspires the creative juices. The […]

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Resident Evil: Retribution (Frank’s Take).

September 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
Resident Evil: Retribution (Frank’s Take).

The predictable ritual of enduring the Resident Evil film franchise is a critical cross that most film critics have to bear. Think of it as the occupational hazard of the profession. Now in all fairness there are countless filmmakers that milk a movie series regardless of its repetitive, rancid quality. Certainly Len Wiseman immediately comes […]

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Finding Nemo 3D (Frank’s Take).

September 15, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Finding Nemo 3D (Frank’s Take).

There is something fishy going on with Finding Nemo 3D and that is a good thing for the kiddies and adults looking to get hooked in the mouth with this succulent sea adventure from the creative minds at Pixar. When Finding Nemo first hit the big screen in 2003, the fearless fish was a refreshing […]

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Take me to your leader!

September 15, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Take me to your leader!

Throughout the history of television, our beloved (and overlooked) science fiction, horror and fantasy adventure characters answered to a higher power than themselves—their leaders! So in the TV column Take Me to Your Leader, we will take a look at some of the boob tube’s most cherished (or despised) leaders/bosses/supervisors/commanders and determine their worth and […]

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The Robotic Dance: A great way to doing the Sci-Fi Shuffle!

September 14, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
The Robotic Dance: A great way to doing the Sci-Fi Shuffle!

Ah, there is nothing like the companionship of a mechanical mate to get one through the hard times, right? Well, television has certainly provided its share of a walking bucket of bolts throughout the decades on the boob tube. Whether these particular television robots were decorated or despised it did not matter in the least […]

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Beyond the junior-sized Jupiter: A nostalgic Sci-Fi sampling for kids from yesteryear.

September 13, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Beyond the junior-sized Jupiter: A nostalgic Sci-Fi sampling for kids from yesteryear.

As a child coming of age in the decade of the 1970’s, children’s programming was crucial for me and other adventurous tykes looking for futuristic escapism particularly if you had science fiction leanings or harbored the appreciation for fantasy that removed you from the world of other silly-minded kiddie fare that did not cater to […]

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[REC] 3: Genesis (Frank’s take).

September 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
[REC] 3: Genesis (Frank’s take).

The banal bloodbath of the creepy continuation in the [REC] movie series is extended as it does not disappoint in the cheesy realm of shapeless shock cinema. The nonsensical and nauseating [REC] 3: Genesis is the tedious third installment emanating from the 2007 Spanish horror show that surprisingly gave a refreshing gruesomeness to the perverse […]

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A Friendly “Hi” to Sci-Fi TV: Commoners are Welcome!

September 11, 2012 | By More
A Friendly “Hi” to Sci-Fi TV: Commoners are Welcome!

There is a fine line between the ardent science fiction fanatic and the casual observer that can accept the genre in sporadic gulps. Nevertheless, science fiction has blessed television favorably from the golden days of the boob tube where B-movies and morning family serials took audiences to new depths of appreciation and imagination to the […]

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