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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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Planetary shock: How about some scifi Pop Rock?

September 25, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Planetary shock: How about some scifi Pop Rock?

For the most part, some folks identify their brand of music for science fiction/fantasy as cozy yet sophisticated orchestrated music. The musical composition is usually formal in its instrumental construction. However, there are some distinctive tunes—whether they belong to sci-fi movie soundtracks or not—that abandon the traditional majestic and conservative notes associated with the science […]

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Animal Magnetism.

September 23, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Animal Magnetism.

Okay TV watchers…your fellow human beings are not the only ones that can bring some drama and comedy to a science fiction/fantasy television show. In fact, some of the most interesting sci-fi personalities have been animals that were either pets or simply worthy companions that were more preferable than humanoid company (hence the definition of […]

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House at the End of the Street (Frank’s Take).

September 23, 2012 | By More
House at the End of the Street (Frank’s Take).

Well folks…what is in store for you in the hackneyed horror flick ‘House At The End Of The Street ? The answer: nothing much that your ordinary generic and flatly delivered frightfest has not demonstrated countless times before. A basic boo-enhanced thriller that has all the scary element of a misshaped mushroom pizza topping, ‘House […]

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Dredd 3D (Frank’s take).

September 23, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Dredd 3D (Frank’s take).

The forgettable 1995 film ‘Judge Dredd’ (or as a majority of film critics and fans deemed it Judge Dread-ful) starring Sylvester Stallone was a flat and disjointed sci-fi spectacle that got a tepid treatment from the clueless handlers in Hollywood. Cheapened and hokey, ‘Judge Dredd’ was barely a footnote at the box office some seventeen […]

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Unsung Zeroes.

September 22, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Unsung Zeroes.

Let’s face it, people…we like our heroes in sci-fi/fantasy that challenge the conventions of courageousness and leadership. However, the thought of being a hero is no way the zany fun than being a ‘zero’…a villainous viper whose cowardice, calculating brilliance and evil-minded ways somehow steals the show. Please do not feel guilty in worshipping these […]

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Try my Hero sandwich: an unlikely taste, huh?

September 19, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Try my Hero sandwich: an unlikely taste, huh?

In the world of TV science fiction and fantasy, we all pretty much know what defines a hero. The traits of reassurance, confidence, strength, ability, instincts and courage are among the main ingredients requiring a hero to act accordingly when he/she is out to save the world from evil forces. Still, the question remains: does […]

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Motherly instinct: A Sci-Fi lullaby.

September 18, 2012 | By | 6 Replies More
Motherly instinct: A Sci-Fi lullaby.

Whoever you are in life or whatever your success level is in your current standing there is almost no doubt where the credit goes to for your degree of accomplishment. For the most part, mothers are the critical staple of our existences and how we come to digest the world around us once we leave […]

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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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