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Us (horror movie trailer).

February 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Us (horror movie trailer).

Director Jordan Peele brings us some scary horror movie action in the form of Us, when a US Californian family are haunted by creepy evil versions of their own family. The family in question are Lupita Nyong as Adelaide Wilson, a mum returning to her childhood home with hubby Gabe (Black Panther’s Winston Duke), and […]

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Captain Marvel (TV spot trailer).

February 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Captain Marvel (TV spot trailer).

Here’s a short trailer for the forthcoming Captain Marvel movie set in the 1990s before all the big game superheroes in the Marvel Universe started getting trotted out for their movies. Will we get some insights into how Thanos is to be beaten in the Infinity Wars future? Well, she did get paged by Nick Fury! […]

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Alita: Battle Angel (new trailer).

February 6, 2019 | By | Reply More
Alita: Battle Angel (new trailer).

Here’s another trailer for the live action Alita Battle Angel film put together by Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron. Hollywood seems to be littered with the bones of anime cartoons made into live action flicks that then bombed and died. Will Alita Battle Angel break this terrible and seemingly intractable curse? Time will tell-eth!

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Mary Poppins Returns [2018] (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 5, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Mary Poppins Returns [2018] (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

One is not sure whether it is foolish or challenging to revisit the vintage magic, festivity and wonderment of the 60s classic musical ‘Mary Poppins’ to serve up for the millennium-age masses. It is only human nature for Poppins purists to compare and contrast the beloved Julie Andrews-starring vehicle with whatever modern-day remake that dares to invoke the bouncy […]

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Miss Bala [2019] (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 4, 2019 | By | Reply More
Miss Bala [2019] (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

Clearly, enlisting the vivacious actress Gina Rodriguez as an exotic, harried heroine out to kick some Mexican baddie tail in the action and adventure cross-border crime caper ‘Miss Bala‘ was a no-brainer. Gorgeous, gung-ho and gamey, Rodriguez seems like the perfect choice to entice both genders to the box office as they witness her badass beauty self […]

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Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror [2019] (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

February 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror [2019] (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

One of the familiar clichés that have always been identified in mainstream horror cinema is that ‘the black guy or gal is always the first to get killed or tormented‘. Well, for once the black targets in the revealing and refreshingly insightful documentary ‘Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror’ earns their staying power with a […]

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Wandering Earth: Liu Cixin inspires China’s first major scifi movie.

February 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Wandering Earth: Liu Cixin inspires China’s first major scifi movie.

Chinese science fiction author Liu Cixin’s work (a short story) has – Arthur C. Clarke-style – booted up China’s first native major big budget science fiction movie, Wandering Earth, set in an ecologically ravaged future Earth where it’s easier to live in space than on the surface … and that’s before Jupiter and Earth are […]

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Hobbs & Shaw (action movie trailer).

February 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
Hobbs & Shaw (action movie trailer).

The Fast & Furious franchise gets its first spin-off as Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprise their F&F roles as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw in Hobbs & Shaw. Ever since Hobbs (Johnson), an agent of the US Diplomatic Security Service, and Shaw (Statham), a former MI6 operative, first faced off in 2015’s Furious 7, […]

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In Like Flynn (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

February 1, 2019 | By | Reply More
In Like Flynn (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Based on an autobiography by actor Errol Flynn (‘Captain Blood’, ‘The Sea Hawk’, ‘The Dawn Patrol’), ‘In Like Flynn’ tells the story of an adventure shared by Flynn and three friends, searching for gold. The four have varying views of what their worldviews should be. The pacing is uneven, but the film still has some […]

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Escape Room (2019) (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

January 31, 2019 | By | Reply More
Escape Room (2019) (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

The formulaic frightener ‘Escape Room’ is certainly not worth entering for its cheap, collapsed creepiness. This half-baked horror sideshow will make its audience feel trapped inside this low-budget toothless thriller that is about as riveting as its generic movie title.  This is a by-the-numbers banal boofest that is short on imagination but long on cutthroat contrivances. Whatever […]

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