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3 Days To Kill (2014) (film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
3 Days To Kill (2014) (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The all-of-the-sudden ubiquitous Kevin Costner is making a name for himself on the big screen as of late. Additionally, Costner now seems at ease in popping up in generic spy thrillers. First, he took a supporting role in the recent ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’. This time around Costner gets the lead as an aging gun-toting CIA operative […]

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Pompeii (2014) (film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Pompeii (2014) (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Filmmaker Paul W. S. Anderson’s misguided molten-driven melodrama Pompeii is not as explosive in conception as one would imagine based upon its manufactured, boisterous presentation. The heavy-handed histrionics involving ‘Pompeii’s main ‘rock’ star (yes, that would be the infamous Mt. Vesuvius that spewed its way into legendary mythology) meshed together with the customary presence of wayward gladiators, a toothless […]

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Knights Of Badassdom (film review by Frank Ochieng).

January 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Knights Of Badassdom (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The 2011 horror comedy ‘Knights Of Badassdom’s behind-the-scenes shenanigans may unintentionally rival the cheeky antics you see in front of the camera. The fact that this impish medieval fright farce is finally getting its release in 2014 after sitting on the back burners for three-plus years collecting dust in Hollywood makes for interesting speculation. The backstory as to […]

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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (film review by Frank Ochieng).

December 16, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Avid moviegoers are once again reacquainted with the imaginative scope of J.R.R. Tolkien’s festive wonderworld in writer-director Peter Jackson’s frenetic follow-up to ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’. In ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’, Jackson revisits his style of elaborate escapist cinema, the visual vitality and expansive storytelling methods to convey Tolkien’s visionary landscape of […]

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The Last Days on Mars (film review by Frank Ochieng).

December 7, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Last Days on Mars (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Filmmaker Ruairi Robinson’s derivative danger-in-space sci-fi thriller ‘The Days On Mars’ not only sports an uneventful movie title but lacks any distinctive pizzazz to its conventional proceedings. Tiredly patched together from countless space adventures and walking dead ditties that have graced our sights previously, ‘The Last Days On Mars’ feels rather contrived and cockeyed in its low-budgeted lunacy. […]

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (film review) by Frank Ochieng.

November 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (film review) by Frank Ochieng.

‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ does what a formidable sequel should to do in concept…capitalise on the enormous success of its predecessor and leave the audience wanting more in the second serving. Well, director Francis Lawrence (‘I Am Legend’, ‘Water For Elephants’) ensures that the middle chapter for this frenetic film franchise will maintain its […]

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Riddick (film review) by Frank Ochieng.

September 8, 2013 | By | 8 Replies More
Riddick (film review) by Frank Ochieng.

In all fairness, ‘Riddick’ is not the first clumsy film franchise to not recognize how it overstayed its welcome and it won’t be the last neither. It all began with the birth of 2000’s ‘Pitch Blac’k, a rather half decent and taut sci-fi chiller that caught many by surprise in its tension-filled originality. The follow-up, […]

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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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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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