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Tag: children’s fantasy

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (film review by Frank Ochieng).

October 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Well one certainly cannot accuse filmmaker Tim Burton from straying away from his trademark bizarre movie-making playbook. Perhaps Burton’s best asset when it comes to his brand of distinctive cinema is to faithfully maintain that solid sense of oddness in the manner for which he presents his randomly spry, off-kilter narratives? There was always this […]

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Pete’s Dragon (2016) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

August 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Pete’s Dragon (2016) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

The infectiously whimsy and adventurous ‘Pete’s Dragon’ undergoes a polished millennial-style rebirth for today’s kiddies not fortunate enough to be alive when the 1977 live-action animated musical blueprint made its charming, impressionable impact for youngsters of all ages back in the day. The festive and frolicking Disney flourishes are applied to co-writer/director David Lowery’s re-imagination of […]

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Ender’s Game by Frank Ochieng (film review).

November 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ender’s Game by Frank Ochieng (film review).

Filmmaker Gavin Hood’s ‘Ender’s Game’ is an inquisitive sci-fi actioner that skillfully caters to the kiddie crowd while asking some mighty adult-oriented philosophical questions about the morality of war and the questionable boundaries of survival. Hood’s glossy space-aged drama for the adventurous junior set can be deemed as being presented more ambitious for the juvenile […]

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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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