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Tag: science fiction

Down by Ally Blue (book review)

May 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Down by Ally Blue (book review)

  ‘Down’ by Ally Blue is a surprisingly creepy book! The setting is one of the least explored vistas on Earth, the ocean floor, seven thousand metres down. They might as well be in space. The BathyTech 3 mineral mining facility is pressurized and air-locked. Any trip outside requires specialised equipment, including an oxygenated mist […]

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Almost Human (2013) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

March 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Almost Human (2013) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Writer-director-photographer Joe Begos certainly shows a passion for low budget horror flicks, particularly the variety from the 1980s where these vintage frightfests were cheaply made gross productions but rich in guilty pleasure gore. In fact, ‘Almost Human’ (not to be confused or mistaken for the Fox-TV show of the same name) is set in the late 1980s […]

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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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Cloud Atlas (film review) – Frank’s take.

October 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Cloud Atlas (film review) – Frank’s take.

In quoting the legendary Motown singing group The Temptations they insisted ‘…I’m doing fine on Cloud Nine…’ but it is too bad that the cinematic reactions may be mixed when wondering if moviegoers will be feeling the same vibes towards the sprawling yet inexplicably disjointed sci-fi spectacle ‘Cloud Atlas’. Woefully bloated, excessively jumbled and furiously […]

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Robot & Frank (Frank’s Take).

September 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
Robot & Frank (Frank’s Take).

In defining the concept of science fiction themes, the relatable consensus would probably range from the techno-titillation of CGI ecstasy, colorful creatures from exotic planets looking to threaten mankind or muscle-bound space cadets itching to conquer evil forces with advanced laser-powered weaponry. Whatever your definition of sci-fi cinema entails the ubiquitous genre is flexible enough […]

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Editorial – Sept 2012: Are there any new frontiers in Science Fiction?

August 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Sept 2012: Are there any new frontiers in Science Fiction?

Are there any new frontiers in Science Fiction?? Hello everyone Once upon a time, Science Fiction was the genre of advancement and where the future laid ahead and unknown for anyone to write about. It was a time before real-time space travel, allowing speculation as to what was going on beyond the atmosphere without hindrance […]

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Matters of Light.

August 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
Matters of Light.

Just how fast is?: GF Willmetts. The speed is light is finite. About 186,000 mp/sec or 300,000 km/sec depending which measuring system you use. This velocity might vary a little, depending on how close a beam of light gets to a singularity or black hole but it slows down, never goes faster. Light also does […]

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The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Frank’s Take).

August 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Frank’s Take).

The whimsical wonderment behind The Odd Life of Timothy Green is undeniably sweet and sentimental. This is the kind of nostalgic Disney-esque style filmmaking that satisfies the uplifting verve of movie audiences looking to escape into a magical malaise of the cutesy curiosities. Armed with a thought-provoking message about a pocketful of miracles resting on […]

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