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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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The Apparition (Frank’s Take).

August 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Apparition (Frank’s Take).

The poltergeist puff piece The Apparition would not put a decent scare into Casper the Friendly Ghost. This generic boofest is set in the predictable confines of suburbia and ill-advisedly looks to capitalize on the Paranormal Activities phenomenon. Merely a derivative goose-bump ghost ride, The Apparition is the callow concoction of first-time feature film director-writer […]

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Crux (Frank’s Take).

August 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Crux (Frank’s Take).

Writer-director Bryan Boykins delivers a timely message about the fragile state of mankind and the sacrificial stakes facing an individual who has lost his way in the favor of the all-mighty dollar in the thought-provoking spiritual fantasy drama Crux. Penetrating, imaginative and insightful, Crux is a message movie about humanistic priorities and the importance of what wealth really is […]

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The Expendables 2 (Frank’s take).

August 25, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
The Expendables 2 (Frank’s take).

Stallone and his carnage crew are back for more firepower and flippancy in the hyperactive sequel The Expendables 2. These aging and rollicking renegades deal mainly in rocking the boat…not rocking chairs! The heart and soul behind The Expendables 2—much like its pulsating predecessor—is plain as the trigger on a semi-automatic shotgun: it is about […]

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The Bourne Legacy (Frank’s take).

August 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Bourne Legacy (Frank’s take).

The rousing fourth instalment of the Bourne movie series looks forward to continuing the tenacious trend following the excitable exploits of one of cinema’s favourite amnesiac super spies. Also, the catchy film titles in this espionage franchise seemingly roll off the tongue: The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Supremacy and now The Bourne […]

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Total Recall (Frank’s take).

August 6, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Total Recall (Frank’s take).

Len Wiseman’s (“Underworld”) numbing, noisy and nonsensical dazzling ditty Total Recall marches through the monotonous motions as surly sci-fi actioner but only manages to muster up inconsequential static. The excess of action-oriented sequences, CGI hedonism, exaggerated fight scenes, curvaceous cuties in a hormonal catfight, a robotic nemesis and a swaggering leading man caught in the […]

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The Watch (Frank’s take).

August 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Watch (Frank’s take).

Suburbia, Neanderthal-oriented male bonding and space aliens make for an uneven mix of naughty gags and tired lunacy in the clumsy comedy The Watch. Whether this is an unfair comparison or not The Watch feels like a weak-need knockoff to the classic high-spirited goofiness of Ghostbusters. In assembling some of Hollywood’s high-profile hucksters and saddling […]

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Killer Joe (Frank’s take).

August 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Killer Joe (Frank’s take).

The exploration of twisted family dysfunction in the movies has always been a reliable staple of instant tension, insanity, perversion and caustic psychological scope. In the sensationalized and sleazy-minded Killer Joe, we are introduced to a different kind of Mama’s boy that would make Psycho’s Norman Bates look like a choir boy in comparison. Wildly […]

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