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Kubo And The Two Strings (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

August 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Kubo And The Two Strings (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

Every once in a while there is family-friendly entertainment that lives up to its wonderment in imaginative storytelling and stunning visual scope. Certainly this is the case with the stimulating yet meditative Japanese animated fantasy-adventure ‘Kubo And The Two Strings’. Undeniably vibrant and philosophical in committed heart and soul, ‘Kubo And The Two Strings’ is a majestic masterpiece in […]

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Son Of Zorn (new fantasy comedy TV series trailer).

August 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Son Of Zorn (new fantasy comedy TV series trailer).

Featuring actor Jason Sudeikis (aka Horrible Bosses etc.), Son Of Zorn is a silly new hybrid live-action/animated comedy fox about an animated warrior from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean – where everything and everyone is animated – who returns to Orange County, CA, to win back his live-action ex-wife and teenage son. Think […]

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Nine Lives (film review by Frank Ochieng)

August 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Nine Lives (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Is it safe to assume that the flea-bitten feline fantasy ‘Nine Lives’ has completely gone to the dogs? Do not let this cockeyed kiddie comedy fool you because’ despite its intentional cuteness involving a self-deprecating, wise-cracking wealthy businessman-turned-hedonistic hairball may be appealing to the Romper Room crowd, ‘Nine Lives’ has all the comical chops of juggling chunky kitty […]

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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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Into The Forest (film review by Frank Ochieng)

August 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Into The Forest (film review by Frank Ochieng)

The struggles of a sisterly connection are put to the test in symbolic darkness during a massive, freakish power outage in director Patricia Rozema’s intimate, gripping and quietly thoughtful post-apocalyptic drama ‘Into The Forest’. Academy Award-nominees Ellen Page (‘Juno’) and Rachel Evan Wood (‘Thirteen’) are the cinematic siblings in Rozema’s (‘Kit Kittredge: An American Girl’) […]

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The Tiger And The Wolf (Echoes Of The Fall book 1) by Adrian Tchaikovsky (book review)

July 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Tiger And The Wolf (Echoes Of The Fall book 1) by Adrian Tchaikovsky    (book review)

‘The Tiger And The Wolf’ is the first book in Adrian Tchaikovsky’s new series, ‘Echoes Of The Fall’. Having thoroughly enjoyed his last series, ‘Shadows Of The Apt’, I was looking forward to seeing how Tchaikovsky tackled a new world and new characters. Add to that one of the most stunning hardback covers, designed by […]

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The House Of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard (book review)

July 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
The House Of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard  (book review)

‘The House Of Shattered Wings’ is a fine example of a book that is much better than its initial appearance. I was taken aback by a rather dark and brooding cover that looked as if it was trying to channel ‘Game Of Thrones’. Getting past that was hard but, when I got into the story, […]

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Kong: Skull Island second trailer.

July 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Kong: Skull Island second trailer.

Here’s the second trailer for the film Kong: Skull Island. In the 1970s, a team of explorers is brought together to venture into an uncharted island in the Pacific— unaware that they are crossing into the domain of the mythic King Kong.

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (first trailer).

July 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (first trailer).

Directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Jude Law and Eric Bana, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is hitting British cinemas March 2017. It looks like the usual Ritchie take on the Arthurian legend – and it’s interesting to see Jude Law as the bad guy for […]

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Star Trek Beyond (film review by Frank Ochieng)

July 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Star Trek Beyond (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Some diehard ‘Star Trek’ fans may not necessarily feel that the Justin Lin-directed third installment of this Science Fiction/space saga film franchise ‘boldly goes where no man has gone before’ creatively. Surprisingly, Lin (director of two ‘Fast & Furious’ flicks) shows some engaging and intriguing heft in ‘Star Trek Beyond’ as the adventurous exploits of the USS Enterprise crew […]

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