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Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

October 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Jake’s grandfather, thought to be suffering from dementia, tells the most fantastic stories of his fighting of monsters during WWII from an island off Wales. These stories lead Jake to the island and there he holds the balance of power in a war between children with strange special powers and supernatural villains. The plot is […]

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‘Oh The Horror: Diversity Can Be Such A Macabre Masterpiece’ (movie article by Frank Ochieng).

October 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
‘Oh The Horror: Diversity Can Be Such A Macabre Masterpiece’ (movie article by Frank Ochieng).

Indeed, the saturation of the contemporary horror genre and all its conventional sub-divisions of conception have seen its better days. Although there is no controlling or escaping the recycled, repackaged or redundant aspects of the rehashed narratives, we have seen dusted off for later consideration countless times before there is one angle that we can […]

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Alice In Wonderland (1933) (DVD film review).

October 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alice In Wonderland (1933) (DVD film review).

I came across this 1933 version of ‘Alice In Wonderland’ while reviewing a book recently and then discovered it was available cheap on the Net. Amongst its large cast members were Cary Grant, Gary Cooper and W.C. Fields, although you’ll be hard pushed to recognise them, which raised an eyebrow. Forget the illustration on the […]

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Burnt Offerings (1976) (dvd/Blu-ray film review).

October 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Burnt Offerings (1976) (dvd/Blu-ray film review).

Before the Rolf family, Ben (actor Oliver Reed) and Marion (actress Karen Black) and son Davey (actor Lee Montgomery), can rent an isolated large house for the summer, they are inspected by Roz Allardyce (Eileen Heckart) and her brother, Arnold (Burgess Meredith). There is one stipulation that their mother is staying behind but they are […]

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The Monster (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

October 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Monster (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Bryan Bertino directs ‘The Monster’, a suspenseful horror film about a mother and daughter stranded at night on a deserted road. Their car is besieged by what might be a wounded wolf or what might be what wounded it. They have a very dysfunctional relationship and, with flashbacks, we learn why. This film is an […]

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Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween (film review by Frank Ochieng)

October 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween (film review by Frank Ochieng)

For those so-called devoted Tyler Perry fans out there wondering why it took so long to bring back their favorite sassy gun-toting grandma after a two-plus year absence from the big screen can feel some relief that America’s acerbically gray-haired Queen of Quirkiness has arrived for her latest holiday-themed shtick (following the humbug dud known […]

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Shin Godzilla (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

October 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Shin Godzilla (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Japan assesses its relation to the rest of the world and its relation to itself and its culture in a reboot of the classic Japanese series. This is the most serious ‘Godzilla’ film since the first and’ except for the novelty the first film had, this would probably be the best ‘Godzilla’ film ever made. […]

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The Burning Steelbook (1980) (film Blu-ray review).

October 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Burning Steelbook (1980) (film Blu-ray review).

[I should point out that the film title is ‘The Burning’ (1980), the ‘Steelbook’ is what its contained in although as an advance copy, I didn’t see that or any booklet it might have. From the extended opening credits which don’t contain the cast names, an obvious selling point is Tom Savini’s special effects and […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2: first trailer.

October 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Guardians of the Galaxy 2: first trailer.

First official look at Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – coming to UK cinemas 28th April 2017. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, […]

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Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

October 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) (film review by Frank Ochieng)

One might nostalgically recall the days back when the cheesy yet infectious Japanese monster movies were such a magnificent draw during those hazy Saturday afternoons showcasing the double creature feature matinees that aired weekly on US television. We were considered very lucky if we had ‘Mothera Battle Gamera’ in one showing followed up by experiencing the sheer thrill of watching ‘Rodan’ take […]

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