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

October 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Windmill (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

[Note: this review contains minor spoilers.] Eight or so tourists, each flawed, take the same one-day sightseeing excursion from Amsterdam. When the bus breaks down, they have to deal with friction among themselves and what may be a supernatural menace from a nearby windmill that may be a legendary evil place from folklore. Nick Jongerius […]

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Voyage Of Time: The IMAX Experience (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

October 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Voyage Of Time: The IMAX Experience (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

Filmmaker Terrence Malick has always harboured the meditative and naturalistic nuances that seem to resonate so forcefully in his themed narratives. Malick’s movie-making consciousness and captive consideration for the visual sumptuousness of his brand of landscape cinema feels like a conventional tool for his sort of sweeping storytelling in method and styling. Well, ‘Voyage Of […]

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Rogue One: save the rebellion, save the dream! (2nd trailer for the new Star Wars).

October 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Rogue One: save the rebellion, save the dream! (2nd trailer for the new Star Wars).

Ah, so here’s the second trailer for the new Star Wars Rogue One movie you have been waiting for. Let the clarion call echo throughout the Imperial Empire …. save the rebellion, save the dream!

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The Great Wall: new Matt Damon fantasy movie.

October 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Great Wall: new Matt Damon fantasy movie.

Matt Damon gets to travel to China’s Great Wall to make a last stand against some dragon-werewolf style critters in the middle ages. Sounds a bit like a Chinese restaurant – but I suspect this is one of those movies really made to travel to the Chinese market rather than play to the west.

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Retrospective: Journey To The Center Of The Earth (1959) (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

October 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Retrospective: Journey To The Center Of The Earth (1959) (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

Prior to 1950, Science Fiction was a rarity in film. There was pulpish Science Fiction such as in the serials and ‘Dr. Cyclops’ and there was ‘Things To Come’ (1936), which in spite of some very imaginative visuals, was a little talky and didactic. Then in the ten years from 1950 to 1959, Science Fiction […]

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Vamp (1986) (DVD film review).

October 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Vamp (1986) (DVD film review).

Two students AJ (actor Robert Rustler) and Keith (actor Chris Makepiece) wanting to join a college fraternity house want to get around the initiation by getting a stripper for the evening party. They coerce oriental student Duncan (actor Gedde Watanabe) to loaning his car as a favour and for all of them to go and […]

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