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The Forest (film review by Frank Ochieng)

January 30, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
The Forest (film review by Frank Ochieng)

The backbone of ‘The Forest’s conception is probably more fascinating than the horror film in which the narrative is based upon. Some may be familiar with the backstory of the ‘real’ Forest and its disturbing legendary reputation. Of course the reference is reserved for Japan’s Aokigahara Forest (aka ‘Suicide Forest’) at the geographical base of […]

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The 5th Wave (film review by Frank Ochieng)

January 26, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
The 5th Wave (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Well, the young adult movie adaptation genre continues to percolate, despite the farewell sentiments as demonstrated by hugely popular products meant to entice the teen scene such as the’ Twilight’, ‘Divergent’, ‘Maze Runner’ and ‘The Hunger Games’ film series. Sure, why not tamper with a proven formula that guarantees all the right ingredients to tap into […]

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice featurette.

January 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice featurette.

A front and behind-the-scenes look at the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie, where DC trail the Justice League’s formation and the whole thing gets kind of connected. DC have obviously been looking at the interconnectedness of the Marvel movies and thinking they want a piece of that big buck cinematic action. Well, […]

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Suicide Squad second trailer.

January 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Suicide Squad second trailer.

It’s still good to be bad as the most evil bunch of “good guys” in the DC universe try to save the day – while killing people and stealing hand bags. Now, that’s class.

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JeruZalem (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

January 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
JeruZalem (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Footage presumably found in one of the holiest cities in the world show how two young American tourists in Jerusalem see the sights, including a few they never wanted to. Somehow they are there when a gate to Hell opens. Out come demon-like zombies (or is it zombie-like demons?). The Paz Brothers (Doron and Yoav) […]

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What Have You Done To Solange (1972) (Blu-ray/DVD film review).

January 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
What Have You Done To Solange (1972) (Blu-ray/DVD film review).

We have all heard of spaghetti westerns but spaghetti horror is not so well-known and here we have an example from 1971, ‘What Have You Done To Solange’, unearthed by Arrow Films who are quite experienced in the resurrection of Italian cinema. It is indeed a strange movie with a strange atmosphere but actually it’s […]

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Anomalisa (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

January 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Anomalisa (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

‘Anomalisa’employs stop-motion animation for what is a very adult story. Two strangers meet going to a conference and one, a celebrated author on the subject of customer service, ironically is just not a people person. He does however meet Lisa, who is a bit intimidated by his fame. Michael is anxious to manipulate Lisa to […]

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

January 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

After about a decade, we have a new ‘Star Wars’ episode. The story is really about the search for Luke Skywalker, a goal that does not seem particularly inspiring. As always in a ‘Star Wars’ film, the visuals are impressive but the narrative is not as compelling as was the story of Darth Vader. The […]

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (a film review by John Rivers).

January 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (a film review by John Rivers).

After some three years of waiting, speculation and rumour ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ finally arrives on cinema screens. Created at a cost of $200m and reuniting Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill alongside a new cast of characters, the film had a lot to prove. This is simply the biggest franchise re-launch of […]

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Sicario (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

January 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sicario (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Denis Villeneuve directs a suspenseful story of an inter-surveillance-agency team chosen for a mission to illegally cross the border into Mexico and to attack and if possible assassinate a powerful drug lord living in Juarez. FBI agent Kate Macer needs to figure out why she is on this team and mission and is highly troubled […]

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