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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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Suicide Squad (film review by Frank Ochieng)

August 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Suicide Squad (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Summertime 2016 has not been very kind to DC Comics-based personalities looking to shine consistently like their big screen Marvel Comics counter-parts. Following the super-sized dud that was ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice’, released a few months ago, must really put some major pressure on Warner Bros. to gamble on ensuring that the presence of ‘Suicide Squad’ does […]

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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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Suicide Squad film trailer – who gets out alive

August 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Suicide Squad film trailer – who gets out alive

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Sun Choke (2016) : a film review by Mark R. Leeper

August 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sun Choke (2016) : a film review by Mark R. Leeper

Warning: this film contains nudity, sex, and violence. CAPSULE: A young woman is held prisoner in a fancy house while she goes through what seems to be some sort of a de-programming. She tests the tight limits on her freedom and plans how to escape to the outer world. Intercut with her present situation, we […]

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Climate Trauma: Foreseeing The Future In Dystopian Film And Fiction by E. Ann Kaplan (book review)

July 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Climate Trauma: Foreseeing The Future In Dystopian Film And Fiction by E. Ann Kaplan  (book review)

On the top of E. Ann Kaplan’s hit list in her introduction to her book, ‘Climate Trauma: Foreseeing The Future In Dystopian Film And Fiction’ is that Science Fiction should have a climate sub-genre ie ‘cli-fi’. Although I’m not sure if such a name will ever catch on, I’m not sure if she has a […]

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Chappie soundtrack by Hans Zimmer (CD review)

July 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Chappie soundtrack by Hans Zimmer   (CD review)

If you think you already know exactly what a Hans Zimmer soundtrack sounds like and, in your head, you’ve got the famous sweeping orchestral sounds of the ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ or ‘Gladiator’ themes, prepare yourself for a surprise. The soundtrack to ‘Chappie’, a Science Fiction film about a law enforcement robot who gets kidnapped […]

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Kathryn Bigelow Interviews edited by Peter Keough (book review)

July 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Kathryn Bigelow Interviews edited by Peter Keough   (book review)

To look at the title, ‘Kathryn Bigelow Interviews’, you would think that this Peter Keough edited book is just that. Actually, it is a collection of 38 articles and interviews from different magazine sources that cover director Kathryn Bigelow’s film life from 1987-2011. On top of that, at the beginning of her career, she was […]

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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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Justice League movie – first trailer.

July 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Justice League movie – first trailer.

Batman is getting the team together to face … something dark (hairy) and terrible, in the Justice League film’s first trailer. The movie is directed by Zack Snyder and has a cast that includes Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, J. K. Simmons, Amber Heard and […]

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