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Sinister II (film review by Frank Ochieng).

September 1, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Sinister II (film review by Frank Ochieng).

In filmmaker Scott Derrickson’s original ‘Sinister’, this writer’s critical impressions toward the sub-par psychological yarn was rather blunt if not consistent with the steady diet of formulaic fightfests. The following passage pretty much sums up the cinematic sentiments from the movie’s critique: ‘At best Sinister is a lukewarm twitchy tale that routinely teases the audience with […]

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Paper Planes (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

August 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
Paper Planes (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

A boy who lost his mother in a car accident suffers from the destruction of his family. Then his fascination with flying lead him to national and international competitions for design and flight of paper airplanes. It is hard to take the film seriously with what look like CGI paper airplanes that do not seem […]

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Nightmare City Special Edition (1980) (Blu-ray/DVD film review).

August 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Nightmare City Special Edition (1980) (Blu-ray/DVD film review).

‘Nightmare City’ is a horror film from 1980 which has become a cult classic. Directed by the prolific Italian filmmaker Umberto Lenzi, the film was one of many made to capitalise on the popularity of zombie movies in the aftermath of George A. Romero’s second film, ‘Dawn Of The Dead’ (1978). It is cited as […]

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Tracers (2015) (film review by Frank Ochieng).

August 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Tracers (2015) (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Okay, so maybe cinema life has not been so kind to hunky hotshot Taylor Lautner in the aftermath of the phenomenon ‘Twilight’ film series that had a majority of hysterical young female admirers drooling over their bags of stale movie house popcorn. The good news for the youthful muscled Romeo is that there will be […]

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Blood Punch (2015) a film review by Mark R. Leeper.

August 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Blood Punch (2015) a film review by Mark R. Leeper.

‘Breaking Bad’ made the world of methamphetamine dealing seem strange and fantastic. That is nothing compared to what ‘Blood Punch’ does with it. This is a crime, drug, dark-comedy, romance, horror and Science Fiction thriller. There are far too few of those around. A failed chemical engineer is given an opportunity to make himself very […]

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The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (new trailer).

August 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (new trailer).

More YA book-to-film action in the form of the Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials movie – here’s the trailer. Lots of kids love the book series, so the second film was more or less in the bag, we reckon. Thomas (actor Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their next challenge: searching for clues about the mysterious […]

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Eyes Without A Face (1960) Blu-ray/DVD film review.

August 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Eyes Without A Face (1960) Blu-ray/DVD film review.

From France and made in 1960, ‘Eyes Without A Face’ is a classic black and white horror film directed by Georges Franju. While the plot is deceptively simple, the telling of the tale casts dark shadows which permeate not only the movie but others in the future. Such was its influence on subsequent directors and […]

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Shaun The Sheep Movie (2015) film review by Mark R. Leeper.

August 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Shaun The Sheep Movie (2015) film review by Mark R. Leeper.

Claymation specialists Aardman Studios tries a silent, feature-length animated film with Shaun leading his fellow sheep to the big city, looking for their missing master. This is essentially a silent film in the grand tradition of the 1920 screen comedies. As a silent, the film is almost entirely limited to sight gags and they come […]

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Victor Frankenstein (first trailer).

August 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Victor Frankenstein (first trailer).

James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in the reboot of the Frankenstein tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and his protégé Igor Strausman (Daniel Radcliffe) share a vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor’s experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his […]

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (film review by Frank Ochieng).

August 16, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The high-powered and hyper-kinetic ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ is a pulsating production that one would expect from the off-kilter imagination of writer-director Guy Ritchie whose flashy and furious actioners such as ‘Snatch’ and ‘Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels’ are indicative of the filmmaker’s excess frivolity. So it is not much of a shock that Ritchie’s big screen adaptation of the […]

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