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Pixels (film review by Frank Ochieng)

July 26, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Pixels (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Nostalgia can be something to revisit as a decent form of escapism from one’s current worries. It feels so refreshing to turn back the hands of time and recall all the wonderful memories and perks of our younger days and, what is not to consider about the days gone by when reminiscing about certain trends in […]

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Dark Was The Night (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

July 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Dark Was The Night (2015) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

The deep woods holds the secret of a mysterious creature that moves fast and leaves dead bodies around. The narrative suggests it may be an Indian spirit or it may be a prehistoric creature or it may be some kind of devil. The story advances deliberately and slowly as a small town sheriff and his […]

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The Happiness Of The Katakuris (2002) (film on Blu-ray/DVD review).

July 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Happiness Of The Katakuris (2002) (film on Blu-ray/DVD review).

‘The Happiness Of The Katakuris’ is one of the most stupid and idiotic films you will ever see, surreal, baffling and mindbending, yet it is oddly catching in a strange sort of way. Coming from Japan and directed by Tashiki Miike, it tells the tale in glorious colour of four generations of an unfortunate family […]

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Creep (film review by Frank Ochieng).

July 22, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Creep (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The disturbing and mind-bending ‘Creep’ certainly startles with its sense of sophisticated salaciousness, so why should it not meet the expectations of its haunting and hallucinatory hedonism? After all ‘Creep’ was from the handlers that gave fright fans unnerving and twitchy thrills in fear-monger flicks such as ‘Paranormal Activity’ and ‘The Purge’. Granted that the found footage genre has become rather obligatory but […]

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Ant-Man (film review by Frank Ochieng).

July 19, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Ant-Man (film review by Frank Ochieng).

When one thinks of a typical super-hero actioner, they imagine the boisterous boundaries that are associated with such an explosive genre: eye-popping special effects, outlandish and grand-standing villains, world domination escapades, complex yet flashy super-heroes that seem unreal and unapologetic and a big scale of unbelievable escapism that is tellingly becoming of a comic book […]

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Chappie (2015) DVD (film review).

July 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Chappie (2015) DVD (film review).

A combination of ‘Robocop’ and ‘Frankenstein’, with a little ‘Star Wars’ chucked in, ‘Chappie’ is the latest offering from director Neill Blomkamp (‘District 9’) and, again, it is set in Johannesburg, South Africa. Chappie (voiced by Sharlto Copley) begins life as a law enforcement robot designed to help the human police forces keep a lid […]

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10 Cent Pistol (2015) a film review by Mark R. Leeper.

July 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
10 Cent Pistol (2015) a film review by Mark R. Leeper.

Somewhere here there is a solid crime thriller with a lot of twists and surprises. First-time director Michael C. Martin is good at plotting but not so good at telling a story so that it can be followed. Previously he wrote but did not direct ‘Brooklyn’s Finest’ (2009). Brutal and bloody, the narrative of his […]

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 latest trailer.

July 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 latest trailer.

​ With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as […]

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. trailer 2.

July 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. trailer 2.

Here’s the second trailer featuring the spy-fi antics of those men (and women) from U.N.C.L.E. – Henry Cavill plays the world’s second favourite Solo – after Han, of course – aka Napoleon Solo, with Armie Hammer (not a brand of toothpaste) playing Illya Kuryakin in Guy Ritchie’s spy movie reboot of the classic TV series. Given both the original actors are […]

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Suicide Squad first trailer – it’s wicked!

July 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Suicide Squad first trailer – it’s wicked!

Here’s the trailer for DC’s Suicide Squad superhero flick, with the movie directed and written by David Ayer. The concept is simple enough – let’s mash The Dirty Dozen with a load of evil DC supervillains. Plenty of familiar faces in this one, including Will Smith as Deadshot; Jared Leto as The Joker; Margot Robbie […]

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