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The Divergent Series – Allegiant (2016) film review by Frank Ochieng.

March 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Divergent Series – Allegiant (2016) film review by Frank Ochieng.

The first compulsion is to reach for an unflattering label when dubbing the third installment of the ‘Divergent’ series as ‘the poor man’s Hunger Games’. Sure, the comparison was inevitable but all the ‘Divergent’ editions had to do was prove that the unfair comparing and contrasting were wrong. Well, the knockoff status was indeed warranted and unfortunately this copycat YA […]

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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) – (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

March 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) – (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Michelle is leading a normal life when she has a car accident and wakes up to find herself in an underground cell that, as she is told, was why she survived the end of the world outside. She does not know if she should elude her captor or co-operate with the man who saved her […]

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The Pack (2015) (DVD film review),

March 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Pack (2015) (DVD film review),

A movie from Australia, ‘The Pack’ is, as the name suggests, a tale about canine terrorists. Fierce dogs roaming the countryside with a taste for blood that don’t stop at sheep because they have developed a liking for human flesh. It starts with an elderly farming couple in a remote location of South Australia. First, […]

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The Mutilator (1986) (dvd/Blu-ray film review).

March 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Mutilator (1986) (dvd/Blu-ray film review).

Shares in tomato ketchup suppliers must have gone up dramatically during the production of this movie, ‘The Mutilator’, because gallons of it will have been used. With a synopsis entitled, ‘by sword, by pick, by axe, bye bye’, it couldn’t be anything else. From 1986, here we have an outrageous example of gruesome horror. For […]

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American Horror Project Vol 1 (horror film DVD/Blu-ray review).

February 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
American Horror Project Vol 1 (horror film DVD/Blu-ray review).

There seems to be a formula here and that is to take three obscure movies from the 70s, movies that haven’t been seen for years, and put them back upfront in a lavish presentation costing over £40. However, you’ve got to think for yourself, why have they not been seen for years? The reason is […]

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The Boy (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 8, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
The Boy (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

Let’s face facts…it is inevitable that bad horror films and the new beginning of a movie season go together as systematically as skeleton bones to an unmarked grave. In either case, both scenarios are routinely realised and does not look to change at any time in the immediate future. Director William Brent Bell’s (‘The Devil […]

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Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

February 6, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

One thing is for certain: no one can accuse director Burr Steers’s off-kilter version of novelist Jane Austen’s lyrical literary landscape ‘Pride And Prejudice’ as being deemed solely melancholy and manipulative. The challenge of presenting a sophisticated and sudsy exposition while incorporating the ghoulish gimmicky of zombies to elevate the surrealism and cynicism of the British-based costume […]

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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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