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Taken 3 (film review by Frank Ochieng).

January 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Taken 3 (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The rugged and feisty Liam Neeson (as on-screen alter ego ex-CIA operative Bryan Mills) is back in fighting form for a third and supposedly final go-around in ‘Taken 3′. This tired and tepid action-packed crime thriller is directed by French filmmaker Olivier Megaton (‘Taken 2’, ‘Transporter 3’) with screenwriting credits attributed to ‘Taken’ producer Luc Besson and Robert […]

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Hot Tub Time Machine 2 trailer.

January 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 trailer.

Back (and forward) to the alternative reality future. You think that’s confusing? Try travelling in time via a hot-tub! Doctor Who would be so jealous. This is like Bill and Ted grew up and abused the timeline for personal profit. Well, I always wanted to invent the Internet, too!

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At The Devil’s Door (film review by Frank Ochieng).

January 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
At The Devil’s Door (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Writer-director Nicholas McCarthy’s ‘At The Devil’s Door’ is a fright vehicle that dutifully tingles from time to time but somehow still feels strained in its creepy convictions. McCarthy, whose 2012 low-budget horror gem ‘The Pact’ demonstrated a surprisingly taut scare showcase with armed potential, delivers a dread-ridden drama that curiously does not seem to pack a psychological punch as […]

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Blackhat (film review by Frank Ochieng).

January 18, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Blackhat (film review by Frank Ochieng).

There can be many things said about filmmaker Michael Mann’s brand of kinetic-based cinema but drowsy is not one of them. Well, Mann’s latest offering in the convoluted cyberspace thriller ‘Blackhat’ yearns to tread the dull waters of online mystery and intrigue headed up by hunky Hollywood hotshot Chris Hemsworth (aka ‘Thor’ of the Marvel Comics flicks). […]

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Erebus: Into The Unknown (DVD review).

January 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Erebus: Into The Unknown (DVD review).

On 28 November 1979, an Air New Zealand DC-10 jet with 257 passengers on a sightseeing tour to Antarctica, which was in its ‘summertime’ with perpetual daylight, disappeared somewhere around the Mount Erebus area. This is a remote region, covered in snow and ice, one of the most inhospitable areas of the world. It was […]

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The Woman In Black 2: Angel Of Death (film review by Frank Ochieng).

January 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Woman In Black 2: Angel Of Death (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The original ‘The Woman In Black’ in 2012 was actually a surprisingly taut and effective supernatural thriller that featured some solid tension, decent acting and evidence that ‘Harry Potter’ phenom Daniel Radcliffe could spread out beyond his confined worldwide wizardry wonderment and serve up a convincing dose of adult-oriented suspense in James Watkins’ sobering and sophisticated creepfest. Admittedly, ‘The […]

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Come hunt a U.S. President . . . Big Game trailer.

January 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Come hunt a U.S. President . . . Big Game trailer.

Samuel L. Jackson is the U.S. President and he must die . . . in this new action movie called ‘Big Game’ in which the Prez has an Escape from New York moment and has to escape from Airforce 1 in an escape capsule. He comes down in what looks like the wilderness of Finland and […]

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Deliver Us From Evil (DVD review).

January 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Deliver Us From Evil (DVD review).

Endless dark nights of torrential rain, flickering lights and torch beams piercing through the gloom and an evil presence lurking in the hallway or the next room. That sums up ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ and, as I was writing this review, my light began to flicker and then go out. Left in darkness, with only […]

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The Imitation Game (2014) :a film review by Mark R. Leeper.

December 31, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
The Imitation Game (2014) :a film review by Mark R. Leeper.

Benedict Cumberbatch, one of the busiest actors in filmmaking, turns in a bravura performance as computer theoretician and code-breaker Alan J. Turing who broke the Nazi Germany military Enigma Code and later was persecuted by the British government for being gay. The film’s release could not have been more timely and topical. Rating: high +3 […]

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Phantom From 10000 Leagues & Beast With A Million Eyes (Midnight Movies Double Feature) (DVD review).

December 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Phantom From 10000 Leagues & Beast With A Million Eyes (Midnight Movies Double Feature) (DVD review).

‘The Phantom From 10,000 Leagues’ was made in 1956. People are killed in the ocean, washing up ashore with radiation burns and the rumour of a phantom creature. Two independent investigators, Bill Grant from the US Department of Defence and the other, Doctor Stevens, an undersea radiation expert, finally collaborate to find out what is […]

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