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Goodbye Bob Hoskins. Actor dies at 71.

April 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Goodbye Bob Hoskins. Actor dies at 71.

The actor Bob Hoskins has sadly passed away at 71 from a bout of pneumonia (he retired from films a couple of years ago after a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease). We’ll certainly remember him here for such fantasy and SF movies as Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, Super Mario Bros., Doomsday, Steven Spielberg’s Hook, and his […]

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Haunt (film review by Frank Ochieng).

April 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Haunt (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The noble attempt in trying to put a fresh spin on the haunted house horror genre may be a futile gesture at best. In fact, the familiarity of such consideration is equally overwrought for both low-budget independent productions as well as extravagant high-minded Hollywood spook-induced vehicles. Nevertheless, director Mac Carter serves up his feature debut […]

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Transcendence (film review by Frank Ochieng).

April 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Transcendence (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Cinematographer-turned-director Wally Pfister (a close film-making collaborator with movie mastermind Christopher Nolan) decides to take on the realm of technology cynicism in the somnolent sci-fi techno-thriller ‘Transcendence’. There certainly has been attempts to provide shrewd commentary on the weary connection between man’s progressive manipulation and the technological tendencies that shape our societal sensibilities. However, ‘Transcendence’ feels structurally stiff and […]

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A Haunted House 2 (film review by Frank Ochieng).

April 19, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
A Haunted House 2 (film review by Frank Ochieng).

We needed the insipid horror-comedy ‘A Haunted House 2′ much like a porcupine needs an insulin needle to poke somebody in the gut. Nevertheless, this flaccid frightfest of so-called cheap chuckles is the sequel to the inexplicably modest successful ‘A Haunted House’ where the throwaway satire made for tired silliness and shock. Unapologetic in its random and shapeless shenanigans, ‘A […]

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X-Men: Days of Future Past (3rd trailer: last trailer).

April 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
X-Men: Days of Future Past (3rd trailer: last trailer).

Here’s the last trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Looking forward to this film? Here’s the blurb . . . The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with […]

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Beyond (first trailer).

April 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Beyond (first trailer).

Here’s the first trailer for the upcoming British science fiction movie, Beyond, due to debut at the Scifi London Film Festival. For a brief moment in history, the world stood still. All eyes and minds focused on the skies and the colossal, unidentified object that was discovered on a collision course with Earth. Now, shrouded […]

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Oculus (film review by Frank Ochieng).

April 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Oculus (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Moviegoers may indeed take a hard and horrific look at themselves in the revealing mirror courtesy of co-writer/director Mike Flanagan’s raucous reflection supernatural thriller ‘Oculus’. Consequently, ‘Oculus’ breaks no noteworthy ground in the horror genre of hedonistic haunted house showcases. Still, Flanagan’s titillating tale of a macabre and mysterious mirror, traumatic childhood memories and parental abandonment issues just has […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy . . . Starlord, man. Who?

April 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Guardians of the Galaxy . . . Starlord, man. Who?

Get More: Movie Trailers, Celebrity News New trailer for the upcoming Marvel Comics Guardians of the Galaxy film. Looks like a lot of fun.

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Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises (trailer).

April 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises (trailer).

Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and thus unable to become a pilot, he joins the aircraft division of a major Japanese engineering company in 1927. His genius is soon recognized, and he grows to become one of the world’s […]

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Retrospective: The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959).

April 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Retrospective: The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959).

From the heady, early days of Hammer Films’ most successful period comes this now rarely seen horror film. It is a remake of ‘The Man In Half Moon Street’ (1945), in which Anton Diffring has found a way to never die, but only at the expense of the living. Made very much in the mould […]

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