Tag: action adventure

The Last Days on Mars (film review by Frank Ochieng).

December 7, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Last Days on Mars (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Filmmaker Ruairi Robinson’s derivative danger-in-space sci-fi thriller ‘The Days On Mars’ not only sports an uneventful movie title but lacks any distinctive pizzazz to its conventional proceedings. Tiredly patched together from countless space adventures and walking dead ditties that have graced our sights previously, ‘The Last Days On Mars’ feels rather contrived and cockeyed in its low-budgeted lunacy. […]

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (film review) by Frank Ochieng.

November 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (film review) by Frank Ochieng.

‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ does what a formidable sequel should to do in concept…capitalise on the enormous success of its predecessor and leave the audience wanting more in the second serving. Well, director Francis Lawrence (‘I Am Legend’, ‘Water For Elephants’) ensures that the middle chapter for this frenetic film franchise will maintain its […]

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Riddick (film review) by Frank Ochieng.

September 8, 2013 | By | 8 Replies More
Riddick (film review) by Frank Ochieng.

In all fairness, ‘Riddick’ is not the first clumsy film franchise to not recognize how it overstayed its welcome and it won’t be the last neither. It all began with the birth of 2000’s ‘Pitch Blac’k, a rather half decent and taut sci-fi chiller that caught many by surprise in its tension-filled originality. The follow-up, […]

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Getaway (film review) by Frank Ochieng.

September 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
Getaway (film review) by Frank Ochieng.

The high-octane hideousness behind ‘Getaway’ is indeed an on-screen traffic accident that will drive one to immediately rip up their auto club membership card. Sure, the majority of showy car chase capers are intentional escapist nonsense that most movie-goers gravitate to for the mindless, reckless fun. However, ‘Getaway’ applies the accelerator convincingly with its tedious […]

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters by Frank Ochieng (film review).

August 28, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters by Frank Ochieng (film review).

The refreshing twist about ‘Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters’ is that it is a children’s nautical fantasy geared to introducing the youngsters to a hearty taste of Greek mythology. After all, the majority of kiddie capers do not always have to include cuddly 3-D animated animals, talking cars, dancing dinosaurs or impish wizards and witches […]

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The Wolverine by Frank Ochieng (film review).

August 26, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
The Wolverine by Frank Ochieng (film review).

Finally the so-called breakout star of ‘The X-Men’ movie series gets to fly solo yet again (after ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’) and test the waters of his continued on screen popularity. After all, what is not to like about the charismatic Wolverine or the performer that portrays the metal clawed super specimen in the buffed form […]

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The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones by Frank Ochieng (film review).

August 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones  by Frank Ochieng (film review).

Well, the search for the next ‘Twilight’ phenomenon continues desperately as Hollywood coughs up yet another pretender in the clunky supernatural serial ‘The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones’. When will the movie studios realise that these futile attempts to fill the void with these tepid teenybopper fantasy romancers featuring the arbitrary inclusion of ‘tween triangular […]

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After Earth (film review by Frank Ochieng).

June 14, 2013 | By More
After Earth (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The practice of nepotism in Hollywood — as in other areas of industry — can be a mixed bag of sorts. On one hand, who would not want to take advantage of a handmade opportunity and seize the golden moment for loved ones if given the chance? On the other hand, favouring your own party […]

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Erased (film review by Frank Ochieng).

May 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Erased (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The thought of churning out another ‘daddy-and-daughter-in-danger’ spy flick seemed somewhat bewildering considering the exhaustive overdose of the Liam Neeson ‘Taken’ films still fresh in the consciousness of moviegoers’ action-packed psyches. Well, ‘Erased’ looks to capitalise on the repetitive Neeson cat-and-mouse narratives as yet another recycled knockoff filling the void until another ‘Taken’ film makes […]

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Pain & Gain (Frank’s Take) (film review).

April 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Pain & Gain (Frank’s Take) (film review).

Filmmaker Michael Bay continues to tap into the spinal cord of his frenetic flicks that toss around manufactured cheese and chills with forceful and frivolous flair regardless of the noisy or nonsensical factor. Bay faithfully follows this very same familiar formula with the action-comedy crime caper ‘Pain & Gain’ that takes an impish and raucous […]

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