Tag: sci fi

Turbo Kid (film review by Frank Ochieng).

September 15, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Turbo Kid (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Now who would think that the kiddie-inspired, Science Fiction post-apocalyptic ‘Turbo Kid’ could motivate one’s appetite for nostalgic cheese-ridden action yarns? Well, the directing/writing trio of Francois Simard, Yoann-Karl Wissell and Anouk Wissell deliver the devilish gaudy goods in this frolicking futuristic fantasy that begs for audiences to reminisce about such off-beat and clichéd guilty pleasures that […]

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X-Men: Days Of Future Past (film review by Frank Ochieng).

May 23, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
X-Men: Days Of Future Past (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Summertime cinema is in the air and the extravagant strides of escapism are in full force. Time travel. Mutants. Killer robots. Superheroes. Days of doom and gloom. So what does all these frivolous factors add up to in the long run? SF and comicbook-loving moviegoers are in for another exciting treat as one of the most […]

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RoboCop (film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
RoboCop (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The late 1980s was an ideal time for Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven’s original sci-fi techno-crime thriller ‘Robocop’ to make its presence known in the cynical age of Reagan-era law enforcement protocol. As a cheesy escapist flick that expressed satirical commentary about the dark and dysfunctional state of authoritative Big Brother-type politics in crime and punishment, Verhoeven’s 1987 […]

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Vampire Academy (film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Vampire Academy (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The giddy vampire vixens showcased in director Mark Waters’s horror fantasy ‘Vampire Academy’ do not seem to have any considerable choppers while sinking their fangs into this tepid teen tart suspense piece. The impish promotional tagline for the film’s motto is ‘they suck at school’ which devilishly registers. Unfortunately, ‘Vampire Academy’ sucks beyond its bloody walls of academia as […]

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I, Frankenstein (film review by Frank Ochieng).

January 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
I, Frankenstein (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Sure, horror movies are supposed to be hideous by nature…you know…grotesque, macabre, twisted, unhinged and off-the-wall. However, co-writer/director Stuart Beattie’s  disjointed disaster ‘I, Frankenstein’ gives another unforgivable meaning to the word hideous to the point of dismissive ridiculousness. Let us just say that ‘Frankenstein’ creator Mary Shelley would never imagine the iconic monster man being inexplicably trapped in such crappy […]

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The Legend Of Hercules (film review by Frank Ochieng).

January 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Legend Of Hercules (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Greek mythology’s famous strongman ironically fails to bust out of director Renny Harlin’s weak-kneed and corroded costume drama ‘The Legend Of Hercules’, a relentlessly cheesy and boisterous action B-movie where the Mighty One flexes his monotonous muscles to no avail. This rather strained and clichéd swords-and-sandals saga does manage to pile on the silly-minded sauciness […]

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47 Ronin (film review by Frank Ochieng).

December 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
47 Ronin (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Okay folks…here is the riddle of the moment: what do you get when an expressionless Keanu Reeves moping around in a tedious and stiff-minded Hollywood-made Japanese actioner period piece featuring avenging samurai warriors out for retaliatory blood? The answer: nothing much. Sure, the riddle may not be as clever or intriguing as expected but it […]

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Agent To The Stars by John Scalzi (book review)

November 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Agent To The Stars by John Scalzi		(book review)

I first came across John Scalzi when I read ‘Old Man’s War’. This book made a big impression on me and is one of the few physical books I have retained for re-reading. Unfortunately, Scalzi’s subsequent novels were not so well received and so he dropped off my radar. When I saw the book listed, […]

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Frankenweenie film review (Frank’s Take).

October 5, 2012 | By More
Frankenweenie film review (Frank’s Take).

Luscious and skillfully presented, filmmaker Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’ is a highly exquisite black-and-white stop motion animated 3D creepy caper that radiates in wicked-minded wit and wonderment. Clearly, ‘Frankenweenie’ may be Burton’s most imaginative and gorgeously playful films in many years. As an obvious tribute to the classic creatures of yesteryear in retro cinema, ‘Frankenweenie’ is […]

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Solomon Kane film review (Frank’s Take).

October 1, 2012 | By More
Solomon Kane film review (Frank’s Take).

Writer-director Michael J. Bassett’s brooding and bloated fantasy adventure ‘Solomon Kane’ is rather ambitious in its fire-and-brimstone presentation. The bone-crushing and blood-splattering spectacle is indeed committed to its rousing showcase pertaining to a fearless warrior, wicked sorcerers, curvaceous harlots, revolving thrones, discarded bodies and relentlessly murky battles — all set in the background of Merry […]

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