Tag: action adventure

Suicide Squad (film review by Frank Ochieng)

August 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Suicide Squad (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Summertime 2016 has not been very kind to DC Comics-based personalities looking to shine consistently like their big screen Marvel Comics counter-parts. Following the super-sized dud that was ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice’, released a few months ago, must really put some major pressure on Warner Bros. to gamble on ensuring that the presence of ‘Suicide Squad’ does […]

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Tracers (2015) (film review by Frank Ochieng).

August 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Tracers (2015) (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Okay, so maybe cinema life has not been so kind to hunky hotshot Taylor Lautner in the aftermath of the phenomenon ‘Twilight’ film series that had a majority of hysterical young female admirers drooling over their bags of stale movie house popcorn. The good news for the youthful muscled Romeo is that there will be […]

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Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation (film review by Frank Ochieng).

August 3, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Some over-stuffed blockbuster actioners boldly boast their explosive and invigorating productions with dynamic glee. Well, the ‘Mission: Impossible’ film franchise echoes this same sentiment, with flashy fifty-something star Tom Cruise still carrying that boyish exuberance that never seems to miss a beat, and can breathe a sigh of relief because the latest chapter will not disappoint in […]

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (film review by Frank Ochieng).

May 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Marvel Comics’ favorite webslinger is back to his crime-fighting ways as he boldly claims to be amazing but the consensus is anything but what it is advertised in actuality. One could probably label the aptly named director Marc Webb’s comic book caper ‘The Anemic Spider-Man 2′ but then again, this movie title would not go over too […]

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (film review by Frank Ochieng).

April 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (film review by Frank Ochieng).

One certainly cannot go wrong when presenting Marvel Comics super-heroes on the big screen as these action-packed gems mean big business at the box office. Okay…maybe with an exceptional dud here and there ( ‘Thor: The Dark World’ anyone?) the Stan Lee universe continues to rule at the cinema complexes worldwide with larger than life […]

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Non-Stop (film review by Frank Ochieng).

March 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Non-Stop (film review by Frank Ochieng).

So the steely-eyed, sixty-something Liam Neeson is at it again carrying both an itchy trigger finger and a grudge on his action-packed aging shoulders. In the frantic aviation thriller ‘Non-Stop’, Neeson continues his late career joyride into a matured badass out to kick some serious butt in yet another eye-rolling generic actioner. True, it would be […]

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3 Days To Kill (2014) (film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
3 Days To Kill (2014) (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The all-of-the-sudden ubiquitous Kevin Costner is making a name for himself on the big screen as of late. Additionally, Costner now seems at ease in popping up in generic spy thrillers. First, he took a supporting role in the recent ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’. This time around Costner gets the lead as an aging gun-toting CIA operative […]

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Pompeii (2014) (film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Pompeii (2014) (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Filmmaker Paul W. S. Anderson’s misguided molten-driven melodrama Pompeii is not as explosive in conception as one would imagine based upon its manufactured, boisterous presentation. The heavy-handed histrionics involving ‘Pompeii’s main ‘rock’ star (yes, that would be the infamous Mt. Vesuvius that spewed its way into legendary mythology) meshed together with the customary presence of wayward gladiators, a toothless […]

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Knights Of Badassdom (film review by Frank Ochieng).

January 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Knights Of Badassdom (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The 2011 horror comedy ‘Knights Of Badassdom’s behind-the-scenes shenanigans may unintentionally rival the cheeky antics you see in front of the camera. The fact that this impish medieval fright farce is finally getting its release in 2014 after sitting on the back burners for three-plus years collecting dust in Hollywood makes for interesting speculation. The backstory as to […]

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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (film review by Frank Ochieng).

December 16, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Avid moviegoers are once again reacquainted with the imaginative scope of J.R.R. Tolkien’s festive wonderworld in writer-director Peter Jackson’s frenetic follow-up to ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’. In ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’, Jackson revisits his style of elaborate escapist cinema, the visual vitality and expansive storytelling methods to convey Tolkien’s visionary landscape of […]

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