Tag: action and adventure

Mechanic: Resurrection (film review by Frank Ochieng)

August 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Mechanic: Resurrection (film review by Frank Ochieng)

British badass Jason Statham is back and doing what he does best: kicking butt and taking targeted names in the process. The veteran action star is out for more blood in the labored sequel ‘Mechanic: Resurrection’. The trouble, however, is that fist-swinging wrecking ball Statham’s taste for boisterous blood in his latest toothless and meandering globe-trotting caper […]

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Captain America: Civil War (film review by Frank Ochieng).

May 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Captain America: Civil War (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Well another super-sized Marvel Comics super-hero saga hits the big screen with the selected saviour Captain America taking the top billing on the marquee. Thus, the pulsating popcorn pleaser ‘Captain America: Civil War’ arrives on the scene to giddy audiences that have been loyal and fixated on the successful spring of mighty Marvel heroes that have been […]

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Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (film review by Frank Ochieng)

March 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (film review by Frank Ochieng)

One would think that the ultimate showdown between two of the most iconic super-heroes would make for some downright compelling action-oriented exploits against a landscape of angst and destruction. Plus, it certainly did not hurt that exhilarating filmmaker Zack Snyder (‘300’) was at the helm in bringing together the colorfully and concocted confrontation between The […]

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The Divergent Series – Allegiant (2016) film review by Frank Ochieng.

March 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Divergent Series – Allegiant (2016) film review by Frank Ochieng.

The first compulsion is to reach for an unflattering label when dubbing the third installment of the ‘Divergent’ series as ‘the poor man’s Hunger Games’. Sure, the comparison was inevitable but all the ‘Divergent’ editions had to do was prove that the unfair comparing and contrasting were wrong. Well, the knockoff status was indeed warranted and unfortunately this copycat YA […]

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (film review by Frank Ochieng).

August 16, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The high-powered and hyper-kinetic ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ is a pulsating production that one would expect from the off-kilter imagination of writer-director Guy Ritchie whose flashy and furious actioners such as ‘Snatch’ and ‘Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels’ are indicative of the filmmaker’s excess frivolity. So it is not much of a shock that Ritchie’s big screen adaptation of the […]

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Fantastic Four (film review by Frank Ochieng)

August 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Fantastic Four (film review by Frank Ochieng)

So the question remains: does Marvel Comics continue its movie-making tradition of escapist excess on the big screen with the latest superhero entry in the rebooting of the ‘Fantastic Four’ being brought into the cinematic forefront in the summertime of 2015? The easy reply is YES! Now for the important question at hand: does co-writer/director Josh […]

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Kingsman: The Secret Service (film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Kingsman: The Secret Service (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The kinetic super-spy caper ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ will serve as a boisterous blueprint for those teen fanboys out there that will fancy an elaborate overload of James Bond-esque high-powered hedonism. It certainly does not hurt that the high-wire hysteria as showcased in the twitchy ‘Kingman’ is based upon the acclaimed comicbook series by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. […]

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Jupiter Ascending (film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 7, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Jupiter Ascending (film review by Frank Ochieng).

It is safe to declare the sci-fi soap opera ‘Jupiter Ascending’ an epic in the making. Now wait and let us finish this thought process…an epic disastrous dud disguised as a big-budgeted, glossy Science Fiction vehicle with manufactured melodramatic momentum in the realm of outer space. In reality, ‘Jupiter Ascending’ is a bombastic and bloated bore of an outlandish […]

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 (film review by Frank Ochieng).

November 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 (film review by Frank Ochieng).

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ arrives on the heels of its pulsating predecessor ‘Catching Fire’ and continues the riveting saga of rebellious Herculean heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her animated grudge against the oppressive Capital and the menacing mastermind behind all the political madness in one President Coriolanus Snow (Donald Sutherland). ‘The Hunger Game’s, triggered by the […]

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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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