Why KFCB’s stance on homosexuality in Kenyan movies is valid

In as much as LGBT relationships have been widely accepted in the western parts of the world, the same hasn’t been the case in African countries, at least a majority of them. According to the International Gay and Lesbian Association as stated in 2015, homosexuality is outlawed in 34 out of the 54 recognised states […]

Movie Fights – Edition 4; Braveheart (1995) vs. Gladiator (2000)

Tyranny was a common aspect of many ancient civilizations; it’s oppressive and cruel attributes gave power and satisfaction to those who exercised it but caused destruction and death to those on the receiving end. However, in times of hardship and pain, there’s often someone who stands tall in spite of the odds to fight for […]

Movie Moment Tribute; Anthony Hopkins – Thor (2011)

Well, it’s one of the most recognized ancient mythologies known to mankind alongside Greek mythology. The Scandinavian Norsemen of the Middle Ages knew it solely as their unique religion. Despite it being eventually replaced by Christianity, it has found new life in modern fiction beyond the Norse borders amongst comic book and film enthusiasts courtesy […]

BIRDS OF PREY (2019) – Trailer 1 Reaction

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is an upcoming DCEU superhero film based on the DC Comics team Birds of Prey. Directed by Cathy Yan, the film’s plot follows Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) as she joins forces with Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell),the Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Renee Montoya (Rosie […]

A ‘Charmed’ reunion is imminent, but it’s not what you think

Based on a recent post by the ABC Network, Holly Marie Combs and Alyssa Milano, best known for playing Piper Halliwell and Phoebe Halliwell respectively in the hit 2000’s T.V show ‘Charmed, are set for an onscreen reunion in an upcoming episode of Grey’s Anatomy airing October 10th. In case you happen to stop any […]

An It: Chapter 2 (2019) Review – A Fine Blend of Dread and Delight

NO SPOILERS AHEAD!!! The Clown is Back! Pennywise is Back! 27 years have passed since the supernatural creature terrorised the innocent children of Derry Maine and It has come back again. The Losers Club in Bill (James McAvoy), Beverly (Jessica Chastain), Richie (Bill Hader), Eddie (James Ransone), Ben (Jay Ryan) and Mike (Isiah Mustafa) thus […]

Rob Pattinson on pressure of Batman role and admiration of Tim Burton’s work

Speaking to Variety in a current interview, British actor Robert Pattinson admits to the challenging task ahead of playing the Dark Knight in the much anticipated ‘The Batman’ movie to be directed by Matt Reeves. Since the Golden Age of comic books when Batman made his first appearance in the pages of Detective Comics #27 in May 1939, the […]

Top Five outstanding moments from The Dark Knight Trilogy

Christopher Nolan is one of my favourite film directors of all time, alongside James Cameron and Steven Spielberg of course; his resume speaks for itself. It’s been almost 15 years since the release of a certain Batman film and I can vividly remember how enthralling and unique that movie was when I saw it. It […]

Booksmart’s Beanie Feldstein will play Monica Lewinski in new A.C.S season

According to Empire, Beanie Feldstein of the ‘Lady Bird‘ and ‘Booksmart‘ fame is in pole position to play Monica Lewinski in Ryan Murphy‘s new addition to the American Crime Drama anthology. The 3rd season will see the infamous scandal involving Former U.S President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinski brought to the limelight once again in […]

All you need to know going into Todd Philips’ ‘Joker’ movie

Gotham’s ‘Clown Prince of Crime’, The Ace of Knaves, Mistah J, The ‘yin’ to Batman’s ‘yang’; there are a bunch of ways you can use to refer to this antagonist but the standard name of course is, The Joker. So often we have seen him terrorize Gotham and it’s residents in t.v series and in […]

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (2019) REVIEW

  So it’s 2018 and I’m having a party at home. My friend, Mike, comes over from out of town and my cousin and her  friend spot him. They whisper to each other, giggle silently, and when Mike walks in, they both say a polite hi. In strolls my sister and, without reservation, bursts out […]

F.B.I – What we should expect of Season 2

Crime dramas are my thing; I mentioned it in an earlier post and I’ll mention it again. I just can’t get enough of them, the good ones at least. I tend to think I have relatively good taste when it comes to the genre. I mean, who doesn’t like Hawaii Five-0, 24, the C.S.I series […]

FUN FACT; THE MALTESE FALCON (1941)

Did you know…. In the course of principal photography, the cast and crew of The Maltese Falcon had the feeling they were shooting something exciting and tried to hamper any unwanted visitors from coming to the set. The people in charge of publicity at one point brought a group of priests to the set. Before […]

MAX STEEL (2016) – Worst Movies Ever Made Ep. 1

Max Steel is a 2016 American superhero science-fiction-action movie directed by Stewart Hendler. Based on a Mattel action-figure line by the same name, it basically centres on Max Mcgrath (Ben Winchell), a young teenager and his exploits alongside an alien creature called Steel (Josh Brener) who combine to form the multi-powered superhero Max Steel. Before […]

What the Jurassic World movies got wrong about the Mosasaurus

If you ask a bunch of ‘Jurassic World’ fans what they really love about the franchise, a good number will say that they enjoy seeing the pre-historic creatures being brought to life on screen; some may even go deeper and say they just love the Mosasaurus. Arguably one of of the largest sea creatures to […]

THE LION KING (2019); A Nostalgic but largely conservative movie

In all honesty, I wasn’t really looking forward to seeing this movie apart from the visual elements it could offer that the original couldn’t; I had planned on waiting till it came out of DVD. My decision to watch it last Saturday morning was definitely off the cuff; a voice in my head kept telling […]

4 Unforgettable music moments from Teen Drama series

Aside from crime dramas, there’s only one other genre in the T.V space that I have been invested in for a very long time; teen dramas. Growing up, I watched just as much T.V as I did movies and most of the local T.V stations in Kenya, the good ones at least, used to air […]

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (2019) SPOILER-FREE REVIEW

Introduction Spider-man: Far From Home is an American superhero film directed by Jon Watts and is a sequel to Spider-man: Homecoming and Avengers: Endgame. Set in various locations in both U.S.A and Europe, the film’s plot centers on Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and his quest of stopping the threat of elemental beings from an alternate […]

FUN FACT; GLADIATOR (2000)

Did you know… Contrary to popular belief of Ancient Rome gladiatorial fights, a Roman emperor actually put his thumb downwards to signify that a gladiator’s life was to be spared, whereas thumbs up meant that there would be no mercy for a downed gladiator and he’d have to die. In the Ridley Scott directed 2000 […]

GOOD BOYS (2019) Green-band Trailer Reaction

Good Boys is a 2019 American comedy film co-written and directed by Gene Stupnitsky, in his directorial debut. The film stars Jacob Tremblay as Max, Brady Noon as Thor, and Keith L. Williams as Lucas. The movie’s plot centres on three sixth graders who are hellbent on trying to impress girls and upperclassmen by skipping school and attending young adult parties. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg serve […]

X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX (2019) SPOILER-FREE REVIEW

X;Men; Dark Phoenix is an American superhero movie based on the Marvel comics team The X;Men and is a sequel to 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse. Directed by Simon Kinberg, the film is set in the early 90’s & the plot follows the members of the superhero team dealing with the threat posed by the Phoenix Force within Jean Grey after a space mission […]

Pattinson wins ‘Race to Wayne Manor’; but only just

Well, I think we can now put all the ‘Robert Battinson’ speculation to bed because it has been confirmed by Warner Bros. that British actor Robert Pattinson will indeed be playing the caped crusader in the next Batman film. The latter will be directed by Matt Reeves, famed for movies such as Cloverfield, Let Me […]

Top 5 low-budget movies of the 90’s worth rewatching

If there’s one decade that stands out for me in terms of movies; I’d go for the 90’s, no questions asked. The 80’s are a strong contender of course, boasting of great films such as Back to the Future, Terminator, Aliens, Die Hard etc. but personally, I have a soft spot for the 90’s. Why? […]

FUN FACT; A FEW GOOD MEN (1992)

Did you know… The Aaron Sorkin trademark of showing two characters walking down a hallway toward a moving camera talking sidelong to one another (as seen in The American President (1995), Sports Night (1998), and The West Wing (1999)) originated from the Rob Reiner directed 1992 film, A Few Good Men. A scene between Kaffee […]

Movie Fights – Edition 1; Avatar (2009) vs. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

It’s safe to say that this year’s Avengers: Endgame and 2009’s Avatar are pretty much on a league of their own; there’s no disputing that. The records the two movies have broken individually, the impact they’ve had on audiences all over the world, the financial success, it’s all there for everyone to see and take […]

Brightburn director gives passionate account of the film in new BTS footage

In a recently surfaced behind-the-scenes footage of the upcoming film Brightburn, director David Yarovesky gives a passionate account of his new motion-picture set to be released on May 24th. Brightburn is a 2019 superhero-horror film that centers around a superpowered alien being who crash-lands on earth from space and is adopted by a pair of […]

AVENGERS; ENDGAME (2019) – Character Highlight; Captain America

WARNING!!! SPOILERS AHEAD!!! In times of great hardship and loss, we always need something or someone to keep us going and show us that there is something to fight for and there is hope to cling on to. In the context of the real World War II, powerful and inspiring figures like Sir Winston Churchill, […]

AVENGERS; ENDGAME (2019) – Character Highlight; Thor

WARNING!!! SPOILERS AHEAD!!! William Jennings Bryan, a famous 17th Century American congressman once said, “Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” In more ways than one, the next character I am about to […]

AVENGERS; ENDGAME (2019) – Character Highlight; Professor Hulk

WARNING!!! SPOILERS AHEAD!!! Avengers; Endgame is a 2019 superhero action film directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo. Starring an ensemble cast including, among others, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo, the plot revolves around the surviving Avengers reeling from the aftermath of the decimation of half the universe by Thanos […]

AVENGERS; ENDGAME (2019) – Character Highlight; Black Widow

WARNING!!! SPOILERS AHEAD!!! Avengers; Endgame is a 2019 superhero action film directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo. Starring an ensemble cast including, among others, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo, the plot revolves around the surviving Avengers reeling from the aftermath of the decimation of half the universe by Thanos […]

AVENGERS; ENDGAME (2019) – Character Highlight; Hawk-Eye.

WARNING!!! SPOILERS AHEAD!!! Avengers; Endgame is a 2019 superhero action film directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo. Starring an ensemble cast including, among others, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo, the plot revolves around the surviving Avengers reeling from the aftermath of the decimation of half the universe by Thanos […]

FUN FACT; GONE IN 60 SECONDS (2000)

Did you know… Raymond Calitri, the main antagonist of 2000’s Gone in 60 seconds, was purposefully not written to have driving scenes in the film? This is because the actor playing him, Christopher Eccleston, at the time of the film, lacked a driver’s license and didn’t get one until years later. The actor didn’t have […]

STUBER (2019) – Trailer Reaction

Stuber is an American action comedy film directed by Michael Dowse, best known for Robot Bullies, Take Me Home Tonight, Goon and the Fubar movies. Set in Los Angeles, the plot revolves around an Uber driver in Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) who alongside Vic (Dave Bautista) find themselves in a tough ordeal where they are in […]

Movie Moment Tribute; Michael Caine – The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

This is a man who undoubtedly needs no introduction. You know him well for playing Bruce Wayne’s wise butler in the Dark Knight trilogy, an ex-convict in The Italian Job, a British Lieutenant in Zulu, the list is endless. His name is Michael Caine. Born and raised in London in the mid 20th Century, Michael […]

Aquaman; Why its the better superhero origin movie in the D.C.E.U

It’s no secret that the D.C.E.U has been quite a disappointing cinematic franchise since it began in June, 2013 with the release of Man of Steel. The franchise was meant to be direct competition to the M.C.U which had already done 7 movies at the time, the most outstanding one being The Avengers; a film […]

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (2019) – TRAILER 1 REACTION

Once Upon a time in Hollywood is a dark comedy crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. Set in 1969, the film stars an ensemble star-studded cast of Leonardo Di Caprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Al Pacino. The plot centers on the a television actor in Rick Dalton alongside his stunt double Cliff […]

Clark Gregg’s new revelation on Coulson’s resurrection in the M.C.U

In a recent interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Clark Gregg reveals that Phil Coulson’s revitalization after the events of 2012’s The Avengers was primarily attributed to the character’s relatability to the Marvel Cinematic Universe fan-base. For a better part of his career, Phil Coulson was an elite S.H.I.E.L.D agent serving under Director Nick Fury as a primary […]

CAPTAIN MARVEL (2019) SPOILER-FREE REVIEW

Introduction. Captain Marvel is a 2019 superhero film based on a character featured in Marvel Comics also going by the same name. Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the film stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. The plot revolves around the origin story of Brie’s character […]

THE ANT BULLY (2006) RETRO-REVIEW

Introduction. The Ant Bully is a 2006 Computer animated adventure comedy movie written and directed by John Alexander Davis, best known for his work on the Jimmy Neutron T.V series. It stars an ensemble cast of Zach Tyler Eisen, Julia Roberts, Nicholas Cage, Meryl Streep, Regina King and Paul Giamatti. The plot is based on […]

Movie Moment Tribute; Stanley Anderson – Armageddon (1998)

In all honesty, I’d be lying if I said that I am a big fan of Stanley Anderson’s work; I am quite sure most people my age who love movies don’t even know who he was. Nevertheless, it would personally be an abomination to underestimate the great talent he was based on the few art […]