Beasts of No Nation Movie Review

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Beasts of No Nation Movie Review
Beasts Of No Nation Netflix Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: B+ Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga Written by: Cary Joji Fujunaga based on the novel by Uzodinma IwealaBeasts of No Nation” Cast: Abraham Attah, Idris Elba, Ama K. Abebrese, Opeyemi Fagbohungbe, Grace Nortey, David Dontoh Screened at: Park Ave., NYC, 10/19/15 Opens: October 16, 2015 The key argument made, one that led to America’s adoption of the 26th Amendment forbidding states to deny the right to vote to citizens 18 years of age and older, came out of the Vietnam War protests. The point was: if you’re old enough to fight and perhaps die [ Read More ]

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59th BFI London Film Festival Review – Beasts of No Nation (2015)

Beasts of No Nation, 2015

Directed by Cary Fukunaga

Starring Idris Elba, Ama K. Abebrese, Abraham Attah, Grace Nortey, David Dontoh, and Opeyemi Fagbohungbe


Agu, a boy in an unnamed West African country, falls into the clutch of a murderous child soldier army led by a passionate and influential leader.

Beasts are fearsome. Creatures of the night perhaps; fangs glaring in the light and eyes ablaze. Uncontrollable and without remorse. The extension from beast to devil makes sense. During the opening of Cary Fukunaga’s outstanding Beasts of No Nation, a cracked old lady reprimands a young group of boys. “Beasts” and “little devils”, she calls them. Their small trick, placing a large branch to block the road to beg drivers for money, is a far call from the brutal lifestyle of a child soldier.

Based on the book of the same name by Uzodinma Iweala, Beasts of No Nation
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Watch BiTV Stream for Free on FilmOn

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Watch BiTV Stream for Free on FilmOn
BiTV Stream is available for free viewing on FilmOn. The channel brings viewers some of the most entertaining videos out of Africa. Here’s more about the channel. “BiTV Stream is a premium online video on demand channel with diverse quality African entertainment videos that include blockbuster movies across Africa, TV series and eventually music and sports. BiTVstream is a registered trademark of Orbit Management based in the United States.” One of the movies you can view is “Somewhere In Africa: The Cries Of Humanity.” The film features veteran actor David Dontoh and discusses Africa’s current state of affairs. “If you think you have seen the best of Majid Michel, Martha [ Read More ]

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Contest: Win The Dead Blu-ray!

Contest: Win The Dead Blu-ray!
Anchor Bay Home Entertainment will release The Dead on Blu-ray and DVD February 14. We have a new contest lined up and we're giving away copies of the Blu-ray to our readers. These prizes will surely go fast, so enter this contest today.

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When the last flight out of war-torn Africa crashes off the coast, Lt. Brian Murphy (Rob Freeman) is the sole survivor in a land where the dead are returning to life and attacking the living. On the run in a hostile and inhospitable parched landscape, Murphy has to use his wits and ingenuity if he is to get home alive to his family.
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"The Dead" Shambles To Blu-Ray/DVD February 14, 2012

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The 2010 zombie horror feature, "The Dead", directed, written and lensed by UK brothers Howard J. and Jon Ford, will be available on Blu-ray and DVD, through Anchor Bay Entertainment, February 14, 2012 :

"...shot in the life-threatening regions of Burkina Faso and Ghana, 'The Dead' takes audiences on a horrifying road-trip through a zombie-dominated terrain. An American mercenary, the sole survivor of a violent plane crash, maneuvers through the hostile, arid landscape while battling against the newly risen living dead.

"Almost losing all hope, he encounters an African soldier desperately searching for his son amongst the chaos. The mercenary and the soldier rise up together to forge their way through the unstoppable assault of the ever-hungry undead and forward into an uncertain future..."

Cast includes Rob Freeman, Prince David Oseia, David Dontoh, Elizabeth Akingbade, Benjamin C. Akpa, Stephen Asare Amaning, Anthony Arinze, Kwesi Asmah, Edward Bruce, Genardo Campbell, Mark Chapman,
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Blu-ray Review: The Dead

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Blu-ray Review: The Dead
Title: The Dead Directed by: Howard J. Ford and Jonathan Ford Starring: Rob Freeman, Prince David Oseia and David Dontoh Running time: 105 minutes, Rated R, Available on DVD In the near future, a virus is spreading throughout the world turning people into the walking dead. Lt. Brian Murphy (Freeman) survives a crash off the coast of Africa, and is determined to find his way home to his wife and daughter. He soon crosses paths with Sergeant Daniel Dembele (Osei) whose own village has been ravaged by zombies, but Daniel is certain his young son has survived. Together they trek across the African plains, taking down the reanimated dead until...
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The Dead Movie Review

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The Dead Movie Review
Title: The Dead Director: Howard J. Ford and Jonathan Ford Cast: Rob Freeman, Prince David Osei and David Dontoh There’s not much ground covered in most zombie movies. Some of them tackle social issues, others take on notions of conformity, while others are just happy enough with blood and gore. In the new film from The Ford Brothers (Howard J and Jonathan), “The Dead” takes an interesting approach to zombie movies, in terms of setting. It’s a zombie movie set in the deserts of Africa. And what is displayed on the screen, will surely shock, horrify and excite most horror fans. The film starts with a lone man, wondering the...
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Film4 FrightFest 2010 Releases Schedule

The UK's most amazing horror film festival Film4 FrightFest has released what could very well be another one of the best horror line-ups we've seen ever for its latest show taking place from Thursday the 26th of August to Monday the 30th of August, brimming with films we've been salivating over Stateside!

From the Press Release

This year there are eight British films in the main programme (another record) including Monsters, Gareth Edwards’ sensational post-Apocalyptic debut, The Ford Brothers’ Cannes-hyped African Zombie flick The Dead and Johannes Roberts F – in which a school gets a lesson in horror! Other home-grown titles are Dead Cert (East-End gangsters meet Eastern European vampires), Isle Of Dogs (nasty gangland horror), Paul Andrew Williams’ harrowing Cherry Tree Lane and werewolf thriller 13Hrs. Plus, Jake West will be presenting his in-depth documentary Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship And Videotape, which will be followed by a Q & A panel discussion.
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Complete Film4 Frightfest Lineup Announced!

The complete lineup for the 2010 edition of the Film4 Frightfest has just been announced and, as usual, it is a quality selection of the best in horror film from the UK and around the world. The program splits into two programs - the main lineup and sidebar Discovery program - and you'll find both below!

Programme = Screen 1

Thursday Aug 26

6.30pm Hatchet II  (World Premiere)

FrightFest continues its strong relationship with Adam Green by hosting the world premiere of the sequel to his 2006 slasher sensation. Picking up right where the splatter-tastic original ended, Marybeth escapes the clutches of the deformed, swamp-dwelling iconic killer Victor Crowley. After learning the truth about her family's connection to the hatchet-wielding madman, Marybeth returns to the Louisiana swamps along with an army of hunters to recover the bodies of her family and exact the bloodiest revenge against the bayou butcher. Delivering unapologetically unrestrained gushers of gore,
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The Dead Awaken in the Deserts of Africa in this One-Sheet Poster

The Dead is a film from director Howard J. Ford (Distant Shadow) that was first reported on in March of 2009 (The Dead Intro') and the film has been generating some buzz by setting a zombie styled horror film in the backdrop of Africa. North American distribution has not been finalized, but some new movie stills and a second poster can be seen here that will surely excite some fans for the project. If you like the idea of a mercenary crossing desert landscapes filled with the undead view an external link below that has over two dozen movie photos from the film's production.

A second synopsis for the film:

"An American mercenary, the sole survivor of a plane crash, has to run the gauntlet across Africa, battling with the living dead. Joining forces with a local military man, desperately searching for his son amongst the chaos, they fight together to
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The Dead Rise Again and Again: News, Movie Poster, and Trailer

"The Dead," not to be confused with George a Romero's "...of the Dead," is a zombie genre film set in the deserts of Africa. Filming, which took place in Ghana and Burkina, Faso is complete and now in post production. Third time English director Howard J. Ford with help from brother Jonathon Ford helm this independent terror flick and the trailer has a definite Romero feel as the undead stumble slowly around, in what looks like a mostly unthreatening manner. However, the unique and isolating backdrop of West Africa with a cross racial set of characters could spark some creative life in, what looks to be a thrilling story. Why the fascination with zombie films? And what do zombies represent in modern culture? Hopefully some of these questions along with some excitement will be given attention in this latest zombie film "The Dead."

The synopsis...

When Lt. Brian Murphy finds
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