Kang Ha-neul makes his entrance into the ballroom at the Intercontinental Singapore. (Image credit: Golden Village Pictures)

Kang Ha-neul a perfect gentleman at Midnight Runners press conference

Sep 2nd, 2017 Action, Asian Cinema, Celebrities, Comedy, Event Rachel Chan 5 min read

When Korean actor Kang Ha-neul was in town with director Jason Kim on last Thursday to promote their new film Midnight Runners, he wowed all present with his cheerfulness and earnestness. Before group interviews commenced, Kang went around the whole room once to shake hands with every reporter present, even remarking to familiar faces, “I remember you!” And when a reporter expressed disbelief, he insisted,…

The House. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 of Will Ferrell’s funniest film roles

Jun 28th, 2017 Celebrities, Comedy Marcus Goh 6 min read

If you had one phrase to describe Will Ferrell, what would it be? Besides tall, or white, or curly (his hair). It would be funny, right? Will Ferrell is a pretty funny guy. He cut his teeth on Saturday Night Live on 1995 and stayed on for seven years. Seven years! The average Millennial doesn’t even stay in a job for more than two years, and…

Baywatch. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Who should star in a Singaporean Baywatch?

May 16th, 2017 Action, Celebrities, Comedy, Drama Marcus Goh 9 min read

Everyone remembers Baywatch, the action drama about a lifeguards on running down the beach in slow motion. It was pretty popular for its time because of two big reasons – Pamela and Anderson. With the new Baywatch movie coming up, we have to ask ourselves – why don’t we do our own Singapore version of Baywatch? True, we had Channel 8’s volleyball drama Beach.Ball.Babes, which had…

What’s real and what’s not in Kung Fu Yoga?

Jan 26th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Asian Cinema, Celebrities Rachel Chan 6 min read

Luxury super sports cars getting smashed up. A pink diamond the size of a baby’s fist. Camels racing on a sand strip alongside an actual tarmac road. Actors diving underwater in the Icelandic outdoors, surrounded by glaciers. Real or not real? Jackie Chan’s latest action flick isn’t afraid to take hyperbole to the next level, and that’s exactly what director Stanley Tong does in Kung Fu Yoga, which…

Sisters

5 celebrity sisters you wish you had

Mar 17th, 2016 Celebrities, Comedy Marcus Goh 7 min read

Sisters – sometimes inseparable, sometimes tearing at each others’ throats, and sometimes stealing each others’ clothes. Right? Yep, any sister worth her salt would have at least one item in her wardrobe worth stealing. Otherwise, what’s the point? (Hey, at least it’s just clothes and accessories, not men.) Dynamics for sisters can be tricky. But if you have one, you know that they’re indispensable. From calling…

Where can you hide in Singapore in case of an attack?

Feb 17th, 2016 Action, Celebrities, Thriller Esther Au Yong 5 min read

In 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, an American political and action thriller directed and co-produced by Michael Bay, and billed as based on a true story and the book 13 Hours, six members of a security team fight to defend the American diplomatic compound in Libya from terrorists. Completely outnumbered in the September 11 attack in 2012, a security expert initially had Ambassador…

Derek Zoolander is coming back (with Penelope Cruz)!

Dec 3rd, 2015 Action, Adult Themes, Celebrities Rachel Chan 1 min read

Remember how earlier this year in March, the “really, really, ridiculously good-looking” Derek Zoolander and his rival-turned-friend Hansel McDonald made a surprise appearance during the Valentino Autumn/Winter 2015  presentation in Paris? There were whispers of a Zoolander 2 in the making but it wasn’t known at that point when it would be released and what it would be about. Well now we know – it’s opening in cinemas…

What would you ask for if you were trapped underground?

Nov 17th, 2015 Action, Celebrities, Documentary, Thriller Esther Au Yong 5 min read

We all have our comfort items. If you think about it, many of these are frivolous wants and not needs. But one man’s gold is another’s poison, and if you’re like one of the 33 miners trapped 700 metres underground in The 33, you’ll likely be dreaming of a great many “needs”. In the movie, the miners, whose chief Mario Sepulveda is played by Antonio…

How to cook 2 real-life Michelin-restaurant dishes from Burnt

Oct 25th, 2015 Celebrities Holly Jean Aroozoo 6 min read

Bradley Cooper on any given day, just doing nothing is already hot to me… but Bradley Cooper in the kitchen whipping up Michelin-restaurant dishes in his latest film Burnt makes him absolutely sizzling! In Burnt, Bradley Cooper plays Chef Adam Jones, a talented chef who had it all—and lost it. A two-star Michelin rockstar with the bad habits to match, the former enfant terrible of the…

Straight Outta Compton – life in the ‘hood as you never knew it

Oct 6th, 2015 Celebrities, Documentary Rachel Chan 13 min read

In April this year, Tyree Carroll, 22-year-old African American man from Philadelphia, United States, was pulled over by the police, allegedly for cycling on the wrong side of the street. In footage which has since gone viral, he was seen to be beaten up for several minutes by three police officers, one of whom threw his bicycle over a fence. Police brutality in the U.S is not new….