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….

5 things a Singaporean would bring to Mars

Sep 28th, 2015 Celebrities Marcus Goh 6 min read

In The Martian, an astronaut is stranded on Mars and has to survive the harsh environment alone, but fortunately he has some essentials with him. Let’s take this scenario and give it to a Singaporean – what five essentials would a Singaporean bring on an extended, lonely journey to Mars? Barring the four critical necessities of food, water, air and WiFi, we take a look at…

5 signs you’re not the youngest chick in the office

Sep 22nd, 2015 Celebrities, Comedy, Romance Holly Jean Aroozoo 6 min read

Remember the days you were a doe-eyed xiao di di (young dude) or xiao mei mei (young chick) fresh out of school, when colleagues used the words “cute” and “adorable” to gush about your hair and your outfits? Then as the years go past, “cute” became “smart”, priorities shifted, and congrats, you’ve climbed the ladder. But here’s the trade-off: You’re no longer the youngest chick in the…

10 drama queens you ought to know

Aug 28th, 2015 Action, Asian Cinema, Celebrities, Romance Holly Jean Aroozoo 12 min read

Love them or hate them, there’s no denying the power of a drama queen on screen. A good dramatic actress make or break a movie. She can pull you into her world and keep you at the edge of your seat. These are my top 10 drama queens who were perfect in dramatic roles. 1. Helen Mirren, Woman in Gold This historical movie tells the true…

The sequel of To The Fore may be shot in Singapore

Aug 10th, 2015 Action, Asian Cinema, Celebrities Rachel Chan 4 min read

If there is a sequel to cycling movie To The Fore, Director Dante Lam will consider shooting in Singapore, he said at a group interview when he and Korean heartthrob Choi Siwon were in town for the film’s gala premiere last week. Lam (Unbeatable, 2013; Beast Stalker, 2008) said that he had initially considered Singapore as one of the filming locations for To The Fore, but due to…

The most breathtaking scenes from all Mission: Impossible movies

Jul 22nd, 2015 Action, Celebrities Holly Jean Aroozoo 5 min read

Mission: Impossible movies, all five of them (yes! five! The latest one opens in cinemas July 30), developed a reputation for having exotic and mind-blowing filming locations all over the world since the very first Mission: Impossible back in 1996. The films know no boundaries as it takes its action wherever the plot unfolds… be it on top of a moving train or hanging off…

10 facts you never knew about the Minions

Jun 19th, 2015 Celebrities, Child-friendly, Comedy, Concert Rachel Chan 7 min read

Who doesn’t know these lovable goofballs by now? Ever since their first appearance in Despicable Me, these yellow creatures have captured the audience with their simple mindedness and comedic mishaps. It also helps that they have a love for performing and singing popular songs in their own weirdly fascinating language. Now that their own solo movie Minions is out in Singapore cinemas, we give you…

The lovely Emma Stone plays Allison Ng in Aloha. Credit: zekefilm.com

5 of the most ethnically miscast roles in popular movies

Jun 7th, 2015 Action, Celebrities, Romance Marcus Goh 7 min read

When it comes to casting non-Caucasian roles in Hollywood, it’s usually the same crowd of Will Smith, Lucy Liu, Ken Watanabe, Jackie Chan, and Halle Berry, amongst others, that get these roles. But then on occasion you get a baffling decision to whitewash an obviously ethnic role (usually Asian), that fails to be believable when the actor or actress on screen doesn’t match the name of the character….

K-Pop’s American Invasion in Pitch Perfect 2

May 11th, 2015 Celebrities, Comedy Holly Jean Aroozoo 4 min read

This week, I’m looking forward to American musical comedy film Pitch Perfect 2. It is the sequel to the 2012 film Pitch Perfect which was adapted from Mickey Rapkin’s non-fiction book, titled Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory. It’s been three years since the Barden Bellas brought their signature vocals, style and attitude to become the first all-female group to win a national title. But when…