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SAF has capability to fend off zombie apocalypse, say ‘Zombiepura’ director and cast

Oct 26th, 2018 Action, Comedy, Horror, Singapore Film Marcus Goh 10 min read

Zombies and national service in sunny Singapura? If we can have pontianak, zombies sound about right. Zombiepura is the culmination of seven years of blood, sweat, and tears (and we daresay some tasty human brains as well), a zombie film where the undead rise up in an army camp because of a mysterious virus. Personally, we wonder what the Medical Officers (MOs) were doing when that…

Dear director Jon M. Chu, could you please do a Singapore remake of Crazy Rich Asians?

Aug 22nd, 2018 Asian Cinema, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Singapore Film Rachel Chan 20 min read

Poor director Jon M. Chu. It’s so difficult to please everyone. Right after most media channels lauded Crazy Rich Asians for being the first Hollywood blockbuster ever with an all-Asian cast, his movie, as well as the book it was based on, was criticised for not being “woke” enough. You might have read the article on Vox by now, which says that both the book…

Movies at the cinema in August 2018

August is Singapore’s birthday month and rightly so, all eyes will be on us when a certain Hollywood blockbuster set in Singapore opens. If you don’t know what I’m talking about yet, read on for that, as well as a rundown of movies in August we think you should watch.   The Darkest Minds Release Date: August 2, 2018 Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Gwendoline…

Many firsts for ‘When Ghost Meets Zombie’ leads Nathan Hartono and Ferlyn G

Jun 29th, 2018 Celebrities, Comedy, Singapore Film Flora Yeo 6 min read

When Ghost Meets Zombie lead actors Nathan Hartono and Ferlyn Wong (who goes by her stage name, Ferlyn G) tell us that they will experience many firsts as they star in an upcoming local movie, directed by Han Yew Kwang. For both Hartono and Wong, this movie will be their first time starring as lead actors in a feature film, and their first collaboration together….

5 Chinese wedding taboos your parents would have warned you about

Jun 24th, 2018 Adventure, Asian Cinema, Drama, Romance, Singapore Film Flora Yeo 11 min read

As we might have learned in real life or in the latest Singapore film The Big Day, a Chinese wedding ceremony isn’t just about two people celebrating their love for each other. It comes with responsibilities, planning, customs to follow and taboos to avoid. To minimise the occurrence of bad luck befalling their marriage, most couples gladly abide these “rules” despite knowing that there is no scientific…

‘The Big Day’ stars Desmond Tan and Amber An share their ideal wedding

Jun 19th, 2018 Comedy, Romance, Singapore Film Flora Yeo 7 min read

Unless you are starring in a movie, drama is the last thing you would want on your big day. Luckily for Singaporean actor Desmond Tan (陈泂江), his character in his first leading movie role is dogged by madcap drama. The 31-year-old beefcake plays the harried groom in the latest Singapore feature film, The Big Day, and Taiwanese actress Amber An (安心亚) is his long-suffering bride .  Helmed…

International team to work on local film ‘Fat Hope’

Jun 17th, 2018 Asian Cinema, Celebrities, Comedy, Drama, Singapore Film Rachel Chan 4 min read

A Chinese New Year film for 2019 is in the works. Boasting Taiwanese lead actors and the Taiwanese production designer of Cape No. 7 and Café Waiting Love, it will also have an acclaimed special effects makeup team from Hollywood to work on set. Written and directed by Joyce Lee, Fat Hope will star Taiwanese actors Alien Huang 黄鸿升 (小鬼) and Lin Yu Pin 林育品 (阿喜). The two were in town for a…

Movies at the cinema in June 2018

June school holidays are upon us and that means the beginning of Summer blockbuster season! We piece together all the movies that will be released in June 2018 – there will be tears, laughter and suspense. There’s even an Italian Film Festival for you to feel like you’re soaking up the Italian summer sunshine. Mamma Mia! Ciao Bella! Here are the movies to look out…

Burning questions of a diehard Liang Xi Mei girlfan, answered

Feb 24th, 2018 Asian Cinema, Comedy, Singapore Film Rachel Chan 7 min read

Remember dashing home to watch Comedy Night on Channel 8 on Mondays, back in the mid-1990s? That was me. It may have been okay to miss the first half of the popular Chinese variety show, but God forbid that I should miss Liang Xi Mei’s skit in the last 20 minutes. Despite being middle-aged, with a limited wardrobe mainly comprising green Pucci-esque blouses and one…

Insider tip: Psst, here’s when CNY movie sessions will be released

Feb 11th, 2018 Action, Asian Cinema, Comedy, Drama, Event, Singapore Film, Superheroes Rachel Chan 5 min read

If there’s anything we learned from watching Oscar-nominated film The Post, it’s that a good source is essential to a good news story. And our trusted source from Golden Village has shared with us a most valuable insider hack on avoiding a mad rush for movie tickets this CNY: Buy them online the moment they’re released for sale. Back in 2016, we published a guide on…