Movies at the cinema in August 2019

We celebrate Singapore’s 54th birthday this month with heaps of movies for you and your family to catch at the cinemas! Local director Glen Goei makes his long-awaited return to the cinema after a 10-year hiatus, with Revenge of the Pontianak, starring Nur Fazura and Remy Ishak. Modern auteur Quentin Tarantino’s 9th film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is finally screening this month, which reviewers have…

Games conmen play like the one in ‘The Hustle’

May 8th, 2019 Comedy Andre Teh 13 min read

We hate them in real life but love them in the movies. Conmen, or in the case of Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson in new comedy The Hustle, conwomen – occupy a special place in the public imagination. It’s the only place where we celebrate them for their temerity to steal people’s money from right under their noses. Part psychologist, part sociologist and all illusionist,…

This Is Not What I Expected. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 on-screen couples that loathed each other off-screen

May 10th, 2017 Drama, Romance Marcus Goh 10 min read

Whenever we see star-crossed lovers finally sharing a long awaited kiss on screen, we hardly thinking that they might be thinking up ways to murder each other even as they’re sharing intimate gestures and bodily fluids. After all, they’re so in love right? But sometimes, on-screen couples hate each other just as much as they love each other on set. Here are some of the…

The Revenant

6 furry Singapore mascots that could take down the Revenant

Feb 4th, 2016 Action, Adult Themes, Thriller Marcus Goh 6 min read

The Revenant sees experienced fur trapper Hugh Glass defeating wild beasts of all sorts in his mad quest for revenge. But if he had to traverse the wild landscapes where Singapore’s mascots roamed, he’d have been the one getting skinned for his fur. Ferocious grizzly bears have nothing on Singapore’s furry mascots, who may come across as cute little cuddly animals… but hide savage instincts. Here’s…