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,…

Pitch Perfect 3. Credit: United International Pictures

What we can learn about millennials from Pitch Perfect

Dec 21st, 2017 Comedy, Musical Marcus Goh 6 min read

We millennials are terrible. We find cereal way too much work to eat, and would rather buy avocado toast and overpriced coffee than save for a piece of property. But for all the talk about how millennials seem like a pain, employers do want to unlock the secrets to understanding us so they can better attract, hire and retain today’s workforce, and advertisers want to know our habits….

The Brothers Grimsby. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Do you know all the different faces of Sacha Baron Cohen?

Mar 11th, 2016 Action, Comedy Marcus Goh 6 min read

You know what Borat and Ali G look like, but do you know what Sacha Baron Cohen, the actor who plays them, looks like? For a guy whose name is “Sacha,” he’s managed to play characters who have even stranger names than he has. His personas are known for being as inflammatory and moronic as the films they appear in, even though they are all…

How To Be Single

Did you spot these 7 classic couples on Valentine’s Day?

Feb 17th, 2016 Adult Themes, Comedy, Deals & Promotions, Romance, Singles Marcus Goh 8 min read

Valentine’s Day ushered in the season of love, romance and hackneyed stereotypes last Sunday. Just like horoscopes, the millions of couples who were out on a date could be broken down into seven broad, sweeping categories. Maybe after that, you’d want to learn How To Be Single. But what are those seven types of couples that you’ll see in every restaurant? And most importantly, which…

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…