There’s no doubt that Warner Bros/DC has been lagging behind Marvel Studios in bringing successful adaptations of their properties to the big screen.
On the final night of the inaugural Scream Asia Film Festival, horror fans were treated to the melancholy aspects of supernatural tropes with the short film Hana and feature They Who Are Not Seen.
Director Yuki Kumagai combined his love for pop idols, quirky detectives and zombies to come up with his delightful horror-comedy Tokyo Living Dead Idol.
One is never sure about a Lars Von Trier film as the auteur is able to deliver genius and self-indulgence (are they mutually exclusive?), sometimes in the same movie. This certainly applies to Von Trier’s latest opus – the psychological horror that is The House That Jack Built.
Apart from Daredevil and perhaps The Punisher, the quality of Marvel TV-Netflix series has been mixed. The first season of Jessica Jones only succeeded because of its engaging villain, Killgrave (played by David Tennent) while season 2 was decidedly inferior.
The inaugural Scream Asia Film Festival got off to a rollicking good start with the premieres of Zombiepura (world) and Overlord (Asian).
Loosely based on Shirley Wilson’s classic 1959 novel of the same name, this Netflix series is a tour-de-force from writer-director Mike Flanagan and possibly one of the best of its kind this year.
Welsh director Gareth Evans – best known for The Raid – is the person behind Apostle, a period religious horror film starring Dan Stevens (of Legion fame).
We are a week away from the opening film of Scream Asia Film Festival. Here’s one I omitted from my must-see list – Hana.
Warner Bros have released a 5-minute extended trailer for the upcoming Aquaman movie. And it rocks!!!
If you like your superheroes light and you are not too concerned about well-developed plots and characterisations, then Venom is the movie for you!
Once upon a time, Warner Bros ruled the superhero movie genre with its DC Comics lynchpin characters Superman and Batman.
A decade ago, Marvel Studios released its maiden production – Iron Man – and the world of movies have never been the same.
Review By Yong Shu Hoong
Watching Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey 50 years after its original release, I was surprised how well it has aged. True, some of the special effects may feel somewhat underwhelming by today’s standards, but none of it comes across slipshod, and there’s no denying how far ahead of its time this classic was in 1968.
Just when I thought I might have been spared from yet another lame adaptation of one of the best superhero comic book stories of all time.
As regular visitors will know, I am a huge fan of scifi author Phillip K Dick and I always take pleasure in discovering works that incorporate the themes that Dick’s novels focused on. In that light, I highly recommend the new Netflix streaming series, Maniac.
Let’s sum up this 80s-channeling revenge shlock-horror flick – Mandy is a gory, bloody, surreal, LSD-fuelled heavy metal arthouse nightmare. And I mean that in the best way possible.
Korean monster movie Monstrum is a competent genre flick with an interesting plot somewhat spoiled by its own premise.
Continuing my rundown of the movies I am looking forward to at the upcoming Scream Asia Film Festival. Read Part 1.
As faithful readers would know, I effectively boycotted this seemingly pointless movie when it was released in cinemas, due to The Last Jedi‘s desecration of the Star Wars legacy. But to be fair, I decided to see for myself – so to speak – as the movie has just been released digitally.
Finally! A genre film festival in Singapore, we can call our very own!
Curated by local filmmaker Eric Khoo with South Korean film programmer Jongsuk Thomas Nam and organised by mm2 Entertainment, Scream Asia Film Festival promises to be exciting, ground-breaking and of course, terrifying!
The Predator is ostensibly a sequel to the first two Predator movies – referred to in passing in the movie – though for all intents and purposes, it is a soft reboot of the scifi-horror franchise.
It’s finally here! Entertainment Weekly‘s exclusive first look at the upcoming highly anticipated Captain Marvel movie!
By and large, reboots of scifi movie franchises that began in the 80s, have not had a great track record.
Ari Aster’s debut feature Hereditary has been hailed as one of best new horror films in recent times. Does it justify all the praise that it has received?