WHAT’S YOURS AND MINE – THE ODDFELLOWS!WHAT’S YOURS AND MINE – THE ODDFELLOWS!

What's Your and Mine - The Oddfellows
Johnny Ong, Kelvin Tan, Patrick Chng, Vincent Lee.

What’s Yours and Mine is the long awaited and much anticipated third album from seminal Singapore indie rock band, The Oddfellows. Released thirty years on from Teenage Head, the band’s landmark debut album, What’s Yours and Mine is an excellent comeback which while keeping everything The Oddfellows are beloved for but adding also a layer of maturity and confidence to the mix as well.

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Y THE LAST MAN S01E04 (REVIEW)Y THE LAST MAN S01E04 (REVIEW)

Y The Last Man S01E04

Y The Last Man S01E04 is the fourth episode of the first season of the dystopian post-apocalyptic FX TV drama series streaming on Disney+ based on the DC Comics series created by Brian K Vaughn and Pia Guerra. The premise of Y The Last Man postulates a dystopian future where all men are wiped out save for one.

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PREMIER LEAGUE 21-22 ROUND 5PREMIER LEAGUE 21-22 ROUND 5

Premier League 21-22 Round 5

Premier League 21-22 Round 5 is a review of the fifth weekend of matches in the 30th edition of the Premier League, season 2021 – 2022. A feature where Power of Pop returns to a sports focus – viz. football – in our musings on pop culture. This weekly review will feature our observations of the various encounters amongst the twenty English clubs that make up the Premier League. 

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CANDYMAN (1992) STORY ANALYSISCANDYMAN (1992) STORY ANALYSIS

Candyman (1992) Story Analysis

Candyman (1992) is an American supernatural horror film, written and directed by Bernard Rose and based on Clive Barker’s short story “The Forbidden”. The movie has been recognised as one of the best movies of the horror genre, with the titular character becoming one of the most distinctive as well. 

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CANDYMAN (2021) STORY ANALYSISCANDYMAN (2021) STORY ANALYSIS

Candyman (2021) Story Analysis

Candyman (2021) is a supernatural horror film directed by Nia DaCosta and written by Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, and DaCosta. The film is a direct sequel to the 1992 film of the same name and the fourth film in the Candyman film series, based on the short story “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker.

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OLD (STORY ANALYSIS)OLD (STORY ANALYSIS)

Old (Story Analysis)

Old is a 2021 American horror thriller film written, directed, and produced by M. Night Shyamalan. It is based on the French-language Swiss graphic novel Sandcastle by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters. As with most M. Night Shyamalan films, there is a significant plot twist in the story denouement, which ultimately will affect the viewers’ enjoyment of the film, depending on whether one is able to accept the logic behind said plot twist. 

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DUNE PART ONE (REVIEW)DUNE PART ONE (REVIEW)

Dune Part One.

Dune Part One is a 2021 American science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve with a screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Villeneuve, and Eric Roth. It is the first of a planned two-part adaptation of the 1965 novel of the same name by Frank Herbert, which covers roughly the first half of the book. 

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AMERICAN CRIME STORY S03E01 – S03E02 (REVIEW)AMERICAN CRIME STORY S03E01 – S03E02 (REVIEW)

American Crime Story S03E01 - S03E02
Impeachment: American Crime Story — Pictured: Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp. CR. Kurt Iswarienko/FX

American Crime Story S03E01 – S03E02 are the first two episodes of the third season of the true-life crime FX TV drama anthology series. Entitled “Impeachment” this season revolves around the Clinton–Lewinsky scandal and is based on the book A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President by Jeffrey Toobin.

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MALIGNANT (STORY ANALYSIS)MALIGNANT (STORY ANALYSIS)

Malignant (Story Analysis)

Malignant is a 2021 American horror film directed by James Wan from a screenplay by Akela Cooper, based on an original story by Wan, Ingrid Bisu, and Cooper. The film was released in the cinemas and on HBO Max in September 2021. Malignant is mainly a slasher movie, with faint unexplained paranormal tropes. 

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Y THE LAST MAN S01E01 – S01E03 (REVIEW)Y THE LAST MAN S01E01 – S01E03 (REVIEW)

Y The Last Man S01E01 - S01E03

Y The Last Man S01E01 – S01E03 are the first three episodes of the first season of the dystopian post-apocalyptic FX TV drama series streaming on Hulu based on the DC Comics series created by Brian K Vaughn and Pia Guerra. The first three episodes constitute half of the entire first season and hopefully there will be a second season considering the original comic book series lasted 60 issues. 

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PREMIER LEAGUE 21-22 ROUND 4PREMIER LEAGUE 21-22 ROUND 4

Premier League 21-22 Round 4

Premier League 21-22 Round 4 is a review of the fourth weekend of matches in the 30th edition of the Premier League, season 2021 – 2022. A feature where Power of Pop returns to a sports focus – viz. football – in our musings on pop culture. This weekly review will feature our observations of the various encounters amongst the twenty English clubs that make up the Premier League.

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SHANG-CHI (STORY ANALYSIS)SHANG-CHI (STORY ANALYSIS)

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is an American superhero action-adventure film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and based on the Marvel comics character created by writer Steve Englehart and artist Jim Starlin. Our story analysis will closely examine the plot and characters of the film and will contain spoilers. 

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RICK AND MORTY SEASON 5 FINALE (REVIEW)RICK AND MORTY SEASON 5 FINALE (REVIEW)

Rick and Morty Season 5 Finale Review

Rick and Morty Season 5 Finale are the final two episodes of season 5 in this scifi fantasy action-adventure animated comedy created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. The series follows the misadventures of cynical mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his good-hearted but fretful grandson Morty Smith, who split their time between domestic life and inter-dimensional adventures.

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PREMIER LEAGUE 21-22 ROUND 3PREMIER LEAGUE 21-22 ROUND 3

Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur

Premier League 21-22 Round 3 is a review of the third weekend of matches in the 30th edition of the Premier League, season 2021 – 2022. A feature where Power of Pop returns to a sports focus – viz. football – in our musings on pop culture. This weekly review will feature our observations of the various encounters amongst the twenty English clubs that make up the Premier League. 

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THE GODFATHER TRILOGY (STORY ANALYSIS)THE GODFATHER TRILOGY (STORY ANALYSIS)

The Godfather Trilogy

The GodFather Trilogy consists of three crime drama films directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and co-written by Coppola with novelist Mario Puzo. The trilogy traces the life of mafia don Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) from the 1940s to the late 1970s. The constituent films in the trilogy were The Godfather (1972), The Godfather Part II (1974) and The Godfather Part III (1990), and were inspired by Puzo’s 1969 novel of the same name. 

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THE BEST QUEEN SONGS OF ALL TIMETHE BEST QUEEN SONGS OF ALL TIME

Queen

The Best Queen Songs of All Time functions – as usual – as our introduction to the music of legendary pop-rock band, Queen. Queen rose out of the ashes of Smile – which Brian May (guitar) and Roger Taylor (drums) formed in university – with Freddie Mercury (vocals, piano) and John Deacon (bass) joining the line-up in 1970 and 1971 respectively.

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PREMIER LEAGUE 21-22 ROUND 2PREMIER LEAGUE 21-22 ROUND 2

Premier League 21-22 Round 2 is a review of the second weekend of matches in the 30th edition of the Premier League, season 2021 – 2022. A feature where Power of Pop returns to a sports focus – viz. football – in our musings on pop culture. This weekly review will feature our observations of the various encounters amongst the twenty English clubs that make up the Premier League.

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REMINISCENCE (STORY ANALYSIS)REMINISCENCE (STORY ANALYSIS)

Reminiscence

Reminiscence is a 2021 American neo-noir scifi thriller drama film written and directed by Lisa Joy, in her feature directorial debut. Joy – together with spouse Jonathan Nolan – were the showrunners for the HBO scifi TV series, Westworld. And of course, Christopher Nolan is Joy’s brother-in-law and one cannot but feel that Reminiscence shares – or attempts to, in any case – similar high concept scifi tropes as Nolan’s Inception and Tenet.

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THE BEST ELO SONGS OF ALL TIMETHE BEST ELO SONGS OF ALL TIME

Best ELO songs of all time.

The Best ELO Songs of All Time is our concise introduction to the music of the Electric Light Orchestra (aka ELO). The Electric Light Orchestra was formed in 1970 by songwriters-multi-instrumentalists Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood with drummer Bev Bevan. The band was effectively spun out from the final incarnation of the 1960s psych-rock band The Move. 

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