THE SERIAL BOX: VICTORIA – QUEEN OF THE HIPSTER GEEKS

Queen Victoria – who ruled as monarch of Great Britain for 64 years – is perhaps notorious for placing a strong emphasis on morality and family values and bringing about a certain sexual repression that is synonymous with the Victorian age. Victoria herself was nothing much to look at – Continue Reading

THE IMITATION GAME: FROM TRIUMPH TO DESPAIR – THE TRAGEDY OF ALAN TURING

Directed by Morten Tyldum. Written by Graham Moore. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Matthew Goode and Keira Knightley.  Before discussing the merits of the film, it was ironic to discover that the movie was rated NC-16 for “homosexual references” in Singapore. Thus, despite receiving a royal pardon for his criminal conviction for Continue Reading

GEEK OUT!

The sequel to 300, Zack Snyder’s adaptation of Frank Miller’s graphic novel opens in Singapore tomorrow. 300: Rise of an Empire is based on Miller’s as yet unpublished graphic novel Xerxes and focuses on the second Persian invasion of Greece in 480 BC. Noam Murro is the director whilst Snyder is involved Continue Reading

REEL TO REAL

Man’s inhumanity to his fellow man. Does this sad fact of life really need to be shoved down our throats by movie entertainment? Yes, as many times as possible so that hatred, bigotry and prejudice will be marked and branded as atrocities and crimes against humanity and not justified in Continue Reading