Taking a macro view, Avengers : Endgame is a thrilling and heartfelt celebration of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and represents the end of the Infinity Saga, which began with Iron Man (2008).(more…)
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The Haunting of Hill House is a horror drama miniseries streaming on Netflix. 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.(more…)
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).(more…)
Venom is a 2018 American superhero film drama based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Columbia Pictures in association with Marvel and Tencent Pictures. If you like your superheroes light and you are not too concerned about well-developed plots and characterisations, then this is the movie for you!(more…)
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. So be prepared for honest critique of Solo : A Star Wars Story.(more…)
A Quiet Place is a 2018 American horror film directed by John Krasinski and written by Bryan Woods, Scott Beck and Krasinski from a story conceived by Woods and Beck.(more…)
Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams – Episode 6 is the sixth instalment of the scifi anthology series and just might be the best one thus far. Entitled “Human Is”, this episode demonstrates how engaging and thrilling a Dick adaptation can be, when the story remains faithful to the source material.(more…)
Philip K Dick Electric Dreams – Episode 4 is the fourth instalment in the scifi anthology series based on the short stories of the iconoclastic scifi writer. As we have mentioned before, the problem with Electric Dreams is that it has issues adapting the original Philip K Dick short stories. Oh we truly believe that the producers cheated with this episode of Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams.(more…)
Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams – Episode 2 is the second instalment in the scifi anthology series based on the short stories of the iconoclastic scifi writer.The whole point of an adaptation is, not to slavishly follow the source material, but to utilise the changed medium to say something different but remaining true to the core of the original.(more…)
There is only ONE reason to pick up Jupiter’s Legacy 2 – the gorgeous art of Frank Quitely!(more…)
Warcraft is a 2016 American action fantasy film based on the video game series of the same name.(more…)
Gentle Bones (a.k.a. Joel Tan) returns with his second EP, Geniuses and Thieves.
Not the sequel to Man of Steel (2013) but according to director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen), the outright launch of the DC Cinematic Universe (DCU) with the first appearance of Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) together in the same movie. Key question is whether the movie itself can justify the slew of DCU films coming up in the pipeline, and in particular, Justice League (2017).
LIVE REVIEW: FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND – LAST CHANCE TO DANCELIVE REVIEW: FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND – LAST CHANCE TO DANCE
Though regrettably it would be the last chance that Singapore would get to experience Funeral for a Friend, their farewell gig at the Scape Ground Theatre was a fitting closure to their 15 year long journey in our history.
Alright, let me get it out there right off the bat. I have never liked Deadpool. Mainly because… Rob Liefeld. Same reason I never liked Cable. Gimmicky characters without substance. Breaking the fourth wall by itself isn’t enough to mask the fact that Deadpool is a poor rip-off of Slade Wilson a.k.a. Deathstroke.
Is Sunflower Bean an indie pop cliche?
Despite its title, Youth is really about aging. Or perhaps a surreal examination of the meaning of youth. For this reason, Youth has been compared to Birdman, apart from the fact that the innovative cinematography in both movies clearly marks them out as distinctive.
GEEK OUT! FINALLY. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS [SPOILERS]GEEK OUT! FINALLY. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS [SPOILERS]
So much to say, too much to unload. Considering the sheer level of hype poured down on this movie, it’s fair to accept that it was never ever going to live up to the hype. I probably need to watch again to absorb all the nuances but basically, what I feel is that The Force Awakens is either a Star Wars reboot or a fan-made tribute or eye candy searching desperately for a story or perhaps all of the above.
Why does this exist? Well, a couple of reasons.
— Sequels are profitable.
— Trilogies are in vogue
— A cash in on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (where the version of Batman is inspired by The Dark Knight Returns)
Oh, you wanted artistic reasons.
Scifi TV geeks have been waiting for a long time for a series that matches the epic sweep of Babylon 5 or Battlestar Galactica. Thus, when it was announced that Syfy was adapting James SA Corey’s Expanse series, there was palpable excitement amongst geeks that perhaps the wait was over. Based on the pilot, there is enough evidence that The Expanse may have a shot at emulating the greatness of the aforementioned series.
2015 is the 50th anniversary of many critical events – as we are often reminded. However, as a fan of mind-bending science fiction, I would also like to point out that 1965 was the year Philip K Dick’s novel, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch was published. Along with other Dick classics like Ubik & Time Out of Joint, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch questions the very nature of reality itself with the story revolving around the use & experience of simulated reality by its key characters.(more…)
GEEK OUT! DO YOUR EYES DECEIVE YOU ON THE WALKING DEAD?GEEK OUT! DO YOUR EYES DECEIVE YOU ON THE WALKING DEAD?
If you haven’t seen The Walking Dead Season 6 Episode 3 yet, then I suggest you stop reading because SPOILERS ensue!
ELRIC : STORMBRINGER
Written by Julien Blondel and Jean-Luc Cano | Illustrated by Didier Poli and Robin Recht
Elric : Stormbringer is a graphic novel adaptation of Michael Moorcock‘s Elric novel series.(more…)