It was between the latest Transformers and Mad World for Thursday Movie Night, and the latter won in a heartbeat. Not even the unavailability of our regular evening time slot could deter us (no doubt every golden time slot was allocated to the money churning vehicular-robot smackdown) and we had to catch an ungodly 10pm screening. […]Read more "Mad World (一念无明) (2016)"
This being a Thai movie, I was pleasantly surprised to notice there are no ghosts or cheesy romantic couplings. Bad Genius is essentially a caper thriller and it is as suspenseful as they come. While being engrossed with Bad Genius, my mind was flooded with memories. Confession time. I have cheated in a Chemistry test […]Read more "Bad Genius (2017)"
I am not a fan of the now-defunct Taiwanese talk show Mr Con & Ms Csi, which I know ended abruptly last year. It was a hugely successful TV programme that was not afraid to grill its guests with difficult questions and it is not surprising that it had garnered a legion of fans. With […]Read more "Didi’s Dreams (“吃吃”的爱) (2017)"
After all the big budget misfires, the DCEU really needed to score one and Wonder Woman has delivered a glorious goal. This is a coming-of-age tale, an origin story, a romantic comedy, a 1918 period movie and a superhero genre tentpole flick all rolled into one blistering motion picture. This is a winner! Batman, Superman, […]Read more "Wonder Woman (2017)"
This unnecessary fifth entry of the franchise feels like yesterday’s Spaghetti Bolognese. The gravy has coagulated into a thickened blur of red and the noodles have congealed into a bloated mess of starch. It looks great from far, but once you get up close all your alarm bells start to go off. If you put […]Read more "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)"
Naming this rom-com This is Not What I Expected is a misnomer because everything that will happen is expected. This is 1 litre screwball comedy, 2 tablespoons of “opposites attract” and 3 slices of food porn. But make no mistake, even though the odd couple seemed mismatched, they will come together like the desert miss […]Read more "This is Not What I Expected (喜欢你) (2017)"
This will be the sixth time we get to see a xenomorph explode from a human chest after using the human host as baby gruel (eighth if you include the Alien vs Predator abominations). In the world of narratives, the shock value depreciates like the value of cars, but there is still a tingling thrill […]Read more "Alien: Covenant (2017)"