• 'Satan's Slaves' was as terrifying to shoot as it is to watch
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    Marcus Goh

    'Satan's Slaves' was as terrifying to shoot as it is to watch

    Sometimes shooting a horror movie can be just as terrifying as watching it. During the filming of Indonesian horror movie “Satan’s Slaves” (“Pengabdi Setan”), there were two unexplained occurrences. “My sound recordist recorded something on his Instagram Live Story and there was a sound,” said director Joko Anwar. “Satan’s Slaves”, about a family whose dark history unravels as they are haunted by the spirit of a relative, is a remake of the 1980s Indonesian horror film of the same name.

  • Review: 'Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?' is a deceptively complex romance
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    Review: 'Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?' is a deceptively complex romance

    The ostensibly simple premise for Japanese romantic anime “Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?” later evolves into a surprisingly deeper and more complex story that requires a fair level of thinking and processing from audiences. It uses a combination of traditional 2D hand-drawn animation and 3D animation for vehicles and mechanical objects. Story-wise, main character Nazuna (Suzu Hirose) is revealed to be more than a pretty face.

  • Review: 'Mon Mon Mon Monsters' is stylised but predictable
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    Review: 'Mon Mon Mon Monsters' is stylised but predictable

    "Mon Mon Mon Monsters" shows us the true meaning of innocence and humanity in an impressively stylised fashion.

  • Review: 'In This Corner of the World' is simple but poignant
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    Review: 'In This Corner of the World' is simple but poignant

    “In This Corner of the World” is a 2D animated wartime drama in Japanese. “In This Corner of the World is directed and written by Sunao Katabuchi, with additional writing credits for Chie Uratani. It features the voice talents of Non (Urano Suzu), Yoshimasa Hosoya (Hojo Shusaku), Mayumi Shintani (Hojo San), Shigeru Ushiyama (Hojo Entaro), Minor Omi (Kuromura Keiko), and Natsuki Inaba (Kuromura Harumi).

  • Review: ‘Death Note: Light Up the New World’ has the excitement but not the character development of the original
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    Review: ‘Death Note: Light Up the New World’ has the excitement but not the character development of the original

    “Death Note: Light Up the New World” is a fantasy action film that’s based on the manga and anime series, “Death Note”. It’s the fourth in the “Death Note” film franchise and takes place 10 years after the events of “Death Note 2: The Last Name”. It stars Masahiro Higashide (Tsukuru Mishima), Sosuke Ikematsu (Ryuzaki), Masaki Suda (Yuki Shien), Erika Toda (Misa Amane), Nakamura Shido II (voice of Ryuk), Miyuki Sawashiro (voice of Arma), with cameos by Kenichi Matsuyama (L) and Tatsuya Fujiwara (Light Yagami/Kira).

  • Review: 'Your Name' shows us the beauty of everyday existence
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    Review: 'Your Name' shows us the beauty of everyday existence

    It shows how both characters learn to cope with the switches, even though they cannot remember each other’s name after the switch. It features the voice talents of Ryunosuke Kamiki (Taki Tachibana), Mone Kamishiraishi (Mitsuha Miyamizu), Masami Nagasawa (Miki Okudera), Etsuko Ichihara (Hitoha Miyamizu). It concentrates on two characters and their ordinary lives - if they can’t achieve their goals, the world would not suffer for it.

  • 5 stars who should be in a Hollywood remake of ‘Cold War 2 (寒战 II)’
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    5 stars who should be in a Hollywood remake of ‘Cold War 2 (寒战 II)’

    “Cold War 2 (寒战 II)” grossed S$794,236 in just three days - enough to buy a fleet of 10 police cars (assuming your Fast Response Cars are all used Subaru Imprezas) to form your own Cold War police squad! You’d need to hire your own officers though.