The whole problem with “Birth of the Dragon” is that the dragon, Bruce Lee, is already an established martial artist in the film. You’d expect a film with such a title and subject to showcase the origins of Bruce Lee, but what this martial arts film does is something completely different.
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.
“Alone” (“Seuls”) is a French young adult science fiction thriller based on the comic of the same name. “Alone” is directed by David Moreau. Despite being based on a comic (and hence, having plenty of stories to draw upon for their plot), the film takes the corniest aspects of the source material and presents it in a faux arthouse film style.
Should you watch this at weekday movie ticket prices? Should you watch this at weekend movie ticket prices? “Pokemon: I Choose You” is a Japanese adventure anime film that’s the twentieth in the “Pokemon” franchise, and the first in the “Sun and Moon” series.
“The Promise” is a Thai horror movie which revolves around the failed suicide attempt of two schoolgirls during 1997’s Asian Financial Crisis. “The Promise” is directed and written by Sophon Sakdaphisit, with additional writing credits for Sopana Chaowiwatkul and Supalerk Ningsanond. It stars Numthip Jongrachatawiboon (Boum), Apichaya Thongkham (Bell), Thunyaphat Pattarateerachaicharoen (Young Boum), and Panisara Rikulsurakan (Ib).
Note: This commentary contains spoilers for the movie “Ah Boys to Men 4”. “Ah Boys to Men 4” is commercialism at its most crass. If you came on time for the movie, you’ll be subject to multiple awful commercials featuring the “Ah Boys to Men 4” cast before the film itself starts.
Note: This commentary contains spoilers for the movie “Justice League”. When “Superman” came out in 1978 starring Christopher Reeve as the title character, it promised audiences that they would believe a man could fly. Although other superhero films had come before it, “Superman” was the first major one to have a budget befitting a superhero movie.
The reviews for 'Justice League' are beginning to drop, and broadly, it sounds like it's not great news for the DC Extended Universe.
“Tornado Girl” is a Japanese romantic comedy that’s an adaptation of the manga “A Boy Who Wished to be Okuda Tamio And A Girl Who Drove All Men Crazy”. The film revolves around the main character’s efforts to woo the eponymous “Tornado Girl”, who seems irresistible to all men. “Tornado Girl” is directed by Hitoshi One.
“Mary and the Witch’s Flower” is a Japanese 2D animated fantasy film that’s based on a novel called “The Little Broomstick” by Mary Stewart. The movie follows the adventures of Mary, an ordinary girl who discovers a magical flower which can turn her into an extremely powerful witch for limited periods of time. “Mary and the Witch’s Flower” is written and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi with additional screenplay credits for Riko Sakaguchi.
“Ajin: Demi-Human” is a Japanese science-fiction action thriller that’s based on the anime and manga franchise of the same name. The film sees the rise of the Ajin, superhumans who have special abilities and can come back to life after being killed.
“Blade Runner 2049” is an American science-fiction film in English that’s a sequel to 1982’s “Blade Runner”, itself based loosely on the novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”. A replicant-hunter, known as a blade runner (who is also a newer-model replicant himself), stumbles across a horrifying secret that could change the fate of the world, and seeks out a former blade runner in his quest for answers. “Blade Runner 2049” is directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Hampton Francher, with additional screenplay credits for Michael Green.
Some products from Rihanna’s revolutionary cosmetic line Fenty Beauty have been selling like hotcakes ever since the line launched in 17 countries on 8 September. In Singapore alone, stocks of the brand’s liquid and stick foundations sold out within two weeks of its launch.
“It” is an American horror movie in English based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Set in the 1980s, the film takes place in a small town where a number of children have gone missing. Seven children soon find themselves being haunted by a creature that may have a connection with the disappearances, and investigate. “It” is directed by Andy Muschietti, with a screenplay by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, and Gary Dauberman.
“The Irregular at Magic High School The Movie: The Girl Who Calls the Stars” is a Japanese science-fiction action anime in Japanese. It is the first film in “The Irregular at Magic High School” light novel/manga/anime franchise. “The Irregular at Magic High School The Movie: The Girl Who Calls the Stars” is directed by Risako Yoshida and written by Tsutomu Sato.
Director Adam Wingard’s American remake for Netflix is the latest anime adaptation to get mangled (and whitewashed) in translation.
“Zombie Fighters” is a horror comedy film in Thai. While fighting the zombies, they find themselves at the crossroads of whether to sacrifice themselves or their friends. “Zombie Fighters” is directed by Poj Arnon. It stars Bhuvadol Vejvongsa (Lambo), Kittipat Samantrakulchai (Cooper), Korakrit Laotrakul (Audi), Worrachai Sirikongsuwan (Otto), Supakit Thinjun (Krasoon), Pasakorn Sanrattana (Buzz) and Jutalak Chaweewannamas (Gal).
Gone are the days when vending machines sold only drinks or snacks. Such food vending machines can be found at the most convenient of places such as void decks, schools and MRT stations. Over the past week, Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore bought foods from five different vending machine purveyors to find out what they’re really like.