“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.
“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.
“The Battleship Island” is a South Korean war drama in Korean and Japanese. The film is set in World War II, and focuses on the events on Hashima Island (nicknamed Battleship Island), a Japanese island with a forced labour camp made up mostly of Koreans. “The Battleship Island” is direct and written by Ryoo Seung-wan.
“Annabelle: Creation” is an American horror movie in English. It is a prequel to “Annabelle”, and the fourth instalment in “The Conjuring” film franchise. “Annabelle: Creation” is directed by David F. Sandberg and written by Gary Dauberman.
Visually, "Wonder Boy" is a beautiful film that deserves to be lauded for its art design. However, the title character needed to be played by someone with more experience and more consistency in the role.
“Gintama” is a Japanese action comedy in Japanese that’s based on the anime and manga series of the same name. The film revolves around the adventure of Gintoki, a samurai for hire in a world where aliens exist and samurai are no longer respected. Gintoki soon comes upon a case dealing with haunted swords, and finds that there is a much more sinister plot afoot in Japan.
The review embargo has lifted for the long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' and it's not looking pretty.
Sony won the rights to the animated movie after a competitive bidding war against Paramount and Warner Bros. in 2015 and brought in several recognizable stars to play the various characters in the film, most notably Patrick Stewart as a poop emoji.
"Crayon Shin-chan: Invasion!! Alien Shiriri (クレヨンしんちゃん 襲来!!宇宙人シリリ)" is a Japanese 2D animated adventure comedy in Japanese that's the 25th instalment in the "Crayon Shin-chan" franchise. Crayon Shin-chan is also known as 蠟筆小新, or La bi Xiao xin, in Chinese.
"Dunkirk" is a war film in English about the evacuation of Allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk in France during World War II. The film examines the evacuation from three perspectives — a group of young soldiers struggling to escape from Dunkirk itself, several pilots in the air, and a civilian rescue boat that is headed towards Dunkirk.
After being seen by over 7 million people across the globe, Cirque Du Soleil’s latest production, KOOZA, is finally in Singapore. KOOZA opened last Wednesday night (12 July) at the trademark blue-and-yellow Big Top tent on Bayfront Avenue next to Marina Bay Sands.
“War for the Planet of the Apes” is a science-fiction action adventure film that’s the third instalment in the rebooted “Planet of the Apes” movie franchise. The film takes place two years after “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”, and sees ape leader Caesar at war with the humans of the planet, even while he deals with his own internal struggles. “War for the Planet of the Apes” is directed and written by Matt Reeves, with additional writing credits for Mark Bomback.
Reviews are still embargoed, but some critics shown early screenings of Christopher Nolan's war movie 'Dunkirk' have gone as far as to hail it as 'a classic'.