• REVIEW: Crystal Tomato Beyond Sun Protection sunblock is clinically-proven to protect against blue light
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    REVIEW: Crystal Tomato Beyond Sun Protection sunblock is clinically-proven to protect against blue light

    This sunblock uses a unique breed of non-genetically modified white tomatoes specially cultivated for use.

  • 'Trolls World Tour' reviews land as sequel starts streaming online
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    'Trolls World Tour' reviews land as sequel starts streaming online

    The Universal Pictures release, which features the vocal talents of Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake, was due to hit cinemas on 13 April.

  • ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Film Review: Video Game Adaptation Surprises With Charm and Delight
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    ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Film Review: Video Game Adaptation Surprises With Charm and Delight

    Count me as one of the chorus of people who, when the “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie was announced, rolled my eyes and exclaimed, “No one asked for this!”And yet, here I sit completely eating my words, because that movie with the weird VFX re-do that inspired some rather harsh memes turns out to be a complete delight, offering some really great family-friendly fun.Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) lands on Earth as a child after escaping his home planet, where he was chased by evil creatures who wanted to use his abilities for themselves. Using one of the golden rings given to him by his pseudo-mother, Long Claw, he lands in Green Hills, Montana. There he grows up, enjoying the simple things — reading his favorite comic books (“The Flash”), playing ping-pong with himself, listening to music, and observing the townspeople, while staying completely hidden. His favorite people to watch are the “Donut Lord” aka town sheriff Tom (James Marsden) and his wife, the “Pretzel Lady,” local vet, Maddie (Tika Sumpter).Watch Video: 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Gets a Digital Makeover in New TrailerTom spends most of his days sitting at a speed trap, waiting for anything, anything at all, to happen. And when he gets home, something does: He’s been offered a chance to join San Francisco’s police department, where he feels he might actually get to save a life or do something more than just escort a family of ducks across the street. That same evening, Sonic — having just watched a Little League game he yearned to be part of — literally tries to outrun his loneliness and creates a power outage so massive that the U.S. government becomes suspicious.They hire Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey), the smartest man in the world, who has an army of technologically advanced gizmos he created himself. Soon, Robotnik discovers Sonic’s abilities, and Tom and Sonic head out on a road trip both to escape Robotnik and to find Sonic’s rings, so he can be safe once more by leaving the planet he has fallen in love with.When that infamous first “Sonic the Hedgehog” trailer dropped, the VFX was definitely questionable, but there’s not a trace of that earlier awkward look in the final product. The effects, while maintaining fidelity to the popular video game, turned out stellar. Sonic and his homeworld were exactly as I would have pictured them back when I couldn’t put my Sega controller down.Also Read: 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Should Speed to Weekend Box Office Win - But Will It Launch a Franchise?Making his feature film debut, director Jeff Fowler stays true to what fans presumably want to see in a Sonic film. The worlds were believable, and Fowler seems really in-tune to what families would enjoy in a film about an insanely fast, laid-back alien creature. Wisely, he just makes it fun.The script itself is very light-hearted, even with undercurrents about being an outsider and the loneliness that comes with it. Co-writers Pat Casey and Josh Miller (Blumhouse’s YouTube series “12 Deadly Days”) never let the heaviness dwell too long. Kids who might be venturing to a new school or a new city will definitely identify with that aspect, and I appreciated that not once in the film is Sonic asked to change who he is; in fact, it’s by being himself that he finally finds the community he’s longed for.Also Read: 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Expected to Spin Dash to $45 Million Opening at Box OfficeThe entire cast knows what film they’re in, providing the perfect blend of energy and charm needed to sell this wacky story about a little blue alien hedgehog. But I couldn’t contain my glee at watching Jim Carrey operate in peak early-’90s form. Robotnik is definitely a villain, but you can spot elements of “Ace Ventura” and “The Mask” whipped into this tech-savvy, egotistical, psychopath. There’s a dance sequence to “Where Evil Grows” that shows off Carrey’s genius.(Props to cartoon vet Ben Schwartz for voicing a sweetness into a character that could have easily gotten lost in the oddities that surround it, all the while matching Carrey’s energy and comedic timing beat for beat.)“Sonic the Hedgehog” might not become a kid-movie classic, but it makes for a great little getaway to enjoy with the whole family. That, in itself, earns a golden ring.Read original story ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Film Review: Video Game Adaptation Surprises With Charm and Delight At TheWrap

  • 'Birds of Prey' reviews hail Margot Robbie and DC's 'hyperactive' comic book adventure
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    'Birds of Prey' reviews hail Margot Robbie and DC's 'hyperactive' comic book adventure

    Margot Robbie leads the cast of 'Birds of Prey', reprising her role as Harley Quinn, alongside a cast of female anti-heroes.

  • REVIEW: Anastasia Shimmer Body Oil gives my skin a touch of gold without being greasy
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    REVIEW: Anastasia Shimmer Body Oil gives my skin a touch of gold without being greasy

    Now that just about every brand has a body shimmer, Anastasia Beverly Hills is joining the pack.

  • REVIEW: Mario Badescu's facial mists clock in a score of 4.5/5 on Sephora
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    REVIEW: Mario Badescu's facial mists clock in a score of 4.5/5 on Sephora

    Mario Badescu's facial sprays receive 4.5 star ratings on Sephora, so we got to put it to the test ourselves.

  • REVIEW: Ronny Chieng’s Asian Comedian Destroys America is funny as h*ll
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    REVIEW: Ronny Chieng’s Asian Comedian Destroys America is funny as h*ll

    It would be a disservice to my fellow countrymen and women if I don’t share my thoughts about Malaysia-born, Singapore-raised Ronny Chieng’s debut of his Netflix show, Asian Comedian Destroys America. 

  • Mixed reviews for Michael Bay's '6 Underground' but they won't stop it being a hit for Netflix
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    Mixed reviews for Michael Bay's '6 Underground' but they won't stop it being a hit for Netflix

    Slotting into Netflix’s December slot, previously occupied by mega-hits 'Bird Box' and 'Bright', the film stars Ryan Reynolds.

  • REVIEW: Kim Ji Young Born 1982 highlights gender discrimination
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    REVIEW: Kim Ji Young Born 1982 highlights gender discrimination

    Running at 118 minutes, the movie can be a little draggy. However, it is necessary as it depicts common everyday lives of ordinary yet realistic characters in great detail.

  • All 6 ‘Terminator’ Movies, Ranked Worst to Best (Photos)
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    All 6 ‘Terminator’ Movies, Ranked Worst to Best (Photos)

    James Cameron’s breakout film “The Terminator” may not have been a hit in theaters, but it was such a cult favorite on home video that it spawned one of the biggest and most lucrative movie franchises in history. With “Terminator: Dark Fate” in theaters, let’s look back at all six feature films in the saga, and see how they stack up against each other.6\. “Terminator Salvation” (2009)The fourth “Terminator” movie has a great cast — Christian Bale, Anton Yelchin, Bryce Dallas Howard, Helena Bonham Carter — and a smart idea, to give all the time-travel a rest and actually set one of these post-apocalyptic thrillers after the apocalypse for a change. Unfortunately, director McG is more interested in chaotic action than in the story, the new revelations about the universe are groan-inducing, and Sam Worthington’s forgettable protagonist, a survivor with a secret, takes valuable screen time away from everyone and everything else.”Terminator Salvation” is the movie fans were waiting for, a film finally set in the future starring John Connor, and it failed to deliver in almost every way.5\. “Terminator Genisys” (2015)Alan Taylor’s failed attempt to reboot the “Terminator” franchise plays like a whole bunch of fan theories thrown into a blender. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) goes back in time to rescue Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke), only to discover that she teamed up with a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) years ago and is also capable of protecting herself. The timeline is a mess, on purpose, and it’s up to them to fix it. There are some interesting ideas in “Terminator Genisys,” but that only gets the film so far, and only if you’re completely addicted to the minutiae of this franchise. The actual story falls apart quickly, thanks in no small part to Courtney and Clarke failing to capture the magic of the original characters, and a plot that’s all set-up for future sequels and very, very little payoff.4\. “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” (2003)Jonathan Mostow’s entry in the “Terminator” franchise is better than its reputation suggests, following the classic formula in an unexpected way and building up to a gut-punch finale that finally solves the paradox underlying the franchise: if Skynet was only built because Skynet sent a Terminator back in time, then how did Skynet get built in the first place? Nick Stahl takes over as John Connor, Claire Danes plays the woman who will one day become his second-in-command, and Arnold Schwarzenegger has to protect them from a new breed of Terminator, the T-X, played with menace and unusual physicality by Kristanna Loken. The action sequences are phenomenal — the truck chase is one of the highlights of the series — but the humor falls flat, and the frenetic pace gives us very little time to connect to the characters. “Terminator 3” is not a bad film, and yet, compared to the first two, it can’t help but look subpar.3\. Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)The latest attempt to reboot the franchise, ignoring all but the first two films, is an absolute winner. Tim Miller (“Deadpool”) takes over, in a story about a new Terminator coming back in time to kill a young woman named Dani (Natalia Reyes), who is protected by a new kind of cyborg (Mackenzie Davis) and Sarah Connor herself (Linda Hamilton). The story hits familiar beats, but the characters are rich and distinct, and the film treats its contemporary backdrop like the sort of sci-fi dystopia that movies like the first “Terminator” warned us about. Fantastic action, memorable characters, surprising humor, and impressive relevance. “Terminator: Dark Fate” doesn’t play like a cash-in sequel, or fan fiction, or even a mixed bag. It’s a legitimately great “Terminator” movie.2\. “The Terminator” (1984)James Cameron’s original film, inspired by the works of Harlan Ellison, plays as much like a horror movie as a sci-fi action flick. Linda Hamilton plays Sarah Connor, a mild-mannered waitress who doesn’t realized she’s been targeted for extermination by a high-tech robot from the future, played by a terrifyingly cold Arnold Schwarzenegger. Only Kyle Reese, a fiercely dedicated soldier from the future, can save her before the Terminator ends her life and prevents her son from saving the future from the tyranny of the machines. Bold, violent, idea-driven filmmaking, with practical effects so impressive you’d hardly know it was a low-budget production. Everything about “The Terminator” feels epic. Or at least it did, until the sequel came along and redefined what “epic” could be.“Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (1990)Cameron’s sequel raised the bar for action filmmaking and visual effects, with a film that revisits much of the original’s plot (even some of the dialogue is the same) but pushes it as far as moviemaking could go. Sarah Connor spent years training her son, John (Eddie Furlong), to be the hero of the revolution, before she was institutionalized for her paranoid fantasies and paramilitary acts of terrorism. But when John is targeted by a new liquid metal T-1000 (Robert Patrick), and rescued by a heroic older model (Schwarzenegger), he realizes she was right all along. Together they try to change the future, kill an unkillable machine, and make seemingly impossible images and action sequences look plausible. They succeeded. “Terminator 2” may be a bit of a retread, but it’s a singular, ambitious entity; not just one of the best sci-fi movies, but also one of the best action movies, and one of the greatest spectacles in movie history.Read original story All 6 ‘Terminator’ Movies, Ranked Worst to Best (Photos) At TheWrap

  • 'Terminator: Dark Fate' reviews: 'Not the worst movie but should be the last'
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    'Terminator: Dark Fate' reviews: 'Not the worst movie but should be the last'

    The reviews have landed for the latest Terminator movie, the sixth in the long-running franchise, and sadly, the praise is distinctly faint.

  • The Face Shop Vdivov review: We try cushions, concealers and lipsticks from this Korean makeup brand
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    The Face Shop Vdivov review: We try cushions, concealers and lipsticks from this Korean makeup brand

    At first glance, Vdivov is not your every day makeup brand. Vdivov lines up standout formulations in the form of highly pigmented lippies, full-coverage base products and smudge-proof, long-lasting eyeliners.

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    REVIEW: Is Drunk Elephant skincare as good as they say?

    Drunk Elephant is one of those cult skincare brands that made beauty enthusiasts jump for joy when it arrived in Singapore. But is the hype right? Do Drunk Elephant skincare products really work?

  • REVIEW: Creme Simon Daily Defense UV Protector SPF 50 is non-sticky and mattifying
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    REVIEW: Creme Simon Daily Defense UV Protector SPF 50 is non-sticky and mattifying

    The editors at Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore are committed to finding you the best products at the best prices.

  • NARS Orgasm Blush has more than 13,000 five-star reviews — and you can snag it on sale
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    NARS Orgasm Blush has more than 13,000 five-star reviews — and you can snag it on sale

    A universally flattery peachy pink blush for a sexy glow any time.

  • 'Midsommar' star says it gave her 'PTSD' as critics hail new 'Texas Chain Saw'
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    'Midsommar' star says it gave her 'PTSD' as critics hail new 'Texas Chain Saw'

    Ari Aster's follow-up to 'Hereditary' is earning wide-spread praise after its first screening.

  • 'Men In Black: International' slated by critics as 'tiresome and pointless'
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    'Men In Black: International' slated by critics as 'tiresome and pointless'

    Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth lead the newest instalment of the franchise.

  • 'Avengers: Endgame' hailed as 'immensely satisfying' as reviews land
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    'Avengers: Endgame' hailed as 'immensely satisfying' as reviews land

    The reviews are in – and the Russo brothers have done it, with critics hailing Avengers: Endgame as a - largely - roaring success.

  • Row erupts over Rotten Tomatoes' 'Hellboy' reboot score reveal
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    Row erupts over Rotten Tomatoes' 'Hellboy' reboot score reveal

    The new reboot of Hellboy is getting battered by critics. That much is certain.

  • 'Shazam' reviews are in and critics love DC’s latest
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    'Shazam' reviews are in and critics love DC’s latest

    Alarm bells started to ring when Warner Bros announced that the Shazam reviews embargo would lift on a Saturday afternoon PST. Because critics have reacted uproariously to Shazam, praising it for being a joyous, uplifting and all round hilarious superhero film that’s perfect for kids and adults alike.

  • There's more life than 'Death in Paradise' on a holiday to Guadeloupe
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    There's more life than 'Death in Paradise' on a holiday to Guadeloupe

    From Catamaran trips and blue lagoons to creole dining and day festivals, the Caribbean destination is a lively place for your next holiday.

  • 'Captain Marvel' reviews hail Brie Larson's 'straight-up female powerhouse' superhero
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    'Captain Marvel' reviews hail Brie Larson's 'straight-up female powerhouse' superhero

    The review embargo has lifted for Captain Marvel ahead of its nationwide release on Friday, 8 March.

  • Lukewarm reviews for 'Fantastic Beasts 2' make it lowest-rated Wizarding World film yet
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    Lukewarm reviews for 'Fantastic Beasts 2' make it lowest-rated Wizarding World film yet

    The reviews are in, but it's a decidedly disappointing crop for the second movie in the 'Harry Potter' spin-off series 'Fantastic Beasts'.

  • 'Secret Cinema Presents William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet': The biggest party of the summer
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    'Secret Cinema Presents William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet': The biggest party of the summer

    Secret Cinema returns for its biggest event to date. Fans of Romeo + Juliet do not want to miss out on the party of the summer.

  • 'Blade Runner - The Final Cut': Secret Cinema's most immersive experience yet
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    'Blade Runner - The Final Cut': Secret Cinema's most immersive experience yet

    Secret Cinema has done it again. Fans of the original 'Blade Runner' do not want to miss this.