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.
“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.
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.
"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.
An inauspicious start lies ahead for Universal's new franchise – with dreadful box office predictions and equally dreadful reviews coming in for 'The Mummy'.
The film is visually compelling, but the overall cinematic experience is sketchy and, at times, even tedious. This film is set during World War II – a time when Subhash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army (INA) was waging it’s own war of liberation against the British Empire. In this tumult, a feisty Bollywood action star Julie (Kangana Ranaut) is asked to entertain English and Indian troops at the India-Burma border.
It’s a film by Aditya Chopra and you expect him to do more than just make it look slick and stylish. There is really nothing new about the plot – two people who are intrinsically attracted to each other and don’t want to complicate their relationship by making long-term commitments: this is the ‘No Strings Attached’ or ‘Friends with Benefits’ kind of storyline that has been done to death in desi versions such as ‘Love Aaj Kal’ (2009), ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ (2013) or even the very recent ‘OK Kanmani’ by Mani Ratnam.
It stars Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander), Katherine Waterston (Tina Goldstein), Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski), Alison Sudol (Queenie Goldstein), Colin Farrell (Percival Graves), Carmen Ejogo (President Seraphina Picquery), Samantha Morton (Mary Lou Barebone), Ezra Miller (Credence Barebone), Jon Voight (Henry Shaw, Sr), with cameos by Ron Perlman (voice of Gnarlack) and Johnny Depp (Gellert Grindelwald). It is rated PG.
“Ouija: Origin of Evil” is a horror movie that’s the prequel to 2014’s “Ouija”. When an Ouija board enters their life, chaos ensues. It stars Annalise Basso (Paulina Zander), Elizabeth Reaser (Alice Zander), Lulu Wilson (Doris Zander), Henry Thomas (Father Tom), and Parker Mack (Mikey).
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.
“The Neon Demon” is a horror drama about a young girl who comes to Los Angeles to be a model. It stars Elle Fanning (Jesse), Karl Glusman (Dean), Jena Malone (Ruby), Bella Heathcote (Gigi), Abbey Lee (Sarah), Desmond Harrington (Jack McCarther), Christina Hendricks, (Roberta Hoffman), Keanu Reeeves (Hank), and Alessandro Nivola (Robert Sarno). “The Neon Demon” should really be R21, not for the intimate scenes but for the sheer goriness that ensures.
“I Am a Hero” is a zombie horror film that is adapted from the manga series of the same name. A manga artist finds himself in the middle of a zombie apocalypse and must rise to the occasion if he is to survive this disaster. It stars Yo Oizumi (Hideo Suzuki), Kasumi Arimura (Hiromi Hayakari), and Masami Nagasawa (Yabu).