Every month, we’ll tell you about new TV shows to hit terrestrial and cable channels, as well as streaming sites in Singapore. We’ll also highlight the television shows that you’ve got to be home (or on your phone) to catch every month.
The central premise of 50 First Dates has been so popular that there have been three remakes of the film in different languages, with 50 First Kisses being the latest version of the seemingly timeless tale — on the island of Hawaii, a playboy finds true love in the form of a woman who relives the same day over and over again, unable to form any new memories after a terrible accident. The Japanese remake, however, throws us a pair of uncharismatic leads in the form of Takayuki Yamada (Daisuke) and Masami Nagasawa (Rui).
Brother of the Year is one of those films that defy categorisation because the story veers into wildly different emotional beats at times. While it has some romantic comedy elements, the Thai film also goes into family drama territory. If you’re not a fan of slapstick, you can skip the first quarter of the film — which sees the reunion of older brother Chut (Sunny Suwanmethanont) and younger sister Jane (Urassaya Sperbund) after having lived apart for years.
“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.
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.
American college kid Jesse (Ethan Hawke) is on his way to Vienna, Austria to fly back to the States after his trip to visit his now-ex girlfriend in Madrid goes awry. French Celine (Julie Delpy) is heading to France to see her grandmother.
If you’re a fashion and pop culture junkie, or a cinematic daydreamer who often relates real life experiences to those witnessed on film, you’ll love this dreamy new tome by fashion industry icon Hal Rubenstein. The Looks of Love: 50 Moments in Fashion That Inspired Romance, is like VH1′s Pop Up Video in book form, providing little known details and the author’s first hand insights behind everything from Courtney Love’s initial wardrobe choices (she handmade all of those baby doll dresses, btw) to Dior’s elaborate haute couture shows in Paris to how to replicate that iconic gray off-the-shoulder sweatshirt worn by Jennifer Beale in Flashdance. “I don’t think the idea was never not with me,” Rubenstein tells Yahoo Style upon explaining the impetus behind the book. “I have always been fascinated by how powerfully certain pop-cultural images insinuate themselves into our emotional behavior.” Enlisting pals such as Calvin Klein, Debra Messing, John Galliano, and Michael Kors to chime into the conversation, Rubenstein offers a enlightening and gossipy read, a touchstone for anyone who lived through these moments (or wishes that they had). As for his favorite moments? “I won’t ever forget the hysteria of John Galliano freaking everyone out at Versailles with his Amazonian warrior collection for Dior inspired by The Matrix,” he says. “I had the pleasure of introducing my friend Versace to South Beach.