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Up-Close & Personal with the La Sardina Czar

During Women’s Fashion Week 2011, we were running around Hall F of Marina Bay Sands with a La Sardina lomography camera taking pictures of the attendees lookin’ all different kinds of smokin’ (pardon the pun). The first thing that many people said to us when we whipped out the camera was: “That looks like one…

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Paranormal Activity 3: Same Winning Formula

I was hesitant about watching Paranormal Activity 3 because the last installment I watched had caused me sleepless nights. It’s almost impossible to top that movie. It was so downright scary & brilliant, that I was pretty convinced that it’s real. (I remember Googling about it, wanting to find out if the movie was based…

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Footloose (2011): It’s Time to Cut Loose

After Fright Night’s success at the box office, we are now less hesitant in watching remakes. Add another new movie to your ‘remakes’ list, guys. Here comes Craig Brewer’s version of Footloose. Footloose is the remake of Herbert Ross’s 1984 iconic classic starring Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer. But no, it’s not a bad remake.…

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The Thing (2011): Sleep Inducing

If people have been asking you “What thing is this The Thing?” (we are in Singapore after all, so let’s forgive the english), then your reply should be: “It’s Nothing.” Let’s face it, remakes are hard to do. The trick is to follow the original film as closely as you can and interpret it in…

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Movie Review | Real Steel

I gotta admit that upon seeing the trailer, I wasn’t entirely sold. Certainly NOT a Transformers rip-off, Real Steel is much more than just brawling robots. It’s a film with heart and loads of soul. After plenty of rom-coms and family satires under his belt, Shawn Levy impresses us with this sci-fi gem which just might…

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Fright Night (2011) – Vampires are Scary again

Remakes are hard to do. Story focus, character alignment and even special effects have to be thought out extra carefully. It’s impossible to avoid comparisons and the hordes of die-hard original fans that come with them. Thankfully, there isn’t much to complain about Craig Gillespie’s take on Tom Holland’s 1985 vamp flick cum cult classic  Fright…

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REVIEW | Drum Tao: A Heart Pounding Performance

I have a habit. Whenever I am about to watch any performance at all, may it be a movie or a play or drumming, I will try and abstain from anything that may concern that performance. This is to prevent me from having any predisposition or expectations at all. A blank slate of paper. Hence…