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Tower Heist, A New Crime Comedy

If you’re a fan of Rush Hour, Eddie Murphy and/or Ben Stiller, you are probably going to adore Tower Heist, the new crime comedy film directed by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour trilogy, X-Men: The Last Stand) and written by Ted Griffin (Ocean’s Eleven) with Jeff Nathanson (Catch Me If You Can). Synopsis Ben Stiller stars…

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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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Cowboys and Aliens

Iron Man director Jon Favreau returns with a magnificent mash-up of two distinguished genres – Western and Sci-Fi, to bring you one of 2011’s most anticipated blockbusters, Cowboys and Aliens. Synopsis In 1873, an unknown gentleman (Daniel Craig) wakes up on a desert, with an incision through his gut and a strange metal band shackled to his left…

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Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon

2011’s most anticipated summer blockbuster has finally arrived and boy oh boy, do we have much to spill! Alas, we can finally (and very, very sadly) bid goodbye to Optimus Prime, Ironhide and the rest of the autobots in this final installment of Michael Bay’s  Transformers series. Synopsis The movie begins with a really cool “re-enactment” of…