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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Remember the time in Bruce Almighty where Steve Carell played the rival of Jim Carrey’s character? Well, that’s taking a switch in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. Steve Carell plays Burt Wonderstone, a famous magician who performs in Las Vegas together with his partner in crime Anton Marvelton, played by Steve Buscemi. As ecstatic as we…

Oz…The Not So Great and Powerful?

Claiming top spot at the local box office, Oz the Great and Powerful enthralls the audience with spectacular special effects and costumes. Although the 130-minute visual feast could have been a real treat in 3D, Oz, is hardly that great and powerful. Plateauing mainly on a “good” level, Oz never really reaches a climatic point.…

Ah Boys to Men 2

The army boys are back in Ah Boys to Men 2 with their childish pranks and cunning schemes. If you are waiting for your enlistment into the army, this film will show you what’s in store (more or less) and perhaps change your mindset towards National Service. In this comedy-drama sequel, director, Jack Neo continues…

RIP Ah Nan

It is the passing of another legend: John Cheng, more affectionately known as Ah Nan, passed away last night, apparently due to a heart attack. According to the Straits Times, his wife said John collapsed backstage after a nightclub gig in Chinatown. Ah Nan was a prominent figure in the entertainment scene, debuting in the…

OH!-SO-HAPPENING

Singapore's only art walkabout makes its foray into the financial district, where the public can view offices including that of Google's, a law firm and more. Instead of ceding to the glorious sun rays that beckoned me to go tanning, I dragged my lazy ass down to Marina Bay Financial Centre.. and I'm glad I did! Here are ten reasons why you should do the same this weekend.

Crazy Christmas Was Anything But Sane

We sat ourselves down for Dream Academy’s annual year-end pantomime, Crazy Christmas, having not watched any previous installations — this was its fifth — so thus was truly a greenhorn experience. Crazy Christmas is sort of a wacky combination of everything we love about Singapore theatre: song-and dance numbers, hilarious slapstick stand-up, poignancy as well…