Movies

The Lego Batman Movie: Not the hero we deserve, but the one we need

 In a time when the movies are dark (see Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad) and real life even darker (see just about any news channel), there comes a time when the world needs a movie… with shredded abs. The Lego Batman Movie is that movie. A tangential spin-off to the Lego Movie, The Lego Batman Movie shows Batman (again) …

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Hacksaw Ridge review: Where war and peace collide

Hacksaw Ridge is a war movie where the lead character won’t bear arms. A curious premise, but it turns out it’s worth a shot: The movie – Mel Gibson’s first directorial attempt in over a decade – is definitely a compelling watch.  The film tells the amazing true story of Desmond Doss, the first and only “conscientious objector” to win the Medal of Honor during …

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3 Things the Final Logan Trailer Teaches Us About Laura

The final trailer of the final Hugh Jackman Wolverine movie Logan has just been released, and naturally, everyone is buzzing about the trailer’s breakout star, Dafne Keen. Keen plays Logan’s young companion, Laura. And this trailer confirms what we’ve already long-suspected about her. But just in case you haven’t seen the trailer yet, scroll up and watch it now! It’s definitely worth …

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Split review: The Shyamalan renaissance continues

It’s redemption for box-office poison: M Night Shyamalan’s latest movie, Split, shows that his revival – since 2015’s The Visit – is set to continue. With this psychological thriller, the director behind the jaw-dropping The Sixth Sense and the abysmal Avatar: The Last Airbender is back with what he’s best at.  It’s basic horror tropes Shyamalan plays with in Split: A man, Kevin …

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Arrival: The Review

It has been two months since Arrival was released in the US and it has since received near-critical acclaim internationally. Its delay in reaching our shores (Singapore is one of the last countries to watch it) is a mystery – I’ll simply presume that distribution rights in Asia got in the way of the regular international release schedule. But enough about …

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