Movie Reviews

CATHAY CINEMAS NO LONGER SERVE HALAL CERTIFIED SNACKS FROM 1 APRIL 2015

I am disgusted to find out that Cathay Cinema is not longer going to be Halal certified from 1 April 2015. This is outrageous! How can Cathay sukasuka just stop being Halal when they have it for so many years? Now Muslims customers can no longer buy Cathay cinema popcorn, hotdogs, nachos. Since you don't provide Halal food, will you also not allow us to bring our own snacks inside the cinema? Like that how now?

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MOVIE REVIEW: OUT IN THE DARK - A GAY LOVE STORY ABOUT A PALESTINIAN AND AN ISRAELI

“I don’t care about the Jews, the Palestinians, Fatah or Hamas,” Nimr (Nicholas Jacob), a closeted gay Palestinian, declares to his thuggish older brother, Nabil (Jameel Khouri), in “Out in the Dark.” He’d better care, because those defiant words will come back to haunt him. A psychology student who secures a temporary academic permit enabling him to travel between Ramallah, in the West Bank, and Tel Aviv, Nimr has a bright future.

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MOVIE REVIEW: THE LION MEN (2014)

If you're not familiar with Lion Dance, you might be entertained. But for your average Singaporean who has seen Lion Dance his whole life, there's nothing new here. There's no insight into the life, training or business of Lion Dance. It's all cartoonish troupe rivalries and melodramatic posturings about the purity of traditional Lion Dance versus modern fusion. Basically transplanted tropes from a hundred Hollywood movies.

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The Lego Movie: Review

It’s only February and this is the 3rd movie review we’re posting in a row – we’re either in some twilight zone or suddenly “winter” has become the summer for us malcontents. At any rate – The Lego Movie is one film I’ve been dying to see the more they gave sneaks to it … but just like remembering how much fun Lego was in our youth

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Movie Review: RoboCop

A cop gets so badly hurt that it almost requires his whole body to get replaced by cyborg parts — no, this isn’t 1987 again, but the remake of the cult sci-fi movie RoboCop. The movie’s been modernised and made relevant for today’s age, but is the new RoboCop able to stand on its own two legs?

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ILO ILO (爸妈不在家 / Ba Ma Bu Zai Jia)

Who would have guessed that Singapore's film of the moment, and possibly of this year, has its English title refer to a location outside of the little red dot, a city that was never even mentioned in the film. And this was also the case for its Chinese title, although the phrase was possibly the key reason why its youngest key character got up to his shenanigans for the most parts, reflecting a social norm for double income families in the city state, where kids are often left growing up under the watchful eyes of domestic workers instead.

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