An absolute delight of an action comedy where being good is a cheat code to thriving in a violent video game world.
The 1992 Aladdin animated movie is one of my favourite Disney movies -- because of Robin Williams' hilarious Genie, and "A Whole New World" -- and I'm happy to say that this live-action remake is charming in its own right.
Pokémon Detective Pikachu is the kind of fun and family-friendly film you bring your kids to, but can enjoy as an adult as well, even though the villain's plan MAKES NO SENSE.
Buckle up, because this is going to be a long one. Like many Singaporeans last week, I watched Crazy Rich Asians to see how well Singapore comes off in the movie. I'll try to corral my many thoughts into a manageable puddle here, rather than an uncontrolled torrent of words.
In this new movie, Eggsy (Taron Egerton) is now a full-fledged member of the Kingsmen, a spy agency masquerading as a posh tailor shop. When a rejected Kingsman applicant works with an insane drug lord called Poppy (Julianne Moore) to take revenge and destroy all the Kingsmen headquarters, Eggsy and remaining survivor Merlin (Mark Strong) go to America to seek help from their spy cousins, called Statesmen, who own a far more profitable whiskey business as a front than their English counterpart.
The premise of The Hitman's Bodyguard is all in its title: A hitman needs a bodyguard. Since that obviously sounds like a ludicrous idea -- why would an assassin need a bodyguard? -- what else do you expect of it?
Today is as good a day as any other to talk about La La Land, a movie that inspires mixed feelings in me. (Also known as the film which lost Best Picture to Moonlight in the most public Oscars flub ever.)
Whiplash is an awesome, AWESOME film. Go watch it.
After watching Frozen a second time whilst on holiday recently, I realised that I've not done a review of the movie, which is surprising. Or…
Here's another massively overdue review bonanza. Unfortunately, I'm always watching things much faster than I write about them, so sometimes it's stale news by the time I post them.