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  1. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Miniscule: Valley of the Ants is pitched squarely at children

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by Andrew Sun

    ... in by some friendly black ants. In nature, any helpless insect gets torn apart as food — but this is a children's movie based on a Belgian/French TV show created by the film's ... to their anthill. The filmmakers pitch the movie squarely at children, and make no concessions for adults. There is no dialogue, just quaint bug noises interpreted as toots, whistles, giggles and gurgles. ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Rewind film: Cocktail (1988)

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by Pavan Shamdasani

    ... a movie that's shameless with its all-too-familiar story about a rising star and his ageing mentor. Cocktail is blatant in its there-could-be-a-sequel plot: after leaving the army (air force, ... into a circus act of bottle tossing, fist-bumping and toothy grins? Where else could a bartender mix a total of five drinks for an entire movie (a movie called Cocktail, may we remind you), ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM


    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by OUTTAKES

    ... as a "road trip movie" and follows a recently divorced man who joins his best friend in a series of misadventures. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    The Best Offer explores strangeness and deceit in the art world

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by SEAN TIERNEY

    ... Sean Tierney Like Giuseppe Tornatore's award-winning Cinema Paradiso (1988), the director-writer's The Best Offer is an examination of the ways that people's lives, emotions and the choices they make define who they are, what they do and what they can be made to do. The movie centres on a renowned art expert and auctioneer who leads a life of professional devotion ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art House: Lonely Fifteen started a trend in 'bad girl' movies

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:39pm by Paul Fonoroff

    ... Paul Fonoroff Today's movie-goers, desensitised by three decades of Cantonese celluloid inundated with errant teen lasses, might find it difficult to imagine the original impact ... Wan — the only cast member to go on to a substantive movie career — and Peter Mak Tak-woh, made appearances in Philip Yung Tsz-kwong's May We Chat (2013), a film billed as a 21st century ...

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    Sundance redux: the best of the fest

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by James Mottram

    ... Burrell on board, it's a delicious ensemble. Another sitcom star, Parks and Recreation 's Aubrey Plaza, headlines Life After Beth, a smart tweak on the zombie movie from first-time ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Postcard: Mumbai

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by BHAKTI BAPAT MATHEW

    ... celebrity. Mary Kom has since opened in countries such as Australia, France, Kenya and Singapore as well as India. Director Omung Kumar's movie is unusual not only because it's an Indian production that has attracted international attention but also because it's a Bollywood sports film- and one with a focus on a female athlete to boot. Although sports movies are a relatively ...

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    Sanctioned mayhem in a future gone mad

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:12pm by Kavita Daswani

    ... the horror movie created an industry sensation by grossing close to US$90 million worldwide- a vast return on the US$3 million it cost to make it. Not surprisingly, then, plans for a sequel, ... is still evident. The Purge movies were the outcome of a conversation in a car between director-screenwriter James DeMonaco and his wife. After another driver cut them off on the highway- almost ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Wood Job! successfully combines humour and forestry

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:30pm by Yvonne Teh

    ... Even so, it's hard to resist the movie's considerable charm, much of which stems from its agreeable portrayal of a bucolic Japan seldom shown in the films of a country ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    The Inquisition: Joe Odagiri, actor

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:55pm by EDMUND LEE

    ... "theatre" meant movies and "drama" involved directing. It's purely a misunderstanding that I got into that programme. From what I hear, not only do you avoid making mainstream movies ... Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad (2007). Have you changed your mind since? [Laughs] I didn't intentionally hide the fact that I was in that movie — although it's true that Tokyo Tower ...




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