Joanne Soh

Joanne Soh
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T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) Smith has some bright moments, but the paper-thin plot and Lee's obsession with tech ensure you will not get your money's worth of seeing two Smiths for the price of one. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
4/5 99% The Farewell (2019) To see [Awkwafina] shed tears, to watch her struggle with internal conflicts and to hear her deliver everything in Mandarin, she deserves much credit for daring to step out of her comfort zone. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
3.5/5 87% Ne Zha (2019) There are several eye-popping action sequences, and while the final act feels over- indulgent, Ne Zha is still a praiseworthy effort. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
3/5 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) The action sequences are taut, tense and thrilling - and quite believable too in this age of drones, the dark web, domestic terrorism and conspiracy theories. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
3.5/5 53% The Lion King (2019) Despite the paint-by-numbers story, Favreau and his team of CGI wizards deserve much praise for giving us this musical safari. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
4.5/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Funny, real, gritty and well-supported by a solid cast, the Palme d'Or winner at this year's Cannes Film Festival is a breath of fresh air after the onslaught of Hollywood blockbusters. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
4/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 4 may be a nostalgic trip for those who grew up with the series, but it will also bring much joy to a new generation of viewers. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
4/5 89% Rocketman (2019) This film really works because of Taron Egerton's electrifying performance. And yes, that is him singing. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
2.5/5 57% Aladdin (2019) Forget about characterisation - everything must be loud, brash and over-the-top. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
3/5 56% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Efron's transition from teen heartthrob to adult actor has not been smooth, but if he is rightly cast, like in this case, he soars. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
2.5/5 63% Unicorn Store (2019) ...the set-up gets a little too whimsical and abstract for its own good. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/5 47% Dumbo (2019) What really amazes here is the CGI. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
3/5 70% Isn't It Romantic (2019) There are several laugh-out-loud moments, like how every cuss word is bleeped out by either the beeping sound of a reversing truck or an alarm clock going off. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
3/5 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Robbie excels as the Queen who is jealous of Mary's sassiness and beauty, but it is the sensational Ronan who rules the day. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
1/5 20% Serenity (2019) McConaughey and Hathaway shared much chemistry in the 2014 Christopher Nolan sci-fi opus Interstellar, but here, there are absolutely no sparks between them. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
3/5 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Alita may be a CGI character, but her presence is magnetic. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
3.5 87% Colette (2018) It is an eye-opening statement in the #MeToo climate, with credit going primarily to Knightley's powerful performance. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
3.5/5 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Yet again, the animation is flawless and the attention to detail is amazing. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
3/5 74% On the Basis of Sex (2019) If On The Basis Of Sex feels heavy-handed, it is deservingly so. This woman is, after all, a real-life American superhero. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
3/5 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Besides sharing spot-on chemistry with Miranda, Blunt brings much sass and humour. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
3/5 92% Bumblebee (2018) The movie belongs to 22-year-old Steinfeld, who holds it together, reminding everyone why she is an Oscar nominee. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
3.5/5 65% Aquaman (2018) [Momoa] clearly knows he cannot take the subject matter too seriously, and there is always that wink, smirk and devil-may-care attitude that makes him rather charming. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
3/5 52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Familiar story and a stellar voice cast aside, the effects in Mowgli are truly amazing. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
2.5/5 15% Robin Hood (2018) The rebels look like they just walked out of an Abercrombie and Fitch advertisement... Robin's diamond stitch quilted jacket looks like an outerwear you would find in Uniqlo... - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
3.5/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) While Ralph Breaks The Internet brilliantly tackles issues of insecurity, friendship, the courage to take chances and chasing one's dreams, certain messages in the movie are not so ideal. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
3.5/5 59% The Grinch (2018) The pacing could have been tighter, but overall, it is a fun family film. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
3/5 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) To J.K. Rowling's credit, she truly knows how to spin her yarn, and Potterheads will want to see how she develops this series... - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
2/5 33% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Enchantment is absent. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
3.5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) No acting is required from Cooper and the accompanying band when [Lady Gaga] takes the stage. Like them, you will be in awe. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
2/5 32% The Predator (2018) But what bugs me most is how underused Olivia Munn is. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
2.5/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) Feig's attempt at making A Simple Favor an engaging mystery backfires as the numerous flashbacks make the plot convoluted and silly. You can also see the twist a mile away. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
3.5/5 85% The Wife (2018) The premise of her latest drama is simple, but Close's controlled yet powerful performance will win her votes from the Academy. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
3/5 12% Peppermint (2018) The set-up may be incredulous, but [Jennifer Garner] makes it credible and is clearly more than convincing as the one-woman army exacting revenge on a drug cartel and the corrupt legal system. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
5/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) If you think Dwayne Johnson's stunts in Skyscraper are insane, wait till you see what Cruise does in Fallout. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3/5 47% Skyscraper (2018) This Die Hard-like action thriller has adrenaline-pumping sequences that are worth the ticket price. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
3.5/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) It is a nice change to have a light, breezy Marvel flick that's more like a heist than a save-the-world superhero film. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
2.5/5 56% Hotel Artemis (2018) Violence takes precedence over story. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3.5/5 69% Ocean's 8 (2018) Credit goes to director Gary Ross for letting each actress shine. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
4/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Boosted by Michael Giacchino's rousing jazzy score, Incredibles 2 is non-stop fun. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) The visual effects are beyond spectacular, and the dinos are the star players, especially the new and downright scary hybrid. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
39% Mary Shelley (2018) In a bid to make this biopic a mass-appeal romance, it is sad that the subtexts are lost in translation. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) My main beef is that there is no sense of originality despite it being an origin story. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
2.5/5 20% Terminal (2018) Twisty plot, unconvincing storytelling and bad pacing. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
3/5 84% Deadpool 2 (2018) [Brolin's] beefed-up baddie and Dennison steal the thunder from Reynolds, and that's great as Reynolds' wise-cracking shtick can get annoying after a while. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
1.5/5 16% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) You never once connect with the pleasant-looking leads. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
2/5 36% I Feel Pretty (2018) The comedy is at times spot-on, but those moments can't beat the bloat. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
4.5/5 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Stunning action sequences, especially the climactic battle that rivals the immense Battle of Helms Deep in The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
2.5/5 51% Rampage (2018) You know Hollywood summer blockbuster season has started when you get mindless popcorn entertainment. Like Rampage. There is no other way to describe this preposterous flick about oversized and mutated animals terrorising the city of Chicago. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
1.5/5 18% The Titan (2018) In this bland sci-fi actioner that feels more like a TV movie, [Sam Worthington] is easily outshone by his 13-year-old co-star Noah Jupe. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Be With You (Ji-geum Man-na-leo Gab-ni-da) (2018) By the time it reaches the final act, you'd probably already become a soggy mess, but there's no shame in that as the people around you will definitely be sniffling too. - The New Paper (Singapore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018