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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 31% Venom (2018) This mess of an origin story does not deserve the brilliance that is Tom Hardy. ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet The Negotiation (2018) Hyun is so good here that he threatens to steal the limelight from Son, although she is equally terrific in her role.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2.5/5 44% Destination Wedding (2018) Much of the film is laugh-out-loud funny - there are plenty of verbal misunderstandings, while the lanky 1.87m-tall male lead delivers on the physical gags. But the small bittersweet moments throughout their relationship are what make this movie shine.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
2.5/5 57% Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days (Singwa hamkke: Ingwa yeon) (2018) The main problem is how overstuffed the story is, as if the director was trying to cram whatever he could not before into the sequel all at once.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Filial Party (2014) The premise of the film barely stands.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet May We Chat (2014) Too quickly afterwards, however, the movie heads straight into melodrama, losing any of that edge that it had set up in the beginning.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet I Fine...Thank You, Love You (2014) Thai film-makers, already well known for their horror flicks, are proving to be just as adept in the romantic comedy genre.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet A Fantastic Ghost Wedding (2014) Hong Kong actress [Sandra] Ng, best known for her loony comic roles, carries the entire movie here, turning in a fine performance that is equal parts restrained and downright eccentric.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Brotherhood Of Blades (Xiu Chun Dao) (2014) Drama aside, the wuxia action sequences - choreographed by Lin Sang (Red Cliff, 2009) - are truly satisfying to watch, crucially without the aid of lavish visual effects or fanciful weaponry.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
2.5/5 32% Walking on Sunshine (2015) An idyllic seaside holiday, a bright-eyed ingenue, a cheery retro soundtrack - all incorporated into a big-hearted musical. Sounds familiar?‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet In-gan-jung-dok (Obsessed) (2014) Take Song out of the equation and the movie is just a typical romantic melodrama, the type that South Korea has been churning out by the dozens every year for the big and, especially, small screens.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Temporary Family (2014) How nice it is to see Nick Cheung do a proper comedy again.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
2/5 0% The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom (2014) Had these sub-plots been spread out over multiple episodes of a TV series, they may have seen more life.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
2.5/5 17% Iceman (2014) Hopefully, the second instalment of this two-parter film, slated for release later this year, has got the puerile humour out of its system to focus on only the action.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
2/5 20% Very Good Girls (2014) The actresses try all they can to breathe life into their poorly drawn characters, but there is little they can do with the uninspired material that they have to work with.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet Gangnam 1970 (Gangnam Blues) (2015) But as hard as he tries, Lee fails to convince as a truly cold-blooded gangster - his boyish face and puppy-dog eyes are the complete opposite of menacing.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
2.5/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) The driving force of any buddy cop comedy is the chemistry between the leads, so it is a big problemwhen Kunis and McKinnon display so little of it here.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Secrets in the Hot Spring (2018) Who knew that a goofy horror-comedy flick could contain so much heart? ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet 50 First Kisses (2017) Masami Nagasawa comes off equally sweet in the role, but there is no passion between her and leading man Takayuki Yamada at all.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Brother of the Year (2018) For all the ridiculous and extreme pranks that Jane and Chut get up to just to annoy each other, there is still a sense of realism to their kinship. ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3/5 83% Blockers (2018) But rising above the crassness are sporadic moments of genuine emotion, as well as intelligent reflections of parenting and the fear of letting go.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
3/5 64% Peter Rabbit (2018) [Domhnall] proves to be a natural comedian as he bumbles his way around the countryside trying to get rid of Peter.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
2.5/5 83% Game Night (2018) At least they looked like they had some fun along the way. ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Wonderful! Liang Xi Mei the Movie (2018) It is all so contrived, even by silly Chinese New Year movie standards. There is nothing wonderful about this at all.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
3/5 56% Monster Hunt 2 (Zhuo Yao Ji 2) (2018) [Tony Leung] is the best thing about the film, consistently delivering the biggest laughs and never appearing as if he is trying too hard at it either.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
3.5/5 50% Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017) This fantasy drama may be soap-opera melodrama, but at least it is unapologetic about it. ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
3/5 86% Legend Of The Demon Cat (Kûkai) (2017) It starts on a promising note, with the first half being an intriguing murder mystery -- the emperor has just been killed and all signs point to his heir being the next target. But by the later half, everything spirals out of control.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Take Me to the Moon (2017) But while those two earlier works - which went on to become huge hits in the region - were light, feel-good fun, there is a sense of melancholy that pervades this film.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
2.5/5 24% Bleeding Steel (2018) It is not just the premise of the story that fails to convince. The design of the film, from the costumes to the set, is so nonsensical that it becomes unintentionally funny.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
2.5/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) The scary animals are still here, mind you... But they are only included as minor obstacles in the background since the central characters are often too busy squabbling among themselves to notice anything going on around them.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
2.5/5 33% The Thousand Faces of Dunjia (2017) It is heartening to see director Yuen, who is known for his action movies, attempt something new, but it will be a while before he masters the art of making a CGI-heavy film.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
3/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) Scrooge, as expected, is the star of the show, with a fantastic Christopher Plummer.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
2.5/5 43% Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You! (2017) Still, there are some improvements here from the original anime. Visually, the animation is lovely to look at, with the glittering rainbow-coloured feathers of the mystical Ho-Oh character especially mesmerising. If only the story is as compelling.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3.5/5 98% Paddington (2015) This film adaptation of Paddington is heartwarming and sweet, and makes you feel as warm and fuzzy as the original 1950s stories by Bond did for so many children at the time.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
2/5 28% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) It is too bad that they get so little screen time because the snarky scene-stealing grandmothers are the only ones who are mildly funny in the movie.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
2.5/5 0% Sky Hunter (2017) ... seems to be a thinly disguised showcase of China's military might in the skies.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Mrs K (2017) It is all just marvellous fun.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
2.5/5 45% Rough Night (2017) It is one thing to turn sexism on its head and show that women can still be real and funny; it is another thing altogether to gender-flip just for the sake of it.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3/5 40% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) As much as the stars are having fun in their roles, they cannot hide the fact that the story they are working with here is completely unoriginal. There is something very oldfashioned about it all - and not in a meta, self-parodying way, either.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
2/5 37% Snatched (2017) The talents of two otherwise fun and likeable stars have been snatched.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet WuKong (2017) This overstuffed tale has Wu Kong dealing with everything from a messy love triangle to serious identity issues.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
3/5 93% Our Time Will Come (2017) Has plenty of heart, but no soul.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
2.5/5 50% Reset (2017) For someone who used to work as a lab researcher, Yang's character puts to shame Liam Neeson's former CIA agent in Taken.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet 77 Heartbreaks (Yuen Loeng Taa 77 Chi) (2017) Hong Kong star Choi is proving herself to be a serious dramatic actress.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
3.5/5 67% This Is Not What I Expected (2017) Between the food porn and all the scenes of the hunky Kaneshiro looking dapper in perfectly tailored suits, there is more than enough going on onscreen for audiences to drool over.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
2.5/5 52% The Boss Baby (2017) This film is just like a toddler: cute and energetic, but also constantly confusing everyone about what it wants to do.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
2.5/5 61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) The too-easy treatment of the story is a huge pity because this is an important and extraordinary story that deserves to be told.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Suddenly Twenty (2016) The gorgeous Hoorne... has a great time with the physical comedy required of her role here, shuffling around and rudely shoving people aside, all the while looking so sweet and innocent.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Let's Go JETS! (Chiadan: Joshi kousei ga chiadansu de zenbei seihashichatta honto no hanashi) (2017) There is enough charm and earnestness to make this team worth rooting for. Doe-eyed lead actress Suzu Hirose, in turns sweet and goofy, is especially likeable.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet A Gift (2016) This is one gift well worth unwrapping.‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017