Spiderman: Far From Home Review

The stakes are of course, lowered from the sky high heights Endgame brought us, but still enough to have us on the edge of our seats, truly feeling for this iteration of Peter’s plight. Continue reading Spiderman: Far From Home Review

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Once Upon A Time (Into The Future)

Last weekend, we were treated to a night with the students of Diploma in Performing Arts from batch 2018, who showcased a series of 8 playlets, titled Once Upon a Time (Into the Future). The theme, “a collection of memories growing up”, was a whimsical and at times sombre contemplation of the past, present and future. The show featured acting, dancing, singing, shrieking (so much shrieking), and even a short silent video clip. Continue reading Once Upon A Time (Into The Future)

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

Good day to you sirs and madams alike! I’m back again with a spoiler-free movie review for Ant-Man and The Wasp, sequel to Ant-Man (2015) and Marvel’s latest money vortex to roll off the production line.

It’s a comedy, through and through, almost trying to swerve into rom-com territory but pulling back to make space for all the mandatory action sequences. Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are cute as Ant-Man and The Wasp. They kick a lot of ass, but they’re cute as all hell while doing it. (Side note, why is the word ‘ass’ censored in cinemas but not, say, the ‘S’ or ‘B’ word?). Most of our laughs come from Luis, played by Michael Peña, as he plays the sidekick to the sidekick along with his own bunch of little sidekicks. Continue reading ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

Tokyo Ghoul (Season 1): Anime Review

If you have no idea what this anime is about, we have 2 questions for you: 1. Are you serious? and 2. No, really, are you SERIOUS?! This anime has been a tremendous success ever since its debut release in 2014 and even before that, the manga in which the anime takes its main storyline from has sold over 34 million copies worldwide, easily making it one of the most popular anime ever since Attack on Titan.

Truth be told though; this anime is not everyone’s cup of tea. It touches on some heavy topics like identity crisis, and is pretty violent; because you know, ghouls eat humans? So, if you can’t stand blood, gore, psychological horror I advise you don’t watch this. However, to those who love any form of horror and are not squeamish, you’re in for a treat!

This review will be a non-spoiler review as we wouldn’t want you to miss out on all the shocking and OMG moments that adds to the story’s intrigue. Continue reading Tokyo Ghoul (Season 1): Anime Review

Deadpool 2 Review

Hello there dear reader! Hopefully you read the title of this before clicking on it, but in case you didn’t, this will be a movie review for the R-rated ‘film’, Deadpool 2. We are a family friendly site, so I cannot fully embrace the spirit of this film through the use of crass language. I can, however, embrace the barrier-breaking tone and write this as if I were talking to you, straight on, maintaining a self-aware edge to get inside your head. In other words, yo fourth wall! I’m milking the tar out of you today! Continue reading Deadpool 2 Review

Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War, if you haven’t heard, has absolutely smashed box office records, taking over roughly 72% of the worldwide box office since it’s opening on Wednesday with a 63 million dollar gross. In Malaysia alone it earned 8.4 million USD, one of the highest openings in the country, ever. It’s been out for at least nine days by the time this is published, so if you haven’t seen it, you simply aren’t interested. Personally, not being caught up in the phenomenon that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe is incomprehensible to me. This universe is part of my identity and soul. More than that, it is an experience open to all skin colours, religions, political alignments and continents. Continue reading Infinity War

Pacific Rim – Uprising: Movie Review

Image Source Written by Fajar Binti Benjamin   Pacific Rim: Uprising, as described by my friend, is the “Perfect Popcorn Movie”. You don’t go in to concentrate on the details and analyse the characters’ motives. You go in to see some robots smash into each other while you exercise your jaw over a large popcorn bucket. Once you start letting just the smallest number of … Continue reading Pacific Rim – Uprising: Movie Review

Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale

Photo Credits Written by Raeesah Hayatudin The Handmaid’s Tale Author: Margaret Wood Publisher: McClelland & Stewart, 1985 Before settling in to watch the first season of the recent TV show The Handmaid’s Tale from Hulu, based on the novel from Margaret Atwood, I hurried to reread the memorable book. And I was reminded of exactly why I loved this book so much, despite the painful … Continue reading Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale

Book Review: Strange the Dreamer

Written by Shuvern Yeoh   Strange the Dreamer Author: Laini Taylor Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, 2017 “You’re a storyteller. Dream up something wild and improbable,” she pleaded. “Something beautiful and full of monsters.” “Beautiful and full of monsters?” “All the best stories are.”   This is a young adult fantasy novel and is the first book in a series written by Laini Taylor. Lazlo … Continue reading Book Review: Strange the Dreamer

IT (2017)

photo credit Written by Supreedha Iyer & Kwong Hui Edited by Raeesah Hayatudin   “You’ll float too.” IT is not like any ordinary horror movie, because the last time I watched a horror movie, I definitely didn’t laugh till I cried, yet still feel utterly terrified. Andres Muschietti, the director of IT, broke the mould of how horror movies are presented. Often, horror movies leave … Continue reading IT (2017)