The Low-Down: You’d be forgiven for thinking that Bumblebee is yet another shameless cash-grab by the powers-that-be behind the Transformers franchise. There isn’t much incentive to improve, after all: money keeps pouring in at the box office (especially in China), even as the films - and scripts...
More of a set up for the franchise’s next three sequels with minimal fantasy and magic, though the wizarding spectacle, lore, and familiar and new characters might be worth the watch.
The Low-Down: Disney has been trying to make a sequel to 1964’s Mary Poppins - a classic in every imaginable sense - for decades. But author P.L. Travers, who publicly disapproved of the studio’s adaptation of her books, stood in the way of most early attempts. Ultimately, it’s taken a good...
MAMMA MIA! runs from now till 18 November 2018 at The Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands.

Manhunt (追捕) (2017)

"Manhunt" marks John Woo’s comeback to the Asian-cop cinema but is cheap entertainment and flashy parody at best or clichéd and senseless subplots connected by sloppy writing at worst.
Twists, cat-and-mouse games, and gripping action set pieces in this dragon tattoo sequel are the supports to Emmy Award winner Claire Foy’s spectacular performance as Lisbeth Salander.
It’s mostly a rehash of buddy action movie clichés and the fights and chases are nothing to write home about, but even when given middling material, Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson make some of this work.
Rami Malek’s portrayal of Freddie Mercury in this Queen biopic is so compelling he knocks the other members (and the movie itself) off the stage.

Exit (엑시트) (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: Exit is what happens when a first-time feature film director Lee Sang-geun and his...

47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: After 47 Meters Down’s huge box office success, horror director Johannes Roberts returns with more than...

The Bravest (烈火英雄) (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: Like Operation Red Sea (红海行动), The Bravest (烈火英雄) is a patriotic tribute film to...

Bodies At Rest (沉默的证人) (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: Die Hard 2’s director Renny Harlin collaborates with Hong Kong star Nick Cheung (The...

The Divine Fury (사자) (2019) – Review

The Low-Down: Director Jason Kim Joo-hwan and Park Seo-joon (Parasite 기생충) return for another collab...