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Review: Colossal

You could say that Colossal offers a welcome reminder of what a good actress Anne Hathaway can be, except that some of us never forgot in the first place. Still, it bears pointing out that this goofily, fitfully inspired genre experiment, written and directed by Spanish filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo, gives …

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Will love prevail in these new shows on dimsum?

Love is in the air on dimsum. In a new five-episode web series 2589 Days Apart, Singaporean national sprinter Timothee Yap makes his acting debut as a troubled student who falls in love with his older school counsellor played by Felicia Chin. The 2589 days – or seven years – …

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This museum is going all out to honour 50 years of Pink Floyd

From guitars to sketches for iconic album artwork, an immersive Pink Floyd retrospective at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum traces the half-century career of the famous British band. Featuring around 350 objects including instruments, musical scores and album covers, the show is the “biggest exhibition ever” about the group, curator …

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Review: Atlanta

If you are approaching Atlanta as you would any network dramedy and are hoping for belly laughs from jokes or major plot twists … well, you will probably be disappointed. Atlanta is something else altogether. The show eschews conventional rules of TV: It has no structured narrative and at the …

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OlaBola will be turned into a stage musical

Local box office hit OlaBola has scored its very own stage adaptation. It is scheduled to run early next year. Produced by Enfiniti, OlaBola The Musical will be staged at Istana Budaya for a month, beginning Feb 22, 2018. Actress, producer and founder of Enfiniti, Puan Sri Tiara Jacquelina will …

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The story behind four of Habsah Hassan’s hit songs

Malaysian songwriter Habsah Hassan is responsible for many hits songs over the years, including the late Sudirman’s Salam Terakhir and Zaiton Sameon’s Menaruh Harapan. Here she shares the background stories of four of her biggest hits. Salam Terakhir (Sudirman) “Sudirman was competing at the ABU song contest in the mid 1980s. After …

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