Author: The Level

‘Deadpool’ eclipses ‘Gods of Egypt’ at the box office

LOS ANGELES: Superhero blockbuster “Deadpool” dominated the North American box office over Oscar weekend, beating out the fantasy epic “Gods of Egypt,” which staged a disappointing second-place debut, industry estimates showed Sunday. Starring Ryan Reynolds as a Marvel Comics character, “Deadpool” took in an estimated $31.5 million, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said. That gives the film a projected total of $286 million after it clocked the fastest rise of any R-rated movie in history following its debut three weeks ago. “Gods of Egypt” — which had a production budget of $140 million in hopes it would launch a new...

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Write stuff: The world’s 10 richest authors

BY JAFWAN JAAFAR of FREE MALAYSIA TODAY While many aspiring writers and novelists struggle to make a name for themselves while still in their 20s, it’s important to note that many of the world’s most successful authors didn’t crack the big time till middle age. The sad truth is, we can’t all be the next overnight sensation, like J.K. Rowling. But there’s always hope for hardworking young scribes to jump from relative anonymity on, say, a fanfiction site, to having movie deals – as recently shown by E. L. James. And even though an English degree might seem to...

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They’re a no-show: Major movies banned in Malaysia

BY JAFWAN JAAFAR of FREE MALAYSIA TODAY The King and I, 1956 https://youtu.be/jfvpFluHQaA Innocuous, featherweight film adaptation of Rogers & Hammerstein’s Broadway behemoth, based on the 1860s shenanigans of Anna Leonowens, governess of the epically-fertile King of Siam’s 82 offspring. Starring big kahunas Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr, the musical spawned earworms like “Getting To Know You” and snagged 5 Oscars. Cause for offense: None, actually. The film was banned simply for causing b***hurt to the authorities of neighboring Thailand, who declared ‘The King and I’ “illegal” based on an inflexible 1930 lese majeste law. Official reason for ban:...

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A Tribute to David Bowie at The Bee with Kyoto Protocol, Mystery Tapes, Joi Noir

A true legend has passed and our local heroes will be paying their respects to our one and only Major Tom. Come and be heroes for one day with alternative band Kyoto Protocol, Mystery Tapes as Diamond Dogs, indie trio Joi Noir and Foxlore at The Bee Publika. Date: Saturday 19 March ‘16 Time: 9pm Venue: The Bee, Publika Full Lineup : Kyoto Protocol, Diamond Dogs (Mystery Tapes), Joi Noir, Foxlore Admission : Free More info :...

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THASMOOSH and KHAOS present: Maddthelin Ascension Showcase

Malaysian Metalcore band Maddthelin is back, with a brand new female vocalist and a whole lot of madness. Catch Maddthelin alongside Tres Empre, The Padangs, and Kids On the Move for a guitar slinging good time at KL Venue this 27th of March. Date: 27th of March Time: 3pm to 9pm Venue: KL Venue, Fahrenheit 88 Full Lineup : Maddthelin, Tres Empre, The Padangs, Kids On The Move, Red Ruby Avengers Admission : RM25 More Info : Zul : +60123321091 Nell : +60129152958 Izzul :...

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