Category: Movies

REVIEW: Netflix’s Okja

By Jeremy Say Okja was supposed to shake the foundations of the film industry. Netflix using this as proof of what they can do as creators, and in doing so they have angered a lot of people and organizations in the worldwide film industry. The reason for all this fuss? Well, it’s really about the old shool way of distribution of films. The fact that Netflix can produce high quality work with A-List actors, all the while streaming to millions of their users, theaters will see little to no reason to show the film at all and compete. This...

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Malaysian Hijabsta Ballet movie set to go global

By A.Akbar While all eyes are on Muslims around the world after devastating terrorist attacks, a Malaysian production rose to show the reality of how moderate Muslims deal with everyday life. Hijabsta Ballet, an upcoming Malaysian movie, showcases the story of a young ballerina called Adele Shakiri who faces major hurdles when she choses to wear the hijab – despite ballet having strict dress codes. From the trailer, Adele, played by Puteh Maimun Zahrah, is a passionate ballerina who wants to achieve great things in the dance field. However, as she grows older, Adele is being reminded to ‘remember...

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Royal Selangor Made a Limited Edition Gold Plated Millennium Falcon – and It’s for Sale

By Jeremy Say To celebrate 40 years of Star Wars, Royal Selangor is adding some new pieces for collectors to snatch up and fans to adore. One such coveted commemorative piece will be the Limited Edition Gold Plated Millennium Falcon. With only 200 pieces available worldwide, this is truly a limited model that I would buy if I made any semblance of money to support a hobby as a collector. The Millennium Falcon, with its battle scarred and heavily modified hull, will be true to its movie counterpart. From the oversized top-of-the-line sensor dish to the heat exhaust vents,...

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#TBT: How Mulan Taught Girls How to Fight and Be True

By A.Akbar If you’re a 90s kid, you probably grew up watching Disney’s iconic animated movies. From Snow White to Beauty and the Beast, Disney produced groundbreaking work that helped shape our childhood. Disney was the first animation studio to branch out of the norm, widening its audience demographics to cater to the citizens of the world and the minorities in America – and one of their best works was none other than Mulan. In 1998, Disney’s Mulan, directed by Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook was released. Being one of the final films of the Disney Renaissance that started...

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GO BALLS OUT: Kingsman’s sequel The Golden Circle’s first trailer is out

By Shazwan Zulkiffli Who could forget that iconic church scene where Samuel L Jackson’s lisped-billionaire character Valentine made the whole congregation + Colin Firth’s Harry Hart character kill each other while the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Free Bird’ was playing the background? Spoilers for people who haven’t seen the first movie, because Harry Hart was killed in that incident despite being the last man standing at the end of the brawl. Now, it looks like the cunning and slick Harry Hart returns to meet Eggsy with a fashionable new eyepatch alongside American agents – who all have codenames based on...

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