Category: Movies

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

BY JAFWAN JAAFAR of FREE MALAYSIA TODAY The King and I, 1956 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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Bear vs DiCaprio – The Revenant Review

Leonardo DiCaprio is back with yet another tour-de-force in The Revenant: a cold, grotesque thriller that will make you want to just stay indoors for awhile. Helmed by Mexican director Alejandro Innaritu (Birdman), The Revenant also stars Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises). With The Revenant, we see Leonardo DiCaprio being pushed to his limits by Mother Nature through a series of unfortunate events – be it wild animals, bad weather, or just sheer bad luck. And all that was during the filming of the challenging movie. Based on a true...

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