Detective Pikachu: review

The premise of Detective Pikachu is nothing Pokemon fans haven’t seen before. It borrows story elements from established Pokémon game storylines. However, the movie makes up for this familiarity through the novelty of 3D animated Pokémon and their ‘realistic’ rendering. The movie boasts excellent animation detail, and a fun story, delivering a fairly entertaining and wholesome…

Doujin Market: Singapore’s Pop-Culture Event

Doujin Market, Doujinma for short, came back again this year! The annual event was held on 4 and 5 May, from 12pm to 7pm, at Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre. It featured mostly anime or anime-related merchandise from various artists and creators. Admission was free! Isn’t that great? Photo credit: (top to bottom) ladderbros instagram,…

HTTYD: The Hidden World packs an emotional punch

Here be dragons SPOILERS! After 5 years, the third movie in the Train Your Dragon series has finally been released. As usual, Dreamworks delivers superb animation. This episode relies less on the action sequences that made the previous two the breathtaking adventures that they were. Having previously set the stage with recognizable characters and what…

The disturbing reality of Dreamland in Dumbo (2019)

The original Dumbo (1941) which we might have watched as kids was a light, warmhearted tale of redemption and belonging for a circus elephant deformed due to an accident suffered as a newborn. Today’s retelling of Dumbo (2019) rather brings to light the darker undertones, spinning a fable more reflective of our current context. While…

Five Feet Apart (2019) : Review

Warning : Spoilers Ahead! Based on the novel by Rachael Lippincott, et. al., Five Feet Apart (2019) tells the story of two young patients, Stella Grant (Haley Lu Richardson) and Will Newman (Cole Sprouse) afflicted with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a lung condition that requires them to stay six feet apart at all times in order…

Captain Marvel (2019): Only human

Is a film ‘feminist’ just because the lead is a woman with superpowers? MCU’s “Captan Marvel” is a welcome change, anyway, showcasing a strong female character, whose core strength stems from an indomitable will, and a persistent drive to stand up for herself. That she wields cosmic powers too is really just a bonus after…