Viva Vicky Chen!

Vicky Chen with her Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting actress

At the tender age of only 14, she is a superstar in the making. At the recent Golden Horse Awards, she beat two former best actress winners Shu Qi and Slyvia Chang to win the Best Supporting actress award for her role in the film “The Bold, the Corrupt and the Beautiful” and was also nominated for the best actress ...

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First They Killed My Father

First They Killed My Father poster

Last night I watched Angelina Jolie’s powerful docudrama “First They Killed My Father.” It was a heart-wrenching experience and I strongly recommend it. Based on the incredible memoir by Loung Ung “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers”, it is a haunting story of genocide and survival from the point of view of a child. Featuring all ...

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You Mean the World to Me

The cast of You mean the world to me 1

Saw Teong Hin’s semi-autobiographical film “You Mean the World to Me” (海墘新路) opened nationwide yesterday.  It has been heavily promoted on Astro and intrigued by the trailer of the movie, my wife and I went to watch the movie this afternoon at TGV in Permaisuri Imperial City Mall. Director Saw Teong Hin, who is best known for films like Puteri ...

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Watching Movies In The Old Days

Brigitte Lin Chin Hsia and Chin Han in Outside the Window (窗外)

Masuk bilek, tutup pintu, tutup lampu, buka kain, main main. If you can answer the above riddle easily, it means you are most likely in your 50s or 60s now. Yes, I am talking about watching movies at the cinemas. What were you thinking about? Growing up in Binatang, I often tagged along with my parents or my friends to ...

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Blue Tears


The grand shooting ceremony of online movie “Blue Tears” was held this morning at Marriott Resort & Spa’s poolside. Blue Tears is a Malaysia-China joint production by Global China Film (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and The Global Business Club (China). It is a love story with the main actor from China and the main actress from Miri. The online movie is ...

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Train To Busan – What A Ride!


Train to Busan is speeding away like a runaway train in Malaysia, having grossed over RM20 million since it began screening on September 8 and making it the top South Korean film in Malaysia’s box-office history. It stars Gong Yoo, child actress Kim Su-an, Jung Yu-mi, Ma Dong-seok and Choi Woo-shik. What is really amazing is that this movie is ...

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Ola Bola – You Will Believe Again

Ola Bola

Influenced by the accolades that have been heaped on ‘Ola Bola’, my family and I decided to check out the movie at the TGV Cinema in Permaisuri Imperial City Mall this afternoon. The movie, directed by Chiu Keng Guan whose last movie The Journey raked in RM17 million and set a Malaysian box office record in 2014, is based on ...

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