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The Devil Wears Prada

We watched The Devil Wears Prada last night. It was as good as I had heard it would be. Anyone who’s ever had a demanding, political job can empathise with Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway), the new assistant to fashion editor Miranda Priestly (well-casted as Meryl Streep), the eponymous anti-heroine of the movie. While generally entertaining, …

Crazy Stone

Had dinner at Lao Beijing, and then watched a HK/China movie called Crazy Stone which has apparently received pretty positive reviews. Every minute of the movie was entertaining, funny and at times just hilarious. There are many intertwining sub-plots and themes. There are the good guys versus the bad guys – the security team versus …

Superman Returns

Watching a new Superman movie after so many years brought back nostalgic memories. We girls had heard that this new Superman was suitably well-endowed … not with extra powers but, well, you know! Admittedly he had a slightly vacant look but I don’t blame him considering his endowment fund had been reportedly downsized! It’s like …

The Magic Fundoshi

Until I watched the award-winning play on its opening night at the National Library theatre, I didn’t know that a fundoshi was a loincloth. Glenn Goei made an opening speech, warning those whose sensitivities might be offended by the bawdy humour, that a red light above the stage would turn on as a warning, and …

My Brother

I watched a Korean movie, My Brother, last night. It is well-written, and moving. The story is narrated by the younger brother of a cleft-lipped boy, who is the runt of the family and thus gets all the attention from his doting mother. The boys’ father left them because of his son’s disfigurement, and shortly …