Are you really a movie buff? If yes, then you must be planning to watch some of the latest movie releases of Singapore this coming weekend. Before you plan your weekend movie plan, just go through the latest movie reviews of Singapore, so that your movie plan becomes worth watching.
Singapore Movie Reviews
Here are some of the latest reviews of popular Singapore movies; just have a glance through them and make your plan accordingly –
Coco avant Chanel (Coco Before Chanel)
This movie is basically a biographical tale directed by Anne Fontaine. The story is based on a novel by Edmonde Charles-Roux. The story revolves around the tale of Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel and her romantic involvements with two men who had significant influences in her life and who motivated her to make a name for herself. The movie portrays the entire journey and struggle of Coco's awakening stage of how she became the mistress of a rich playboy who had actually helped her in overcoming her poverty. This movie does not tell you anything about the beginning of the popular brand 'Chanel' and how it became an icon; in fact the movie shows the early life and the love life of its founder. Audrey Tautou portrays the character of Coco Chanel.
The Last House on the Left
This movie is the remake of the popular movie of the 70's with the same name. Directed by Dennis Lliadis, this movie is getting good response from the public. It is a suspense thriller movie and actually stands out among the number of thriller movies that were recently released. The screenplay is very clearly formulated, the director kept it straight without much frills. The acting aspect of the cast is wonderful. Besides some loopholes, the movie will be an enjoyable watch for the movie enthusiasts.
Written and directed by Stephen Belber, Management is basically a comedy movie. This movie stars Jennifer Aniston, Steve Zahn, Woody Harrelson, and Fred Ward. The director wonderfully presents a sentimental story about the pursuits of love in a light humorous way. It needs special mention that the director's approach of presenting the entire plot is commendable. Acting is excellent and the superb soundtrack and excellent song selection of this romantic comedy movie makes it a must watch.
Singapore – A place to watch diverse cultured movies
Singapore being a small country, the Singapore film industry is also small and produces only few movies in a year. The Singapore film industry has undergone a rebirth in the recent years. In the year 1995 Singapore produced one movie while year 2008 observed the number of movies increase to 17 per year.
The first complete Singaporean English movie 'Medium Rare' was released in 1991 and it was based on true story of a local cult killer. The classification rating before 1991 was very basic. It was a single-tier rating; either the movie was approved or disapproved to release. Since 1st July 1991, the classification had some modifications. Movies were classified under three tiers – General (G), Parental guidance (PG), and Restricted to 18 and above (R18). Later, the age for adult movies was raised to 21. In 1991, another tier was introduced, the No Children under 16 (NC16) in order to bridge the space between PG and R21. In the recent past, few more tiers such as Mature 18 and PG 13 were introduced. Now, there are six Singapore movie ratings into practice – G, PG, PG13, NC16, M18, and R21.
Two major film production companies of Singapore in the mid 1930s were Loke Wan Tho's Cathay Productions and Shaw Brothers studio by Run Run and Runme brothers. Since 1998, Singapore file commission funds the industry with an average of sixty short films and four feature films per year. Singapore takes pride in being the only Asian country to be selected for the Tous Les Cinema Du Monde at 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Singapore movies have been selected for other international festivals like International Film Festival Rotterdam and Pusan International Film Festival.
In the recent past, Singapore has produced movies in collaboration with foreign countries like Australia (Bait), China (One Last Dance) and Italy (The Missing Star). Since, Singapore encourages tourism, it also focuses on entertainment. Number of movie halls has increased in few decades. Cathay cinemas, Golden Village in Vivo city and plaza Singapura, Alliance Francais, Shaw Lido Complex at Shaw Center, Screening room at China town are some of the famous places to have a good movie watching experience.
Singapore, apart from being a tourist place, is also greatly known for its trade and commerce. Hence, people from all over the world visit Singapore and also make their living here. Due to the diverse culture, other language movies also have an influence on people. Hollywood takes a major role in influencing people. Hollywood movies like Avatar, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Spiderman 3, Transformers, and Titanic are their all time favorites. When talking about Singapore movies, Jack Neo's 'Ah Boys To Men' takes the first place in highest gross of all time. Other box office hit Singaporean movies are - A Good Day to Die Hard, Jack the Giant Slayer, Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Oz The Great and Powerful, Taxi! Taxi!, and many more. Though the number of movies produced in a year is less, quality of movies are of great standard in Singapore.