Here we go agian...

Posted by Lokman Salikoon

Its been almost a week of late-nights and non-stop pixel starings for us in the creative dept. This month is by far the latest we ever had publishing the mag.

I'm tired.

I want to get it over with.


Wes Craven is BACK!

Posted by Lokman Salikoon

My ivitation, cool aye?

Wes Craven, the horor master is back, better than ever after a few trips along the way. Ever since Cursed, the thoughts of him retiring soon emerged. BUT suddenly, Red Eye came along and knocked our socks off. This action thriller was a sigh of relief. Finally, something that really engaged me right to the end. Yeah the ending may be a little expected, but the journey was a blast. Build-up was great ( lots were fooled by the trailer that began somewhat like a romantic comedy. Go figure.). Acting from new comer, Rachel Mcadams was great. Think we found ourselves an action heroine here. Slamed against walls, falls flat on her face, head butted and endangered at knife-point, i'm loving her already~ Oh did i tell you she looks oh so lovely...

Watch out for my review of RED EYE coming soon at

My ratings:


"Nothing beats a good-old-fashioned thriller. It'll start you out sitting comfortably in your seat and will move you to the very edge when it's done. Wes Craven is BACK!"

The Beetle vs the Dead

Posted by Lokman Salikoon

Its one of those days where u suddenly have a streak of good runs, having things falling right in place and everything works out just nice (Only to realise this would mean all the bad ones to be dumped at once as well someday...damnit...).

Anyway, it was a double-bill for me last weekend cos i had a back-to-back movie showcase.

First up: Herbie, Fully Loaded.

Courtesy from my Chief Editor, David. A grand gala premeire at Cathay Cineleisure it was with kids shows and a wide displays of The beetles showing off its glory at the carpark nearby. It was too bad the display were too far to oogle. They should have lined it up at the walk way. Oh well...

Since its a Disney production, there weer kids galore. But fortunately, the ones unfront of us weren't the annoying ones and did manage to view the movie with times..but doesn't matter. Oh, and the free popcorn was a nice touch. I wonder how much they spent on this event?

Did i meantion they gave away a goodie pack right after the show? Even when the skies decided to open up alittle to shed some tears, there were people lining to get them. How typical. Anyway i joined in too. Hah.

Me lining up for my freebies~

Fortunately the line did move along rather quickly before i got soaked by the drizzle. Guess what was in the pack? Nothing much really but good enough.

1) Herbie V-neck Tshirt
2) Herbie Notepad

Not bad lah for an event. Free somemore.

Anyway, had a fun time watching it. Herbie still mantained the charming adorable character that he is and even though the plot was as of expected, i can't really blame alot. Its Disney for goodness sake, u can't give rocket science to a bunch of kids to understand.

We ended the whole feista by 6 and quicky rushed off to Plaza SG to meet up with my fellow MovieXclusivers (what a mouthful..) to join in the meeting (or whatever was left of it) and meet up with Richard to watch my 2nd free movie in a row: Land Of The Dead. One of the perks of being a team of MovieXclusive. Yay~

Argh!..they're coming!~

Romero's 4th installment of the zombie series was somewhat of a let down. Sure it has its gore, its fright sequence and cool effects but it somehow lost its horror touch and practically didn't scare me much. Somehow for those who aren't familiar with his works, you'll feel like you've been dumped into the middle part of the story and ended before it really ends.

Well, thats because its an ongoing process. There will always bee a part 5 or 6 or 7 or 132. Thats the beauty of it. Its a cash flow for those filmmakers who have no single creative idea to film and zombies would be the perfect plot to surround with.

Sorry Richard, i know u wanted to make a zombie Singapore movie, but, i think its overated. But if you did manage to film one, do send me a ticket to the premiere yeah?

Countrymen, lend me your ears...

Posted by Lokman Salikoon

As playwright/director/actor, I have adapted William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, thrown in a dash of Antony and Cleopatra and adding touches of my own elements here and there. It will be in Modern English and yes, I've stuck to the very core and essence of the original play.
So, if you like Shakespeare, you should come.
If you're taking Literature and learning about the Twelfth Night or King Henry, you should come.
If you're watching the staging of Macbeth and Othello in August, you should see this too.
If you love the stage, come.

Its been ages since i saw a play and finally i've rekindled my desire of stageplay. For those who aren't really or new to stageworks, its pretty much like a movie, except its live. Nothing really thrills like seeing live acting (or seeing someone fumble up and make a mess + embaressment. Hah). I still remember my very 1st exposure to theater back in secondary school, learning Shakespere's Midsumer's Night Dream. I had a blast.

Ides of March, directed by Shaiful, was a total success. There hits and misses throughout, but kudos to him for setting up a quite impressive production. There were times i cringed whenever the spotlight was on certain people which would cue a song to come bursting out...oh... did i mention it's a musical? A little off-key at times, but it didn't matter. Various acting were rather well protrayed especially "Mark Anthony" incidentally played by a girl~ If only i had a flowers to send it to her at the closing....Swoon~

Looky! Shaiful acts as well!~

Anyway, there could have been more pics to show but i had refused to drag-around my pro cam and this tiny one i brought along didn't do too well for stage shots. And what's even worse, my batt ran out of me halfway. As someone told me, "How unprofessional.."


PS: Best stuntwork goes out to Shaiful for his backbreaking "thrown-off-the-stage" sequence. Literally. Oh not forgetting the finale war sequence as the revengeful rampaging messenger. From where i was sitting ( really far back..), i could see his burning eyes, wanting to kill. Not bad aye? He directs and acts well.

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