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Free Old Chang Kee multicoloured curry puffs for ST subscribers

Direct subscribers of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) newspapers will have the chance to redeem a free multicoloured curry puff at Old Chang Kee Coffee House @ Rex on Saturday from 2 to 5pm. The exclusive giveaway is part of the Old Chang Kee flagship store’s first-year-anniversary celebration event, jointly organised by Old Chang Kee and […]

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Tanya Chua, Cyndi Wang to sing at awards showcase

Singaporean singer-songwriter Tanya Chua will take the stage at the Singapore edition of this year’s Global Chinese Golden Chart (GCGC) Awards showcase on May 28, organised by UFM100.3, which is part of SPH Radio. Singaporean singer-songwriter Boon Hui Lu, Singapore band Neko Highway and Malaysian singer Lim Wen Suen will also attend the event at […]

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Telemad: From taut to warm and fuzzy

Following the success of JTBC’s Sky Castle (2018), about the competitive South Korean education system, the cable channel is offering another school-themed K-drama. School violence comes under the spotlight in Beautiful World, which begins with the unsettling scene of Seon-ho (Nam Da-reum from 2018 series Radio Romance), a sweet-faced, third-year middle school student, falling in […]

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Diane Keaton on staying single: I might be a freak

LOS ANGELES • Diane Keaton claims to be one of the fortunate ones. As the screen legend reflects on age, marriage and nearly half a century of working in Hollywood, she says she has never felt sexually harassed. “Never. Maybe I just wasn’t harassment material,” jokes Keaton, who has 68 screen credits since her 1970 […]

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The Hustle’s stars hit it off

Actresses Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson have had their share of haters. Hathaway was ridiculed for what some saw as her gushy, insincere public appearances, including the speech she made accepting the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the musical Les Miserables (2012). Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full article. Learn more […]

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Moments of magic in tale of girl’s search for stardom

REVIEW / MUSICAL DRAMA TEEN SPIRIT (PG) 92 minutes/opens today/3 stars The story: Violet (Elle Fanning) is a teen in rural England, not given to hoping for much in life because of poverty. She is looked after by a protective Polish-immigrant single mother and has a secret gig singing karaoke to drunks at the local […]

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Finding that pop of inspiration

A strangely melancholic dance hit was the inspiration behind Teen Spirit, a pop-fuelled movie featuring music by singers Ariana Grande, Katy Perry and Robyn. Opening in Singapore today, it stars Elle Fanning as a shy teenager who enters a singing competition with dreams of escaping her life in a tiny English village. Please subscribe or […]

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Uneven blend of comedy, caper show and tribute

REVIEW / CRIME DRAMA KING OF THIEVES (NC16) 108 minutes/Now showing/2 stars The story: Brian Reader (Michael Caine) is a seasoned jailbird and burglar who, at age 77, wants to do one more big heist. His accomplices are all almost as old as he is, save for one. Their target: the vaults at London’s Hatton […]

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An amiable but forgettable adventure

REVIEW / COMEDY POKEMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU (PG) 105 minutes/Opens today/2.5 stars The story: In this first live-action movie adaptation of the Pokemon game and cartoon franchise, every person on Earth has a Pokemon companion. Tim (Justice Smith) has to discover why his father Harry is missing. In Ryme City, where Harry lives, humans and Pokemon […]

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New home for Asian films

Singapore’s newest cinema will welcome its first ticketed audiences next week, on May 18. The Asian Film Archive’s (AFA) Oldham Theatre will be a venue screening works from the Singapore International Festival of Arts’ film programme, Singular Screens, which runs from May 18 to June 2. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the […]