The Arts

The Arts

Peter Pan the Musical – The Magical Adventure Begins!

Peter Pan the Musical – The Magical Adventure Begins!

Anyone remembers Steven Spielberg’s “Hook”? It starred Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook, Robin Williams as Peter Pan and Julia Roberts as the very hot, Tinker Bell. Or maybe Disney’s animated feature “Return to Neverland”? Regardless of the myriad varying interpretations, Peter Pan is an intriguing story of a michievous boy who can fly and never grows old, has hot companions […]

November 26, 2010 ×

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Liyana Fizi: The Interview

Liyana Fizi: The Interview

Photos by Andrew Lee of Art Dynamics If you’ve never heard of Liyana Fizi then you’ve probably also never heard of indie-folk-pop band Estrella. You’ve probably also never heard of the addictive song “Stay” either. Heck, I bet you don’t listen to radio much. Because if you have heard of Liyana Fizi, then you’ll know that she is an incredibly […]

November 25, 2010 ×

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Worst Movie of 2008 – In The Name of The King

Worst Movie of 2008 – In The Name of The King

I’m sorry to Jason Statham fans. But this has got to be and possibly the worst movie of 2008. I’ve never been a fan of The Transporter, the very movie that catapulted Jason to stardom. Not even the yummilicious Leelee Sobieski could save this unneccessary, appalling movie. Not the bad story. Nor the bad acting, casting, costumes, cinematography and script. […]

January 28, 2008 ×

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Everybody Loves Irene. I love Irene, too!

Everybody Loves Irene. I love Irene, too!

It’s been quite a while since I’ve watched a proper concert (no, the resident band at the Thai Bar is not counted!). I think it must years actually. Hmm..Let me think now…. Zainal Abidin, Pearl Jam, Bon Jovi, Jewel… bought tickets for Incubus, but didn’t go… erm… a good 8 years perhaps? Geez, that’s almost a decade!

February 23, 2007 ×

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The Girl From Ipoh – Looked like tasty hor fun, but not quite…

“Doncha wish your hor fun was smooth like me, Doncha wish your ngar choy was fresh like me, Doncha…” Sang the all-girl LiT performers, half of what made up Low Ngai Yuen’s The Girl From Ipoh musical drama, which was performed from the 9th – 13th November 2005. I happened to catch the performance on the final night with my […]

November 15, 2005 ×

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Electronic City by Falk Richter

Electronic City by Falk Richter

Fucking shit. Shit. Shit. Shit. Where am I? Who am I? What’s the number combination? Was it 22-44-15-17? I don’t remember. I don’t know.

October 31, 2005 ×

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Encore – A Musical To Call Our Own!

Polished. Engaging. Beautiful. If there were three words to describe the Malaysian musical – Encore, the aforementioned would be apt. Produced by Lew Chee Seong, directed by Chee Sek Thim and presented by the Five Arts Centre, Encore is an eclectic ensemble of musicals, of origins we can only claim as truly Malaysian. Held at the beautiful Kuala Lumpur Performing […]

October 15, 2005 ×

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STOMPed and Lovin’ It!

Image sourced from Stomponline Mom, what’s ‘STOMP’? If it makes you think of screaming, running kids making lots of incoherent noise, you are half right. Well, not quite. It is far from incoherent, and far from being just ‘noise’. So what exactly is STOMP? I’d call it a buffet of music, rhythm and dance, theatre and performance arts. A well-choreographed […]

September 19, 2005 ×

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Sepet : The Malaysian Movie

Sepet : The Malaysian Movie

“Sepet” is a very misleading title for a movie. Why? Because people think it’s a Malay movie and avoid it at all costs. Movies like “Gerak Khas: The Movie” does not help, not one bit. This was apparent when I had to explain to my colleagues that it is a Malaysian movie using everyday languages like English, Malay and Chinese. […]

March 12, 2005 ×