Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Synopsis: You are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. With Mamma Mia! The Movie’s original cast — including Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried & Christine Baranski—returning, new additions include Lily James, Josh Dylan, Hugh Skinner, Jeremy Irvine, Alexa Davies, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Andy Garcia & Cher. Judy Craymer & Gary Goetzman return to produce Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Craymer is also the creator and producer of the worldwide smash-hit stage musical. Ol Parker writes and directs the sequel from a story by Catherine Johnson, Richard Curtis & Parker. Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus return to provide music and lyrics and serve as EPs. Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Phyllida Lloyd, Richard Curtis and Nicky Kentish Barnes also serve as EPs. [Source: Golden Village]

Plunge into the world of ABBA with some familiar and some not so familiar songs as the musical weaves you through the past and present life of Sophie and Donna (Sophie's mum). Some of the songs will be very familiar, as they were last reboot by A*Teens some 20 years ago. Just sit back and enjoy the singing...Mamma Mia! The story is wonderfully done too!

Rate: 8/10

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Great Workout along the Bay

Well, this week is the Pokemon Event Week featuring Eevee! Since Gen 1 and Gen 2 has 5 Eevee evolution versions (Vaporeon, Flareon, Jolteon, Espeon and Umbreon), coupled with the release of shiny Eevee, that is a lot of Eevees to catch if you want them all. According to this website, if you want to ensure you have all the shiny versions, you will need to catch ~400 Eevees! No wonder they have extended this event into 2 days...

To encourage mds to go out to exercise, we picked a walk along the bay for the Sat Pokemon event. The route is fairly easy, but the merciless Sun really vaporized us dry. Singapore is really hot these few days! Well, the scenery is not that bad though.

We did not plan for it but we are treated to a nice aerial plane performance by the RSAF when we reached the vicinity of Marina Barrage! Thank God for the treat! Apparently, this is part of the RSAF50 celebrations to thank Singaporeans for their strong support through the years. You can read more at the MINDEF news release here.

We sure are not used to ourselves lots of muscle aches the next day.... >.<

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Synopsis: The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Chris McQuarrie returning to the helm. [Source: Golden Village]

As expected from Mission Impossible, you literally do things that is impossible to be done. Not bad for Tom Cruise who tried to do all the action scenes by himself, truly putting his life on the line. Great landscape, great actions, great adrenaline, what more can I say? Expectation truly met.

Rate: 7.5/10

Monday, August 06, 2018

Servamp - Alice In The Garden

Synopsis: Since Tsubaki's disappearance, Mahiru has thought he regains his peaceful life. But one day, a sudden unseasonable snow starts falling in the town. Mahiru thinks the abnormal weather may be related to vampires and calls out to Misono Alicein who also knows about vampires. With that as a start, Misono has lost contact with Mahiru. Then Misono's brother Mikuni appears in front of Mahiru who worries about Misono, and reveals the secret that has been hidden in the Alicein Family. [Source: Golden Village]

Truthfully, not too impressed with the 30 mins recap of the entire anime. What is the director thinking? People who come to watch this movie do not have any idea of the background story? Well, a 10 mins fast recap is ok, but 30 just too much. Content wise, not much progress with the main story. I can consider this is just a side story of one of the Servamp. Well, if you think you can bare watching 30 mins of the story all over again, you can try catching this movie.

Rate: 6/10