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The Horror of Hollywood Remakes

The Horror of Hollywood Remakes

Fear may be universal, but horror has an abysmal reputation for getting lost in translation. When movie-goers think of cross-border remakes within the horror genre, the prevalent image is that of Hollywood butchering yet another Japanese classic for a quick buck. Though Asian filmmakers have not yet remade an American horror as far as I know,...

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[Review] Dick Lee’s Colourful Hotpants Revival is Unafraid to Play in the Dark

In reviving his 1997 stage musical HOTPANTS, director Dick Lee celebrates his forty years in showbiz with an ode to the seventies. Referencing his debut foray into entainment, Dick Lee sets HOTPANTS against the backdrop of a school Talentime competition, unravelling three sets of mother-daughter relationships as the girls decide to enter the competition together....