Movie Review: Warm Bodies

Mar 14th, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 6 min read

Verdict: Three out of five stars. Nicholas Hoult carries the movie with a moving and often hilarious performance in this sweet, subversive zombie tale. Hoult also shares a tender chemistry with Teresa Palmer, while John Malkovich brings gravitas to proceedings. A pity then, about the sizable plot holes and the in-your-face metaphors. Still, more than worth the entrance fee.

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Comic Con 2013 Hotels: An Alternative To Consider

Mar 12th, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture, On Travel incoherentboy 6 min read

As of 10am Pacific Time, the second Comic Con International hotel lottery has closed, and choices for Comic Con 2013 hotels have gotten that much fewer. So allow me to tell you about the place I’m staying this year, one you may also want to consider. It’s the same place I stayed during last year’s San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC) : the quaint, lovely Keating House Bed and Breakfast on Banker’s Hill.

Warm Bodies

Warm Bodies On A Hot Day

Mar 9th, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 1 min read

In which @incoherentboy follows @SGZombieWalk and 10 volunteer zombies as they shamble around Bugis and Orchard promoting the Warm Bodies movie, and asks everyone to tweet about it. On a hot, hot day.

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SDCC Accommodation: There Is Still Hope

Mar 2nd, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture, On Travel incoherentboy 9 min read

So you’ve gone for the San Diego Comic Convention hotel lottery, and didn’t luck out at all. A hotel within walking distance of the convention centre is out of the question, and would probably cost you an Infinity Gem anyway, or maybe a pair of Nega Bands. To think the fight for SDCC badges was already bad enough. So what do you do for SDCC accommodation now?

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Malacca Food: Restoran Peranakan

Feb 26th, 2013 Featured, On Travel incoherentboy 5 min read

I just spent the weekend in Malacca – former Portugese, Dutch and British colony, host to a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the historic city centre of Jonker Street and repository of some of the most unique and colourful culture in the Straits of Malacca. So of course, I spent my two days there stuffing my face.

Movie Review: Lincoln

Feb 20th, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 7 min read

Verdict: Three out of five stars. A long, long movie that requires at least a basic historical knowledge of slavery and the American Civil War, a sharp ear to follow some lengthy monologues and a lot of patience. But your perseverance will be rewarded as Daniel Day-Lewis turns in a quite astonishing performance as Abraham Lincoln.

Review: Hitchcock

Feb 12th, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 6 min read

Verdict: Four stars out of five. Movie buffs will love this movie about a movie, and possibly the most influential director of them all. But it is not simply the story of one man’s battle with the studios and the censors to get his film made. Instead, it is about the key relationship behind it all: Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville.