Review: 12 Years a Slave

February 24th, 2014

In the lead up to the Oscars, Uma and Joe spend some time dissecting some of their favourite best picture nominees. Check out their musings on Steve McQueen’s award winning juggernaut, the little movie that could, and this year’s potential frontrunner: 12 Years a Slave.


Waiting For Lego

February 22nd, 2014

Waiting for Lego by Umapagan Ampikaipakan   All of us, regardless of when or where we were born, are intimately familiar with the sharp and searing pain that only a 2×4 Lego brick can bring. When embedded in the soft soles of our feet, those kaleidoscopic building blocks inspire little more than an outburst of some very colourful language. My childhood home was a health […]

Shia LaBeouf

James Franco on Shia LaBeouf

February 21st, 2014

Shia LaBeouf’s has been behaving badly of late; from plagiarising to plagiarising his apology for plagiarising, from wearing a brown paper bag over his head at his own movie premier to wearing a brown paper bag over his head as a kind of art installation. His erratic conduct has been fodder for an incredible amount of speculation. With many wondering if he’s on the verge […]

Olly Mosst Oscars

February Quiz Night!

February 20th, 2014

  It’s a wonderful night for an Oscar quiz folks. Our next quiz night will be taking place at The Bee Publika on Wednesday the 26th of February at 9PM. So brush up on your Oscar knowledge – past and present – and be there. (We’ll be announcing the prizes shortly. You movie buffs are going to love them.)

Trailer Watch: Guardians of the Galaxy

February 19th, 2014

Holy mother of God! I feel bad for Bryan Singer.  

Tease Me Marvel. Tease Me Good.

Marvel’s Instavideo length teaser for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy has us salivating on the sidelines. Is Chris Pratt the new Malcolm Reynolds? Is that Vin Diesel playing a sentient tree? Where the heck is Rocket Raccoon? How much can you glean from 15 seconds? The full trailer for the movie will premiere on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” later today.

Jodorowsky’s Dune: The Greatest Movie Never Made

February 18th, 2014

Mick Jagger! Salvadore Dali! Orson Welles! David Carradine! H.R. Geiger! Dan O’Bannon! Those are just some of the names associated with what has become known as the greatest movie never made. In the mid-70s, genius-madman-filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky set out to craft a stupidly complex and stunningly beautiful adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune. Alas, it was not to be. Hollywood studios declined to finance the film as […]

Writing About Film

This week, another U+J exclusive as Joe travels to the U.S. of A and speaks to Los Angeles Times writer Rebecca Keegan about the life and times of a film reporter.

Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

February 12th, 2014

It’s the movie we Malaysians just can’t stop talking about. It doesn’t matter that most of us haven’t seen it. Uma and Joe, however, have seen it. They’ve travelled far. They’ve travelled wide. All so they could bring you this review of Riza Aziz’s Martin Scrosese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. Check it out.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

R.I.P: Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 3rd, 2014

Tragic, tragic news this morning. The Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment. According to the New York Times, David Bar Katz, a friend of Hoffman’s, found the actor at his apartment in Greenwich Village at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday; he’d gone to check on his friend after he was unable to reach Hoffman. Law enforcement investigators […]

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