Tag Archives: Malaysian Cinema

Malaysia Boleh

“Ola Bola” is based on the incredible true story of how Malaysia’s football team qualified for the 1980 Olympics. But how does it work as a film in its own right?…

Facing Goliath

Local animated film “War Of The Worlds: Goliath” faced an uphill battle just getting made. How does it measure up against the giants of world Cinema?

Malaysian Director James Lee Talks About Local Film Industry & Doing Sci-Fi

In Malaysia, the term “independent” film usually is just code for really slow, overwrought and boring. I did not think much of James Lee’s “My Beautiful Washing Machine”. I admired the intent more than the actual effort. Still, to be supportive of our local film industry, at least Lee has been striving to tell thoughtful,Continue Reading

War Of The Worlds: Goliath Trailer

This Malaysian-made animated sci-fi blockbuster tells of what happens when the Martian invaders return, and Earth is now ready for battle — with Martian-based technology…

Tanda Putera Trailer

This controversial Malaysian film is a re-telling of the infamous 1969 race riots, and the historical figures involved…

“Milestones” In Malaysian Cinema

New contributor How reviews 2 Malaysian movies, “Petaling Street Warriors” and “Nasi Lemak 2.0”. Both star Namewee, but one’s a hit, the other’s a dud…

Prison Break Star Filming Viking Movie In Malaysia

KRU Studios is on a mission to produce more blockbusters locally. They had mixed results with this year’s “Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa” (read Electroshadow’s official verdict here). And now, they want to succeed where even Hollywood has failed on so many counts. To make a successful movie about Vikings. Say what you will about the HalimContinue Reading