Yue Jie

Yue Jie is a film and culture enthusiast who is deeply interested in all things entertainment. Besides English and Chinese, he also speaks German and French.
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“Ruin Me” is A Slasher Film That Is Mediocre at Best

At first glance, Ruin Me looks set to be a decent horror flick with the interesting premise of a girl being brought into a camping trip that doubles as a haunted house, and has to make it out alive when things go awry. And of course, what could go wrong eventually went wrong. This is the debut feature film for director Preston DeFrancis and honestly, it isn’t perfect. But that’s fine, and there are certainly positive points about the film. For now, however, let’s not sugarcoat things. The film stars Marcienne Dywer in the leading role as Alex, a non-horror…
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The Podium Lounge Singapore Closes 10-Year Anniversary Party With A Bang

Over the Formula One race weekend from 14 to 16 September 2018, The Podium Lounge Singapore celebrated its 10th anniversary at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. The Podium Lounge is essentially the most glamorous celebration of Singapore’s iconic night race and is situated conveniently within the premises of the tracks, and directly across the F1 Paddock. The party hosts F1 drivers, teams, celebrities, supermodels and Asia’s jet-setting party elite each year. In its tenth year, the sold-out Podium Lounge was more jam-packed than ever as the ultra lounge accommodated thousands of guests every night. On Race Night (16 September), and the…
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Concert Review: Kehlani Served Us Sweet, Sexy, and Savage All At Once

Kehlani made her highly-anticipated Singapore debut last Wednesday on 23 May for the very first time. Organised by LAMC Productions, the concert was held at [email protected], which is an indoor venue that was air-conditioned and made for a perfect stomping ground to contain the excitement exuded from every single attendee. The crowd consisted mostly of millennials and young adults, who seemed to be mostly between 15 to 25 years of age, with some of them who are just slightly older than that. As was heard through the grapevine (that was the crowd), some had stood in line since 10 in…
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Grammy-Nominated R&B Songstress Kehlani To Perform In Singapore For The First Time

At a tender age of 22 years old, Kehlani has already scored two GRAMMY nominations: one for her R&B hit single “Distraction” for ‘Best R&B Performance’ in 2017, and another for her second mixtape “You Should Be Here” for ‘Best Urban Contemporary Album’ in 2015. The queer R&B singer is also an LGBT icon ever since she opened up about her sexual orientation, and is well-loved for her strong advocacy for this community. After numerous false media reports on her sexual orientation, Kehlani has clarified that she is “not bi, not straight” and that “love lies in every gender there…
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“Spectre” Is Technically Satisfying… But That’s It

Perhaps the most surprising fact to come out of this latest Bond film was that its theme song “Writing’s On The Wall” is written and sung by English singer-songwriter Sam Smith. What’s even more impressive is that the song was written in under half an hour and the demo recorded thereafter is the actual music used in the film itself. The 24th Bond film to feature the suave Agent 007, Spectre sees Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes return to direct his second Bond film after 2012’s Skyfall and English actor Daniel Craig reprise the famed role for his fourth time. With a budget that hovers between USD$245 – 300 million, Spectre is…
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