We’ve been waiting for the trailer for Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim since rumors first surfaced that the stellar Mexican director was working on a giant robot sci-fi film. That long wait comes to an end this morning. In the film Earth is attacked by the famed Godzilla-like kaiju or “giant monsters” that have snuck […]


10 Dec
Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman & Olga Kurylenko sci-fi thriller

The first trailer for Tom Cruise’s next sci-fi blockbuster, Oblivion, leaves a lot for the imagination. Based on the graphic novel by Joseph Kosinski, who also directs, Cruise plays a court martialed veteran that must return on a mission to a mostly uninhabited post-apocalyptic Earth. Oblivion opens on April 19, 2013 and also stars Morgan […]


2 Aug
LIAS checks into the most expensive hotel in the world

In 1993 William Gibson wrote an infamous critique on Singapore in Wired, entitled “Disneyland With the Death Penalty“. 18 years later, chewing gum is still banned, and his portrayal of a sanitized, technocratic, insipidly consumerist culture still has some truth to it. So what would he make of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel? Whether arriving […]


23 Mar
Giorgos Lanthimos takes it to the bizarre familial limit

Dogtooth is like a backhand slap to the face after a night of heavy drinking: it sobers you up instantly. Greek Writer and Director Giorgos Lanthimos isn’t new to the festival circuit but certainly to the Academy Awards. The reason Dogtooth was nominated for best foreign film this year is due to the fact there […]

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