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S’pore-made movie Unlucky Plaza to inflict critical thinking on S’poreans using unchaste woman, pastor & Pinoy

S’pore-made movie Unlucky Plaza to inflict critical thinking on S’poreans using unchaste woman, pastor & Pinoy

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Singaporeans agree this is exactly the type of movie they will pay to watch.


Singaporeans from all walks of life said the Singapore movie Unlucky Plaza by director Ken Kwek will be a hit because it features all the elements of a box-office shattering movie: An unchaste woman, her pastor and a Pinoy, elements that make cinema great because people will get tired of big explosions, fist fights, and generally, big-budget high-production value fare and opt for something indie.

One local, Kua Hee Seow, said: “Yeah, I’m sure Singaporeans will want to pay to watch something like Unlucky Plaza, an intelligent movie that is totally meta featuring a movie within a movie, which asks its audience to challenge what they see and believe in about the Internet and immigration issues in Singapore.”

“I’m sure Fast & Furious and The Avengers have nothing on this.”

Another local, Jin Kuai Lan, said: “Yes, Singaporeans would totally pay money to watch a social commentary dressed up as a movie that lacks CGI and big explosions. This is totally Saturday evening fare for couples wanting mindless entertainment.”

“It is as if Singaporeans aren’t exposed enough to all these talk about foreigners and locals having tensions and the next place they want to get a load of this is in the cinema.”

“Nice going, Ken.”

Unlucky Plaza opened in cinemas on April 16, 2015.


Another movie that Singaporeans totally wanted to watch:

17 stills that make you support “Sex.Violence. FamilyValues” movie

Sex.Violence. FamilyValues gets scathing reviews from some cinema-goers

New ratings for movies issued

New ratings for movies issued

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The Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts has drawn up a list of new ratings for movies that do not fall into the existing categories between G and R21. This is to keep the ratings system in line with the changing values of society.

“People have become increasingly intolerant of offensive racial, sexual, and beastial remarks. So being a super efficient government, we felt the film ratings should respect the collective hate mob by cutting these racist bigots from mainstream society,” said a MICA spokesperson.

The first victim to this new scheme is local filmmaker and former Straits Times reporter Ken Kwek, whose arthouse porno, Sex.Violence.FamilyValues, was given the “Not Allowed for all Ratings” rating. The film was previously given an M18 film classification and was due to be screened in a few days time. Now, it will only be torrented among hipsters and Sylvia Ratonel fans.

According to an MDA statement: “An overwhelming majority of the panel members have expressed that the film should not be allowed for public exhibition in view of its overt racial references, which are remaining and offensive to Indians.”

It is not known if self-proclaimed saviour of all indignant minorities Lionel De Souza was involved in the panel, or if there were Malays protesting about the lack of representation in the film, which features an Indian porn star and an Ah Beng film director.

New Nation spotted some Indians protesting about the new rating

but according to the MDA panel, which are made up of members of the public representing the spectrum of Singaporeans, these Indians who can take a joke are an insignificant bunch.

Meanwhile, MICA has released three other ratings to differentiate films further.

Selectively Messy:

Such films showcase the best of Singapore’s creative industry and has a strong focus on street art. Though this category has not been used yet, it is believed that Jack Neo’s next film about graffiti artists painting the portraits of their MPs at the void deck will be handed with this rating.

Run DMC (Danger to brain cells):

Such films, such as Greedy Ghost, The Ghost Must be Crazy and 2359 exist for the sole purpose of keeping NSmen brainless, and nostalgic about the times in the jungle when thinking was unnecessary. Such films are essential to keeping the backbone of the country — staffed with mindless drones — obedient and functional.

Government endorsed: 

Manly Mediacorp star Tay Ping Hui recently released a 13-min short film as part of MediaCorp’s TesTube project, an initiative to yank the national broadcaster out from their time warp, where they’ve been stuck since the 1980s. Such films enjoy the use of national television for distribution, and more promotion from Mediacorp’s print, online and radio platforms.