On Screen: July 2020

Crank up the entertainment in Phase 2!

By Yong Shu Chiang      5 July 2020

The Old Guard

Out: 10 Jul, Netflix
Stars: Charlize Theron and Kiki Layne

Young soldier Nile (Layne), who is willing to die for her country, learns that she cannot. New to immortality, she is then drawn to a small band of centuries-old mercenaries who are equally impervious to death. As their leader, Andy (Theron), teaches Nile to embrace their mission of protecting the world from harm, a shadowy group stalks the crew, eager to steal their secrets.

The Head

Out: 12 Jun, HBO GO
Stars: Tomohisa Yamashita, John Lynch and Alexandre Willaume

A polar facility is plunged into the Antarctic winter for six months while its team of scientists conduct cutting-edge research to combat climate change. In the bleak winter months, communication links go dead. When spring arrives, the incoming new commander (Willaume) makes the grisly discovery of bodies, and one of those missing is his wife.

Ju-On: Origins

Out: 3 Jul, Netflix
Stars: Yoshiyoshi Arakawa, Yuina Kuroshima and Ririka

The classic Japanese horror franchise Ju-On, which spawned multiple scary movies, including the American remake The Grudge, goes back to its roots in the horror genre. This six-part series examines the events behind a cursed house and looks at the chain of horrific events that has beset a dysfunctional family over four decades.


SAFRA Tampines Upgrades

Fresh from an improvement, this clubhouse celebrates the new milestone with much fanfare.

Never The Twain Shall Meet?

As two disparate food cultures, Spanish tapas and Asian hotpot could not be more different. Or are they?

Master Commander

Ruminations of National Service and fatherhood.