Kranji Barrier Trials

Affleck ready to make amends in SG50

AN OSCAR WINNER: Oscar Stable’s Affleck is all go at the trials yesteday morning and looks ready to score yet another win in Sunday’s SG50 race.
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Kimbra out to reunite with local singer Charlie Lim

Kiwi singer Kimbra (below) plans to catch up with old pal, local singer Charlie Lim, on her next visit here

REUNION: Local singer-songwriter Charlie Lim will be the opening act for Kimbra.
REUNION: Local singer-songwriter Charlie Lim will be the opening act for Kimbra.

If there is one thing Kiwi singer Kimbra is looking forward to when she returns to Singapore next month for her first full-length concert, it’s the chance to enjoy a hearty spread of local fare and a reunion with an old pal.

When she was last here in 2013 to perform at the Laneway Festival, her good friend, local singer-songwriter Charlie Lim, treated her to a sampling of local dishes and took her sightseeing.

The pair had met several years ago in Melbourne, Australia — Lim was a student and Kimbra relocated there from New Zealand in 2008.

In fact, he helped to house-sit her apartment when she was on a Los Angeles tour. During that time, he had access to her home studio and ended up crafting music that made its way to his double EP Time/Space, which was released in June.

Kimbra, 25, told M in an interview: “He took me to eat seafood and hawker food. I remember we had satay, which I liked a lot, and chicken rice. I also visited some temples and went to the top of a hotel shaped like a boat (Marina Bay Sands).”

And when Kimbra hits the stage for her first full-length concert on Aug 12, Lim, 26, will be her opening act.

“I am so excited to perform with him. He is such a talented artist and a wonderful person, a really good sport.”

Read the full report in our print edition on July 29.

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My 3 Sons

But it's not a case of 'like father like son' for M. Nasir's children in Malaysian rock band Pitahati

COMING SOON: Malaysian experimental progressive rock act Pitahati, comprising (from left) Yasin, Masrin, Zahar, Hidayat and Ilham, will be in town to perform next month.


 

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Tom Cruise goes Rogue with his most death-defying stunt yet

Tom Cruise performs most death-defying stunt to date in newest Mission: Impossible and does it seemingly with ease

NO FEAR OF FLYING: The mesmerising stunt Tom Cruise (on plane above) performs kicks off Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, the newest in the movie franchise.
NO FEAR OF FLYING: The mesmerising stunt Tom Cruise (above) performs kicks off Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, the newest in the movie franchise.

The mission, should you choose to accept it, is to dangle from the side of a plane mid-flight.

Tom Cruise took it on — and passed  with flying colours.

The 53-year-old Hollywood superstar, reputed for tackling all of his stunts, pulled off his most dangerous  action scene so far for Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation.

The action thriller, opening here tomorrow, sees Cruise going into spy mode for the fifth time as Ethan Hunt, the never-say-die Impossible Missions Force (IMF) secret agent who finally meets his greatest threat — a mysterious and deadly organisation called the Syndicate.

The movie sees Cruise carry out a potentially suicidal   stunt, where he runs along the wing of a military transport aircraft, then jumps to a side door on the fuselage and hangs on for dear life as the Airbus A400M soars to 1,500m.

Though he was wearing a safety harness, Cruise had his stunt coordinators add slack to the line as he felt too safe to act.

Read the full report in our print edition on July 29.

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Stunt Hunt

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Finding that 60s VIBE

Creating an authentic set was key to local film 1965

Daniel Yun (right), 57, and Randy Ang (left), 36, the co-directors of 1965.
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