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    Mr book smart

    Life, Published on 15/09/2014

    » It is hard to imagine but Pawawit Klinpratoom, the author of eight best-selling books on becoming rich, didn't start off particularly successful. His first venture, a restaurant business in Australia, failed miserably. 

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    Her soul is immortal

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 21/08/2018

    » Singer, composer, social activist and "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin died last week. She was 76 years old. I was spinning vinyl last week at a DJ night when the news filtered through. I didn't have any of her music with me but nonetheless let everyone know that one of the greats had gone; cue to clubbers quickly searching on their smart phones for news on the First Lady of Soul.

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    New singers, oldest band

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 28/03/2019

    » The Suntaraporn Foundation has been staging musicals for seven years, and I finally made the time to go see one this past Sunday. Theatre critics in Bangkok are very aware of their annual productions, but we have largely ignored it. Perhaps it has to do with our limited definition of "contemporary theatre", and our tendency to turn our noses up at anything that feels traditional and conservative.

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    The plague is coming

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 01/02/2019

    » Hunger drives the story of Kingdom, in which people fight zombies with swords and make their escape on a cartwheel chase during the 16th-century Joseon Dynasty.

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    Hail, Hollywood!

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/03/2016

    » Funny but not that funny, smart and striving to be awfully smart, Hail, Caesar! belongs to the middleweight rank of the Coen brothers' catalogue. It's a movie about movie love, and about the woes of making movies, or at least studio movies, the constant pain of working in that carnivorous system in which its members nibble on one another, and in which the faceless bosses are taking the biggest bite. You can tell from the poster that this is a tribute to the old Hollywood of 1950s, but since this is a Coens' movie, it sprawls into satire, slapstick, musical numbers, and religious mockery, with a darker undercurrent of the post-war ideological theatre played out in the Californian backlot.

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    Rage against Wall Street

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 27/05/2016

    » Jodie Foster's Money Monster touches on two topical subjects. First, Wall Street's greed and how its casino logic can destroy lives; second, the obscene realism of live broadcast and how the producers and audience are both complicit in turning private lives into public spectacle. Big social issues, both of them, and with George Clooney and Julia Roberts in the lead and Foster directing, we expected a smart blast.

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    Now You See Me 2 well worth a look

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 10/06/2016

    » The original Now You See Me, directed by Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk, Clash Of The Titans) and released in 2013, was a pleasant surprise. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffolo and Morgan Freeman, the "Four Horsemen" of Las Vegas magicians from the original film became one of Lionsgate Entertainment's most successful features, delighting audiences with a smart, confidently-executed mixture of fantasy and heist movie.

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    Samuel L. Jackson's secret to being cool: Don't think about it

    B Magazine, Published on 20/01/2019

    » If you could have any superpower you wanted, what …

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    Ahead of her time

    Life, Published on 23/07/2015

    » Among the Thai classical literature that has been adapted for TV, one of the most popular is W.N. Pramuanmak's Prissana. A dramatic story set in the reign of King Rama VIII and Rama IX, the story centres on a pretty, perky and smart young lady who was raised in the US and returns to Bangkok with a Western attitude. She becomes a strong-willed woman at a time when women are supposed to be quiet. Prissana's love story with an aristocratic man, set amid the hi-society milieu, has sent audiences swooning over the past 30 years.

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    Total lack of thought

    Life, Published on 06/08/2018

    » Kids under the age of 18 are being persecuted by adults for their special powers in The Darkest Minds, an adaptation of book one of Alexandra Bracken's young adult trilogy that's about five years and 15 movie dystopias too late to feel the least bit fresh or interesting.

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