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    When the fun stops

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 18/02/2016

    » Who is to blame when a child becomes addicted to video games? Some blame the child for a lack of discipline, while others blame the government for not regulating and controlling the influx of these games. Another knee-jerk response from most adults is to place the blame on the addictive violence displayed in games, the infamous Grand Theft Auto being an oft-referenced example.

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    Learning from history

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 28/08/2017

    » I recently watched Netflix's Death Note adaptation, officially released last Friday on the streaming site. Based on a famous Japanese manga series, the film revolves around a young man's twisted crusade for justice after having received a special notebook -- the titular death note -- that has the power to kill anyone whose name has been written in it, provided the writer knows their face. Fed up with the many injustices in the world, the young man -- named Light -- uses the note to kill bullies, criminals and even corrupt officials from around the world under the alter-ego Kira, earning a cult-like following from those who agree with his extreme brand of justice.

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    What’s trending and happening this week

    Muse, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 11/11/2017

    » 1. Jam Ciné Club is back for November under the theme "Dystopia", with a focus on sci-fi films from the 60s and 70s with disturbing relevance today. This Wednesday, the film to be screened is Logan's Run (1976). Set in the year 2274, the film focuses on an idyllic sci-fi future where everyone is made to believe that life ends at the age of 30. As is true of all sci-fi dystopias, however, things aren't always as they seem, causing various members of society to flee from the utopia upon turning 30. Logan, a law enforcement officer, goes undercover to expose the hideout of these "runners", only to find himself a champion of their cause. Screenings start at 8pm, and is free for anyone interested.

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    A war worth watching

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 14/07/2017

    » Despite being critical and commercial successes upon their release, the Planet Of The Apes reboot franchise -- beginning with 2011's Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and followed by 2014's Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes -- never really registered on my radar. I did watch the 2011 film when it was first released, though I didn't find it particularly memorable. I completely forgot about the second, and only realised 15 minutes into War For The Planet Of The Apes that it was in fact the third and closing feature in the series.

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    Caught between realms

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 02/02/2017

    » Halfworlds is an original production of HBO Asia, a fantasy series that takes place in an alternate reality, where the demons of local myths live their immortal lives beside humans in secret. In the new season, which viewers can watch for free online, HBO for the first time has used a Thai director and cast in a production that relies on Thai mythology and vibes.

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    Plastic fantastic

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 10/02/2017

    » Sporting a brilliant and relentlessly funny script, while somehow still maintaining and paying due reverence to Batman's identity and legacy, The Lego Batman Movie (LBM) is the best big-screen outing for the Dark Knight since, well, Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight (2008), being in equal parts a self-aware parody, worthy homage and poignant deconstruction of everyone's favourite gravelly-voiced crime fighter.

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    Out Of The Shadows is a no-brainer

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 03/06/2016

    » As I watched the press-screening for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows, I couldn't help but think again and again how much I would've enjoyed this movie if I was 13. Ninjas? Sleek, CGI-characters? Megan Fox? If I was 13, this could've been one of my favourite films of the year. If.

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    Learning the rules of the game

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 30/09/2015

    » Trent Kusters was playing Red Dead Redemption when he came upon a moment that he will never forget. In the 2010 adventure game (released for the PS3 and Xbox360), a group of abominable snowmen have been abducting and eating children, much to the horror of the locals. So when he came across one in the vast wild-west setting of the game, Kusters knew exactly what to do.

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    Down with comics

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 21/08/2015

    » From the 1970s onwards, a huge number of Thai children have grown up reading Japanese comic books that formed a big part of their pop-cultural upbringing. Thai publisher Vibulkij led the charge by becoming the first to actually acquire licenses to publish comic books in Thailand in 1992. Adopting the Japanese model of releasing weekly magazines containing single chapters from various series, Vibulkij launched Friday, Thailand's first weekly manga magazine. These magazines gave readers the advantage of reading ahead of the collected volumes, of which only several were released each year for each series.

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    Prioritising human rights

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 27/11/2017

    » What exactly is a human right? The most obvious way to answer that question may be to point toward the 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Signed in 1948 and ratified by 48 out of 58 member countries of the UN at the time, the declaration affirms several rights an individual must be afforded as a human being, such as the right to life, opinions and expression, or the right to not be subjected to arbitrary imprisonment or torture.

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