Arts & Entertainment

Your complete guide to Penang's art exhibitions, theatre plays, musicals, comedy, movie reviews and film trailers

Art

Penang's best art galleries

Your art appreciation begins now

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Things to do

50 things to do in Penang: Arts and culture

Here's how you can channel your inner culture vulture

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Art

Street art by Ernest Zacharevic

A look at Penang's most photogenic graffiti art

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Shopping

Independent bookshops in Penang

Where you can score some inspirational reads

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Art

Street art in Penang

A guide to George Town's glorious street art

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Latest film reviews and releases

Film

Terminator Genisys

A ‘blockbuster reset’ after 2009’s humourless ‘Terminator Salvation’

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Film

While We’re Young

Maturity is a slippery staircase in the comedies of American indie filmmaker Noah Baumbach. 

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Film

Minions

From sidekicks to centre-stage superstars, the Minions have busted out of the ‘Despicable Me’ franchise and gone rogue in this berserk slice of semi-silent slapstick silliness. Little, yellow, peachy-keen, and essentially useless, the Minions are part of an animated tradition stretching back to the brooms in ‘Fantasia’, the Doozers in ‘Fraggle Rock’ and the aliens in ‘Toy Story’. But can they carry an entire film? The answer – surprisingly, pleasingly and resoundingly – is yes. Cut loose from the family-values slushiness of their parent franchise, the Minions are free to indulge their basest, weirdest, most randomly hilarious instincts. The plot is simple and largely irrelevant. Set before ‘Despicable Me’ in the heady summer of 1968, the film follows three Minions – bossy Kevin, reluctant Stuart and toddler-on-a-sugar-jag Bob – as they search for a new evil master to serve. They fix upon Scarlett Overkill (voiced by Sandra Bullock), a female super-villain making waves in the global community of evil. The film’s weakest aspect is, perhaps predictably, its human side: Scarlett is little more than a Cruella de Vil clone – though her feckless husband Herb (Jon Hamm) is louchely wonderful. And the geeky idea of a villainous subculture with its own icons and fan conventions feels a bit trite. But the action sequences are wild, the jokes relentlessly dumb-but-smart, and the sheer sense of anything-goes daftness – which reaches a pinnacle when Bob draws the sword from the stone and i

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Film

Ted 2

The bear is back, and this time around Seth MacFarlane's crude, crass creation is attempting to have a baby with his girlfriend using donated sperm. 

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Film

Poltergeist

The omens were good for this remake of Tobe Hooper’s beloved PG-13 suburban shocker

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Film

Jurassic World

Two decades on from the original ‘Jurassic Park’, we’re heading back to the island of Isla Nublar

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