6 films to look forward to in 2015

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Time flies past so quickly sometimes. One moment you're at a New Year party and the next, a Christmas party. With 2015 being just less than two months away, most of us are already planning ahead for the new year. As your unofficial (and unsolicited) entertainment advisers, we are happy to help you plan your music-listening, movie-watching and TV-binging for 2015.

2014 wasn't too kind to the film industry but we did enjoy some mega hits like Guardians of the GalaxyGone Girl and The Fault in Our Stars. 2015 promises to be a bigger year for the average movie addict—a label we proudly metaphorically wear on our metaphorical sleeves—and we'd like to share with you six upcoming films we're anticipating the most. If you like them, we can all fan-girl/fan-boy over these films on Twitt...

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Review: 'I Forget Where We Were' by Ben Howard

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British singer-songwriter Ben Howard is definitely a gem in the undiscovered genre of indie folk. Since kicking off his music career in 2008 with the release of his first EP Games in the Dark, Howard has come a long way. With two BRIT Awards for British Breakthrough Act and British Solo Male Artist in 2013 under his belt and having won over the hearts of crowds in music festivals like the Glasgonbury Festival 2013 and the 2012 T in the Park in Scotland, Ben Howard is truly a class act to keep on your radars.

The UK chart-topping full-length release I Forget Where We Were features ten golden tracks that we think fans of The Neighbourhood or George Ezra would enjoy...

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UNEARTHED: 'Runaway' by James Poole

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UNEARTHED features hidden gems in music for all music lovers to discover great new music and for emerging artists to gain online exposure.

Song: "Runaway"  by James Poole

Genre: Soft pop

Description: Incorporating classical music into his pop ballads, you might not be able to pin-point James Poole's genre of music right away. However, his hauntingly clear voice would seem to be a right fit in any television drama series. First discovering his talents at the young age of 7, James has come a long way. "Runaway" is the third of his self-written music that has been released on James' YouTube channel. Having started uploading covers of popular classics and favourites since four years ago, James has build up a following of fans who call themselves the Poole Party.

For fans of: Elton John,...

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Review: Daughtry's acoustic showcase at ION Orchard

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Four time Grammy-nominated rock band Daughtry recently stopped by Singapore to celebrate the fifth anniversary of one of the country's most iconic malls: ION Orchard. Daughtry members Chris Daughtry, Brian Craddock and Elvio Fernandes performed an acoustic showcase at this year's ION Fashion Concert outside the magnificent ION Orchard mall on Oct 17.

The night started off with "Baptized", the opening song in Daughtry's latest album of the same name. Lead singer Chris Daughtry, who placed fourth on season five of televised singing competition American Idol in 2006, was in high spirits as he sang to the crowd which grew larger with every passing second...

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Review: 'Comeback' EP by Ella Eyre

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You may have heard of British singer-songwriter Ella Eyre from her collaboration with English drum and bass quartet Rudimental on the hit tune "Waiting All Night". The 20 year old voluminous-haired beauty has also featured in songs with other well-known artists like Wiz Khalifa, Tinie Tempah, Naughty Boy and Bastille. If, like me, you can't get enough of Ella's sultry vocals, you're in luck—her EP Comeback is here to further fuel your love for her music.

The album's lead single, "Comeback", is undoubtedly a dominating, sexy dance tune that will keep you on your feet all night. If you are a fan of artists like Rudimental and Nico & Vinz, you will definitely enjoy Ella Eyre's latest music...

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Review: 'Dream Your Life Away' by Vance Joy

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Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy first gained international recognition when he released his hit single "Riptide", which rapidly tore up charts all over the globe. With the release of his debut album Dream Your Life Away, Vance Joy is capturing more hearts with more of his signature indie folk tunes.

I find it quite spectacular that Vance Joy could have captured the hearts of people all over the world with just one single "Riptide" which has already more than 22 million views on YouTube to date. With his infectious ukulele chords and lyrical ballads, the curly haired brunette charmed music lovers from his native country to the United States to Europe and it's not surprising why: Vance Joy is guaranteed to give you countless eargasms.

Dream Your Life Away was released worldwide...

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Review: 'All The Way' by Yannick Bovy

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If you are an old romantic at heart and have a passionate liking for jazz or Michael Bublé, Yannick Bovy is definitely an artist you'll want to watch. Born and raised in Belgium, it comes as a surprise that Yannick Bovy is so underrated. At barely 27 years of age, Yannick has already charmed music lovers all over the world with his smooth, deep vocals. His clean-cut good looks, comb-back hair and sharp attires are just an added bonus!

Yannick's sophomore album, All the Way, was released on in early September and it's the only thing I've been listening to since. The opening song on the album, "You and the Night and the Music", will take you back into Gatsby-period and have you wishing Yannick Bovy wrote this song for you...

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UNEARTHED: 'Carousels' by The Well Reds

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UNEARTHED features hidden gems in music for all music lovers to discover great new music and for emerging artists to gain online exposure.

Song: "Carousels" by The Well Reds

Genre: Alternative pop-rock

Description: With a blend of indelible hooks, soaring vocals, and accessible songwriting, The Well Reds have crafted a sophisticated alternative pop-rock sound that resonates in listeners’ ears long after the first play. Made up of Jeremy Ezell, Torin Degnats and brothers Sean and Rex Crawford, the Atlanta-based quartet has become known for their infectious melodies and polished live performances. Having shared the stage with reputable acts like Daughtry and Hot Chelle Rae, The Well Reds are now preparing for the release of their highly-anticipated album Volume, which will be releas...

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Review: Trick's 'Sunshine' launch showcase

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The evening of September 27, 2014 marked a milestone for Singaporean duo Trick, when they performed a very intimate and private showcase at the Hood Bar and Cafe to launch their new single "Sunshine". Presented by AMPed and Sony Music Singapore, Marc Lian and Richard Jansen—the two musical virtuosos behind Trick—showed the crowd exactly why they're one of the prominent musicians in the country.

Captivating fans not only with Korean-pop music covers but also with performances of their popular singles like "BPM", "The Life" and "Up All Night", Trick oozed confidence and charisma as they dominated the stage with Tricksters (their fans) singing along to every song.

After the upbeat showcase, 987FM DJ Gerald Koh hosted a question-and-answer session with Trick, where Mark and Richard s...

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Interview: The Filharmonic from 'Pitch Perfect 2'

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A capella is no longer a lost art. Having re-emerged into mainstream popularity in recent years, the demand for a capella is rapidly growing.

The Filharmonic has been making waves across the United States in the past year after taking part in NBC's a capella competition The Sing-Off last season. Since then, their career has been steadily on the rise—from performing the national anthem at a Dodgers game to appearing in highly-anticipated upcoming feature film Pitch Perfect 2.

Comprising of VJ Rosales, Joe Caigoy, Niko Del Rey, Trace Gaynor, Jules Cruz, Barry Fortgang—all of whom are of Filipino heritage—The Filharmonic is a six-piece a capella group whose melodic vocal style exemplifies an urban-esque hip hop sound with 90's nostalgia...

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