Saturday, November 29, 2008

Look For A Star Next February

Looking for a star? Join Andy Lau and Shu Qi in this Andrew Lau's directed romance drama opening next february... More details right here

Friday, November 28, 2008

Missing You...Meet the Fans session

InnoForm Media proudly presents the latest tele-movie Missing You DVD/VCD this festive season. Immerse in a heartwarming story starring MediaCorp Radio Y.E.S 933 DJ Lin Pei Fen, MediaCorp artistes Dasmond Koh and Joshua Ang and veteran actress/host Hsu Chiung Fang. Meet the cast at Jurong Point, Level 1 Stage on 13th December 2008 (Sat), 5.00pm for a fun-filled afternoon with games, prizes and much more!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

BRUCE LEE ACTION BONANZA (11 - 14 DECEMBER)

Celebrating Asian Martial Arts, The Picturehouse presents the BRUCE LEE ACTION BONANZA from the 11 - 14 December at The Cathay. The showcase kicks off with the screening of box office successes FIST OF FURY (1971) and THE WAY OF THE DRAGON (1972), which features the legendary fight scene between Lee and American action idol Chuck Norris. The other two movies are ENTER THE DRAGON (1973) as well as the actor's final film of his career GAME OF DEATH (1978). Each movie will have one exclusive screening at The Cathay Cineplex. Advance booking starts today and each ticket is priced at $15 which includes a goodie bag worth over $50 in gifts from Fitness First, Loreal and NewMoon. Ticketing details are available at http://www.thepicturehouse.com.sg/

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

How Cape No. 7 Changed Their Lives

The cast from "Cape No. 7" opens up to moviexclusive.com on how the best-selling movie changed their lives.
Van Fan Interview
Shino Lin Interview
Chie Tanaka Interview

So Pretty

Meet Tanaka Chie for the uninitiated, nominated in the Golden Horse for her performance in the best-selling Taiwanese film of all time, "Cape No. 7". Watch out for our interview with the cast.. coming real soon.

Monday, November 24, 2008

"TERMINATOR SALVATION" Motion Poster Coming

The first global online launch for the"Terminator Salvation" motion poster is scheduled to go live internationally on Tuesday, November 25th at 9 a.m. Pacific Time. The motion poster will be available to be viewed on the international website URL: http://TerminatorSalvation-Movie.net Terminator Salvation opens in Singapore on May 28th, 2009. Trailer launch follows in the week of Dec 8th, stay tuned.

JOURNEY THE CENTER OF THE EARTH in 3D

Following the success of the inaugural 3DX: 3D Film & Entertainment Technology Festival last week, Warner Bros. Singapore is proud to bring you the 3D version of JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH from 18 December 2008 at Eng Wah Suntec, Golden Village VivoCity, Shaw Lido and The Cathay. Look out for showtimes and ticket prices via the various cinema websites.

Twilight Sharpen Its Teeth

The vampire romance "Twilight" drained the U.S. box office in its opening weekend, taking in $70.6 million. The production of "New Moon," based on the second book by Stephenie Meyer's has been greenlit. "Twilight" opens here 18 December 2008. Girls, get ready to bare your neck!

We Are Right Here on BATTLE OF WITS UK DVD

movieXclusive is being credited on the DVD cover of the UK release of "Battle of Wits". You can see the artwork here. As Hancock would say: "Good Job!"

Sunday, November 23, 2008

DVD...DVD...DVD...DVD...DVD...

It’s probably a girl thing to talk about issues like failed relationships, bitchy co workers, children problems etc in this spells S-E-X A-N-D T-H-E C-I-T-Y TV series starring Lucy Liu, Frances O' Connor and Miranda Otto, "Cashmere Mafia". Of course, if you are still following the trials and tribulations of the Wisteria Lane ladies, the sizzling "Desperate Housewives Season 4" is out. Check these hot ladies out!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Japanese Pop Culture with Anime Festival Asia 08

Singapore will celebrate the diversity of
Japanese Pop Culture with Anime Festival Asia 08 this weekend (November 22nd and 23rd, 2008) at Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Center, Hall 403 and 404. AFA08 will showcase a wide array of Japanese Pop Culture related content, spanning over 5,000 sqm of space with 7 experience zones: Anime Live, Anime Blockbusters, The Arena, : Akiba Town, Mangaka and Industry where visitors will gain access to exclusive content, merchandise and live acts straight from Japan. AFA08 will also feature numerous competitions during the weekend including Singapore’s first Arcade Showdown, a COSPLAY Mania Competition, Bandai Action Kit Universal Cup Competition, and two Manga art competitions Graphite and Mangaka.Tickets for AFA08 will cost S$5 for a single day pass and S$8 for a 2 day pass at the door on both show days. VIP Pass Tickets for May’n and Mizuki ‘Live’ Concerts are $68 and $78 respectively which includes an opportunity to win an autograph session with for each concert. For more information, please visit: www.afa08.com

Friday, November 21, 2008

MX - Hitwise Award Winner Jul to Sept 2008

Thanks to your support, movieXclusive.com is again a Hitwise Top 10 Award winner for the quarter ending Jul to Sept 2008 based on market share of visits among all Singapore websites in the Entertainment - Movies industry. Once again thanks to readers who links us to your blog, forum, websites etc and also
various partners who make the right choice working constantly hand-in-hand with us. We have more contests, reviews, coverages coming up so stay tuned. Cheers!

The Mouse Goes 3-D

The Walt Disney Studios announced today that work has begun to re-rendering its Oscar®-winning animated favorite, “Beauty and the Beast,” in preparation for its Disney Digital 3-D™ debut on the big screen in 2010. Disney’s “A Christmas Carol,” the spectacular 3D 2009 holiday release from director Robert Zemeckis and starring Jim Carrey, will be the first film from The Walt Disney Studios slated for IMAX ® theatres under a new five-picture arrangement the studio reached with IMAX Corporation. In addition, Disney’s 3-D offerings for 2010 include Disney-Pixar’s newly re-rendered 3-D version of “Toy Story 2,” Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” starring Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter, the debut of the all-new “Toy Story 3” from Disney-Pixar, Disney’s enchanting new animated fairy tale, “Rapunzel,” and from Touchstone Pictures the dance phenomenon “Step Up 3” (2010).

More Cape No. 7 Activities

1) The stars of Taiwanese blockbuster movie Cape No. 7 Van Fan Yi-chen, Tanaka Chie and Shino Lin Hsiao-pei will be rushing down to the Manic Street Preachers Concert at Fort Canning Park immediately upon their arrival in Singapore on Monday night 24th November. 2) Van Fan will also be performing two of the hit songs from the movie at Bugis Junction Mall on Tuesday night, 25th November at 7.45pm. 3) The stars will be cruising down on the open-top Hippo Bus to enjoy the X'mas light up along Orchard Road this year and you and your loved one are invited to join them! 15 couples will be selected to go on the bus tour with the Stars of Cape No. 7. Simply email a short love letter in less than 100 words to festivefilms@gmail.com to be chosen as one of the lucky couples! The tour takes place at 9.30pm on 25th November, Tuesday.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

JACK NEO'S 13th FEATURE FILM

Popular local Director Jack Neo will be releasing his 13th feature film LOVE MATTERS, the Chinese New Year blockbuter for 2009! LOVE MATTERS, revolves around the marriages and relationships of three men. The movie stars local actor Henry Thia (MONEY NO ENOUGH 1 & 2, I NOT STUPID 1&2), Malaysia's actress Yeo Yann Yann (SINGAPORE DREAMING, 881) and celebrated Malaysia radio presenter Jack Lim (AH LONG PTE LTD). Co-directed by local filmmakers, Jack Neo and Gilbert Chan, LOVE MATTERS is opening in Singapore on 22 January 2009.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Stars of Cape No. 7 Coming

The stars of the hit Taiwanese movie "Cape No. 7", Van Fan, Tanaka Chie, Chino Lin is set to arrive in Singapore next week as part of a 3-day trip to promote the upcoming release of the film. Arriving on 24th November via CI 751 from Taipei, the stars will meet-and-greet fans at Bugis Junction at 7:45PM on 25 Nov before gracing the Gala Screening at Cathay Orchard. They will then proceed to tour Orchard Road to enjoy the enchanting Christmas Light-Up aboard the open top HiPPO bus. Remember to check out more details here next week.

Hot Like Tom Yum

Three weeks of its release in Malaysia, "The Coffin" breaks Malaysia record for Thai film grossing over RM1.7 million breaking the all time record of RM1.5 million for Thai movie held by ‘Art of the Devil’ in Malaysia. "The Coffin" has also grossed S$1.25 million in local box office to date, and is hopeful to break Singapore’s top grossing Thai film, Shutter’s five year old record of S$1.31 million.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Weekday Giveaway

Hungry for horror thriller? We are giving away "Hell's Highway: KM31" preview tickets for this thursday. Click here to know how to flood in your entries .. the usual terms and conditions apply.

Winx Club Premiere Photos at The Cathay












Winx Club fairies on red carpet leading to The Cathay














From left to right: Winx Club fairies Flora, Bloom and Layla in The Picturehouse Lounge at The Cathay. The Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom is reviewed here by our mortal reviewer.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Give The Gift of Movies

Wondering for the perfect gift for your love ones this Christmas? Visit www.gv.com.sg for more details.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Sound from Red Cliff

Altogether, there are 65 generous minutes of music on this album composed by Taro Iwashiro and performed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. Click here to know why our resident OST reviewer is left breathless by the "Red Cliff" official movie soundtrack.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Don't You Wish That...

1. You are loved like Chris (that's Christopher Lee for unknowing fans) and Fann (that'd be Fann Wong, the bona fide Hollywood Star of Caldecott Hill)?

2. You are going to star in a romantic movie directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham which tell the story of two celebrated artistes who publicly announce their marriage?

3. Your co-star is your spouse to be, and your real wedding will be The Event Of The Year?

Of course, mortals will be mortals. And we can only bring you the photographs taken at the start of principal photography ceremony for next year's Chinese New Year blockbuster "The Wedding Of The Year" while we continue to dream that we are a certain Chris and Fann...





Monday, November 10, 2008

[Blog Aloud] The Carrot Cake Conversations

LtoR: Alaric Tay, Andrea Fonseka, Michael Wang

Despite the official programme stating that director Michael Wang and cast member Andrea Fonseka would be around for the Blog Aloud Q&A Session this evening, it came with the bonus of having another cast member Alaric Tay in attendance too! So without further ado, here's a series of videos on what transpired during this evening's session. Enjoy!


Director Michael Wang on His Feelings of Singaporeans



Advice on Dating By Michael Wang



Andrea and Alaric Talk About Their Roles



Stereo Sound Only



So You Prefer Ruth To Speak Liddat Ah?



Andrea Fonseka Researching Ruth



The Carrot Cake Conversations is now showing at GV Cinemas!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

We Like To Move It Move It!

Before catching Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa in cinemas, you may want to practise those hip swinging moves first:

video

And while you are still at it, go grab a copy of the original soundtrack album available in all good music stores. If the recession is getting to you, you can try your luck in our promo giveaway.

Also, look out for our review of the soundtrack on movieXclusive.com, swing those hips to the funky music video and be sure to move it move it!

Friday, November 07, 2008

Weekend Giveaway No. 4

This weekend, we are giving away "Body of Lies" preview tickets courtesy of Warner Bros. So hurry pour in your entries! The political thriller stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe. Do note that the usual terms and conditions apply.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

What's On at the National Museum?

YASUKUNI Encore Screening

Some time last month on 12 October, the National Museum had as part of its Weapons of Mass Desire exhibition, screened a rather controversial film by Chinese director Li Ying called Yasukuni, to a full house. For those (like myself) who had missed that screening, fret not, as there will be an encore screening this Sunday 9 Nov 08 at two separate timeslots of 2pm and 5pm at the National Museum Gallery Theatre

The 123-minute film explores the history of Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine, where more than 2 million of Japan's war dead are enshrined, including over 1,000 war criminals convicted during the 1946-1948 Tokyo tribunal. The film shows not only the well-reported political incidents associated with the shrine, but also takes an in-depth look at the shrine's sword-making tradition. Yasukuni is a sprawling portrait of a clash between two versions of history that offers no easy answers to the uncomfortable questions it raises about reconciling the past with the present. The film raised a fair bit of controversy when traditional Japanese Nationalists caused 4 cinemas to drop the movie in its initial premiere in Japan in 2007.

You can read more about the movie here, and visit the Official Website (in Japanese) for more details. I would say this is a documentary not to be missed! Tickets are priced at S$8 / S$6.40 (Concession)


WORLD CINEMA SERIES
A Programme of the National Museum Cinémathèque
Co-presented with the Singapore Film Society


Days and Nights In The Forest / Aranyer Din Ratri
Director: Satyajit Ray
1969 / India / 115 mins / 35mm / Ratings to be advised
In Bangali with English subtitles


Date: Tuesday 11 November 2008
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Gallery Theatre, Basement, National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897

S$8 for public/ S$6.40 concession price for students, seniors aged 60 and above NSF, and National Museum Members and Volunteers / Free admission for Singapore Film Society members

Enquiries: 6332 3659 / 6332 5642
Website: www.nationalmuseum.sg
Nearest MRT Station: Dhoby Ghaut

Widely regarded as one of Satyajit Ray's most magnificent films, Days and Nights in the Forest is a beautiful and touching story about four young middleclass men who leave Calcutta to spend some time in an empty bungalow in the forests of Palmau.

Putting the city and the countryside on a spectacular collision course, Ray's screenplay delights in subtly undercutting his Calcutta heroes, whose youthful arrogance gets them into a series of disastrous (but often hilarious) adventures as they interact with the locals. But what's really captivating is the remarkably literary quality of the film, as it produces a wonderful sense of the unspoken inner feelings that propel these characters towards their various destinies as they discover the complexities of love affairs, the unfulfilling nature of sexual pleasure, and the joys of true love.

Influenced by French cinema, in particular the work of Jean Renoir (whom Ray had firsthand experience of working with), the film's pacing and narrative gradually builds towards its climax, taking in along the way its most famous sequence ñ a delightful picnic scene.

By turns funny, sad and romantic, it's a work that confirms Ray's formidable reputation as a world film maker of the highest order.

Singaporeans Bond With Bond

"Quantum Of Solace" opened yesterday with $278,776. This is the WIDEST release ever for a Bond Franchise film here. The Opening Result is 18% greater than Opening Day for Casino Royale. Opening on a non-holiday Wednesday, the movie was the #1 performing title yesterday with single day box office collections accounting for 68% of the total market takings. If you haven't caught Quantum, we suggest you catch the outstanding "Casino Royale: 3-Disc Collector's Edition" DVD so as to appreciate the sequel even more. The numbers are still rolling as we speak.

Michael Crichton (1942 - 2008)

Michael Crichton, the million-selling author of such historic and prehistoric science thrillers as "Jurassic Park," "Timeline" and "The Andromeda Strain," has died of cancer at the age of 66. He is also creator of the popular TV series, "ER" and the movie, "Twister". His last published novel was "Next" in 2006.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Time For Change Has Arrived

Barack Obama has successfully becomes America's first black president. Congratulations! We hope the weakening economy will pick up shortly after his landslide win.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The Singapore Korean Film Festival

Have you got your tickets for the Singapore Korean Film Festival which is schedule to start from 2 Nov to 8 Nov? The closing film will be "Crossing", a moving family film about love, freedom and separation set against a political backdrop of North Korea. "Crossing" will represent South Korea in the foreign film section at the 81st Academy Awards next year. Book your tickets at Shaw website now.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Quantum Of Solace Singapore Gala Premiere

The "Quantum Of Solace" Gala Premiere on 1st Nov saw the transformation of The Cathay Cineplex into an evening of glamour and prestige all in Bond style. The outdoor atrium on Level One of The Cathay was decked up for the pre-show party. There were attendance of many celebrities and socialites, many of whom are brand ambassadors and guests of Omega, a partner of Quantum Of Solace. Omega is releasing the Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m watch with the film, limited to 5,007 pieces only. Highlight of the evening happen to be the arrival of a spectacular convoy of 10 Aston Martin cars as they make a grand entrance to grace this event. "Quantum Of Solace" opens this Wednesday is reviewed here.

THE COFFIN OPENS TO NEW RECORD FOR THAI FILM

"The Coffin" grossed over $738,000 (including sneak previews) after its Opening Weekend making it the All-time Highest Grossing Thai film after Opening Weekend, beating other top grossing Thai films such as "Shutter" ($500,000) and "Tom Yum Goong" ($420,000). It has already become the 1st Thai horror film to gross over $235,000 for sneak previews and holds the Best Opening Day record for a Thai horror film.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

The Singapore Korean Film Festival

Have you got your tickets for the Singapore Korean Film Festival which is schedule to start from 2 Nov to 8 Nov? The exciting lineup includes "Miss Gold Digger", a romance comedy about finding Mr Right. You might also be interested in "A Tale of Legendary Libido". Book your tickets at Shaw website now.

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