TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN has managed to surpass the entire lifetime box-office takings of MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR and INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL in just 5 days! Since its opening on June 24, the Michael Bay directed sequel has garnered S$4.55 million in ticket sales to date, and continues to dominate sales at the local box office. The movie reaped a whopping S$1.19 million on Saturday, 27 June, alone – the all-time highest single-day box-office in history for any film in Singapore.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Cadillac Records chronicles the rise of Leonard Chess' Chess Records and its recording artists including Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Chuck Berry etc. Check out Academy Award Best Actor winner Adrien Brody and mega star Beyoncé Knowles performances in this skipped-the-local-theatrical release title. We are sure the Great Singapore Sale can't offer this one. Check out Handsome Suit, a magical suit that transforms its wearer to become incredibly good-looking and suave. If you prefer something more realistic, check out Britney For The Record, a no holds barred film that takes you inside the mind, heart and soul of popstar Britney Spears.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Superstar Michael Jackson died after being taken to a hospital on Thursday after suffering cardiac arrest at his LA home. The last we heard was when he announced 10 comeback shows in London beginning in July 2009. One of our reviewer commented, he don't even have going going gone. Just gone. How true...
Thursday, June 25, 2009
If you don't already know, there's a movie which has blasted its way into cinemas here, and its title is Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
• It is the third song in history to debut simultaneously in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and top 10 of the Billboard Alternative Chart (the other two are "Speed of Sound by Coldplay and "What I've Done" by Linkin Park)
• It is the highest debuting song on the Alternative Chart in over a year.
• Linkin Park is now one of only five artistes in the 20 year history of the Alternative Chart to have three songs to debut in the Top 10. The other four are: U2, REM, Pearl Jam & Red Hot Chili Peppers
• It was the highest debuting song on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in Linkin Park history (#6).
You can check out the music video here.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
It has been more than ten years since movie-lovers and fans of Jackie Chan got to enjoy his unique brand of Chinese action-comedy meant for the festive Lunar New Year season. Come February 2010, this new China-based, big-budget project, titled Little Big Soldier is a period flick produced by Jackie Chan and directed by Ding Sheng. Starring Jackie himself, Leehom and Lin Peng, the movie is set in China's Warring States era and tells the tale of how a foot soldier and a general from a rival state survive an incredible journey together and learn a lesson from choosing between friendship and freedom. For an interesting twist, veteran actor Jackie Chan plays the minor foot soldier while the younger Leehom takes on the role of an honourable general and courageous warrior. The result of this fresh combination brings a beautifully-shot action epic film filled with intense war scenes and peppered with black humour tailored to Jackie Chan's trademark comedic effects. Distributed by Cathay-Keris Films, Little Big Soldier is scheduled to come onto the big screens in Singapore in February 2010 over the Chinese New Year period.
Kelvin Tong's latest movie project, Kidnapper has confirmed the casting of Singapore popular actress Phyllis Quek (2000 A.D.). Phyllis will be taking on the female lead role in Kidnapper, alongside Singapore's number one leading man Christopher Lee (The Wedding Game, Best Bet) and Malaysia's top performer Jack Lim (Love Matters, Ah Long Pte Ltd). Phyllis has matured and developed over the years into a very interesting actress and I think she will be perfect for our movie says Kelvin Tong. Preparation for the production of Kidnapper went on very smoothly and we are all set to commence this week.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Learn more about Singapore movies and how films could be used to increase your child's interest in mastering Chinese language. Acclaimed local director Royston Tan (left in a MX file photo) would be sharing his views at this session along with film critic Dr Wong Lung Hsiang and SCCL's deputy executive director Dr Tan Chee Lay on 4th July 2009 at the Singapore Centre for Chinese Language 287, Ghim Moh Road. Telephone：64675667. Registration: Email firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your name, the number of participants and contact no. Admission：$5（Inclusive of tea reception and souvenir. The talk would be conducted in Mandarin.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Movie stills, trailers and exclusive clips are now available at the official website for THE STORM WARRIORS. Directed by Pang Brothers, the much-anticipated sequel to THE STORM RIDERS (1998) has Aaron Kwok and Ekin Cheng reprising their roles as Cloud and Wind respectively. For the English synopsis and local keyart click here!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
"School Days with a Pig" takes a deceptively simple premise and turns it on its head. Based on an actual event in a primary school in Osaka, it tells of how a certain rookie teacher came up with a unique idea to teach his students the significance of life- take a pig, rear it for a year, then slaughter it. Click for the full review.... Notice our ratings on the DVD cover :)
Monday, June 15, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
From 11 June to 24 June, the purchase of 4 movie tickets online will give one very lucky father the opportunity to win a 3-night stay at the luxurious Fairmont Singapore Hotel and witness the spectacular view of the F1 night race worth S$4,060. The 3-night stay will be from 25th to 28th of September. A pretty “cool” Father’s Day gift idea and contest that’s guaranteed to light up any Father’s Day. Click here for details
Friday, June 12, 2009
We posted Murderer trailer some time ago. Now it has been confirmed that Murderer will hit Singapore theatres on 23 July 2009. Two-time Golden Horse Award winner, Aaron Kwok is all set to once again stir up the emotions of his audience in the latest suspense thriller Murderer with his breakthrough role of a man who goes through an emotional rollercoaster. It's a story of Ling (Aaron Kwok), a self-assured Police Chief Inspector who is investigating a cold-blooded serial murder case. But as Ling sifts through the clues, he finds that all the evidences are pointing toward himself as the murderer! The deeper he digs, the more suspicious he becomes. Being pushed to the edge of madness, he starts to wonder if he is really the murderer or not?
'The Hangover' opened in the US over the weekend and knocked Pixar's 'Up' straight off the top of the box office chart, finishing at #1 with over $45 million grossed. From the director of 'Old School' comes this hit comedy about a bachelor party gone horribly wrong. Two days before his wedding, Doug and his three buddies head to Vegas for a blow-out night they'll never forget. But when the three groomsmen wake up with pounding headaches they can't remember a thing - and the groom is nowhere to be found...
The soundtrack features an eclectic mix of tracks from the likes of Phil Collins, Gene Vincent and Danzig.
Watch out for our review of the soundtrack!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Emma Watson fronts the latest Burberry's Fall/Winter '09 ad campaign. Rough leathers and oversized bags are the in-thing but we rather look forward to the 19 year old British actress's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince which will opens on 16 July 2009. How she has grown...
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Katee Sackhoff, Freddie Prinze Jr., Mykelti Williamson, John Boyd, Jennifer Westfeldt and Chris Diamantopoulos have joined the cast of 24 for the series’ eighth season. The Emmy Award-winning drama starring Kiefer Sutherland returns next year.
Season Eight will unfold in New York City amidst the shadows of the Statue of Liberty and the United Nations. In this new day, CTU has been upgraded and is run by MBA-schooled and razor-sharp head honcho BRIAN HASTINGS (Williamson, “Forrest Gump”). COLE ORTIZ (Prinze Jr.), an ex-Marine who wants to follow in JACK BAUER’s (Sutherland) footsteps, runs the division’s Field Operations. Expert data analyst DANA WALSH (Sackhoff, “Battlestar Galactica”) collaborates with systems analyst ARLO GLASS (Boyd, “The Notorious Bettie Page”) inside CTU. ROB WEISS (Diamantopoulos, “The Starter Wife”) serves as PRESIDENT ALLISON TAYLOR’s (Cherry Jones) new chief of staff, and MEREDITH REED (Westfeldt, “Grey’s Anatomy”) is an ambitious journalist with ties to the unfolding situation. In addition, Bollywood icon Anil Kapoor (“Slumdog Millionaire”) makes his American TV debut as OMAR HASSAN, a Middle Eastern leader who comes to the U.S. on a peacemaking mission.
Monday, June 08, 2009
Reprise Records will release the soundtrack to the hotly anticipated feature film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen on June 23rd — the day before the film, the sequel to the 2007 Oscar®-nominated summer blockbuster Transformers, hits theaters nationwide.
The film’s director and executive producer Michael Bay asked Warner Bros. Records’ multiplatinum rock band Linkin Park to provide the sonic backdrop to the live-action robot fantasy film. Not only did the band write and record the film’s theme song, entitled “New Divide,” specifically for the soundtrack, they were also asked by Bay, Oscar®-winning composer Hans Zimmer, and award-winning composer Steve Jablonsky to contribute to the score.
Transfomers: Revenge of the Fallen: The Album also features music from Green Day (who contribute “21 Guns” — a song from their new album 21st Century Breakdown), Taking Back Sunday, The Used, The All-American Rejects, Cavo, The Fray, Staind, Nickelback, Cheap Trick and more.
In addition to the original soundtrack, Reprise will be releasing Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: The Score, which will also be released on June 23rd. New 30sec TVC featuring the song is already out!
Friday, June 05, 2009
Another sad news of the day. Hong Kong movie legend Shek Kin passed away from kidney complications and heart failure on Thursday morning reported the Hong Kong media. in a career spanning over 50 years, one of Shek Kin's most memorable roles include "Enter The Dragon" where he fought against Bruce Lee. He was 96. (Source: Channelnewsasia)
Thai police said that US actor David Carradine, found hanged in his Bangkok hotel room may have died from a sex act gone wrong. Carradine star of 1970s TV series "Kung Fu" and the "Kill Bill" movies, was found naked and hanging in a closet in his hotel room by a housekeeper on Thursday morning. The death appeared to be caused by an "auto-erotic accident." He was 72. David Carradine official website can be found here (Source: AFP)
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Truth. Honor. Loyalty. Family. What are you willing to sacrifice? The answer is revealed in Pride And Glory in which our reviewer termed as a slow boiled police’s family conflicts movie. Adapted from the legendary comic strip, The Spirit helmed by Frank Miller is a classic action-adventure-romance which was a box-office disappointment. For some serious arthouse drama, Elegy starring Penelope Cruz and Sir Ben Kingsley might be a good choice. Visit our DVD section for the latest reviews.
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
If you can fork out US$83.99 then the Watchmen (Amazon Exclusive Night Owl Ship) [Blu-ray]will be yours. A nice item to be displayed in your theater room isn't it? Title will be released on 21 July 2009.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
The horror continues in Anacondas Trail of Blood as the slithering, genetically enhanced anaconda offspring has regenerated to live on. For those who missed the limited theatrical run, the Seann William Scott and John C. Reilly's workplace comedy, The Promotion is now on DVD. We also check out Jacky Wu Jing's directorial debut, Legendary Assassin to see if it's worth your time. More hot sizzling DVD reviews can be found here.
Monday, June 01, 2009
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