Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Alliance and Innoform Warehouse Sale 2010 (27 Nov to 29 Nov)

Alliance & InnoForm's annual Movie Warehouse Sale is here again! An extensive library of Hollywood & Asian titles are up to 90% off! Get a DVD or VCD from as low as $5 or $1 respectively! There is also a sure-win instant dip with a range of exciting DVDs to be won! So come on down this weekend to: 31 Ubi Road 1, Aztech Building, Lobby A (10am to 6pm) for the biggest DVD event of 2009!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Wee Li Lin's Second Feature Film - FOREVER

Taiwanese rising star Mo Tzu Yi has joined the cast of Singapore Film Commission-funded Forever, directed by Singapore’s woman director Wee Li Lin. The romantic comedy about a seemingly talented video consultant who turns out to be a pathological stalker began principal photography today in Singapore. The script, which was in development for the past one and a half year, is a unique comedy with a strong female perspective. Mo’s latest films Snow Fall in Taipei competed recently at the Tokyo International Film Festival and A Place of One’s Own won three awards at the Taipei International Film Festival. Rounding out the cast are Singapore’s award-winning theatre actress Joanna Dong as well as newcomer Sarah Ng. The Mandarin-language picture marks their feature debut. Golden Village owns Singapore theatrical distribution rights. A release in the second half of 2010 is expected.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon Sneaks This Weekend

Good news for Twilight fans in Singapore. The much anticipated movie, The Twilight Saga: New Moon will be having special sneak previews islandwide this weekend, from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th November. New Moon in the meantime has wolfed down $140.7M in it's opening weekend in the U.S.

Friday, November 20, 2009


The legendary saga continues in fine form in Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance. Exclusively showing at Cathay Orchard Cineleisure and AMK Hub.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

NINE Music Video

Directed by Rob Marshall, after the success of Broadway musical Chicago, Nine with a star-studded cast: Daniel Day Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Marion Cotillard and Fergie opens 25 Feb 2010 in Singapore. Here's the music video featuring Cinema Italiano sang by Kate Hudson.

Monday, November 16, 2009

2012: All Time Biggest Opening Weekend for Disaster Film

2012 opened on November 12 and brought in a phenomenal S$2,338,551 gross box office for the opening weekend (4 Days – Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun). With that, 2012 is the all Time Biggest Opening Weekend for Disaster film genre and #3 Biggest Opening Weekend (Behind Transformers 2 & Harry Potter 6) in 2009.

Mulan Theme Song

The official theme song for "Mulan" by Stefanie Sun, written by Li Sisong.

Friday, November 13, 2009


To coincide with the release of THE STORM WARRIORS on 10th December 2009 in Singapore, Golden Village specially flew in two 11-year-old THE STORM RIDERS Mandarin prints from Golden Harvest in Hong Kong for the Storm Warriors marathon. Audiences attending the marathon will be able to enjoy both movies, THE STORM RIDERS and THE STORM WARRIORS back to back. There will be four sessions showing exclusively to Golden Village cinemas at GV Plaza Singapura and GV Bishan. Tickets are available at Golden Village box offices and Golden Village's website (www.gv.com.sg) from 19th November. Prices at $32 (General Audience) and $26 (Golden Village Movie Club members) respectively.

Kitty Jump!

Produced by Stephen Chow, the long-delayed Stephen Fung's JUMP finally has a release date of 14 January 2010. JUMP, a hip hop dance romantic comedy, features an awkward and naive farm girl (Kitty Zhang) who dreams of stardom in the big city. Our local actor Leon Jay Williams have replaced the role which was originally slated to star Edison Chen. It seems the rumour is true after all, his scenes have been cut from the movie. The trailer can be seen here

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Japanese Animation Director Mamoru Hosoda to promote SUMMER WARS in Singapore

Award-winning Japanese animation director Mamoru Hosoda will be in Singapore from 19 to 22 November 2009, to participate in the AAC’09 (Animation Asia Conference 2009) as well as promote his latest animation blockbuster hit SUMMER WARS – the highly anticipated follow-up to his previous work THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME. SUMMER WARS focuses on a timid 17 year-old math genius who has been falsely implicated in the hacking of a virtual world and with the aid of a classmate's extensive family, must prevent the real and computer-simulated worlds from colliding. SUMMER WARS is co-distributed by Encore Films and Cathay-Keris Films in Singapore. The film is slated for a commercial release on 25 February 2010.

5th Asian Festival of First Films Announces Nominees and Jury

For the first-time since its inception, the 5th Asian Festival of First Films (AFFF) has a slew of multi-award winning nominees vying for the top awards and admirably, 4 Singaporeans have been nominated out of 30 nominee hopefuls from 28 countries.

First-time actress Joey Leong (Singapore) has been nominated for her role in Blood Ties while Derrick Loo (Singapore) has been nominated for Best Cinematographer. ‘Blood Ties’ deals with a favourite genre of Singaporeans – horror and the afterlife – and will screen in Mandarin. ‘Cashless’ features music by local bands The Lilac Saints and RustyNailz and focuses on yet another aspect familiar to Singaporeans – money and the pursuit of it, albeit with a twist. Actor Danny Low (Singapore) has been nominated for Best Actor.

Mohd Akbar Bin Tabare Alam (Singapore) has also been nominated for his directorial work for Best Short Film, ‘Certain Chapters’ in Tamil. It is an experimental film which unveils the unforgiving and wanton world of gangsters in Singapore, inspired by a series of true event.

Films to look out for include ‘Frontier Blues’ from the UK, filmed in Persian by Iranian Babak Jalali (UK, Best Script/Screenplay nominee) and ‘Closed For Winter’ an Australian film by Ben Grant & Kent Smith. Babak Jalali’s graduation film for his MA in Film-Making from the London Film School has screened at 60 film festivals worldwide and received a BAFTA nomination as Best Short Film in 2006. ‘Frontier Blues’ takes place on Iran’s northern frontier with Turkmenistan and is made up of 4 stories of desperate men, from a man with a pet donkey to a tailor whose clothes never seem to fit anyone and a Turkmen minstrel whose wife was stolen by a Sheppard in a green Mercedes.

‘Closed For Winter’ is based on Georgia Blain's critically acclaimed novel of the same title and tells of a sister’s grappling with her past on the discovery of her sibling’s mysterious disappearance when they were children and features a stunning performance by international star Natalie Imbruglia (Australia, Best Actress nominee) in the title role. Ana Kokkinos (Australia), Chris Lee (Hawaii) and Kabir Khan (India) will grace the AFFF as celebrated jury members.

Nominated films will be screened at Golden Village Marina and The Arts House from 28th November to 3rd December 2009. Tickets are available from the respective box offices and online (only Golden Village) at $10 each. Film synopses and schedules will be listed on the festival website http://www.asianfirstfilms.com/

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Following the footsteps of Thai action movie, Chocolate comes the China version, Coweb that stars newcomer Jiang Lu Xia, a finalist from Jackie Chan’s China-based reality TV series. Hong Kong’s unique brand of ‘nonsense’ comedy (or 'mo lei tau' as it is known in Cantonese) makes a return in Wong Jing’s latest film On His Majesty’s Secret Service starring Louis Koo and Barbie Hsu. Written By on the other hand is a kaufman-esque contemplation of the healing effect of writing directed by Wai Ka Fai and stars Lau Ching Wan. Three different genres from Hong Kong/China for your home entertainment pleasure.

Thursday, November 05, 2009


We bring you perhaps the first review of the upcoming "Disney's A Christmas Carol" movie review in Singapore. "Disney's A Christmas Carol" is a multi-sensory thrill ride re-envisioned by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis (Beowulf, The Polar Express), capturing the fantastical essence of the classic Dickens tale in a groundbreaking 3-D motion picture event with Jim Carrey playing multiple characters. "Disney's A Christmas Carol" opens 19 November and available in Disney Digital 3D as well.

Disneyland Shanghai Is A Go!

The Walt Disney Company today announced that the Project Application Report (PAR) for a Disney theme park in the Pudong district of Shanghai has received approval from the relevant authorities of the central government of China. The initial resort, with a mix of shopping areas, hotels and a Magic Kingdom-style theme park will be a little bigger than Disneyland in California and on par with the parks in Paris and Tokyo. It is expected to open in five or six years. A slew of theme parks will be opening in the next few years beginning with our very own Universal Studio Singapore in early 2010, and Legoland Malaysia in 2013. Not forgetting the existing Warner Bros Movie World in Gold Coast, Australia, Universal Studio Osaka, Disneyland Tokyo, Ocean Park Hong Kong and of course, Disneyland Hong Kong which opened in 2005. Exciting times ahead...

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Have A Blast With Astro Boy!

Despite not having much legs in the US box-office, "Astro Boy" is surprisingly a lively action-adventure with lots of heart. Don't underestimate this latest effort from HK animation studio, Imagi. Remember to catch Astro Boy when it opens this week. A pity it's not presented in 3D though.

Monday, November 02, 2009

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