Local box office hit, The Wedding Game, has done Singapore proud by being selected as the opening film of the inaugural World Comedy Film Festival, to be held in Bangkok from 10th - 16th June 2009. The movie’s director, Ekachai Uekrongtham and reel/real starring couple Christopher Lee & Fann Wong will be gracing the movie’s Gala Premiere during the festival’s opening night. The Wedding Game was released in cinemas in Singapore and Malaysia during Chinese New Year 2009 and enjoyed a successful run at the box office in both countires. The movie’s rights for Thailand have been acquired by established distributor Sahamongkolfilms and are targeting a theatrical release after the festival. It's now available locally on home video.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Gianna Jun Ji-hyun전지현 was in town to promote her latest film Blood the Last Vampire. In this video, she talks about her character Saya, working with Hong Kong action director Corey Yuen, the diffic...
Gianna Jun Ji-hyun전지현 was in town to promote her latest film Blood the Last Vampire. In this video, she talks about her character Saya, working with Hong Kong action director Corey Yuen, the difficulties with the action flicks and her future project.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Continuing where the previous film, Evangelion 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone has left off, Evangelion 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance is the second of four films based on the original anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. It's tentatively scheduled to open locally in early september, three months after the Japan premiere.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Appaloosa is a Western by way of drama, not action. At its heart are two men, Virgil Cole (Ed Harris) and his sidekick Everett Hitch (Viggo Mortensen), who make their living as lawmen for hire. For those looking for fluffy stuff, take a peek at Fit Lover starring Karena Lam and her 12 handsome co-stars including Leo Ku and Alec Su. The animation feature Summer Days with Coo has enough heart-warming elements to give you that fuzzy feeling according to our reviewer. Check out these straight-to-video titles if you are not too busy catching those blockbusters in the cinemas.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Shaw Organisation and Singapore Environment Council (SEC) have partnered to present the Charity Gala Premiere for HOME, a feature film directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, on 5 June 2009. Proceeds from the premiere will go towards SEC awareness and action programmes for year 2010. Narrated by Glenn Close, a five-times Academy Awards® nominee, HOME will be premiered in Singapore on World Environment Day, 5 June 2009. After the Premiere, there will not be any regular session at the cinemas.
Details of the Charity Gala Premiere:
Date: 5 June 2009 (Friday)
Time: 7.15pm (Running Time: 90mins)
Venue: Shaw Lido Cineplex, Level 5 Shaw House, 350 Orchard Road
Tickets: Priced at S$50
For more information about HOME, click here for the official website
The Chinese film SPRING FEVER by Director Lou Ye won the Cannes Festival's Award for Best Screenplay on Sunday, 24th May. Awarded at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, and chosen by a jury headed by French Actress Isabelle Huppert, Director Lou Ye (who also helmed the critically acclaimed Summer Palace in 2007) accepted the prize on behalf of his writer, Feng Mei. Lou shot the sultry movie in secret over two months and told AFP at the film festival that he hoped "to be the last Chinese director ever to be banned, that no one else suffers this." "My films cannot be viewed in China," he told AFP. "My producers are trying to have the ban lifted because it is senseless." Filmed in Nanjing city, the film was one of 20 movies in the running for the Palme d'Or. Lou used a hand-held camera to film actors whose characters become involved in a love triangle. SPRING FEVER is slated for release in the 3rd quarter of 2009.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Local artistes from Fly Entertainment and Mediacorp grace the respective Night At The Museum 2 gala events held at GV Vivocity and the National Museum. (Second from left to right) FLY Entertainment artistes Timothy Nga, Elizabeth Tan, Shane Mardjuki, Chua Enlai. Courtesy of 20th Century Fox - Camera Crew: Michael Goh
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
We took an early sneak peek at Gianna Jun's first English language debut in BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE. Find out how good it is. Gianna on the other hand will be arriving for the gala premiere tomorrow, 21st May. Watch out for our coverage in the days to come!
In THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested. Based on the best-selling book series, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON opens in Singapore on 3 December 2009.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Movie-goers can now enjoy watching 3D films at three Cathay Cineplexes in Singapore. Following a fast-rising, world-wide demand for 3D movies, Cathay Cineplex Cineleisure Orchard is Cathay Cineplexes’ third cinema outlet to see the inclusion of a world-class system for the screening of 3D movies in addition to The Cathay Cineplex and Cathay Cineplex AMK Hub. The new setup uses the Dolby® 3D Digital Cinema system to offer viewers a compelling visual and audio treat that completes their movie experience. Movie-goers can also expect more upcoming 3D releases at Cathay Cineplexes, such as Final Destination 4, G-Force, Coraline, Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs, A Christmas Carol and Monsters Versus Aliens on 28 May 2009.
Cathay Organisation is taking another giant step in preserving Singapore’s film and cinema heritage by donating the digital master copies of the company’s Malay and Chinese classic films to the Asian Film Archive. As a major player of Singapore’s Golden Age of cinema, this donation by the Cathay Organisation is a concerted effort to preserve a vital slice of Singapore’s film history spanning a twenty-year period of the 1950s to the 1970s. The 40 Malay films produced by Cathay-Keris Film Productions included in this donation feature works by legendary directors of their time such as Hussein Haniff (Hang Jebat) and B.N Rao (Laila Majnun) and starring stars like Latifah Omar, Siput Sarawak and M. Amin. The master copies of these films serve to complement the earlier donation in September 2007 of Cathay’s film print copies of its Malay classic films to the Asian Film Archive. Preservation of its films is not a new initiative by Cathay Organisation as Cathay has donated the film prints of its Chinese classic films to the Hong Kong Film Archive in 2004. By entrusting its digital master copies of over 120 Chinese classic film titles to the Asian Film Archive for long-term preservation, Cathay is further ensuring that these Chinese films such as Mambo Girl and Sister Hedy will be available for the enjoyment, appreciation, and research of future generations of film scholars and enthusiasts. The Asian Film Archive will oversee the archival preservation and cataloguing of these films. The digital masters of the films will be migrated in phases to a more commercially accessible format while the master copies will be preserved. The films will be stored in the secure and climate-controlled vaults of the National Archives of Singapore, archiving partner of the Asian Film Archive. The Asian Film Archive and Cathay Organisation have a variety of plans for this collection of films. For the general public, access to the films will be made available in stages via the Asian Film Archive’s Reference Collection at the library@esplanade. On a wider scale, there are plans to organize an academic conference for film and cultural studies scholars to discuss and analyze the place of these films in the wider film and historical context. Additionally, a publication on the Malay classic films featuring research papers, interviews, and other historical nuggets on the films is in the pipeline. In conjunction with these ideas, a traveling exhibition about the films will be curated, which
could potentially travel to both local and regional educational and film related institutions. Scholars and members of academia interested in participating and contributing to the conference and book publication can contact the Asian Film Archive.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
One of the most celebrated couple in our local TV industry Fann Wong and Christopher Lee were married in a simple ceremony on Saturday at the Shangri-la hotel. Mere mortals like us won't be invited to the wedding. But at least, you can taste a bit of the bliss in The Wedding Game now out on DVD.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Be part of a tour like never before! Join GV Movie Club's NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 2 Tour with Sentosa and be surprised by the characters that come to LIFE in the museum! Ticket (priced at $24 member/$28 non-member) includes island admission, transportation via Sentosa Express, attraction entry, movie ticket & a regular popcorn combo. Plus flash your movie ticket at Tastes of Singapore, Imbiah Lookout and enjoy 15% off ala carte menu! More details can be found here
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Following three successful sold out screenings at the recent 22nd SIFF, Leonard Lai Yok Wai’s latest short film "失去愛" (LOVE LOST) had won the "SPECIAL AWARD" at the recently concluded Timishort FIlm Festival in Romania which was held from 6~10 May 2009. The Director previous full-length feature film The High Cost of Living had won the “Best Feature Film” prize at the 9th International Panorama of Independent Filmmakers in Greece in 2007. The short film features the director himself who is acting for the 1st time as the male lead. The talented Singapore singer Faith Yang – 楊馥蔚（楊孝芬) who was a part of the Regional duet ‘2 Gals’ (2個女生)” is the Female Lead. The film was filmed in Taiwan on a shoe-string budget and is partly based on the director’s real life experiences there. It tells the story of a relationship coming to an end between Wai and his girlfriend Faith, who is in Taiwan. Wai travels from Singapore to Taiwan to meet Faith for one last time. It is a last journey of past memories as he finds shadows of their love and time spent together. The film is the 1st of a planned trilogy of short films exploring 3 different stages of love – losing love, finding love and maintaining love. You can check out the festival website for more details: http://www.timishort.ro/
Monday, May 11, 2009
Possibly the lowest rated horror thriller in our reviewing history, Amusement is about 3 longtime friends who share a horrific destination when a seemingly innocent incident from their school days comes back to terrify them. Red Sands follows the story of a group of U.S. soldiers who face a deadly supernatural force after they destroy an ancient statue. If you missed the theatrical run, the Mexican horror Hell's Highway KM31 holds the dubious honour of being the country’s highest grossing genre film. Check these thrillers out. Available at all good video retail stores and rental outlets.
Friday, May 08, 2009
Thursday, May 07, 2009
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE FEMALE - Miley Cyrus in "Hannah Montana The Movie"
BEST SONG FROM A MOVIE - Miley Cyrus' "The Climb" from "Hannah Montana The Movie" Original Soundtrack
For a complete list of nominees go to: http://www.mtv.com/ontv/movieawards/2009/categories.jhtml
This year's MTV Movie Awards will be hosted by Andy Samberg of SNL (Saturday Night Live) and aired live from the Gibson Amphitheatre on 31 May 2009.
"Hannah Montana The Movie" opens 18 June and the OST is reviewed here. Also, look out for our promo to win a copy of the soundtrack album (thanks to the kind folks at Universal Music!)
Monday, May 04, 2009
With Mother's Day round the corner, take this opportunity to express your heartfelt thanks. And what better way to do it than to bring Mummy to watch Kabei - Our Mother, the latest film by the renowned Japanese director Yoji Yamada?
And while you are still at it, maybe you would like to try your luck at winning a pair of in-season passes (thanks to the kind folks at Golden Village) here?
Also, with every two or more movie tickets purchased online at http://www.gv.com.sg/ from 7 May 09 – 20 May 09, you will stand a chance to win attractive prizes! The more often you purchase GV movie tickets online, the higher the chance of you becoming the winner!
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