Friday, December 31, 2010

No One Cares About What Men Want!

The original Mel Gibson/Helen Hunt's rom-com "What Women Wants" gets a face-lift from the Chinese in this updated version starring Heavenly King Andy Lau and Gong Li. Coming to theaters this Valentine's Day. Watch the trailer here! And lastly to all our readers, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Heart-warming Japanese film, KINAKO: POLICE DOG DREAM
《狗狗的志愿》is working with Noah’s Ark CARES to hold a charity screening to raise awareness and funds to help maintain 1000 animals in their sanctuary. Some of the funds will also be diverted towards Project Industrial Dogs (PID). The charity screening, which will take place on Tuesday 4 Jan 2011 at 7pm, at GV VivoCity, has started sales on Golden Village website. Interested donors can go to to find out more and purchase the tickets.

Each ticket is priced at $50, inclusive of a goodie bag - contributed by Pet’s Station, Addiction Foods and PETS Magazine - and a popcorn and bottled drink. Noah's Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary is located in Malaysia, JB. It is an animal sanctuary for those animals that have been abandoned, abused or unable to find a good home in Singapore or Malaysia. We practice a no-kill policy and the animals there are able to live out the rest of their lives in happiness and dignity till they cross the rainbow bridge. We currently have 800 dogs, 400 cats and 5 horses, a hutch of rabbits and guinea pigs and 2 monkeys as our permanent residents. The main reason why we moved there is because it was due to space constraints and the rising costs of land rental in Singapore.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Charity Event - Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, 15 Jan 2011

The Asian Film Archive is pleased to announce the Singapore Premiere of UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES to be held at 7pm on Saturday 15th January 2011, Cathay Cineplex (Dhoby Ghaut).Following the screening, the visionary Thai filmmaker, Apichatpong Weerasethakul will be hosting a discussion on his award winning film.

This year the film won the coveted Palm D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Mr Weerasethakul, a member of the Archive's International Advisory Board, has been a strong supporter of the Asian Film Archive, "I greatly admire its mission to preserve our heritage. Each day our lives have been documented and expressed in moving image forms. We are overwhelmed by them and tend to look at them as throwaways. We often forget that they are our treasure, our gift to our children. The Archive is a significant instrument in guarding this wealth. However, its operation is impossible without our support. Our contribution in any form can move it forward. Let's amaze the future world."

Tickets for this charity premiere event are now available online or you can contact the office directly. One ticket will be given for each donation of S$50 received by the Asian Film Archive.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Upcoming local family-comedy PERFECT RIVALS has moved its opening date from 13 January 2011 to the March school holidays! The movie is hitting the local cinemas on 17 March 2011 with special sneaks on Wednesday, one day before the opening.

Executive Producer and Lead Actress of PERFECT RIVALS Irene Ang explains, “Four Singapore films are scheduled to open within the first five weeks of 2011. This is potentially a record number of openings, and reflects well on the local movie industry. However, thoughts are put into whether the films should be spread out instead, for the good of the industry. This is also FLY’s first movie, where we hope to spread the message of love and the importance of family; so we wish for more people to be able to watch this."

“Hence, after much consideration, the producers decided to postpone the opening date for PERFECT RIVALS to 17 March 2011, which is the week of March school holidays. With this new date, we hope that it will be helpful to all the upcoming local movies,” adds Irene.

Starring Hong Kong veteran actor Ha Yu and local comedian Irene Ang, PERFECT RIVALS tells the story of two Bak-Kwa-making family, trying to outdo each other in order to become the best. PERFECT RIVALS also stars local actresses Mindee Ong, Pamelyn Chee, Taiwanese actor Stanly Hsu and Malaysian actor Josh Lai.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Talented and well-known comedians from Asia, comes together for the first time in upcoming Chinese comedy JUST CALL ME NOBODY 《大笑江湖》.

Directed by Kevin Chu, the movie stars Eric Tsang from Hong Kong; Jacky Wu and Little Bean from Taiwan; Mark Lee from Singapore; Zhao Ben Shan and his disciple Xiao Shen Yang from China. The movie is opening in Singapore on 30 December.

JUST CALL ME NOBODY is a kung-medy (kungfu comedy) which tells the story of a cobbler who loves to read martial arts comics and does not know any martial arts. One day he picks up a shoe left behind by a female martial arts exponent. He decides to set off to return the shoe to her. On the boat, he encounters two martial arts-skilled bandits who try to rob the passengers. The cobbler tries to help and unwittingly beats them. Unknown to him, a very skilled old man has been helping him in the dark. The old man then increases the cobbler’s internal strength. Subsequently, the cobbler encounters more incidents that improved his martial arts skills.

JUST CALL ME NOBODY, which opened in China three weeks ago on 3 December, collected RMB $60.9 million during its opening weekend. The movie beat Chen Kaige’s historical epic, SACRIFICE to claim the top spot on the box office chart. To-date, JUST CALL ME NOBODY has grossed more than RMB$ 140 million!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives Trailer

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives won the Palme d'Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. It became the first Asian film to win the award since 1997 and Apichatpong Weerasethakul became the first Thai director to receive the award. The film has been selected as the Thai entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards. Opens at The Picturehouse 27 January 2011.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Andy Lau & Director Benny Chan in Singapore to Promote SHAOLIN

Both Andy Lau and Director Benny Chan will be attending the SHAOLIN Singapore Press Conference and the SHAOLIN Singapore Gala Premiere, before they leave for Taiwan to continue the SHAOLIN promotional tour. SHAOLIN, with a production budget of over USD$25 million, tells the story of an arrogant army leader who repent and seek refeuge at Shaolin after the shock betrayal by his sworn brother, who brings his army to besiege Shaolin and the peace-loving monks. Directed by Benny Chan, the movie brings together a stellar cast including Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse, Fan Bing Bing, Wu Jing and special appearance by Jackie Chan. Singapore is the first country to release SHAOLIN, after China, when the movie opens on 21 January 2011 islandwide. Besides starring as the leading man, Andy Lau is singing SHAOLIN’s movie theme song titled 《悟》.

It's A Great Great World!

It’s A Great Great World is set in Singapore’s legendary amusement park Great World and featuring an ensemble of MediaCorp artistes including Joanne Peh, Yvonne Lim, Chew Chor Meng, Xiang Yun, Huang Wenyong, Zhang Zhen Huan, Zhang Yao Dong, Ng Hui, Paige Chua, Ben Yeo, Kym Ng, Bryan Wong, Chen Shucheng, Gurmit Singh, Zheng Geping, Apple Hong, Guo Liang, Dennis Chew and many others.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Transformers Dark Of The Moon Teaser

Michael Bay promises a better development of the story this time round and instead of post-3D conversion, he opts to shoot everything in 3D. Whatever it is, Transformers Dark Of The Moon is still going to make gazillion of dollars...

Yogi Bear TV Spot

Don't miss your chance in winning a pair of passes to Yogi Bear? Contest ending soon...

Monday, December 13, 2010


In the hustle and bustle of the city, two families are put in the spotlight as viewers join in their journey of managing a marriage, the parenthood of a teenager, and the caretaking of a senior citizen in this Nicole Holofcener directed feature, Please Give. Back in 2005, a low-budget thriller about five girls who encounter a strange breed of predators while on a caving expedition made waves amongst horror fans and critics alike. The Descent: Part 2 feels very much like its predecessor, picking up right after the events of the first film. This unofficial continuation of the 1994’s Jet Li starrer, Fist of Legend and Donnie Yen starrer, Legend of the Fist: The Legend of Chen Zhen makes it way to DVD. Check out the selection of drama, horror and action titles in the home video section today.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

WIN! Preview tickets to "The Fighter"

Based on the true story of boxing champ "Irish" Micky Ward, the welterweight who fought his way to an unlikely world championship, "The Fighter" is a highly acclaimed drama starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams that's already generating Oscar buzz. 

A passion project and labour of love for Mark Wahlberg, the star and producer of the film started preparing for his role as Micky five years ago when he learnt that he would be starring in the movie alongside Matt Damon for director Darren Aronofsky. Wahlberg built a boxing ring in his backyard, hired two trainers on his own dime, and trained hours each day to hone his skills. Wahlberg never stopped training, not when Damon dropped out and Brad Pitt came in, not when Aronofsky dropped out, Pitt left, and the project was nearly knocked out. He helped rework the picture from a $50M studio film into a $20M indie and roped in co-star Christian Bale who lost 30 pounds to play Micky's half-brother crack addict Dicky Eklund. 

MovieXclusive is giving you a chance to be among the first to watch this potential Oscar contender on 30 Dec. To find out how to win, visit and remember to 'like'our page for more contests to come! 

Friday, December 10, 2010


The Walt Disney Studios’ high-tech adventure TRON: LEGACY is a stunner not only for its visual effects but also lifestyle and fashion. The idea of TRON has inspired designers world‐wide, including local fashion designer Jeri Loh, who did a “TRON-Inspired” fashion piece for his graduation show earlier this year. Impressed by his works, The Studio local office has commissioned Mr Loh to design three sets of costumes in the likes of Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), Quorra (Olivia Wilde) and Siren aka Gem (Beau Garett). Costumes aka light suits form an integral part in TRON: LEGACY. In the movie, the light suits were created using electroluminescent lamps made from a flexible polymer film where each actor spent as long as three hours getting into one. In the days leading up to the release, models will be showcasing Jeri’s talent in these specially designed TRON costumes with appearances at Singapore Toy, Games & Comic at Suntec Singapore Hall 401 & 40211 Dec, Saturday and 18 Dec, Saturday Cathay Cineplex Cineleisure Orchard and Golden Village Plaza Singapura. Anyone who captures a picture with the TRON models and upload it on or fan pages will stand to win attractive prizes sponsored by The Walt Disney Studios and Razer™.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

MONSTERS storm the British Independent Film Awards

The science fiction thriller MONSTERS has taken home an impressive three awards at the British Independent Film Awards; including BEST DIRECTOR for Gareth Edwards. Gareth Edwards is the writer, director and cameraman for Monsters, a sci-fi thriller set in an alien-infested Mexico. The film was produced on a shoestring budget of around US$500,000. The film has also been awarded Best Achievement in Production and Best Technical Achievement in the same awards. This was a surprise to Director Edwards as the entire special effects production was processed entirely in his bedroom on a Mac computer using store-bought software. MONSTERS opens in Singapore on 20th Jan 2011

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

MORNING GLORY Latest Trailer

The latest trailer for the all-star fronted comedy, Morning Glory, featuring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton coming our way 24 March 2011.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010


Too busy to catch movies on the big screen? Try Breakup Club at the comfort of your home. Director Barbara Wong’s decision to film this movie verite-style, combining handheld cameras and other documentary-style techniques to chart the ups and downs of one young couple, Joe and Flora. Starring Ugly Betty’s America Ferrara, Our Family Wedding involves a dream wedding turning into a battle royale. And lastly, one of the definite shoo-ins for this year’s Razzie Awards- going by the avalanche of bad press around it- is the DC Comics adaptation Jonah Hex, the US$47mil summer movie never made it to our shores. Check out for yourself how bad it is.

Monday, December 06, 2010


Imagine a world of incredible color and beauty. Imagination is a powerful thing – at least that’s what we thought before reviewing this documentary which was originally released on the big screen in 2009. Like all other nature documentaries, IMAX Under The Sea brings us to worlds we can only imagine. You’d think that documentaries are theme laden and filled with voiceovers and interviews, but this Thomas Balmes directed documentary does something different. The adventure of a lifetime first pulls you in with, well, Babies. We already know how much damage we are doing to Mother Nature. We have also seen countless documentaries that show us the dire consequences if we do not do anything about it. A myriad of undersea creatures are featured in Oceans. Don't miss these educational documentaries now out on DVD.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Space Battleship Yamato Trailer

Based on the 1974 original SF animation and now in live-action! Check out the trailer for SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO right here starring our favourite Takuya Kimura. The title song is contributed by Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. We hope to catch it in cinemas here soon.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

I Love Hong Kong 《我爱香港 开心万岁》Commences Filming

Directed by Chung Shu Kai and co-directed and produced by Eric Tsang, the comedy is a follow- up effort on the highly successful 72 Tenants of Prosperity which achieved great box office success when released during lunar new year earlier this year.

The film brings together a exciting ensemble cast of Eric Tsang, Sandra Ng, Tony Leung Kar Fai, Aarif Lee, Bosco Wong, Chan Fala & Wong Cho Lam and will feature cameo performances from many popular artistes.

I Love Hong Kong《我爱香港 开心万岁》is a feel good movie which inculcates that all will be well and prosperity will visit when everyone lives in harmony. NG SHUN returns with his wife SHUN-SOH and 3 children to celebrate NG KIN’s 60th birthday. Unknown to KIN, his son has gotten into trouble and is plotting for him to take the rap. At the same time, LONG, a swindler who conned money from the neighbours 30 years ago is now a property tycoon. He promises to pay each of the 30 neighbours HK$100 million as compensation as long as a representative of each household returns to the estate on Lunar New Year’s Eve. A mad rush ensues as SHUN and his family tries to gather the old neighbours to avoiding missing the bonanza.

I Love Hong Kong《我爱香港 开心万岁》will be distributed by Clover Films and Shaw Organisation in Singapore. The movie is slated for release on 2nd February 2011.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Horror Comedy "Twisted" In Cinemas 2011

Promising young Singaporean director Chai Yee Wei is now preparing his latest movie 撞鬼 (working title), a horror comedy currently shot in Malaysia . This is the second full feature by Chai after his well received Blood Ties, and production for the Mandarin movie will wrap in mid-December.

The movie revolves around a soft-drugs dealer who banged up a young girl, a pair of con men who wants to turn over a new leaf, and 4 cabin crews whose lives were turned upside down over a fateful night of drugs and booze. This is a story of individuals whose fates intertwine and paths clash due to a series of twisted events. A funny and twisted tale of fate and coincidence is shaped based on the cause and effect of their actions. Starring an interesting ensemble cast from Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan, with the best comedic and acting talents from the region which includes Mark Lee, Zhu Mi Mi, Cavin Soh, Randall Tan, Linda Liao, Candy Lim, Joey Leong, Josh Lai and Tracy Lee.

When asked to share his thoughts on the production, Yee Wei, director of the film said, “This new movie I am working on is a project that I am very excited about, because it allows me to explore 2 genres that I love deeply - supernatural and comedy. When I started my career doing short films, they were all comedies, so I've always found it somewhat ironic that my debut feature was a serious horror film. However, this time, I am glad to be able to use my own brand of comedy and infuse it in my new film. This is a Singaporean comedy executed in a fashion that is unlike those done by the other Singaporean Directors, and I hope that audience will find it refreshing.“

"Twisted" will be distributed by Clover Films in Singapore and has been scheduled for release in mid- 2011.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Shaw Theatres launches new cinema at nex (Serangoon Central)

Shaw Theatres will impress cinema-goers with many "firsts" when its new cinema at nex starts screenings on 2 December 2010: the most number of 3D digital halls at one location; premium halls at a suburban district; 3D digital technology for premium halls; and dedicated in-cinema lift for the handicapped.

Occupying a space of 3,700 square metres, Shaw Theatres nex will have 10 halls and a seating capacity of 1,265 seats. Although located in a suburban mall, Shaw Theatres is investing and equipping six out of the 10 halls with digital technology with five being 3D digital halls! Shaw Theatres nex will boast the most number of 3D halls at any single cinema location. At nex, Shaw Theatres will also introduce the “Premiere Screen” concept – halls that provide a premium cinematic experience to consumers. With deluxe leather seats and premium dine-in services within a cosy hall of 48 seats, the Premiere Screen halls at nex will bring an element of luxury to the doorstep of suburban residents. Targeting a discerning audience, Premiere Screen will be the first premium halls to feature 3D digital technology. Details on the two Premiere Screen halls at nex will be announced at a later date.

Win Shaw VIP movie pass and enjoy unlimited movies for a year and many more. Visit for more details on the various soft launch promotions.

Monday, November 29, 2010


Wee Li Lin’s FOREVER《我愛你愛你愛你》is set to be the first
Singapore film to receive a double world premiere! The new romantic comedy will debut at two festivals on the same day, both the 34th Cairo International Film Festival and the 12th Jakarta International Film Festival (Jiffest) will host a world premiere on 1 December, 2010. "Having two world premieres in Cairo and Jakarta is a perfect start for a film about two people who find love just at the crossroads of fantasy and reality,” said Director Wee Li Lin. FOREVER is a Mandarin-language film shot on location in Singapore. The main cast includes Taiwanese actor Mo Tzu Yi, Singapore award-winning theatre actress Joanna Dong and newcomer Sarah Ng Li-Wen. The Singapore theatrical release is scheduled for March 2011 through distributor Golden Village Pictures.

The Child's Eye 童眼 on DVD/Blu-ray

The Child’s Eye is the first movie in Hong Kong using 3D stereoscope and high-definition for its entire production. It is also the first 3D horror movie of Hong Kong. Directed by the renowned Pang Brothes who gave you Recycle and The Eye, this project embodying computer-generated effects, 3D elements of a Hong Kong’s horror, has successfully laid an important milestone of 3D movies of Hong Kong even though it was savaged by critics during its release. The 3D Blu-ray boasting Mandarin DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1/Cantonese DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1/Dolby Digital 5.1 and bonus features will be release on 9 December. The DVD version will be release earlier on 29 November.

Leslie Nielsen (1926 - 2010)

Comedian Leslie Nielsen has passed away at the age of 84. Nielsen is best known of his roles in The Naked Gun series, Airplane!, Spy Hard and Mr Magoo. Until recently, he has brief roles in Scary Movie 4 and Superhero Movie. Nielsen appeared in over 100 films as well as over 1,500 TV programs during his longtime career and will probably be remembered by movie-goers for his fumbling comedic roles.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

His Face Sells......

You should have seen the commercial on TV, the one where Andy Lau is touting a massage chair that is fit for heavenly kings. Do check out the behind-the-scenes featurette right here for die-hard Andy fans and the curious of course.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Detective Dee 通天神探狄仁杰 on DVD/Blu-ray 29 November 2010

In Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, Tsui Hark brings
one of the most iconic figures in Chinese history and fiction to the big screen for the very first time. If you missed the theatrical runs, Detective Dee BLU-RAY/DVD/VCD will be available comes 29 November 2010. The DVD comes with Mandarin, Cantonese audio tracks, English, Chinese and Malay subtitles including Making of features.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

FM933 DJ Dennis Chew 周崇庆 Sings “THE GHOSTS MUST BE CRAZY” 《鬼也笑》Movie Theme Song!

Dennis Chew 周崇庆, lead actor for upcoming local horror-comedy THE GHOSTS MUST BE CRAZY《鬼也笑》, sings the theme song for the movie titled 《遇到鬼》!《遇到鬼》is composed by Benny Wong with lyrics written by Jack Neo. The song will kick start the movie together with the opening credits. In addtion, the regular trailer, starts playing in cinemas from 25 November onwards. THE GHOSTS MUST BE CRAZY features two stories namely GHOST BRIDE 《鬼才嫁给你》and THE DAY OFF 《鬼才给你OFF》. Besides Dennis Chew, it stars several local comedians including, Mark Lee, Henry Thia, Chua En Lai, Wang Lei and John Cheng. Distributed in Singapore by Golden Village Pictures, THE GHOST MUST BE CRAZY opens in local cinemas on 6 January 2011.

Monday, November 22, 2010


Festive Films is proud to announce that THE FOURTH PORTRAIT has garnered three awards at the 47th Golden Horse Award, including Outstanding Taiwanese Film of the Year, Best Director (Chung Mong-hong)and Best Supporting Actress (Hao-Lei. The film, which examines domestic violence and prostitution also took home the FIPRESCI Prize for Best Picture, awarded by the International Federation of Film Critics. SPRING FEVER, was handed the Best Editing and Best Original Film Score awards. SPRING FEVER is now in cinemas and THE FOURTH PORTRAIT is slated for release on the 9th December 2010.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Another MX credit on the international Blu-Ray release of Ip Man 2

Earlier in the year, we called Ip Man 2 simply a martial arts masterpiece and six months later, we got ourselves on the Blu-ray cover of the UK release of Ip Man 2. Brilliant!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Warner Bros. Singapore's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 enjoyed a record-breaking opening day, earning a box office gross of $650,917. This Part 1 of the final installment has surpassed the OPENING DAY box office results of the previous six Harry Potter films, making it the highest opening day in the Harry Potter series ever. Prior to the latest film, the highest box-office opening-day was set by "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" at S$458,649.

Monday, November 15, 2010

MX Gets CONNECTED on the UK DVD Cover

Our reviews have been getting us credited on international DVD covers... possibly one of the very few local media outlets to achieve such recognition. Cheerios

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Festive Films and Cathay Keris Films are proud to announce that Won Bin took home the Best Actor Award in the 47th DaeJong Awards for his role in THE MAN FROM NOWHERE. In THE MAN FROM NOWHERE, Won Bin stars as Taesik, a mysterious pawnshop owner who has secluded himself from the world after having lost his pregnant wife in a tragic accident. While the socially awkward pawnshop owner tries to live life avoiding as much human contact as possible, he is reluctantly encountered by the troubled little girl-next-door named Somi (played by child actress, Kim Sae Ron). As Taesik spends more and more time with Somi, he gets attached to her. Then Somi is kidnapped by a gang, and as Taesik tries to save Somi by becoming deeply associated with the gang his mysterious past is revealed...THE MAN FROM NOWHERE is slated for release early 2011.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice On DVD/Blu Ray 30 November 2010

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice will be available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack¹, Blu-ray™, Standard DVD and JUST Movie DVD come 30th November 2010. The Blu-ray comes with English 5.1 DTS-HD MA/Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and exclusive BLU-RAY Bonus Features. THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE Blu-ray is priced at S$49.90 RRP (Recommended Retail Price), DVD is priced at S$26.90 RRP and JUST Movie at S$14.90 RRP.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

When Hainan Meet Teochew

"When Hainan Meet Teochew" - the third feature length film from
homegrown director Han Yew Kwang pokes fun at the romantic comedy genre by featuring two leads who are neither famous not good-looking. Hainanese men are said to make the best husbands, while Teochew wives are said to be the prettiest. In this film, a lost bra brings two strangers together. A potential romance sparks between the two. They seem like a perfect match – as one is a ʻmanlyʼ Hainanese
and the other is a ʻwomanlyʼ Teochew. However, the Hainanese is a woman, while the Teochew is a man. Can the two of them still be together?

Lee Chau Min and Tan Hong Chye play the mismatched couple, while award-winning actress Yeo Yann Yann (881), Alaric Tay (The Noose), Catherine Sng (School Days) and Soundrarajan Jeeva lend their talents to the newest film from a director whose last two films Unarmed Combat and 18 Grams of Love have proven to be crowd and critical favorites. “When Hainan Meets Teochew” is in Mandarin and English and is rated NC-16 for mature theme and some sexual reference. It will debut at The Arts House and Sinema on 3 Dec 2010. Tickets priced at $10 ($8 concession for students, senior citizens and NSF) will go on sale from 12 Nov. Visit the official movie website at:

Akan Datang...

Independent distributors Encore Films and Clover Films have picked up new movies from Hong Kong's Media Asia Distribution for release in Singapore at the American Film Market (AFM), Variety announced today.

First on the list is the Raymond Yip-helmed Bruce Lee biopic "Bruce Lee My Brother" to be distributed by Encore Films and Cathay-Keris Films come Nov 25. Next year, Encore Films will also release "Wind Blast", an action thriller from China's Gao Qunshu.

Clover Films added to its slate of Hong Kong films to be released next year Johnnie To's "Punished" as well as To's upcoming "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" and Andrew Lau's upcoming "Beautiful Life".

Monday, November 08, 2010


Don't miss The Stool Pigeon, the surprising worthy follow-up to "The Beast Stalker". Probably the best crime drama this year. Whatever possessed Wang Lee Hom to make this movie befuddles us, check out Lee Hom's directorial debut, Love In Disguise and judge for yourself. Androgyny is a term which refers to the mixing of masculine and feminine characteristics. So here comes this little seen movie Peacock starring Cillian Murphy as a man who dresses up as a woman to, well, you have to see it to figure out for yourself.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

His Face Sells...

Japan's most popular star, Takuya Kimura 木村拓哉 continues to bombard us with more TV commercials. This time, a funny spoof of the good old martial arts movies. Amusing...

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Legend of The Fist-Chen Zhen DVD/Bu Ray Out 18 November 2010

Featuring 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio & 5.1 & 2.0, Theatrical Trailers and Making Of, LEGEND OF THE FIST: THE RETURN OF CHEN ZHEN BLU-RAY will be release on 18 November 2010. The DVD comes with  Mandarin Dolby Digital 5.1 and English/Chinese subtitles.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

His Face Sells...

Citizen Watch (China) Co. Ltd has signed on Takeshi Kaneshiro to be the brand newest ambassador. Citizen has announced "great innovations and a strong will power" as the theme of the new advertising image and is hoping Kaneshiro would help launch their biggest campaign in the entire history of China along with other Asian nations including HK, Taiwan and Singapore. Kansehiro is currently filming his third collaboration with Peter Chan in a martial-arts movie tentatively titled "Swordsmen". Donnie Yen and Tung Wei co-stars.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

PCK The Movie Out On DVD 28 October 2010...

Phua Chu Kang The Movie starring Gurmit Singh, Irene Ang, Henry Thia, Neo Swee Lin and Lim Kay Siu will be out on 28 October 2010 with English, Chinese, Malay subtitles with Making of  extra feature. Don't Play Play...

Monday, October 25, 2010


Clover Films and Cathay-Keris Films are pleased to announce that Korean action blockbuster A BETTER TOMORROW 《英雄本色之无敌者》, directed by Song Hae-Sung 宋海星, starring Joo Jin-Mo 朱镇模, Song Seung-Heon 宋承憲, Kim Kang-Woo 金康宇, Jo Han-Sun 趙漢善 will open in cinemas 31 December 2010 to usher in “A Better Tomorrow”. Lead actors Joo Jin-Mo 朱镇模 (200 Pounds Beauty) and Song Seung-Heon 宋承憲 (Autumn In My Heart) will also be in Singapore to promote the movie in December 2010.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Perfect Wedding is close to perfect....

Paranormal Activity 2 draws the crowds!

Courtesy of Deadline Hollywood, here's a scene outside the Loews Theatre in New York City for the special midnight sneak previews of Paramount's Paranormal Activity 2. In Singapore? You can already catch it at a cinema near you...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

What You Didn't See On TV II: Oh So Desperate

No, our free to air local TV didn't show you what you wanted to see about those housewives on Wisteria Lane. There were apparently some bits that were censored for a family friendly rating. So if you are a fan of these housewives (we know we are), go out and hunt down this 6 disc box set - rated M18 (Some Homosexual Content).

The All Mighty Edition is loaded with extras ("Bloopers", "Deleted Scenes", "Cherry-Picked: Creator Marc Cherry's Favourite Scenes", "Miss Piggy Gets Desperate" & "Master Class"), and relive the passion, the laughter and the mystery at the comfort of your own home!

We are rooting for you, housewives - go go girl power!

Desperate Housewives: The Complete Sixth Season is available at all good video stores

Saturday, October 16, 2010

What You Didn't See on TV: Ugly is the new Beautiful

If you think you have caught the entire season of Ugly Betty on our local free to air channel, think again. The 4 disc box set is rated M18 (Some Homosexual Content), so there would be some juicy stuff which was censored for the sake of our younger viewers.

Go get this box set loaded with bonus materials ("Betty Goes Bahamas", "Webisodes", "Betty Bloops", "Deleted Scenes" & "Audio Commentary") and follow the adventures of Betty Suarez as she navigates the world of high fashion in New York.

You go, Betty girl!

Ugly Betty: The Complete Fourth and Final Season is available at all good video stores

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dennis Chew 周崇庆 & Chua En Lai 蔡恩来 Collaborate For The First Time in "THE GHOSTS MUST BE CRAZY"

Directed by Boris Boo 巫培双, “THE DAY OFF“《鬼才给你OFF》tells the story of Ah Nan (John Cheng) and Ah Lei (Wang Lei) going for their annual in-camp training. Unfortunately, they meet a very “on” Platoon Commander and they know that they are going to suffer this time round. They decide to cheat for MC (medical certificate) but the Platoon Commander does not buy their idea and chases them away. Then, the Platoon Commander launches a series of rigorous training. Everyone is complaining, so Ah Nan and Ah Lei decide to play a trick on their Platoon Commander as a form of revenge. As they are about to start their revenge, a series of strange things happen……..

“Both Dennis and En Lai are popular and successful comedians in both Chinese and English markets in Singapore. It will create interest and curiosity when putting the duo together for the first time in a local hor-medy (horror and comedy). I hope that the on-screen chemistry between both Dennis and En Lai will lure everyone to catch them and their hilarious moments in the movie when it opens in cinemas,” says Director Boris Boo.

THE GHOSTS MUST BE CRAZY also features another story titled “GHOST BRIDE“《鬼才嫁给你》helmed by first-time director Mark Lee 李国煌. He is also starring in the movie alongside another local comedian, Henry Thia 程旭辉.  “THE GHOST MUST BE CRAZY” opens in local cinemas on 6 January 2011.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Social Network Tops US Box-Office for 2nd Weekend

The Facebook movie "The Social Network" has recorded the lowest second weekend drop of any #1 film at the American box office this year and topped the US box-office for the second weekend in succession.

A $15.5m take over the weekend (October 8 – 10) has lifted its US gross to $46.1m after 10 days on release, following overwhelmingly rave reviews from US critics (the film currently scores 97% on Rotten Tomatoes).

Directed by David Fincher, from a script by Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network stars Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, and Justin Timberlake. It opens in Singapore Oct 28.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I will not be in 3D

Warner Bros Pictures has announced that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” will not be released in 3D as earlier planned.

"Despite everyone’s best efforts, we were unable to convert the film in its entirety and meet the highest standards of quality," said a statement from Warner Bros. "We do not want to disappoint fans who have long-anticipated the conclusion of this extraordinary journey, and to that end, we are releasing our film day-and-date on November 19, 2010 as planned."

Producer David Heyman said, “For 10 years, we have worked alongside Alan Horn and the studio, whose priority has always been to preserve the integrity of Jo Rowling’s books as we have adapted them to the screen, and this decision reflects that commitment.”

Director David Yates continued, “This decision, which we completely support, underscores the fact that Warner Bros. has always put quality first.”

Fans will have to wait till July 15, 2011, to see the first Harry Potter film in 3D when “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” opens.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Stool Pigeon DVD

Reuniting the duo of Nick Cheung and Nicolas Tse from "Beast Stalker", Dante Lam's The Stool Pigeon DVD will be release on 28 October 2010. DVD will feature a Mandarin audio track with English, Chinese subtitles.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Thursday, October 07, 2010


DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME 《通天神探狄仁杰》 has collected an encouraging S$677,000 at the local box office (as of 6th October) since the movie opened on 30th September, a week ago! The movie tops the
local box office chart last weekend (from 30th September to 3rd October), according to Cinematograph Film Exhibitors Association. Tsui Hark, the director of DETECTIVE DEE as well as the ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA series, has proven that he still has what it takes!

DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME has already surpassed the box office of Tsui Hark’s recent movies such as MISSING (S$104,660) and ALL ABOUT WOMEN
(S$37,442). The movie is also likely to overtake the box office of SEVEN SWORDS (S$917,573) and
THE LEGEND OF ZU (S$783,212) in the next few weeks.

Five films to premiere at the Korean Film Festival 2010

As part of the annual Korea Festival, the Korean Film Festival 2010 is back with a strong line up of five films to be screened from 21 – 24 October 2010 at Cinema Europa, Golden Village VivoCity.

Organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Singapore and in partnership with Golden Village Multiplex as venue host, the festival will focus on action films featuring a sports comedy, Take Off; brotherhood loyalty in Righteous Ties; time travel with fantasy Woo Chi: The Taoist Wizard; and delectable delights in Antique. The festival-goers can also look forward to a First Look preview for the critically acclaimed film, The Housemaid.

The Embassy has invited Jung Jun Ho, a popular and award-winning film and television actor in Korea to grace the gala premiere for Righteous Ties on 22 October at Golden Village VivoCity.
Festival ticket sales begin from Thursday 7 October 2010 online at and at all Golden Village Multiplexes. GV Movie Club members enjoy $1 off festival ticket price. For more information and updates, please visit Korean Film Festival 2010 in Facebook website.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Zack Snyder directing the new 'Superman' reboot

According to, Zack Snyder has been chosen to be the new director for the long-delayed Superman reboot for Warner Bros. Reportedly, Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer hatched the story and Goyer wrote the script. Whether you are a fan or hater of Snyder's 300 and Watchmen, it's still too early to tell whether Nolan and Warner Bros has make the right choice this time.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Blood Ties DVD on 26 October 2010

Local produced supernatural thriller BLOOD TIES will be release on 26 October 2010. Special features include interviews, trailer and music video with English and Chinese subtitles. BLOOD TIES DVD is priced at S$24.90 RRP (Recommended Retail Price), VCD is priced at S$14.90 RRP.

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