Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Yona Yona Penguin coming to DVD 6 July 2010

Three children from different worlds find friendship & courage for the first time in their lives in YONA YONA PENGUIN which will be available on DVD & VCD 6 July 2010. Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


It's fantasy mid-week as we reviewed "Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief" when modern and mythical worlds collide in this thunderous fantasy-adventure. Wizards, goblins and time travel prevails in this Korean's number one action fantasy, "The Tao Fighter: Woochi". A cop goes back in time to the present to protect a scientist who holds the key to mankind’s future in this muddled affair, "Future X-Cops" directed by Wong Jing.

Monday, June 28, 2010

His Face Sells..

His face is plastered all over a certain brand of cosmetic shops in town and who knows Lee Min Ho (from Korean's Boys Before Flowers) also touts Dunkin' Donuts. Check out his series of Dunkin' Donuts commercials right here. You know what to do if you want your donuts to fly off the shelves.

Friday, June 25, 2010

To All Twifans:- Advance tickets sales to start on Saturday, 26th June 2010

The advance tickets sales for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse will start on Saturday, 26th June 2010, coinciding with the partial Lunar Eclipse passing through Singapore. Public who wishes to purchase the tickets is encouraged to check on the local cinema websites for show times and other screening information. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is based on Stephenie Meyer's Eclipse and is the third installment of the popular Twilight Saga film series. The first 2 films, Twilight and The Twilight Saga: New Moon, are part of the worldwide phenomenon in recent cinema history.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Festive Films and Cathay Keris Films are proud to announce that we have just
launched our IP Man: The Legend is Born iPhone App on iTunes on Wednesday,
16th June. You may download the IP Man: The Legend is Born iPhone App for free at this site.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Made In Singapore- Vanness Wu's new horror movie "The Haunting Lover"

Not much fanfare has preceded its release in Singapore this coming Thu (the movie wasn't screened for critics either) but here's one fun fact we've discovered- part of the movie was actually filmed in our very own Lion City! Yes, if you check out this Cantonese trailer for the movie (, you'd realise that the very first shot is a closeup of our Merlion, followed by several recognisable landmarks in Raffles Place and Chinatown.

What is this movie about? Well, here's what we know from the official synopsis: "Back in the 40's, a large medicinal manufacturing plant in Guangzhou, Kwong Cheong Tong, is hiring. To his luck, Leung Kwong was hired simply due to his resemblance to their missing Third Master of 10 years. While at work, Leung encounters strange incidents one right after the other. In one case, Leung was attacked and was saved by a mysterious young woman (Fu Yung) who claims that Leung is actually Third Master who she has been waiting for the last 10 years.

In order to get to the bottom of the mystery of the missing Third Master, Leung goes to Singapore with his girlfriend, Hsiao Chen, in hopes of finding the truth. Their trip to Singapore only brings them back to the original source, Kwong Cheong Tong. The longer it takes to Leung to solve the mystery, the deeper he falls into the persona as Third Master. He becomes romantically involved with Hsiao Chen and Fu Yung, not able to distinguish one from the other. As Leung gets closer to the truthdanger gets closer to Leung..."

Our neighbours across the Causeway have had the honour of watching this first (since it was released last week) and reviews and word of mouth have not been positive- but perhaps the chance to catch a movie made in our very own country may entice you?

71: Into The Fire :: Fastest Movie To Reach 1 Million Admissions This Year

71: Into The Fire has premiered in South Korean theatres on June 16th and instantly took the number one spot at the box office. The movie, starring A-list actors Kwon Sang Woo, T.O.P. from Big Bang, Cha Seung Won and Kim Seung Woo, was directed by A Moment to Remember director Lee Jae Han.

Figures by the Korean Box Office System (KOBIS) released on Monday revealed that the newly released picture, which opened in theatres on June 16, attracted 809,229 moviegoers during the weekend of June 18 to 20. The film has accumulated over 1.1 million admissions to date, making it the fastest movie this year to breach the one million mark.

71: Into The Fire is about the true story of 71 student soldiers who fought during the Korean War. The film commemorates the 60th anniversary of the war this month. 71: Into The Fire is slated for release 26th August 2010.

Monday, June 21, 2010


TOY STORY 3 lived up to its promise of being summer’s largest “Breakout Comedy” in more ways than one. In addition to receiving positive reviews from a majority of movie critics, the third installment to Pixar’s bestselling franchise raked in S$ 1,499,612 in box office takings over its opening weekend, breaking Pixar’s records, and rendering it Pixar’s best film ever. The movie continues to earn positive reviews from critics, encouraging moviegoers to catch the film in 3D – the 30 3D screens contributed 51% of the overall cumulative box office in Singapore.

In the United States, the highly anticipated third installment to Toy Story finished first at the weekend box office pulling in $109 million in the United States. The film became the first Disney/Pixar release to top $100 million in its opening weekend, setting a record for both Pixar and the month of June. The film is also the 11th Pixar title in a row to achieve Box Office No. 1 status as well as the biggest Pixar/Disney Animation Opening Weekend.

TOY STORY 3’s achievements are products of its success in sustaining the Pixar-esque charm, humour and cross-generational appeal for which the first two films in the series were feted. Adults who watched the first two films now have their own children to introduce this film to – giving rise to a whole new generation of TOY STORY fans. Young adults, usually not a big audience for animated films, also played an important role: 40 percent of the non-family audience was aged 17-24, people who presumably grew up with TOY STORY and are now able to identify with the protagonist Andy who like them, is now a young adult.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Megan Fox struts Emporio Armani

Forget about Transformers. The foxy siren, Megan Fox will roll out in Emporio Armani undies in the Fall/Winter 2010-2011 advertising campaign next month with images of Meg going viral online and hitting billboards in New York, Los Angeles, London, Milan, Rome, Paris and Tokyo. In the meantime, Fox is reportedly engaged to Brian Austin Green and her next screening outing, Jonah Hex will open here 5 August.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


The box-office hit, IP MAN 2 comes to home video on 26 June 2010. With purchase of IP MAN 2 DVD / VCD or Blu-ray (coming soon in july), consumers now get to win an IP MAN 2 Collector’s Hamper which includes:
Stylish Timex Men's Retrograde Functional Tech, Limited Edition IP MAN 2 Umbrellas and Limited Edition IP MAN 2 Theatrical Posters. Promotional Details and Entry can be found at: DVD Bonus Features Includes:  The Making Of IP MAN 2 制作特辑 and Shooting Diary 拍摄日记.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"Love Cuts" Poster Unveiled

Starring Singapore’s top actress MediaCorp artiste Zoe Tay 郑惠玉 and veteran Hong Kong actor Kenny Ho 何家劲, LOVE CUTS 《割爱》tells the story of a 40-year-old mother of two and her struggle with terminal breast cancer. It is a moving portrayal of not only the challenges she faces as a result of her diagnosis, but how she inspires and changes the lives of the people around her. LOVE CUTS 《割爱》 is scheduled to open in Singapore on September or October 2010.

Monday, June 14, 2010


Does a screenplay by the late Adrienne Shelly (who was tragically murdered in her Manhattan office in 2006) goes anywhere? Find out in this screwball comedy, "Serious Moonlight" starring Meg Ryan and Justin Long. What sort of experience should audiences get from watching this Jason Schwartzman-Ben Stiller low-budget comedy/drama, "The Marc Pease Experience"? Dreamer or Disaster? Why did Richard O’ Connell gives up tomb raiding and goes head on with Indiana Jones? Inspired by true events, this straight-to-video medical drama, "Extraordinary Measures" might just gives you an answer.

Friday, June 11, 2010


Tired of seeing endless rounds of sequels in the theaters? Well, the bad news is there's more coming our way (all dates are subject to changes):
1. Scream 4 (April 2011)
2. Pirates of the Caribbean 4 (May 2011)
3. Transformers 3 (June 2011)
4. Kung Fu Panda 2 (June 2011)
5. Fast And Furious 5 (June 2011)
6. Sherlock Holmes 2 (December 2011)
7. Mission Impossible 4 (December 2011)
8. Alvin And The Chipmunks 3 (December 2011)
9. The Clash of the Titans 2 (2011 and beyond)
10. Men In Black III (May 2012)
11. Madagascar 3 (May 2012)
12. Ice Age 4 (July 2012)

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Large cut-outs of TOY STORY 3's Woody, Buzz and new character Lotso have been spotted at the turn towards Takashimaya Shopping Mall. In keeping with Toy Story 3’s key inspiration of prison break movies and in salute to the groundbreaking artistic contribution of the TOY STORY franchise especially to the world of animation, Walt Disney Studios Singapore has broken away from convention and turned to guerilla marketing by piquing the interests of moviegoers with movie character “appearances” in the city’s different greenbelt zones - a first for movie marketing. Toy Story fans will also be able to catch a glimpse of these characters in front of Change Alley at Raffles Place from June 14-16.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Adidas' Star Wars-themed commercial

With the World Cup round the corner, David Beckham, Snoop Dogg and Jay Baruchel (from She's Out Of My League) did a new Adidas' Star Wars-themed commercial where else, in Tatooine's Mos Eisley Cantina of course. The ad also feature Daft Punk and Oasis' Noel Gallagher. See if you can spot them. Watch it here

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Summer Roundup Part I (May)

The month of May is traditionally the start of the red-hot summer blockbuster season but this year, it seems audiences are not heading to the theatres as much as they used to. Put that down to a case of 'sequelitis' as Hollywood seems to be playing it safe by lining up a less than ballsy release slate this year including sequels, and more sequels.

Kicking off the first wave of summer blockbusters was Paramount's Iron Man 2 which opened solidly both in Singapore as well as Stateside. Singapore also had the privilege of being one of the first to see Asian action star Donnie Yen's return to one of his most iconic characters in the sequel Ip Man 2. The two "I"s slugged it out in the first weekend of May but still ended up with impressive box-office returns for both- with Ip Man 2 surpassing Red Cliff to become the highest-grossing Asian film in Singapore. 

Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott teamed up again for the retelling of the folklore hero, Robin Hood, in the third week of May. Although rated considerable better than Kingdom of Heaven and King Arthur, audiences seem rather indifferent to the film which opened to middling numbers both here and Stateside.

Same goes for the green ogre, Shrek- despite touting it as the final film in the franchise and the first to go 3D, the animation opened way below expectations (in the US, $30 mil to be exact) and confirmed that it's high time they put the beast to rest.

Hoping to jump-start a new franchise, the Jerry Bruckheimer/Disney/fantasy video game production, Prince of Persia starring Jake Gyllenhaal unfortunately did not get enough votes from audiences. Box-office opening numbers was nowhere near that for similarly-themed The Mummy and Pirates of the Caribbean movies, a likely consequence of the movie's utterly fuzzy plotting and Gyllenhaal’s out-of-place British accent.

The disappointment was one more for the sassy cougars (aunties to be politically-correct) in Sex and the City 2 as the movie expected to top the US Memorial Day box office weekend crashed out at a distant third. In Singapore too, the movie opened third, behind both Shrek 4 and Prince of Persia.

If you're getting tired of seeing more of the same, we hear you and we share your sentiments. June might bring some reprieve with Owen Wilson's talking dog Mamarduke, the flashy update of the '80s TV series The A-Team, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz's action bonaza Knight & Day, and of course Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 3, one sequel we're sure you'll definitely want to see. Yes, by most summer standards, this year's seems unusually tepid and studios will do well to take notice.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

OLD COW VS TENDER GRASS Hitting Cinemas 22 July 2010

Local comedy 《老牛与嫩草》 OLD COW VS TENDER GRASS,
starring well-loved comedians Henry Thia (Money No Enough 2, Where Got Ghost?) of Singapore, Jack Lim (Kidnapper, Ah Long Pte Ltd) of Malaysia, Taiwan’s Crystal Lin (One Million Star Season 3 alumnae) and popular MediaCorp YES933 DJ Siau Jiahui will be hitting Singapore cinemas on July 22. The movie, helmed by veteran director Fok Chi Kai will be distributed theatrically in Singapore by Golden Village Pictures and Clover Films. OLD COW VS TENDER GRASS tells the story of Moo (played by Henry Thia), a taxi-driver in his late 40s, and how his routine life changes when he gets acquainted with an attractive but eccentric lady, Moon (played by Crystal Lin). Jack Lim plays a rugged taxi-driver who falls for a lady from China (played by Siau Jiahui). The movie attempts to explore the seemingly improbable romantic relationships in today’s society, through a simple yet hilarious storyline.

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