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 http://www.shaw.sg/ 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: http://18gpictures.com/whmt

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.

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