Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
With a production budget of US$25 million and the production set size of 5 football fields, Bodyguards and Assassins has exceeded RMB 90 million in total box office. Singapore alone contributed almost SGD $800,000 to the total box office within its’ four-day release. Directed by Teddy Chen (The Accidental Spy), Bodyguards and Assassins is a based on the a fictional account of an assassination attempt on revered Chinese revolutionary Sun Yat-sen and the efforts of kung fu masters who protected him before the Chinese Revolution overthrew the Qing Dynasty in 1911. Starring Donnie Yen, Nicholas Tse,, Tony Leung, Eric Tsang and Fan Bing-Bing. Coming to Blu-ray Hi-Def, DVD and VCD February 8, 2010. The DVD and Blu-ray comes with Behind the Scene bonus features and rated NC-16 (Some Violence), 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio & 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital in Mandarin Language Track.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
James Cameron has said that Avatar is the first in what is to be a planned trilogy and it appears that Avatar may eventually better the "Lord of the Rings" to emerge as the highest-grossing film trilogy of all time!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
If not, do help a group of NTU students and do your part to help 'Save Our Film' as well! The 'Save Our Film' campaign is a nationwide outreach effort to raise awareness amongst those aged 15 to 35 and educate them on the importance of saving our local films for the future. It is held as a part of the 5th Anniversary celebrations of the Asian Film Archive, a local charity dedicated to collecting, conserving and sharing our local films from before the Golden Era ('50s and '60s) till today, and will launch on 30 January till the end of February.
Part of the 'Save Our Film' campaign involves a nation-wide Call for Memories where members of the public are invited to contribute video clips of themselves or their "memory-keepers" like parents and grandparents to share their recollections of Singapore film. This can include actual Singapore films and the experience of watching films in Singapore in the good old days of large hall cinemas and the like. These video clips will be amassed on the Asian Film Archive YouTube group to form an online video memories exhibition accessible to the public and our targeted audience of youths who will not have these memories of their own.
They would like to extend a warm invitation to anyone who holds and wishes to share their favourite local film memories and will arrange to interview and record you and any other friends or family you can gather for this personal sharing session. This is a wholly non-profit endeavour aimed at recreating experiences for our youths and creating conversations between the generations. Please feel free to email them at saveourfilm [at] gmail.com and do come forward to join in this very worthy but overlooked cause!
Monday, January 18, 2010
And here are the winners of the Golden Globes 2010:
Best Picture (Drama) - "Avatar"
Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) - "The Hangover"
Best Director - James Cameron (left with producer Jon Landau), "Avatar"
Best Actor (Drama) - Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart"
Best Actor (Musical or Comedy) - Robert Downey Jr, "Sherlock Holmes"
Best Actress (Drama) - Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side"
Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) - Meryl Streep, "Julie and Julia"
Best Supporting Actor - Christoph Waltz, "Inglorious Basterds"
Best Supporting Actress - Mo'Nique, "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire"
Best Screenplay - Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, "Up in the Air"
Best Animated Film - "Up"
Best Original Score - Michael Giacchino, "Up"
Next up! The Academy Awards on March 7, 2010. Nominations will be announced Feb 2.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010
In their official press release, Sony said that Peter Parker would be going back to high school for a reboot of the franchise with a script by Jamie Vanderbilt. The new chapter will see Parker "grappling with contemporary human problems and amazing super-human crises" and feature a whole new cast and filmmaking team.
Spidey 4 was slated to hit cinemas in the first week of May to kick off the lucrative summer movie season of 2011. Apparently, Raimi had told Sony that he wasn't able to keep the film's creative integrity and stick to the studio's summer release date. There were also rumours that Sony wanted the film in 3D and no one on Raimi's regular team were confident enough of pulling it off. It's now confirmed that Sony would only be ready with the next Spiderman in 2012. (Meanwhile, Paramount has grabbed the opening date in 2011 for their Marvel superhero flick Thor.)
While this promises to be an exciting new beginning for the webslinging superhero, we had hoped that Raimi would have one last hurrah before the inevitable passing of the reins to another director. After all, Spiderman 3 wasn't exactly the best way to exit what had been a very good Spidey 1 and 2.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Resorts World Sentosa’s four hotels - Festive Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore (left), Crockfords Tower and Hotel Michael – offer a combined inventory of 1,350 rooms and 10 restaurant outlets at their opening. Another two hotels at the Resort, Equarius Hotel and Spa Villas will launch after 2010. Resorts World Sentosa is working closely with the authorities to obtain approvals for Universal Studios Singapore, which will open next. The opening date for the casino will be announced when it gets notice of its casino licence.
Room and restaurant reservations begin at 1000 hours on Monday, 11 Jan 2010 on hotline +65 6577 8899. Details will be posted on http://www.rwsentosa.com/
Remember the survey you helped to do some time back? Well, here's the findings: More than a decade after Money No Enough smashed local box office records, Singapore's top grossing local film of all time and the fifth behind Hollywood giants, has achieved a new iconic status – it was mistakenly thought to be Singapore's oldest film. According to an online survey of over 300 respondents, Money No Enough emerged as the most cited answer when asked what the oldest local film is. In second place was yet another Jack Neo film, I Not Stupid, released in 2002. Eric Khoo's 1996 Mee Pok Man took third rank. Overall, more than half of respondents quoted a film made after the 1990s. Only a mere 16% of respondents named Malay and Chinese films from Singapore's Golden Era in the '50s and '60s. But the correct answer is either Liu Peh Jing's Xin Ke (The immigrant) thought to have been made in 1926, or B.S. Rajhan's Laila Majnun made in 1933. Only 1% of respondents got this right. While both films been lost to time owing to a lack of film preservation, its memory should not
fade into obscurity. There is a clear lack of awareness about the nation's culturally rich film heritage and its urgent need to be saved. These findings were carried out last month by a group of final-year students at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University for the Asian Film Archive, shedding new light on Singaporeans' attitudes towards their local film and its overlooked history. A series of projection bombs in the heartlands and a nationwide call for local film memories and memorabilia are planned for the guerilla campaign which will run for one and half months till the end of February. More information on the Archive's campaign and fifth anniversary will be available to the public from 15 January 2010 via the Archive's Official Website: http://www.asianfilmarchive.org/
Sunday, January 03, 2010
There's nothing special about the toy figure but it does come with something called a "webcam i-tag". All what you have to do is to place the iTags in front of your webcam to see Avatar's creatures or machines appearing on your computer screen. It's pretty cool actually. For more details about the figure, click Mattel website. On a related note, James Cameron has revealed that, when making Avatar, he shot a sex scene between two Na'vi characters. "We had it in and we cut it out," said Cameron, "so that will be something for the special edition DVD, if you want to see how they have sex." Actress Zoe Saldana, who had said that she thinks Neytiri is "very sexy", went into the specifics of how the Na'vi "get their groove on", which turns out to be through the tendrils at the end of their ponytail-like tentacle. Weird but we are ready for it!
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