Friday, April 30, 2010

IP MAN 2 Opens This Week

Hollywood Stars In Japan II

We haven't see Catherine Zeta-Jones on the big screen for a long time. But no worries, the lady is busy raking in the dough, touting Lux haircare products in Japan. Still looking (photoshopped) glamourous, Mrs Douglas...

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Hollywood Stars In Japan

Perhaps only in Japan you will see Leonardo DiCaprio as a brand mascot for Bridgestone's environmental-friendly tires "ECOPIA". The actor who is renowned for his environmental efforts can be seen in several ads talking to the audience (with Japanese dubbing) while driving in the beautiful sunlight, through the woods and hills. View the ads here.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Power Up with AC/DC Music for Iron Man 2!

Before Iron Man 2 hits the cinemas, get ready to power up with AC/DC's rollicking music from the soundtrack album!

Columbia Records has released the album AC/DC: Iron Man 2, which features 15 classic AC/DC songs selected from ten of the band’s studio albums, ranging from 1976 to 2008.

“Music is an integral part of the Tony Stark and Iron Man experience, and we are pleased that Columbia and AC/DC are taking part in the franchise’s phenomenon. Through this relationship, the band is delivering fans supercharged Iron Man branded music through all our combined consumer touch points, from the movie to retail outlets and even virally with the debut of the new video,” said Tim Connors, Chief Operating Officer, Marvel Studios.

Based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero, Iron Man 2 continues the story of 2008’s box office smash hit Iron Man, which grossed nearly $600 million worldwide, and was the first feature film produced independently by Marvel Studios.

AC/DC: Iron Man 2 is available at all good record stores.

Watch out for our soundtrack review soon!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Iron Man Drinks Dr Pepper

Watch the hilarious Iron Man 2/Dr Pepper commercial featuring Stan Lee in a cameo and the voice of Paul Bettany as JARVIS. The video link is here

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mao's Last Dancer

We reviewed the opening film of this year Singapore Film Festival, Mao's Last Dancer. From internationally acclaimed Australian film director Bruce Beresford comes the inspirational true story of a small boy’s extraordinary journey from poverty to international stardom. The movie opens exclusively at GV from 22 April 2010.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Bodyguards and Assassins grabs 8 Hong Kong Film Awards incl Best Picture

Teddy Chan's historical epic, "Bodyguards and Assassins", was the big winner at the 29th Hong Kong Film Awards held yesterday. The film produced by Peter Chan's Cinema Popular nabbed awards in 8 categories, including Best Picture, Best Director for Teddy Chan, Best Supporting Actor for Nicholas Tse and Best Action Choreography by Stephen Tung Wai and Lee Tat-Chiu.

The other big winner was the historical drama "Echoes of the Rainbow" directed by Alex Law. Law won for Best Screenplay for the film based on his own experience, and Simon Yam won Best Actor for his role as a father to the titular character of Big Ears. Newcomer Aarif Lee also won Best New Performer and Best Original Song for the title song of the film composed by Lowell Lo.

The other acting honours went to Wai Yung-hung for Best Actress in "At the End of Daybreak" and Michelle Ye for Best Supporting Actress in "Accident".

Mo Tzu Yi in Forever

Taiwan-born actor Mo Tzu Yi (aka Morning Mo) graduated from the prestigious Taipei University of Arts in 2003, with a major in Drama. Tzu Yi is a versatile actor with a career ranging from stage, screen and television. His latest film ‘Snowfall in Taipei’ received its world premiere in competition at the 2009 Tokyo International Film Festival.
His recent film ‘A Place of One’s Own’ won three awards at 2009 Taipei International Film Festival, including audience award, best supporting actress and best production design. Tzu Yi can next be seen in Wee Li Lin's second feature film after Gone Shopping, titled Forever (working title). The story is about a girl who is a wedding videographer who goes all her way out just to get the guy she loves. Tzu Yi is cast as the guy who is being pursued by the "stalker" girl in the movie.

Friday, April 16, 2010


Born in Barcelona of French-American and Catalan parentage and now based in Paris, one of France’s brightest young stars, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey has been selected by producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Rob Marshall to star in the key role of Syrena, a beautiful and alluring young mermaid in Walt Disney Pictures’/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ epic adventure “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” the fourth in the blockbuster series of films. Bergès-Frisbey joins Johnny Depp, returning in his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow. The film is slated to open on May 20, 2011.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Monga Opens This Week

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Takeshi Kaneshiro Drabbed In Emporio Armani Again

We haven't heard about Takeshi Kaneshiro for a while. But the handsome actor has not been idling it seems, Kaneshiro continues to be the spokesman for international fashion label Emporio Armani. Sporting a more manly and rugged look, the latest campaign featuring  金城武 can be seen locally at all EA boutiques. Girls, get ready for some eye candy!

Monday, April 12, 2010


Moviegoers are in for twice the fun and triple the thrills as Disney- Pixar's beloved animated features "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2" will returned on 15 April as a 3D double feature. Relive the adventures of Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Rex, Mr. Potato Head. Slinky Dog, Hamm and Bo Peep all over again!

Friday, April 09, 2010

Are you ready to... Kick Ass?

Multi platinum selling pop superstar MIKA goes head to head with the world's hottest pop producer RED ONE for brand new single 'KICK-ASS', the title track from the forthcoming movie of the same name. An incendiary slice of global pop 'KICK-ASS' the single is every bit as powerful and thrilling as you would expect when Mika and Red One collide in the studio.

Check out the video here (!

Based on the Marvel Comic by Mark Millar and John Romita, KICK-ASS tells the story of a regular kid who becomes a real-life superhero, even though he has no superpowers.

As usual, we've got freebies in store for you. Keep your eyes peeled for our soundtrack review and online contest to win the album! Meanwhile, click here to win premiere tickets!

The movie will open next Thursday (15 Apr 2010)

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Director Ivy Ho Crossing into Town

The new romantic comedy starring Jacky Cheung and Tang Wei,  Crossing Hennessy, is set to open in cinemas 15th April. And to promote the movie, writer/director Ivy Ho will be in town as part of the inaugural Hong Kong Film Festival 2010.

Crossing Hennessy has been chosen as the opening film of the HKFF 2010 which runs over three days this weekend at Cinema Europa, GV Vivocity. Tickets for the Blog Aloud session on 8 Apr where viewers can ask her questions about the film after the screening are already sold out.

We at MX would like to extend a warm welcome to Ivy Ho to the sunny island of Singapore! Here's wishing her a fruitful and memorable time here!

Saturday, April 03, 2010


You can finally bring home a slice of Pandora when AVATAR releases on Blu-ray Disc and DVD from Alliance Entertainment on April 22nd to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. The must-own AVATAR Blu-ray release provides the ultimate high definition experience ever for home viewing audiences. Recognized for its optimum picture and sound, the film’s masterful cinematography, art direction and visual effects lends itself to awe-inspiring clarity when viewed on Blu-ray Disc. AVATAR has taken in over $2.6 billion in worldwide box office with $1.9 billion derived from international markets to date.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Thursday, April 01, 2010

First Look at Stallone's upcoming The Expendables

Forgive us for our lack of objectivity we gush with anticipation over the new Sylvester Stallone action film "The Expendables". Before you start asking what a 80s-has been is doing making another action movie, we'd suggest you check out the cast he has assembled for this movie, a who's who of action stars including Jason Statham, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Steve Austin and Randy Couture.

What's most exciting is a scene from the trailer that has Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis together, a union that has only been talked about for the past 20 odd years. Yes, Stallone has finally managed to pull it off by putting all three stars/ former Planet Hollywood restaurant partners together.

We at MX have specially loaded up the exclusive trailer on our page for your viewing pleasure. Feel free to join us in putting "The Expendables" on your list of most anticipated action movies this summer.

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