Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Catch Korean heartthrob Lee Min Ho and Son Ye Jin in the romance comedy, "Personal Taste" even before it hits our television this saturday. Distributed by InnoForm Media and presented in two separate DVD sets with free notebook, a total of 16 episodes with both Korean and Mandarin tracks. Available at major retail stores now.

Monday, August 30, 2010


Shaw Theatres Pte Ltd introduced a new mobile movie ticketing site - m.shaw.sg - that is secure, fast and extremely user- friendly. It is compatible with most smartphones and mobile devices with a web browser feature, like Apple's iPhone and iPad, Blackberry and Android devices.

m.shaw.sg only needs a web browser to function, which is built into all smartphones. It was built from ground up to be cross platform compatible and as such does not require downloading as it is not an application. m.shaw.sg allows the actual purchasing of tickets and not reservation, thus eliminating the need and hassle of collecting tickets half an hour before a movie starts.

All customers have to do is bring along the credit card used for the transaction to the box office for the collection of their movie tickets, without a need to remember any transaction numbers. The site accepts a wide range of credit and debit cards such as Mastercard, Visa and Amex, making mobile payment secure and easy for everyone.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

His Face Sells......

Trust us, Ryan Reynolds is going to be the new A-list actor of our time. Following the footstep of his wife Scarlett Johansson who modeled for D&G;Reynolds is now the spokesmodel for Hugo Boss' new fragrance, Bottled Night. You know Green Lantern needs to smell nice too. You can find out more right here

Friday, August 27, 2010


Director and producer Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr and Mrs Smith) has come on board to present Fox International's Mandarin-language film THE BUTCHER, THE CHEF AND THE SWORDSMAN 刀见笑. Directed by up-and-coming Chinese filmmaker Wuershan, THE BUTCHER, THE CHEF AND THE SWORDSMAN follows the journey of a mystical blade as it passes through the hands of three ambitious men. As the interwoven story unfolds, they find that the blade possesses the ability to dramatically change the fate of each of its owners. Their stories come full circle as each man takes possession of the mystical blade and discovers its double edge- the great power it bestows is matched by even greater danger. The trailer can be found here (a crazy mix of comedy and martial-arts it seems). As of press time, the release date for Singapore has yet to be fixed. (Photo by Twentieth Century Fox)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Get ready to be "Buried" with Ryan Reynolds on 7 October 2010 as the movie takes place entirely in a coffin but shrewdly finds the space to wriggle its way from horror to melodrama and even action. The Pang Brothers are back on 14 October 2010 as they bring you horror in a new dimension "Child's Eye 3D". For some exotic comedy involving conman who wouldn't go straight, beware on 21 October 2010 as Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor appears together in "I Love You, Phillip Morris". Detective Shunsaku Aoshima is back on 11 November 2010 in the third instalment of the ever popular franchise "Bayside Shakedown 3". Lastly, a married couple's life is turned upside down on 25 November when the wife is accused of a murder in "The Next Three Days" starring Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks. Watch this space for more details. (Release dates are subject to change).

Satoshi Kon 1963 - 2010

The sad new that came out of Studio Madhouse is that anime director Satoshi Kon has passed away at age 47. Kon first drew worldwide attention with his feature film directorial debut, the psychological suspense film Perfect Blue, in 1997. He would follow that with a string of critically acclaimed anime projects: Millennium Actress (2001), Tokyo Godfathers (2003), Paranoia Agent (2004), and Paprika (2006). At the time of his passing, Kon was working at MADHOUSE on a new feature film called Yume-Miru Kikai.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

GVmax Now Equipped with 3D Digital and Dolby Surround 7.1

GVmax at GV VivoCity is now the largest cinema hall in Asia that combines the best quality visual and sound platforms with the addition of 3D Digital and Dolby Surround 7.1. Movie-goers are in for a visual treat as they will experience the widest and brightest 3D Digital screen which will enhance depth perception. The movie experience is boosted by the superior Dolby Surround 7.1 which promises to deliver maximum audio impact within the hall.

The design of the hall remains the same, with the radiused stadium-style seating offering perfect line of sight from every seat. The seating layout helps enhance the visual and sound experience in the hall. The 3D Digital screen measuring 22.4 meters, close to the length of 2 SBS buses parked bumper to bumper, spans the entire width of the hall. The 360 degree surround sound delivered by the Dolby Surround 7.1 system, enhances the sound ambiance in the hall. GV is set to launch the new GVmax 3D Digital hall on 30th August with the premiere of Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore in 3D.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Still Dreaming?

Still can't get enough of Hans Zimmer's haunting score for the blockbuster Inception?

Fret not, other than purchasing the original soundtrack album, you can also download 2 exclusive tracks from the highly praised score, thanks to Zimmer and WaterTower Music.

All you need to do is to visit InceptionScore.com and sign up with your email address. The kind folks will then direct you to a download of 2 previously unreleased tracks "Projections" and "Don't Think About Elephants".

What do we think of the sounds Zimmer has created for this mindblowing movie? Read about it here. The soundtrack album is available at all good music stores.

Dance Dance Revolution

While we continue to figure out why there is a surge of dance movies (in eye popping 3D, nonetheless) invading our cinemas recently, we leave you with what we think of the two soundtracks albums chockful of dance tunes.

Would you prefer to do the Street Dance or to Step Up (for the 3rd time)? You play the music, you dance, you decide. Both soundtracks are available at all good music stores.

Rene Zellweger's "Case 39"

Finally, the Singapore audience can gloat over the fact that they have watched a Hollywood production earlier than it's America counterparts. The long mystery of "Case 39's" fate is finally coming to an end. The Rene Zellweger and Bradley Cooper thriller was shot years ago and after sitting on the shelf forever, the thriller is getting a release date of Oct. 1 2010 in the States. "39" started rolling out overseas a year ago in the case of Singapore, 26 November 2009! Anyway Case 39 is also out on DVD here.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A World Within Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

Featuring some of the crappy movies that Lucas Lee (Chris Evans) has apparently made since breaking up with Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) in "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World". Check out the 5 outrageous posters of these fictitious movies right here on Empireonline"Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" opens on 28 October 2010 in Singapore.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Clover Films, producer of upcoming local film LOVE CUTS, is organising a charity premiere for the movie to raise funds for the breast cancer cause. The event is supported by the Health Promotion Board (HPB), the Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) and the Singapore Cancer Society (SCS). The LOVE CUTS Charity Premiere will be held at GV VivoCity on 3rd September. It will be graced by prominent women in business, politics and the community as well as breast cancer survivors and lead actress of the movie, MediaCorp Artiste Zoe Tay.
Both the Breast Cancer Foundation and the Singapore Cancer Society will start selling the charity premiere tickets from 18th August. Each ticket is priced at $100. Members of the public who are interested can contact BCF at 63526560 / enquiries@bcf.org.sg and SCS at 64215880 fund_raising@singaporecancersociety.org.sg

LOVE CUTS, starring popular MediaCorp Artiste Zoe Tay and veteran Hong Kong actor Kenny Ho, depicts the struggles faced by breast cancer patients as well as their family members. LOVE CUTS is directed by Gerald Lee and co-distributed in Singapore by Clover Films and Golden Village Pictures. The movie will open in Singapore on 9th September and in Malaysia on 28th October.

Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara to Star in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara have been cast in the lead roles of Columbia Pictures' three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson's literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy under the direction of David Fincher. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - the first film of the series, which also includes The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest begins shooting next month in Sweden. The screenplay is written by Steve Zaillian. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is set for worldwide release December 21, 2011. The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson has been published in 44 countries and has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide thus far. In the U.S. alone, the series has sold over 10 million copies, and the sales were recently calculated at the remarkable rate of one book per second. Lisbeth Salander, Stieg Larsson's fierce pixie of a heroine, is one of the most original characters in a thriller to come along in a while - a gamin, Audrey Hepburn look-alike but with tattoos and piercings, the take-no-prisoners attitude of Lara Croft and the cool, unsentimental intellect of Mr. Spock. She is the vulnerable victim turned vigilante; a willfully antisocial girl . . . who has proved herself to be as incandescently proficient as any video game warrior." DAVID FINCHER most recently directed this fall's much-anticipated The Social Network for Columbia Pictures, which opens in the U.S. on October 1st and ROONEY MARA will also appear in The Social Network.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Evan Rachel Wood & Chris Evans Gucci Guilty

An almost unrecognisable True Blood actress Evan Rachel Wood and Captain America Chris Evans stars in the latest fragrance campaign for Gucci Guilty. Gucci Guilty is a 'patchouli-based mandarin-lilac' fragrance aimed at women who likes to take risks, not sit around and wait for things to happen. There's also a 60-second commercial directed by Frank Miller (Sin City, The Spirit) which is described as a sexy love tryst set against a futuristic cityscape filmed in cartoon aesthetic style. Sounds more exciting than The Spirit.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Avatar Re-Release includes Alien Sex Scene?

AVATAR: SPECIAL EDITION is hitting Singapore theatres August 26. Among the eight minutes of new bonus footage includes Naytiri and Jake's lovemaking scene which is described as "the ultimate intimacy" in the screenplay. "They come together into a kiss and sink down on the bed of moss, and ripples of light spread out around them." "It's been restored, every last frame of it. Seriously," director James Cameron tells MTV News. Kinky...(You can see new footages from the newly released 30 secs trailer on this page, not the sex though).

Thursday, August 12, 2010


AFTERSHOCK 唐山大地震, directed by Chinese director Feng Xiaogang, collected an encouraging S$ 534,000 at the Singapore box office since it opened on 29th July! Over the past weekend (5th – 8th August), the movie grossed $152,000 at the local box office, dropping a mere 25% as compared to the first weekend, despite facing strong competition from the other Hollywood titles. With each print collecting an average of $39,000, AFTERSHOCK has become director Feng Xiaogang’s best performed film at the box office in Singapore!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Missed Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance during its theatrical run? Well, it's now out on DVD. And yes it comes highly recommended from this humble website.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

SALT at the top of the chart

Angelina Jolie blasted SALT to the top of the chart with S$1,540,508! ALL TIME BIGGEST OPENING WEEKEND Performance for Angelina Jolie starring films. Adding yesterday's (9 August 2010) National Day sales, SALT is now at S$1,836,121 and still going strong!

First Look at Lelio Po Po - A Malaysian-Singaporean Comedy!

Clover Films Pte Ltd (maker of the 'acclaimed' Old Cow Tender Grass) is proud to announce a collaboration with Malaysia's Golden Screen Cinemas Sdn Bhd, Hwa Yea Multimedia (M) Sdn Bhd, Asia Tropical Films Sdn Bhd, Mega Cineplex Sdn Bhd to produce a Malaysian-Singaporean movie Lelio Po Po. The comedy, directed by first-time Malaysian director Adrian Teh, will feature popular personalities from both sides of the causeway. Director Adrian Teh was the producer for popular Malaysian singer-songwriter Aniu's recent box-office hit Ice Kacang Puppy Love. Lelio Po Po, with a budget of S$850,000, will commence filming on 21 August 2010 and is expected to hit cinemas in December 2010.

Movie Lelio Po Po will star Malaysia's immensely popular Chinese radio deejay duo KK and Ah Luke (above), who are better known as "K6", with their funny and wacky styles. The female lead is Mindee Ong, one of Singapore's top actresses, whose movie credits include box-office hits 881 and 12 Lotus. Joining the cast are Benjamin Heng, Alaric Tay and Jesse Teong, with a special appearance by one of Singapore's most well-loved comedians Henry Thia.

The movie title Lelio Po Po is derived from "po po", which means grandmother in Chinese, as the movie is about two down-and-out male deejays who disguise themselves as elderly ladies to get themselves a job on a new radio show. "We are also poking fun at how some of the elderly Chinese pronounce "radio" as "lelio", explained Tung. "The story is relevant to our Chinese community and has a lot of humour in it", added Tung, Senior Manager, Distribution of Golden Screen Cinemas Sdn Bhd .

Sunday, August 08, 2010



The Phua Family Is Back..For Better Or Worse!

The whole Phua family is back on the big screen in Phua Chu Kang The Movie this coming august. But what is Chu Kang and  Rosie bickering about? And why did Ah Ma look so bored? Check back real soon...

Friday, August 06, 2010

It's now on! Celebrate the nation's birthday with great savings at Alliance/InnoForm Warehouse Sale

Production begins on LOL:Laughing Out Loud

The ensemble cast has been set for the coming-of-age comedy LOL. Writer/Director Lisa Azuelos returns with an American version of her 2008 French box office hit LOL (Laughing Out Loud). Miley Cyrus and Demi Moore star in the film which recently began principal photography on location in Michigan, Chicago and Paris. Joining the fresh faced cast are Ashley Greene, Douglas Booth, Adam Sevani, George Finn, Ashley Hinshaw and newcomers Lina Esco and Tanz Watson.

LOL tells the story of 15-year-old Lola (Cyrus) and her friends navigating through the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship while dodging their sometimes overbearing and confused parents. When Lola's mom, Anne (Moore), "accidentally" reads her teenage daughter's journal, she realizes how wide their communication gap has grown. Through hilarious and heartfelt moments between mother and daughter, LOL is a coming-of-age story for the way we live now.

The original LOL was released in Singapore 11 March 2010, starring Sophie Marceau and Christa Theret as Lola. DVD is now out in stores. Golden Village Pictures is proud to be the Singapore distributor of LOL. The film is slated for release in 2011.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

His Face Sells..

What's Tea-O? And what's vitamin water? Teh-O mix with vitamins? We have absolutely no idea. But then again when you have Takuya Kimura (whose face can be seen in almost every corners of Tokyo) touting the drink, it shouldn't be that hard to gulp a bottle down.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010


Discover a lone hero who has been walking in a post-apocalyptic wasteland that was once America for 30 years. Join Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman as they discover what's behind "The Book Of Eli" in this stunning blu-ray presentation. Nick Twisp is a 16-year-old who is an outcast of his generation and the only way to get the girl of his dreams is via his alter-ego named Francois Dillinger in "Youth In Revolt". It is a cast directors would die for: George 'Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve, And Thirteen' Clooney , Ewan 'Obi Wan Kenobi' McGregor, Jeff 'Crazy Heart' Bridges and Kevin 'Lex Luthor' Spacey but is the screenplay seems to smart for its own good? Catch "The Men Who Stare At Goats".

Monday, August 02, 2010

Romance Weepie "The Last Song" Out On Video 5 August 2010

Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks and stars Miley Cyrus, "The Last Song" will be out on DVD/Blu-ray on 5 August 2010. Blu-ray features include Alternate Opening Sequence, Deleted Scenes, Behind The Scenes, Miley Cyrus Music Video, Audio Commentary and more with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.

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