Monday, May 30, 2011

The MAKEOVER Part II

movieXclusive will be getting a makeover very soon... and here's a sneak peek of what we will look like!

Friday, May 27, 2011

What do Autobots and Decepticons listen to?

Through their official website, LINKIN PARK has announced their new single, “Iridescent,” will be featured as the end title song in the upcoming summer blockbuster Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The track is a fresh take of the song “Iridescent” which originally appeared on the band’s current album, A Thousand Suns.

Watch this space for more information about the album, our take on the soundtrack, and yes, a chance to own the CD!

Meanwhile, here's a teaser to the making of the song. Enjoy!

Hollywood & Asian Movies Warehouse Sale

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Asian Superstar BoA starts production on new film COBU 3D

Production has begun on the dance love story COBU 3D, which is being directed and written by Duane Adler (screenwriter of two of the highest grossing dance films, SAVE THE LAST DANCE and STEP UP) and produced by Robert Cort (MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS, RUNAWAY BRIDE, SAVE THE LAST DANCE) and Korea’s CJ Entertainment and SM Entertainment. Making their feature film acting debuts, the film stars BoA, Asia’s leading performer and recording artist having sold more than 20 million records in Korea and Japan alone, and Derek Hough, the current reigning and three-time champion of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, who’s credits include the critically acclaimed starring role in Footloose: The Musical in London’s West End.

A fresh and energized take on the classic romance of star-crossed lovers set in the club-land of New York, BoA and Hough play dancers from different worlds whose Romeo-and-Juliet romance is threatened by the dangerous rivalry between their brothers’ competing clubs in New York City’s underground dance scene.

COBU 3D follows talented young performer Donny (Hough) as he heads to New York to join his brother Nick in running the city’s hottest club –a showcase for the next generation of explosive dancers from around the globe. Donny is blown away when he meets Aya (BoA), an elegant dancer whose sexy moves complement his own, and whose fusion of tap, hip hop and taiko drumming creates a style unlike anything he’s ever imagined. But Aya turns out to be the sister of Nick’s enemy, who owns the rival dance club. As Donny and Aya fall in love, the competition between the brothers intensifies: Donny must choose between the girl of his dreams and loyalty to his brother, and make real decisions for the first time in his life.

Golden Village Pictures is proud to be the distributor of COBU 3D. The film is slated for release in the first half of 2012. Golden Village Pictures is proud to be the Singapore distributor of COBU 3D. The film is slated for release in the first half of 2012.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

TWISTED - The First Local Movie Premiering at Shaw Lido this July!

TWISTED, Writer Director Chai Yee Wai’s sophomore feature of a horror action comedy will hit cinemas island-wide on 28th July. Clover Films, mm2 entertainment and Shaw Organisation are pleased to announce that the Gala Premiere of TWISTED will be held at the newly refurbished SHAW Lido on 23rd July, making TWISTED the first local movie which premieres at the iconic cinema! TWISTED revolves around a drug dealer who banged up a young girl, a pair of con men who wants to turn over a new leaf and 4 cabin crews whose lives were turned upside down after a fateful night of drugs and booze. This is a story of how the fates of individuals intertwine when their paths clash. A series of twisted events that is both a study on cause and effect and how our actions affect the people around us…

Photos, news and updates of TWISTED will be shared regularly and please follow the happenings closely on http://www.facebook.com/twistedthemovie

Sunday, May 22, 2011

What does Captain Jack Sparrow listen to?


Here's a preview of the soundtrack album for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. With music composed by Hans Zimmer and featuring performances by Mexican musical duo Rodrigo y Gabriela, it seems like we are in for something sizzling hot!

Meanwhile, watch this space for our review of the soundtrack album and find out how you can win yourself a copy of the CD!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

JAMES CAMERON'S OSCAR-WINNING "TITANIC" WITH A WORLDWIDE 3D RE-RELEASE in 2012

It's official. The release which marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic setting sail (April 10th), will present the film in 3D for the first time ever. Written, directed and produced by Cameron, Titanic is the second-highest grossing movie of all time. It is one of only three films to have received a record 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director; and launched the careers of stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Said Cameron, "There's a whole generation that's never seen 'Titanic' as it was meant to be seen, on the big screen. And this will be 'Titanic' as you've never seen it before, digitally re-mastered at 4K and painstakingly converted to 3D. With the emotional power intact and the images more powerful than ever, this will be an epic experience for fans and newcomers alike." A local release date set has yet to be set however.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Yo Ho Ho... A Pirate's Life for Kermit!

Have you booked your date with Captain Jack Sparrow yet? Read our review of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides to see what the guy is up to in this fourth instalment of the series!

Meanwhile, check out what Kermit the Frog asked the stars of the movie at its world premiere at Disneyland!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Maxim Hot 100 #1 ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY

Over the last 365 days, the editors of Maxim have spent as many hours poring over thousands of photographs to select the world's most beautiful women who are equally as talented to present the 11th annual Hot 100- the definitive list of the world's most beautiful women.
Topping the list this year is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, star of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Maxim Editor in Chief, Joe Levy said, "Rosie is a true transformer - a VS stunner who is about to go supernova when she takes over for Megan Fox in the Transformers franchise - her talent is as undeniable as her beauty, which is pretty jaw-droppingly undeniable."

TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON opens in Singapore, June 30.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Peter Chan's WU XIA Teaser starrring Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tang Wei



In this first trailer, "the microscopic forms of martial arts" are shown in the scenes with "shivering muscles", "reverse-circulating blood vessels" and "a flying  broken tooth". Donnie Yen's homicide, Takeshi Kaneshiro's investigation and Tang Wei's vulnerability translate the main story plot of WU XIA.

WU XIA features four important scenes, of which one is featured at the opening sequence of the trailer, where Donnie Yen battles two fugitives. The 60-second trailer gives audience a brand new impression of the three main cast: Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tang Wei.

Donnie Yen, who is well known of his swift fighting moves, wrestles in a slower pace to engage the audience with his meticulously crafted actions in WU XIA. Takeshi Kaneshiro surprises the audience, speaking with a "Si Chuan accent" and carrying a charming signature pose.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

WU XIA Holds World Premiere At 64th Cannes Film Festival!

Lead Actors Takeshi Kaneshiro, Donnie Yen, Tang Wei & Jimmy Wang will be gracing the event. WU XIA, the latest action blockbuster directed and produced by Peter Ho-Sun Chan, is
holding its World Premiere on May 13 during the upcoming 64th Cannes Film Festival! Its star-studded cast including Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tang Wei, Jimmy Wang and Kara Hui will grace the event in Cannes.

With a production budget of USD$20 million, WU XIA tells the story of Liu Jin-xi (Donnie Yen) who wants to lead a normal life with his wife Ah Yu (Tang Wei) and their two sons in a remote village. However, he is embroiled into a mystery murder case. Detective Xu Bai-jiu (Takeshi Kaneshiro) is tasked to investigate the case and meets Liu Jin-xi, whom he thinks is not a simple man. His curiosity in Liu Jin-xi's background leads to a showdown between Jin-xi and the head of a vicious clan "72 Demons" (Jimmy Wang Yu).

The movie is distributed in Singapore by Golden Village Pictures and is set for an Asia-wide theatrical release on August 4!

Monday, May 09, 2011

When Life Gives You Lemons... Make Lemonade!

Following the success of "High School Musical", Disney Channel charms viewers with "Lemonade Mouth", a TV movie about five high school students who meet in detention and decided to form a band to stand up for their beliefs.

You can bet the soundtrack album contains music which promises wholesome clean fun. Watch this space for our review, and enjoy a clip of the catchy "Turn Up The Music" (lemonade not included)!

SG Election Star Wars Parody Part 3

Sunday, May 08, 2011

The Watershed Election - Our miserable two cents

Congrats to the brave good folks of the Worker's Party for scoring a GRC and retaining the SMC. Not forgettting the 'slum' people of Hougang and Aljunied for being so united.

Pity the PAP lost such an intelligent, gracious Minister, Mr George Yeo - the right man in the wrong place. Ironically some undeserving people went in or are still around. We salute you!

Mr Chiam See Tong despite losing his seat in parliament after 27 dedicated years as an opposition deserved a National award or something. He is a FIGHTER and a protector of Singapore!

Rethink? Regroup? Replan? Now it's in the hands of the winners to layout our future for the next 5 years.

Summer is waiting and it's back to the movies for us!

Saturday, May 07, 2011

VOTE WISELY - GE 2011

Your Vote Can Make A Difference!

Friday, May 06, 2011

Thursday, May 05, 2011

The Detective 2 Hong Kong Gala Premiere on 4 May

Director Oxide Pang, together with lead cast of Aaron Kwok (looking young as ever), Liu Kai Chi and Izz Tsui graced the Gala Premiere of THE DETECTIVE 2 held at Times Square on 4th May in Hong Kong. The Oxide Pang's mystery thriller opens in Singapore next week. Watch out for our review in the coming days.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Production Of 2359 Officially Commences

2359 stars Mark Lee (left in a MX file photo), one of Singapore’s most successful movie stars and comedian cum host. Producedby multiple award-winning director Eric Khoo and directed by Gilbert Chan, who also co-directed the movie, Love Matters with Jack Neo.

The title of the movie is inspired by the term “2359” which is commonly used in the army to represent the last minute before midnight. As the story goes, the creepiest time of the day is at the stroke of midnight, and whoever dies at that time will not rest in peace and their spirit will stay in the mortal world to seek revenge. 2359 is based on a true story that happened in Pulau Tekong in 1983. During his national service, Jeremy’s platoon mates started bizarrely dying one by one, and each time, an old lady always appears where the bodies are discovered. Jeremy starts an investigation into the deaths and the old lady, and discovers a dark and horrible secret of the island…

The movie is slated for theatrical release in both Singapore and Malaysia at the end of the year.

$20 mil and 7 months later, SHAW LIDO is finally open!

Last year, one of the most iconic cinemas in Singapore closed its doors for a $20mil makeover- and after a special preview of the new refurbished Shaw Lido, we're proud to say that the old dame is new once again, and has never been better. Instead of 8 halls, there are now a total of 11 halls (including the centrepiece IMAX theatre); and instead of 2,238 seats, there are now 1,960 seats (which also means more leg-space).

How does the new and old Lido compare? Well, for starters, the box office is right in front of the glass doors of the escalator leading up to Level 5. The area where the box office counters used to be and the benches in front of the giant screen in the lobby has been converted into the lobby where you can sit around on sofas while you wait for your movie to begin.


In terms of the cinemas, the giant Lido 1 has been converted into the IMAX theatre, and its upper floors now house Lido 2 and 3. The former Lido 2 has been renumbered Lido 1 and the new Lidos 1, 2 and 3 are accessible via the sixth floor.



Lido 4 occupies the former Lido 3, while Lidos 5 - 10 are in the former no-gradient halls of Lido 5 - 7 and Lido Classics. There is also an electronic board before the hallway leading to the various halls which tells you when the hall is ready for seating. Of these 10 halls, 6 are digitally equipped with RealD 3D, the best 3D projection technology short of the IMAX theatre.

But of course, the biggest attraction is no doubt the first and only IMAX theatre in Singapore! Boasting laser-aligned digital sound, optical image sensors, and an immersive theatre geometry (the screen is curved and titled towards the audience), it promises to revolutionise the movie-going experience by allowing audiences to fully enjoy how filmmakers want their movie to be seen. The IMAX theatre has a seating capacity of 421 for a 2D presentation, and 319 for a 3D presentation (the seats at the side will be blocked off to ensure an optimum viewing experience).

IMAX 2D movies are priced at $20 and $17 on peak (Fri-Sun and PHs and eve of PH) and off-peak (Mon-Thu) respectively; while 3D movies will cost $22 and $19. If you're wondering what the extra cost is for, it goes into the process of converting the standard print by Digital Remastering into an IMAX DMR format. 3D projection is also done from two  projectors (one for each eye), unlike the standard 3D presentation in regular halls from just one camera. Trust us on this one- the IMAX 3D is superb and amazing!

The 10 regular halls will open on 5 May 2011, while Lido IMAX will open on 19 May 2011 with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in IMAX 3D. Other upcoming IMAX titles include Kung Fu Panda 2, Super 8, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Welcome to a new era of cinema-going! For more opening promotions, check out http://bit.ly/lpFl9C. Have a great time at the new Shaw Lido!

Get Fast & Furious...Again!

The fifth instalment of the extremely successful "Fast & Furious" drives into theatres here tomorrow. The soundtrack features tunes that will make you hot, hot, hot!

Watch this space for our review of the soundtrack and find out how you can win a copy of the album!

Meanwhile, get into the vroom vroom vroom of things and enjoy How We Roll (Fast Five Remix) performed by Don Omar, Busta Rhymes, Reek da Villian and J-doe!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Not Your Typical Disney's SLEEPING BEAUTY

Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) stars in Sleeping Beauty as a prostitute who specializes in taking sleeping pills just prior to her sexual encounters, allowing clients to have their way with her while she is unconscious. The film also stars Michael Dorman, Mirrah Foulkes and Rachael Blake and is both written and directed by Julia Leigh. No news of whether it will hit our shores so stay tuned.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Cha Tae-Hyun Challenges Himself with 5 Different Roles in the Latest South Korean Hit Comedy

Cha Tae-Hyun, the South Korean actor best known internationally for his protagonist role in the South Korean box office hit, "My Sassy Girl" is challenging himself in the latest South Korean hit comedy "Hello Ghost". Playing his love interest is "Haeundae" actress Kang Hye-Won. The theme song, "With You" is sung by Cha Tae-Hyun.

This heartwarming comedy is about a depressed and lonely man, Sang-Man (Cha Tae-Hyun), starts seeing ghosts after attempting suicide many times. An orphan and a loner who has been alone all his life, Sang-Man suddenly finds his world turned upside down when he starts seeing four ghosts: a chain smoking cab driver, an alcoholic/pervert grandfather, a constantly crying woman and young kid with an insatiable sweet tooth. Learning from a psychic that he cannot get rid of these spirits until he fulfills their last desires, Sang-Man allows them to possees his body. While carrying out their individual wishes, Sang- Man discovers the pleasure of daily life and forgets about his own loneliness and depression.

This Korean hit will be released in Singapore on 2 June 2011.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Wedding Diary Lensing Ceremony

Directed by Adrian Teh, The Wedding Diary brings together popular local and regional artistes with Malaysian singer-actor Aniu (阿牛-陈庆祥) and Hong Kong’s rising star singer-actress Elanne Kwong(江若琳) taking on the lead roles as the prospective couple. Other co-stars include Marcus Chin, Zhu Houren, Maggie Theng, Kara Hui and Shaun Chen. The Wedding Diary will opens in Singapore in the later part of the year.

The Eric Khoo Collection

THE ERIC KHOO COLLECTION DVD boxset is a collection of four award-winning local films by internationally-renowned local Director Eric Khoo. Savour every moment on DVD and understand why international critics are raving about our made-in-Singapore films. My Magic, Be With Me, 12 Storeys and Mee Pok Man. ERIC KHOO COLLECTION DVD BOXSET is available at S$29.90.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Captain Jack Sparrow as shot by Annie Leibowitz

Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow as shot by famed photographer, Annie Leibowitz. Love the pose, the overall feel of the photo. Classy. Remember PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES opens 19 May 2011.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

WHERE THE ROAD MEETS THE SUN wins big at the Houston International Film Festival 2011

Singaporean Director Yong Mun Chee has been awarded Best Director for her film Where The Road Meets The Sun, a story of four men whose lives intersect at a rundown Hollywood hotel, at The 44th Annual Houston International Film and Video Festival in Houston, Texas this weekend.

The film was also awarded the Special Jury Award while the Best Supporting Actor went to Will Yun Lee, who plays a Japanese man trying to erase his past. In addition, the Houston Film Critics Society gave Special Mention to Eric Mabius and Laura Ramsey for their work as the lead actor and actress in Where The Road Meets The Sun.

"We started the evening hoping for one good award and went home with three top honors and more mentions than we could count. It was a wild ride that my team and I didn't expect and it felt great to be a big winner! We are very happy and very thankful that the Houston Int'l Film Festival and the Houston Film Critics Society have been so generous with their validation of our work," says Director Yong Mun Chee.

The Special Jury Awards at the Houston Film Festival are the highest awards for creative excellence in each of the ten major film competition categories: Shorts, Features, TV Productions, Student Productions, TV Commercials, Experimental, New Media, Music Videos, Unproduced Screenplays and Film & Video Production. The Festival WorldFest receives a total of more than 4,500 category entries in all ten
categories and only about 15% of the entries go on to win the Remi Award. The Houston Film Festival is also the oldest Indie Film Festival in the world, and the 3rd oldest International Film Festival in North America. The REMI Award is named after the great Western Artist Frederick Remington, who renowned for capturing the spirit of Texas and The American West with his remarkable paintings and sculptures.

Next up, the film will participate in the 2011 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, set for 28 April through May 7, 2011, before arriving on Singapore shores to premiere at the inaugural ScreenSingapore, 5 to 12 June 2011.

Where the Road Meets the Sun is a movie about four men whose lives intersect for a brief time in the city of Los Angeles. Takashi, a Japanese hit man, wakes up from a four-year coma and moves to LA to escape mysterious traumatic memories. He strikes an unusual friendship with Blake, the hotel manager who still mourns the loss of his wife to an affair he ended up regretting. Julio, an illegal immigrant, works at an Indian restaurant to provide for his wife and kid back in Mexico. He befriends Guy, a young British backpacker who lives off his estranged father's ATM card and sleeps with any girl who crosses his path. The film intercuts between the blossoming of these two friendships. Takashi attempts to help Blake break from his past, but in the process is forced to confront his own violent memories. Julio and Guy hustle for day-to-day survival and forge dreams of a better future, but after Julio steals Guy's passport and sells it, not only is their friendship at stake but also their lives. What follows are the wild times and often gut-wrenching adventures of four men trying to survive both emotionally and physically.

Written and directed by Yong Mun Chee and produced by Big Machine Films, with funding from the Singapore Film Commission's New Feature Film Fund, the film stars Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty), Will Yun Lee (Hawaii Five-0; The King of Fighters), Luke Brandon Field and Fernando Noriega. Golden Village Pictures is proud to be the Singapore distributor for Where the Road Meets the Sun. The release date is yet to be confirmed at press time.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Cathay-Keris Films Doing Its Part for Disaster-stricken Japan

Cathay-Keris Films Doing Its Part for Disaster-stricken Japan
All nett proceeds from the movie premiere of UMIZARU 3 will be donated to the Singapore Red Cross Society towards the Japan Disaster 2011 Fund Singapore, 18 April 2011 - In light of the current situation in disaster-stricken Japan, Cathay-Keris Films has partnered JCI Senators Club of Singapore in an effort to raise funds towards the Singapore Red Cross Society Japan Disaster 2011 relief effort.

A charity premiere of the Japanese action thriller UMIZARU 3 will be held at Cathay Cineplex Cineleisure Orchard on 1 May 2011, Sunday at 11:30am. Tickets are priced at S$50 each (inclusive of GST). All nett proceeds will be donated to the Singapore Red Cross Society Japan Disaster 2011 Fund. Money collected for the fund will go towards the relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts for survivors.

The UMIZARU Trilogy is based on Shuho Sato's popular comic of the same name. The first of the Trilogy was released in 2004 and became an instant hit. The passionate young cadets at the Japan Coast Guard Academy depicted in the first UMIZARU, have grown to become elite search-and-rescue divers. In the highly inspirational UMIZARU 3, these brave divers put their lives at risk to save civilians trapped in a natural gas plant, while a menacing typhoon approaches. For more details on the film and the franchise, please refer to the attached production notes.

From today, members of the public who are keen to partake in the fund-raising effort can purchase the tickets to the charity premiere, via Cathay Cineplexes' e-ticketing site, http://www.cathaycineplexes.com.sg/movie_detail.aspx?status=coming&movie_id=296 ,
the Cathay Movie Line or over the box office counters of any Cathay Cineplexes.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Aaron Kwok back as THE DETECTIVE 2


From Weta Digital - RISE OF THE APES

Sandcastle DVD event at POP@Central, Sat Apr 16 2pm

For those who missed the earlier launch event at Kinokuniya, here's your chance. Director Boo Junfeng and Joshua Tan (the lead actor) will be at Brash Basah Complex POP@Central, Sat Apr 16, 2pm to talk about his award-winning Sandcastle and autograph the DVDs. DVDs will be sold at discount price at Popular Bras Basah ONLY for the event day.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

UMIZARU 3: THE TEST OF TRUE COURAGE



The concluding chapter in the popular UMIZARU series, UMIZARU 3: THE TEST OF TRUE COURAGE opening 5 May 2011.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE - 4 August 2011


At fortysomething, straight-laced Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) is living the dream-good job, nice house, great kids and marriage to his high school sweetheart. But when Cal learns that his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his "perfect" life quickly unravels. Worse, in today's single world, Cal, who hasn't dated in decades, stands out as the epitome of un-smooth. Now spending his free evenings sulking alone at a local bar, the hapless Cal is taken on as wingman and protégé to handsome, thirtysomething player Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). In an effort to help Cal get over his wife and start living his life, Jacob opens Cal's eyes to the many options before him: flirty women, manly drinks and a sense of style that can't be found at Supercuts or The Gap. Cal and Emily aren't the only ones looking for love in what might be all the wrong places: Cal's 13-year-old son, Robbie, is crazy about his 17-year-old babysitter, Jessica, who harbors a crush on Cal. And despite Cal's makeover and his many new conquests, the one thing that can't be made over is his heart, which seems to keep leading him back to where he began.

Monday, April 11, 2011

DOLPHIN TALE in 3D


"Dolphin Tale" is inspired by the remarkable true story of a courageous dolphin named Winter whose tail was lost in a crab trap and the compassionate people who bands together to save her life. It is filmed on location in Florida, including Clearwater Marine Aquarium, whose motto is "Rescue, Rehabilitate and Return" and features young actors Nathan Gamble ("Marley & Me"), Cozi Zuehlsdorff, as well as the actual Winter, who plays herself in the movie. Opens 3 November 2011.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Does the cinematic world needs another JOHNNY ENGLISH?

Red Dragonflies Flies To Filmgarde's Illuma Cineplex


Liao Jiekai's award winning Red Dragonflies has been travelling the world since its World Premiere at the Hong Kong International Film Festival last year in March, and it's finally coming home to Singapore for a local screening. The Singapore Premiere will be on 14 April Thursday at the Southeast Asian Film Festival held at the Singapore Art Museum, with the director in attendance for a Q&A session, but it's already sold out.

Those unable to get tickets for that screening, fret not. Red Dragonflies has also scored a theatrical run exclusively at Filmgarde's Illuma cineplex at Bugis from 5th May 2011, which I believe marks the first time that a 13 Little Pictures produced film is getting a release in a mainstream commercial cinema.

Do lend your support to a homegrown film screening at a homegrown cineplex!

Trailer:


Related Links
- Official Movie Webpage
- Red Dragonflies Facebook Page

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Shaolin 新少林寺 Arriving on Blu-ray/DVD 20th April 2011

Consumers who buy any format of "Shaolin" distributed by Scorpio East Entertainment are entitled a chance to win more than $3,000 worth of prizes from promotional partner Caesars Venture Pte Ltd. Each of the 10 lucky winners will stand a chance to win “Qing Emperor Sword”. SHAOLIN BLU-RAY & DVD Bonus Feature include The Making of and Trailers. Blu-ray comes with both Mandarin Dolby Digital TrueHD 7.1 and DTS HD-Master Audio 5.1. Shaolin* Blu-ray is priced at S$49.90 RRP (Recommended Retail Price), DVD is priced at S$24.90 RRP, VCD is priced at S$14.90 RRP.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Friday, April 01, 2011

The new A CHINESE GHOST STORY makes us miss Leslie...

Announcement Of New Movie Project - The Wedding Diary

Clover Films, Golden Screen Cinemas, Mega Cineplex and Asia Tropical Films are pleased to announce their collaboration on a new
movie project - The Wedding Diary 《结婚那件事》. The Wedding Diary is a fun and witty parody that attempts to make a mockery of the entire wedding process in a light-hearted and comedic manner, from the chaotic wedding preparations involving more family members than one would wish to, to the topsy-turvy giddiness of the actual event, the faux pas of the wedding guests, and more!

The Wedding Diary is directed by Adrian Teh (郑建国) with screenplay by Rebecca Leow (洪汐), and brings together popular local and regional artistes, with Malaysian singer-actor Aniu (阿牛-陈庆祥) and Hong Kong’s up-and-coming singer-actress Elanne Kwong(江若琳)taking on the lead roles as the prospective couple. The supporting cast will be announced shortly.

The Wedding Diary tells the story of a couple, Wei Jie and Tina (played by Aniu and Elanne Kwong respectively), who decides to get married. Wei Jie is an engineer working in Singapore, who comes from a humble Hokkien Malaysian family, while his wife-to-be Tina, comes from a well-to-do Cantonese Singaporean family. What follows the happy decision to tie the knot is a series of problems involving both families - the disparity in perceived wealth and the countless differences between Singaporean and Malaysian, Hokkien and Cantonese cultures, such that preparations for the wedding almost comes to a standstill. In a show of sincerity and commitment to his demanding parents-in-law to be, Wei Jie agrees to hold an extravagant and lavish wedding banquet in Singapore. On the wedding day, Wei Jie discovers that most of the red packets he has planned to use to foot the bill have gone missing! Out of desperation, he heads to the nearby casino to try his luck and ends up losing more money. As he makes up one lie after another to cover up his problems, Tina starts to have suspicions about his fidelity and honesty. He quarrels with his father over the wedding arrangements and in a pique, his father leaves Singapore only to meet with a car accident on the way back to Penang. The happiest day in Wei Jie’s life is suddenly unfolding into what could be the most depressing… or is it?

The Wedding Diary will be filmed in Singapore and Penang, Malaysia. Production of the movie will commence end-April 2011, with its theatrical release slated for November 2011 in Singapore and Malaysia.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

We Can't Wait To Tell The World...

An all-star musical cast led by multi-platinum artist will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas, Jamie Foxx and Bebel Gilberto have come together for the original motion picture soundtrack of Rio, opening here on 7 April.

Look out for our review of the soundtrack and watch this space to find out how you can win a copy of the CD!

Meanwhile, check out R&B/Pop star Taio Cruz's new single "Telling the World" from the movie!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Shaw Theatres brings a 3-storey high IMAX screen

Singapore's first and only IMAX featuring digital technology has finally arrived at Shaw Theatres Lido, marking a significant milestone in the local cinematic history. The IMAX screen was unpacked, raised, stretched and installed yesterday in a customised theatre built to meet requirements necessary to deliver The IMAX Experience.

IMAX’s proprietary high-gain screen results in exceptionally bright images and unparalleled 3D effect. The IMAX screen is slightly curved and sits closer to the audience, creating a larger effective screen, which is equivalent to a 20% to 230% increased in screen area. It was a delicate process to install the 170kg 3-storey high IMAX screen as it cannot be bent, to avoid any kink or scratch, so that a complete The IMAX Experience can be realised.
The screen was hoisted through an opening made in the curved facade of the Shaw House earlier in the week. It was packed in a 10m long crate, weighing a total of 454kg, and hoisted up 5 storeys to Shaw Theatres Lido. When installed, the 19m (width) by 9.5m (height) screen effectively fills from floor to ceiling and wall to wall.

The installation of the entire IMAX hall will take at least another 11 days. This will be followed by a series of tuning and testing. Closed for renovation since October 2010, the new Shaw Theatres Lido will feature 10 regular cinema halls and Singapore’s first IMAX hall to feature digital technology. It is slated for opening in mid-May 2011.

Li Nanxing Minus Zoe Tay = THE ULTIMATE WINNER

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Alliance Entertainment New Release - LIFE’S A PIC-A-NIC! YOGI BEAR

Get ready for an adventure with everyone's favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear when, Yogi Bear heads onto Blu-ray Combo and DVD on March 24th from Alliance Entertainment. Follow Yogi and Boo Boo in this new journey, which combines live action with computer animation. Over 30 minutes of fun kid-friendly special features for the Blu-ray version! Yogi Bear will be available on Blu-ray for $49.90 and on single disc DVD for $29.90.    

Scorpio East New Releases!

For a start, sci-fi thriller SKYLINE DVD/Blu-ray comes with special features including Deleted & Extended Scenes, Pre-Visualization, Trailers and more. Local starlet Felicia Chin who is on long hiatus is back (again) with Kingone Wang proving that love lurks in the unlikeliest of places in LOVE 50%. Love is never meant to be an easy matter - especially for superheroes in this Vincent Kok's directed comedy, MR AND MRS INCREDIBLE. Action superstar Wesley Snipes is back and badder than ever as CIA Agent Marcus Jones in GAME OF DEATH (obviously nothing to do with the Bruce Lee classic). Check out the stores for all these titles from Scorpio East.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Catch the First Screening of The Lincoln Lawyer

Cathay is having a session of public preview of The Lincoln Lawyer tomorrow night - Tues, 22 March, 7.15pm@ Cineleisure. Each ticket is sold at $12.50 per tix with free flow of popcorn & coke. Be among the first to catch the crime drama. Check out Cathay website for the details.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Seth Rogen talks about Singapore on Conan O'Brien after his Green Hornet tour

Makes you wonder what kind of entourage he had when he was in Singapore? Well, maybe we should make it a point never to invite him back again.

Friday, March 18, 2011

JENNIFER LAWRENCE IS KATNISS EVERDEEN in "THE HUNGER GAMES"

The filmmakers of “The Hunger Games” are pleased to announce that Academy Award® nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence will assume the coveted role of Katniss Everdeen in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games”. The film will be directed by Gary Ross. Collins’ best-selling novel, which has over 3 million copies in print in the United States alone, is the first in a trilogy of science fiction/action novels which have developed a global following. Cathay-Keris Films will release “The Hunger Games” in Singapore in March 2012.

Newcomer Lawrence’s meteoric ascent began in earnest with her breakout role in last year’s “Winter’s Bone,” and culminated in an Academy Award nomination. This summer, Lawrence will star in Matthew Vaughn’s “X Men: First Class”.

“The Hunger Games” chronicles a dystopic Capitol which requires its twelve subjugated districts to pay tribute in the form of a teenage boy and girl, forced to participate in the annual “Hunger Games”, a fight-to-the-death live televised event. Katniss Everdeen’s little sister is chosen in the lottery to participate and Katniss volunteers to take her place. Although persevering through hardship is commonplace for Katniss, she must start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love in order to win the games and return home.

Sandcastle DVD launch - March 19 & 20

Boo Junfeng's award winning debut feature Sandcastle is now available on DVD. Distributed by Innoform Media, the DVD comes with Special Features such as Interviews with director & cast, "The Director's Diary" - behind the scenes look at the making of Sandcastle, audio commentary and a souvenir booklet with production notes and pictures. There are two launch events this coming weekend to promote the DVD. Meet the director Boo Junfeng and get a sneak preview of the bonus features on the DVD at Books Kinokuniya Ngee Ann City, sat 19 March, 2pm and join the director and cast in their first reunion since the film premiered last August! Historians Hong Lysa and Lim Cheng Tju will share their thoughts on the film with director Boo Junfeng in the talk “The Shifting Sands of Time: Sandcastle as Filmic History” at library@esplanade, Sunday 20 March, 4pm.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lightning McQueen is back!

Lightning McQueen, the hotshot racecar is back in Disney/Pixar CARS 2. Now a permanent resident of Radiator Springs, Lightning has become a bona fide worldwide celebrity as winner of four Piston Cups. After his latest win, Lightning returns home to enjoy life in the slow lane for a while with sweetheart Sally, best friend Mater and the rest of his Radiator Springs family. His off-season is unexpectedly cut short when Mater inadvertently prompts Lightning to enter the World Grand Prix, a high profile, three-part exhibition race that will take him around the globe. With a fresh custom paint job and real, working headlights, Lightning sets off to Japan, Italy and England with Mater in tow for the adventure of a lifetime. But competing against the fastest cars in the world tests more than his racing skills when Lightning realizes his wide-eyed best friend may not be the pit chief nor ambassador he needs to navigate the unfamiliar international terrain.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

THE BUTCHER, THE CHEF AND THE SWORDSMEN premiere in Beijing

Amongst the talents attended the premiere include Chen Kun (Painted Skin), producer Chen Kuofu, renowned singer Tsui Jian and actor Xu Zheng. 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 martial-arts comedy opens 14 April 2011.

Monday, March 14, 2011

ORANGE BLOOMing

His star might not shine as bright as before after the end of the Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy but the once heartthrob of many, Orlando Bloom is the new face of Hugo Boss Orange Fragrance ad campaign. Orly as he fondly knows will appear in The Three Musketeers on 3 November. In the meantime, why not let your boyfriend or hubby smells like Orly with a spray of Boss Orange.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

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Friday, March 11, 2011

PREPARE FOR THE FINAL BATTLE! HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART 1

Everything has led to this moment. The epic finale begins with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1”, which arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD this April 15th from Warner Home Video/Alliance Entertainment.

The 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack includes:
• Maximum Movie Mode - Join host Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), and other members of the cast and crew, on an interactive journey through Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1. Plus, revisit important moments from the previous films to prepare for the final battle that takes place in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2.
• Dan, Rupert and Emma's Running Competition - While filming the escape scene from the Snatchers in Swinley Forest, Dan, Rupert and Emma engage in a little competition of their own. With colorful commentary by Director David Yates, see the competitive spirit on set and this hilarious rivalry between the three leads.
• The Seven Harrys - See how Daniel Radcliffe recreated the personalities of the different characters that transform into Harrys in the hilarious Privet Drive scene.
• On the Green with Rupert, Tom, Oliver and James – Accompany Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Oliver Phelps (George Weasley) and James Phelps (Fred Weasley) for a round of golf and get a glimpse into their 10-year friendship that developed while making the Harry Potter films.
• The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Promotional Trailer - Join Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and other cast members from the Harry Potter films on their first visit to the Grand Opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Your Gateway to the Magical Lands and High-Seas Adventures Sets Sail on Blu-ray & DVD (28th March 2011)

Return to the magic and wonder of C.S. Lewis’ beloved world – via the magnificent ship, The Dawn Treader - in THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER on 28th March 2011 when this fantasy-adventure sails onto high-definition Blu-ray and DVD.

Through an extensive selection of special features led by King Caspian, kids and families will extend the journey and discover more of Narnia at home. Among the highlights to be explored on the Blu-ray voyage are: an interactive map showcasing more about this magical land and the seven secret islands; an all-new story extension – The Secret Islands: The Untold Adventures of the Dawn Treader; character discoveries; secret scenes; games and much more.

Director Wee Li Lin Breaks Her Own Box Office Record With FOREVER

This is an encouraging result for the Director as FOREVER is on a much smaller release with 5 prints, as compared to GONE SHOPPING’s 12-print release. “I'm happy that more people are watching FOREVER - it's fun and kooky and the leads are great! Hope more people will discover it.” says Li Lin. FOREVER is a Mandarin-language film shot on location in Singapore. Directed by Wee Li Lin, the main cast includes Taiwanese actor Mo Tzu Yi 莫子仪, Singapore award-winning theatre actress Joanna Dong董姿彦and newcomer Sarah Ng Li-Wen 黄丽雯. The movie is in competition at the Osaka Aasian Film Festival this week. FOREVER is financed by the Singapore Film Commission, Bobbing Buoy Films, Add Oil Films and Iceberg Design. The movie, distributed by Golden Village Pictures, is currently showing in cinemas.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Cars 2 Short: Hawaiian Vacation


The first 51 seconds of the new Toy Story short from Cars 2

Monday, March 07, 2011

Anyone Seen Takuya Kimura?

Of course you have, on other websites or media but as requested by the local distributor, we are not allowed to feature graphical images of Takuya Kimura (the man known for his wacky Gatsby ads and one fifth of the immensly popular SMAP) on the poster, stills and trailer even though he is the leading star of his latest movie, SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO. Perhaps this is a clause laid down by his overprotective Japanese management or the company holding the original rights. Whatever the reason, this will only hurt the sales of this space epic feature and isn't it ironic when you have a hot selling face for your product onhand and you can't use it at all. Pity.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

WING SHYA AND TONY CHAN’S "LOVE IN SPACE" TO BEGIN PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Sanford Panitch, President of Fox International Productions, announced today that principal photography for LOVE IN SPACE will begin March 8. The film will shoot on location in Beijing and Sydney, and stars Aaron Kwok, René Liu, Eason Chan, Kwai Lun Mei, Angelababy, Jing Boran, with a special appearance by Xu Fan. Wing Shya and Tony Chan direct a screenplay written by Chan and Lucretia Ho, who previously collaborated on HOT SUMMER DAYS. Fruit Chan is producing the film.

An ensemble romantic comedy, LOVE IN SPACE is the follow up to the directing team’s box office hit, HOT SUMMER DAYS. The story follows a mother and her three grown daughters as they juggle their assorted love lives. Each woman is successful in everything except love – until they unexpectedly encounter new romances in Beijing, Sydney and even on the moon.

“Our concept is certainly something that has never been depicted in other romantic comedies before,” said director-co-writer Tony Chan. Returning cast members from HOT SUMMER DAYS include Taiwanese actress and pop singer, René Liu, Hong Kong model and actress Angelababy and Chinese pop singer and actor, Jing Boran.

Joining the returning cast members are Xu Fan, most recently seen in Chinese blockbuster, AFTERSHOCK; Kwai Lun Mei, who recently starred in OCEAN HEAVEN alongside Jet Li; and Cantopop singer/actors Aaron Kwok and Eason Chan. “It is our dream cast,” commented co-director Wing Shya. “All of them were on our wish list from the very beginning.”

PUSS IN BOOTS Teaser



Looks cute at first glance, coming this November.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

KUNG FU PANDA 2 Full Trailer



Can't wait for May 26, 2011

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

WORLD DEBUT OF WHERE THE ROAD MEETS THE SUN

Local Director Yong Mun Chee’s debut film Where The Road Meets The Sun is confirmed in the Official Selection for The 44th Annual Houston International Film and Video Festival in Houston, Texas, 8 – 17 April 2011. This will mark the World Premiere screening for the independently produced title. Where the Road Meets the Sun is also nominated to receive a prestigious REMI award at the Houston Film Festival, which will be given out at The Grand Awards Gala on Saturday April 16, 2011.

Where the Road Meets the Sun is a movie about four men whose lives intersect for a brief time in the city of Los Angeles. Takashi, a Japanese hit man, wakes up from a four-year coma and moves to LA to escape mysterious traumatic memories. He strikes an unusual friendship with Blake, the hotel manager who still mourns the loss of his wife to an affair he ended up regretting. Julio, an illegal immigrant, works at an Indian restaurant to provide for his wife and kid back in Mexico. He befriends Guy, a young British backpacker who lives off his estranged father's ATM card and sleeps with any girl who crosses his path. The film intercuts between the blossoming of these two friendships. Takashi attempts to help Blake break from his past, but in the process is forced to confront his own violent memories. Julio and Guy hustle for dayto-day survival and forge dreams of a better future, but after Julio steals Guy's passport and sells it, not only is their friendship at stake but also their lives. What follows are the wild times and often gut-wrenching adventures of four men trying to survive both emotionally and physically.

Written and directed by Yong Mun Chee, the film stars Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty), Will Yun Lee (Hawaii Five-0; The King of Fighters), Luke Brandon Field and Fernando Noriega. Golden Village Pictures is proud to be the Singapore distributor for Where the Road Meets the Sun. The film will be released in June 2011, with the Asian premiere held during the first-ever Screen Singapore.

The Black Swan dons Miss Dior Cherie Perfume

Newly crowned Best Actress, Natalie Portman is the new face of Miss Dior Cherie perfume. Directed by Sofia Coppola, the new ad campaign is suggestive, sexy and not to mention, topless. Natalie Portman in the meantime is preparing for motherhood as she and fiance Benjamin Millepied are expecting a baby boy in summer. Portman's No Strings Attached and Black Swan is still showing in theatres islandwide.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Gary Winick 1961 - 2011

Director/Producer Gary Winick who gave audience the recent Amanda Seyfried's Letters To Juliet, Anne Hathaway's Bride Wars, Dakota Fanning's Charlotte's Web and Jennifer Garner's 13 Going On 30 has passed away. While you might not necessary be a fan of the man's movies yet his most enduring legacy is likely the one he left on a smaller community, the thousands of filmmakers who have and will continue to benefit from his work as a digital pioneer at the turn of the century as the founder of InDigEnt, the collective he created with Cinetic's John Sloss and IFC Films to make films for under $100,000 on digital video.

The 83rd Academy Awards Winners List (P.S. Let us know your views! http://on.fb.me/eJ70P5)

Best Picture- Iain Canning,Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin, The King's Speech
Best Actor- Colin Firth, The King's Speech
Best Actress- Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Best Director- Tom Hooper, The King's Speech
Best Original Song- Randy Newman, Toy Story 3
Best Editing- Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall, The Social Network
Best Visual Effects- Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley, Pete Bebb, Paul J. Franklin, Inception
Best Documentary Feature- Charles Ferguson, Audrey Marrs, Inside Job
Best Live Action Short- Luke Matheny, God of Love
Best Documentary Short- Karen Goodman, Kirk Simon, Strangers No More
Best Costume Design- Colleen Atwood, Alice In Wonderland
Best Makeup- Rick Baker, Dave Elsey, The Wolfman
Best Sound Editing- Richard King, Inception
Best Sound Mixing- Lora Hirschberg, Garry Rizzo, Ed Novick, Inception
Best Original Score- Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, The Social Network
Best Supporting Actor- Christian Bale, The Fighter
Best Foreign Language Film- Susanne Bier, In A Better World
Best Original Screenplay- David Seidler, The King's Speech
Best Adapted Screenplay- Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
Best Animated Feature Film- Lee Unkrich, Toy Story 3
Best Animated Short Film- Shaun Tan, Andrew Ruhemann, The Lost Thing
Best Supporting Actress- Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Best Cinematography- Wally Pfister, Inception
Best Art Direction- Robert Stromberg, Karen O'Hara, Alice In Wonderland

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Soundtrack of Life

"A visceral thrilling story that will take an audience on a never before experienced journey and prove what we can do when we choose life." - That's what the synopsis of the Oscar-nominated 127 Hours says. What's a composer to do with a film like that?

Academy Award-winning composer A.R. Rahman of Slumdog Millionaire fame shines again, creating an atmospheric and transcendent music score to capture the heart and soul of the film.

And we know that because we had given the soundtrack album a spin. So watch out for the review on movieXclusive.com, and find out how you can win a copy of the CD by watching this space!

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