Thursday, March 31, 2011

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

An all-star musical cast led by multi-platinum artist 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


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


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


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


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


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.”


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


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.

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