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, ,
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


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" 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!


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.

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