Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Disney Bought LucasFilm For $4 Billions [News]

Good news for the Star Wars fans! The 7th episode of Star Wars franchise is being committed and announced during the official announcement of LucasFilm being acquired by Disney for a hefty $4.05 billions (in cash and stock). But the fans have to wait for awhile though as it was slated for 2015 release.

George Lucas, current CEO of Lucasfilm, the production company that brought us the popular Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, quoted as saying :
“I’m confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come.”

Monday, 29 October 2012

Weekly Box Office Movies in US (Ending 2012/10/28)

Here are the TOP 5 Movies from US for the week ending 28th Oct 2012 (Sun).

SPECIAL NOTE : What a surprise and rare scenario! Argo (Ben Affleck) claimed the top spot on its third week in the box office. It has received rave review and good words of mouth. So, it has proven once again that great and intrigue story-line goes a long way. 

The other new release, Cloud Atlas (Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving etc..) was a disappointment at 3rd place. An ambitious story-telling concept that integrate 6 different stories into one and the characters (from different stories) are intertwined with each other. The best part (or the confusing part) is that the same actors/actresses are playing different characters in the  different stories.  

Sunday, 28 October 2012

The Hobbit - Giant Gollum Statue At Wellington Airport, New Zealand

If you are going to or already in New Zealand, do pay a visit to Gollum (the key character/creature from The Lord Of The Rings and upcoming prequel, The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey). Recently, a giant Gollum statue has been installed in the Wellington Airport, New Zealand (by WETA).

It looks so freaking real and cool!

Not too sure how long it will stay there but I believed it will be there until the release of the movie in Dec 2012. Thus, if you are a fan of Middle Earth franchise, go experience yourself at the airport and snap, snap, snap (photo)!

Saturday, 27 October 2012

5 Special Empire Movie Covers For The Hobbit

the hobbit an unexpected journey, empire coverWe will be able to watch The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey in less than 2 months time. During this period, we can first settle for other big budget blockbusters like Cloud Atlas (released in US this week), Skyfall (in early Nov  2012) and Life Of Pi (late Nov 2012).

The Hobbit will be released in US on 14th Dec 2012 (in both 2D and IMAX 3D). Meanwhile, most of the movie magazines and online entertainment space are giving their full coverage, preview on this highly anticipated prequel from Director, Peter Jackson. 

Empire, UK's most popular movie magazine has just released their latest edition with 5 different marvellous covers from The Hobbit. As the slogan said it out loud "5 Covers To Rule Them All!". For The Hobbit fans, I am sure you will have hard time in picking your favourite movie cover! ;-) 

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Weekly Box Office Movies in Singapore And Malaysia (Ending 2012/10/21)

Here are the TOP 5 Movies of Singapore and Malaysia for the week ending 21st Oct 2012 (Sun).

SPECIAL NOTE : Taken 2 still top the chart in Singapore (for the third week) but dropped to second place in Malaysia. Sinister claimed the top spot in Malaysia.    

Weekly Box Office Movies in US (Ending 2012/10/21)

Here are the TOP 5 Movies from US for the week ending 21st Oct 2012 (Sun).

SPECIAL NOTE : Taken 2 surrendered the top spot to the new horror movie, Paranormal Activity 4. The other new release Alex Cross (Tyler Perry) has a dismal opening at the 5th spot. The good news is that Argo (Ben Affleck) continue its strong run though words of mouth and managed to retain at the second spot! 

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Iron Man 3 - The Real 2 Minutes Trailer and New Photos

Woo Hoo!!! Finally, the full 2 minutes trailer for Iron Man 3 is OUT from very hot oven! 

The super hot superhero sequel will not be in the cinema until Mar 2013 but this highly anticipated trailer definitely hyped up our expectation.

As usual, before watching the trailer, check our the brief synopsis below (source : Geektyrant):

Monday, 22 October 2012

Iron Man 3 - Teaser Trailer

iron man 3, trailer
Hot from oven!

As the blog title said it all! Check out the very first teaser trailer from Iron Man 3, scheduled to be released in May 2013.

As expected, Robert Downey Jr reprises the role of Tony Stark aka Iron Man in this successful superhero franchise. The plot is still unknown at this time. Rumour has it Tony Stark/Iron Man will head to China to face his toughest opponent, Mandarin.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Pokemon : The Marvellous And Realistic Version

Warning : This post has nothing to do with forthcoming 3D or IMAX movie but I just have to share it because of its AWESOMENESS!

Pokemon, the popular video game (Nintendo) turned anime, manga, trading cards and movies franchise has been around since 1996. I am not a fan of Pokemon but I believed one of its success factor is because of many of its cute and adorable creatures/monsters.

Have you ever thought of what will all these cute and adorable creatures looks like in real life? Or as close as real life? 

Cool Coke Stunt Challenges, the 007 Style [Video]

To prepare for the forthcoming grand release of Skyfall, the 23rd installment of 007 franchise, Coke Zero has teamed up with the James Bond franchise for a cool stunt challenges, the 007 style. Previously, Coke Zero also worked on ads for the 2008 release of Quantum of Solace.

What they did this time round is orchestrated an elaborate stunt for unsuspecting train passengers to win exclusive tickets to see Skyfall. This video has gone viral and received 2.1 millions views since its released 3 days ago. 

As the promo slogan said it all "Unlock the 007 in you. You have 70 seconds!"

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Skyfall - Latest IMAX Poster and Trailer

Fellow James Bond fans, here come another wave of promotional media for Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond Movie! MGM has just released an enhanced version of the international trailer (with never seen before footage) and an IMAX Movie Poster.

Get ready to fall for Skyfall! From the early previews by well known film critics, Skyfall probably is the BEST James Bond movie thus far (some already rated it at a classic i.e. 5 out of 5). Can't wait to see it in IMAX!

Silent Hill : Revelation 3D (Oct 2012)

silent hill revelation 3d, upcoming 3d movie
Halloween is just around the corner. For movie buff, like me, the best thing can happen during Halloween is to watch a really really good horror movie. If you have the same thinking, your wish might be coming true as Silent Hill: Revelation 3D will be released during the Halloween 2012! 

A sequel to the hit 2006's Silent Hill, another successful adaptation from video game (besides the Resident Evil franchise which is already in its 5th installment). The  story revolved around the daughter (Heather) of Rose Da Silva (reprise by Radha Mitchell) and the sudden disappearance of Heather's father (Sean Bean). Look out for some shocking revelation, as suggested by the movie title.  

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Skyfall - Amazing New Behind The Scene Video Footage

Wow! I am sold!
Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond (007) movie has just up their marketing effort to another level by releasing 5 video footage (total about 15 minutes).

After viewing the footage, I must solute the director (Sam Mendes), the casts (especially Daniel Craig [Bond]) and all the crew members involved in this project for bringing us an action franchise that seems so real (in fact, we can deduce from that footage that the reason is because all the action are real!!! In short, very minimal special effect/computer enhancements were introduced). Kudos to them and I am so gonna watch it in IMAX when it is released globally in Oct/Nov 2012.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey, The New Photos

the hobbit, an unexpected journey
We still need to wait for about 2 more months before we can catch The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey in the cinemas. Meanwhile, a set of 4 movie stills have been released over the net (source : Cinemacardo). 

Finally, Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) is featured in one of the movie stills. Having said that, it is clear that Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) will be the main character in this installment.

Being a "The Lord Of The Rings" fan, can wait to rekindle with this soon-to-be master piece of Peter Jackson. What about you? 

Weekly Box Office Movies in Singapore And Malaysia (Ending 2012/10/14)

Here are the TOP 5 Movies of Singapore and Malaysia for the week ending 14th Oct 2012 (Sun).

SPECIAL NOTE : Just like in US, Taken 2 tops the chart in both Singapore and Malaysia for the second weeks. Great news for the fan as it has been confirmed that it will be a trilogy i.e. Taken 3 is already a confirmed project. The question is who will be taken? ;-)    


taken 2
1. Taken 2
2. Looper (New)
3. Sinister (New)
the bullet vanishes
4. The Bullet Vanishes [Mandarin] (New)
the perks of being a wallflower
5. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (New)

taken 2
1. Taken 2 (New)
2. Maattrraan [Tamil] (New)

aku terima nikahnya
3. Aku Terima Nikahnya [Malay] (New)

stolen, nicolas cage
4. Stolen (New)
hotel transylvania
2. Hotel Transylvania [3D] 

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 Will Be In 3D

Great news!
Walt Disney Studios has officially announced that Iron Man 3 (2013) and Thor 2 - The Dark World (2013) will be released in 3D.
All the casts are reprising their respective roles in these 2 sequels. With the huge international success of The Avengers, added box office pressure is expected when these superhero going on their individual franchise. 
Iron Man 3
Scheduled Released Date : May 2013
Director : Shane Black
Casts : Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce and Gwyneth Paltrow
Brief Synopsis : Tony Stark/Iron Man will head to China to face his toughest opponent, Mandarin.
Here are some concept art works and photos of Iron Man 3 for your sneak preview:
iron man 3

iron man 3

iron man 3

iron man 3

iron man 3
Thor 2 - The Dark Of World
Scheduled Released Date : Nov 2013
Director : Alan Taylor
Casts : Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston
Brief Synopsis : Thor's adventures continue following the events of The Avengers.
Here are some art works and photos of Dark Of World for your sneak preview:
thor the dark world

thor the dark world

thor the dark world

Monday, 15 October 2012

Weekly Box Office Movies in US (Ending 2012/10/14)

Here are the TOP 5 Movies from US for the week ending 14th Oct 2012 (Sun).

SPECIAL NOTE : Taken 2 tops the chart for the second weeks. The other 2 new releases Argo (Directed and Acted by Ben Affleck) and Sinister (by Ethan Hawke) are pretty close at second and third spots. The other new release, Here Comes The Booms (by Kevin James) managed to climb to the 5th place only.   

taken 2
1. Taken 2
argo, ben affleck
2. Argo (New)
sinister, Ethan hawke
3. Sinister (New)
hotel transylvania, 3d
4. Hotel Transylvania [3D]
here comes the booms
5. Here Comes The Booms (New)

Sunday, 14 October 2012

5 Things You Need To Know About Les Miserables (2012)

les miserables, anne hathaway
This Christmas, one of the the MUST WATCH movie is non other than Les Miserables. This adaptation from one of the most famous Broadway show set to hit the theatre near you on the Christmas Day and it seems to be an epic in the making.

By the way, do you know that prior to this 2012 adaptation, there was an earlier version in 1998 with equally strong casts like Liam Neeson (as Valjean), Geoffrey Rush (as Javert) Uma Thurman (as Fantine) and Claire Danes (as Cossette). How does this 2012 version compared to the 1998 version? That will be a great material for a separate topic in another blog post. I promise I will do my "home work" and write the comparison soon, so do drop by often! ;-)

Meanwhile, let me share with you 5 things that you need to know about the  current version of Les Miserables:

1. All the singing are done by the casts (including Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried etc.) 
les miserables, huge Jackman
Les Miserables - Hugh Jackman
les miserables, amanda seyfried
Les Miserables - Amanda Seyfried
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Les Miserables - Anne Hathaway
2. The actor's singing was recorded on-set, to piano accompaniment, so that the singing and acting would merge well. Orchestral music was then added post-production

3. The director of the film is Tom Hooper whom brought us the recent Oscar worthy classic "The King's Speech"
les miserables, director, tom hooper
Director - Tom Hooper
The King's Speech - Click on the image for more details

4. Anne Hathaway (as Fantine) shaved her head for the role
les miserables, anne hathaway
Les Miserables - Anne Hathaway
5. [SPOILER] There will be an intense suicide scene! (For those who have read the book or watched the earlier adaptation or Broadway show would know who have committed suicide in the show, but I still like to keep it "secret" here! ;-)) 

Would you be watching Les Miserables in Dec 2012? Feel free to share your view in the comment section.


Thursday, 11 October 2012

The Hobbit's very own Stamps and Solid Gold Coins

The Hobbit has just went one level up in their marketing effort. From 1st November onward, The Hobbits fans can get their hand on the New Zealand commemorative coins and stamps (see sample below). How cool is that?

Pricing wise, check out the following quote as indication (source: GeekTyrant):

"The most expensive, made from one ounce (28.3 grams) of pure gold, will set Tolkien enthusiasts back NZ$3,695 ($3,020) but has a face value of just NZ$10, while the cheapest is a NZ$1 coin retailing for NZ$29.90."

Now, here are the sample gold coins and stamps:
the hobbit, gold coins, new zealand

the hobbit, gold coins, new zealand

the hobbit, gold coins, new zealand

the hobbit, stamp, new zealand

Fellow Hobbits collectors, keen?