Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Relax! It's Just Christmas - A Charming short animation

charming animated short film, happy holiday
A very merry Christmas to you and your loved ones AND a happy New Year!

On this Special occasion, it is a time for sharing, giving and joy. You might have "suffered" from Christmas Stress for the past few weeks/days or so in getting ready the Christmas decoration and last minutes presents, it is time for you to relax now and enjoy the fruits of this heart-warming Christmas Day... If you need help (to relax), maybe a short animation might helps! 

Enjoy this animated short film called Happy Holidays! from Moist Creation. It simply reminds you to relax.

Enjoy the holidays!

Monday, 24 December 2012

Weekly Box Office Movies in US (Ending 2012/12/23)

the hobbit an unexpected journey
Here are the TOP 5 Movies from US for the week ending 23rd December 2012 (Sun).

SPECIAL NOTE : As expected, the long-awaited prequel, The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey took the pole position again. The other 2 new releases, Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) and This is 40 (directed by Judd Apatow) claimed the second and third place respectively. This is a slow week before Christmas

Sunday, 23 December 2012

After Earth - Latest Movie Stills

after earth
After Earth, the upcoming Sci-fi (Jun 2013) from the father-son team (Will Smith and Jaden Smith) has finally released its official site. It contains quite a numbers of new character photos of Jaden Smith. Also, it contains character bios for Kirai Raige (Jaden Smith) and Cypher Raige (Will Smith), and the planet they come from, Nova Prime.

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, twist is expected and hope he redeems himself after so many recent flops. For more details of the synopsis and movie trailer, check out my earlier coverage at Latest Trailer - After Earth  [IMAX] (Jun 2013).

Now, enjoy the new movie stills from After Earth.


Friday, 21 December 2012

The Croods - Motion Poster

The Croods, upcoming IMAX 3D animation from Dreamworks has just released a stunning motion-poster. In case you have no clue of what motion-poster really is, it is basically an "interactive" movie poster.

For more details of The Croods, check out the earlier coverage here. The movie will be released in  Mar 2013. 

Now, check out the beautiful motion poster below. Oh, by the way, do remember to turn on the sound as the motion-poster comes with sound effect as well! ;-) 


Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Weekly Box Office Movies in Singapore And Malaysia (Ending 2012/12/16)

the hobbit an unexpected journey
Here are the TOP 5 Movies of Singapore and Malaysia for the week ending 16th Dec 2012 (Sun).

SPECIAL NOTE : This week, The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey took the centre stage in the international markets and Singapore and Malaysia are no difference. The question is would it stay on top till the new year? 

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Weekly Box Office Movies in US (Ending 2012/12/16)

the hobbit, an unexpected journey, gollum
Here are the TOP 5 Movies from US for the week ending 16th December 2012 (Sun).

SPECIAL NOTE : As expected, the long-awaited prequel, The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey took the pole position with a record breaking sales at $84.6 (it even surpassed the The Lord Of The Ring Trilogy). Even though the critics are mostly with mixed reaction, it is still a movie worth the wait and experience it in the new 48 fps (frames per second) technology in IMAX.

I've watched it in IMAX 3D (non-48 fps), if you are interested, check out my review here.  

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Tom Hanks and Johnny Depp - The Cartoon Style Evolution

Whether you are a movie fan or not, I am pretty sure you know who is Tom Hanks and Johnny Depp. At the minimum, you must have heard of their names, somewhere, somehow. They are the A-list Hollywood Stars that have made some incredible blockbuster movies.

As a tribute to the actors, artist Jeff Victor has drawn two great cartoon evolution of ten characters that Tom Hanks and Johnny Depp has played over the years. 

To test your movie-intelligence, can you identify the movie titles and the characters they are playing in each movie? Try to figure it out yourself first before scrolling down for the answers.

No peeping! ;-)


Friday, 14 December 2012

My Bold and Fun Predictions Of The 70th Golden Globes Awards Winners

70th golden globes awardsNominees were just announced yesterday for the 70th Golden Globes Awards and the winners will be announced on 13th January (Sun), which is exactly one month to go.

During this period, you will see many predictions springing-up everywhere, online or offline, and I thought to myself why don't I join in the fun too!?

Thus, in this post, I am going to share my bold and fun predictions for the winners of Motion Picture categories. Why I said bold and fun is because I am basing on a lot of gut-feeling than anything else ;-)


And the winner goes to........

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Weekly Box Office Movies in Singapore And Malaysia (Ending 2012/12/09)

life of pi
Here are the TOP 5 Movies of Singapore and Malaysia for the week ending 9th Dec 2012 (Sun).

SPECIAL NOTE : For the second week, Life Of Pi (from the famous director Ang Lee) tops the chart in Singapore and Malaysia. 

Pacific Rim - Fantastic Trailer and Movie Poster

Fancy sci-fi movie with giant monster (think about Godzilla) and giant robot (think about transformers)? Your wish will be granted soon (you just have to wait for another 7 more months). In July 2013, Pacific Rim, the highly anticipated sci-fi by Guillermo del Toro will be released internationally. Guillermo del Toro last brought us an visual treats in fantasy-drama, Pan's Labyrinth (2006).

Pacific Rim carries no A-lists casts as the main characters are the monsters and the robots. Short synopsis of Pacific Rim (source: GeekTyrant):

"When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju.

On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse."

YIPPEE - We hit the 100,000 Page Views mark!

thank you photoAfter 183 posts (including this one) and close to 13 months later (I started my first post on 27th Nov 2011), we finally hit an auspicious 100,000 page views mark! I know this number is not a huge number in the current blogophere but it is still a great achievement to me!

I like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all first time and regular visitors to my blog and hope you folks enjoy my sharing previously, now, and in the future. I will continue to improve on it and hope to see you back as frequent as possible.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

My Movie Review [4.5/5] - The Hobbit : An Unexpected Journey

the hobbit an unexpected journey
Well, where should I start? Maybe let's start with a few self-questioning:

Q1: Is The Hobbit Better than The Lord Of The Rings? 
A1: Not better but almost at the same level

Q2: Is The Hobbit an instant classic?
Q2: Come very close

Q3: Is The Hobbit Entertaining and worth the premium for 3D experience?
Q3: Of course, YES!

I just came back from the premiere (Singapore) of The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey [3D], the 2 hours and 40 minutes are well spent and I enjoyed the movie a lot especially with the super sharp and fine images (I can't ascertain whether the cinema that I've been to is showing the 48 fps [frame per second] format, which by the way is 2 times the normal screening) but the clarity and majestic view just blown me away.

I especially like the hobbit character of Bilbo, (by Martin Freeman), he evolved from a reluctant and least expected addition to a life and death quest to a hero at the end of the show. The Hobbit is about his journey and in this installment, he is surrounded by 13 joyous dwarfs who determined to claimed back their kingdom. 

Amazing Man Of Steel Second Trailer (Jun 2013)

man of steelIt is still 6 more months to go but it seems that the Man Of Steel is one hell of superhero reboot to die for. A few months back, the Man Of Steel releases its first international trailer teaser (which seems to be darker and just alright to me). Yesterday, Warner Bros released the second international trailer of Man Of Steel which is SUPER AWESOME!
It looks like another awesome superhero franchise reboot (after Batman and Spiderman)! Henry Cavill (last seen in The Cold Light Of Day with Bruce Willis, which is not an impressive movie) is the new superman. Direct by Zack Snyder (from the Watchmen and 300 fame) and produced by Christopher Nolan, the great director whom brought us the latest Batman Trilogy and Inception. I suspect that it will be a darker and more personal superman reboot.  
Man Of Steel will be released in June 2013 in 3D and IMAX. Can't wait to see it.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Weekly Box Office Movies in US (Ending 2012/12/09)

Here are the TOP 5 Movies from US for the week ending 9th December 2012 (Sun).

SPECIAL NOTE : This week, the top 5 movies remain the same, the only difference is the their positioning. What comes as a surprise is Skyfall (the 23rd James Bond movie), came back to top place on its 5th week! It is already the best Bond movie in the history, the question is how far will it goes?

One of the disappointment for this week's new release is Playing For Keeps (by Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel) which opened at sixth place with mere $5.75 millions. 

Latest Trailer - After Earth [IMAX] (Jun 2013)

after earth, will smithWarning : This is not a 3D movie (as per the confirmed report) but it will be released in IMAX. I need to share it here as the trailer looks really cool and oh, Will Smith and his real son Jaden Smith is in it too (after their first team-up in The Pursuit Of Happyness).
After Earth is a Sci-fi directed by M. Night Shyamalan (still remember the Sixth Sense?), it has been long since his last true blockbuster movie and hope this upcoming movie managed to redeem himself!
Short synopsis of After Earth (source: imdb.com):
One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind's new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai. When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai's craft, they crash-land on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance.

Now enjoy the great trailer...

Sunday, 9 December 2012

The Croods - Latest Trailers (Mar 2013)

It's OK that you don't know the meaning of The Croods (me neither!). The important thing to know is that this is a upcoming animation from Dreamworks. Jointly directed by Chris Sanders (from the Lilo And Stitch fame) and Kirk De Micco (Space Chimps).

Voiced by the Hollywood heavyweights like Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone. It will be released in Mar 2013 in IMAX 3D. The special effects looks stunning and appealing. 

Short synopsis of The Croods (source: imdb.com):

The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world's first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures -- and their outlook is changed forever.

Now, enjoy the 2 trailers released recently!

Oblivion - Trailer and Poster (Apr 2013)

oblivion, tom cruise
Oblivion, the upcoming Sc-fi by Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman has finally released its first Movie Poster and Trailer. Directed by Joseph Kosinski (the one brought us TRON-Legacy), it looks set to be another blockbuster in the making.

Short synopsis of the Oblivion (source: imdb.com) :

"A court martial sends a veteran soldier to a distant planet, where he has to destroy the remains of an alien race. The arrival of an unexpected traveller causes him to question what he knows about the planet, his mission, and himself."

Now, enjoy the trailer:

Thursday, 6 December 2012

First Trailer From Star Trek - Into Darkness (May 2013)

star trek into darkness
I've just shared the very first movie poster from Star Trek Into Darkness yesterday, and today, I am sharing the very first trailer from the same movie, it's still sizzling hot! 

For more details of the movie (include the brief synopsis), check out the post here.

In case you are still clueless, Star Trek Into Darkness is the sequel to 2009's Star Trek remake and directed by the same director, J.J. Abram (whom last brought up the Super 8). Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto reprising the roles of Kirk and Spock for the second serving.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Weekly Box Office Movies in Singapore And Malaysia (Ending 2012/12/02)

life of pi movie, lee ang
Here are the TOP 5 Movies of Singapore and Malaysia for the week ending 2nd Dec 2012 (Sun).

SPECIAL NOTE : Consistent box offices across the Singapore and Malaysia markets i.e. the new releases, Life Of Pi (from the famous director Ang Lee) tops the chart. It seems that this visual treats is more well received in Asia as compared to USA. As for the other new release in Singapore, Alex Cross (adaptation from James Patterson's novel, Cross),  it manages to climb to the fifth place only.

Have you watched Life Of Pi? Do you enjoy this Special Effect extravagance? Share you view in the comment section.

Awesome Posters From Man Of Steel And Star Trek - Into Darkness

man of steelWe are already in the last month of 2012, while there are a few more blockbusters to handle this month, particularly The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey, Les Miserables and Cirque Du Soleil, it is also time for us to look forwards to 2013 for many blockbusters to come.
Today, I am going to share two recently released awesome posters from the upcoming 3D movies : Star Trek - Into Darkness and Man Of Steel. The former is a sequel directed by J. J. Abrams (stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, ZoeSaldana, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Peter Weller and Alice Eve.) Whereas Man Of Steel is a reboot of the popular super hero franchise of Superman, it was directed by Zack Snyder (stars Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe and Amy Adams).

Not too sure about you but I am definitely looking forwards to watch these two blockbusters in 3D!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Weekly Box Office Movies in US (Ending 2012/12/02)

the twilight saga breaking dawn part 2
Here are the TOP 5 Movies from US for the week ending 2nd December 2012 (Sun).

SPECIAL NOTE : This week, there is no change to the top 2 movies i.e. The Twilight Saga : Breaking Dawn (Part 2) still top the chart (for the third week)  Skyfall remain at second spot. Rise Of The Guardians rises to the third spot (from previous week's fourth position), Lincoln and Life Of Pi took the balance seats. 

One of the disappointment of this week's new release is Killing Them Softly (by Brad Pitt) which opened at seventh place with mere $6.81 millions. Has Brad Pitt lost his steam? Have you watched it? What is your view of the show?

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Three 3D Blockbuster Movies To Watch In December 2012

Mind you, we are already in the second day of December, yet another season for celebration. As usually, there are bounds to be a few HUGE blockbusters to be released at year end, especially during the Christmas period. This year, there is no exception!

What I am going to share with you next are three 3D movies to be released in December 2012. The list is as follows: