Sabtu, 30 November 2013

DEEPLY ENCHANTING 'BOXTROLLS' STOP MOTION ANIMATION TRAILER WITH TONI COLLETTE, BEN KINGSLEY! DELIGHTFUL 'LOOKING' TRAILER FOR HBO'S GAY SHOW WITH RUSSELL TOVEY, SCOTT BAKULA, JONATHAN GROFF

ENCHANTING 'BOXTROLLS'
SECOND ANIMATED TRAILER
Two lovely trailers for you this Saturday! First one for delightful stop-motion animation movie THE BOXTROLLS! Coming from the authors of CORALINE and PARANORMAN the film will open  in theatres next September with the story which, based on Alan Snow’s novel 'Here Be Monsters', revolves around a boy named Eggs who’s raised by an unconventional family of underground dwelling creatures who live in cardboard boxes.The voice cast is lead by two thespians Toni Collette and Ben Kingsley and also includes Simon Pegg, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Nick Frost....

DELIGHTFUL 'LOOKING' SHOW
 TRAILER WITH RUSSELL TOVEY AND SCOTT BAKULA
Your second trailer for today is a heartwarming and romantic one for HBO's upcoming new series LOOKING which begins airing in January! Portraying gay people without prejudices and clich├ęs, and staring Jonathan Groff (GLEE), Russell Tovey (BEING HUMAN), Scott Bakula, Frankie J. Alvarez (SMASH), the new show centres on three gay friends who search for love in San Francisco. Tovey will play an accomplished video game wunderkind who has achieved financial and critical success at a young age and who works with Groff's character Patrick! STAR TREK's Scott Bakula will play a wealthy and popular figure in the San Francisco gay community.
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Jumat, 29 November 2013

BRITISH FRIDAY: TRAILERS FOR 18TH CENTURY ADVENTURE SERIES 'MOONFLEET' WITH RAY WINSTONE, BEN CHAPLIN, ANEURIN BARNARD & 'FLEMING' MINI SERIES ON JAMES BOND CREATOR WITH DOMINIC COOPER & LARA PULVER

'FLEMING' MINI SERIES
DOMINIC COOPER IS JAMES BOND CREATOR
While USA is in its festive mood, we're staying today over in UK: first of we're presenting you Sky One's new four part mini series FLEMING with Dominic Cooper playing the man who invented and created famous spy James Bond. Lara Pulver, Annabelle Wallis, Samuel West and Rupert Evans also star in the drama which, set against the permissive society of war-torn London, where the Martinis were always flowing and beds always being swapped, explores the early life of the charming, enigmatic 007 author. The outbreak of World War II saw the young Fleming working as an unsuccessful stockbroker, with a failed army career behind him and living off his rich family, while indulging in the very Bond- esque passions of womanising, alcohol and erotic literature. It wasn't until he was forced to join Naval Intelligence that Fleming found his true calling. Using his mischievous sense of humour, sharp charm and vivid imagination, he was responsible for some of the most outrageously dangerous counter intelligence missions against the Nazis honing his inspiration for Bond in the process.

'MOONFLEET' EPIC TRAILER
RAY WINSTONE & ANEURIN BARNARD IN PIRATE ADVENTURE
The first trailer has been revealed for Sky One's fantasy adventure movie MOONFLEET which will air in Britain December 27th starring Ray Winstone and WHITE QUEEN's Aneurin Barnard. Based on the novel by John Meade Falkner this 18th century movie follows the adventures of a young man who attempts to join a band of smugglers led by Ray Winstone’s Elzevir Block on a sea voyage to the Jewel quarter of the Hague. Ben Chaplin is also in the cast!

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Subaru XV

Advertorial

So as I told you guys, my car sponsorship with DUO Rewards is that I get to change my car once every 4 months!

The time has come to change my Sylphy into something else, and I actually felt quite sad!!

In the short four months that I drove her, she has become a huge part of my life... It's no wonder that people who drive hardly ever can bring themselves to go back to public transport.

Having your own vehicle, your own private space to travel that you don't have to share with strangers, having a powerful feeling of freedom that you can go anywhere you please... It's a seductive feeling indeed, even with a rental car!!

I've always told Mike that him picking me up to drive me home in Laopokasaurus (that's what we call Mike's car) and me taking a cab home by myself technically isn't much difference since I'm chauffeured in both cases.

But when I am on a cab I feel like I'm still on strange grounds, like I cannot completely unwind yet. I still feel kinda tense in case the cabbie kidnaps me. But the moment I go into Laopokasaurus, I feel like I'm in my second home. I can take off my shoes and put my feet up on the dashboard if I want!

So that feeling rather intensified with the Sylphy. She was my first car (kinda, even though I don't own her) and I've always felt like she's a little mobile home of mine. :') I always feel snug and safe and happy driving her.

That being said, I was still very excited to see what my next car was gonna be!!!

THE DAY:



YAY I'M GETTING A SUV!!!

It's a Subaru XV!!!




Oops so I am blocking the car and you can't see how it looks like.

Hahahaha



Ok this is better... One of my favourite things about the XV's sleek design is that the rims kinda look like flowers!!


Otherwise, it is a rather manly car. Much more manly than the Sylphy somehow! :X

From the fierce looking headlights to the black leather interior...




Also the car gave off a manly cologne scent when I first stepped in. Not sure if it's coz the previous driver was a guy but it made me wanna thump my chest and hunt boar. LOL




Mike likes it a lot for that factor I suppose...



Afterall I've always found men tend to love Subaru cars... Is it because of the All Wheel Drive? Coz the XV has that too.


The peeps at Downtown Car Rentals told me that the XV is actually like a baby SUV. This car is spacious but not super huge. I love that when you are driving it you are really high up and can see the roads clearly from the high angle.


The boot is as spacious as the Sylphy's.


What I love about SUVs is that you can have the option of piling your stuff in the boot up higher if you need to... The rear seats also fold down so you can transport LOADS of stuff! No more paying for Ikea delivery! :D

And people in the backseat can simply reach in and grab stuff if they need to without getting out of the car!

(I've been watching too much Walking Dead but I imagine this is useful in case of Zombie apocalypse and you have all your guns in the boot so you can conveniently shoot out of the window when being surrounded by zombies... versus having a sedan so you have to physically get out of the car to access your armory and will in the process get gnawed on.)



Baby car seat fits perfectly too! Of course what matters the most for baby isn't space... It's SAFETY!!

And the Subaru XV has a FIVE STAR SAFETY RATING. :D It feels so good to know that.


The XV also has a very weird feature that I think many of you will love!!


It is extremely fuel efficient!


During stop lights when you fully compress the brake, the engine actually shuts down.

It rumbles and stops, and it will startle you, making you think the engine has died if you didn't know that this is a specialty of the XV!! In fact, it is only trying to save fuel for you. The aircon and stereo is still on, it's just that the engine stops.

When I was told about this, I was quite scared.

"HUH??" I said. "Then isn't it gonna take a while for the engine to start up again?? And I will get honked by impatient people behind me!"

But the Downtown staff told me it only takes split second for the engine to reignite. Great technology!


Oh yes you may have noticed some of the extra stuff on my car.


Embarrassing and bright thing number 1:


Flowers.

I actually bought two Singapore flags to fly on the car window during the National Day period. After National Day ended, I modified my flag to put on flowers!!! My mom sewed them on for me and the flowers are from Daiso. :D

They look ridiculous I know but it looks so cute when the car is moving and the flowers are flying behind!! Also it makes me easier for me to find my car in a sea of other cars!! It stands out, that's for sure. LOL

I also believe it makes other drivers laugh so they will give way more to me. HAHAHA


Embarrassing and bright thing number 2:



A P PLATE?? N0000000000B!!!!

BITCH PLEASE!!!


Time to throw my P plate away!!! LAO NIANG HAVE HAD A LICENSE FOR A YEAR NOW MUAHAHAHA!! I am no longer a NEWBIE DRIVER!!!



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Want to rent a car too?

Nowadays COE is so expensive, renting is definitely the way to go!!!

Moreover, the holiday season is coming!!

It's probably going to be really tough to get a cab or squeeze into a bus during the holidays...


"Where are all the #$%^@# cabs?"


Why not rent a vehicle so the whole family can travel with ease? Don't have to worry about midnight surcharges after your countdown party and don't have to keep calling that horrible hotline that tells you all the operators are engaged at the moment.

Or squeeze into a train with other sweaty passengers...

Remember to reserve your perferred vehicle early in case all of them are taken!!

You can go to Downtown's website HERE to book!!!


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If you love discounts and free stuff, you definitely definitely should join DUO Rewards, Tan Chong International's loyalty program!!!


Ok here's the deal... You guys think there is a catch or something. Surely you have to pay in some form to get something good right?

BUT THERE IS NO CATCH.

Membership is FREE, it's for life. AND ANYONE CAN JOIN DUO REWARDS, not just drivers or anyone with Tan Chong cars!!

Once you have signed up HERE, you can see a list of all the merchants that DUO Rewards is collaborating with to give you great discounts and offers!!!

Here are some of them - there are too many to list!!

- 10% off for Bintan Lagoon Resort
- Free sessions at True Fitness and True Yoga
- 10% off at Twelve Cupcakes
- 5% off at Pet Lovers Centre

Why pay full prices for some of your favourite products and services when you can get them cheaper by SIMPLY SIGNING UP?? NO CATCH!!

Of course, DUO members also get rewards for every dollar they spend on any services at Tan Chong, be it car rental, car servicing, car purchase or even renting service apartments.


Also, this year, DUO Rewards is the Official Automotive Partner of ZoukOut 2013, happening on 13 - 14 December!

Ticketholders who sign up for Duo at the point of purchase from Zouk’s website HERE will stand a chance to win drink coupons or free entry passes to Zouk + Phuture!!


For those who have not bought tickets yet and would like a shot at winning a pair of FREE ZoukOut passes worth $236, check out the contest below:







You can find out more about the contest at DUO Reward's facebook page HERE and of course remember to like it!!!


LASTLY BEFORE I GO.........


Love your furry friends and want to do your part to help those that need our help??

http://www.lost-paws.org/help/


Get involved... Just click on the picture to be a part of LostPaws and help reunite lost pets with their owners!! It's something kind you can do just by keeping a watch for lost pets near your house!


LostPaws set up a community watch to increase the number of eyes out there to watch out for missing pets... to help ease the stress of both owners and pets!


Don't worry, you won't get spammed once you sign up, merely a notification when there is a missing pet in your vicinity.

DRIVING OFF BYE!!



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Kamis, 28 November 2013

BRILLIANT NEW IMAGES FROM '300 RISE OF AN EMPIRE' EPIC WITH SULLIVAN STAPLETON, EVA GREEN, RODRIGO SANTORO! BAZZ LUHRMANN TO HELM HBO 'NAPOLEON' EPIC MINI SERIES? STUNNING NEW 'HERCULES: THE LEGEND BEGINS' TRAILER WITH KELLAN LUTZ, LIAM MCINTYRE!

STUNNING SECOND TRAILER
FOR KELLAN LUTZ' 'HERCULES THE LEGEND BEGINS' EPIC!
We're having an epic day at HOLLYWOOD SPY this festive Thursday! First, check out the second trailer for HERCULES: THE LEGEND BEGINS which will arrive to cinemas this January 10th with Kellan Lutz playing the mythical hero! The blond hunk portrays Hercules, demigod and son of Zeus, who, betrayed by his King and sold into slavery, must use his formidable strength to fight for his freedom and return to his true love, Hebe, the Princess of Crete (played by Gaia Weiss)! The cast also includes SPARTACUS star Liam McIntyre as Hercules' sidekick Captain Sotirus, along with Johnathon Schaech, Scott Adkins, Rade Serbedgia, Roxanne McKee.... Unlike the first trailer which mostly showed Hercules fighting in the arena, this one offers a look into many magnificent epic scenes with enchanting visuals.
DID YOU KNOW? This is not Kellan's first time to wear nothing but a loin cloth and sandals on his muscly body! He played God Poseidon in Tarsem's Greek epic IMMORTALS next to Henry Cavill and Luke Evans


BAZZ LUHRMANN TO DIRECT
STEVEN SPIELBERG PRODUCED 'NAPOLEON' MINI SERIES?
And here's another epic piece of news: earlier this year I told you that Steven Spielberg plans to produce a historical mini series on infamous French general and emperor NAPOLEON at HBO based on the material that Stanley Kubrick left behind him. Now, the rumour has it that MOULIN ROUGE director Bazz Luhrman is being courted to direct the whole thing! According to 'Deadline' it would become the highest profile television miniseries at HBO! If you remember, back in the days, Bazz was supposed to direct another huge epic - ALEXANDER THE GREAT (which was supposed to have Leonardo Dicaprio, Mel Gibson and Nicole Kidman in the cast) but was beaten by Oliver Stone and his craptastic epic with Colin Farrell. Now he is facing a similar situation since Warner has hired Rupert Sanders from SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN to helm a film on NAPOLEON, but that will be a big screen project.

300 RISE OF AN EMPIRE
NEW IMAGES FROM GREEK EPIC
And to finish the day in epic style, check out mindblowing pictures from next year's biggest epic adventure 300 RISE OF AN EMPIRE  the long awaited stunning sequel to legendary Spartan epic 300! After his victory over the famous Spartan king Leonidas' 300 brave warriors who sacrificed their lives to save the country, the Persian Army under the command of infamous tyrant Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) marches  south towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes' army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton). Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land. Greek general Themistokles must attempt to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. 300 RISE OF AN EMPIRE pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemisia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy. Produced by Zack Snyder, the naval attack starts next March!

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Rabu, 27 November 2013

NEW TV SERIES: 'THE CODE' SLAVERY DRAMA BASED ON 'SONG YET SUNG' BOOK! 'KNIFEMAN' 18TH CENTURY LONDON DRAMA! 'GALYNTINE' POST APOCALYPTIC SHOW! FIRST 'GANGSTA GRANNY' PICTURE WITH JULIA MCKENZIE, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, JOANNA LUMLEY

'THE CODE' TV SERIES
ON AMERICAN SLAVERY PERIOD
Deadline reports that FX is preparing yet another historical mini series: THE CODE will be based on James McBride's novel SONG YET SUNG describing the life of famous abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Born a slave, she escaped and, with the help of the hard-bitten white watermen of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, fostered an intricate escape network of secret routes and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad that she used to smuggle more than 300 slaves to the North. The main character will be Liz, a black woman making a desperate dash to freedom, on the run from an able slave catcher, who takes on one last job only to find himself in a war against a notorious female slave stealer. As Liz makes her way through forbidding swamplands using the black codes of the underground, the complexities of slavery play out in full force, pitting slave against slave, white against white, and plantation owner against plantation owner!

GANGSTA GRANNY 1ST IMAGE
JULIA MCKENZIE, JOANNA LUMLEY, ROBBIE WILLIAMS
Here's a delightful first picture from BBC TV movie GANGSTA GRANNY which will air over the festive period. The movie follows the story of Ben (Reece Buttery), who is bored staying with his granny  (Julia McKenzie) until it is revealed that she used to be an international jewel thief. Miranda Hart and David Walliams play the boy's parents, Joanna Lumley is Queen of England, and pop star Robbie Williams is also in the cast.

NEW DRAMAS AT AMC!
18TH CENTURY LONDON SET 'KNIFEMAN' SERIES
And new series are coming to AMC too! They have ordered two pilots. KNIFEMAN, based on Wendy Moore's book “The Knife Man: Blood, Body Snatching And The Birth of Modern Surgery,” will be set in 18th Century London following a charming, arrogant genius who challenges societal norms to transform his visions into cutting-edge discoveries. A surgeon or “barber” in a time when blood-letting and praying was the norm,  he is a hard living man not afraid to push the boundaries of modern medicine, even if it takes digging up a few graves to do it. While he makes his living running an unlicensed operating theatre out of his residence, he picks up extra cash harvesting organs for his brother Julian, favorite son and prized physician of the St. Stephen’s teaching hospital.
POST APOCALYPTIC 'GALYNTINE'
Second pilot is for GALYNTINE, a sf show taking place at a time after a cataclysmic technology induced disaster has resulted in a new society
that has eschewed any form of technology. This catastrophic event leaves small numbers of survivors scattered around the planet and forced to adapt to isolation and unique challenges.
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Selasa, 26 November 2013

ENCHANTING FIRST PICTURES FROM 'HEDDA GABLER' LAVISH 19TH CENTURY MOVIE ADAPTATION WITH RITA RAMNANI & SAMANTHA HUNT! 'THE WHALE' BBC TV MOVIE WITH JONAS ARMSTRONG, MARTIN SHEEN, ADAM RAYNER!

THE WHALE BBC TV MOVIE
JONAS ARMSTRONG, ADAM RAYNER, MARTIN SHEEN
Set to premier this December at BBC is two hour television movie THE WHALE (we're currently waiting for first pictures and a trailer) which will describe the whaling disaster which inspired Melville's MOBY DICK. The story follows the ill-fated voyage of The Essex ship through the eyes of the cabin boy Thomas Nickerson who, at 14, was the youngest member of the crew and one of only eight survivors of the shipwreck. The action packed narrative follows Nickerson as, against all odds, he comes through the worst that nature throws at him, growing up fast in the process. He faces the destructive force of sea-storms, the power of whales, the brutal desolation of the sun and sea after the shipwreck, and finally the grim realities of dark deeds as his only means of survival. Jonas Armstrong (ROBIN HOOD) leads the cast as First Mate Owen Chase with Adam Rayner (THE SAINT) as Captain Pollard, Paul Kaye (GAME OF THRONES) as Joy, David Gyasi (WAR HORSE) as Peterson and Jolyon Coy (THE HOLLOW CROWN) as Lawrence. Martin Sheen plays old Nickerson. The film will air over in USA next summer at Animal Planet.

LAVISH 'HEDDA GABLER' MOVIE
ADAPTATION BY MATTHEW JOHN
Staying on the isle, here's the first look on the lavish movie adaptation of famous 1890's Henrik Ibsen's literary classic HEDDA GABLER. Directed by Matthew John, the movie centres on Hedda, beautiful daughter of the late General Gabler, who returns from her honeymoon with scholar husband Jorgen to confront the boredom and banality of married life. Although she has little more than amused contempt for her husband, she is pregnant by him and is revolted by the thought of carrying his child and the changes that motherhood will impose upon her future. When the re-appearance of an old flame of hers threatens both Jorgen's career prospects and her own amour propre, Hedda contrives to bring about Lovborg's destruction but, in the process, also brings about her own.
HEDDA GABLER MOVIE CAST
The new adaptation will also feature some new characters which did not appear in the play itself. The audience will also enjoy intricate costumes and rich Victorian sets! The cast is lead by enchanting Rita Ramnani, and also features lovely Samantha Hunt as Thea Elvsted, David R. Butler as Jorgen Tesman, Francisco Ortiz as Ejlert Lovborg and Jon Paul Gates as Judge Brack. Photos by Stephanie Bourgeois and Robert Lipnicki.

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