Showing posts with label screening. Show all posts
Showing posts with label screening. Show all posts

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Glitzy 3-Day Celebration for Star Wars May the 4th 2017 at Gardens by the Bay



Local Star Wars fans would have already been aware or signed up for the first Star Wars Run held on May 6th organized by sports event management company, Esprimo.

In addition to the themed run, the company has also collaborated with the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board to make this year's May The 4th celebration into a three-day festival at Gardens by the Bay's Supertree Grove.

The galactic shindig kicks off on Thursday May 4th with appearances of Chewbacca and Kylo-Ren, a SaberTrees Light-up of the supertrees as well as the specially choreographed Garden Rhapsody Star Wars Edition light show set to the movie franchise's iconic soundtrack.

A replica of the two-legged All-Terrain Scout Transport (AT-ST) will also be standing guard at the Supertree Grove. This should be a great photo opportunity for any Star Wars fans, especially if you are dressed for the occasion!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

"Star Wars Rebels" Brings A New Hope to The Galaxy!



Things cannot get any geekier than this for Red Dot Diva.

A few days ago, she was invited to watch a special screening of new animated series, "Star Wars Rebels" at The Sandcrawler - the regional headquarters of Lucasfilm's campus on the Red Dot Island.

The Sandcrawler has the familiar shape of those giant vehicular fortresses manned by Jawas for transportation and shelter in the desertlands of Tatooine. Earlier this year, George Lucas himself was here in the building, together with Kathleen Kennedy and Red Dot Island's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for its unveiling. (Check out the article of their visit here.)

It was Red Dot Diva's first time visiting The Sandcrawler and she was very excited to be able to step into the hallowed grounds of Lucasfilm, and walked where George Lucas walked. After all, "Star Wars" was the first scifi movie that captured her childhood imagination, and it was also her very first major fandom. That love for "Star Wars" has never died, enduring even those last 3 disappointing movies that older die-hard fans want to mostly forget ever existed.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

SDCC 2014: Diva's Fun and Laidback Preview Day!

A bright, sunny Preview Day is definitely a Diva-tastic way to start off the largest pop-culture event in the US!

And to have enough proteins and energy to get goin', one must have a good hearty breakfast - complete with caffeine input. A good place for that is the Broken Yolk, at the corner of J Street and 6th Avenue.

Red Dot Diva and her roomies walked to the breakfast cafe from their Hilton Bayfront Hotel early in the morn and was surprised to discover that the place was pretty empty.

Standing just outside the cafe, one of Diva's favourite geek dude, Artimus was already waiting for them. The group did not need to wait long at all for their table. 

Diva and Artimus

Monday, July 14, 2014

SDCC 2014: The WB Hosts Preview Night Again Plus Panels, Signings And A Saturday Party!

Fans of the WB and DC Comics take note. There are lots of the WB/ DC stuff for you to enjoy during the convention - starting from Preview Night!

As in the last few years, the WB will again be hosting Preview Night at Comic-Con 2014. This news brings Red Dot Diva much Happiness XP. 

The WB's TV shows usually includes many which are of particular interest to her, and she loves having advance sneak peaks at these brand new productions. Plus, there's just something special about sitting with eager anticipation in the darkened Ballroom 20 and live-tweeting her reactions to the TV series as they roll-out one by one on the giant screens.

Friday, April 4, 2014

SANA Unleashes A Special Charity Screening for "X-Men: Days of Future Past"


It is time to pick a side, and join in the battle against drugs by contributing to a special charity screening of "X-Men: Days of Future Past"!

The screening is organized by the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association (SANA), in conjunction with Cathay Cineplexes. SANA is a local-based non-profit organization set up with an aim to spread the word against narcotics and to assist with the rehabilitation of drug addicts.

From what Red Dot Diva learned, the theatre is a small on, so available seats will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

HBO Asia Sets Up Special Fan Premiere Screening of "Game of Thrones" Season 4 !

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Calling Red Dot Island geeks -- how hardcore of a "Game of Thrones" fans are you??

HBO Asia is looking to anoint 200 fans of the hugely popular, Emmy and Golden-Globe-winning series so that they can invite them for a first-ever special screening of the Season 4 debut episode, "Two Swords"  - totally uncut and ahead of its April 6th premiere date in the USA!

The details of the screening are:
Date: Friday, 4 April 
Time: 6:30 PM 
Venue: GV Grand, Great World City

Here's how you can join the contest to attend the screening:

1. Like HBO Asia's Facebook page

2. Share the post pertaining to this screening with the hashtag #GOTAsia13Apr

3. Leave a comment on the same post to tell HBO Asia why you are the greatest "Game of Thrones" fan in Singapore.

Monday, February 10, 2014

AXN Asia's Very Special "Sherlock" Screening Marathon on 23 February!

For the last few years, the latest and most comtemporary incarnation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's book character Sherlock Holmes has taken pop-culture audiences around the world by storm.

The BBC TV series created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and simply entitled "Sherlock", stars Brit fan favourites Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

Red Dot Diva has to be confess: she is not a big fan of the series. Being a hardcore ACD book nerd, she has her own personal reasons for not enjoying the new "Sherlock" as much as she thinks she should. But, there is one thing she cannot fault about the series - the solid acting of Cumberbatch and Freeman (and many of the other supporting/ guest actors).... And the silver foxiness of Inspector Lestrade/ Rupert Graves .... *bites quivering lower lip*

A Hot Inspectory Silver Fox

Thursday, November 28, 2013

So... What Films Are There at Screen Singapore 2013?

Screen Singapore is returning next week at the Sands Expo, Marina Bay Sands (3rd - 6th December) in Singapore, together with the Asia Television Forum (ATF) - a content marketplace for industry players to network and interact with each other.

During the event, there will be a series of forums and panels for industry professionals to participate in. The topics discussed during the conference will range from financing to marketing to content programming, with a total of about 69 speakers from various countries. A list of these speakers can be found here.

Local Red Dot Islanders who will be sharing their insights include Jack Neo and Anthony Chen - fresh from the Golden Horse wins that he got for his movie "Ilo Ilo". "Ilo Ilo" has won 20 international awards to-date, including Best Feature Film at the Golden Horse Awards and Camera d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival.

So far, Red Dot Diva has been informed of two films premieres during ATF/ Screen Singapore 2013.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

NYCC 2013: Many Exciting Guests, Exhibits and.... The Nerd Machine!

New York Comic Con (NYCC) just seems to get bigger and glitzier each year.

Red Dot Diva first attended NYCC in 2011, and the number of more TV or movie-related panels and guests have increased in the last two years.

Still, NYCC is a far more comics-centric convention compared to San Diego Comic-Con. The number of creators attending as guests in NYCC is any comic fan's wildest dreams. And the space set aside for Artist Alley is mind-blowingly huge, with rows and rows of comic artists eager to connect with people who are or will be interested in their work. Also, since NYCC has a far less hectic crowd than Comic-Con, the chances of one meeting and having more time with their favourite comic creators or artists are fairly high.

Check out the very LONG list of comic guests here!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Watch Out For Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."!

*checks satellite scans on screen and activates secure lock-down*

Sssh.

You did NOT read this.

Last night at a movie theatre, Marvel rounded up the Red Dot Island's geeks and fans (of which Red Dot Diva sneaked in as part of the herd), confisticated all their electronic devices (even those that recorded nary a thing aka the Kindle!) and force-fed them popcorn and Coke while they underwent a V.E.S. (i.e. Very Exclusive Screening).

Word is, that the V.E.S. was so exclusive in Asia, that the film reel was hand-carried by a trusted personnel to Red Dot Island.

Red Dot Diva  is still reeling over what happened... what she has SEEN and HEARD. The sensory after-effects are strong but she says that any true geek deserves to know these vital information. And she puts her life in danger transmitting the following data.

*something.. a shadow? .... just moved on one of Diva's security cam*

( gulp)

She has to hurry. So... commit these down to memory. Quick.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

SDCC 2013 Day 1 Recap: Nothing Important Happened Today Except A Morning Fracas and A Pair of Gorgeous Dimples

Rumour has it that there was an X-Files 20th Year Reunion on the afternoon of Day 1 of Comic-Con at a venue called Ballroom 20.

Red Dot Diva cannot reveal details about the so-called event at this moment.

There was also talk that a couple hundred people or so camped out at the entrance of the San Diego Convention Center the night before for this particular reunion.

Several photos of these people turned up on Twitter. Some were shown snoozing in sleeping bags, and others were chatting the night away while sitting on mats or foldable chairs on the pavement.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Online Contest: Your Chance To "Kick-Ass 2" At A Superhero Showdown Screening Party!

Craving for more than just the kiddy-family, fun-filled kind of superhero movie?

Then, get ready to bloody-butt-kick it down while swearing when the sequel of "Kick-Ass" returns to the local movie screen this month!

Based on the comic-books by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr, "Kick-Ass 2" continues from the first movie when more people are inspired to don on costumes and become masked vigilantes.

Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) turns to the group called Justice Forever, led by an ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carey), when Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) tries hard to return to "normal life" as a high-school teenager. Then Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) transforms himself to become a revenging super-villian The Mother F**ker and amasses a loyal super-army to scr*w up with all their good intentions.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

SDCC 2013 Recap: Preview Night - Lawn Con, Screenings And A Very Packed Show Floor!

Like last year, Red Dot Diva's hotel room was host to a mini United Nations. There were roomies coming from East Coast USA, Canada, New Zealand and the Red Dot Island. And this year's home base was the very swanky, very nice Hilton Bayfront Hotel.

Except for Jasmine, who arrived late Thursday night, all the roomies and good pal Chelle were in San Diego by Tuesday afternoon, 1 day before Preview Night.

Rheanna and Dee managed to get Comic-Con 2013 passes for Sunday only, but they had lots of activities planned for themselves. And as the week went by, Red Dot Diva noted that they turned out to be very adept at the sport of celebrity spotting. ;)

That left three roomies + Chelle with access to Preview Night, and they decided to kick off the day with a hearty breakfast at the Broken Yolk. The cozy restaurant would soon become the roomies' favourite breakfast stop that week.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

SDCC 2013: Grab A Pineapple and Get "Psych"-ed at Comic-Con!

USA Network's detective drama series "Psych" is set to go into a song and dance at San Diego during Comic-Con week!

Not only is "Psych" returning to Comic-Con for the fifth time this year, the show will be hosting an exclusive midnight screening for "Psych: The Musical" for its fans. One does not need to have a Comic-Con badge to watch the screening, and the event is free of charge!

The 2-hour musical's screening will be held at the Reading Theatre in the Gaslamp District on 16 July, Wednesday.

SDCC 2013: WB Returns With Exciting Sneak Screenings On Preview Night!

Whooppeeee!

WB TV returns to Comic-Con 2013 to host Preview Night on Wednesday, 16 July, with a lineup of four new TV series.

No real big surprise here, since WB TV has been hosting Preview Night on an annual basis. But it doesn't mean that the announcement was any less anticipated!!

The Preview Night sneak screenings is Red Dot Diva's most favourit-est of all Comic-Con activities. All snuggly and seated usually up front and in the dark of Ballroom 20, she loves the feeling of being one of those pampered few who get to catch the first look of pilot episodes.

This year, WB TV brings a jumble of stories about androids, super-powered beings, and vampires for fans to enjoy.

Red Dot Diva drops the list of sneak screenings that you can sit back and enjoy:


Saturday, June 22, 2013

SDCC 2013: Exclusive Screen Preview of Starz' "Black Sails" For Fans!

Ahoy Mateys!

Word has been going around that Pirates are Wanted at this year's Comic-Con!

Starz TV is getting ready to release its premiere episode of "Black Sails". The TV series is scheduled to air on the cable channel in January 2015.

Lovers of Robert Louis Stevenson's books especially "Treasure Island" might be very interested in the upcoming pirate adventure TV series. It is after all, about Captain Flint and his men, and takes place about 20 years before what transpired in the literary classic.

The most feared pirate of his day, Captain Flint recruits a smart-talking young 'un called John Silver and together, the crew brutally fight for survival in the New Providence Island, a paradise for all kinds of scum and villainy.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Screen Singapore 2012: Chow Yun-Fat and Sophie Marceau To Attend Movie Premieres!

ScreenSingapore is back this year but with a new organizer helming the affair.

The hard work of conceptualizing and bringing the difference pieces together now falls in the capable hands of Reed Exhibitions, the same outfit who, for the last 3 years, has brought local geekdom the Singapore Toy Games and Comics Convention (STGCC).

Wisely enough, this year's ScreenSingapore will be held in conjunction with the more established trade-based Asian Television Forum (ATF) from 4 to 7 December at Marina Bay Sands.

And from the looks of it, ScreenSingapore 2012 seems to be a moderately planned but better organized event compared to last year's. Changing the location to Marina Bay Sands already makes the event seem less logistically-challenged. (Last year's ScreenSingapore was held at Capella Singapore at Sentosa.) The schedule also appears to be sleeker and more compact.

Monday, July 30, 2012

SDCC 2012 Recap: WB Preview Screenings Got Diva Googly-Eyed

Preview Night at Comic-Con went down at Ballroom 20 with the WB crazy-spoiling the fans by offering sneak-peek screenings of 5 upcoming TV shows.

Many toy collectors with Preview Night passes presumably headed straight to the show floor to get their exclusive and limited items but there were several other attendees who have been waiting for the preview screenings since early afternoon, including Red Dot Diva and her bunch of friends.

Promptly at about 6pm, officials opened the doors for Ballroom 20 and ushered those in line inside the venue. As they were at the front of the line already, Diva's group managed to get really good seats right up front in third row, near the giant screen on stage. The ballroom quickly filled up and it was more than half full at one-point.

The announcement "Welcome to Comic-Con International!" was met by an excited round of applause. Comic-Con has officially begun!!

After a short intro by a rather cute WB representative, everyone could finally settle into their seats for the nearly 4-hour preview marathon.

Oh. Before reading on, here's the mandatory warning.

** This blog post is NOT Spoiler-Free. **

Friday, June 22, 2012

SDCC 2012: Geeky, Offbeat Movie Premieres and Screenings!

You are heading to San Diego to get into the Comic-Con madness.

And you love geeky, off-beat movies.

But you do not have a SDCC pass. Ugh!

..... Not to worry!  

Red Dot Diva says that there are a number of movie screenings held off-site which one can still geek out over!

Here are those that Red Dot Diva is aware of: 


1. Roddenberry's "Trek Nation"/ "White Room 02B3"

This is a double-billed screening of "Trek Nation" and the premiere of "White Room 02B3". Both films are made by the people of Roddenberry Entertainment - built from the legacy of Gene Roddenberry, scifi's pioneer in television history, who created "Star Trek".

"Trek Nation" is a lovingly-made documentary about Trek for the Trek fans. In this 2-hour piece, "Rod" Roddenberry, son of Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, takes a personal journey to understand the impact of his father's work, and how the groundbreaking series amassed thousands of Trekkies/ Trekkers around the globe. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

SDCC 2012: WB Heats It Up with Previews and Panels

After the mad frenzied rush for registration, passes, hotel bookings, airtickets - just to even get into the hallowed halls of SDCC, Red Dot Diva notes that the Number One question which is on everyone's lips right now is:

"When will SDCC's Schedule be OUT?!!!"

Answer: About two weeks before SDCC.

A certain silver fox-in-the-know has told her that suggestions for panels and panel attendees were to be submitted to Comic-Con by 8 June, so this means that details of the convention's schedule is being worked on right now.

Of course, some lucky media folks receive announcements and official press releases early, and some details are already posted in their blogs or social media timeline. It is very useful to scope out these information as they give important indications of what Comic-Con goers can expect to see and do during 11 - 15 July.

This year, WB has jumped the gun by being one of the first "big-timers" to announce their SDCC panels and special previews. Red Dot Diva couldn't help by squee when she saw the list.

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