July 30, 2007

Spice Girls Reunion

It seems like a lifetime ago (11 years to be exact) when we first heard the Spice Girls singing 'Wannabe'. Six years after their break-up, they are finally getting together to perform a series of concerts worldwide.

Here are some pictures of Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm, Melanie Brown, Victoria Beckham and Emma Bunton. The Spice Girls Reunion tour will start in Canada on December 2 and ends on January 24, 2008 in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, covering 14 cities in total. They have just added 4 new shows including Vancouver, San Jose, Beijing and Shanghai.

Their long-awaited Greatest Hits album will be released in December 2007.

July 24, 2007

The Simpsons Movie soundtrack in a donut

To coincide with the release of 'The Simpsons Movie' on July 27th, the soundtrack has been released in this limited edition cool donut packaging!

July 20, 2007

Tom Cruise as a German officer

Tom Cruise is starring as a German officer in his new movie 'Valkyrie'. The movie is directed by Bryan Singer ('Superman Returns', 'X-Men').

The story is about a group of high ranking German officers, led by Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (played by Cruise), who hatch out a plot to assasinate Adolph Hitler, and sieze power of the military in order to end the war.

The movie is set to hit theaters August 8, 2008.

Torture Porn

Don't get your juices all worked up. 'Torture Porn' has got nothing to do with pornography! 'Torture Porn' is the term given to movies with extreme violence and gore, often featuring naked or near-naked women in extreme degradation and peril. 'Torture Porn' became big box office with the release of movies like 'Saw' and 'Hostel'. Soon many other clones came out lke 'See No Evil', ' Wolf Creek' and the recent 'Captivity'.

Hollywood, movie fans shy away from "torture porn"
Fri Jul 13, 2007
By Bob Tourtellotte

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Torture, it seems, doesn't pay at movie theater box offices like it used to.

In recent years, films dubbed "torture porn" have been the darlings of many a Hollywood producer looking to make a quick buck. The latest such release, "Captivity," opens in theaters on Friday.

But the popularity of movies like blood-and-guts thriller "Hostel: Part II" and zombie flick "28 Weeks Later," appears to have waned, prompting some to wonder if the trend is on its way out.

The answer is yes, depending on the type of movie and whether that genre includes the latest box office hit or miss.

"The horror genre has had more ups and downs over the years -- maybe only musicals have more," said Paul Dergarabedian of box office tracker Media By Numbers. "I think what happens is subgenres like (torture) become popular, then play out.

Dergarabedian noted the old Universal Pictures' monster movies such as "Frankenstein" were hugely popular in the 1930s, but eventually died off. In the 1950s, horror was represented by alien invasion flicks such as "The Thing from Another World," but these went the way of the graveyard, too.

This current wave of horror films seems to have begun in 2004, when Dergarabedian tracked 19 of the movies that raked in more than $1 billion at U.S. and Canadian box offices. The figure was roughly double the $525 million from 13 movies in 2003.

Hits in 2004 included "Freddy vs. Jason," at $82 million, and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," at $80 million, both from New Line Cinema. In 2005, Lionsgate Entertainment's "Saw" hauled in $55 million and spawned two sequels.

July 19, 2007

'Hairy' Potter!!

Daniel 'Harry Potter' Radcliffe recently appeared on the cover of Details Magazine looking all scruffy and unshaven. Where is the little wizard boy that we all loved?


D-War (short for Dragon War) is the new monster movie from Korean director Shim Hyung Rae. The movie was made at a whopping cost of US$70 million, which reportedly makes it the biggest budgeted South Korean film of all-time! This is also the first English language movie to be produced by a South Korean production company. The trailer is available at the following link:

D-War trailer

The story is based on the Korean legend which tells of the dark lord, Imoogi who can transform himself into a dragon, who comes to present-day Los Angeles to wreak havoc.

July 17, 2007

10,000 B.C.

'10,000 B.C.' is the latest movie from director Roland Emmerich, the guy who directed 'Independence Day' and 'Godzilla'. The movie is set in prehistoric times and follows a young man's journey through uncharted territories to secure the future of his tribe. Sounds very similar to 'Apocalypto'.

The trailer can be viewed at the following website. The special effects looks very good, especially the giant mammoths!


After a few postponements, the movie is now slated to be released in March 2008.

July 13, 2007

Spider-Man 4 villains

According to sources, Spider-Man 4, which will only be released in 2009, will feature The Lizard and Carnage.

The Lizard is actually Dr. Curt Connors who decides to experiment with nanotechnology. Connors' experiment goes wrong when he starts mixing nano-bots with the DNA of a lizard.

The Carnage story focuses on a serial killer called Cletus Kasady who comes into contact with some of Eddie Brock's symbiote goo while they're both in prison.

There are also rumours that Black Cat might be in the movie too.

July 10, 2007

Transformers rip-off!

I went to the Pasar Malam the other night, I saw this guy was asking the DVD vendor about this movie, thinking that it's Transformers. This was like 1 week before even the Transformers movie was released worldwide! The DVD vendor said the copy is very clear blah, blah, blah....and the guy believed him and bought the copy. So warning to all you guys out there....don't get conned!

Anyway, this movie is released by Asylum, which is famous for its cheap rip-offs which are usually released a couple of weeks earlier than the original counterpart to cash in on their success. Their movies include 'Pirates Of Treasure Island', 'Snakes On A Train', and 'Da Vinci Treasure'!