Showing posts with label superhero. Show all posts
Showing posts with label superhero. Show all posts

Friday, February 24, 2017

Fan Activities for new Wolverine movie "Logan", happening at Shaw Lido!

The latest X-Men movie "Logan" will premiere on local theatres on 2 March 2017. Lead actor Hugh Jackman has mentioned that this will be the last time he will be performing as the powerful mutant Wolverine, with the trademark adamantium claws.

The Aussie actor has played the role of Wolverine 9 times in the various X-Men movies. More amazingly, Hugh Jackman, who is in his late 40s, have managed to look even more ripped as Wolverine in the recent films than his very first appearance in 2000!

To celebrate the movie's launch in Red Dot Island, Shaw Theatres IMAX® and Twentieth Century Fox have planned some special fan activities. For starters, if you cannot wait for the official premiere date of "Logan", you can already book for a special preview screening at Shaw IMAX theatres on 1 March, 8 PM at SGD 20 per ticket. Each attendee will receive a special "Logan" mini poster! (Do note that the movie has been rated M18.)

Over at Shaw Lido, there will be a photo exhibition called featuring behind-the-scenes  from the movie. To pay tribute to the wonderful Hugh Jackman, fans can also leave notes on a message wall.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Join the Batmania at the LEGO Batman Movie Activity Area & Fan Event at ION Orchard!

This is the Batman Movie you have all been waiting for!

The awesomely successful "The Lego Movie" was the film that introduced us to the egoistical but hilarious "I'm Batman-I Only Dress In Black"-LEGO Batman (Will Arnett). Since his superhero personality is too Huge to remain in just one movie, the Bat is BACK. This time, he will be calling all the shots (or he thinks he will be) in "The LEGO Batman Movie", by going up against The Joker (Zach Galifianakis) in order to save Gotham City.

Not quite used to working with a team, Batman also faces challenges battling the band of villains together with orphan Dick Grayson aka Robin (Michael Cera), Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl (Rosario Dawson) and the ever loyal and classy butler, Alfred (Ralph Fiennes).

Directed by Chris McKay, and produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Roy Lee, "The LEGO Batman Movie" premieres in Red Dot Island theatres on 9 February 2017!

For the last couple of months, Team Batman ,i.e. LEGO Batman himself, Robin and Batgirl, has been meeting their fans at shopping malls and cinemas around the island. Being hardcore fans of #TeamRichGuys, Red Dot Diva and geek-girl pal Jas managed to catch the trio at Cathay Cineleisure the week before Chinese New Year!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Meet Elvin Ching, Artist of Singapore NDP 2016's Comic About Local Superhero, Badang!

The fortunate people who scored tickets to the National Day Parade (NDP) 2016 rehearsal parades last week and this weekend will get to watch a preview of re-enactment about the legend of Badang.

Badang was a local and hunky (he must be, right?) Malay superhero around about the 14th century. Story was that, he defended his village and Singapura from many challengers, including the ruler of India and Java. From one of the notable challenges, Badang managed to throw a large rock into the sea, near the mouth of the Singapore River.

One of the fragments, consisting of ancient inscriptions, resides in the National Museum of Singapore. It is called the Singapore Stone.

Included in the goodie bag for attendees of the parade rehearsals and NDP 2016, there will be a little comic adaptation by well-known writer Michael Chiang ("Army Daze"/ "Beauty World") and illustrated by a talented local artist named Elvin Ching, who has done artwork for the MacDonald's "Samurai Burger Returns" commercials.

Also, check out his bicepstuous cover artwork of the "The Legend of Badang" comic above. Red Dot Diva loves the way he made Badang looked determined and gallantly heroic.

Red Dot Diva knows people who knows Elvin Ching. So, she tracked him down and inflicted a list of her trademark nosy questions on him.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Team Cap Armed with Quips at "Captain America: Civil War" South-East Asia Press Conference, Singapore


Mostly, it was Anthony Mackie who was firmly locked and loaded with quips and trash talk in a show of rivalry against Team Iron-Man. However, the beardy but very hunky Chris Evans was all charms at the "Captain America: Civil War" South-East Asia press conference held at Marina Bay Sands, Red Dot Island on the morning of 21 April 2016.


The press conference was attended by cast members Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie, who was accompanied by Joe Russo, one half of the movie's directing team. The team flew in from another press junket in Beijing, China which had no time difference from Red Dot Island, so if they had suffered any jet lag, it did not seem noticeable at all.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Captain America: Civil War - Battle Of The Light Displays Begins at Marina Bay, 22 April 2016

These are the final hours!

Soon the "Captain America: Civil War" South-East Asia Blue Carpet Premiere will be held at the Skating Rink located at the Marina Bay Sands.

Many of you will be heading there early to "chope" your spots at the outer barricade. Yes, outer. Because there's an inner one within the rink where those lucky ones with the access passes are allowed entry.

Do feel free to share your Blue Carpet Premiere photos by tagging Red Dot Diva on Twitter, and she will be happy to retweet them to the world!

The #TeamCap party won't end after the Blue Carpet Premiere is over though!

Come back to the bay the next day, 22 April, Friday as the cast members of #TeamCap - Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan and Joe Russo - join their superhero powers to take over Marina Bay Sands, the Helix Bridge as well as the Singapore Flyer for a very epic lightup and fireworks display!

The colourful light fest will be a challenge against #TeamIronMan who will be standing ready to light up the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

Be at the Helix Bridge or the Olympic Youth Park by 8PM to watch the showdown. Don't worry, it's free for the public to attend!

Remember to have lots of fun showing off your love for these Marvel superheroes this weekend. The event is going to be crowded and wild so Red Dot Diva reminds everyone again
-- Be Kind to Each Other!




Monday, March 28, 2016

Singtel x Netflix Meet & Greet: Diva Shook Hands with "Daredevil" Charlie Cox!


Comic book superheroes seem to be putting Red Dot Island as part of their travel plans this year!

This week, Charlie Cox, star of Netflix's highly lauded Marvel superhero TV Series "Daredevil", dropped by for a few days to meet the media, including a "top secret event" with Harpers Bazaar Singapore. Then, on 28 March early evening, a selected group consisting of 50 pairs of Singnet's subscribers got the chance to meet at Charlie at Comcentre's Singtel Shop!

Thanks to the awesome guys from Here Be Geeks and Singtel's representative, Red Dot Diva had a surprise opportunity to attend the session. How can one say NO to a chance to meet Charlie Cox?!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Artist of "The Zodiac Legacy" Book Series Andie Tong Meets Fans at Kinokuniya


Locally, there are still many who are not familiar with Singapore-based artist Andie Tong, but Red Dot Diva is pretty sure this is going to change very soon due to the success of his work with Disney's illustrated book series "The Zodiac Legacy", created by the legendary Stan Lee, and co-written by Stuart Moore. It is also Stan Lee's first illustrated book series.

"The Zodiac Legacy" is about the power of the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac that have been unleashed all around the world. Chinese-American teenager Steven Lee absorbs the power of the Tiger and gets caught up with the whirlwind of events battling with the Vanguard - a group of mercenaries - who are trying to collect the powers from other hosts and use them for their own selfish means.

The action-packed first book "Convergence" was launched in early 2015. The follow-up book entitled "The Dragon's Return" was released last month, and was listed as a NYT best-seller for Children's Middle-Grade Hardcover!

Andie has worked in Australia and the UK, and is well-known with regular comic conventions goers around the world. He is definitely a familiar face to those who attend STGCC, and Red Dot Diva notices that his booth is usually swamped with fans.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Be The Hero. Or Just Geek Out at the Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice Promo Activities at Clarke Quay and Bugis+


It's about time Warner Bros. Pictures takes over centrestage for the next few weeks as CapitaLand Malls goes all out with the promotional movie tie-ins for the next big DC Comics superhero movie "Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice".

Last Friday night on 4 March, Red Dot Diva was invited for the media preview which was held in two places - Bugis+ and Clarke Quay. This is the first time CapitaLand Malls is doing a movie tie-up of such an extensive scale, and their marketing team seemed to be very excited about the events that they have planned for fans and shoppers.

Over at Bugis+, the open space area on Level 2 has been set aside as a battleground for the two popular DC caped superheroes, with a special appearance of the warrior princess, Wonder Woman.

A video posted by Red Dot Diva (@reddotdiva) on


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Diva's Movie Review: "Ant-man" Is Packed With Oodles of Charm (Spoilerish!)

After the noisy, over-the-top "Avengers: Age of Ultron" that resembled and felt more like a video game than a satisfying movie, Red Dot Diva toned down her expectations on the next Marvel superhero movie.

Sure, she adores Paul Rudd and his work, but Ant-man has never been totally mainstream as a superhero, even when, in the comics, he is actually one of the founding members of The Avengers. Most people could never quite envision Paul Rudd (who mostly did comedies) to be a superhero either.

Moreover, after nearly 9 years in the making at the hands of British director Edgar Wright, "Ant-man" saw his suddn departure in May 2014 due to "creative differences". He was later replaced by Peyton Reed as director, who also re-crafted the script together with Paul Rudd and Adam McKay.

Will this be another storytelling mess filled with too many characters? The promotional trailers for "Ant-man" were very low-key, so would that mean it was going to be a bland movie? She knew she was not alone in her skepticism.

But those niggly feelings fell apart within minutes of the opening scene that set the tone of the entire movie - thanks to the engaging script and innate charm of Paul Rudd as burglar-genius Scott Lang.

WARNING: SOME SPOILERS AHEAD!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Netflix's "Daredevil" - Don't Miss This Wonderful Adaptation! - A Review by Wayne Rée

Daredevil fans have been nervously wringing their hands for many months ever since the Netflix web series was greenlighted and set for production.

From the announcement of the series creator/ writer Drew Goddard and Steven S. DeKnight as showrunner, to Charlie Cox joining the cast as titular character Matt Murdoch/ Daredevil, the geek community simply couldn't wait for the series to premiere! Added to this was the rousing fan approval when Vincent D'onofrio was confirmed to be Daredevil's main nemesis, Kingpin.

When the series finally aired on 10 April, Red Dot Diva saw that most fans couldn't help but binge-watch all 13 episodes!

Red Dot Diva has only finished watching the first episode of "Daredevil" a few minutes ago and found the series to be dark, intense, visceral, entertaining and very promising. Naturally, much of the promises laid in those gorgeous biceps and abs of Matt Murdoch (Charlie Cox). She really didn't expect the visuals to be that beautiful.

W00t! Case in point. 'Nuff said

Although, she really enjoyed (Truth, okay!) Charlie Cox's portrayal of the charming but inwardly seething-angry persona that inhabits Hell Kitchen's vigilante, Daredevil.

Now, Red Dot Diva's geek pal and writer Wayne Rée, who is a ardent Daredevil fan, has watched the entire series. Here is his mainly spoiler-free review of Netflix's "Daredevil":

Monday, April 6, 2015

Marvel and Subway Singapore Present "The Earth's Mightiest Combo" for "Avengers: Age of Ultron"!

Subway Singapore's follow-up promotional collaboration with Marvel for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" must be one of the most fun marketing collaborations Red Dot Diva has seen in awhile! The fast food sandwich franchise had first worked with Marvel to promote "Guardians of the Galaxy" last year.

All fans need to do is to join a simple contest at Subway's Facebook page, and 200 lucky winners would have the opportunity to be amongst the first to watch the long awaited sequel on April 21, 8 PM at Shaw Lido.! All you need to do is tell Subway in the page link above, what you would do if you are an Avenger, and hashtag your answer with #IfIWereAnAvenger.

Also, everyone knows that being a superhero is a tough job, which can make any meta human/ deity/ alien/ mutant very very hungry. Or in the Hulk's case - hangry. And you won't like him with his hangry!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Diva Cannot Get Enough of Baymax - At "Big Hero 6" Preview, Funko Toy Exhibition and the Movie Review!

Red Dot Diva simply cannot resist it. She has met Baymax and he is soooooooooo cute!!!

Thanks to the folks at the local Disney PR, she was invited to a special preview screening of "Big Hero 6" last Saturday at Bugis+ Filmgarde. "Big Hero 6", a creative result from Disney's acquisition of Marvel and her properties, is the studio's latest superhero animation film which will out on theatres islandwide tomorrow, 13 November.

MOVIE PREVIEW AT BUGIS+:

"Remember to come early!" urged the Disney PR representative. "There will be fringe activities. Red Dot Diva had little idea what these fringe activites were, other than being pretty sure there will be a life-sized version of Baymax on display, but she headed down "early" to Bugis+ Filmgarde, anyway.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

A Fan's Encounter: Meeting "Superman" Henry Cavill in Gibraltar!

There are many, many people in this world who dream of meeting Superman.

The closest one could probably get to that wish, is to meet Henry Cavill - the actor who plays the current Man of Steel in the movies.

One of Red Dot Diva's online acquaintances Anthony Ong, achieved that personal goal recently despite facing some health issues. During the time that he was planning to meet Henry Cavill in Gibraltar, Anthony suffered from a returning bout of Bells Palsy. The affliction gave him a lot of pain in his cranial nerve and caused some of his facial muscles to freeze up. Anthony nearly cancelled his trip because of that.

It was a good thing he didn't. Because of his dedication towards #ProjectHenry (this was what Anthony had named his personal mission), he not only got to meet the lovely Henry Cavill, he also managed to exchange more than a few words with the actor.

Now, some readers may be wondering... why of all places Gibraltar? As an ambassador for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF), Henry Cavill was taking part in the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines held on 24-27 October 2014 by participating in the 5km The Gibraltar Rock Run. As in most grand celebrations, there was a gala dinner which Henry Cavill also attended.

Here are some edited excerpts from Anthony's story:

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

TV Series "Gotham" Premieres in Singapore 25th September! Get Ready To Hunt Down A Villain!


Red Dot Islanders! Get ready to hunt down a nasty Gotham Villain real soon!

According to Warner TV Asia, the widely-anticipated origin TV series "Gotham" will premiere barely two weeks from now, on 25th September, and fans will get a chance to do some crime-busting!

First, for those who do not yet know of this upcoming TV series, "Gotham" in based on the adventures of a young Detective James Gordon's (Benjamin McKenzie) and his rise to the position of Commissioner in the Gotham City Police Department, as he investigates cases in one of the most dangerous and violent cities in the DC Comics universe. What does it take for Gordon to battle the ever-rising spiral of corruption and crime as he strives to protect the people in his beloved city?

Friday, September 12, 2014

STGCCBiceps Instagram Photo Contest - Winners Announced!

During this year's STGCC, the Glam Bloggers Alliance (GBA) held an Instagram photo contest with the topic on STGCCBiceps.

There were some really fun ones posted by attendees, and the GBA thanks those who participating and joining in the fun!

Congratulations to the three winners of the contest showing off their glorious STGCCBiceps!!


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Heroes Reborn: Jack Coleman Set To Return As HRG!

This is the special day for "Heroes" fans around the world.

It has just been officially announced that Jack Coleman will be returning to NBC's "Heroes Reborn" as morally ambiguous Noah Bennett aka HRG (or Horn Rimmed Glasses)!

Jack Coleman has been seen in quite a few TV shows recently. He had a recurring role as the menacing Senator William H. Bracken in "Castle", and played CIA handler Andrew Strong in the last season of "Burn Notice". Although, he has not been away from the TV screens for too long, many "Heroes" fans still sorely miss dangerously sexy HRG.

"Heroes Reborn", a re-imagined 13-episode mini-series of the popular "Heroes" TV show, has been scheduled to premiere in 2015. The show is expected to have new characters and continues to be produced by the original series' creator Tim Kring.

There will also be a digital series that is currently angled as a prequel to "Heroes Reborn", and this will premiere before the show goes on air on NBC.com.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Red Dot Diva Readers' Picks for the Fall Season 2014-2015

The networks in the USA announced their TV schedule for this Fall recently. Being a TV series-loving fiend, Red Dot Diva followed the news with much interest.

Last year, the lineup was about monsters - the werewolves, vampires, zombies and terrifying serial killers. This year, the world of comics and superheroes seems set to overtake the primetime airwaves. Following the box office success of Marvel's superhero movies, like "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past", it seems that fans can't get enough of their favourite comic book characters coming to life on screen. But while Marvel is currently ruling the movie box office, DC Comics is determined to stand its ground in the TV series landscape.
   
Red Dot Diva polled a small number of her readers online on which new fall TV series they were looking forward to most. Out of a total of 31 respondents, shows based on superheroes were in the top 3 picks.

Here are the Top 5 TV series RDD readers can't wait to get on their gogglebox (in order of Highest Level of Squees to the lowest):

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Diva Watched "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" - Cluttered, But More Entertaining Than The First

Red Dot Diva was pleasantly surprised when Sony Pictures Singapore e-invited her and a small group of local bloggers for an exclusive snippets preview of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" a few weeks before the movie opens at local cinemas on May 1.

During the preview, the introduction by director Marc Webb and the specially selected movie snippets had already hinted of the spectacular 3D imaging used for the movie as well as of the exciting sequences in store. Red Dot Diva had a gut feel then, that the sequel was going to be a way better movie than the first installment.

And she was not wrong.

Based on her 3D experience of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" media premiere held on April 24 at GV Vivo (which has an amazing Spidey promo area, by the way - see pic below!), the following consists of Red Dot Diva's opinions about the movie.

Warning: Mild Spoilers!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What's In Store for Batman 75th Anniversary Celebration in Singapore


Batman's 75 this year! And the superhero hasn't even visibly aged that much!

To celebrate his 75th Anniversary, regional brand and licensing agency Pacific Licensing Studio (PLS) and Warner Brothers kicked off a special media announcement last night to share what will be in store for Batman fans in Red Dot Island this year.

Diva Getting boozy with Batman

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"X-Men: Days of Future Past": Hugh Jackman, Fan BingBing and Peter Dinklage To Bring the X-Men X-perience To Singapore !

With an adorable video launched earlier today, the three leading men of the upcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past" action superhero movie - Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender - announced the global X-Men X-perience, presented by TCL (The Creative Life).

The very X-citing event will kick off at New York City on May 10, with the movie's entire cast in attendance for the premiere.

After which, the three men together with fellow actors Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence, Peter Dinklage, Fan Bingbing, Omar Sy, Nicholas Hoult and Ellen Page will split up and hit 7 special locations within a week.

Check out the super-charming  X-Men X-perience announcement video here:



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