Sunday, April 06, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Global Red Carpet Event in Singapore

Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx meet the fans at the global red carpet event of The Amazing Spider-man 2 held at Marina Bay Sands. Presented by Marina Bay Sands and Sony Pictures, it is Singapore's first ever global media event to support a Hollywood film. The stars of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 were also in Singapore in conjunction with Earth Hour. Spider-Man is Earth Hour's first super hero ambassador. Watch The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Red Carpet Special on R3LOAD Network now!

Andrew Garfield takes selfie with fans.

I love you Emma Stone!

Jamie Foxx encouraging the fans to keep making noise.

Watch The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Red Carpet Special now!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Watch 60 Minutes special on Flight MH370

Australia's 60 Minutes speaks exclusively to the Australian families of the victims of Flight MH370, as they tell of the agony of not knowing what happened to their loved ones. Was it a hijacking? Or a mechanical failure or a fire on board the plane? Did the plane really crash into the Indian Ocean?

Follow me on Twitter as I bring you the latest updates on MH370.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: The Story So Far

Here's a 4 minutes long video by Telegraph which summarises the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 which is now known to have crashed in a region of the southern Indian Ocean with no survivors.

And another video summary this time by CNN. I've been covering the story of MH370 LIVE since Day 1 and you can find all the latest updates, breaking news and insights on my Twitter.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Transformers 4 gets its own silent film starring Optimus Prime & Grimlock

The epic battle between between Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots and Grimlock, leader (aka King) of the Dinobots retold in this Transformers: Age of Extinction Silent Film. Video made using clips from Transformers: Age of Extinction Teaser Trailer and the Superbowl spot. Catch Transformers: Age of Extinction directed by Michael Bay in cinemas. It opens on June 26, 2014 (Singapore), June 27, 2014 (United States) and July 10, 2014 (United Kingdom).

Friday, March 07, 2014

Mama Zuma's Revenge potato chips and its bizarre background story

I bought Mama Zuma's Revenge potato chips at Mexican and Latin grocery Belmonte Latin Foods mainly because I've never seen it before in Singapore and also because the wrapper says "these chips are made with some of the hottest peppers on the planet." Being a spicy food lover, I'm always game to try out really hot stuff. After biting into the chips, I have to say Mama Zuma's Revenge is the spiciest potato chips I've eaten!  Here's an advice: Get ready plenty of glasses of water if you eat these chips.

On the back of the wrapper, they wrote down a rather interesting and funny background story about Mama Zuma's Revenge. Here it is: "Get too close to Mama Zuma and you will get burned. This woman is determined to scorch everyone in her path. Mama Zuma's weapons are the hottest jalapeno and habanero pepers this side of the Rio Grande. Since she lost the love of her life in a bizarre and tragic accident, Mama Zuma has been hell bent on turning every mouth she kisses with her special brand of passion." With a story like that, how can you not want to try Mama Zuma's Revenge aye?

Boing Boing fruity drink spotted in Singapore

I was at this Mexican grocery called Belmonte Latin Foods and spotted this cool drink called Boing. I thought I should put the two bottles together so that the words on the bottles read out Boing Boing, one of my favourite blogs.

Inside Nintendo's company guide

Take a look inside Nintendo's 2014 company compendium which is given to employees. The guide has information on Nintendo's history, strategy, departments and management. It is so beautifully illustrated that I think every new Nintendo staff would be happy just to own one.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Portraits

I love He-Man and these Masters of the Universe portraits by MUTI are just brilliant. And you can even download the images to use as a wallpaper! From Behance: "We illustrated a series of portraits based on characters from the iconic 1980's animated TV series, Masters of the Universe. We created a 'good guys' and 'bad guys' background available as a free download for your computer or mobile devices."

Getty Images wants you to use their images for free

Now you can use Getty Images on your blogs and your social media sites without being sued. Getty launched their new embed feature that makes it easy, legal, and free for anybody to share their images. Go search the images and embed but remember that the embedded photos are only for non-commercial use.

Oscar Party photographer shares what's inside his kitbag

Entertainment photographer Larry Busacca on the tools he used to shoot the photos at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party: "The D4 was used as the main camera for the majority of the party photos and much of the red carpet. The D-800 was dedicated to the images shot with the Profoto lighting I hung on the lighting truss on the red carpet."

Cut Copy makes 3D printed music video

Cut Copy's new music video We Are Explorers was made with 200 3D printed figurines. From CoCreate: The project would require roughly 200 figurines which were used in groups of eight, for each type of movement--that is, running sequences used eight figurines, looped, to create the effect. The figurines were printed with a yellow, UV-reactive filament, and shot at night under black light flashlights." You can download the 3D files for free, print them and re-imagine the narrative with your own stop-motion!

Black Widow tries to hook up Captain America on a date

Marvel has released a 4 minute long clip (together with a trailer) from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. In the clip, Captain America and Black Widow infiltrate an ocean liner taken over by Batroc.

AT-AT Rocker is perfect for the young Darth Vader

Jen from EPBOT has completed her AT-AT rocker project: "We added a seat back and extra sturdy T-bar handle for safety, plus some extra-long bumpers on the bottom rails to prevent the rocker from rocking too far." The AT-AT Rocker will be up for a charity auction at Megacon thanks to Florida Garrison of the 501st Legion.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Shots

Dominique Ansel, the chef and owner of Dominique Ansel Bakery, drinks milk the way I think it should be drunk. From his Instagram: "Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Shots for #SXSW and our event on Sunday night." Now all we need is a recipe. Yum!

Sony pulls down Breaking Bad posters from the internet

You have until the next 24 hours or so to enjoy Zsolt Molnar's cool minimalistic posters for each of the Breaking Bad episodes. He will be removing them after being told to do so by Sony Entertainment who owns the copyright to Breaking Bad. Hmmm.

He writes: "I was made a promise that Sony is going to work out a way to use my artworks in an official way, which - I think - would be the best solution for all parties, including you, the Breaking Bad fans."

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Transformers 4 Robots, Vehicles & Dinobots!

Here's a look at the new Transformers 4 characters and their robot-vehicle modes! Transformers: Age of Extinction (Transformers 4) is the sequel to Transformers: Dark of the Moon, taking place four years after the invasion of Chicago. Returning Transformers include Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and the film will be the first live-action Transformers film to feature the Dinobots (Grimlock, Sharp Claws, Slash, Strafe and Scorn)! Transformers 4 will also see the first appearance of new Decepticons leader Galvatron. New characters in the film include Lockdown, Stinger, Crosshairs and Drift.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Amazon River Quest Boat Ride in 2 mins!

The full 15 mins long Amazon River Quest Boat Ride in 2 mins! River Safari's Amazon River Quest Boat Ride is a slow, open-top boat ride that allows visitors to meet close to 30 species of animals living along the edges of the Amazon River. Animals featured include the jaguar, Brazilian tapir and giant anteater.

The boat ride is a very popular attraction at River Safari so my advice is to book your timeslot as soon as you arrive. River Safari opens from 9am and it's best to reach there between 9 to 10 so that you can book your Amazon Quest Boat Ride. Limited seats are available and timeslot bookings are based on a first come first served basis.

River Safari: Giant Pandas and Red Pandas

The Giant Panda Forest at River Safari Singapore is the largest panda exhibit in Southeast Asia, and home to giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia. The upper region of the Yangtze River is where the elusive giant panda calls home. One of the world's most adored and protected rare animals, this peaceful creature is considered a national treasure in China. With only 1,600 giant pandas left in the wild, it has become the world's most recognised symbol for wildlife protection and conservation.

The Giant Panda Forest is also home to the red pandas. The red panda, also known as the lesser pandas is said to be the original panda, having been discovered about 50 years before its giant counterpart. Also known as the firefox due to its bright rust-coloured furry coat and fox-like face, the red panda is slightly larger than size of a domestic cat. it shares some similar traits with the giant panda as both feed predominantly on bamboo and have extra "thumbs" to hold their food.

Which is cuter? Kai Kai and Jia Jia or the red pandas? I prefer the red pandas!

River Safari is the newest addition to Wildlife Reserves Singapore's portfolio of award-winning parks. It is nestled between Singapore's two award-winning wildlife parks -- Singapore Zoo and Night Safari.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Hello Kitty by Uglydoll

Sanrio joins forces with Uglydoll to bring you a new universe, where ugly means unique and celebrating who you are inside is the new beautiful! Meet the Uglydoll Hello Kitty family: Trunko Hello Kitty, Ice-Bat Hello Kitty, Wage Hello Kitty and Ox Hello Kitty!

Movie Review: How I Live Now

Set in the near-future UK, How I Live Now (trailer) stars Saoirse Ronan who plays Daisy, an American teenager sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside. Initially withdrawn and alienated, she begins to warm up to her charming surroundings, and strikes up a romance with her British cousin Edmund played by George McKay. Unfortunately, their idyllic summer days are soon to be over when war breaks out in the UK and the army are tasked to take them into an evacuation camp. Daisy and Edmund are separated and she has to find her way back home to reunite with Edmund.

Before I attended the movie's press screening held by MVP Entertainment and Golden Village Pictures, I was keen to see how director Kevin Mcdonald of the critically acclaimed movie The Last King Of Scotland, would work his movie magic on a film based on the 2004 novel of same name. The book won the British Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the American Printz Award for young-adult literature so the story had to be good.

But unfortunately How I Live Now the movie version is hugely disappointing. For a movie that is about war, it takes 25 mins for any real action to begin. The first 25 mins is just a bore. Kids do nothing but playing around the countryside and two of them falling in love. Yawn. The rest of the movie is only slightly less boring. Daisy running through the forest trying to get back home.

The problem with How I Live Now is that it's hard to be emotionally attached to the characters and feel for these kids and care for what they do and their exploits. Saoirse Rona is undoubtedly a good actress who did an amazing job in Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones but no matter how hard she tries in her role in How I Live Now, she couldn't raise the movie to greater heights which is a shame because the movie has so much promise. Blame the writers. The script is pretty weak.

How I Live Now is a perfect example of a movie based on a novel in which you might be better off reading the book. If you want to catch How I Live Now, it is now showing exclusively in Golden Village cinemas.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

All the Iron Man Armors including Iron Legion

There is a total of 42 Iron Man armors/suits in the Iron Man 3 movie. Mark VIII to XLI belong to the Iron Legion, a group of remote-controlled Iron Man armors serving as Iron Man's main combat support team.

This video shows all (if not, most of) the Iron Man armors in Iron Man 3. Mark VII, XLII and Iron Legion appeared in Iron Man 3 while Mark I, II and III first appeared in Iron Man 1, Mark IV, V, VI first appeared in Iron Man 2 and Mark VI and VII appeared in The Avengers. These collectible figures are by Hot Toys and Play Imaginative Super Alloy.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Hot Toys RoboCop & ED-209 (2014 version)

New Hot Toys 1/6th scale RoboCop Collectible Figure based on the classic 80s RoboCop film, specially equipped with sound effect and the Mechanical Chair (Docking Station). Approximately 30 cm tall with over 25 points of articulations, 4 interchangeable lower faces and it has the ability to speak 6 memorable quotes from the RoboCop movie.

The new 1/6th scale ED-209 Collectible is specially equipped with sound effect. It features a new sculpted body, improved articulations on arms, legs, and claws to better simulate ED-209's movement in RoboCop, interchangeable battle damaged arm and the ability to speak memorable quotes from the movie.

ED-209 will be released in Q1 2014 while Robocop will be released in Q2, 2014.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Evolution of a Giant Sunspot: Timelapse of Sunspot AR 1944

A large, complex sunspot group designated Active Region 1944 made its appearance on the sun on Jan 1 2014. One of the largest sunspot groups in the last nine years, sunspot AR 1944 is roughly 100,000 miles across. Seven Earths can fit across it!

I took images taken by SDO/HMI from Jan 2 to Jan 13 to create this daily timelapse that shows the movement of the sunspot across the sun and also a close-up to show the evolution of the sunspot.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Hot Toys: Man of Steel Superman, Jor-El, General Zod

Hot Toys 1/6th scale figures of Superman, Jor-El and General Zod from Man of Steel. The movie-accurate collectibles are specially crafted based on the images of the actors playing the 3 characters in the new Superman movie.
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