From new 'Star Wars' and 'Marvel' movies, to fresh films from Spielberg and McQueen, 2018 looks like it's going to be incredible at the multiplex.
From action blockbusters to classic Christmas films, this is your perfect guide to the best movies to watch this festive season.
Singapore-born filmmaker Sandi Tan will be heading to Utah, USA, in January 2018 for the world premiere of her long overdue documentary “Shirkers” at the Sundance Film Festival. The documentary is an indie road movie produced by and starring the then 18-year-old Tan in Singapore in 1992.
Cinema operator Golden Village crowned the winners of its inaugural “GV25 Film Shorts” competition at the new Golden Village cineplex at SingPost Centre on Monday (30 October) evening. “GV25 Film Shorts” is a new grant scheme for aspiring filmmakers to make short films in Singapore.
“Ajin: Demi-Human” is a Japanese science-fiction action thriller that’s based on the anime and manga franchise of the same name. The film sees the rise of the Ajin, superhumans who have special abilities and can come back to life after being killed.
Golden Village is opening a new multiplex at SingPost Centre in Paya Lebar on Friday (6 October) that boasts laser projectors for all its eight auditoriums, which promise better picture quality. It features a new category of premium halls, called Duo Deluxe, which is priced below its existing Gold Class tickets. The Duo Deluxe seats have smaller side tables and feature a different type of seats as compared to Gold Class tickets.
They’re big stars elsewhere, but we reckon you either didn’t know or had simply forgotten that these eleven performers also boldly went where no man had gone before. Image credits: Rex_Shutterstock, Getty, CBS, Paramount, PA
“Painting with Light” will screen works that feature the “transformative power of art”. National Gallery Singapore will launch its annual film festival at the Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium & Foyer in October, according to a press release on Wednesday (13 Sep). Titled “Painting with Light: International Festival of Films on Art”, the inaugural film festival runs from 7 to 29 Oct. It will screen works that feature the “transformative power of art, and the passion and humanity of those who live and work with it around the world’, all to encourage a deeper appreciation for the arts through films.
'Alien: River of Pain' tells the tragic tale of the residents of LV-426 before Ripley and the Colonial Marines arrived in James Cameron's sequel.
Lovable ‘Goonies’ giant Sloth is about as iconic a movie character as it’s possible to be, but the man behind the make-up lived a tragic life worthy of its own Hollywood story. Every time a noteworthy anniversary rolls around, it’s fun to catch up with the stars of Richard Donner’s seminal 80s adventure 'The Goonies’. The young cast had more than its fair share of characters: from a teenage Josh Brolin to an already-famous Corey Feldman to proto-hobbit Sean Astin, 'The Goonies’ – now 30 years old – feels like one of those dyed-in-the-wool genre classics, the kind you just can’t make any more.
Launched in 1995, the annual Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue was originally intended to round up the industry’s hottest young stars on a spectacular Annie Leibovitz-shot cover. Most of the ones they picked have gone on to A-list careers – but not all of them… Image credits: Vanity Fair/Annie Leibovitz
They’re family favourites which have satisfied generations of kids and fuelled some awesome drunk karaoke. But which Disney animated movie song is the most popular? We used Spotify to see which Mouse House film tunes had been streamed the most. Which is your favourite?
Hollywood is a precarious profession, but you would hope once you’ve got the role you can relax a little bit. Not these guys, who found themselves out of a job even after shooting began. Image credits: PA, Getty, Rex_Shutterstock
The home where Eva Green invites in her strange waifs and strays is not built on some studio backlot. “She’s really beautiful and she does all this cooking, but then there’s this glint in her eye…” Burton told the Los Angeles Times about how the TV chef influenced Hathaway’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ character.
One minute you’re walking the red carpet, the next you’re flipping burgers. That’s not quite where these 10 screen actors found themselves, but they did choose the real world – and a job you or we might do – over the glamour of Hollywood. Image credits: Getty, Rex_Shutterstock
She’s best known for facing off against Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2003’s ‘Terminator 3: Rise Of Machines’, but what happened to actress Kristanna Loken after Judgement Day?
When ‘Crocodile Dundee’ became a sleeper phenomenon in 1986, earning the equivalent of £292million at the worldwide box office, Paul Hogan briefly became one of the biggest stars in the world. Aged 46, he then gathered his telly collaborators together to write and produce ‘Crocodile Dundee’. Shot on a budget of £7.5m, it was the second-highest-grossing movie of 1986 – Hogan won a Golden Globe for Best Actor and was nominated for the Best Screenplay Oscar.
Four different directors, almost 10 years in the making and costing an alleged £100million, yet ‘Empires of the Deep’, China’s planned answer to ‘Avatar’, remains unreleased. “I think I’m the only one who’s seen it other than the creators,” says actor Steve Polites, who signed a three month contract in 2009 to play the hero of ‘Empires of the Deep’ (and weirdly two other characters), only to find himself still stuck in China nine months later. “[Jon has] a really good heart and the core of a great idea, but couldn’t let go of it,” says Mark Byers, a Hollywood veteran who came on in late 2007 as a producer to try and help.
The movie adaptation of Roald Dahl’s story about a magical girl and her tyrannical headmistress has just turned 20, so what are the cast – young and old – up to now? Image credits: Mara Wilson/Twitter, Jimmy Karz/MySpace, Kiami Davael/Twitter, jacquelinesteiger.com, TriStar, Sara Magdalin/LinkedIn, Facebook, PA, Getty
The 17th movie in the franchise, released in 1969, is one of the most iconic, primarily for the moment in which Barbara Windsor’s bikini flies off while she exercises. James was 56 by the time the film was made, but that didn’t stop his character falling for the luscious Babs. Which is fine, apart from the fact that Babs is at Chayste Place Finishing School and is thus, we guess, supposed to be in her late teens.