• Entertainment,  Movies & Music

    What Is ‘Indulge’ By TGV Cinemas?

    Imagine a lush lounge for you to chill at before your movie date. Reclining chairs as you witness Spiderman Andrew Garfield shooting webs around Queens NY in the big screens. And most importantly, not needing to worry about skipping a meal time (or how to smuggle your dinner into the hall)…

    That is what TGV Cinema’s latest addition is about!

    Aptly named as ‘Indulge,’ this new movie-going experience is a notch above TGV’s usual fun and ‘chillaxing’ vibe. Representing the essence of style combined together with the concept of cinema, Indulge is catered at those who enjoy exclusivity and the finer things in life.

    Situated in 1 Utama, which is the brand’s flagship location, there are certain key highlights to this luxury concept. Fore mostly, TGV Indulge boasts of two exclusive and spacious cinema halls that can comfortably accommodate 32 and 40 pax respectively. Reclining chairs, fluffy comforters and personalized call-waiter-service are also available in the cinema halls.

    To complete your cinema watching experience, it also has own private ticketing counter, a private lounge area for you to chill and dine at before your movie as well a scrumptious Asian and Western fusion cuisine prepared by in-house chefs with more than 40 years of experience (menu here). And yes, you can also order and eat inside the cinema halls themselves.

    To put it simply, you’re pretty much sorted for an awesome movie time! Because who wouldn’t want to experience an awesome blockbuster film under these circumstances. Don’t you agree?

    TGV’s Indulge cinema experience is now available at TGV 1 Utama at RM45 per ticket, excluding food and beverage costs. For more information on the luxury cinema experience or to book yourself a seat, please head on over to TGV’s website or give their Facebook page a like.

  • Entertainment,  Movies & Music

    Main ‘Jem & The Holograms’ Movie Lineup Have Been Announced

    Boy, that was fast! Remember when we said they were auditioning regular people to be part of the Jem & The Holograms film? Well, looks like they’ve already put together their main cast

    If you’ve waited all your life to see Jem & The Holograms as real people, you’re one step closer as the main actors have already been cast for the upcoming live-action film which is being directed by Jon M. Chu.

    Actress Aubrey Peeples has been cast as the coveted Jem aka Jerrica Benton in her first major film role. Known for her character as Layla Grant on the ABC show Nashville, this beauty not only acts, but can sing too and has vocally been classically trained from when she was 10!

    As for the rest of The Holograms, Stefanie Scott (Disney’s A.N.T. Farm) will play Jem’s sister Kimber.

    Aurora Perrineau (Pretty Little Liars) will play purple-locks Shana.

    And Hayley Kiyoko (The Fosters) will play blue-haired Aja.

    Chu has even released a teaser poster through his Twitter account, and we must say – we’re incredibly excited!

    Truly outrageous! We can’t wait to see who will play The Misfits – watch this space!

    Source: Hollywood Reporter, IGN

  • Entertainment,  Movies & Music

    10 Things That We Can Learn From ‘The Journey’

    The Journey rakes in RM13 million in the box office, making it one of the highest ranking Malaysian-made movies of all time. And honestly, with such favourable casts, storyline and cinematography, the success was much warranted! After watching this feel-good movie, we wanted to share what we like and what we can learn from The Journey.

    1. Respect The Elders

    We may not see eye to eye with our parents on many things but respect teaches us to listen, tolerate and grow. Being respectful to our elders is significant to the relationship we keep with each other.

    2. Tradition & Culture Keeps Us Together

    No matter where you go or how far you’ve drifted, home is where the heart is. Always remember the tradition and culture you were brought up in. It is the essence of being a human.

    3. Time Waits For No One

    Time is fleeting. Years can go by without father and daughter reconciling, friends meeting and resentment brewing. Don’t let life get in the way of living a meaningful one.

    4. Malaysia Is Truly Picturesque

    The saying that there is no place like home holds true. From the highlands to the seas, Malaysia holds many stunning sceneries if you are willing to explore.

    5. God Listens & Works In His Ways

    There is a higher being that we may not fully comprehend but He is always there. Don’t try to rush things for He already has plans for us and always remember to give thanks to Him for the blessings in your life.

    6. The Importance of Dreams & Keeping To Your Promises

    It is good to have dreams. It is what makes living such a sweet adventure. When you set your heart on something, follow through with actions.

    7. Ever-Lasting Friendship

    The beauty of true friends is that they are never too far away. Life may take you through many twists and turns but in the end, you’ll always have each other’s back.

    8. Love In Many Forms

    The most powerful feeling in the world exists between father and daughter, boy and girl, friends, neighbours. It is a strong connection that can be experienced in every form.

    9. Kids Everywhere Say The Darnest Things

    The innocence of children is beautiful, and so is their laughter. Perhaps, sometimes their cheekiness show and you might be nicknamed “Sofaman” as a sign of affection.

    10. Stubbornness

    We’re all made different and some people are just set in their ways and beliefs. It does not mean that they have bad intentions, we just need to know how to work around them and find a mutual ground.

  • Entertainment,  Movies & Music

    Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA) 2014 Performance Schedule and App

    News of Future Music Festival (FMFA) 2014 is everywhere – and we’re honestly loving every bit of it!

    The complete line-up has just been unveiled moments ago, and to make things easier for all you party and music animals out there, here are the day 1, day 2 and day 3 schedules for artist performances/acts.

    For the set times and stage map, allow us to direct you here. Plus, if you’d like to make things even more convenient for you, why not download the official FMFA app?

    Launching in both the Apple Store and Google Play next week, the FMFA app acts like your personal little festival assistant. It features the complete artist lineup and biodata, performance schedule and even has a feature where you can interact with other concert goers! As if all that is not enough, you can also book taxis via the MyTeksi extension and purchase your tickets from the app. Just what you need to complete your awesome FMFA experience eh!

    Fellow party animals, it’s best to start prepping your best cheer and get ready to rumble in the jungle at FMFA 2014! See you all there

    Read also: FMFA 2014 Ticketing Information, FMFA 2014 venue changed to Bukit Jalil Stadium. 

     

    For more information and updates on FMFA 2014, follow Future Music Festival Asia on their Facebook page*Future Music Festival Asia 2014 is opened to guests aged 18-years and older only. ID verifications will be carried out at the door.

  • Entertainment,  Movies & Music

    Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA) 2014 Official And Final Artist Lineup

    The organisers of Future Music Festval Asia are such a tease! A few months ago, Future Music Festival sent the crowd wild as they announced this year’s ‘Safari’ theme, ticketing information, date, venue and first wave of artist lineup.

    Today, another big announcement has just been released. 

    Lo and behold, we present to you the final and complete artist lineup for Future Music Festival (FMFA) 2014!

    The latest acts confirmed to perform are:

    • Pharell Williams
    • Martin Garrix
    • Will Sparks
    • Marlo
    • Tenzin
    • DJ Rosh
    • Irama
    • Alex Groove
    • Kopigo
    • Bass Jackers
    • Andrew Rayel
    • SonaOne and DJ Biggie
    • Omnia
    • Sound Love Affair

    International Acts

    Adventure Club
    Armin Van Buuren
    Arty
    ATB
    Baauer
    Brodinski
    Carnage
    Chase & Status (LIVE)
    Deadmau5
    Deniz Koyu
    Eric Prydz (First Ever Asian Appearance)
    Gesaffelstein (LIVE)
    Knife Party
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
    Marcus Schulz
    Monsta
    Naught By
    Paul Van yk
    Poerter Robinson
    Rehab
    Rudimental
    Sub Focus (LIVE)
    Tinie Tempah
    Wu Tang Clan ft. Method Man, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon
    Yuna

    Local Acts

    2db
    Anowl
    BATE
    Basement Syndicate
    Bunga
    Dangerdisko ft. Datuk Sheila Majid
    Deer Society
    Goldfish + Blink
    H3
    Mr. Nasty and GuruGuru
    Raising The Bar
    Tubby
    Xu

    Be sure to follow Future Music Festival Asia on their Facebook page for more details and updates.

    *Future Music Festival Asia 2014 is opened to guests aged 18-years and older only. ID verifications will be carried out at the door.

  • Entertainment,  Movies & Music

    Korean Superstar Rain’s New Year’s Eve Concert in Singapore

    Fans of “Nama saya Rain” – you’ve got plans this New Year’s Eve!

    Looks like it will be a wet year end as South Korean superstar Rain will be ringing in the New Year at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore for his first ever performance here after a two-year hiatus!

    Held on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, the two performances will see the electrifying entertainer return to the stage and celebrate the New Year with his fans at the Sands Grand Ballroom at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

    As an added bonus, “A” Reserve Tickets on 31 December 2013 will also include firework viewing deck with hospitality after the performance. Tickets are priced from S$88 to S$488 (approximately RM226 to RM1,255) and according to the Sistic website, the show will also feature dynamic Korean girl group Nine Muses in this special showcase.

    Earlier this year, Rain attended the opening of the MCM store at Marina Bay Sands, where he cut a ribbon to mark the opening of the flagship store for the South Korean luxury leather goods brand. The 31-year-old was also spotted at Fashion Week 2013 at Marina Bay Sands, where he attended the MCM runway show featuring the label’s Spring Summer 2014 collection.

    RAIN WITH NINE MUSES

    Show Information: December 31, 2013 (10:00pm) and January 1, 2014 (7.30pm)

    Ticketing: From S$88 to S$488 (approximately RM226 to RM1,255) – Excludes the booking Fee of SGD$3 per ticket

    FOR TICKET BOOKINGS:

    Online Tickets: Marina Bay Sands ticketing or Sistic

    By Phone: +65 6688 8826

    In Person At: Marina Bay Sands Box Offices (Museum, Theatres, SkyPark, Retail Mall and Hotel Tower 1 Lobby).

    For more information please log onto the website

  • Entertainment,  Movies & Music

    Auditions for The Apartment Reality TV Show Season 4

    Want to win a brand new luxury home? Design your destiny in Season 4 of The Apartment!

    We’ll admit: The Apartment has been one of our guilty pleasures since the days of Team Dali to the silly antiques of Pearlyn and Nara in Season 3. It’s no wonder the show is doing well that they’re already auditioning for Season 4!

    So if you fancy yourself an interior design artisan like Deankie and Tiara or have a taste for fashion like Sonya and Yvette and think your design could measure up to the royal standards of judge Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, then this is the reality TV show you’ve always wanted to star in!

    Asia’s biggest interior design show, The Apartment, will be back on our TV screens in 2014 and is searching for aspiring designers in teams of two compete to create the most innovative, fashionable, and tasteful rooms to out-style each other in order to be the owners of a brand new luxury home.

    To audition to be part of StarWorld’s The Apartment, sign up online and describe in 100 words or less why your team should be on the show. To really impress the judges, you can also post a YouTube video to explain why you should be part of the reality design show. Here’s an example of Deankie and Tiara’s Audition Video.

    If you’re competitive, creative, design savvy, and you think you have what it takes to be part of Asia’s biggest interior design show, then head to The Apartment TV and sign up to design your destiny today! Follow @TheApartmentTV  and Join the Conversation  #DesignYourDestiny.

  • Entertainment,  Movies & Music

    Disney Princess Film Festival 2013 at GSC

    Relive your Disney memories and sing along this November at the Disney Princess Film Festival 2013!

    Imagine re-watching Aladdin, Cinderella, Pocahontas, Mulan, The Princess and the Frog and Tangled on the big screen once again, singing along and reciting every quote like it was the back of your hand.

    Well, imagine no more; from October 26 to November 24, GSC will be screening those six titles at selected cinemas across Malaysia on weekends as part of the Disney Princess Film Festival 2013.

    Priced at a mere RM8 or below per ticket (or RM17 for GSC Signature at the Gardens Mall), this would be a fun and affordable family affair – not to mention a great way to pass down the legacy of our favourite Disney princesses to the next generation (although there’s no shame in admitting you’re watching it solely to relive your childhood memories)!

    Besides that, there will also be opportunities to take part in exciting activities such as photo-shoots, colouring and puzzles at the Disney Princess Film Festival Roadshow which will take place at various shopping malls across Malaysia from October 26 to December 8. However, you will need to present one ticket stub to a Disney Princess Film Festival 2013 movie or Disney’s ‘Frozen’ in order to participate in the roadshow.

     

    For more information, visit the GSC website.

  • Entertainment,  Movies & Music

    YouTube Music Award Winners 2013

    Ahh..the beauty of the Internet and music, it’s what makes the world go round. Combine the two and it’s a match made in YouTube heaven!

    On Sunday (November 3), YouTube hosted the inaugural YouTube Music Awards at Pier 36 in New York City, for a celebration of music honoring the artists and songs that YouTube fans have turned into global hits over the past year.

    What’s different you ask? Unlike traditional award shows, this event presented live performances by top artists, alongside some of YouTube’s biggest stars, including  Arcade FireAviciiCDZAEarl SweatshirtEminemLady GagaLindsey StirlingM.I.A.Tyler, The Creator and Walk off the Earth.

    Nominations for the YouTube Music Awards were announced on October 21, 2013 and  based on YouTube data over the last 12 months from September 2012, with nominees representing the artists and videos with the highest levels of YouTube fan engagement, including views, likes, shares, comments, and subscriptions.  Fans were able to vote from October 21st through the start of the Awards by sharing sharing official YTMA nomination videos across Google+,  Twitter and Facebook.

    In the run up to the YouTube Music Awards, four music events were also streamed from around the world on YouTube from Seoul, Moscow, London and Rio. Modern day music fans from across the globe spoke loud and clear, casting winning votes for artists in the following categories:

    YOUTUBE MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS LIST

    1. Video of the Year: Girls’ Generation – I Got A Boy

    Recognizes this year’s biggest videos, based on what you watched, shared, liked and commented on.

    2. Artist of the Year: Eminem

    Honors the biggest acts of the last year on YouTube, based on total number of views, likes, shares, comments and subscribers.

    3. Response of the Year: Lindsey Stirling and Pentatonix – Radioactive

    Recognizes the best fan remixes, covers or parodies, based on your views, likes, shares and comments.

    4. YouTube Phenomenon: Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble              

    Recognizes the YouTube videos that inspired the biggest number of fan responses.

    5. YouTube Breakthrough: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

    Recognizes the biggest breakout acts on YouTube, based on artists with the highest growth in views and subscribers over the past year. 

    6. Innovation of the Year: DeStorm – See Me Standing

    Recognizes some of the most unique concepts and creators in music videos on YouTube this year.

    For more videos and to see performances from the night, head on to the YouTube Music Awards channel.

    Photo Credit: FilmMagic for YouTube Music Awards 

  • Entertainment,  Movies & Music

    Future Music Festival Asia 2014 Lineup Announced

    [Update 23/1/2014] For the official and full lineup of FMFA 2014 (Pharell!), click here. For ticketing information, click here.

    [UPDATE 21/1/2014] The organisers have just announced via their official Facebook Page that all three days of FMFA 2014 will be held at Bukit Jalil National Stadium – NOT Mines Wonderland as initially announced.

    Calling all music festival lovers, we’ve just gotten news and information of Future Music Festival Asia 2014 and it is indeed a thing not to be missed!

    Instead of the usual double days, FMFA 2014 will now be extended into a glorious three day spread. Oh, yes! The dates are set for the 13, 14 and 15 of March 2014.

    The chosen theme for the mega event is ‘safari’ with the official hashtag #kingofthejungle. As of current, these are the confirmed music acts that festival goers will be grooving to:

    International Acts

    • Adventure Club
    • Armin Van Buuren
    • Arty
    • ATB
    • Baauer
    • Brodinski
    • Carnage
    • Chase & Status (LIVE)
    • Deadmau5
    • Deniz Koyu
    • Eric Prydz (First Ever Asian Appearance)
    • Gesaffelstein (LIVE)
    • Knife Party
    • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
    • Marcus Schulz
    • Monsta
    • Naught By
    • Paul Van yk
    • Poerter Robinson
    • Rehab
    • Rudimental
    • Sub Focus (LIVE)
    • Tinie Tempah
    • Wu Tang Clan ft. Method Man, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon
    • Yuna

    Local Acts

    • 2db
    • Anowl
    • BATE
    • Basement Syndicate
    • Bunga
    • Dangerdisko ft. Datuk Sheila Majid
    • Deer Society
    • Goldfish + Blink
    • H3
    • Mr. Nasty and GuruGuru
    • Raising The Bar
    • Tubby
    • Xu

    And that’s just the tip of the iceberg – more acts will be announced soon! The list of acts by stages and days will be announced in the next few days, but honestly speaking — we’re already pretty pumped up for FMFA 2014! Be sure to follow Future Music Festival Asia on their Facebook page for more details and updates.

    *Future Music Festival Asia 2014 is opened to guests aged 18-years and older only. ID verifications will be carried out at the door.