Hey Film Fans,
So has Charlize Theron found her inner mean girl? I mean, from the messed up homewrecker in Young Adult to the evilest of evil queens in Snow White and the Huntsman, to the very cold Meredith ” I may have an agenda” Vickers in Prometheus… Hmmm… is there something you’re not telling us Charlize?? To be fair, she’s actually really nice in person, and even offered to give me the Heimlich Maneuver, when I started coughing uncontrollably during our round table interviews. She actually got her assistant to get me some water. So hurray for saving my life Charlize!
Guy Pearce on the other hand, is super duper nice as pie, and ever so friendly. Look for out for my one-on-one print interview with him coming out in TODAY soon!
In the meantime, enjoy my TV interview with them both.
Ok film fans,
Who’s so ready to see this now ? With less than a week left to go, the hype for Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” is reaching a fever pitch with more trailers, internet buzz and fan hype than you can shake an ugly ALIEN at.
Have you met David?
Conceived as a prequel to Scott’s seminal 1979 film Alien, rewrites of the script developed a separate story that preceded the events of Alien, but is not directly connected to the films in the Alien franchise. Scott says that though the film shares “strands of Alien’s DNA”, and takes place in the same universe, Prometheus will explore its own mythology and ideas. The Alien series was so defined by Sigourney Weaver’s performance that it’s hard not to wonder which of the crew will turn out to be “Ripley” this time around. But recalling how the groundbreaking original film worked so well simply because we did not know who would survive, we’ve not going to do that.
Instead, we’re just going to enjoy the crazy ride… and try not to pass out over the excitment of getting to interview them all in person. YUP! TODAY will be talking to MR BLADE RUNNER himself Ridley Scott , Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce and Charlize Theron in London on the 30th and 31st of May.. FACE TO FACE! And I’m shaking in my boots! I mean, this is Ridley “I am a perfectionist” Scott we’re talking about here.
So Flick Chick needs your help! Any burning questions for any of the Prometheus peeps??Yoo Hoo, Fassy fans out there! Please leave them here and I’ll try my best to get them answered!
Best Question gets a surprise prize!
So please start a-asking! And please, always remember to Snap, Crackle and POPcorn!
The Flick Chick knows a good deal, when she sees one. I do watch a lot of movies you know. Which is why you film fans should make all your European dreams a reality by joining this contest! Finally, all those european landscapes you’ve watched in, ahem, art-house cinema can now be soaked in, IN PERSON!
Yup, the 22nd European Union Film Festival (www.euff.sg) returns from May 11 to 20, and you can extend your cinematic journey across Europe with an actual trip to Europe. That’s right – you could win a pair of tickets worth S$6,000 to any European destination of your choice on Finnair’s route. You read right…
Simply go to tdy.sg/euffcontest and “Like” Today on Facebook, then post your answer to the question “Which European city would you like to visit, and why?” The best answer wins – just like that. Entries must be received by Sunday, May 20, 11pm. Terms and conditions apply.
Hey Film Fans, if you’re a TIM BURTON devotee, then raise your hands up… raise your hands up!
A cult favorite gothic soap opera that ran daily for over 1200 episodes in the late ’60s, Dark Shadows goes all Tim Burton-ized in its first big screen version. Fans of the original will be happy it’s back, but be warned: this very dark saga is a now comedy with a utterly terrific Johnny Depp as the creepy but gentlemanly Barnabas Collins who rejoins the living in 1972 after being buried alive 200 years ago by the stunning Eva Green- the spurned witch obsessed with him.
Wanna hear what the man himself has to say about it all?
Bella Heathcote & Chloe Moretz
With an oddball premise that’s right up his alley, Burton’s unique knack for welding the weird and the way-out to the creative and innovative is still very much in evidence in his 8th collaboration with the always superb Johnny Depp- his signature stylish quirky fun splashed all over his well-chosen cast, his use of radio hits of the era and his work-of-art production design.
How happy are you Burton fans with his latest endeavour? Holler and let me know what you think.
Till then, always remember to Snap, Crackle and POPcorn!
Your Flick Chick
Hey film fans, The Hunger Games mania is at an all-time high, so let the games begin! However amid all the media frenzy and fan-mania, there is a bone of contention about whether The Hunger Games is a blatant rip-off of Kinji Fukasaku’s uber excellent Battle Royale.
It was a point of contention when Suzanne Collins’ first book came out and surprise surprise, it’s a point of contention right now again. What do you guys think? Leave a comment and let’s discuss! In the meantime, click on Flick Chick’s one one one with Gary Ross to find out what he thinks about Battle Royale (Psst! He says he’s never seen it!)
For me, I think that this silver screen adaptation is Battle Royale meets The Running Man meets Lord Of The Files meets The Truman Show. Some will undoubtedly argue that both the book and movie are complete rip-offs of all the brilliant movies above, and they won’t be completely wrong. But then again, didn’t they also harken back to the historical days of gladiators? Sigh, we live in a postmodern world, what is really “original”?
Let me know what you guys think!
P.S.: The Hunger Games just opened in Singapore … have you got your tickets yet?