In its eighth edition, festival producer Red Spade Entertainment is announcing the return of Sundown Festival this year at a brand-new entertainment and events venue at City BeachOn July 6, 2017 / By Nookmag
In its eighth edition, festival producer Red Spade Entertainment is announcing the return of Sundown Festival this year at a brand-new entertainment and events venue at City Beach Resort, and to be held earlier on 5 August, featuring local artistes, Derrick Hoh, FARRAGO, Jack & Rai, Jason Chung, Ling Kai and The Summer State. Supporting the growth of home-grown talents and this year’s festival edition will be UnUsUal Productions Pte Ltd.
“After bringing in over 100 artistes from all over Asia to Singapore, we’re now looking to tap on our network to support the growth of our local artistes and take them out of Singapore instead,” says Samantha Chan, co-founder, Red Spade Entertainment. “We have been meeting a number of local artistes recently and are impressed with the talent that is yet to be recognised. Singapore now has a good number of talents that are ready to showcase to the world.”
In the past eight years, close to 100 artistes from all over Asia has been to Singapore to perform on one stage at the Sundown Festival to celebrate the diversity of Asian culture and music. Artistes who have performed here include Shilah Amzah from Malaysia in 2014, Show Luo from Taiwan in 2011 and they were also the first producer to introduce FT Island from Korea back in 2009 when the founders first organised the festival here.
“Over the years, Singapore has initiated and supported a number of programmes focused on catalysing and supporting the appreciation and development for artistic talent. As festival producers, we are hoping to use our network to provide a wider platform for such artistes to showcase their work which could hopefully spur the next stage of growth, and with the support of UnUsUal Productions we are looking at bringing our local talents with us overseas,” says Kelvin Goh, co-founder, Red Spade Entertainment.
Doors open from 4pm, Sat, 5 Aug General admission tickets priced at $15 (exclude ticketing charge) are on sale now and available from SISTIC. For more information on Sundown Festival, please visit their official website.
The closing moments of the Doctor Who series ten finale revealed that the Doctor Who Christmas special will be a multi-Doctor adventure featuring the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi)On July 4, 2017 / By Nookmag
The closing moments of the Doctor Who series ten finale revealed that the Doctor Who Christmas special will be a multi-Doctor adventure featuring the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and the First Doctor (David Bradley).
The cliff-hanger ending saw the Doctor fatally shot by a Mondasian Cyberman and begin to regenerate. Stepping out of the TARDIS into an arctic landscape, he fought off the glowing regeneration energy and fell to his knees, vowing that this time he would not live on and change into a new Doctor. This was declared ‘ridiculous’ by an approaching figure, who mocked the Doctor as he stepped forward through the snow to reveal himself as the very first incarnation of the Timelord (“The original, you might say”) just before the credits rolled. The story will continue at Christmas.
Further casting and details for the Doctor Who Christmas special will be revealed in due course. As previously announced, the special will serve as Peter Capaldi’s farewell to the series, and will feature the debut of the next Doctor.
Catch-up with the series on BBC First (StarHub channel 522) and on BBC Player.
Multi-award-winning crime drama series Luther will be returning to BBC One. The new four-part series written by Neil Cross and starring Idris Elba, who has received a Golden Globe and Sag Award forOn June 28, 2017 / By Nookmag
Multi-award-winning crime drama series Luther will be returning to BBC One. The new four-part series written by Neil Cross and starring Idris Elba, who has received a Golden Globe and Sag Award for his performance in the role of John Luther, will start filming early next year.
Writer Neil Cross, said: “Now what? It’s a question Idris and I get asked a lot. What happened to John Luther after we last saw him striding unbowed through the streets of his city, his blood red London? It can’t be over, can it? There’s so much we don’t know. So much unfinished business.
The thing is, we’ve been asking ourselves the same question. Because we love John and wonder what he’s up to. And as for me, I’m scared of the monsters. The face at the window. The hand under the bed. The shadow at the end of the street. Who’s going to stop them, if not John Luther?
In the end, we picked up the phone to some old friends and asked if they’d like to find out what happens next. It turns out, they would. So that’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to find out what happens next.
Now what? Luther’s coming back. That’s what.”
Idris Elba, says: “Neil, the BBC and I have been talking about a further season and I am thrilled that we have been able to bring it all together. I look forward to putting the coat back on.”
Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, said: “Luther is one of BBC One’s most iconic dramas and we’re thrilled that Idris Elba is reprising his role as John Luther. Neil Cross’ plans for his return promise some big surprises and what will turn out to be an utterly heart stopping and unmissable fifth series.”
Hilary Salmon, BBC Studios Executive Producer, adds: “We are tremendously proud to be bringing Neil Cross’s iconic show LUTHER back to BBC1. The return of John Luther always feels like an event but this time we will be pulling out all the stops to make the show bigger, bolder and of course more scary than ever.”
Luther (4×60’) has been commissioned by Piers Wenger and Charlotte Moore, and is produced by BBC Studios, the BBC’s commercial production arm and co-produced with BBC America. Executive producers are Idris Elba and Neil Cross, Marcus Wilson and Hilary Salmon for BBC Studios and Elizabeth Kilgarriff for the BBC.
Luther (series one – four) is available on BBC First in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. In Singapore and Malaysia, it is also available on BBC Player.
You sink into the sofa and fire up Netflix. You settle in to watch everyone’s favorite swashbuckling feline Puss in Boots. You chuckle as Puss in Boots findsOn June 27, 2017 / By Nookmag
You sink into the sofa and fire up Netflix. You settle in to watch everyone’s favorite swashbuckling feline Puss in Boots. You chuckle as Puss in Boots finds himself in the story of Goldilocks with the Three Bears staring at him.
And then… you’re asked to make a choice:
Should these bears be friends or foes?
It’s actually your choice to make. Your adventure! You decide how the story proceeds and what Puss in Boots does next.
Netflix is excited to announce their first interactive “branching” narrative episodes Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile, where Netflix members are in control of how the stories unfold. The intertwining of the engineers in Silicon Valley and the creative minds in Hollywood has opened up this new world of storytelling possibilities on Netflix.
Content creators have a desire to tell non-linear stories like these, and Netflix provides the freedom to roam, try new things and do their best work. Being an internet-based company enables us to innovate new formats, deliver at scale to millions of members all over the world on multiple device types and, most importantly, learn from it.
Recently, Netflix has been spending a lot of time with these two beloved and adventurous characters, Puss in Boots and Buddy Thunderstruck. They have also spent a lot of time with their equally intrepid creators: DreamWorks Animation Television, American Greetings Entertainment and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. While the mantra of their collaborations has been “Wouldn’t it be cool if…?”, the objective has been to bring something completely new to Netflix that pushes the boundaries of storytelling and the way you engage with it.
They’ve done extensive research and talked to lots of kids and parents, collecting qualitative data to better understand if this is something viewers will like – Which choices or storylines will be the most popular? Will the mean bears or the friendly bears be more popular? Are members more compelled to rewatch and uncover all of the different storylines?
The children’s programming space was a natural place for Netflix to start since kids are eager to “play” with their favorite characters and already inclined to tap, touch and swipe at screens. They also talk to their screens, as though the characters can hear them. Now, that conversation can be two-way. It’s really about finding the right stories – and storytellers – that can tell these complex narratives and bring them to life in a compelling way.
Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale launches globally today, Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile is coming soon on July 14, and the third branching narrative Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout is in the works, coming to Netflix next year. At launch, these titles will be available on most TV experiences as well as iOS devices. The Adventures of Puss in Boots and Buddy Thunderstruck are children’s series that are currently on Netflix’s service, but these particular interactive adventures we’re announcing today are brand new, standalone episodes
Singapore Alternative pop band, The Facade, released their long-awaited debut EP <Vanity> yesterday under the local record label Cross Ratio Entertainment. The album explores the concept of growingOn June 22, 2017 / By Nookmag
Singapore Alternative pop band, The Facade, released their long-awaited debut EP <Vanity> yesterday under the local record label Cross Ratio Entertainment. The album explores the concept of growing up and the drama that follows the young hot-blooded rebellious youth, and the pains and wonders of transitioning into adulthood. The band establishes their signature melodic tropes and groovy beats throughout the album, along with the recurring underlying theme of relatable adolescent misadventures across all tracks.
<Vanity> is mastered by Max Hons who has racked up the recording and mixing credits for numerous top 40 artists including Bastille, The 1975, Jake Bugg, Years and Years, and Rizzle Kicks.
On the album are three of The Facade’s widely popular singles that were released earlier – ‘Better Than This, ‘Victim’ and the most recently released, ‘White’. Their first single hit ‘Better Than This’ reached #2 on the overall iTunes chart on its day of release, with their following hit single ‘Victim charted at #4 alongside Coldplay within its day of release.
<Vanity> EP Album Launch
This coming Sunday, 25 June, The Facade will be having their album launch party at Esplanade Annexe Studio which starts at 730pm. Local electronic act Jasmine Sokko is slated to be the opening act.
Standard tickets are available for purchase here.
The Façade’s <Vanity> EP album is available on iTunes, Spotify and all digital platforms from today.
A beast and a human form an unlikely friendship in Nickelodeon’s newest animated series Bunsen is a Beast. Created and executive produced by Butch Hartman (The Fairly OddParents),On June 21, 2017 / By Nookmag
A beast and a human form an unlikely friendship in Nickelodeon’s newest animated series Bunsen is a Beast. Created and executive produced by Butch Hartman (The Fairly OddParents), the 20-episode series follows the adventures of Bunsen, the first beast to attend a human grade school, and his best friend Mikey.
The series will debut on 19 June, 12.30pm (WIB) and 1.30pm (MY/PH/SG), and thereafter, will air on weekdays from 26 June onwards at 5.30pm (WIB), 6pm (PH), and 6.30pm (MY/SG). In Singapore, catch a first and exclusive full episode currently available on the Nickelodeon Play app, which can also be accessed through the Variety Plus Pack on Singtel’s Cast app.
Bunsen is a Beast tells the story of Bunsen and Mikey, two new friends who embark on endless fun and adventures in their town of Muckledunk. As the first beast ever to attend a middle school for human kids, Bunsen feels the pressure to succeed and prove to the world that monsters can live among humans… and they won’t eat everyone for lunch. With help from Mikey, Bunsen will learn how to accomplish human world tasks, like doing homework, eating ice cream and riding the bus. In turn, Mikey will learn to navigate the Beast World and meet all the weird and wonderful beasts that reside there.
In the series premiere, “Bearly Acceptable Behavior,” Bunsen’s arch-enemy Amanda tries to get Bunsen kicked out of school when he brings a dangerous bear to class. During “Beast Busters”, Bunsen and Mikey have to save Amanda from mischievous Sneeze Beasts that escape from Bunsen’s nose.
The Bunsen is a Beast voice cast includes: Jeremy Rowley (iCarly) as Bunsen, the first beast ever to attend a middle school for human kids; Ben Giroux (Henry Danger) as Mikey, a sweet and quirky kid and Bunsen’s best friend; Cristina Milizia (Monster High) as Darcy, Bunsen and Mikey’s homeschooled friend; Kari Wahlgren (The Fairly OddParents) as Amanda Killman, the rigid and rule bound beast hater; comedy legend Cheri Oteri (Saturday Night Live) as Miss Flap, Mikey and Bunsen’s eccentric teacher; Jeff Bennett (Jake and the Neverland Pirates) as Bunsen’s Dad; and Jennifer Hale (The Powerpuff Girls) as Bunsen’s Mom. Additionally, Wahlgren and Rowley also voice Mikey’s Mom and Dad.
Hartman began his animation career as an assistant animator on An American Tail. He created his own shorts for What a Cartoon!, and also wrote and directed episodes of Dexter’s Laboratory, Cow & Chicken and Johnny Bravo. Bunsen is a Beast marks Hartman’s fourth animated series for Nickelodeon. Hartman joined Nickelodeon in 1998 where he created and produced several cartoon shorts for the Oh Yeah! Cartoons series, including The Fairly OddParents. Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the animated series, Hartman brought the series to life in the 2010 live-action/CG animated hit TV movie, A Fairly OddMovie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! The series came to life once again in the original TV movie, A Fairly Odd Christmas in 2012 and A Fairly OddSummer in 2014. Hartman is also the creator of Nickelodeon’s animated series Danny Phantom and T.U.F.F. Puppy.
Has Pops already got everything he needs and wants? We’ve got your back. Father’s day gifts can be tricky business, but if there’s one thing nobody can sayOn June 16, 2017 / By Nookmag
Has Pops already got everything he needs and wants? We’ve got your back. Father’s day gifts can be tricky business, but if there’s one thing nobody can say “no” to, it’s a holiday!
They say that boys never really grow up, and Daddy dearest is no exception. This Father’s Day, treat the #1 man in your life to a vacation where he can indulge in all the sports he loves. Here are some travel ideas in Asia for some good ol’ quality time with Dad.
#1: A Golf Getaway
When it comes to golfing, it is as much about the scenery as it is about the sport!
If he’s bored of the driving range and local courses, let your old man practice his putt at the scenic golf courses all over Asia! A new course means not just new challenges, but new sights to enjoy as well. Many of the golfing resorts in Indonesia, Vietnam, and the likes have won numerous awards, and are popular with the professional golfers too. If you think your dad won’t want to wake up extra early to travel out of the city to the resort, consider those that are either near the city center, or are “stay and play”—meaning they offer accommodation. They may cost more, but the premium you are paying will buy you a few more winks of sleep and relieve the stress that comes with arranging for transport.
Address: An Son, Hoa Ninh Ward, Hoa Vang District, Da Nang City, Vietnam
Contact: +84 236 3924 888 / [email protected]
Address: Jln Teluk Datai, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Contact: +60 (4) 959 2700 / [email protected]
#2: A Fish Fight
Also called the Giant Barb, the Siamese carp is the large fish in its family (cyprinid) and are only found in the Mae Klong, Mekong, and Chao Phraya River basins!
Give Daddy a chance to flex those muscles and pit his strength against the most ferocious fish in Asia! If you’re an angler, you probably already know that Thailand is home to some of the world’s best game fish. In the waters surrounding Phuket, you have a chance of hooking up Marlin, giant trevally, tuna, swordfish, barracuda, sailfish and more. Their freshwater pond fish are not bad too: These include Chao Phraya giant catfish, giant Snakehead Toman fish, and the prehistoric Arapaima.
Lakes and ponds (freshwater)
Renowned for its giant fish—the giant Mekong catfish can grow up to over 100kg! We don’t know how your pops is going to reel that in, but we know he’ll definitely enjoy trying! Another popular catch is the elusive Siamese carp.
IT Lake Monster
You can experience fishing Amazonian species at this spacious pond, which has Amazon Redtail Catfish, Asian Redtail Catfish, Barramundi, Pacu, Arapaima, Alligator Gar, Chao phraya Catfish, and more.
Address: Ban Pong District, Ratchaburi 70110, Thailand
Contact: +66 85 999 9646
Sea fishing (saltwater)
#3: Other Adventures
Not really into golfing or fishing? No problem. Here are some other outdoor adventure ideas:
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Put an electronic music festival , David Hasselhoff , luxury cruise liner together and you end up with It's The Ship 2016. If you don't know what's that,it'sOn June 8, 2017 / By Simcik
Put an electronic music festival , David Hasselhoff , luxury cruise liner together and you end up with It’s The Ship 2016. If you don’t know what’s that,it’s only Asia’s largest Music Festival at Sea. Coming to it’s 4th edition.. an array of globally renowned EDM, house and dance music DJs keep the party going for the duration of the three day cruise, with pool parties on the open-air deck as well as indoor raving On board the MS Mariner of the Seas,
On top of the music, the impressive ship is also home to relaxing spas, sports facilities, rock climbing and even ice-skating, so there’s no shortage of on-board activities to fill the hours. Don’t take my word for it. Check out Its The Ship 2016 Aftermovie. One of the standout highlights from 2016 was the appointment of none other than Baywatch star, David Hasselhoff, as the ship’s captain. A true icon and the ultimate party starter!
With cabins now on sale, excitement is already building for this year’s epic four-day voyage, due to set sail from Singapore to Phuket from November 17-20, 2017.
With less than a month to go until it all kicks off, ULTRA Singapore announces the full lineup for its second, full-scale edition, taking place this June 10-11.On May 26, 2017 / By Nookmag
With less than a month to go until it all kicks off, ULTRA Singapore announces the full lineup for its second, full-scale edition, taking place this June 10-11.
Having dropped a Phase One billing to rival just about any festival on the Asian continent in March, the final lineup is once again full of surprises – with perhaps none bigger than Rich Chigga, the 17-year old Indonesian sensation, confirmed to make his debut in Singapore on ULTRA’s esteemed Live Stage.
Miami-born GTA have been confirmed to perform on the Main Stage, with their forever genre-defying sets guaranteed to be one of the standout moments of the weekend.
RESISTANCE, having recently announced an eight-week Ibiza residency at Privilege this summer, will take on a larger role than ever before at ULTRA Singapore, with ANNA, Carlo Lio and Henry Saiz joining Phase One headliners Dubfire, Nic Fanciulli and Sasha & John Digweed at one of ULTRA Worldwide’s most loved stages.
Support on the Main, RESISTANCE and Live Stages will come from Bassett, Carta, Damian Saint, Dan Buri, Firebeatz, Jasmine Sokko, JonnyVicious, Junior and Royal, DJ L, ManOne, Myrne, Oliver Osborne, PKCZ, Rave Republic, Sam Rui, Sidney Samson pres. Deadly Zoo, Will Sparks, DJ Yaksa and DJ Yamoto.
Situated directly across from the Marina Bay Sands Hotel at ULTRA Park, ULTRA Singapore’s first outing was a runaway success story, as the festival welcomed over 45,000 music enthusiasts from 67 countries worldwide.
With Early Bird tickets having already sold out, fans will have to act quickly to snatch up the remaining few tickets priced at USD178, exclusively at ultrasingapore.com/tickets. For those looking to travel with friends, ULTRA Passport Packs are also on sale exclusively to ULTRA Passport holders. Once five tickets are purchased, a sixth ticket is unlocked.
Elsewhere, ULTRA Beach Bali will be returning to the Potato Head Beach Club in the coastal town of Seminyak this September 14-15. Having SOLD OUT two years in a row, demand is once again expected to be high for what will be the third edition of the beachfront festival. Lineup and ticket information for ULTRA Beach Bali will be released soon.
Singapore’s premier VIP nightclub Altimate partners with Belvedere Vodka, the world’s original luxury vodka, to introduce the Midnight Saber, a breakthrough luminous bottle with laser cut precision andOn May 18, 2017 / By Nookmag
Singapore’s premier VIP nightclub Altimate partners with Belvedere Vodka, the world’s original luxury vodka, to introduce the Midnight Saber, a breakthrough luminous bottle with laser cut precision and soft-touch technology that will light the night in a sophisticated glow in the city’s highest club.
On 20th May, Altimate will be transformed into a sleek ambience, all lit up in a mysterious blue sheen, in line with the polished visuals of the magnificent luminous vodka bottle.
“Altimate is one of Singapore’s greatest lifestyle destinations, and we constantly seek opportunities to partner with the best brands in the world to artfully bring to our guests an unparalleled party and dance experience,” says Mr. Ian Sim, General Manager of Altimate. “With the launch of the Midnight Saber, Altimate brings our state-of-the-art hi-tech visual and sound effects, plush designer space, and multisensory experience, with Belvedere Vodka’s relentless commitment to bold and irreverent innovation, exquisite laser-cut metallic bottles, and LED lighting technology into an exciting and perfect bottle-service experience,” Ian adds.
The Midnight Saber stays true to its heritage and superior quality standards. With exquisite laser etching and delicate black coating, the audacious yet elegant design marks the first of its kind in industry packaging. LED lights line the bottom and when turned on, produce an effect of misty trees emerging from the bottle, for the most stunning night experience.
An impeccable spirit, the Midnight Saber is sure to enhance your party experience. Available in 1.75L bottles only, the ongoing promotional pricing of the limited edition Midnight Saber is at SGD620 nett per bottle or you can purchase a specially packaged Belvedere Midnight Saber and three bottles of Dom Perignon Luminous Vintage 2006 (75CL) at SGD2,000 nett until the 3rd June.
Accompanying your elegant libation experience will be a show-stopping entertainment lineup from local DJ collective, AOS Collective, DJ Andrew T, DJ Jackson, DJ Billy T, and DJ Shai, and emcee Mr Boo, who will be laying down some smooth hip-hop beats and pumping EDM hits!
Saturday, 20 May
10.00pm – 4.00am
61/F, One Raffles Place
Chart topping singer-songwriter and recent “MTV EMAs” host Bebe Rexha is a multi-platinum singer and mega hit songwriter of numerous smashes including “The Monster,” “I Got You” andOn May 16, 2017 / By Nookmag
Chart topping singer-songwriter and recent “MTV EMAs” host Bebe Rexha is a multi-platinum singer and mega hit songwriter of numerous smashes including “The Monster,” “I Got You” and “Me, Myself & I.” But her path to stardom wasn’t an easy one—filled with countless hours of songwriting (she’s penned huge hits for artists including Eminem, Selena Gomez and Pitbull), collaborating with artists as a featured singer, soul searching, and navigating through the turbulence of the music industry on the journey that catapulted her to solo stardom. The Ride explores the moments that changed Bebe’s life, defined her career, and made her the unique solo power artist she is today. The Ride: Bebe Rexha premieres on MTV Asia on 22 May 8pm (SG/PHI), 9pm (MY). The show can also be viewed online from 23 May, 12pm onwards.
In the lead-up to the premiere, tune in to watch Bebe Rexha on MTV Hits on 18 May 3pm (SG), 19 May 6pm (SG) and 21 May 9.30pm (SG) and on MTV Music Evolution on 20 May 6.30pm (SG) and 21 May 2pm (SG).
Some things you didn’t know about Bebe Rexha:
· Bebe’s full first name is Bleta, which in Albanian means “bumble bee.” Her mom recalled, “When Bebe was born, she was the cutest little thing with big eyes, and my husband said she’s as sweet as honey.”
· She played trumpet in her grade school band, an instrument she went on to practice for eight years. Bebe had originally wanted to play flute – but by the time the class musical instructor called her name (by surname order, Rexha) on instrument selection day, all the flutes were already distributed to other students.
· Bebe met Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz while in college, when Pete and producer Sam Hollander overheard her recording demos at their studio. The moment led to the signing of her first record deal with Pete’s experimental band, Black Cards. On the day she received the call to join the group, Bebe was in Italian class and she recalled: “I literally just left and never went back to college. The funny thing is, I passed every class that semester except music.”
· When the Black Cards disbanded in 2012, the band publicly announced that Bebe decided to pursue a solo career – while the bigger truth was that Pete Wentz no longer wanted Bebe in the group. Despite the fallout, Bebe and Pete remain friends.
· When Bebe hosted the 2016 MTV EMAs live from Rotterdam, she revealed that she actually started tearing up onstage during her live TV entrance, when she was lowered from the top of the arena on a swing to officially welcome fans and audience members to the show.
MTV’s The Ride follows today’s hottest artists as they reveal the most game-changing moments that transformed their lives, culminating in the #1 most important moment that changed everything. There’s nothing more powerful than an artist speaking their truth. The Ride lets today’s most talented performers tell their story – like no one’s ever heard before.
The Ride: Bebe Rexha is produced for MTV by Creature Films; executive producers are Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez for Creature Films and Bruce Gillmer and Jennifer Demme Harris for MTV International.
Golden Village is pleased to announce that advance sales have begun today for Chicken & Beer Night – King Arthur: Legend of The Sword on 11th May atOn May 8, 2017 / By Nookmag
Golden Village is pleased to announce that advance sales have begun today for Chicken & Beer Night – King Arthur: Legend of The Sword on 11th May at GV Suntec City.
Have you always been fascinated by the legend of King Arthur and his mythical sword, Excalibur? Here is your chance to be a “King for A Day” at Golden Village’s sneak preview screening of the new action-adventure movie, where you can listen to a short talk on the legend of Excalibur before the movie, and stand to win an Excalibur Sword worth SGD328 when you purchase tickets online from now to 11 May.
Film-goers will also be treated to a sneak preview, a bottle of Carlsberg beer (330ml), 4 x Asian spiced drumlets and a partner’s voucher.
King Arthur: The Legendary Sword
• GV Suntec City Prices
• 27 April, Thursday, 12pm
Terms & Conditions
On today’s show (Saturday 6th May) Graham welcomes Oscar-winning Hollywood great Goldie Hawn, stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer, Pirates of the Caribbean star Orlando Bloom, Star Wars’ JohnOn May 6, 2017 / By Nookmag
On today’s show (Saturday 6th May) Graham welcomes Oscar-winning Hollywood great Goldie Hawn, stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer, Pirates of the Caribbean star Orlando Bloom, Star Wars’ John Boyega and Eurovision hopeful Lucie Jones.
Goldie, talking about playing a very physical role in her new movie, Snatched, in which she stars with Amy, says, “I move around quite a lot. Action movies are really fun – you don’t know where you’ll end up but you’re having a ball. I am fit – I know I’m not as fit as a flea but I am a runner up to a flea!” Amy interjects, “Goldie is in really good shape – I was the one in the full body sling!”
Talking about becoming good friends with Goldie, Amy says, “We were staying in different places during filming but we still wanted to drink together every night so we would via FaceTime!” Goldie adds, “It was the next best thing to being together.”
Asked if their friendship is more like that of mother and daughter, Goldie says, “I don’t feel the age difference between us but sometimes I do feel maternal towards Amy – as I watch her I think she could be my daughter – my very troubled daughter!” Amy interjects, “I’d loved to have come out of you!”
Amy, talking about hanging out with Goldie and her family including partner, Kurt Russell, says, “I went to dinner at their house and Kurt answered the door and was so sweet and he gave me the warmest hello, saying, “It’s so great to finally meet you, Goldie loves you and I love you.’ It was so warm and I was like, ‘Thank you Kurt, we sat next to each other at the Golden Globes!’ He had no idea and nobody in this family remembered meeting me!”
Asked if men react differently to her now she is famous, she says, “No! Believe me, comedy does not lead to sex. For women I don’t think it really helps. Men say they love a funny girl but they are lying! They like to hang out with a funny girl but that’s it.”
Orlando, talking about his new film Unlocked and doing his own stunts, says, “Fisticuffs is a bit of fun. It was nice to get a bit muscular and dynamic though I did have a scary stunt when I had to be attacked by a 150lb Rottweiler. I love dogs but this one had a muzzle and was frothing at the mouth. It was really terrifying but I loved doing it, it was a big adrenalin rush.”
Asked about reprising his role of Will Turner in the latest Pirates of the Caribbean after 10 years, he says, “My six year old is desperate to see me in it. I’m not in it much but I don’t care that I just book-end it.” Asked if there will be more films, he says, “We’ll see. There is room for more.”
John, talking about not being recognised by everyone, says, “It was perfect. I went on a date in New York City and as we were driving through Time Square and she asked, ‘What do you do for a living?’ I just pointed up at the Star Wars billboard that showed me with a lightsaber and said, ‘That!’ That was the end of the relationship – the poster really affected her.”
Revealing that Orlando gave him advice on his love life before Star Wars came out, John says, “He told me to try and secure the love of my life before all the fame stuff starts.”
And, on appearing at The Old Vic in Woyzech, he says, “It is a deep dark play I wanted to do away from the colourful Star Wars stuff. Growing up I loved going to the theatre but The Old Vic was somewhere I never related to. For me it wasn’t real or gritty enough but now they are trying to expand their audience and pump in diversity and I am all about that.”
Asked about meeting Princes William and Harry on the set of Star Wars, he says, “I don’t remember what I said to William – I was just talking nonsense but I had a good chat with Harry. He’s down with the lads.”
Lucie performs the UK’s Eurovision entry Never Give Up On You live in the studio before joining Graham for a chat about the upcoming competition in Kiev.
And finally, Graham pulls the lever on more foolhardy audience members brave enough to sit in the Big Red Chair.
The Graham Norton Show, BBC Lifestyle (StarHub Channel 432), 6th May 10.00pm GMT +8
Next week (13th May) Graham’s guests include Diane Keaton, Jessica Chastain, Kevin Bacon, Michael Fassbender and Gorillaz.
AEG Presents is excited to announce that celebrated singer songwriter Ed Sheeran is bringing his highly anticipated World Tour back to Singapore on Saturday, 11 November atOn May 5, 2017 / By Nookmag
Saturday, 11 November, 8pm
Singapore Indoor Stadium
SGD248 / SGD208 / SGD188 / SGD148 / SGD108
(price excludes SGD4 booking fee)
Happy May the Fourth, and you know what that means: It’s the one day in the year that Star Wars fans can go all out and blast theirOn May 4, 2017 / By Jochebel Khong
Happy May the Fourth, and you know what that means: It’s the one day in the year that Star Wars fans can go all out and blast their social media feeds with everything from the galaxy far, far away. In fact, 2017 is the 40th anniversary of the film series, the first of which debuted in 1977 (Star Wars, retitled Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981).
You must’ve already heard that there’ll be an impressive line-up of activities at Gardens By The Bay tonight—psst, the SuperTrees are going to become SabreTrees—but there’s more to do beyond our borders. We don’t want to miss out of the fun, so we’ve curated the top two Star Wars-themed attractions from your favourite theme parks!
Star Wars Miniland, LEGOland Malaysia
Even the most menacing of the Sith lords get a cute makeover with the colourful plastic bricks of LEGOland. At the Star Wars Miniland, you’d get to see over 2,000 models that are built to a 1:20 scale with a crazy 1.5 million LEGO pieces! That’s not all. The brick Jedis and friends also come complete with the sound effects we know so well, like the lightsabre “zing-zings”. The Star Wars Miniland will also be split into seven zones, each inspired by a movie scene from the series.
LEGOland Malaysia Resort will be having its very own Star Wars Day celebration from now to 31 May 2017. Sign up for the speed-building LEGO contest, a crash course in light sabre combat or join the full costume Major Star Wars Parade Imperial March happening on 13 – 14 May! Want the most bang for your buck? Dress up your children (ages 3 to 11) in full Star Wars costumes for FREE ENTRY into the park!
Hyperspace Mountain & Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, Disneyland
The force is even stronger with the ever-popular Space Mountain roller coasters of Disneyland. For a limited time only, the ride gets a Star Wars-themed overlay, transforming into Hyperspace Mountain. The ride features new lighting, projections, and music, all to plunge each and every park goer into an exciting Death Star battle. If that’s not enough to quench your thirst for an escapade into The Empire, go for the Star Tours: The Adventures Continue. This 3D simulator ride takes you to traverse the different fictional worlds of the series, as C-3PO and R2-D2 go on a top-secret quest.
But, if you REALLY can’t celebrate Star Wars Day beyond our borders, do check out the Star Wars themed Silent Disco or watch Star Wars under a sky full of stars at The Meadow on 6 May.
HOOQ – the largest Video on Demand service in South-East Asia, will be doubling down on local Asian stories, making a bold move into original content across theOn May 1, 2017 / By Nookmag
HOOQ – the largest Video on Demand service in South-East Asia, will be doubling down on local Asian stories, making a bold move into original content across the region. HOOQ will be announcing five all- new Asian originals, adding to its already comprehensive Asian catalogue. These five new projects, which will be announced at APOS this week, from across the region and take the form of 3 movies, a multi-episode series along with 5 pilots. The projects also transcend genre with romance, comedy and drama.
“There is a huge thirst for high quality, unique Asian stories, told from an Asian perspective. We aim to satisfy this with HOOQ Originals on our platform. These four new HOOQ Originals are going to whet your binge-watching appetite for drama, romance and comedies. This is just the beginning of a lot more exciting Asian originals to keep you HOOQ’d. We will continue to push boundaries, to evolve and stay committed to delivering unique, compelling and edgy Asian stories to our millions of HOOQ customers,” said Chief Executive Officer of HOOQ, Mr Peter Bithos.
These four new original productions come on the back of HOOQ and Globe Studios’ first highly anticipated original production On The Job – the pilot of which will now be released as a full-length movie followed by a 5-episode series forming Season 1. Directed by Erik Matti and co-produced with Reality Entertainment, this thrilling drama of crime, deceit and struggles touch scarily close to the hearts of the current underbelly deep in Filipino societal issues. The full-length feature film is slated for release in August 2017 followed six weeks later by the rest of season 1.
‘THE T PARTY’ [Project codename]
The second Filipino original production from HOOQ, code named ‘The T Party’, centres around today’s modern story of finding love on an online dating app aims to delight and entertain with its sexy, steamy yet funny romances. The development of an eight-episode series is now underway with top directors in the romcom genre including Joyce Bernal, as well as Marvin Agustin in his directorial debut. Each episode will revolve around intertwining stories based on finding love (or otherwise) through a popular dating app. It will be, in most ways, an unofficial guide, and a scandalous expose on the merry world of online dating, as navigated by an insider. This series is scheduled to debut exclusively on HOOQ in the late 2017.
MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS: A DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT CANNES SELECTION
HOOQ’s first Indonesian original, “Marlina The Murderer in Four Acts” has been selected at the Director’s Fortnight session at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Marlina is HOOQ’s first venture into Indonesian production. HOOQ has chosen to co-produce this film with award-winning Indonesian film- maker Mouly Surya and producers Rama Adi and Fauzan Zidni. The film is a co-production between Cinesurya and Kaninga Pictures, Sasha and Co Production, Astro Shaw, HOOQ and Purin Pictures. Marlina tells a story of a young widow of the Indonesian hills of the Island of Sumba. Attacked and robbed by a gang of local men, Marlina exacts revenge on the entire gang. The next day, she commences a journey for justice, empowerment and redemption. But her road is long, especially when the ghost of her headless victim decides to haunt her. This is the first Indonesian film to have been selected at Directors’ Fortnight session and the fourth ever selected in Cannes. Marlina is targeted to hit the big screens towards the end of 2017.
In partnership with Starvision and CJ Entertainment, directed by Ody C. Harahap, Sweet 20 is an adaptation from a best-selling Korean movie called Miss Granny. This remake of the Korean comedy tells the story of a 70-year old grandmother, Fatmawati who was transported back to her youth as a 20-year old and becomes a star. However, an event occurs where she has to make the difficult decision to remain in her new life or return to being a 70-year old in order to save the life of her grandson. Sweet 20 is slated to hit the big screens in Indonesia this June.
The fourth and fifth HOOQ Original will be announced later this week during APOS.
HOW TO GET HOOQ
It’s easy to get HOOQ’d. Customers can simply download the HOOQ app from Apple Store or Google Play, sign up or log in, to access HOOQ’s extensive library of Hollywood and Asian hits. Find out more and sign up today for a 7-day free trial and pay for the subscription through credit card.
CIMB Group today announced it is the presenting sponsor of The Color Run™ in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Jakarta. Dubbed the “Happiest 5k on the Planet”, the untimedOn April 30, 2017 / By Nookmag
CIMB Group today announced it is the presenting sponsor of The Color Run™ in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Jakarta. Dubbed the “Happiest 5k on the Planet”, the untimed event organised by IMG is a five-kilometre fun run that has runners showered in coloured powder in a celebration of health and happiness. Each city will feature a unique theme and is expected to attract in excess of 35,000 runners.
First launched in 2011, The Color Run™ is a unique paint race that has been experienced by more than six million runners worldwide in over 40 countries. The race has no winners or official times but instead celebrates health, joy and individuality, whilst bringing the community together.
“The Color Run™ brings with it a strong following and I am excited to see the return of this event to not just one, but three of our key markets this year. The vibrancy of this colourful event aptly reflects ASEAN’s diversity, the exact quality that CIMB embraces and promotes in its vision to become the region’s leading universal bank. I look forward to the festivities and having a great time at all three runs, which provide a fun platform for CIMB to engage with its customers and local communities, to demonstrate how we continue to support their different lifestyles and goals through our new brand promise “Forward”. I’m confident that participants are in for an exciting and memorable experience,” said Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul Aziz, Group Chief Executive, CIMB Group.
To be held on 23 September, this year’s edition will boast the inaugural ‘The Color Run Night’ event, a first in South-east Asia. Through the 5-kilometre course, “Color Runners” will experience a spectacular glow fest featuring an array of Glowtastic colour zones, illuminating bubbles and colour shows, while being doused from head to toe in different neon hues.
“2017 marks CIMB Bank Singapore’s third sponsorship of The Color Run™ in Singapore since staging the first two editions of the event here. We are back with a bang this year with The Color Run™’s first-ever night event in South-east Asia. Being the presenter of The Color Run™ Night provides a novel platform to engage our customers and the community by fulfilling their dreams of being a part of The Color Run™ phenomenon. It is also a means where we underscore our brand promise to further their bigger ideals,” said Mak Lye Mun, CEO of CIMB Bank Singapore and Country Head of CIMB Group Singapore.
Robbie Henchman, Senior Vice President, Head of IMG Asia Pacific said, “We couldn’t be more thrilled to see The Color Run™ return to three amazing cities in the region this year. The growth of the event has been phenomenal and the people have embraced it with much enthusiasm over the years. We would like to extend our gratitude to CIMB Group for their renewed support for this wonderful event platform.”
Registration opens on 1 May online. The registration fee starts from SGD70 per participant, with the addition of a new Family package (for 2 adults and 2 kids) and single tickets for kids aged 4 to 12 being available for purchase this year. CIMB Bank Singapore will be extending to its retail customers the exclusive privilege of a 20% discount off all ticket categories while non-CIMB Bank customers will enjoy a 10% discount for the Regular category as part of the early bird purchase. All ticket purchases are subject to terms and conditions and while stocks last. For more information, visit The Color Run Singapore.
The Music Run™ by AIA 2017 hailed in other countries as the Ultimate 5k Running and Music Festival, is returning to Sentosa Island on 6th May 2017 –On April 26, 2017 / By Nookmag
The Music Run™ by AIA 2017 hailed in other countries as the Ultimate 5k Running and Music Festival, is returning to Sentosa Island on 6th May 2017 – bigger and bolder this year in its third year running.
A phenomenal and futuristic run, The Music Run™ is an award-winning event that offers a unique total music immersion experience and has been making waves all over the world, including multiple sold-out events in Asia in 2016 and new tour dates announced in India, Europe and South Africa this year.
This year’s edition of The Music Run™ by AIA is set to be an upgrade from 2016 – with a variety of fun activations and photo opportunities to ensure Music RunnersTM have a rocking good time.
The Music Village
Gates open at 3.30PM – and Music Runners™ will be treated to endless music and fitness- inspired entertainment in the Music Village.
Getting the party started will be home-grown singer-songwriter Nathan Hartono who will perform energetic pop jazz tunes on the main stage of The Music Run™ by AIA for the first time this year.
Runners can also treat themselves to a slew of fun and exciting activities including bubble football, giant slide and an inflatable climbing wall.
Presenting Sponsor AIA Singapore will host fun and challenging activities such as Plank Challenge, Blender Bikes and a Trampoline photo booth with cool prizes to be won at the AIA Vitality Get Active zone at the Music Village. Music Runners™ can also try their hands at being a 1-min DJ or get a hydro-tattoo for free! In addition, AIA is adding a future- focused touch this year with the introduction of an Augmented Reality (AR) APP which allows Music Runners™ to trigger AR filters by scanning special markers or signs in the [email protected] Village, AIA Rock Highway and AIA Electric Avenue.
More surprises and rewards await runners from event partners – Music Runs can take part in music-themed competitions at the AirAsia booth, enjoy attractive discounts at the PUMA pop-up store and quench their thirst with Gong Cha bubble tea. Lucky Music Runners™ can also stand a chance to win prizes sponsored by CREATIVE and PUMA!
Music Runners™ will have a chance to stretch their muscles before the run with a mass Warm-Up session before proceeding onto the 5KM Soundtrack.
The 5KM Sound Track
The Sound TrackTM is a five km running course lined with over 120 speakers that pump out the songs Music Runners™ voted for across five different music zones.
Each zone will feature cool activations and great photo opportunities for Music Runners™. The first KM begins with the AIA Rock Highway which will feature a gigantic rock band display where everyone can be a rock star for the day. .
In the Pop Street, Music Runners™ will be treated to a “red carpet experience” along to the latest pop tunes. In the third KM, runners will be invited to take selfies with old school doppelgangers along Memory Lane, which plays old-school music that often draw cheers from everyone.
AirAsia will provide surprises along the AirAsia Hip Hop Alley where only the smoothest R&B and hip hop beats reside. In the final KM, participants will be dancing along to electronic dance hits in the AIA Electric Avenue featuring a pop up disco tunnel and a live DJ in the air.
All the songs that will be pumped out across the 5KM route will be selected by the Music Runners™ themselves through a bespoke voting app developed by Spotify on the official Singapore website. Music Runners can continue running to Spotify after the race. Official sponsor, Singtel, is offering Spotify Premium to Music Runners at an exclusive rate of just SGD1 for the first 3 months without any data charges on Singtel Music when they sign up for the run.
The After Party
Participants returning from their run will join the After Party featuring returning radio house DJ Sam Withers (Aus) who was a big hit in last year’s after-run event, who will be performing the hottest tunes of 2017 at the Ultimate Music Festival.
The Music Run™ has been bringing the beat since 2014, winning fans the world over from Texas to Bangkok. Since then, it has drawn more than 100,000 runners across 12 events and nine countries. Tickets start from SGD60 and includes a T-shirt, Bag, Sticker, and Tattoos. Event pack collection is from 28-30 April between 10.30am-10.30pm at Capitol Piazza B2.
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Never get bored of gymming as Pure Fitness’s new outlet at Ngee Ann City keeps things interesting with the use of virtual reality technology. They are set toOn April 21, 2017 / By Nookmag
Never get bored of gymming as Pure Fitness’s new outlet at Ngee Ann City keeps things interesting with the use of virtual reality technology. They are set to be Singapore’s most progressive and purpose-built fitness facility, offering gym goers a “fitness playground” in the heart of Orchard Road. If you are looking for a great fitness center visit tonebodyfit.com.
Opening in December, the 28,000 square-foot facility will be the third Pure Fitness gym in Singapore and the 12th in Asia. The Pure Group currently has 30 fitness centres and yoga studios across Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei and New York.
Pure Fitness Ngee Ann City will be introducing Singapore to the Innovation Lab, the hub of all techie, functional and fun stuff, where members get first access to the latest fitness innovations and provide feedback that will determine if that equipment stays in the gym.
Available exclusively at the Ngee Ann City location, Innovation Lab already debuted in Hong Kong this past June and will launch in Singapore with Life Fitness bikes featuring VirZOOM technology. The technology provides a virtual reality cycling experience whilst capturing data such as pedal speed, resistance buttons and heart rate to enable VirZOOM gameplay.
Using pedal stroke to operate cars, tanks, Pegasus and more, the controls and visuals will fuel motivation and allow riders to move like never before. Innovation Lab will continue to trial cutting-edge fitness experiences and gather live feedback allowing members to have a say in the future of the gym.
This newest expansive space caters to all types of training at various fitness levels and also includes the pioneering 270° Immersive FitnessTM studio, first introduced in 2015 at the group’s Lan Kwai Fong gym in Central, Hong Kong.
“The Immersive FitnessTM experience has been hugely popular in Hong Kong and we wanted to bring this thrilling, almost surreal fitness ride to our fans in Singapore,” says Vikram Natarajan, Singapore Country Director at Pure Group.
“These classes involve more than the physical aspects of fitness – they provide a spectacular sensory experience. Members can introduce this immersion into their regular gym routine, helping to break up any workout monotony and continuously challenge themselves to burn serious calories.”
Pure Group CEO and Co-Founder Colin Grant says that the opening of Pure Fitness Ngee Ann City aligns with an increasing demand for quality workout and wellness experiences.
“As more busy Singaporeans focus on leading healthier lives, we are dedicated to providing new and innovative ways to help them maintain an active lifestyle – we always have. From Pure Fitness to Pure Yoga, and through on-site offerings such as Pure Apparel and nood food, we want to ensure our members are getting the best possible experience at a fair price,” says Grant.
In addition to Innovation Lab and Immersive FitnessTM, Pure Fitness Ngee Ann City will offer some of the most diverse equipment from around the world and exciting features that include:
The gym will also offer new group fitness programmes including Reformer Pilates, Les Mills VirtualTM, Barre, cycling classes and other Small Group Training programmes. Post-workout, members can enjoy a steam or sauna in the luxurious changing rooms as well as complimentary Wi-Fi at the airy chill-out lounge — a perfect space for relaxing and socialising whilst enjoying healthy bites, raw snacks and superfood smoothies from nood food. If you want to learn more about superfoods and the benefits it can have on your body then visit Patriot Greens for more info.
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