Thursday, February 14, 2019

Cartoon Network's We Bare Bears Will Be Visiting Asia - Cast Your Votes for Singapore Now!



Been needing some hugs lately? Better still, We Bare Bears Hugs?

Then, it's time to leap with joy. We Bare Bears, Cartoon Network's coolest bears, will be making their way to Asia. However, there is a catch! For Grizzly, Ice Bear and Panda to make a trip to Red Dot Island, you will have to vote for them to come here and hang out with the local bear squad! Click this link from now till February 24 to vote! - https://webarebears.cartoonnetworkasia.com/hugstour

"We Bare Bears" is a charming animated series about three bear brothers who help each other deal with living in human society through easy to follow plot lines. The series is light-hearted, funny and appropriate for kids. Yet, in some episodes, the series can get rather deep and emotional when it chooses to deal with subjects, like how friendship works, jealousy, internet addiction and diversity.

It will awesome to have these bears spread some of their paw-sitivity as they visit the island's iconic spots, snapping selfies, making more friends, and dishing out loads of bear hugs!

In the meantime, get your bear squad ready for their Hug Tour, and follow their "We'll Be There" journey on Cartoon Network's Facebook page. You can also keep the excitement going by interacting with We Bare Bears fans at join Cartoon Network Asia’s Community Page (http://bit.ly/WBBFBGroup).

Red Dot Diva has already voted for We Bare Bears to visit our 'hood. Hurry, and click to vote too!


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Catch "We Bare Bears" on Cartoon Network (StarHub TV Ch. 316 and Singtel TV Ch. 226)


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Diva's Movie Review: I Want To Eat Your Pancreas - Overly Melodramatic But Will Still Make You Tear Up

Before the anime version of Yoru Sumino's novel I Want To Eat Your Pancreas, there was a live action adaptation with a slightly different title. It was called Let Me Eat Your Pancreas, starring Minami Hamabe and Takumi Kitamura in the lead roles. Red Dot Diva caught the tearjerker during a long haul flight, and thought it was engaging even though typically sentimental in that Japanese way. What is it about teens dying from terminal illness in several Japanese tragedies anyway?

The animated film I Want To Eat Your Pancreas directed by Shinichiro Ushijima is no less sentimental. In fact, Red Dot Diva found it overly dramatic, and repetitive in many instances (it seems that the novel was like that too), making the movie longer than necessary. Still, it had its moments, and the odd couple's sentiments about mortality, love and friendship were sincere and heartbreaking.

As you can probably guess by now, the bloodthirsty title, I Want To Eat Your Pancreas is not a horror movie or a film about the zombie apocalypse. Nope, it is actually a romance story about two people of opposite personalities. Sakura, a bubbly girl suffering from a life-threatening illness, decides to make use of her limited time on earth completing her crazy bucket list of things to do. Not wanting to become a shadow of her sickness, she strives to it a secret, and during her journey through life, she decides to befriend a seemingly boring, moody, anti-social guy from the same school that no one seems to like, and whose name remains a mystery till the last few minutes.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Johnnie Walker's White Walker Whisky Brings Winter Spirit to Night Spots Clarke Quay and LAVO

The launch for Johnnie Walker's White Walker whisky is underway with some bar events happening around the island!

Clarke Quay - 21 December, Friday, 8 PM onwards
Meet the Night King and his White Walkers, and grab a selfie with them at one of Red Dot Island's hot nightspots. Tastings of the limited edition scotch whisky will be available at participating bars. To celebrate winter's arrival, there will also be make-up/ face painting and fun games on site. There is a chance to win a bottle of the White Walker whisky, by taking photos and videos at the event, and following some rules stated at this link!

LAVO - 26 January 2019, Saturday, 10 PM onwards
The frosty-eyed Night King and his warriors will also be visiting this rooftop top, armed with games photo opportunities and a make-up booth. If you come to the party dressed as fearsome Dothraki warriors or Northern nobility, you may win a prize if you are awarded the best-dressed!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Why “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is THE Best Spider-Man Movie

Sony Pictures' animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has created waves across the geek world with its simple yet iconic storyline that has a lot of heart and chockful of easter eggs, accompanied by eye-popping dash of colour and a snappy pace. Red Dot Diva loved the movie too, and thought it was the best animated movie of the year.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Versetranslated the characters from the 2D comic book pages to animated form, by fleshing out the characters whom we love, like Peter Parker (Jake Johnson for the scruffy 'B' version), Gwen Stacy (Hailey Steinfeld), and the latest Spidey hero Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) in such a delightful manner. It made us even feel a little for the villain, Kingpin (Liev Schreiber). 

The animated feature is also a beautiful, heartfelt tribute to Spider-man's creators Stan Lee (who passed away a month ago), and Steve Ditko. For those sniffle-worthy moments, do not forget to stay on for the movie's post-credits, for which there are two.

Red Dot Diva's fellow geek pal Wayne Rée watched the movie and loved it as well. Here's Wayne's review of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse:

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I’ll just say it right up front. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse isn’t just my favourite movie of the year, it’s also one of my favourite superhero movies ever, one of my favourite Spider-Man stories in any medium, and easily my favourite Spider-Man movie.

Your mileage may vary on all the Spider-Man live action movies thus far. I personally think that Sam Raimi and Marc Webb’s respective series were both flawed overall, but with moments of brilliance, and while Homecoming very much got the spirit of the character right, a lot of the action was pretty choppy. (Don’t @ me, guys.)

Why Into the Spider-Verse tops all of them for me, however, is that it’s the one that didn’t just nail the spirit of the character, but it also tapped into the idea of why we al love Spider-Man.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Drink! HBO's Game of Thrones and Johnnie Walker Unveil White Walker Scotch Whisky


HBO's internationally popular and multi award-winning "Game of Thrones" will be returning in April 2019 for its final season. There will only be six episodes in this season, with each episode said to run for more than 60 minutes. As in previous seasons, the series will premiere in Asia, same time as the U.S., exclusively on HBO GO and HBO (StarHub TV Ch 601). The series will also be available on HBO On Demand (StarHub TV Ch 602).

To help celebrate the Long Winter, Johnnie Walker has teamed up HBO and Game of Thrones to unveil a new and limited edition Scotch whisky aptly named White Walker. The blend, created by whisky specialist George Harper, together with the small team of expert blenders at Johnnie Walker, is best served directly from the freezer - just like the creatures from the Far North.




Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Excelsior! To The Legendary Marvel Superhero Stan Lee (1922 - 2018)


It is hard to forget Stan Lee once you know of him - the bespectacled, mustachioed man with a booming voice, bright smiles and larger than life presence. He was the face of Marvel Comics, and even in his 70's, he was had more energy than those younger than him. The legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics, who co-created several iconic comic book characters like Spider-man, Iron Man and Black Panther, loved being connected to the fandom as well as the people who worked in producing comics. Until recently, he attended a number of comic conventions meeting thousands of fans each year.

On Monday morning (13 Nov), Stan Lee pass away at the age of 95 in Los Angeles.

The last few years had been tumultuous for Stan Lee. He battled with pneumonia with legal issues and problems with trusted managers and caretakers which surfaced after his beloved wife Joan died in 2017 at the age of 69. Still, when long time friends like Todd McFarlane and Rob Liefield visited him while he was unwell earlier this year, he was energetic enough to offer positive messages to the fans and creators.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

M Malls Goes Pokémon-Themed at Christmas, So You Gotta Catch 'Em All


Have you ever watched Youtube videos of the Evee and Pikachu dance in Japan and wished that there will be a similar one here in Red Dot Island? Well, your Christmas wish will come true at M Malls' shopping centres AMK Hub, Jurong Point and Thomson Plaza from 16 November to 26 December!

The malls will celebrate the holidays with a Pokémon-themed Christmas, complete with installations and decorations. The most kawaii segment of the celebration will be the mascot dance, with a debut appearance and performance by Eevee! A cuddly-huddle of 6 Pikachus and Eevees, as well as Santa Helpers will be making their rounds at all 3 malls to perform the dance, and shoppers will have the chance to take photos with them too!



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