Thursday, June 13, 2019

Pop & Watch with The Cartoon Network and Singtel TV, and meet the Powerpuff Girls on June 22 & 23

It's the school holidays, and here is a way to get the kids entertained and yet, give the family a chance to win a cool prize.

From now till 21 June, there is a pop-up TV channel on Singtel TV called Pop & Watch, by the Cartoon Network (StarHub TV Channel 316 and Singtel TV Channel 226), where you can watch weekly marathons of fan-favourite shows for free!

The shows that you will be able to binge on include re-runs, and never before seen episodes of shows like “We Bare Bears”, “The Powerpuff Girls”, “Ben 10” and more! Pop & Watch is also available on Singtel TV Go, and Singtel Cast mobile apps.


Pop Up and Watch The Powerpuff Girls and We Bare Bears this June Holidays with Singtel from TurnerPRAsiaPac on Vimeo.

And wait, there is more. Red Dot Diva is eager to let Powerpuff Girls' fans know that you can meet the trio at Singtel Comcentre  on June 22 and 23! The Powerpuff Girls will be all ready to snap those memorable selfies with their fans at 10.45 AM, 11.45 AM and 12.45 PM.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Blessed Be the Fight! Season 3 of The Handmaid's Tale Premieres 6 June, on HBO Go


The Handmaid's Tale” is an Emmy award-winning series that depicts a disturbing dystopian scenario during the rule of Gilead, a totalitarian state that has taken over what was once the United States of America.

In this era, when the environment is heavily polluted and birthrate is falling, women are treated as state property. Men make all the rules, and hold most of the power. The women have almost no rights. It is even considered heresy for them to read. Inevitably, following this imbalance, where competition is intense and there is little room to breathe, women tend to do cruel things to each other. In an effort to repopulate the earth again, the few women who are found to be fertile are forced into sexual servitude under a banner of religion, and are called Handmaids. 




The TV series created by Bruce Miller, is based on the best-selling book written by Margaret Atwood. Even though the book was published 34 years ago, it now more relevant than ever, with what is currently happening in a fractured USA. As the the recent ruling against abortion in Alabama, Ohio and Missouri shows, “The Handmaid's Tale” is no longer a metaphor - it is fast becoming a reality.

Season 3 of “The Handmaid's Tale” ups the ante as the resistance grows against the regime of Gilead. Offred (Elisabeth Moss), who has sacrificed her chance to escape, returns to fight back, with all the allies that she can garner, and with whatever means that she can muster. It is time for each and everyone to take a stand.

Cast members Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer, Amanda Brugel, Ann Dowd, O-T Fagbenie, Max Minghella, Samira Wiley and Bradley Whitford reprise their roles in Season 3 together with Elisabeth Moss, who plays Offred with such astonishing defiance and ferocity.

Red Dot Diva admits that it can be difficult to watch the ugly scenes that unfold during some of the episodes in “The Handmaid's Tale”. However, these are very same scenes that speak to her regarding her existence as a woman, and reminds her not to take the rights that she now have for granted. It is also a cry to continually make a stand for more freedom to be accorded to women, and for more barriers to be broken.



On 6 June, 3 episodes of “The Handmaid's Tale” will premiere in Asia, exclusively on HBO GO. A new episode of the 13-episode third season will premiere every subsequent Thursday. Red Dot Diva highly recommends that you watch the past two seasons before beginning with Season 3. All the episodes of Season 1 and 2 are available on the streaming platform for your binging needs.

For those who prefer a non-streaming platform, the series is also available on HBO On Demand.

 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Black Mirror Teases Return of Season 5 on Netflix , 5 June 2019


Emmy Award-winning science fiction anthology “Black Mirror” has released a teaser for its 5th season, which will premiere 5 June, exclusively on Netflix.

The inventive show, created by Charlie Brooker, consists of dark tales that unfold in a familiar, yet dystopian, technology-driven world set in the near future. It is this familiarity, the reflection of our basic human flaws, and the plausible scenarios depicted that provide viewers with an uncomfortable sense of paranoia.

Killer robotic dogs? With Boston Dynamics showing off the technological advances with their  animal-like bots... Yep! Totally possible. Dating apps that dictating your life, including how long you need to live with someone? Not too far away from reality. Same for people who are crazy... literally, off rocker insane, about raking Likes and approval on social media. With each episode, “Black Mirror” episode, the series takes you on a mostly satirical journey together with androids, augmented consciousness programs, neural implants and more.

In the upcoming season, there will be 3 new, mind-bending stories that star Anthony Mackie, Miley Cyrus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Topher Grace, Damson Idris, Andrew Scott, Nicole Beharie, Pom Klementieff, Angourie Rice, Madison Davenport and Ludi Lin.

Check out the new trailer:



If this is the first time you have heard of “Black Mirror”, there are already four season out in the wild, plus an interactive instalment called “Bandersnatch”. There is still some time to catch up all of them before the series take us all around the bend again!

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Official website: netflix.com/blackmirror






Thursday, May 9, 2019

It's X-Men Day on May 13th!

Gather your team - it's X-Men Day on May 13th!

This special international event marks the end of the X-Men film franchise by 20th Century Fox. The last movie of this franchise run will be “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”, starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Jessica Chastain and more. “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” opens locally at theatres on 5 June 2019.

To celebrate this occasion and the enduring support of the X-Men fanbase for the movies released in the last 10 years, there will be events happening all over the world, including various online activities. This include the debut of exclusive X-Men content, special events, and unexpected surprises for the loyal fans. This is going to be fun!

In addition, look out for hourly giveaways of “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” movie packs on TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX SG Facebook Page!

Advance tickets sales for “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” will also begin on X-Men Day. If you want to be the first bunch of X-Men fans to catch the movie, keep your eyes peeled on X-Men Movies (@XMenMovies) on social media!


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Watch the exciting latest trailer released for X-Men: Dark Phoenix



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Follow these Social Media accounts:

X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Official website: www.DarkPhoenix.com 
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/XMenMovies 
Twitter: www.Twitter.com/XMenMovies
Instagram: www.Instagram.com/XMenMovies 
Hashtag: #DarkPhoenixSG and #XMenDay

20th Century Fox SG 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/twentiethcenturyfoxsingapore 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fox_singapore


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The RDD Star Wars May the 4th and FCBD Contest Giveaway

Has it already been 9 years since Red Dot Diva first started blogging about pop-culture and her passion for geeky events? Time flies when you are having fun!



The RDD Facebook Page reached over 600 Likes last week! Yes, it took awhile to arrive at this number, as Red Dot Diva generally prefers a more subtle approach to self-promotion. The number of FB Likes may be small compared to all the influenzas influencers out there, but this achievement means a lot to her.

She would like to thank everyone for their interaction and support all these years. Hello, to the newbies who have recently discovered her blog and social media presence as well. Without a core audience, Red Dot Diva might as well be talking to a brick wall. So, A Very Big Thank You!

To commemorate these 600+ Likes, Red Dot Diva has an online contest to giveaway a combination of Star Wars related and Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) goodies! After all, this coming Saturday marks both May the 4th (Star Wars Day) and FCBD.

Join the contest by completing the following steps:

1. Follow Red Dot Diva on Twitter and/ or Facebook2. Share the contest post on your Twitter and/ or Facebook timeline. Please ensure that the post is public.
3. Answer the contest question below by posting in the Facebook post's comment box, or a tweet with a mention to @reddotdiva:

QUESTION -- What is the title for Star Wars Episode IX, and when is Free Comic Book Day?


Saturday, April 27, 2019

GnB Comics Announces Guest Artist Shane Davis at FCBD 2019

Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is held annually on the first Saturday in May. This year, the event falls on the same day as May the 4th, or Star Wars Day, which means, that the day is going to be jam-packed with geeky events held in various locations.

However, if you are not a mega Star Wars fan, and have not pre-ordered a FCBD pack from Kinokuniya, then Red Dot Diva says there is one place you have to go to collect your free comic books - local comic book store, GnB Comics. The day is also one of the best opportunities to get a friend or family member interested in reading comics.

GnB Comics hosts FCBD in the most festive and fun way. The lines may be long, but there are usually poster or pin giveaways for early birds, and photo booths for your Instagram snaps. Cosplayers also make their rounds to keep things lively, and there is a wide range of free comics for you to select.

Some of the comics are already listed on the event page, like “Earth's Mightiest Heroes: Avengers”, “Spawn”, “Riverdale”, “Stranger Things”, “Vampirella” and more.



For this year's FCBD, GnB Comics has announced artist Shane Davis as a special guest. Shane Davis is well-known as the co-creator and artist of DC Comics' “Superman: Earth One”. He was also involved with Justice League of America, “Green Lantern: Brightest Day”, and Marvel's “Deadpool vs X-Force”.

Shane Davis will be meeting comic book fans at the GnB store from 12 PM to 3 PM. This will be a great time to get your sketches or comic books signed!

Something to note about these special FCBD comics - they are not free for the retailers, who end up bearing the costs for promoting comics as a medium. When you are at the store on that day, do support the local business by purchasing an item or two. That would go a long way to in helping to keep the comic book store running for everyone's benefit!

There will definitely be more details about GnB's FCBD event rolling out this week. Just keep tabs on GnB's Facebook Event Page for more news as to how many comics are available for each person, what are the goodies given away, as well as any other side activities. And, remember to be there early on May the 4th to choose your desired comics!

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY
Where: GnB Comics, Blk 809 French Road Kitchener Complex #02-38
When: 4th May 2019
Time:
starting from 12 PM





Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Michelle Yeoh Joins the Avatar Sequel Movies

Michelle Yeoh has joined the cast of Avatar in the sequel movies! Her role will be of a scientist named Dr. Karina Mogue.

Avatar 2, the first of the sequel movies, is set to premiere in December 2020, with actors Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, CCH Pounder, Giovanni Ribisi and Joel David Moore from the first movie, as well as child actor Filip Geljo, Kate Winslet and David Thewlis.

Throughout her career, Michelle has always created unique and memorable characters. I look forward to working with Michelle to do the same thing on the Avatar sequels,” said James Cameron.

Michelle Yeoh is such a fan favorite, especially in this region, where she has flown the Malaysian flag high and shown how a talented actor is able to gain international recognition even with a Malaysian accent (very similar to the Singaporean one). Through her memorable roles in Hollywood, fans here feel represented to the world at large.


Currently, Michelle Yeoh has all the best snarky lines on CBS' scifi series “Star Trek Discovery” as the ousted Emperor Giorgiou, now an agent of a black ops called Section 31. There will a spin-off based on her character which expects to be released in 2020.

As for the big screen, Michelle Yeoh in her next movie Paul Feig's “Last Christmas”, together with Emilia Clarke and her "Crazy Rich Asians" on screen son, Henry Golding.


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