Sunday, January 26, 2020

Daniel Radcliffe is a Medieval Prince in Miracle Workers: Dark Ages, Premieres 29 January 2020 on Warner TV Asia!

For those whose head canon consists of Daniel Radcliffe being a prince, your wish has been granted!

In “MIRACLE WORKERS: DARK AGES”, Daniel Radcliffe returns to the anthology series created by humourist Simon Rich, together with cast mates Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Viswanathan, Karan Soni, Jon Bass, and Lolly Adefope. The series premieres on 29 January 2020 at 10:40 PM, and will air weekly, on every Wednesday, via Warner TV (Star Hub TV CH. 515 and Singtel TV CH. 306).

It is the medieval times, and a group of peasants are trying to cope with the "extreme income inequality, poor healthcare, and widespread ignorance", not to mention the danger of being publicly killed in the village square for any small reason. Meanwhile, the insipid Prince tries to live up to his ancestors' badassery and bloodlust, except that all he is really interested in are his ducks. Yep, you read it right. Ducks.

Check out the “MIRACLE WORKERS: DARK AGES” trailer here:

Judging from the teaser, "DARK AGES" is chockful of absurd, meta moments, especially when one compares these to how political events are unfolding in the current times. Absurdity is already becoming a norm. Daniel Radcliffe continues to prove how adept he is with goofy, quirky characters. And as for Steve Buscemi, the actor is always a scene stealer. This season also includes Peter Serafinowicz as the bloodthirsty King.

If you are new to “MIRACLE WORKERS”, see if you can catch the first season based on Simon Rich's book “What in God's Name”, about an inefficiently run Heaven Inc, which would remind most of us about our own workplace.

The same primary cast took on different roles in this season, with Steve Buscemi as an illiterate slacker God who is weary about humanity and decides to destroy Earth to start a fusion restaurant. Daniel Radcliffe shows off his comedic timing playing a timid yet diligent low-level angel named Craig Bog who works in the Department of Answered Prayers. The team of heavenly beings include Karan Soni as ambitious but effective arch angel-executive Sanjay Prince, and Geraldine Viswanathan is Eliza Hunter, a newly transferred angel who is determined to stop God from destroying the Earth by making a couple fall in love.

Red Dot Diva felt that the humour did not quite land in Season 1, but the talented cast is what you should be looking out for. Hopefully, the writers have tightened up their story-telling, so that "DARK AGES" will have even funnier and more astute observations to offer. There are some hilarious scenes shown in the trailer, especially the one about education in the Dark Ages, so Red Dot Diva thinks the series is still worth a watch!

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Concept Trailer Launched for Singapore Superhero Series, Sacred Guardian Singa!

Soon, Red Dot Island will have another superhero to call our own! And, he is even more awesome than VR Man. His name is Sacred Guardian Singa, and he possesses great power from an ancient source of local and South-East Asian origins.

Sacred Guardian Singa is a passion project by Basil Yeo, Gan Meng Yeow and Aydeel Djoeharie, the founders of tokuAsia. tokuAsia first started out as a community built to foster the appreciation tokusatsu entertainment, which includes the likes of Godzilla and Kamen Rider. Their love for tokusatsu movies has inspired them to do a fan movie for many years, and finally, they worked together with other equally dedicated team members and partners, to bring a Red Dot Island version of a tokusatsu superhero to life via a recently formed company tokuAsia Pictures LLP.

A comic book called SACRED GUARDIANS about the origin of Sacred Guardian Singa and his past lives will be launched this year through Asiapac Books. It will be written by Aydeel Djoeharie with illustrations by Alan Bay. And of course, a Sacred Guardian Singa live action series is expected to be developed by end-2020.

For now, the co-founders of tokuAsia are excited to share the Sacred Guardian Singa concept trailer to fans out there:
We are thrilled to finally be able to present the concept trailer for Sacred Guardian Singa to the entire world. It was always our vision to develop a superhero story that resonates with who we are and our place in this world, yet contains enough universal themes that will appeal to someone living on the other side of the globe,” said Basil Yeo, CEO of tokuAsia Pte. Ltd.

The concept trailer gives our audience an idea of the flavour of the Sacred Guardians brand, and the quality that they can expect as we continue to develop the pilot episode, with a view of making a full series by year end. With the incredible level of talent we have on-board the project, and the amazing support that we have received from our partners and the community, we are very confident that we can take the brand to the next level,” said Aydeel Djoeharie, COO of tokuAsia Pte. Ltd.

Red Dot Diva watched the Sacred Guardian Singa trailer when it premiered at Singapore Comic Con last December. She appreciated how the trailer managed to show a Red Dot Island heart at its core, with relatable South-East Asian faces, recognisable accents, well choreographed fight scenes, and an appealing superhero costume (love the white and gold aesthetic and that lion headgear design!).

**For the non-locals, Singa means lion in Sanskrit. It is where the name Singapore comes from, which means Lion City.


In the upcoming live action series, the mantle of Sacred Guardian Singa has fallen on a young man called Ryan Leong (played by the super charming, uber cute Singaporean actor/ stuntman Kasimir Poh Cieslak). Ryan has to battle his own desires and his destiny, in order to defend humanity against an evil cult. The leader of this cult has been imprisoned within the legendary Crown of Nila Utama, and if they are able to free him ... dun dun dun... Save us, Sacred Guardian Singa!

Kasimir Poh Cieslak as Ryan Leong

The other cast members include actors Dorothy Leong as Inspector Yvonne Chan, Sherly Devonne Ng as Ling, and Kris Mavericko as Dr. Sam Patel/ Dr. Grulin. (Red Dot Diva has to say, somehow Kris Mavericko's performance in the trailer reminds her of Sendhil Ramamurthy's Bloodwork in CW's The Flash.)

Dorothy Leong as Inspector Yvonne Chan

Kris Maverico as Dr. Sam Patel

It has been awhile since there was a character that felt culturally “like home”, so Red Dot Diva will be actively following the progress of this exciting project.

To get on board the fanship early for superhero Sacred Guardian Singa, here are his social media links. He interacts with this fans often, so go and give the superhero some love!

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Adam Driver Thanks Star Wars Fans Who Raised Over USD 54,000 for Arts in the Armed Forces

Actor Adam Driver, the talented man behind Kylo Ren/ Ben Solo in the latest Star Wars trilogy, has thanked his fans for the GoFundMe fundraiser for Arts in the Armed Forces (AITAF). AITAF is a non-profit organisation founded by Adam Driver and his wife Joanne Tucker. The organisation aims to bring the experience of the arts to those who are serving or who have served in the military as well as to their family members.

Here's Adam Driver sending his thanks to fans.
Awwwwww....  He is just too precious.





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