Wu Chun to visit Malaysia and Singapore

22 Nov – Taiwanese star, Wu Chun, who was known for being an ex-member of the Mandopop boy band, Fahrenheit, will be making an appearance in Southeast Asia, his next stops being Malaysia and Singapore this month.

The 32-year-old's visit is part of his promotional activities for his latest movie, "Magic To Win", with director Wilson Yip and producer Raymond Wong also making an appearance. The stars will be in Malaysia on Monday, 28 November, to meet the fans in Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur at 8pm, before moving on to Singapore the next day, 29 November.

This is not Wu Chun's first stop in Singapore. In September 2011, he was in the country to promote his movie, "My Kingdom". Fans can expect the same meet and greet for his "Magic To Win" promotional activities, with a Q & A session about movie, games, and the movie's launch.
Wu Chun, or Goh Kiat Chun, a Brunei-born Taiwanese who soared to fame with Fahrenheit in 2005, has also starred in many Taiwanese dramas such as "Hanazakari no Kimitachi he", "Romantic Princess", "Hot Shot", "Tokyo Juliet" and "Sunshine Angel". His first movie debut was "The Butterfly Lovers" in 2008.

His latest, "Magic To Win" tells the story of an alternate universe, where it constitutes of five elements, which are gold, wood, water, fire and earth. Hong Sum-Kwai (Raymond Wong), a university professor, while living a double life as the wizard of water of "Five Elements Wizardry", accidentally transfers his powers to his student, Macy (Karena). Soon, Macy finds herself entangled in an elemental power struggle.

The movie will be released in cinemas on 1 December in Malaysia and 8 December in Singapore.

HBO: Thrilla in Manila Documentary


HBO will pay tribute to the legacy of heavyweight great Joe Frazier, who passed away Nov. 7, with a special encore play of THRILLA IN MANILA, the compelling 2009 documentary chronicling the competition between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, widely considered the greatest rivalry in boxing history.  The 90-minute film will be seen THURSDAY, NOV. 10 (6:30-8:00 p.m. ET/PT).

            Other HBO playdate:  Sunday, Nov. 13 (5:30 p.m.)

            HBO Signature playdate:  Friday, Nov. 11 (4:30 p.m.)

THRILLA IN MANILA tells the story of the final Ali-Frazier fight in the searing heat of the Philippines through the eyes of Frazier – the “other man” in the ring.  The film is also available to subscribers at HBO On Demand® through Nov. 27.

An official selection of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and a Peabody Award winner, THRILLA IN MANILA chronicles one of the bitterest sports face-offs ever, recounting a tale of personal betrayal stoked by the racial politics of 1970s America.  Featuring archival footage and exclusive interviews with boxing insiders, including Ferdie Pacheco, Butch Lewis and Dave Wolf, as well as Imelda Marcos, former first lady of the Philippines, the documentary tells the story of two great fighters forever linked by three epic bouts, and looks at their final fight, considered the most brutal, from Frazier's perspective for the first time.

Directed by John Dower (“Once in a Lifetime:  The Extraordinary Story of The New York Cosmos”), THRILLA IN MANILA deftly tracks an extraordinary personal battle between two friends, and captures the poignant moment in the socio-cultural history of the country when they became American sports icons and legends.  While Ali was a symbol of the civil rights struggle and the anti-Vietnam War movement, Frazier was cast (some would say unfairly) as the symbol of the pro-war, conservative segment of American society.

In 1967, Ali was stripped of his heavyweight crown after refusing induction into the armed forces.  THRILLA IN MANILA shows how Frazier subsequently befriended Ali and supported the renewal of his boxing license and status, revealing the intense feelings of betrayal he felt after Ali returned to the ring in 1970 and subjected him to race-baiting attacks.

HBO Documentary Films and HBO Sports present A Darlow Smithson/IMG Media Company Production; narrated by Liev Schreiber; produced and directed by John Dower; executive producers, John Smithson and Elinor Day; executive producer for British Channel 4, Andrew Mackenzie; director of photography, Stephen Standen; editors, Nicholas Packer and Kate Spankie


The Official Entries for Metro Manila Film Festival 2011

MANILA, Philippines - The list of the official entries in the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) was released on Thursday.

The 7 films competing in the December festival are:

"Segunda Mano"
"Panday 2"
"My Househusband"
"Enteng ng Ina Mo"
"Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow"
"Shake, Rattle and Roll 13"
"Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story."

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