Archive for November, 2008

Travel into the Mystical Land of Discworld

November 25, 2008

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Hogfather

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Synopsis

hogfather-21It’s the night before Hogswatch, usually a time of joy on Discworld. A night when overexcited children are kept awake by the thoughts of what presents they may find inside their stockings, once they are allowed to stop pretending to be asleep.

But this year, all is not right with the holiday season!hogfather-1

There have been some worryingly suspicious goings-on involving a member of Ankh-Morpork’s Assassins’ Guild, and the town’s already bustling criminal underworld is abuzz with dodgy deeds. The beloved Hogfather – the jolly bearer of glee and pork-related gifts for children everywhere – has vanished.

hogfather-7Suddenly, the stability of the Discworld’s entire mythical system is under threat. For if the children stop believing in the Hogfather, the sun will not rise upon Discworld again!
The fate of this magical time rests in the hands of a very motley group: A band of wizards headed up by a mystical university president named Mustrum Ridcully; a loyal manservant who goes by the name of Albert; a level headed governess called Susan Sto Helit; and her grandfather, who happens to be Death.hogfather-13

It will take some very extreme measures: Plans must be made, trolls must be fought, fairies must be rescued, and Death must take up the reins at the helm of the Hogfather’s abandoned sleigh, as the Hogfather, and more importantly, the holiday, is to be saved.

HO! HO! HO!

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Characters of Hogfather:

hogfather-14ALBERT
Death’s manservant & formerly ‘Alberto Malich the Wise’, Founder of the Unseen University.

Albert, previously known as Alberto Malich – one of the most powerful wizards of his time and founder of the Unseen University, tried to gain immortality by performing the Rite of AshkEnte backwards – he reasoned that a spell designed to bring Death to you, performed backwards, would keep him away from you. It worked, in a way, since Malich was sent to Death’s Domain, where Time does not flow the same as it does on the Discworld. Death decided to spare Albert and employs him now as his manservant. As Death’s trusted servant, he has to ensure Death gets away with the most difficult job on Hogswatch night, otherwise the sun may never shine tomorrow.

hogfather-15DEATH
The defeater of Empires, the Swallower of Oceans, the Thief of Years, the Ultimate Reality, the Harvester of Mankind, the Assassin against Whom No Lock Will Hold, the only friend of the Poor and the best doctor for the mortally wounded.

His face is frozen into a calcareous grin. His voice is felt rather than heard. He is seen only by cats, professional practitioners of magic and those who are about to die, or are already dead.
Despite rumour, he is not cruel. He is just terribly, terribly good at his job. It is said that he doesn’t get angry, because anger is an emotion and for emotions you need glands: however he does seem to be capable of a piece of intellectual disapproval, which has a very similar effect. He is a traditionalist who prides himself on his personal service, and, despite the absence of glands, can become depressed when this is not appreciated.

hogfather-16MUSTRUM RIDCULLY
Archchancellor of the Unseen University

Mustrum Ridcully, also known as Ridcully the Brown, became a Seventh Level wizard at the incredibly young age of 27 (there are eight levels of wizardry on the Discworld). He then quit the University to look after his family’s estates in the countryside, and it was to be another 40 years before he would return to the Unseen University and become its Archchancellor. He holds the view that if someone is still trying to explain something to him after about 2 minutes, it must be worth listening to, and if they give up earlier, it was not worth bothering him with in the first place.

hogfather-17MR.TEATIME

The Assassin’s Assassin

Mr Teatime is a student at the Assasins Guild, he prefers his surname to be pronounced TEH-AH-TIM-EH
Jonathon Teatime was taken into the Guild as a child because the administration took pity on him after he lost both his parents at an early age, they died in a tragic accident that occurred whilst leaning over his playpen. In any other case this might have been considered prescient. He is boyishly handsome, with blonde curly hair and a ready smile, but these features are hampered by his eyes; one of which is black glass, and the other is off-white, with a tiny, pinhole-sized pupil. Mr Teatime is, undoubtedly, a genius, but also sociopathic to an astonishing degree. His main problem seems to be that he sees things differently from other people, in that he sees other people as things.

hogfather-18SUSAN STO HELIT
Daughter of Mort and Ysabelle and Granddaughter of DEATH.

A self possessed and somewhat chilly woman, Susan has surprisingly inherited a few traits from her Grandfather, Death. Possessing a real knack for crowbars and monsters, she is attractive in a skinny way. While still young, she has an indefinable air of age about her, with her pure white hair that features a black streak down the middle. In Hogfather she works as a governess – a very effective one, due primarily to her rather special upbringing (her parents, although very caring, avoided the whole ‘magical childhood fantasy’ business in an ultimately useless effort to shield her from the influence of her Grandfather, Death). She can walk through walls when she really has to, and uses a tone of voice that somehow reaches inside of people and operates all the right switches – one of the many skills she’s going to need if she’s to have a chance of successfully saving the Hogfather and all things Hogswatch.

hogfather-19MR. SIDENEY

Student Wizard

Down-on-his luck wizard Sideney attended Gammer Wimblestone’s Dame School, where he was mercilessly bullied for having ringlets. Having failed at every spell he has ever performed, Sideney now owes Mustrum Ridcully a large amount of money, although the amount he has to pay back is unclear. Faced with chronic debt, Sideney joins Teatime’s merry band of assassins in order to pay off his debts as quickly as he can.

hogfather-20LORD DOWNEY
Head of the Assassins Guild

The current head of the Assassins’ Guild, Lord Downey is a kindly looking, distinguished older gentleman with white hair, and seemingly unflappable demeanor. However, evidence suggests that he is not quite as intelligent, or as in control as he appears – he was a bully at school, for instance. Allegedly, Lord Downey’s preferred method of inhumation is poisoning (poisonous peppermints are believed to be his specialty), although no deaths have ever been attributed to him. But it is suggested that this is probably due to the fact that he is very good at his job.

Director/Writer:Vadim Jean

Producers:Rod Brown, Ian Sharples

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hogfather-24‘Welcome to the Discworld.
It started out as a parody of all the fantasy that was around in the big boom of the early 1980s, then turned into a satire on just about everything, and even I don’t know what it is now. I do know that in that time there has been at least four people promoted as “new Terry Pratchetts” so for all I know I may not even still be me..’~ Terry Pratchett – Author

“Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom.” – Death

“ Do you have many friends, Mr Sydeney? I don’t have many… Don’t seem to have the knack… Then again, I don’t seem to have any enemies either.” – Teatime

“You were the kind of kid who couldn’t see the difference between throwing rocks at a cat and setting it on fire.” – Susan

The truth may be out there, but lies are inside your head.” – Terry Pratchett

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Travel along the West

November 21, 2008

highways-2Highways

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At semester’s end, a college guy’s bulletin board notice produces four passengers – two male; two female – to share a ride “west”. Soon after departure, a lady hitchhiker comes aboard and, needless to say, this variety of personalities results in a hodge-podge of interactions: mostly humorous, but some quite deep. Behaviors are additionally stimulated by getting lost; a car breakdown; and the appearance of somebody’s “other half”.

Cast:
Sean King
Lucy Reeves
Paul Slamon

Director: Sean King

Producer: Michael Brillantes
 
Genre: Comedy

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© 1995 Initial Entertainment Group 
Sources: imdb.com, hkflix.com

About WOWtv

WOWtv is a leading US-based broadband entertainment provider, streaming an extensive library of video content to internet savvy youths and young adults throughout Asia. Some of the programs that are available from WOWtv’s Singapore website include the latest fashion programs from Video Fashion New York, popular Korean drama series, top-notch BBC documentaries and dramas, and much more. WOWtv is also in the midst of expanding their offering to include social networking and user-generated content functions and is planning for more exciting new features such as offering music online and E-commerce in the near future. WOWtv is truly the all inclusive platform for the internet savvy youths and young adults of today to gather, entertain themselves with videos, music, shopping, share their own creations and network with others. Click HERE to visit WOWtv Singapore now.

From the Future Comes a New Prophet

November 19, 2008

freedom-deep-3Freedom Deep

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In the year 2018, a poet named Liam finishes writing a new kind of ‘bible’, and becomes a future prophet. He journeys back to the remnants of civilization to reveal his work to the world. The story returns to present day, where Liam is at the age of ten. It shows how his talents are nurtured and developed under the guidance of his mentor ‘Kurt Cobain’. It is clear that Liam’s journey is not only made in the future, but began while he was young.

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Cast:
Peter Benson
Oliver Dutton
Charles Wood

Directors:
Aaron Stevenson
Rand Alexander

Genre: Fantasy

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Sources: imdb.com, movies.yahoo.com, atlanticdvd.com.au

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WOWtv is a leading US-based broadband entertainment provider, streaming an extensive library of video content to internet savvy youths and young adults throughout Asia. Some of the programs that are available from WOWtv’s Singapore website include the latest fashion programs from Video Fashion New York, popular Korean drama series, top-notch BBC documentaries and dramas, and much more. WOWtv is also in the midst of expanding their offering to include social networking and user-generated content functions and is planning for more exciting new features such as offering music online and E-commerce in the near future. WOWtv is truly the all inclusive platform for the internet savvy youths and young adults of today to gather, entertain themselves with videos, music, shopping, share their own creations and network with others. Click HERE to visit WOWtv Singapore now.

Meet the Daughters of Yemanja…

November 18, 2008

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Daughters of Yemanja

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A Finnish young woman travels to tropical Rio de Janeiro to search for her estranged sister after she learns from her brother-in-law that the sister mysteriously disappeared two months before. Sini is determined to find her sister and meets brother-in-law Jorge in Brazil. She rebuffs his advances and instead gets involved with Jorge’s black gardener Tiago. The new lovers continue investigating and end up looking at a corpse in a morgue. Fortunately, it later turns out not to be Sini’s sister, who is still very much alive.

Cast:
Petra Karjalainen
Lui Mendes
Anselmo Vasconcelos
Eeva Tikka

Director:
Pia Tikka

Producer:
Mika Kaurismaki

Genre: Comedy

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© 1995 Marianna Films
Sources: movies.yahoo.com, movies.nytimes.com

About WOWtv

WOWtv is a leading US-based broadband entertainment provider, streaming an extensive library of video content to internet savvy youths and young adults throughout Asia. Some of the programs that are available from WOWtv’s Singapore website include the latest fashion programs from Video Fashion New York, popular Korean drama series, top-notch BBC documentaries and dramas, and much more. WOWtv is also in the midst of expanding their offering to include social networking and user-generated content functions and is planning for more exciting new features such as offering music online and E-commerce in the near future. WOWtv is truly the all inclusive platform for the internet savvy youths and young adults of today to gather, entertain themselves with videos, music, shopping, share their own creations and network with others. Click HERE to visit WOWtv Singapore now.

Lights, Camera, Action!

November 13, 2008

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Little Fame

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They spent almost their whole life going for auditions and singing competitions.  All they want is just a chance to go on air and sing.  This is a story of how a good voice and convincing personality can save an entire family.  We follow the lives of 2 girls, Jessica and Melanie, where singing is in their blood and the song is their language.  Why is it that almost everyone can sing so well?  This is a documentary that goes into the heart of the Filipino community as the children sing their way out of poverty.

Executive Producer: Ong Hee Yah
Location: Philippines

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©2008 Caldecott Productions International
Source: caldecottproductions.com

About WOWtv

WOWtv is a leading US-based broadband entertainment provider, streaming an extensive library of video content to internet savvy youths and young adults throughout Asia. Some of the programs that are available from WOWtv’s Singapore website include the latest fashion programs from Video Fashion New York, popular Korean drama series, top-notch BBC documentaries and dramas, and much more. WOWtv is also in the midst of expanding their offering to include social networking and user-generated content functions and is planning for more exciting new features such as offering music online and E-commerce in the near future. WOWtv is truly the all inclusive platform for the internet savvy youths and young adults of today to gather, entertain themselves with videos, music, shopping, share their own creations and network with others. Click HERE to visit WOWtv Singapore now.

The Story of Human Trafficking

November 11, 2008

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Trafficking – Demand & Supply

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Child trafficking has been a problem for over three decades. Millions of children – boys and girls – have been subjected to untold abuse and shame. Our story reveals three kinds of trafficking that is still prevalent: direct kidnapping of children from their parents, use of trickery to con young girls into prostitution and lastly, a ‘voluntary’ entrapment – a form of trafficking that comes in the guise of legal marriages.

Executive Producer: Ong Hee Yah
Location: Indonesia

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©2007 Caldecott Productions International
Source: caldecottproductions.com

About WOWtv

WOWtv is a leading US-based broadband entertainment provider, streaming an extensive library of video content to internet savvy youths and young adults throughout Asia. Some of the programs that are available from WOWtv’s Singapore website include the latest fashion programs from Video Fashion New York, popular Korean drama series, top-notch BBC documentaries and dramas, and much more. WOWtv is also in the midst of expanding their offering to include social networking and user-generated content functions and is planning for more exciting new features such as offering music online and E-commerce in the near future. WOWtv is truly the all inclusive platform for the internet savvy youths and young adults of today to gather, entertain themselves with videos, music, shopping, share their own creations and network with others. Click HERE to visit WOWtv Singapore now.

Off the Streets at Age 6

November 10, 2008

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Fagin and Oliver – The Asian Twist

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They started working on the streets at a mere six years of age. They left the warmth and familiarity of their village life, to follow strangers into a hostile city environment to find work, so as to support themselves and send money back to mum and dad. We go into the lives of the street children of Indonesia – Fitri, Robin, Nina and the rest of their friends, to get a feel of the lives they lead on the streets. This is an amazing story of survival- the child. Their innocence, courage and determination to survive amidst the odds against them, is a reflection of the same in us, except that we have forgotten. Celebrate the child in us with this story.

Executive Producer: Ong Hee Yah
Location: Indonesia

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Sichuan TV Festival, Gold Panda Awards for Asian Documentary

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©2006 Caldecott Productions International
Source: caldecottproductions.com

About WOWtv

WOWtv is a leading US-based broadband entertainment provider, streaming an extensive library of video content to internet savvy youths and young adults throughout Asia. Some of the programs that are available from WOWtv’s Singapore website include the latest fashion programs from Video Fashion New York, popular Korean drama series, top-notch BBC documentaries and dramas, and much more. WOWtv is also in the midst of expanding their offering to include social networking and user-generated content functions and is planning for more exciting new features such as offering music online and E-commerce in the near future. WOWtv is truly the all inclusive platform for the internet savvy youths and young adults of today to gather, entertain themselves with videos, music, shopping, share their own creations and network with others. Click HERE to visit WOWtv Singapore now.

Come Close to the Untouchables

November 10, 2008

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The Untouchables

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They live in ghettoes and do menial jobs. They live in constant fear of being publicly humiliated, paraded naked, beaten and raped. They are not allowed to drink from the same wells as the upper castes or drink from the same cups at tea stalls. 138 million of them live like this everyday. They are the Dalits or the Untouchables of India. Untouchability was outlawed in 1955 but it still exists as a social institution in Indian society. This is a powerful documentary about one Dalit woman’s crusade against the atrocities to fellow human beings who are entrapped within their own caste. Meet Ruth Manorama, winner of the Right to Livelihood Award or the Alternate Nobel Peace Prize, and watch her story from inside the ghettoes of the untouchables.

Executive Producer: Ong Hee Yah

Location: India

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*Only available for online viewers in Singapore
©2007 Caldecott Productions International
Sources: caldecottproductions.com

About WOWtv

WOWtv is a leading US-based broadband entertainment provider, streaming an extensive library of video content to internet savvy youths and young adults throughout Asia. Some of the programs that are available from WOWtv’s Singapore website include the latest fashion programs from Video Fashion New York, popular Korean drama series, top-notch BBC documentaries and dramas, and much more. WOWtv is also in the midst of expanding their offering to include social networking and user-generated content functions and is planning for more exciting new features such as offering music online and E-commerce in the near future. WOWtv is truly the all inclusive platform for the internet savvy youths and young adults of today to gather, entertain themselves with videos, music, shopping, share their own creations and network with others. Click HERE to visit WOWtv Singapore now.

See the Voiceless Vision of Indonesian Society

November 7, 2008

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Voiceless Art

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One uses his head as his inspiration to paint. Another sees art in poor people. Yet another has created his best art after being held in house arrest. Three very different and highly talented men show us their world through their paintings of Indonesian society, underscoring the amazing artistic talents of this country. This documentary literally paints a picture of Indonesia that takes you away from earthquakes, tsunamis and floods. It’s art by the common man about the small people.

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Director:Marcel Hartawan
Executive Producer: Ong Hee Yah
Location: Indonesia

US International Film & Video Festival 2007
First Place – Gold Camera Award

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©2007 Caldecott Productions International
Source: caldecottproductions.com

About WOWtv

WOWtv is a leading US-based broadband entertainment provider, streaming an extensive library of video content to internet savvy youths and young adults throughout Asia. Some of the programs that are available from WOWtv’s Singapore website include the latest fashion programs from Video Fashion New York, popular Korean drama series, top-notch BBC documentaries and dramas, and much more. WOWtv is also in the midst of expanding their offering to include social networking and user-generated content functions and is planning for more exciting new features such as offering music online and E-commerce in the near future. WOWtv is truly the all inclusive platform for the internet savvy youths and young adults of today to gather, entertain themselves with videos, music, shopping, share their own creations and network with others. Click HERE to visit WOWtv Singapore now.

 

Learn from the French Odyssey

November 7, 2008

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Rick Stein’s French Odyssey

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rick-stein-french-odyssey-1Starting at the mouth of the mighty Girdone River in Bordeux, award-winning chef Rick Stein embarks on a trip that everyone would love to take – along the rivers of Southern France, sampling the local culinary delights on the way. In this series, Rick’s new home is called Rosa – an eighty-year-old, hundred foot long barge which has been doing the trip for the best part of thirty years. The barge’s captain, Bernard, is a good man to have aboard, not least because he knows the best bars, wine producers and restaurants along the 800 kilometre journey.

Rick is on a gastronomic odyssey to find all the glorious food and wine that France can offer – from eels in cider and buckwheat galettes to entrecôte bordelaise and shad grilled over vine trimmings, sarladaise potatoes fried in duck fat with garlic and parsley, snails Languedoc style and La Bourride, and an epic Bouillabaisse at L’Epuisette a restaurant on La Corniche in Marseille.rick-stein-french-odyssey-3

Rick introduces his French Odyssey with a diary where he conjures up visions of long hot French afternoons spent sipping wine in the sunshine over a lazy lunch, “Beauduc is a smudge on the map somewhere between the Mediterranean and a network of etangs, the salt-water lagoons that are all part of Rhone delta. There’s a restaurant there called Chez Jou Jou, which is any seafood lover’s dream: tellines with aioli as a starter, then loup de mer as the main course – I don’t know if there was any other choice, and I don’t care really – all washed down with copious quantities of ice-cold Picpoul de Pinet. Jack Nicholson’s been there, Dustin Hoffman’s been there, and now me.”

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“You’ve got to love Rick Stein. Unlike every other TV chef, he’s got no gimmicks, he doesn’t swear and he doesn’t slag off other telly cooks.” Scottish Daily Record

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©2005 BBC Worldwide.
Sources: lifestylefood.com.au, bbc.co.uk, rickstein.com

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WOWtv is a leading US-based broadband entertainment provider, streaming an extensive library of video content to internet savvy youths and young adults throughout Asia. Some of the programs that are available from WOWtv’s Singapore website include the latest fashion programs from Video Fashion New York, popular Korean drama series, top-notch BBC documentaries and dramas, and much more. WOWtv is also in the midst of expanding their offering to include social networking and user-generated content functions and is planning for more exciting new features such as offering music online and E-commerce in the near future. WOWtv is truly the all inclusive platform for the internet savvy youths and young adults of today to gather, entertain themselves with videos, music, shopping, share their own creations and network with others. Click HERE to visit WOWtv Singapore now.