Archive for December, 2008

The Parody of French and Saunders

December 29, 2008

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French and Saunders

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french-and-saunders-31French & Saunders is a British sketch comedy television show written by and starring BAFTA Award-nominee Dawn French and Emmy and BAFTA Award-winner Jennifer Saunders.

French & Saunders carried over six seasons and forty-six episodes up until late 2007. The show began humbly but immediately established its own niche as a spoof on other types of shows. In the first season it was set up to intentionally look like a low-budget variety show in which the two stars were constantly attempting grandiose stunts and often failing miserably.french-and-saunders-2

As the series progressed and ratings skyrocketed the duo received higher and higher budgets with which to create elaborate parodies of mainstream culture. These ranged anywhere from recreations of films to spoofs on popular music artists. Certain spoken phrases and sight gags that referenced previously-performed sketches (often from years before) were incorporated for loyal fans. Another unique aspect to the show is that it was permeated by a sense of awareness at all times that the viewer was actually watching a parody. Unlike many parodies that are done in a straightforward manner for effect, French & Saunders uses the viewer’s awareness of what is going on to further stretch out the joke.

Cast of French & Saunders:
Jennifer Saunders
Dawn French

Directors:
Bob Spiers
Kevin Bishop
Geoff Posner
Ed Bye
John Birkin
Tristram Shapeero

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Dawn: Listen, I really don’t want you to take this personally or think that I’m being cruel or unkind, but you’re really just a hideous, talentless bitch with a foul attitude, aren’t you?
Jennifer: Well, thanks to you AND your mother.

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© 2007 BBC Worldwide
Source: en.wikipedia.org

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.

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The Village H.E.L.P.

December 24, 2008

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The Village H.E.L.P. – Land For The People

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A story about the universal human struggle against the odds of nature and against one’s self, just so the cycle of poverty can be broken. Can the cycle of the poverty be broken? The answer is yes. The Village H.E.L.P. is one such story about how a village in Indonesia decided to heal its environment and liberate its people from years of poverty. The villagers are musically talented and good in making things out of rejected rattan. How can they turn these skills into a village economy so as to create a self-sustaining business? What are the life-changing decisions they have to make for this to happen? This is a story of that human struggle against all odds.

Executive Producer: Ong Hee Yah
Location: Indonesia

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©2008 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.

Why Icarus Can’t Fly

December 22, 2008

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Why Icarus Can’t Fly

 

Watch Caldecott Productions’ documentary “Why Icarus Can’t Fly” now on WOWtv! Click HERE for more information.

 

This is an insightful journey into the finer details of how living things fly. We take the viewers through the flying styles and patterns of the oldest flyer in the world – the dragonfly, moving on to arguably the most beautiful insect flyer – the butterfly and then we look into the bumblebee myth – is it true that bees, technically, cannot fly? For our feathered friends, we look at the good flyer – the eagle; the poor flyer – the chicken and the no-flyer – the kiwi bird.

 

Although aeroplanes and helicopters have been modeled after birds and insects’ flight characteristics, the origin of flight remains a mystery to scientists and paleontologists worldwide. This story seeks to elucidate the secrets and wonders of flight.

 

Executive Producer: Ong Hee Yah

Location: Singapore

Watch Caldecott Productions’ documentary “Why Icarus Can’t Fly” now on WOWtv! Click HERE for more information.

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©2008 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.

 

 

Existence of the X Creatures

December 19, 2008

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The X Creatures

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The X Creatures was a television documentary series made by the BBC in 1998, which was broadcast in 1999 on BBC 1. It was presented by Chris Packham, and examined the possibility of the existence of cryptozoological creatures. Its name was a pun on the popular fictional television show, The X-Files. Each involved Chris Packham travelling to a certain place on Earth where the creature supposedly exists, and examining eye witness accounts, as opposed to searching for the creature.

Episodes

x-creatures-3Yeti, Myths & Men – This episode looked at two hominid cryptids – the Yeti, also known as the Abominable Snowman from the Himalayas, and then the Orang Pendek from Sumatra.

x-creatures-2Alien in the Abyss – This episode looked at a creature that is known to exist, despite the fact that at the time so little was known about it – the Giant Squid.

x-creatures-4Loch Ness: Fathoming the Monster – A look at the legendary Loch Ness Monster from Loch Ness in Scotland. It also looks at the existence of a giant lizard – Megalania in Australia.

x-creatures-1Shooting the Bigfoot – A look at Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch of North America. In particular, there was an attempt to debunk the Patterson-Gimlin film.

x-creatures-5Big Cats in a Little Country – A look at the existence of big cats in the wild of England.

Narrator:
Chris Packham

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© 1998 BBC Worldwide
Sources: en.wikipedia.org

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.

Do You Know What Not to Wear?

December 18, 2008

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What Not to Wear

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bbc-what-not-to-wear-1What Not to Wear originated on BBC Two in 2001, hosted by fashion gurus Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine who also co-authored several fashion books based on the show. The first ever episode was broadcast on 29 November 2001.

Every episode features an “ambush” style confrontation and makeover of a woman, and sometimes a man who has been nominated by their friends as particularly unfashionable. The subject has their current fashion sense evaluated. The presenters take particular regard to the participant’s body-shape and self-image (with the help of a 360 degree mirror cabinet) and determine what will work best for them. bbc-what-not-to-wear-4

The participant is then given £2000 to go shopping for a new wardrobe, which is supposed to be in accordance with the advice they have been given. Although they are free to spend how they wish, they are spied upon and counselled on the ways of fashion by the show’s two hosts.

Trinny and Susannah were often known for their tactile behaviour with the participants and for frequently referring to breasts as “tits”. They were also renowned for their direct comments on the show, where Trinny’s comments have reduced some participants to tears, and Susannah once spontaneously pulled a female candidate’s underwear down during filming as her knicker line was visible.

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Watch BBC’s original “What Not to Wear” now for free online on WOWtv! Click HERE for more information.

*Only available for online viewers in Singapore
© 2005 BBC Worldwide.
Sources: en.wikipedia.org

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.

Santa’s Sexy Secret

December 16, 2008

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Santa’s Sexy Secret

This season, WOWtv Treats will be giving out exciting gifts to all the WOWtv members. Just visit WOWtv and find out what sexy secret Santa is hiding this Christmas and win attractive prizes! Click HERE for more information.

Glitz. Glamour. Drama.

December 16, 2008

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World Fashion Tour

Twice a year, year after year, fashionistas rejoice as the world’s brightest design minds unveil their newest masterpieces for the Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter collections. World Fashion Tour is a front-row ticket to the glitz and glamour that is Fashion Week in New York, London, Milan, and Paris. It’s all about the red carpets and runways, press conferences and interviews. Go backstage and see the magic happen.

VF World Tour Autumn/Winter 2007/08 New York Vol. 12#1

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In this issue of World Fashion Tour, designer Francisco Costa gives a nod to Elizabeth Taylor in Butterfield 8 with a Calvin Klein collection that adds a modern dimension to the sexy secretary archetype. At Chado Ralph Rucci, Rucci continues to develop the intricate couture techniques that define his elegant garments. The prismatic colors of the Aurora Borealis give a playful edge to the sleek silhouettes at Cynthia Rowley. Turning to the Anne Klein archives for direction, Isabel Toledo delivers a revived vision for the label with a winter collection of “Couture Haberdashery.”

Watch Video Fashion’s “World Tour Autumn/Winter 2007/08 New York” now for free online on WOWtv! Click HERE for more information.

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© 2008 Video Fashion Network
Sources: videofashion.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.

Against All Hope

December 12, 2008


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Against All Hope

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“I want to kill myself but I’m too afraid to do it.”

Michael Madsen appears in his first film role as Cecil Moe, an alcoholic who finally hits bottom when his family leaves him. Filled with despair, Moe decides to turn to God for help. Opening up a phone book, Moe looks up the number of a preacher, and calls him as a last resort. Torn apart by depression, addiction, and a traumatic childhood, Moe’s last chance lies in this preacher, and ultimately, in his Christian faith.

Cast of Against All Hope:
Michael Madsen
Maureen McCarthy
Cecil Moe
Rex Flores
Tim Joosten

Director:
Edward McDougal

Producer:
Cecil Moe

Watch the movie “Against All Hope” now for free online on WOWtv! Click HERE for more information.

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© 1982 Brink Films
Sources: movies.yahoo.com, imdb.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.

Santa is Coming to Town!

December 11, 2008

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Christmas Evil

“Better Watch Out… Better Not Cry… Or You May DIE!”

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Widely recognized as the best of the Christmas horror efforts, Christmas Evil is the story of a boy who loves Christmas. He is scarred as a boy when he learns that Santa is not real. Throughout the rest of his life, he tries to make the Christmas spirit a reality. He became a toy maker, obsessed with the behavior of children and the quality of the toys he makes. After learning of his company’s corporate greed, the resulting snap causes him to go on a yuletide killing spree dressed as Santa, to complete this dark comedic horror.

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Cast of Christmas Evil:
Brandon Maggart
Jeffrey De Munn
Dianne Hull
Raymond J. Barry
Kathie Lee Gifford 

Director:
Lewis Jackson

Producer:
Edward R. Pressman

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Watch the Christmas horror movie “Christmas Evil” now for free online on WOWtv! Click HERE for more information.

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© 1980 Pan American Pictures
Sources: movies.yahoo.com, imdb.com, en.wikipedia.org

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 Journey of a Sacred Heart

December 10, 2008

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Sacred Hearts

“Within every family there are secrets. Within every life there are choices. Within every heart there is something sacred.”

Watch the movie “Sacred Hearts” now for free online on WOWtv! Click HERE for more information.

Seventeen-year-old Elizabeth is on the cusp of adulthood. This humble independent drama chronicles her journey to womanhood and the discovery of real life. It is set during the summer, and Elizabeth does have a lot to deal with. Her mother suffers a mental breakdown and has just entered a hospital to recover, while her father, a college professor, begins an affair with a student. Meanwhile, Elizabeth tries to cope with her first job working as a lifeguard and with the tumultuous emotions she feels for a handsome young tennis instructor–her first serious love affair.

Cast of Sacred Hearts:
Kelly Fritz
Douglass Hubbell
Marlene May
Jeremy Beck
Wendy Jewell 

Director:
Patrick O’Connor

Producer:
Brennan Dicker
Margaret McMullen

Genre: Drama

Watch the movie “Sacred Hearts” now for free online on WOWtv! Click HERE for more information.

*Only available for online viewers in Singapore
© 1995 American Mongrel
Sources: movies.yahoo.com, imdb.com, artistdirect.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.