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THOR: TEASER TRAILER

I liked the 5-minute Comicon trailer that was leaked online months ago so it was a no-brainer to also like this official teaser trailer for next year’s Marvel Studio’s blockbuster of our fave Norse God of Thunder. The trailer basically shares the same opening sequence of Thor being questioned by Agent Coulsen (of SHIELD) before moving over to Asgard wherein Odin banishes Thor. We also see Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster, the Destroyer and Thor in full battle action. Those fight sequences look quite awesome, filled with Kirbyesque power! Yum.

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BEE GEES

BEE GEES In Our Own Time DVD (Eagle Rock)

I have been a Bee Gees fan for as long as I have been a lover of pop-rock music. I was hooked to them the moment I heard those wonderful songs on the soundtrack on the S.W.A.L.K. movie. So most of what is detailed in this latest documentary on Bee Gees history is nothing new to me. Except perhaps the TV clips of the very early days in Australia.

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SUCKER PUNCH

What to make of Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch? Well, based on the teaser trailer and this recently released featurette (see below), it looks like a geek’s wet dream. Combining every conceivable genre imaginable (you name it, Sucker Punch’s got it!), it comes across like a “something for everyone” deal. Of course, the cynics (you know who you are) will point to the film’s overwhelming stylized visual sheen and wonder if it’s nothing more than form over substance. Remains to be seen, I guess. Snyder has always been strong on the overall visuals but he is no slouch in the storytelling department either. So based on 300 and Watchmen, I am prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt. Sucker Punch will be released in March 2011.

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A PAGE OF MADNESS WITH THE OBSERVATORY

The National Museum of Singapore held a media preview for the screening of A Page of Madness/Kurutta Ippeiji, a Japanese silent movie from 1926, with original score written and performed by The Observatory. Frankly, I did not know what to expect. When I walked into the venue, The Observatory was seated in the “pit” so to speak in front of the screen. Then the lights went out…

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BEST OF 2010

Yes, it’s probably strange that I am making Cheating Sons‘ magnificent debut LP – Masters, Wives, Daughter – the album of 2010, when you consider that it will only be released in 2011! But hey, it’s the best collection of new music that I have heard in 2010 so it’s perfectly logical. Reviews to come and all that, expect great things from this amazing band in 2011.

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THE DARK KNIGHT DVD

The Dark Knight (Two-Disc Special Edition + Digital Copy)

The biggest movie of 2008 is worth watching more than once and you can do so now with the DVD release. This sequel to Batman Begins outdoes its predecessor in so many ways, that it’s easy to forget that Batman Begins was a great film in its own right. I’ve review the film elsewhere on Power of Pop but suffice to say that watching the film over again, one realizes that the the late Heath Ledger steals every single scene he is in.

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