GEEK OUT! STAR WARS: RON HOWARD CONFIRMED AS DIRECTOR OF HAN SOLO

Director Ron Howard has confirmed on Twitter that he will take over from the departed Phil Lord and Chris Miller to helm the Han Solo standalone movie.

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GEEK OUT! STAR WARS | IS THE HAN SOLO FILM IN TROUBLE AS DIRECTORS LEAVE?

The Hollywood Reporter has reported that the directors of the Star Wars standalone prequel of Han Solo – Phil Lord and Christopher Miller – have left the film over ‘creative differences’.

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GEEK OUT! JESSICA CHASTAIN TO PLAY LILANDRA IN DARK PHOENIX?

Last time Fox attempted an adaptation of the classic X-Men “Dark Phoenix” story, they royally screwed it up in X-Men: The Last Stand.

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GEEK OUT! ALIEN: COVENANT – PROMETHEUS SEQUEL REVEALED AS THE FIRST PART OF AN ALIEN PREQUEL TRILOGY. OH WHEN WILL WE EVER LEARN?

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Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

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FILM NEWS: INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN FOR UNBELYEEVABLE THE MUSICAL

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Well, it was inevitable! A spoof on Amos Yee!!

Some background – in September 2015, the parody sketch show Chestnuts was asked to remove the entire sketch called “Amos Yee The Musical” from its programme, in order to be granted the performing arts license by the Media Development Authority.

So, the troupe decided to make a mini-movie based on the sketch and also to get crowdfunding for the production.

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FILM NEWS: 24TH SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS IN LATE NOVEMBER

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Attending the SGIFF 2015 press conference, I was pleasantly surprised to come across many familiar faces and pleased as punch to discover that the Festival would feature a restored version of Eric Khoo’s Mee Pok Man (on its 20th anniversary) and a Singapore premiere of his latest opus, In The Room.

I have always wanted to me more involved in the indie film scene in Singapore and this event was deeply encouraging for me to keep at it. So expect some form of coverage here at Power of Pop.

In the meantime, check out what’s happening at SGIFF2015.