Author: Richie A

Asian streaming leader iQIYI’s first local original Rampas Cintaku concluded its season with a resounding success of over 100M digital views, marking its position as the top local title that Malaysians are willing to pay for. This is a solid start for the OTT platform’s pipeline of local originals, paving the way for local originals to have substantial revenue stream potential for iQIYI in Malaysia. Based on the Asia Video Content Dynamics 2022 report, from January to July 2022, Malaysia recorded a total of 2.4 billion hours of video streamed. While OTT consumption in Malaysia has been dominated by English…

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The World’s Number 1 K-Pop Awards – 2022 MAMA Awards will be coming to you live via tvN. Enjoy the best of Korean entertainment exclusively on the channel (Astro CH395 & Astro Go and unifi tV CH211 & unifi playTV) on Tuesday, 29 November and Wednesday 30 November! You can also catch the star-studded Red Carpet from 3pm and Awards Ceremony from 5pm on both days. 2022 MAMA AWARDS The theme of the 2022 MAMA Awards is “K-POP World Citizenship” K-POP artistry and fandom are channelled as a force for good guided by a message of shared hope and empowerment.…

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Yellowstone has singlehandedly revived the interest in westerns. It’s prequel 1883 solidified that fact by being one of the most watched shows on Paramount+. Now, that universe is set to continue with 1923, and a new trailer has offered fans a first look. The story continues after the events of 1883, taking place 40 years after the Yellowstone prequel. It follows the Dutton family as they embark west before settling in Montana. 1923 will focus on the Dutton family’s next two generations as they struggle to survive historic drought, lawlessness and prohibition, and an epidemic of cattle theft; all battled…

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An exciting collaboration between Japanese director Miike Takashi and an all-star Korean cast, Disney+ Hotstar will premiere Connect on 7 December 2022. The series pits a serial killer against an immortal man who is determined to reclaim what is his. Following rave reviews at a public screening at Busan International Film Festival’s On Screen program, the highly anticipated Korean thriller Connect will debut all six episodes globally on December 7 only on Disney+ Hotstar. An Original series available exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar, the Korean series stars Jung Haein as Ha Dongsoo – a new type of immortal human known as…

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Guy Ritchie is back at doing what he does best in the new trailer for Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre.  In the film, super-spy Orson Fortune (Jason Statham) must track down and stop the sale of a deadly new weapons technology wielded by billionaire arms broker Greg Simmonds (Hugh Grant). Reluctantly teamed with some of the world’s best operatives (Aubrey Plaza, Cary Elwes, Bugzy Malone), Fortune and his crew recruit Hollywood’s biggest movie star Danny Francesco (Josh Hartnett) to help them on their globe-trotting undercover mission to save the world. Judging by the trailer of the new film, Ritchie is…

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The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific has announced the successful debut of “The Creative Experience”, an invitation-only exchange program that connects leading APAC storytellers with top executives and creatives from Disney’s key brands and studios. Created with the goal of sharing The Walt Disney Company’s almost-100-years of world-class storytelling experience with content creators from across the Asia Pacific region, “The Creative Experience” has given a select group of participants unprecedented access to some of the company’s most influential names through a series of exclusive live panels that provide invaluable insights into the creative processes of Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Animation…

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Be prepared for chaos and more plot twists in Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area Part 2, premiering 9 December only on Netflix. As the clock ticks down to the heist team’s grand escape, get a sneak peek of the action in the newly released main trailer. The revelation of an undisclosed traitor, counterattacks from the joint task force, as well as the involvement of a political circle who is willing to sacrifice the hostages have caused a stir among the heist team in the United Korea Mint. All eyes are on the Professor’s next move as he prepares…

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The anticipation is high for the return to Pandora this December. After all with Avatar being the highest grossing movie of all time, it’s sequel does come with some expected hype. To further fuel that interest, Disney has released the final Avatar: The Way Of Water trailer. Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, Avatar: The Way of Water begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and…

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Hoaxes are part and parcel of culture, fuelled no doubt by the media. One can’t help but recall how Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds radio broadcast, fooled many to believe earth was being invaded by aliens. Now, a new UK film uncovers the shocking truth behind one of the craziest internet hoaxes of all time. This is Lion vs The Little People. Believe it or not, in 2005, a hoax news post masquerading as a bonafide BBC news website article, announced a fight had taken place between a lion and an army of forty two fighting dwarfs. The hoax…

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HBO’s Emmy-winning anthology series The White Lotus, from Mike White is getting a season 3. The series will return for a third instalment following a new group of guests at another White Lotus property. The first instalment, which premiered July 2021 and was set in Hawaii, received 20 Emmy nominations across 13 categories and ten wins, the most wins of any program that year, including Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series. Season 2, set in Sicily, debuted on October 31 and will conclude on December 12. Its first episode has already been watched by more than 7.6 million viewers, and last…

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