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Philippe: ‘People ask me why do I risk death?’

‘To me, this is LIFE’

Would you risk your life to achieve a near-impossible lifelong dream, even if everyone around you is against the idea?

On the 21st of October, let us join Joseph Gordon-Levitt as he walks on a tightrope 412 Metres above ground between the World Trade Center towers at the #NNPremiereScreening of #TheWalkMovie.


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 Synopsis:

Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.

Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) in TriStar Pictures' THE WALK.

Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan.

Philippe Petite (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) in TriStar Pictures' THE WALK.

Robert Zemeckis, the director of such marvels as Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Back to the Future, Polar Express and Flight, again uses cutting edge technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story.  With innovative photorealistic techniques and IMAX 3D wizardry, The Walk is true big-screen cinema, a chance for moviegoers to viscerally experience the feeling of reaching the clouds.

Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) in TriStar Pictures' THE WALK.

The film is a love letter to Paris and New York City in the 1970s, but most of all, to the Towers of the World Trade Center.

Philippe Petite (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) in TriStar Pictures' THE WALK.

Thanks to Sony Pictures Malaysia, Nuffnang will be giving away 23 pairs of exclusive passes! The details are as follows:

Date: 21st October 2015 (Wednesday)

Time: 8.45PM

Venue: GSC, 1 Utama

Here’s how you win these passes:

  1. Download Dayre from App Store (Apple) or Google Play Store (Android) and sign up for an account.
  2. Follow @nuffnangmy on Dayre.
  3. Answer the question below:

What is that one impossible dream that you want to achieve?

 (in not more than 50 words)

  1. Publish your answer on your Dayre. Don’t forget to tag us @nuffnangmy, thank Sony Pictures Malaysia followed by the hashtag #NNPremiereScreening and #TheWalkMovie.
  2. Remember to include your Dayre contest entry URL in the comment section below.

Contest closes on 16th October, 2015, 12PM.

But wait, the fun doesn’t stop here. We want to know what you think of the movie after watching it, so write us a review and stand a chance to win a pair VIP Passes to our next #NNPremiereScreening of your choice. Tweet us at @NuffnangMY and link us your blog post together with the hashtag #TheWalkMovie.

Good luck!

Terms and Conditions

  1. This contest is open to all Nuffnangers only.
  2. Please make sure to provide the day Dayre URL, not just your profile URL.
  3. Screening tickets/passes are NOT to be given away as prizes.
  4. RSVP is a must when you’ve received our invitation. Failure to do so will result in invites being passed on those in the waiting list.
  5. Terms & Conditions are subject to change at any time without prior notice.
Samantha Tew
Nuffnang Community Team

Hello Nuffnangers,

Wanna know what’s new? Malaysia’s first ever Night Run with lights and music, The Electric Run 2015 that happened on the 12th of September!

It was Malaysia’s Premier Night Time 5k fun run experience! We were really excited to be one of the participants for this pioneer event! We were specially invited by the all new ‘Tune Protect’ (previously known as Tune Insurance) to bring the night run to our Nuffnang Bloggerati Team as well as our community bloggers.  :)

Want to know what Electric Run was all about? Let’s go!

Have you ever wondered how it’s like to walk or even run at night? We did, with the aid of fluorescent lights and immersive tunes; through a 5km adventure!

Participants were encouraged to be as creative as possible with their outfits. Don’t let the public eye skew you away from who you are destined to be! By collaborating arts and fitness, there were no boundaries:D

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Tune Protect; the official Insurance partner for this unforgettable run had gracefully invited Nuffnang on board for a night of lights and music. Bloggerati Bobo Stephanie as well as her Churp Churp counterparts Freeze and Brian See were also there to run with us :)

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5km may sound like quite the distance. To us, at least! But with the combination of energy and dazzling lights, we shuffled our way through the course in no time.

Apart from that, we had bloggers from our Nuffnang Community who joined us and definitely brightened the mood that night. Nuffnang and Tune Protect would love to thank each and everyone of you for making time to join us for this fantastic event! Let’s share some of the pictures that we have from that night:

 

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Photo Credits: Kifli Mally with his Tune Protect Dice!

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Photo Credits: Ayue Idris the light instructor!

 

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Photo Credits: Sunshine Kelly showing off her medal!

Again, we want to thank everyone who attended and ran with us! Of course, we specially thank Tune Protect for inviting us!

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Did you know about the Tune TrIP Travel Insurance Plan? Click to find out more and know that Tune Protect will save you from the unexpected!

Also, some things are definitely more difficult to do than register for Tune Protect insurance as stated in the video below:

Finally, the day had to come to an end with pictures, pictures and more pictures! Go check them out here and here!

Cheers,

The Nuffnang Team

Jack Saw
Nuffnang Community Team

Hannah: “Nobody make a sound”

Champ: “Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!”

What if you woke up on a bright and sunny morning and your town was overrun by monsters?

Based on novel by R.L Stine, Nuffnang and Sony Pictures Malaysia are up for bringing you on an adventure to reveal the secret hidden in the house next door.

Be the first to catch Jack Black in his funny stunts at the #NNPremiereScreening of #GoosebumpsMovie on October 12th, 2015.

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Sypnosis:

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After moving into a small town, a teenage boy named Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) meets Hannah (Odeya Rush), his new neighbor.

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Hannah’s father, R. L. Stine (Jack Black) himself, writes the Goosebumps stories and keeps all the ghosts and monstersin the series locked up in his manuscripts like Slappy the Dummy, the Abominable Snowman, Will Blake’s werewolf form, the Giant Mantises, and the living lawn gnomes.

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Zach and his friend unintentionally open one of Stine’s books, leading to the release of every ghost and monster from the manuscripts. Now Zach, Hannah, and Stine team up in order to put the monsters back where they came from before they overrun the town and harm people.

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Thanks to Sony Pictures Malaysia, Nuffnang will be giving away 30 pairs of exclusive passes! The details are as follows:

Date: 12th October 2015 (Monday)

Time: 8.30PM

Venue: TGV, Sunway Pyramid

Here’s how you win these passes:

  1. Download Dayre from App Store (Apple) or Google Play Store (Android) and sign up for an account.
  2. Follow @nuffnangmy on Dayre.
  3. Answer the question below:

What kind of monster did you fear most when you were little? Why?

(in not more than 50 words)

  1. Publish your answer on your Dayre. Don’t forget to tag us @nuffnangmy, thank Sony Pictures Malaysia followed by the hash tags #NNPremiereScreening and #GoosebumpsMovie
  2. Remember to include your Dayre contest entry URL in the comment section below

Contest closes on 5th October, 2015, 12PM.

But wait, the fun doesn’t stop here. We want to know what you think of the movie after watching it, so write us a review and stand a chance to win a pair VIP Passes to our next #NNPremiereScreening of your choice. Tweet us at @NuffnangMY and link us your blog post together with the hashtag #GoosebumpsMovie.

Good luck!

Terms and Conditions

  1. This contest is open to all Nuffnangers only.
  2. Please make sure to provide the day Dayre URL, not just your profile URL.
  3. Screening tickets/passes are NOT to be given away as prizes.
  4. RSVP is a must when you’ve received our invitation. Failure to do so will result in invites being passed on those in the waiting list.
  5. Terms & Conditions are subject to change at any time without prior notice.
Jack Saw
Nuffnang Community Team

#NuffnangXSaturdayNightFever

After working together for #NuffnangXThriller earlier this year, Milestone and Nuffnang have come together again for the first international staging of a musical by Istana Budaya, the award-winning musical, Saturday Night Fever: The Musical Live in KL!

Organised by Milestone Production and supported by Malaysia Major Events, Saturday Night Fever: The Musical Live in KL ran from the 4th to 13th of September.

As the official social media partners, Nuffnang was invited to an exclusive pre-launch media meet and greet at the Johnny Rockets Restaurant in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, VIP seats and a backstage tour!

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This provided the best backdrop for a teaser and we managed to catch some one on one time with a few cast members, the gorgeous Jenna and handsome Nick.

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The main cast of the musical: Nick Varricchio as Double J, Jenna Rubbaii as Stephanie, and Brandon Rubendall as Tony Manero

Q: What is something our generation can take away from the story (of Saturday Night Fever)?

Jenna: It’s about young people and it’s about their wants in life, whether it be getting out of their small town and dreaming something bigger, or winning a dance competition. There are so many lessons relatable to our generation specifically and that’s why I love doing this musical more than anything because even though it’s from a different era, it’s still so relatable. Everyone goes through those phases of wanting something more, no matter what aspect of life it is, it could be relationships, it could be your family, your dreams and aspirations and that’s what this whole story is about. It’s about two young people fighting for what they in life. And that’s something that’s timeless.

Q: How does it feel to be a part of a musical off of a movie that defined an era?

Jenna: It feels absolutely incredible! It is a lot of pressure, but it is exciting because I am so passionate about the fact that it’s so relatable to our generation that I love I get to give a fresh spin but also keep it true to that era. It is a beautiful message. The story talks about family, romance, and friendship, every kind of relationship a person has in their life and as a young person, I still feel all the odes for any of those relationships. Every night I am so grateful for being able to go on stage and go through that.

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Jenna Rubbaii

Q: How much do you relate to Stephanie?

Jenna: (Laughter). I relate to her quite a bit but I also don’t. She is very feisty, I love playing her cause she has a lot of toughness, she stands up to the guys a lot. I don’t know, I’m a mix? I am probably a little more reserved than she is when it comes to that but I also know how to fight with the boys too. (Laughs adorably)

Q: Last and weirdest question ever. Have you ever danced your way out of a problem?

Jenna: Dance? Physically dance my way out of a problem? (Chuckles) I have not but that is a great idea. It is a wonderful idea! It puts a light on any situation and that’s another cool thing about the show. Everyone remembers the 70’s as being so fun with all the lights and the dancing and they think it is all fun but when you see it, it also deals with a lot of heavy subject matter. But the thing with dancing is that you can’t help smile when you see two people, even just moving a little. I think it’s a really great experiment, I think it could stop any fight really! You are going to start laughing at each other. We have got to try it.  World peace. (Another round of laughs)

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Nick Varricchio

Q: How did you first get into this business? Did it happen like in the movies?

Nick: I went to school and music conservatory called Baldwin Wallace. Then I went to a showcase in New York City, auditioned for agents and found one, and I have been with the agent ever since. I started out pretty young, when you didn’t
know you could do it as a profession. And then I saw Jersey Boys on Broadway. It was 2005, it was the moment I knew I wanted to do that. It is kind of like in the movies? I got an agent and I just go out audition as much as I can, take as much dance lessons I can.

Q: What is one thing we can all take away from the 70’s?

Nick: Keep everything far out and groovy. Life should never been taken so seriously, life is too short. Life is one dance at a time!

Five of our Bloggerati were treated to a spectacular show on the Opening Night! IMG-20150905-WA0000_1[1]

Cindy and Yen’s party all seated in one row!

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 Fadilla and Elly’s party with a candid Cindy casually strolling in the picture

Directed by Bobby Garcia, choreographed by Vince Pesce and led by Brandon Rubendall, Jenna Rubbaii and Nick Varricchio, the audience enjoyed an entertaining night featuring hit songs from the Bee-Gees.

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The big numbers got people out of their seats and on their feet! Comparisons shouldn’t be drawn because Brandon really made the character his own.

The musical consisted of a healthy balance of drama and comedy: enough to keep the audiences engaged whilst still keeping much of the plot in intact. Audiences were  constantly surprised by the supporting cast who were just as impressive as the leads, especially Bibo Reyes as Bobby C and Mikkie Bradshaw as Annette in their stellar solo numbers.

Week 2 UpdateBrandon and Jenna were outstanding in their roles. Reminding us all of adolescent romance.

Justice had been done to the Bee-Gees, whose classic hits like Stayin’ alive, Night Fever and How Deep is Your Love were pulled off faultlessly and left a lasting impression to the audience. The trademark poses were seen all around the venue wherever flashes were allowed to go off.

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Cindy capturing one for the friend as Huai Bin makes light conversation with a former Nuffie who was in attendance during the backstage tour.

Riding on the post-show buzz, our talents Cindy and Huai Bin were lead on an exclusive backstage tour led personally by Jamie Wilson who played Monty and Frank Manero in the show! The talented actor carefully explained how the show usually works behind the scenes: from how props were logistically managed throughout the tour to how they moved around on stage.

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Having watched numerous musicals including this same one in England, Huai Bin (read more: sixthseal.com) is a theatre-lover. With the media pass given only to the bloggers and a few members of the media, Huai Bin took full advantage of the photo-taking access and backstage tour as so cherished in his write up. Trailing Jamie Wilson like a shadow during the backstage tour, Huai Bin shared the full scoop in his entry.

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Joining him backstage was a former stage performer herself and former NTV7 Dreamgirl, Tey Cindy (teycindy.com). Having left that life a while ago, Cindy loves the stage lights and sounds, especially since the music this time was played live from behind the stage as opposed to minus one offerings. The sound effect raving off the acoustics of Istana Budaya gave the chills that she misses so much. Definitely in theme, bell bottoms were the outfit choice of the night and with her boyfriend and best friends to escort her, she had only nothing but wonderful memories to take away from the night.

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Yen Simpson (goodyfoodies) who was the most excited of the lot, sadly had to depart before the backstage tour. Being a full-time mother of two children, Yen spends most of her time juggling between blogging and parenting, which is why rushing home immediately after the show ended was not a choice she could waive. Arriving with Craig and her blog manager, Samantha, Yen opted not to capture anything and just let the illusion of the show take her away. Indeed, she was more than impressed with the dazzling choreography and costumes that make the show such a hit with audiences worldwide.

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Elly (ellyinwonderland) and Filla (kasihaleeya) are two thirds of the amazing team behind Ellfie Essence. Best friends at work, best friends online, and best friends for life. The two are inseparable. Having been raised to the tunes of the Bee-Gees playing on repeat growing up, they reminisce on a time when dance music was all the craze. A little older and wiser now, Elly has now two kids who love dancing, and it is no mystery where they got it from. Embracing their media passes, neither snubbed at the chance to take photos when allowed to.

It is really amazing how much effort was put into the show and why these shows cost as much as they do. There are no gimmicks, no shortcuts. Every dance, every scene and every song is rehearsed to perfection.

Certainly not a night to forget, the Saturday Night Fever tour will next make port in Singapore to round up the Asian leg and travel through China, Central Asia and Europe the following year. If you haven’t caught it, catch it there! You will not regret it.

Jive on!


Video Courtesy of Huai Bin (sixthsealdotcom)

Nuffnang thanks Milestone Production and all of you for the support and opportunity to be part of such a spectacular event! More great things await, but meanwhile, don’t forget to check out our last post if you want to be at the #NNPremiereScreening of #TheMartian!

Click on the links to their SNF experiences.

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Fadzrul Rosli
Nuffnang Community Team

“I’m still alive. Surprise!”

Nuffnang and Twentieth Century Fox Malaysia is ready to send you 140 million miles into space to bring back Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) in this year’s epic space odyssey, The Martian.

Be the first to catch this epic tale of survival, hope and redemption before its official release at the #NNPremiereScreening of #TheMartian on September 29th, 2015.

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Sypnosis:

THE MARTIAN

After a fierce storm forces the entire manned-mission to Mars crew off the planet, they mistakenly presumed one of their own to be dead.

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Left with a limited supply of rations and resources, Mark Watney will need to engineer life on a planet where nothing lives.

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Desperate to get back to his family, the Martian will need to exert every ounce of will in him to survive until help arrives, if it ever comes.

Thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Malaysia, Nuffnang will be giving away 62 pairs of exclusive passes! The details are as follows:

Date: 29th September 2015 (Tuesday)

Time: 8.45PM

Venue: GSC 1 Utama

Here’s how you win them:

1. Download Dayre from App Store (Apple) or Google Play Store (Android) and sign up for an account.

2. Follow @nuffnangmy on Dayre.

3. Answer the question below:

Would you risk your life to save another person? Who and why? (Answer in no more than 50 words)

4. Publish your answer on your Dayre. Don’t forget to tag us @nuffnangmy, thank Twentieth Century Fox Malaysia followed by the hash tags #NNPremiereScreening and #TheMartian

5. Remember to include your Dayre contest entry URL in the comment section below

Contest closes September 22nd, 2015, 12PM.

“It’s space. It doesn’t cooperate.”

That’s not all!

Write us a review and stand to win a pair VIP Passes to our next #NNPremiereScreening of your choice. Tweet us at@NuffnangMY and link us your blog post together with the hashtag #TheMartian.

 Good luck!

Find out how you can get your selfie featured on the big screens during the screening here. This contest closes September 19th, 2015 so hurry!

Terms and Conditions

  1. This contest is open to all Nuffnangers only.
  2. Please make sure to provide the day Dayre URL, not just your profile URL.
  3. Screening tickets/passes are NOT to be given away as prizes.
  4. RSVP is a must when you’ve received our invitation. Failure to do so will result in invites being passed on those in the waiting list.
  5. Terms & Conditions are subject to change at any time without prior notice.
Fadzrul Rosli
Nuffnang Community Team

Dracula: ‘I don’t say Bleh bleh bleh.’

The sequel to the animated fantasy-comedy Hotel Transylvania – Hotel Transylvania 2 has finally arrived in theaters and ready to tickle your funny bone!

Find out if Dracula’s adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis succeeds at being a vampire through the “monster-in-training” boot camp with the help of his grandfather’s best friends at the #NNPremiereScreening of #HotelT2.

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Synopsis:

The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2!  Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania. Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests.

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But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp.

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But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel.  And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood – and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania – things are going to get batty!

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Thanks to Sony Pictures Animation Malaysia, Nuffnang will be giving away 25 pairs of exclusive passes! The details are as follows:

 

 Date: 23 September 2015 (Wednesday)

Time: 8.45PM

 Venue: GSC 1 Utama

 

To win them, here’s what you have to do:

  1. Download Dayre from App Store (Apple) or Google Play Store (Android) and sign up for an account.
  2. Follow @nuffnangmy on Dayre.
  3. Answer the question below:

What kind of monster would you be if you were to stay in Hotel Translyvania as a guest? Why? (Answer in no more than 50 words)

  1. Publish your answer on your Dayre. Don’t forget to tag us @nuffnangmy, thank Sony Pictures Animation Malaysia followed by the hash tags #NNPremiereScreening and #HotelT2
  2. Remember to include your Dayre contest entry URL in the comment section below

Contest closes 16th September 2015, 12PM.

Don’t miss out on the chance to watch if Dennis achieves his vampire abilities with the help of his grandfather, Dracula and his best friends! Will he even make a scary vampire if he did? Join the contest to find out!


That’s not all!

Write us a review and stand to win a pair VIP Passes to our next #NNPremiereScreening of your choice. Tweet us at @NuffnangMY and link us your blog post together with the hashtag #HotelT2.

 Good luck!

 

Terms and Conditions:

1. This contest is open to all Nuffnangers only.
2. Your Blog URL must be included in your comment.
3. Screening tickets/passes are NOT to be given away as prizes.
4. RSVP is a must when you’ve received our invitation. Failure to do so will result in invites being passed on those in the waiting list.
5. These Terms & Conditions are subject to change at any time without prior notice.

Fadzrul Rosli
Nuffnang Community Team

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