Follow our CNA LIFESTYLE page on Facebook for more trending stories and videosSINGAPORE: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s upcoming Skyscraper is billed to be the box-office hit of this blockbuster season. It even secured a Jul 20 opening in China, locking down the rare slot to screen during the lucrative summer window, which is usually reserved for only domestic Chinese film releases.And it stars a Singaporean in a very meaty role.In Skyscraper, homegrown actor Chin Han plays billionaire visionary Zhao, the owner of the titular skyscraper and in possession of an important asset that a terrorist (Roland Møller) desperately wants, while Johnson’s hero character gets caught up in the mix.He is undisputedly Singapore’s only bona fide Hollywood blockbuster star.With a constant stream of supporting roles alongside A-list stars in massive films like The Dark Knight, 2012, Contagion, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Independence Day: … [Read more...] about Is one of the most prolific Asian actors in Hollywood a Singaporean?
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SINGAPORE: The word on the fan street is that the upcoming Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson action-thriller Skyscraper is set to be the new Die Hard (the Bruce Willis classic). The fact that Singaporean actor Chin Han has a major starring role in a film that is billed as such is, well, pretty incredible.“I’m just grateful to be part of this film,” he told CNA Lifestyle. “The life it takes on with the audience is really just icing on the cake for me. To be compared to those seminal movies is something I’ve never dreamt of. I can even tell you where I first saw Die Hard in Singapore - at the original Cathay cinema, back in 1988! “Hopefully, Skyscraper would be there for another generation of audience members, and a kid, 20 years from now, will say, ‘Hey, I remember where and when I first watched Skyscraper.’”With The Dark Knight, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Independence Day: Resurgence, Ghost in … [Read more...] about Singaporean actor Chin Han on being Singapore’s only Hollywood blockbuster star
More than a month after he was named to become the country’s top cop, newly installed Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Oscar Albayalde began last Friday the reshuffle of the organization starting from the top brass. Currently composed of 191,000-strong uniformed personnel, Albayalde cites the marching orders to him by President Rodrigo Duterte to do – among others – what he needs to do to cleanse the ranks of the PNP from the so-called “bad eggs,” or scalawags. At the outset, Albayalde is confident he can do it without being encumbered by whatever pressure that may be made to bear upon him in the course of the performance of his job. The new PNP chief exudes such confidence as he repeatedly recalls the vivid words to him of President Duterte to do what is right. The biggest pressure though that the new PNP chief faces comes no less from his own Commander-in-chief. President Duterte makes no bones of his extreme disappointment … [Read more...] about A cop’s cop
MANILA, Philippines — Incoming Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director Oscar Albayalde vowed to continue the government’s war on drugs and weed out scalawags from the police organization. “We will continue what we started in the war on illegal drugs,” he told reporters yesterday. He promised to continue implementing Oplan Tokhang, the government’s anti-drug campaign where 1.3 million drug pushers and users have surrendered. “It’s very successful and we have this momentum and we will continue with the momentum,” Albayalde said. President Duterte yesterday announced that Albayalde is the next PNP chief, replacing Director General Ronald dela Rosa. Duterte also designated Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez as the new head of the 130,000-strong military, replacing outgoing Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero. Albayalde, who is set to retire on Nov. 8, 2019, promised to continue with their internal cleansing … [Read more...] about Oscar Albayalde replaces Dela Rosa; Carlito Galvez takes over AFP
By Star Staff Fri., Feb. 23, 2018 Let’s face it. Only the 7,258 members of the Academy are allowed to actually vote for the Academy Awards, but that doesn’t stop the rest of the world from pretending — by playing drinking games and betting in Oscar pools. So browse the nominations and read the Star’s movie reviews, then come prepared for Oscar’s big night on March 4, 2018. Do you want to help shape ? Join our team of readers who are passionate about journalism and share your views. Sign up … [Read more...] about Full list of 2018 Oscar nominations