Dear Golden Village Movie Club Winner,
We are pleased to inform you have won 1 pair of tickets to catch THE KINGDOM! Thanks to your Golden Village Movie Club membership, you can now enjoy movie treats like never before!
You are advised to collect your tickets in-person with your NRIC/FIN/Passport and membership card before showtime at the registration table at the foyer. Redemption starts from 6.30pm and seat nos. at the back of the hall will be given out on a first-come-first-served basis. You may be split up should there be single seats left.
Details of THE KINGDOM screening:
Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2007
Time: 7.15 pm
Venue: Hall 4, GV Plaza
The film is rated M18. Admission to underaged guests is prohibited.
Golden Village Movie Club Team
So Inamorata and I got to catch this before its official release on 22 Nov.
The Kingdom, presumably, describes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The movie plot: “A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East” (imdb).
The issue on Terrorism remains to be a spine-chilling and controversial one. Children and women sewing bombs onto suicide vests; men doing the actual damage. Muslims killing muslims and other infidels for Allah.
Did a search. Just realised cinemas in Saudi Arabia have been closed for 30 years. They’re really conservative and closed doors to new ideas I guess.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) — Kuwait and Bahrain have banned theaters from showing “The Kingdom,” a Hollywood thriller set in Saudi Arabia, Variety.com said Wednesday.The first Hollywood movie made in Abu Dhabi, “The Kingdom” is about an elite FBI team that goes to Saudi Arabia to investigate a terror attack on a U.S. compound. It is loosely based on the 1996 Khobar Towers bombings in Saudi Arabia, in which an Islamic fundamentalist cell attacked a U.S. compound, killing 19 U.S. servicemen.The movie has passed censors and will be shown uncut in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan, opening in most territories Thursday to tie in with the Eid al Fitr celebrations, the trade paper said. “It’s a big release,” Gulf Film’s Salim Ramia said of “The Kingdom.” “There shouldn’t be any controversy. The real question is, ‘Did this happen in Saudi Arabia?’ Of course it did. The film isn’t against anyone. It’s a good movie.”Kuwait is the most conservative of the Gulf countries when it comes to censoring foreign films, while Bahrain often feels pressure to do likewise from neighboring Saudi Arabia, whose cinemas have been closed for 30 years.
The movie keeps the audience tense and engaged. It mixes talk with gunfire, so you wouldn’t get bored of either. Tension with humour as well.
Saudi Arabian Colonel: You know Steve Austin? Six Millon Dollar man (a famous show)?
Jamie Foxx: Yeah that’s my shit. That’s my shit!
Colonel: Why, you wanna go to the bathroom? I can pull over.
Foxx has come a long way since his comedian style in The Jamie Foxx Show . And I haven’t even seen his supposedly best performance in Ray.
My favourite of his is Collateral.
Go watch The Kingdom when it’s out. 22nd Nov.