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All things beauty and then some. Andrea Claire has been a hairstylist and makeup artist for 23 years now. A Canadian based in Singapore since 2007, she has appeared on Asia's Next Top Model, Yahoo Asia, Canadian Idol, So Chic and more.

Reviewed: Life of Pi (3D) IMAX

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By Andrea Claire · November 29, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

One just may go too often to GV Gold Class when one gets a 'Top Spender' invite to a movie preview - but this one is very appreciative of the experience at the GV Vivo City IMAX theatre: Life of Pi (3D)

I have not read Life of Pi. I have actually picked it up many times over the years, perused a few pages and thought: This would make a better movie. Apparently Ang Lee could see the stunning visuals and he made them come to life. I left the theatre with one word in my head that seems to be on every reviewers mind: Breathtaking. [I am not a movie reviewer.]

Usually I am not a fan of 3D movies - I generally find the 3D pointless i.e Smurfs (3D)... I hate the glasses - as I wear them I wonder if they have been disinfected. I would prefer to buy a pair to keep handy, carrying my own germs - aside from that - if you see Life of Pi in 2D I would say that would be pointless.

Life of Pi opens in paradise - French India, Pondicherry with ridiculously stunning visuals of the animals in the zoo owned by Pi's father.  From beginning to end the movie leaves you in awe - you are pulled in - hook, line and sinker.

Fun fact: In reality, [Yann] Martel [author] named the tiger [Richard Parker] after a character from Edgar Allan Poe's nautical adventure novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838). However, there were a number of other men named Richard Parker who are relevant to Martel's choice, and that are linked to tales of cannibalism by shipwrecked sailors. Such tales abounded in the 18th and 19th centuries. via Wiki

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Honestly - I always book in the Gold Class - I love that you can have a glass of wine and a martini glass full of M&Ms while you watch your movie. [The Gold Class bar food however still lacks the class - so I think they should call it Bronze Class] A welcomed change - this was my first experience in the GV IMAX theatre. Comfy seats with ample legroom - I just forfeit my wine and chocolate.



This was the video presented before the IMAX experience: Dolby Atmos. The audio system that brings your movie experience an added sensory bonus.
Frankly - I couldn't stop staring at his concealer. He seemed to have no makeup on anywhere else since his skin was red and blotchy - so why the added touch of what seems to be Ooh La Lift or a touch of MUFE HD Powder?? If you are a guy and this is what happens to you when you sit in the makeup chair - pull a Clooney and refuse makeup because just like a Life of Pi 2D experience  - pointless; so is this makeup.

[I have heard that George Clooney refuses makeup - I have no idea if that's true but no makeup is better than bad makeup.]

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