Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Credit: Walt Disney Pictures

5 stars who could also have made an excellent young Han Solo

May 22nd, 2018 Action, Adventure, Celebrities, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 12 min read

Picking an actor for the role of young Han Solo for Solo: A Star Wars Story was one of the most contentious casting choices ever made. Solo: A Star Wars Story may boast some acting heavyweights like Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover and Woody Harrelson, but ultimately the most important cast member is the one who plays the titular character, Han Solo. American actor Alden Ehrenreich was picked…

Cable and Deadpool. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Wait, you mean Josh Brolin (Thanos) plays another Marvel character in ‘Deadpool 2’?!

May 19th, 2018 Action, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 10 min read

You know Thanos, that big purple bad guy in Avengers: Infinity War? It turns out that he’s also playing another leading Marvel character in Deadpool 2 – Cable! If you’re even a casual fan of the X-Men (or you watched the 90’s X-Men animated series), you’ll know how important Cable is to the X-Men mythos. That’s why him appearing in Deadpool 2 is so important –…

Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 of the hottest anime films to catch at the cinema this summer

May 17th, 2018 Adventure, Animation, Deals & Promotions, Free Stuff, GV Exclusive Marcus Goh 15 min read

Fandoms, rejoice. Our prayers have not only been answered on the Western front with comic-book movies like Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2, but also on the Asian front with anime feature films like Detective Conan: Zero The Enforcer and Crayon Shinchan The Movie: Bakumori! Kung Fu Boys – Ramen Chaos –! Odex (the guys who have been bringing anime films to Singapore since 2000) has teamed…

Ghostland. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Insane things that actors and actresses have gone through for their craft

May 15th, 2018 Horror, Thriller Marcus Goh 14 min read

Being an actor is easy, right? Memorise a few lines (that’s why we learned spelling and dictation back in school!), show up on set, then frown/smirk/grin while delivering your dialogue. At least, that’s what Joey Tribbiani in F.R.I.E.N.D.S taught us. Then go home (or back to your trailer), Instagram some pics, and let the money roll in! Easy peasy. That’s why so many people harbour…

Spider-Man/Peter Parker (Tom Holland), Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Drax (Dave Bautista), Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff). Credit: Marvel Studios 2018

12 times ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ paid so much attention to detail that it’s a shame if you didn’t notice them

May 13th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 17 min read

Avengers: Infinity War has officially become the biggest superhero film in history, with topping the $1.5 billion mark so far (thanks to it opening in China this week). But it’s not just a superhero slugfest of epic proportions or a massive video game come to life. There’s more than meets the eye to Avengers: Infinity War than just fast-paced quips and explosive action. There are plenty…

Quiz: Do you know your dog well enough to find it on an Isle of Dogs?

May 9th, 2018 Animation, Arthouse Flora Yeo 10 min read

All dog owners fear the one thing: losing your furkid. But what if it were forcefully quarantined by a crazy mayor on an island following the outbreak of a treatable and non-fatal disease? Would you travel far and wide to retrieve your beloved pooch, just like Atari, the protagonist in Isle of Dogs? In Wes Anderson’s latest stop-motion animated film, the mayor of Megasaki City…

Yu Chau (Nick Cheung) in The Trough (低压槽). Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Movie undercover cops – why do we love them so much?

May 2nd, 2018 Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

无间道 (Infernal Affairs) made every kid want to be undercover cop when he or she grew up (although admittedly, you probably shouldn’t be watching it if you were under 13). Being an undercover cop is an equal mix of danger, glamour, heroics, and action. It takes a certain kind of person to be an undercover cop, a grizzled tough guy who secretly has a moral code…

Movies at the cinema in May 2018

Apr 30th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Animation, Asian Cinema, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller Melvin Tan 14 min read

Could there be any more movies you would want to watch after Avengers: Infinity War? But of course! From crime thrillers to horror flicks to comedy to romance, the cinema line-up for May 2018 includes Wes Anderson’s latest production and the much-anticipated Solo: A Star Wars Story. And oh, there’s a full-length anime feature, too. The Trough 低压槽 (Mandarin) Release Date: May 1, 2018 Cast:…

Avengers: Infinity War. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

4 characters we think will die in Avengers: Infinity War (and 3 who will survive)

Apr 21st, 2018 Action, Adventure, Child-friendly, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes, Thriller Marcus Goh 14 min read

The answer to that is a copout, of course – half the Avengers will die in Avengers: Infinity War. After all, the trailers have shown Gamora saying that Thanos’ goal is to kill off half the universe – by assembling the Infinity Gauntlet. You see, all those world-ending artifacts that we’ve seen in previous Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies are actually the six Infinity Stones….