Max Steel. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 things Singaporeans would do if an alien tried to bond with them

Oct 20th, 2016 Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Superheroes, Teens Marcus Goh 7 min read

In Max Steel, teenager Max bonds with alien Steel and gains super powers. As Spider-Man III has shown us with that evil black alien costume, no good can come of alien symbiotes… right? Well, Max and Steel are here to dispel that notion as they right wrongs and save lives with their newfound powers. Come to think of it, Max took it pretty well. Most people would scream…

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 occupations that ex-army man Jack Reacher would ace in Singapore

Oct 18th, 2016 Action, Adventure, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

Tom Cruise’s latest flick sees him playing Ethan Hunt Jack Reacher, an action hero with amazing combat skills who gets embroiled in web of deceit. But where did Jack Reacher get all that combat training? Turns out, he was a former military man. Not all former soldiers get to lead such a glamorous life, though! If Jack Reacher were a former SAF regular, he wouldn’t be…


What Mr Popcorn is saying when you don’t behave at the cinema

Oct 15th, 2016 Comedy, Event, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 4 min read

The lights are out and you think nobody will see you, or at least, you think they won’t notice. You ease your aching, sore feet out of your heels and place them tenderly on the velvet arm rest in front. You take out the portobello mushroom cheese sandwich (with extra tuna) you smuggled into the cinema in your roomy tote bag, and prepare to eat it. You’re conscious that…

Inferno. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 legendary places in Singapore that could hold lost secrets

Oct 14th, 2016 Adventure, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

Inferno is the third movie to star Tom Hanks as symbology professor Robert Langdon, except that it takes a leaf from the Hangover series and gives Robert Langdon amnesia as he traipses around the Florence (in Italy) trying to figure out what happened the past few days. That’s never going to happen in Singapore, since our country would hardly have the sort of buried secrets that Florence…

The Accountant. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Get rich quickly with these Asian wealth superstitions!

Oct 13th, 2016 Action, Adventure, Thriller Marcus Goh 9 min read

There are two ways to get rich. One is to reduce expenses, like getting a Golden Village Movie Club card to watch movies on Tuesdays (you can save up to $156 a year!), and the other is to increase your salary. But it’s not like your boss will give you an increment if you ask for it, especially if you have a Bad Boss. So…

The Disappointments Room. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 disappointments that would break the heart of any Singaporean

Oct 11th, 2016 Horror Marcus Goh 6 min read

Being Singaporean is tough. We’re so beset by first world problems that it’s inevitable that we get disappointed almost every day. In a country that has free wi-fi everywhere (as long as you’re willing to search), hipster cafes on every other street, and more mobile phones than people, it’s so easy to be let down when something doesn’t work exactly the way it should. So…

The Girl on the Train. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 interesting factoids about Singapore’s trains

Oct 8th, 2016 Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

Most of us take the train everyday, and that’s just going to increase with our move to a car-lite society (although it still mystifies me how new ERPs are constantly being built even though we’re going car-lite). But what do we really know about our country’s trains, besides the fact that it breaks down more often than a Snorlax appears? Was it always like this?…


Pick your worst fear at Golden Village this Halloween

Oct 6th, 2016 Asian Cinema, Event, GV Exclusive, Horror Rachel Chan 5 min read

Is being tailed by a ghost child or being stuck in a train with flesh-eating zombies more scary? Find out at Horrorthon 2016 this Halloween! Golden Village’s annual spook-fest features a total of four films this year, which are bound to send shivers down your spine. Heard of the Taiwanese urban legend about the little girl in the red dress? Footage taken on a hiking trip in…

Tsukiji. Credit: Voyagin

5 facts you definitely didn’t know about Tsukiji fish market

Oct 6th, 2016 Documentary Marcus Goh 6 min read

Singaporeans are weird. Ask them to visit the Toa Payoh wet market in Singapore at 7 am and they’ll complain, but ask them to visit the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo at 3 am and they’ll be clamouring to be the first in line. But there’s more to that legendary location than just tuna auctions and fresh sushi. This illustrious fish market is much older…

Sausage Party. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 R21 references hidden in famous cartoons

Sep 30th, 2016 Adult Themes, Animation, Comedy Marcus Goh 7 min read

If you’re a tired, harried parent, chances are you’d want to go to the movies for some peace and quiet. But if you’ve got kids in tow, then you’re going to want to choose an animated film – no adult content there, right? Animated films are made for kids, there’s no way they’d put in a stray vagin – No, wait. They did. And chances…