Mufasa and Simba in 'The Lion King'. Credit: Walt Disney Studios

Why are lions the king of the Serengeti, like in ‘The Lion King’?

Jul 21st, 2019 Animation, Drama, Musical Marcus Goh 9 min read

The Lion King is a story about the succession of royalty in the Pridelands, an African savanna that is inhabited completely by animals. The lions are clearly the rulers of this idyllic paradise, so the battle to be the next king of the Pridelands is purely between the lions. But oddly, none of the other animals ever seem to object to the lions ruling over…

Crayon Shin-chan: Dangerous Honeymoon - The Lost Daddy. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Anime like ‘Crayon Shin-chan’ can make these ordinary places seem romantic

Jul 15th, 2019 Animation, Child-friendly Marcus Goh 8 min read

The amazing thing about anime is how it can make anything look beautiful – just look at the Crayon Shin-chan series! While Shin-chan and his family are unmistakably ugly (they were designed that way, after all), they’re still pretty decent to look at, in a cute anime way. Just take a look at Shin-chan and his parents in Crayon Shin-chan: Dangerous Honeymoon – The Lost…

Annabelle vs Chucky. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Chucky from ‘Child’s Play’ versus Annabelle – which freaky doll would win?

Jul 14th, 2019 Horror Marcus Goh 7 min read

Before we get into the battle proper, let’s establish which Chucky we’re talking about here. We’re referring to Chucky from Child’s Play (2019), not Child’s Play (1988). While they’re both about a psychotic murder doll named Chucky who’s out to terrorise families and innocent children, the origin story has been updated this year. Child’s Play (1988) explained that Chucky was the result of voodoo magic gone wrong. But…

Spider-Man: Far From Home. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Spider-Man isn’t just an Avenger – he’s also a member of all these other superhero teams!

Jul 5th, 2019 Superheroes Marcus Goh 12 min read

Ever since Spider-Man was introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, one of his defining traits is his desire and excitement to be an Avenger. Remember how eager he was to impress in Captain America: Civil War (his first appearance)? His excitement to continue doing Avenger-y stuff in Spider-Man: Homecoming? His obedience in Avengers: Infinity War? Well, he’s back in Spider-Man: Far From Home, although the…

Movies at the cinema in July 2019

For most younger moviegoers, July means the start of the second and last semester of the school, but on the movie calender, it is full steam ahead. The first blockbuster of the month to be released is Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, a movie that has been said to be the finale to the MCU’s Infinity Saga, as well as the much-anticipated live action remake of…

Kim Ki-taek (Song Kang-ho) in Parasite. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 films that’ll show you that Song Kang-ho is the most underrated Korean actor you’ve never heard of

Jun 30th, 2019 Drama Marcus Goh 11 min read

Quick, who’s the most underrated Korean actor you know of, who goes by the surname Song? If you said either of the Songs (Joong-ki and Hye-kyo), then you’ve read the first sentence wrongly – we’re asking for underrated actors (meaning that the actor is better than people realise), not overrated actors. The most underrated actor in Korean cinema is actually Song Kang-ho, who appears in…

Annabelle Comes Home. Credit: Warner Bros Pictures

Is your doll, action figure or toy haunted? Take our test to find out

Jun 29th, 2019 Horror Marcus Goh 15 min read

In Annabelle Comes Home, the titular evil doll is brought home by the two premiere ghostbusters of The Conjuring movie universe – Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga). Despite being experienced ghost hunters, the husband-and-wife duo bring back haunted artifacts after every case they solve, and store them in a room within their own house. They bless the room weekly, but still… wouldn’t…

Toy Story 4. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

How come none of these classic toys have appeared in a ‘Toy Story’ film yet?

Jun 23rd, 2019 Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Fantasy, Teens Marcus Goh 13 min read

One of the joys of watching a Toy Story film is to see how your favourite toy would behave if it came to life. Everyone has owned at least one of the toys that have appeared in the Toy Story film franchise before, be it a Tyrannosaurus rex, a Potato Head figure or even a colourful slinky. It’s always a thrill to see a new…

Chris Hemsworth (H) with M (Tessa Thompson) in Men in Black: International. Credit: Sony Pictures Releasing

5 burning questions answered about the ‘Men in Black’ universe

Jun 16th, 2019 Action, Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 11 min read

If you’ve never watched a Men in Black movie (gasp!), here’s the lowdown. The Men in Black are a secret organisation on Earth consisting of mostly gorgeous people dressed in spiffy black suits. Their mission: to keep the peace on Earth. What sort of peace, you may ask? Well, it turns out that Earth is actually a melting pot of cultures – for alien civilisations…

GVmax at Golden Village Vivocity. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Singapore’s biggest cinema screen at GVMax has been upgraded with laser projection

Jun 14th, 2019 GV Exclusive Marcus Goh 7 min read

If you’re a true cinephile, you’ll know where to get the most epic cinema experience in Singapore – GVmax at Golden Village Vivocity. It boasts a 22.4m cinema screen (the length of 2 SBS buses combined), which is one of the widest screens in Singapore. It is also equipped with a Dolby Atmos surround sound system with 67 speakers, offering the most immersive cinematic experience…