La Llorona in The Curse of the Weeping Woman. Credit: Dread Central

The world’s most famous fearsome female ghosts immortalised in movies

Apr 17th, 2019 Horror Marcus Goh 12 min read

Think you’ve got the guts to read about ghosts like La Llorona in The Curse of the Weeping Woman? Still, proceed with caution. Don’t say we didn’t warn you when you find yourself tossing and turning in bed – or when you catch a fleeting glimpse of a long-haired female ghost out of the corner of your eye. You see, witches and banshees have long…

John Smith (Marcel Ruiz) kisses his mum Joyce (Chrissy Metz) in Breakthrough. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 medical miracles that were scientific Breakthroughs

Apr 12th, 2019 Drama, GV Exclusive Marcus Goh 9 min read

Although modern medicine has made great leaps and strides, there are still some cases that defy explanation. Patients who have been told to prepare for the worst have sometimes made miraculous recoveries that have stunned medical experts around the world. It can be incredibly inspirational to witness such a case for yourself, like the surprising revival of John Smith in American Christian drama Breakthrough. He was a…

Hellboy. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Hellish characters like Hellboy that we can’t help loving

Apr 12th, 2019 Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror Marcus Goh 9 min read

Man has always had a fascination with the infernal. Almost everyone else has heard of Dante’s seminal work, Inferno (a story about his fictional journey through Hell) – but did you know that there are two other books in the series, Paradiso and Purgatio? There’s a reason for that – and we have our morbid fascination with hellish characters like Hellboy to thank for that. Think…

Friend Zone. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 of the most tragically Friend Zoned film characters who were pretty hot

Apr 6th, 2019 Comedy, Romance Marcus Goh 7 min read

Have you ever fallen in love before? It’s such a warm, fuzzy feeling that makes your day, filling it with flowery scents and positive sunshine until you discover one critical problem. That person doesn’t love you back, and has put you in the Friend Zone. This used to be romantised in literature as “unrequited love” – a beautiful, haunting concept. However, if we’re to be honest……

Shazam! Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Getting to know Shazam for the first time? Here’s what you need to know

Apr 5th, 2019 Action, Adventure, Superheroes Marcus Goh 10 min read

This April, the second most powerful DC superhero hits the big screen – Shazam! This big, buff red character is almost as powerful as Superman and has a very similar power set, just that he wields lightning bolts instead of heat vision. In fact, he’s even gone toe-to-toe with the Big Blue Boy Scout in the comics. But how much do you know about this…

Movies at the cinema in April 2019

April is the month where you’ll get bang for your buck at the cinema. This month, apart from the much-awaited Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, which assembles some of your favourite superheroes together for the last hurrah, there are plenty of Asian films, horror flicks and comedy hits. Also, anime and manga fans, don’t miss a number of GV Exclusive Japanese titles releasing this April. Learn more…

Ghost Wife. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Terrified by ghost baby movies like ‘Ghost Wife’? You shouldn’t be and here’s why

Mar 31st, 2019 Horror Marcus Goh 11 min read

Babies are adorable. But they’re also very, very difficult to take care of. If you’re a parent, I can already see you nodding your head in agreement, and your eyebags from all that sleep deprivation. Ask any parent of a newborn and they’ll tell you the thing they miss most in the world is undisturbed slumber, and they’ll give anything to be able to get…

Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Nail these powers and be a Kamen Rider now!

Mar 30th, 2019 Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

Do you remember the ill-fated Masked Rider series of the 90’s? Just like Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Masked Rider was a television programme that was developed using footage from an existing Japanese series. What was that series? Yes, you guessed right – Kamen Rider. The premise is simple: a hero (or two) is chosen and given special powers, a mask, and a spiffy motorcycle. His mission…

Get to know these famous elephants in movies, from ‘Dumbo’ to ‘Pop Aye’

Mar 28th, 2019 Asian Cinema, Child-friendly Gwen Ng 7 min read

We’re taking the time to honour pop culture’s prominent pachyderms, just as Disney’s Dumbo is flying back onto the big screens in a live action remake. Elephant lovers, no need to wait till September 22, which is National Elephant Appreciation Day. In Dumbo (2019), struggling circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists a former star and his two children to care for Dumbo, a baby elephant…

Double trouble: 5 movies of deadly doppelgängers like the ones in ‘Us’

Mar 21st, 2019 Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller Andre Teh 18 min read

Ever heard of the expression “you’re your own worst enemy”? Well, in director Jordan Peele’s new horror movie, Us, the idiom is taken to a literal level when a seemingly average American family encounter a group of strangers that look just like them. Except their doubles have creepy grins. They wear blood-red jumpsuits and fingerless gloves. And each wields a pair of large, golden scissors……