The cast and crew take to the stage at the Revenge of the Pontianak gala premiere. Credit: Havas

‘Revenge of the Pontianak’ gala premiere strikes terror into the hearts of audiences at The Capitol

Aug 30th, 2019 Horror Marcus Goh 10 min read

Take Singapore’s favourite undead monster and the director of Singapore’s first commercial film released worldwide, and what do you get? A reimagining of a horror classic – Revenge of the Pontianak. Glen Goei, a National Youth Award recipient and director of films like Forever Fever and and The Blue Mansion, released his latest film about a pontianak to an adoring crowd at The Capitol on…

Angel Has Fallen. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

The plotline always featured in all special agent films, like in ‘Angel Has Fallen’

Aug 28th, 2019 Action, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

When you’re a special agent like Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) in Angel Has Fallen, you usually find yourself fighting against evil organisations or thwarting massive conspiracies that threaten to bring down entire governments. That’s the job of a special agent, right? The fate of the entire country lies on your (usually broad) shoulders as you attempt to stop whichever megalomaniacal villain who wants to take…

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

You won’t believe how many shows there are about fictional actors out there! 

Aug 22nd, 2019 Comedy, Drama Marcus Goh 9 min read

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as fictional actor Rick Dalton and the fictional stunt double Cliff Booth, respectively. But what makes it come to life is the fact that they’re surrounded by real-life actors from history, such as Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie), Jay Sebring (Emile Hirsch), and James Stacy (Timothy Olyphant), among others. This makes the fictional actors seem…

The Kitchen. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

7 movies that you didn’t know came from comics, like ‘The Kitchen’

Aug 16th, 2019 Action, Crime, Drama Marcus Goh 10 min read

One of New York’s most famous (or infamous) areas is the Hell’s Kitchen neighbourhood – which is exactly where crime drama The Kitchen takes place. If Hell’s Kitchen sounds familiar to you – it should. it’s where Daredevil comes from, and it’s also a playable area in Grand Theft Auto IV (although it’s given the clever name “Purgatory” in that game). The Kitchen follows a…

Trouble. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Need to name your dog? Here are some absolutely hilarious names for them

Aug 9th, 2019 Animation Marcus Goh 9 min read

Whether it’s your child or pet, naming a living creature is a heavy responsibility. Will they like the name that they have been saddled with for life? Will they grow up to find that they share their name with some devious criminal or a popular celebrity? Will they live up to their name, like the dog Trouble, who gets into trouble, in the movie Trouble?…

Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 Fast & Furious team-ups which would make excellent spin-offs like ‘Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw’

Aug 3rd, 2019 Action, Adventure, Thriller Marcus Goh 9 min read

The Fast & Furious film franchise is basically a superhero show without superpowers (or an action film on steroids) – and we love it! What’s not to love about fast cars, insane stunts and high octane action? In fact, the series is so popular that it’s spun off two characters into their own movie – Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw. Only the Fast &…

Movies at the cinema in August 2019

We celebrate Singapore’s 54th birthday this month with heaps of movies for you and your family to catch at the cinemas! Local director Glen Goei makes his long-awaited return to the cinema after a 10-year hiatus, with Revenge of the Pontianak, starring Nur Fazura and Remy Ishak. Modern auteur Quentin Tarantino’s 9th film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is finally screening this month, which reviewers have…

Doraemon and Nobita in 'Doraemon: Nobita's Chronicle Of The Moon Exploration'. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Why Doraemon would be the perfect astronaut!

Jul 30th, 2019 Animation, Child-friendly Marcus Goh 9 min read

Ah, the Moon. Ever since humanity gazed into the heavens and realised that the Moon was actually a physical, spheroid astronomical body, we’ve been obsessed with attempts at space travel, just like in Doraemon: Nobita’s Chronicle Of The Moon Exploration. Remember the great Space Race of the 1950s (if you’re old enough to, that is)? So it’s no wonder that in movies and television, outer space…

Luke Evans as Ben Hawkins in 'Ma'. Credit: Coming Soon

Who is Luke Evans and why does he look so familiar?

Jul 26th, 2019 Drama, Horror Marcus Goh 9 min read

If you’re a cinephile, you’ll have noticed a familiar face who’s appeared more frequently in recent films like psychological horror movie Ma. He’s none other than Luke Evans, that guy who looks a lot like Orlando Bloom, but isn’t! He’s popped up as protagonists and antagonists in films, showing us just how versatile he is when it comes to roles. And he’s believable both as…

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…