The Space Between Us. Credit: Golden Village Pictures

5 things that aliens would marvel at in Singapore

Feb 16th, 2017 Drama, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 7 min read

You can’t deny that as a species, humankind is rather… weird. We do all sorts of things that continually endanger ourselves (eating processed foods) while using powerful technologies at our disposal for the most mundane things, like shooting angry birds at egg-stealing pigs. And we’re probably the most diverse species on the planet. Singapore, in particular, would be indisputably unique as a specimen of human civilisation. If…

A Cure for Wellness. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 ways that Singaporeans practice “wellness”

Feb 14th, 2017 Horror, Teens, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

Singaporeans are a pretty health-conscious bunch, despite our predilection for putting soya sauce inside virtually every dish that we have (all that sodium!). However, our thirst for wellness goes far beyond just eating and… eating. Beyond folksy remedies, wellness permeates every aspect of a Singaporean’s life. From our wall colours to our mobile phone stickers, there’s a secret health reason for everything we do. Don’t believe…

Silence. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Why does Liam Neeson always play serious mentor roles?

Feb 10th, 2017 Awards, Drama Marcus Goh 10 min read

Liam Neeson has a name that’s difficult to pronounce and remember, but he always gets picked to play those hardcore, serious mentor roles. Like Qui-Gon Jinn (the mentor of Obi-Wan Kenobi and the grandmentor of Darth Vader), for instance. Or all those Taken movies (bad guys really need to stop kidnapping Liam Neeson’s kids). But have you ever stopped to wonder why we don’t cast someone…

The Lego Batman Movie. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

9 Uniquely Singapore Lego sets

Feb 9th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Fantasy, Superheroes Marcus Goh 10 min read

Lego is a part of almost every kid’s childhood. Those building blocks allowed you to create anything you could imagine (as long as you had the parts), and kept children entertained for hours. They were so much fun that it was worth the occasional spasm of agony you would get from stepping on an errant piece (those 4×2 bricks are the worst, I tell you)….

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Get cozy at the cinema this Valentine’s Day

Feb 5th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Deals & Promotions, GV Exclusive, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller Rachel Chan 5 min read

Counting down in dread to Valentine’s Day because you haven’t the faintest idea what to do? We’ve got a few options for you involving a choice of three movies, the coziest couple seats in Singapore, free popcorn, goodie bags you’ll love, and a chance to win a hotel stay or a couple spa treat. Make the best of Golden Village’s Two To View offer at Gemini! In…

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 everyday things that turn Singaporeans into zombies

Feb 2nd, 2017 Action, Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 7 min read

It’s hard to fathom how a zombie virus could possibly spread in Singapore – look at how we dealt with SARS and Zika. Our country wipes out and contains any and all infections with the manic efficiency of a housewife before Chinese New Year. Even the World Health Organisation and the United Nations called Singapore a role model for handling Zika cases. Yet you can…

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Here’s the goss on J Team’s CNY film Take 2

Jan 27th, 2017 Asian Cinema, Drama, Singapore Film Rachel Chan 7 min read

The last thing you want is your kaypoh aunties and uncles to focus on you during Chinese New Year. What’s the best way to deflect attention? Watch a CNY movie, of course! Not only do you get to escape conversation, you also divert their attention to the fictional lives of strangers. And, when you’re done with the movie, you can gossip about the film and…

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What’s real and what’s not in Kung Fu Yoga?

Jan 26th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Asian Cinema, Celebrities Rachel Chan 6 min read

Luxury super sports cars getting smashed up. A pink diamond the size of a baby’s fist. Camels racing on a sand strip alongside an actual tarmac road. Actors diving underwater in the Icelandic outdoors, surrounded by glaciers. Real or not real? Jackie Chan’s latest action flick isn’t afraid to take hyperbole to the next level, and that’s exactly what director Stanley Tong does in Kung Fu Yoga, which…

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Bond with your family at the cinema this Chinese New Year!

Jan 23rd, 2017 Action, Adventure, Asian Cinema, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy Rachel Chan 5 min read

That time of year is here. If you’re Chinese, you will put aside everything just to spend time with family – not just immediate family but in-laws and second cousins twice, thrice removed. But what else is there to do together during Chinese New Year other than visiting friends and relatives, playing mahjong and stuffing our faces with food? Catch a movie at a cinema,…

Split. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 of the best films about multiple personality disorders

Jan 17th, 2017 Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller Marcus Goh 6 min read

Quick lesson – multiple personality disorders are not the same as schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder where patients exhibit abnormal social behavior and fail to understand what is real and what is not. You can hear voices when you’re schizophrenic. Multiple personality disorders (MPD) are exactly what you think it is – different personalities within the same person. MPD movies resonate with us simply because each…