First Man. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Which actress has the most chemistry with Ryan Gosling?

Oct 20th, 2018 Drama Marcus Goh 7 min read

If you’re a true fan of Ryan Gosling, then you’ll followed his adventures ever since he appeared on television screens in 1999 as Young Hercules. In fact, he’s been hitting screens ever since he was 12, since he starred in the 1993 revival of The Mickey Mouse Club! Ever since then, his career has been on an upward trajectory, progressing from The Notebook to La…

A PASKAL soldier is a modern day knight. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 facts you may not have known about PASKAL – the special forces unit of the Royal Malaysian Navy

Oct 10th, 2018 Action, Comedy, Drama, War Marcus Goh 10 min read

If you thought that PASKAL was named after the mathematician Pascal (of Pascal’s Triangle fame) – you’d be surprised to learn the Royal Malaysian Navy’s special forces unit was named for a different reason. In fact, you’re probably surprised to find out that the Royal Malaysian Navy had a special forces unit – and that they’ve got a movie coming out about them, Paskal the…

Cameron meets other kindred spirits at gay conversion camp God's Promise. (Credit: Golden Village Pictures)

‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ to hit GV cinemas during Love & Pride Film Fest

Oct 7th, 2018 Adult Themes, Arthouse, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 4 min read

If you’ve been following Chloë Grace Moretz’s career, you might have read that she’s made heads turn at the Sundance Film Festival with her leading role in R21 film, The Miseducation of Cameron Post. But because it’s a film with homosexual themes, you may have thought – “we’ll never get to see it at a cinema in Singapore”. But ha, The Popping Post is happy to…

Terrified. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

 6 horror tropes to watch out for in any horror movie

Oct 7th, 2018 GV Exclusive, Horror Marcus Goh 13 min read

Are you a horror movie buff? Then there are three things we know you look forward to every year – Halloween, the announcement of the next Ring/Ju-On instalment, and the new movies for the GV Horrorthon. But what makes a good horror movie so frightening? There are some things that we will always be frightened of – instinctual fears that are buried deep in our…

Catch documentary about Japan’s first openly gay law firm at GV’s 10th Love & Pride Film Festival

Sep 30th, 2018 Adult Themes, Arthouse, Asian Cinema, Documentary, Event, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 4 min read

From a Japanese artist who based her artworks on female genitalia, to unregistered individuals, to a teacher who was fired because she refused to stand for the national anthem – litigation lawyers Masafumi Yoshida and Kazuyuki Minami have defended them all in court. Not just known for defending society misfits, Fumi and Kazu are famous for being partners in love and law. You see, they…

Movies at the cinema in October 2018

As we inch closer to Halloween this October, get ready for a wide range of spooky films, from blood-curdling slasher films to beloved sequels. It’s time to bust out the popcorn and Halloween candies for thriller movie nights! For the less gutsy moviegoers, don’t miss the blockbusters and comedies this month, along with a couple of critically-acclaimed films that have been getting some Oscar buzz…

Searching. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Did you know: private data on mobile phones can be used to search for missing persons – just like in ‘Searching’

Sep 27th, 2018 Crime, Thriller Marcus Goh 9 min read

Mobile phones have become our fifth limb – can you imagine going anywhere without one? There’s even a name for that feeling you get that your phone is vibrating even when it’s not in your pocket, the phantom vibration syndrome. So it’s no surprise how much private data there is about you on your mobile phone, which is how John Cho’s character attempts to find his…

Golden Job (黄金兄弟). Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Is ‘Golden Job (黄金兄弟)’ Hong Kong’s answer to ‘The Fast and the Furious’?

Sep 24th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller Marcus Goh 9 min read

The Fast and the Furious might seem like some unstoppable juggernaut of a movie franchise – but we’ve got word that there’s a Hong Kong competitor to the high octane car racing action of The Fast and the Furious! It’s Golden Job (黄金兄弟), an action adventure film which sees five special individuals teaming up to take down a virtually unstoppable menace – Lion (Ekin Cheng), Crater…

The Predator. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Did you know that the Predator shares Optimus Prime’s voice? And other geek facts

Sep 22nd, 2018 Action, Adult Themes, Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

The last person you’d expect to star in a Predator film is Jacob Tremblay (yes, that little boy in Room, Shut In, and Wonder), but he’s in the latest instalment in the series – The Predator! He plays language savant Rory McKenna, who is instrumental in defeating the Predators thanks to that ability. It’s strange though, since you’d expect someone with more… physical abilities to…

Johnny English Strikes Again. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 reasons how Mr Bean could actually be a secret agent!

Sep 21st, 2018 Action, Comedy, Thriller Marcus Goh 11 min read

Mr Bean is perhaps one of the funniest and most famous characters around, so much so when you watch Johnny English and Johnny English Reborn, you’d wonder how come Mr Bean managed to get hired as a secret agent. And he’s doing it yet again in Johnny English Strikes Again – scrunched up face, physical humour, silly antics and all. But did you know that the actor himself, Rowan…