Sherlock Gnomes. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Garden gnomes: Creepy, cute or just plain weird?

Mar 15th, 2018 Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy Marcus Goh 9 min read

Ever seen a gartenzwerge before? That’s the German word for “garden gnome”. They’re lawn ornaments that vary in size from small versions the size of your finger, to large ones that come up to your waist. If the name hasn’t tipped you off, they look like gnomes and are usually found in gardens. They are insanely popular in Britain and France, having mostly originated from…

Tomb Raider. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

[Giveaway inside] Why hasn’t Lara Croft been Time’s Person of the Year yet?

Mar 11th, 2018 Action, Adventure Marcus Goh 11 min read

If you’re staunch fan of a video games and Time Magazine, you’ll have pondered this question for a very, very long time. Why hasn’t Lara Croft been Person of the Year on Time magazine yet? I mean, even Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler have graced the covers of Time as the Person of the Year (2016 and 1938), respectively – surely a more positive influence…

A Wrinkle In Time. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

What is the fourth dimension?

Mar 7th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Child-friendly, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Teens Marcus Goh 6 min read

The fourth dimension is not time – Einstein himself said so. You’re welcome to disagree though, once you’ve made a more important discovery than the theory of relativity. So… what’s the big deal about it? We already have length (the first dimension), area (two dimensional shapes), and volume (3D objects). It’s served as pretty well so far. Plus, we can’t really see the fourth dimension, can…

Peter Rabbit. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Battle of the bunnies – who is the most powerful cartoon bunny of them all?

Mar 5th, 2018 Adventure, Child-friendly, Comedy Marcus Goh 8 min read

Rabbit are such cute, fluffy, fun creatures. They are adorable little bundles of fur that are constantly depicted as hapless prey in movies. After all, what can a bunny do? Bite you to death with its rabbit teeth? Okay, maybe they won’t kill you, but they can inflict fairly grievous injuries (mental and physical), as Thugs Bunny shows. Animated bunnies are a whole other story….

Burning questions of a diehard Liang Xi Mei girlfan, answered

Feb 24th, 2018 Asian Cinema, Comedy, Singapore Film Rachel Chan 7 min read

Remember dashing home to watch Comedy Night on Channel 8 on Mondays, back in the mid-1990s? That was me. It may have been okay to miss the first half of the popular Chinese variety show, but God forbid that I should miss Liang Xi Mei’s skit in the last 20 minutes. Despite being middle-aged, with a limited wardrobe mainly comprising green Pucci-esque blouses and one…

Game Night. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Did you know these celebrities who were once accused of killing someone?

Feb 22nd, 2018 Action, Celebrities, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

Imagine if you were accused of murdering someone. You’d probably be paying for exorbitant lawyer’s fees (and woe to you if your court battles last past 2025, because you’ll need to pay another 2% GST for your lawyer’s services), struggling to prevent intrusive reporters from sniffing out every last embarrassing detail of your life, and closing down all your social media accounts. You most definitely…

Movies that are more fun to watch with your family

Feb 14th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Asian Cinema, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy Rachel Chan 7 min read

It’s that wonderful time of the year of all-night mahjong, wanton feasting, and at least one and a half days of complete rest from work. This being one of the rare times of the year an entire family gets together, most Chinese New Year movies are produced with the intention of entertaining the whole family. This coming Chinese New Year holiday, we have: Marvel Studios’…

Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, and Janeshia Adams-Ginyard in Black Panther. (Credit: Disney/Marvel Studios)

Purple, silver, yellow – Marvel literally has characters in every colour

Feb 13th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 10 min read

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a literally colourful place. Virtually every colour has been used in their character codenames, which is no mean feat when you think about it. Unlike the DC Universe, which has the Green Lanterns (and Lanterns for every colour of the rainbow, we’re not kidding you here), the Marvel Universe doesn’t actually have a reason to have a superhero or supervillain…

Insider tip: Psst, here’s when CNY movie sessions will be released

Feb 11th, 2018 Action, Asian Cinema, Comedy, Drama, Event, Singapore Film, Superheroes Rachel Chan 5 min read

If there’s anything we learned from watching Oscar-nominated film The Post, it’s that a good source is essential to a good news story. And our trusted source from Golden Village has shared with us a most valuable insider hack on avoiding a mad rush for movie tickets this CNY: Buy them online the moment they’re released for sale. Back in 2016, we published a guide on…

Dakota Johnson is Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Freed. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Do you know what it really means to be in a BDSM relationship? (Reader warning: R21)

Feb 10th, 2018 Adult Themes, Drama, Romance Marcus Goh 9 min read

You might think that BDSM relationships are all about whips and handcuffs, but there’s more than meets the eye to such lifestyles. Lifestyles? Yes, BDSM isn’t just about sex acts – it’s about a particular way of life which involves a set of rules between two people in a relationship. There’s even a BDSM community in Singapore, which (for understandable reasons) is fairly secret and…