Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 pirates that Jack Sparrow would totally not expect to meet

May 22nd, 2017 Uncategorized Marcus Goh 8 min read

Part of what makes the Pirates of the Caribbean series so fun to watch is that Jack Sparrow is constantly meeting all sorts of weirdos from across the world who just so happen to be pirates. We saw him contend with the likes of Davy Jones and Blackbeard, and even Chow Yun-Fat’s “Singaporean” pirate Sao Feng who was based on real-life Hong Kong pirate Cheung…

Lucky Boy Blog Aloud session with Boris Boo, Jeremy Chan and Terence Then

May 18th, 2017 Asian Cinema, Comedy, GV Exclusive, Singapore Film Rachel Chan 4 min read

A lucky audience not only got to watch Singaporean film Lucky Boy a day ahead of official release, but also pose questions to its director and two cast members after the show. On Wednesday (May 17) night, Golden Village hosted a “Blog Aloud” session which saw Singaporean director Boris Boo, comedian Jeremy Chan, and YouTube star Terence Then (WahBanana) field questions about the movie and behind-the-scene…

Did you know about these amazing lobangs only available in Yishun?

May 18th, 2017 Deals & Promotions, Event, GV Exclusive, GV25 Rachel Chan 10 min read

Decades before Yishun was transformed into the New Town we know today, the precinct was home to indigenous nomadic boat dwellers called Orang Seletar. Pepper and gambier plantations flourished. After the pepper and gambier planters relocated to Johor, came a young industrialist named Lim Nee Soon who leased lots of freehold land from the British colonial government to cultivate rubber and pineapple. The villagers who…

Baywatch. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Who should star in a Singaporean Baywatch?

May 16th, 2017 Action, Celebrities, Comedy, Drama Marcus Goh 9 min read

Everyone remembers Baywatch, the action drama about a lifeguards on running down the beach in slow motion. It was pretty popular for its time because of two big reasons – Pamela and Anderson. With the new Baywatch movie coming up, we have to ask ourselves – why don’t we do our own Singapore version of Baywatch? True, we had Channel 8’s volleyball drama Beach.Ball.Babes, which had…

This Is Not What I Expected. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 on-screen couples that loathed each other off-screen

May 10th, 2017 Drama, Romance Marcus Goh 10 min read

Whenever we see star-crossed lovers finally sharing a long awaited kiss on screen, we hardly thinking that they might be thinking up ways to murder each other even as they’re sharing intimate gestures and bodily fluids. After all, they’re so in love right? But sometimes, on-screen couples hate each other just as much as they love each other on set. Here are some of the…

Alien Covenant. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 horrible forms that Alien Convenant’s aliens can take

May 9th, 2017 Action, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

If you’ve ever watched Alien before, you’ll remember that they’re giant, virtually unstoppable creatures that are a mess of slime and bone and fluids that are clearly out of this world. Only Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) could stop them, and even so, things didn’t go all that well for her either. The problem is that the Aliens were a lot more than just that giant slimey insectoid…

All about Boris Boo – one of Singapore’s most underrated filmmakers

May 9th, 2017 Asian Cinema, Comedy, Drama, GV25, Singapore Film Marcus Goh 8 min read

If you’ve spent any amount of time in Singapore’s film industry, you’ll definitely have heard of or even met Boris Boo. He’s got an alliterative name that’s pretty memorable, and he’s also contributed quite a fair bit to Singapore’s film industry. However, he’s kept quite a low profile (behind a more behind-the-scenes kind of guy) – until now. That’s because we’re going to tell you…

Jimmy (Shawn Yue) and Cherie (Miriam Yeung) in Love off the Cuff. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Oddball “truths” about love that people somehow still believe in

May 3rd, 2017 Asian Cinema, Romance Marcus Goh 8 min read

For an advanced civilisation of sentient beings, we’re still pretty backward when it comes to romantic love. After all, for most other species, mating is really just about propagating their kind and ensuring that their race carries on into future generations. Humans, however, don’t just mate to make more humans. They mate because of romantic love, because they are soul mates, because it is their…

The Vorpal Swords. Credit: Kuroko no Basket Facebook Page

Why Kuroko’s Basketball is better than Slam Dunk

May 3rd, 2017 Action, Animation Marcus Goh 9 min read

Kuroko’s Basketball is commonly referred to as “the Slam Dunk of this generation”, meaning that it’s the definitive basketball anime for the 2010s. However, if you were to actually compare the two, Kuroko’s Basketball is undoubtedly the better anime. Kuroko’s Basketball (also known as Kuroko No Basuke or Kurobasu to fans) is a basketball manga/anime about the eponymous Kuroko. He is the “secret” member of the…