Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 of our favourite pop culture characters named ‘Zero’

Jun 23rd, 2018 Action, Animation, Crime, Thriller Marcus Goh 9 min read

Despite the fact that “zero” literally means nothing, it’s become a rather popular name for pop culture characters. Pop culture tends to see “zero” as something cool, which is why most fictional characters named Zero are pretty awesome (although there are some characters named Zero who are literally… zeroes). And zero is a pretty remarkable number in mathematics, with several unique properties. In fact, some ancient…

Annie Graham (Toni Collette) in Hereditary. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Hollywood’s most underrated actress Toni Collette blazes in ‘Hereditary’

Jun 20th, 2018 Horror Marcus Goh 12 min read

Remember that scowling blonde CIA agent in xXx: Return of Xander Cage? The grumpy one who tracked down a retired Xander Cage to find a powerful piece of technology? Jane Marke seemed like the stereotypical, tough-as-nails CIA agent, without any depth or nuance to her character. In fact, you might even have thought that the actress who played her was just a former model-turned-actress who…

‘The Big Day’ stars Desmond Tan and Amber An share their ideal wedding

Jun 19th, 2018 Comedy, Romance, Singapore Film Flora Yeo 7 min read

Unless you are starring in a movie, drama is the last thing you would want on your big day. Luckily for Singaporean actor Desmond Tan (陈泂江), his character in his first leading movie role is dogged by madcap drama. The 31-year-old beefcake plays the harried groom in the latest Singapore feature film, The Big Day, and Taiwanese actress Amber An (安心亚) is his long-suffering bride .  Helmed…

International team to work on local film ‘Fat Hope’

Jun 17th, 2018 Asian Cinema, Celebrities, Comedy, Drama, Singapore Film Rachel Chan 4 min read

A Chinese New Year film for 2019 is in the works. Boasting Taiwanese lead actors and the Taiwanese production designer of Cape No. 7 and Café Waiting Love, it will also have an acclaimed special effects makeup team from Hollywood to work on set. Written and directed by Joyce Lee, Fat Hope will star Taiwanese actors Alien Huang 黄鸿升 (小鬼) and Lin Yu Pin 林育品 (阿喜). The two were in town for a…

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Free rewards merchants don’t advertise ‘cos they’re so good

Jun 16th, 2018 Deals & Promotions, Event, Free Stuff, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 8 min read

Anyone up for free music, free food, free books, discount coupons, free movie vouchers, and free cash? As anyone using Spotify would know, the best things in life are free. But what does an app have to do with the rest of the abovementioned free stuff? I’ll get to that in a bit. In the old world, merchants sussed out who were their loyal customers…

Asian actresses for the perfect ‘Ocean’s 8’ remake

Jun 13th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Celebrities, Comedy Flora Yeo 16 min read

One of the most anticipated summer blockbusters hitting the big screen this June is Ocean’s 8, the female-led Ocean’s Eleven reboot. In the movie, Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) – Danny Ocean’s (George Clooney) younger sister – has her heart set on a Cartier necklace worth US$150 million. She assembles the perfect crew to swipe it, in true Ocean style, from under everyone’s noses, at the party of the…

The Incredibles 2. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 super-powered onscreen families that we secretly wish to be part of

Jun 12th, 2018 Action, Animation, Child-friendly, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 11 min read

We’ve all wanted super powers at some point – but it’s a lonely life, being a superhero. You’ve got to keep your identity a secret to prevent your friends and family from being hurt, and there’s nobody you can tell your problems to. That’s why the best thing you can wish for is for your whole family to have super powers! Imagine fighting crime alongside…

Laplace's Witch. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

The most bewitching onscreen witches before ‘Laplace’s Witch’ came along

Jun 9th, 2018 Asian Cinema, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 10 min read

Far from symbolising the occult, the darkness and depravity of the human soul, witches portrayed in mass media these days have evolved into young and attractive paragons of female empowerment. There was a time when being called a “witch” would have been an insult (or even dangerous, since they drowned or burned those accused of witchcraft as recently as the 1600s) – but it’s a…

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Credit: United International Pictures

What would happen in a world where dinosaurs keep escaping from theme parks

Jun 6th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 10 min read

As much as we love the Jurassic World series, we can’t help but ask – why do humans keep growing giant murderous animals (i.e, dinosaurs) and then letting them escape? Even in Avengers: Infinity War, when Bruce Banner discovers that Tony Stark has lost track of Vision, he quips “You lost another super-bot?!” We love watching dinosaurs inflicting massive amounts of collateral damage, but sometimes…

‘Mudras Calling’ Blog Aloud brings Singapore’s Myanmarese community together

Jun 4th, 2018 Asian Cinema, Drama, Event Rachel Chan 9 min read

More than 10 days before the Mudras Calling Blog Aloud session was to happen on May 26, Golden Village already knew that a warm reception awaited the director and cast – tickets were almost sold out within the same day they were released for sale. Unlike a normal movie screening where the show ends with the credits, a Blog Aloud session at Golden Village cinemas involves…