Movies at the cinema in July 2018

The June school holidays might be over (*collective sigh of relief from a group of parents*) but the Summer blockbusters keeps on rolling in! What’s showing in cinemas this July? We have another Marvel superheroes sequel, two film festivals and lots of action spy thrillers to keep you on the edge of your comfy seat! This message will self-destruct in 5 seconds. 4… 3… 2……

Many firsts for ‘When Ghost Meets Zombie’ leads Nathan Hartono and Ferlyn G

Jun 29th, 2018 Celebrities, Comedy, Singapore Film Flora Yeo 6 min read

When Ghost Meets Zombie lead actors Nathan Hartono and Ferlyn Wong (who goes by her stage name, Ferlyn G) tell us that they will experience many firsts as they star in an upcoming local movie, directed by Han Yew Kwang. For both Hartono and Wong, this movie will be their first time starring as lead actors in a feature film, and their first collaboration together….

What’s Hotel Artemis, and 5 other fictional places where criminals hang out

Jun 27th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 12 min read

So superheroes hang out at a flying aircraft base like the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, or a billionaire’s personal tower like Avengers Tower, or a subterranean lair like the Batcave (where virtually every member of the Justice League has visited at one point). But what about supervillains? I mean, outside of their daily crime and larceny, what do they do? Sure, Lex Luthor has a multi-national corporation to run…

5 Chinese wedding taboos your parents would have warned you about

Jun 24th, 2018 Adventure, Asian Cinema, Drama, Romance, Singapore Film Flora Yeo 11 min read

As we might have learned in real life or in the latest Singapore film The Big Day, a Chinese wedding ceremony isn’t just about two people celebrating their love for each other. It comes with responsibilities, planning, customs to follow and taboos to avoid. To minimise the occurrence of bad luck befalling their marriage, most couples gladly abide these “rules” despite knowing that there is no scientific…

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…