Movies at the cinema in August 2018

August is Singapore’s birthday month and rightly so, all eyes will be on us when a certain Hollywood blockbuster set in Singapore opens. If you don’t know what I’m talking about yet, read on for that, as well as a rundown of movies in August we think you should watch.   The Darkest Minds Release Date: August 2, 2018 Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Gwendoline…

50 First Kisses. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

’50 First Kisses’ vs ’50 First Dates’ – which is the better romantic comedy?

Jul 24th, 2018 Asian Cinema, Comedy, Romance Marcus Goh 11 min read

Picture this – a seemingly normal girl who cannot form any new memories, and hence lives the same day over and over again, thanks to her loving family (who wants to prevent her from getting hurt). It sounds like a recipe for a dating disaster, but it has oddly become the basis for not one, not two, but a grand total of four romantic comedies, including the…

Relive Leslie Cheung in original Cantonese at GV’s HK Film Fest

Jul 22nd, 2018 Asian Cinema, Event, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 12 min read

If you have ever gotten into an argument with your parents or grandparents about whether a Hong Kong film is the same be it in Mandarin or the original Cantonese version, it’s time to experience the truth. From July 26 to August 1, watch a total of seven Hong Kong films spanning two decades, from 1997 to 2017. Start with Who’s the Man, Who’s the Woman (1997)…

GV Bedok’s pyjama party a hit with eastsiders

Jul 19th, 2018 Deals & Promotions, Event, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 5 min read

When Golden Village Bedok opened with a bang on June 23, it effectively ended the neighbourhood’s decade-long, cinema-less predicament. In the past, Bedok Town Centre was the place to go to for movies because it had four cinemas at one point! The very last one to be torn down in the early 2000’s was Princess Theatre, located in the exact same corner Djitsun Mall Bedok now…

Palm d’Or winner ‘Shoplifters’ a grim exploration of family ties

Jul 15th, 2018 Adult Themes, Asian Cinema, Awards, Drama Rachel Chan 11 min read

Don’t be fooled by the friendly-looking family portrait (above) featured in the movie poster – there is more than meets the eye. Shoplifters, the latest movie by Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda, is an M18 film which does serious weightlifting in exploring the idea of closeness in familial relationships. As winner of this year’s Palm d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Shoplifters is more educational than entertaining,…

Watch a kickass K-movie on GV’s Jjang Wednesdays

Jul 9th, 2018 Adult Themes, Asian Cinema, Comedy, Crime, Drama, GV Exclusive, Romance, Thriller Gwen Ng 21 min read

Jjang Jjang Jjang. Mark your calendars this July and August, for Jjang Wednesday. What’s Jjang? It’s a Korean slang to describe all things awesome, super, and terrific. We’re talking about a line-up of kick-ass never-been-screened Korean flicks screened at Golden Village Plaza and Tiong Bahru every Wednesday, for six weeks in a row starting July 11. Whatever your mid-week mood, there’s a movie to suit it. The Popping Post recommends…

Ant-Man and the Wasp. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Six other aliases that you didn’t know Ant-Man had in the comics

Jul 7th, 2018 Action, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 9 min read

Quick, can you name the founding members of the Avengers? Of course you can. Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man, and the Wasp. Wait what – Ant-Man and the Wasp? That’s right. In the comics, the five original members of the Avengers included Ant-Man and the Wasp – and the original team came together to thwart the dastardly schemes of Loki (just like in the movie)….

GV Bedok is now open and here are their opening promotions

Jul 5th, 2018 Event, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 9 min read

Golden Village Bedok opened its doors on Saturday, June 23, becoming the 13th GV cineplex and the only cinema in the Bedok neighbourhood. It is located where the former Princess Theatre used to stand; at the corner of Bedok North Street 1, on the fourth floor of the brand new Djitsun Mall Bedok, across the street from Bedok Mall. GV celebrated its opening by rewarding…

‘Brother of the Year’ leads Nichkhun, Yaya and Sunny reveal their true selves

Jul 4th, 2018 Asian Cinema, Celebrities, Comedy, Event Gwen Ng 8 min read

The hashtags on the poster say #BossySister, #DemonBrother and #PerfectBoyfriend, but do the Brother of the Year leads Nichkhun, Yaya and Sunny deserve these epithets in real life? As we found out, Nickhun is the #ObsessiveGoogler; Sunny is a #NeatFreak and Yaya is the #CoddledChild. Thai-American heartthrob Nichkhun Horvejkul was in town on Monday, speaking to media alongside director Vithaya Thongyuyong and co-stars Sunny Suwanmethanont and…