Movies at the cinema in September 2018

September looks to be a great month to spend some time at the cinema, with sequels, spin-offs movies and action-thrillers to keep you on the edge of your seat! There’s also a very special, very furry R-rated comedy and a couple of chick flicks worth checking out. Another reason to go to the cinema in September: Golden Village Movie Club’s 11th birthday falls on this…

Dear director Jon M. Chu, could you please do a Singapore remake of Crazy Rich Asians?

Aug 22nd, 2018 Asian Cinema, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Singapore Film Rachel Chan 20 min read

Poor director Jon M. Chu. It’s so difficult to please everyone. Right after most media channels lauded Crazy Rich Asians for being the first Hollywood blockbuster ever with an all-Asian cast, his movie, as well as the book it was based on, was criticised for not being “woke” enough. You might have read the article on Vox by now, which says that both the book…

Go all around the world with Thomas & Friends’ 2018 feature film

Aug 20th, 2018 Animation, Child-friendly, Event, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 5 min read

In this year’s Thomas & Friends full-length feature film, Thomas is going on his most epic journey ever as he leaves Sodor to fulfil his dream of seeing the world. He goes to China, South America and even Africa, where he meets a new friend, Nia, in Kenya. Want to join Thomas in this action-packed adventure? Bring your little ones to Thomas & Friends: Big…

What movies like ‘Along With The Gods’ has taught us about Korean customs

Aug 19th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Asian Cinema, Celebrities Kimberly Lim 8 min read

As a kid, I’d try to get extra TV time. In front of my mother, I would plead my case, extolling the goggle box’s educational benefits.  It was part excuse, part truth. I swear. Case in point, the South Korean fantasy blockbuster Along With The Gods (AWTG for short). The two-part flick (a third-part is scheduled to be filmed next year) is a dazzling CGI packed,…

Seng (Noah Yap) looks like he just spotted the RSM in 2359: The Haunting Hour. Credit: Golden Village Pictures

Can you make it through this list of the most “horrific” things in NS?

Aug 9th, 2018 Horror Marcus Goh 9 min read

If you’ve served your time during National Service (NS), you’ll have heard more ghost stories than in the True Singapore Ghost Stories series. The thing is – ghosts aren’t real (looks over shoulder just to check). Some of the horrific things you’ll see in NS could match the tales of 2359: The Haunting Hour. It would shake the even the steeliest soldier around. Take a look at…

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again: Sing-along to the ABBA tribute sequel

Aug 6th, 2018 Celebrities, GV Exclusive, Musical, Romance Kimberly Lim 7 min read

There’s something immensely gratifying about basking in feel-good music. Think kids and Disney die-hards belting out “Let It Go”  at the top of their lungs, on loop. Adults, don’t judge the Frozen fanatics. The ladies sitting behind me in the cinema, I’m talking to you. I heard you crooning to the chorus of “Mamma Mia!” while we were at the same Golden Village Movie Club…

The Spy Who Dumped Me. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Quiz: Could you be The Spy Who Dumped Mila Kunis?

Aug 3rd, 2018 Action, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 12 min read

A spy’s life is perfect. You get to travel to exotic locations. Your job scope includes seducing (and being seduced by) beautiful people like Mila Kunis. You also get to dump beautiful people like the douchebag in The Spy Who Dumped Me. All in all, it’s a pretty good gig! Who wouldn’t want to sign up to be a spy? But before you apply to…

‘The Darkest Minds’ director on her live-action debut, diversity and strong women

Aug 2nd, 2018 Action, Teens, Thriller Elaine Lipworth 17 min read

Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson sits down for an interview about The Darkest Minds, a thrilling, romantic and uplifting adventure film starring Amandla Stenberg in the leading role. The film marks Yuh Nelson’s first venture into live-action; she is already an acclaimed director of animated movies. The Darkest Minds is set in a very near future society where most of the nation’s children have perished – victims of a terrible disease. The surviving children are considered to be dangerous Enemies of the State because they possess…