Movies at the cinema in December 2018

Bid 2018 adieu with Bumblebee, Spider-Man, Mary Poppins and Aquaman! Let your hair down and enjoy the festivities this holiday season with these films at the cinema this December, for an array of blockbusters, sci-fi and family-friendly movies await. Here’s the entire list of them. Mortal Engines Release date: December 6, 2018 Cast: Hera Hilmar, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Lang, Robert Sheehan Genre: Action/Adventure Fantasy film…

The Grinch. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 grouchy green-haired characters that look (and sound) suspiciously like the Grinch

Nov 27th, 2018 Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Fantasy Marcus Goh 7 min read

If you’re not sure which Grinch we’re talking about, we’re specifically referring to the original one that stole Christmas! Dr Seuss, a writer of children’s books created him when he wrote How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The Grinch has appeared in live action before in 2000, played by an irritable Jim Carrey, who was said to personify the Grinch himself on the set of the shoot, and in animated form in 1966, voiced by…

A Disney Princess wefie in Ralph Breaks the Internet. Credit: Walt Disney Singapore

19 cameos we’re excited to see in ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

Nov 22nd, 2018 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 10 min read

Before you ask – yes, we do think that Ralph Wrecks the Internet would be a better title, but “breaking” the Internet is a thing nowadays. Wreck-It Ralph was an awesome movie because it paid homage to all the video game characters we loved like Bowser and Chun Li, utilising them in a meaningful and memorable way (instead of just throwing them in for the…

Shiren to Ragi will only be screened twice for Geki x Cine, so grab your tickets now.

[Giveaway] Yaoi, yuri, incest – do you know all these forbidden relationships from literature and pop culture?

Nov 20th, 2018 Adult Themes, Arthouse, Asian Cinema, Drama, GV Exclusive, Romance Rachel Chan 11 min read

Everyone knows William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, but do you know star-crossed lovers Jaime and Cersei Lannister, Yoon Joon-suh and Choi Eun-suh, Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar, Estha and Rahel, Tenoh Haruka and Kaioh Michiru, and Shiren and Ragi? Forbidden love has dominated the imagination of writers across eras, continents and cultures – resulting entire genres of Japanese media to sprout up based on…

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 of the cutest versions of Spider-Man you’ll ever see

Nov 18th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Free Stuff, Superheroes Marcus Goh 10 min read

We all know the web-crawler’s signature look – lanky, with giant googley eyes and (sometimes) webbed armpits. Regardless of who’s portrayed him in the films – Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, or Tom Holland, he’s still got the same, identifiable look. Even the animated versions of Spider-Man follow the same basic look of Spider-Man, like the upcoming animated version of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Now, if you’re…

Ma Dong Seok flexes his muscles and funny bone in ‘Wonderful Ghost’

Nov 18th, 2018 Action, Asian Cinema, Comedy Kimberly Lim 6 min read

Korean cinema’s favourite anti-hero is back. Korean-American actor Ma Dong Seok is doing what he does best — flexing his bulging biceps and funny bone in Wonderful Ghost.  The action comedy is a buddy cop film with a twist. A series of unexpected and unfortunate events leads to the unlikely pairing of Tae Jin (Kim Young Kwang) and Jang Su (Ma, who also goes by the English name Don Lee). While…

Stan Lee. Credit: Wow News Today

From an Asian true believer: Stan Lee, you made mine Marvel

Nov 15th, 2018 Superheroes Marcus Goh 9 min read

It was a day, just like any other, when the news of Stan Lee broke. I had just been playing the new PS4 Spider-Man game the night before and seen Stan himself make a cameo there. He was a short order cook in a cutscene where Peter and Mary Jane… talked. Then the messages started coming in, fast and furious. Stan Lee had passed on….

Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Credit: Warner Bros Pictures

Ever noticed how Gellert Grindelwald and Harry Potter are eerily similar?

Nov 14th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Teens Marcus Goh 11 min read

The biggest, baddest wizard in the magical world was Voldemort – but before he came along, a sinister villain known as Grindelwald terrorised the wizard world. Grindelwald is the chief nemesis of the Fantastic Beasts series. But unlike Voldemort – the typical villainous overlord who rules on high – Grindelwald had an intense, personal relationship with Dumbledore. He was a friend (or even more), before…

Pokemon the Movie: The Power of Us. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Quiz: Which is your spirit Pokemon – Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle?

Nov 10th, 2018 Animation, Child-friendly, GV Exclusive Marcus Goh 15 min read

If you’ve ever played Pokemon, then you don’t just want to catch ’em all – you want to be ’em all too! However, you can’t quite become all the Pokemon unless you’re a shapeshifting Ditto, and even so your derp face would be a dead giveaway. So we’ve got a quiz to see which Pokemon you’d be, like in Pokemon the Movie: The Power of…

6 unexpected genre mash-ups like ‘Rampant’ that were surprisingly successful

Nov 3rd, 2018 Action, Drama, Horror Marcus Goh 8 min read

Most filmmakers take a straightforward approach to films – take a story and pick the appropriate genre so that you know what the writing, shooting and editing style should be. But single genres aren’t enough for Korean filmmakers anymore. Now they’re making genre mash-up movies, like the upcoming zombie period drama Rampant, which also stars heartthrob Hyun Bin and silver fox Jang Dong-gun. Those Koreans are just…