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…

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 adaptions of ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’ you never expected would exist

Nov 3rd, 2018 Action, Adventure, Child-friendly, Drama, Fantasy, Musical Marcus Goh 8 min read

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is a classic tale of fantasy, love and parents who don’t believe what their children say. A young girl falls in love with a nutcracker doll (a doll of a soldier, built to crack nuts) and travels with him to a fantasy realm, but is greeted with disbelief by her parents when she returns. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is…