Ghost Wife. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Terrified by ghost baby movies like ‘Ghost Wife’? You shouldn’t be and here’s why

Mar 31st, 2019 Horror Marcus Goh 11 min read

Babies are adorable. But they’re also very, very difficult to take care of. If you’re a parent, I can already see you nodding your head in agreement, and your eyebags from all that sleep deprivation. Ask any parent of a newborn and they’ll tell you the thing they miss most in the world is undisturbed slumber, and they’ll give anything to be able to get…

Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Nail these powers and be a Kamen Rider now!

Mar 30th, 2019 Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

Do you remember the ill-fated Masked Rider series of the 90’s? Just like Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Masked Rider was a television programme that was developed using footage from an existing Japanese series. What was that series? Yes, you guessed right – Kamen Rider. The premise is simple: a hero (or two) is chosen and given special powers, a mask, and a spiffy motorcycle. His mission…

Get to know these famous elephants in movies, from ‘Dumbo’ to ‘Pop Aye’

Mar 28th, 2019 Asian Cinema, Child-friendly Gwen Ng 7 min read

We’re taking the time to honour pop culture’s prominent pachyderms, just as Disney’s Dumbo is flying back onto the big screens in a live action remake. Elephant lovers, no need to wait till September 22, which is National Elephant Appreciation Day. In Dumbo (2019), struggling circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists a former star and his two children to care for Dumbo, a baby elephant…

Double trouble: 5 movies of deadly doppelgängers like the ones in ‘Us’

Mar 21st, 2019 Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller Andre Teh 18 min read

Ever heard of the expression “you’re your own worst enemy”? Well, in director Jordan Peele’s new horror movie, Us, the idiom is taken to a literal level when a seemingly average American family encounter a group of strangers that look just like them. Except their doubles have creepy grins. They wear blood-red jumpsuits and fingerless gloves. And each wields a pair of large, golden scissors……

The Kid Who Would Be King. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Some of the most interesting interpretations of King Arthur on screen

Mar 21st, 2019 Action, Adventure, Fantasy Marcus Goh 8 min read

“Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil is rightwise king born of all England.” This was the inscription on a mystical stone that had a sword lodged within it, from Thomas Malory’s classic Le Morte d’Arthur, the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. And on one fateful day, a man came and pulled that sword out of the…

How much tissue to bring to watch ill-fated romances like ‘Five Feet Apart’

Mar 19th, 2019 Romance, Teens Gwen Ng 9 min read

Filmmakers can’t seem to stop making movies about ill-fated couples. Literally ill in the case of our leads in the upcoming hospital romance Five Feet Apart.   Audiences ain’t masochists. But we keep returning to the cinemas to vicariously experience the agony of lovebirds torn apart by a fatal disease. In other words, a relationship with a looming expiration date. You’re probably familiar with the story: either one or both of…

Catch Alexander Skarsgård as Stefan Lubert in forbidden romance ‘The Aftermath’

Mar 16th, 2019 Adult Themes, Celebrities, Romance, War Rachel Chan 11 min read

It was, says Alexander Skarsgård, a very easy decision when he was asked to join a stellar cast for James Kent’s post World War II drama The Aftermath.  For a start, he already had it on the authority of one of his close friends, fellow Swedish actor Alicia Vikander, that Kent was a very fine director. Ms Vikander had starred in one of the British…

5 theme parks that aren’t as family-friendly as ‘Wonder Park’

Mar 14th, 2019 Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Fantasy Andre Teh 14 min read

Imagine if you could make your dream theme park a reality – no lines, no broken rides and endless cotton candy! In the new animated film Wonder Park, 10-year-old Cameron “June” Bailey (Brianna Denski) finds that the theme park she made up when she was younger has come to life. It’s a magical place filled with talking animals, insane roller coasters and the unbridled creativity…

Captain Marvel. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Who are Captain Marvel, Ms Marvel, and Binary – and why are they important?

Mar 6th, 2019 Action, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 11 min read

If your answer is “because Captain Marvel is the most powerful character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)”, you’re absolutely right. Marvel Studio’s head honcho Kevin Feige himself said that in a recent interview (below) and we’ve even got an entire film, Captain Marvel, covering her origin story and linking her to the most anticipated MCU movie ever, Avengers: Endgame. Eh… most powerful character in…

Five of the evillest children ever spawned in horror movies

Mar 6th, 2019 Horror, Thriller Jedd Jong 14 min read

If there were a daycare centre for juvenile cinematic horrors, which movie leads would top the class? With The Prodigy creeping into theatres tomorrow, there’s going to be another contender for “most evil child spawned in a horror movie”. Tapping into our innermost fears and exploiting them in perverse ways, horror movies use children to show how innocence can be corrupted. The arrival of children into…