Some not-so-secret voices of pets like those in ‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’

May 30th, 2019 Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy Andre Teh 14 min read

If you’re a pet owner, have you ever wondered what would it be like to understand your animal companion’s barks, purrs or chirps? Well, thanks to the magic of animation and voice acting, the critters in Illumination Entertainment’s new movie perfectly intelligible! Our favourite house pets in The Secret Life Of Pets 2 get up to some big adventures to boot in this sequel to the 2016 film….

Celebrities’ kids who are allowed to be unconventional

May 28th, 2019 Animation, Celebrities, Child-friendly, Event, Free Stuff, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 11 min read

What do you do if your son wants to dress up like a Disney princess? Or if your daughter insists on dressing in only boys’ clothes? Do you make your kids change the way they are? Or do you go the route of the UglyDolls and celebrate what’s unconventional? These days, modern parents are wiser to the fact that gender identification can be non-binary, and…

Aladdin (Mena Massoud) meets the larger-than-life blue Genie (Will Smith) in Aladdin. Credit: Walt Disney Pictures

Your ultimate guide to asking for wishes from Aladdin’s Genie

May 23rd, 2019 Action, Adventure, Child-friendly, Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance Marcus Goh 9 min read

Aladdin is literally the greatest wish fulfilment story in the world. After all, who hasn’t had a wish that they wanted to come true? In the film, Aladdin doesn’t just get one wish – he gets three of them. While it’s clear that Aladdin hasn’t quite thought through how to maximise his wishes (and for that matter, neither does the villainous Jafar) and get the…

How Keanu Reeves becomes the perfect hitman in ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’

May 15th, 2019 Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller, Uncategorized Andre Teh 17 min read

Keanu Reeves is back in action in John Wick: Chapter 3 as the eponymous contract killer called out of retirement. Now declared excommunicado (a persona non grata in the assassin community) and with a US$14 million bounty on his head, Wick seeks absolution from the High Table, a council of the world’s top crime bosses. Meanwhile, fellow hitman and not-so-secret admirer Zero (Mark Dacascos) and…

Pokémon Detective Pikachu. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Do you know which Pokémon can actually speak English?

May 10th, 2019 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 8 min read

In Pokémon Detective Pikachu, former Pokémon trainer Tim Goodman (Justice Smith) discovers a Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds) with a special power – it/he speaks English (we’re talking about the Pikachu, not Tim)! If you’re a Pokémon fan, you’ll know why that’s amazing, because Pokémon generally can’t speak English. Pokémon communicate with each other by repeating their name again and again (kind of like Groot), so Pikachu generally goes “Pika pi”…

Games conmen play like the one in ‘The Hustle’

May 8th, 2019 Comedy Andre Teh 13 min read

We hate them in real life but love them in the movies. Conmen, or in the case of Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson in new comedy The Hustle, conwomen – occupy a special place in the public imagination. It’s the only place where we celebrate them for their temerity to steal people’s money from right under their noses. Part psychologist, part sociologist and all illusionist,…

Charlize Theron as Charlotte Field and Seth Rogen as Fred Flarsky in Long Shot. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Are you better at dating than Fred (Seth Rogen) in ‘Long Shot’?

May 3rd, 2019 Comedy, Romance Marcus Goh 12 min read

All species need to mate in order to ensure their continued survival. And yet, despite being at the top of the food chain, humans can be notoriously bad at it. That’s not to say that all humans are bad at the dating game – some of them can be dark horses in the dating world, like Fred (Seth Rogen) in Long Shot. Being a romantic…