Doraemon and Nobita in 'Doraemon: Nobita's Chronicle Of The Moon Exploration'. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Why Doraemon would be the perfect astronaut!

Jul 30th, 2019 Animation, Child-friendly Marcus Goh 9 min read

Ah, the Moon. Ever since humanity gazed into the heavens and realised that the Moon was actually a physical, spheroid astronomical body, we’ve been obsessed with attempts at space travel, just like in Doraemon: Nobita’s Chronicle Of The Moon Exploration. Remember the great Space Race of the 1950s (if you’re old enough to, that is)? So it’s no wonder that in movies and television, outer space…

Luke Evans as Ben Hawkins in 'Ma'. Credit: Coming Soon

Who is Luke Evans and why does he look so familiar?

Jul 26th, 2019 Drama, Horror Marcus Goh 9 min read

If you’re a cinephile, you’ll have noticed a familiar face who’s appeared more frequently in recent films like psychological horror movie Ma. He’s none other than Luke Evans, that guy who looks a lot like Orlando Bloom, but isn’t! He’s popped up as protagonists and antagonists in films, showing us just how versatile he is when it comes to roles. And he’s believable both as…

Mufasa and Simba in 'The Lion King'. Credit: Walt Disney Studios

Why are lions the king of the Serengeti, like in ‘The Lion King’?

Jul 21st, 2019 Animation, Drama, Musical Marcus Goh 9 min read

The Lion King is a story about the succession of royalty in the Pridelands, an African savanna that is inhabited completely by animals. The lions are clearly the rulers of this idyllic paradise, so the battle to be the next king of the Pridelands is purely between the lions. But oddly, none of the other animals ever seem to object to the lions ruling over…

Crayon Shin-chan: Dangerous Honeymoon - The Lost Daddy. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Anime like ‘Crayon Shin-chan’ can make these ordinary places seem romantic

Jul 15th, 2019 Animation, Child-friendly Marcus Goh 8 min read

The amazing thing about anime is how it can make anything look beautiful – just look at the Crayon Shin-chan series! While Shin-chan and his family are unmistakably ugly (they were designed that way, after all), they’re still pretty decent to look at, in a cute anime way. Just take a look at Shin-chan and his parents in Crayon Shin-chan: Dangerous Honeymoon – The Lost…

Annabelle vs Chucky. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Chucky from ‘Child’s Play’ versus Annabelle – which freaky doll would win?

Jul 14th, 2019 Horror Marcus Goh 7 min read

Before we get into the battle proper, let’s establish which Chucky we’re talking about here. We’re referring to Chucky from Child’s Play (2019), not Child’s Play (1988). While they’re both about a psychotic murder doll named Chucky who’s out to terrorise families and innocent children, the origin story has been updated this year. Child’s Play (1988) explained that Chucky was the result of voodoo magic gone wrong. But…

Spider-Man: Far From Home. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Spider-Man isn’t just an Avenger – he’s also a member of all these other superhero teams!

Jul 5th, 2019 Superheroes Marcus Goh 12 min read

Ever since Spider-Man was introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, one of his defining traits is his desire and excitement to be an Avenger. Remember how eager he was to impress in Captain America: Civil War (his first appearance)? His excitement to continue doing Avenger-y stuff in Spider-Man: Homecoming? His obedience in Avengers: Infinity War? Well, he’s back in Spider-Man: Far From Home, although the…

Movies at the cinema in July 2019

For most younger moviegoers, July means the start of the second and last semester of the school, but on the movie calender, it is full steam ahead. The first blockbuster of the month to be released is Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, a movie that has been said to be the finale to the MCU’s Infinity Saga, as well as the much-anticipated live action remake of…