The cast and crew take to the stage at the Revenge of the Pontianak gala premiere. Credit: Havas

‘Revenge of the Pontianak’ gala premiere strikes terror into the hearts of audiences at The Capitol

Aug 30th, 2019 Horror Marcus Goh 10 min read

Take Singapore’s favourite undead monster and the director of Singapore’s first commercial film released worldwide, and what do you get? A reimagining of a horror classic – Revenge of the Pontianak. Glen Goei, a National Youth Award recipient and director of films like Forever Fever and and The Blue Mansion, released his latest film about a pontianak to an adoring crowd at The Capitol on…

Angel Has Fallen. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

The plotline always featured in all special agent films, like in ‘Angel Has Fallen’

Aug 28th, 2019 Action, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

When you’re a special agent like Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) in Angel Has Fallen, you usually find yourself fighting against evil organisations or thwarting massive conspiracies that threaten to bring down entire governments. That’s the job of a special agent, right? The fate of the entire country lies on your (usually broad) shoulders as you attempt to stop whichever megalomaniacal villain who wants to take…

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

You won’t believe how many shows there are about fictional actors out there! 

Aug 22nd, 2019 Comedy, Drama Marcus Goh 9 min read

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as fictional actor Rick Dalton and the fictional stunt double Cliff Booth, respectively. But what makes it come to life is the fact that they’re surrounded by real-life actors from history, such as Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie), Jay Sebring (Emile Hirsch), and James Stacy (Timothy Olyphant), among others. This makes the fictional actors seem…

The Kitchen. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

7 movies that you didn’t know came from comics, like ‘The Kitchen’

Aug 16th, 2019 Action, Crime, Drama Marcus Goh 10 min read

One of New York’s most famous (or infamous) areas is the Hell’s Kitchen neighbourhood – which is exactly where crime drama The Kitchen takes place. If Hell’s Kitchen sounds familiar to you – it should. it’s where Daredevil comes from, and it’s also a playable area in Grand Theft Auto IV (although it’s given the clever name “Purgatory” in that game). The Kitchen follows a…

Trouble. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Need to name your dog? Here are some absolutely hilarious names for them

Aug 9th, 2019 Animation Marcus Goh 9 min read

Whether it’s your child or pet, naming a living creature is a heavy responsibility. Will they like the name that they have been saddled with for life? Will they grow up to find that they share their name with some devious criminal or a popular celebrity? Will they live up to their name, like the dog Trouble, who gets into trouble, in the movie Trouble?…

Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 Fast & Furious team-ups which would make excellent spin-offs like ‘Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw’

Aug 3rd, 2019 Action, Adventure, Thriller Marcus Goh 9 min read

The Fast & Furious film franchise is basically a superhero show without superpowers (or an action film on steroids) – and we love it! What’s not to love about fast cars, insane stunts and high octane action? In fact, the series is so popular that it’s spun off two characters into their own movie – Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw. Only the Fast &…

Movies at the cinema in August 2019

We celebrate Singapore’s 54th birthday this month with heaps of movies for you and your family to catch at the cinemas! Local director Glen Goei makes his long-awaited return to the cinema after a 10-year hiatus, with Revenge of the Pontianak, starring Nur Fazura and Remy Ishak. Modern auteur Quentin Tarantino’s 9th film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is finally screening this month, which reviewers have…