Chris Hemsworth (H) with M (Tessa Thompson) in Men in Black: International. Credit: Sony Pictures Releasing

5 burning questions answered about the ‘Men in Black’ universe

Jun 16th, 2019 Action, Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 11 min read

If you’ve never watched a Men in Black movie (gasp!), here’s the lowdown. The Men in Black are a secret organisation on Earth consisting of mostly gorgeous people dressed in spiffy black suits. Their mission: to keep the peace on Earth. What sort of peace, you may ask? Well, it turns out that Earth is actually a melting pot of cultures – for alien civilisations…

GVmax at Golden Village Vivocity. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Singapore’s biggest cinema screen at GVMax has been upgraded with laser projection

Jun 14th, 2019 GV Exclusive Marcus Goh 7 min read

If you’re a true cinephile, you’ll know where to get the most epic cinema experience in Singapore – GVmax at Golden Village Vivocity. It boasts a 22.4m cinema screen (the length of 2 SBS buses combined), which is one of the widest screens in Singapore. It is also equipped with a Dolby Atmos surround sound system with 67 speakers, offering the most immersive cinematic experience…

Marina Bay Sands in Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire. Credit: ©2019 Gosho Aoyama/Detective Conan Committee and Odex

See Singapore in a different light in ‘Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire’

Jun 10th, 2019 Action, Animation, Child-friendly, Crime, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 9 min read

The year was 2016. The Singapore Writers’ Festival had a very special guest – the  creator of the Detective Conan series, Gosho Aoyama. Of course, Detective Conan fans were delighted to have the creator of their beloved series visiting our sunny island – but little did they know that he had fallen in love with Singapore as well. So when Aoyama-san returned home, he set…

X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

The many different names of Jean Grey – the Dark Phoenix

Jun 7th, 2019 Action, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 11 min read

It’s that time of the year when all girls who are named Jean rejoice – because a powerful, feminine role model named Jean returns to the silver screen in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. In case you’re not up to speed, here’s the basic premise of the whole movie. the X-Men are mutants – human beings who are born with special powers (thanks to a genetic mutation)…

Godzilla II: King of the Monsters. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Could monstrous Titans like Godzilla be lurking in Singapore all this while?

Jun 1st, 2019 Action, Adventure, Disaster, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 10 min read

In Godzilla II: King of the Monsters, it’s revealed that Godzilla isn’t the only gigantic prehistoric monster on our planet – plenty of others exist. Of course, if you watched 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, you’d already have learnt that lots of Lovecraftian giants roam Earth (like Skullcrawlers and King Kong himself). So it should be no surprise that gargantuan lepidopterans like Mothra lurk in the deepest…

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…

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”…

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…

Avengers: Endgame. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Who’s going to die for real in ‘Avengers: Endgame’? Our spoiler-free predictions

Apr 24th, 2019 Action, Superheroes Marcus Goh 19 min read

Half of the universe died in Avengers: Infinity War – including half of the Avengers (including all those who aren’t officially christened Avengers yet) – when the Mad Titan finally acquired all the Infinity Stones and obliterated 50% of reality. As shocking as it was, we all knew they’d be back in Avengers: Endgame for the final battle against Thanos. Every superhero in the Marvel Cinematic…

La Llorona in The Curse of the Weeping Woman. Credit: Dread Central

The world’s most famous fearsome female ghosts immortalised in movies

Apr 17th, 2019 Horror Marcus Goh 12 min read

Think you’ve got the guts to read about ghosts like La Llorona in The Curse of the Weeping Woman? Still, proceed with caution. Don’t say we didn’t warn you when you find yourself tossing and turning in bed – or when you catch a fleeting glimpse of a long-haired female ghost out of the corner of your eye. You see, witches and banshees have long…