Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 of the hottest anime films to catch at the cinema this summer

May 17th, 2018 Adventure, Animation, Deals & Promotions, Free Stuff, GV Exclusive Marcus Goh 15 min read

Fandoms, rejoice. Our prayers have not only been answered on the Western front with comic-book movies like Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2, but also on the Asian front with anime feature films like Detective Conan: Zero The Enforcer and Crayon Shinchan The Movie: Bakumori! Kung Fu Boys – Ramen Chaos –! Odex (the guys who have been bringing anime films to Singapore since 2000) has teamed…

Ghostland. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Insane things that actors and actresses have gone through for their craft

May 15th, 2018 Horror, Thriller Marcus Goh 14 min read

Being an actor is easy, right? Memorise a few lines (that’s why we learned spelling and dictation back in school!), show up on set, then frown/smirk/grin while delivering your dialogue. At least, that’s what Joey Tribbiani in F.R.I.E.N.D.S taught us. Then go home (or back to your trailer), Instagram some pics, and let the money roll in! Easy peasy. That’s why so many people harbour…

Spider-Man/Peter Parker (Tom Holland), Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Drax (Dave Bautista), Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff). Credit: Marvel Studios 2018

12 times ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ paid so much attention to detail that it’s a shame if you didn’t notice them

May 13th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 17 min read

Avengers: Infinity War has officially become the biggest superhero film in history, with topping the $1.5 billion mark so far (thanks to it opening in China this week). But it’s not just a superhero slugfest of epic proportions or a massive video game come to life. There’s more than meets the eye to Avengers: Infinity War than just fast-paced quips and explosive action. There are plenty…

Yu Chau (Nick Cheung) in The Trough (低压槽). Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Movie undercover cops – why do we love them so much?

May 2nd, 2018 Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

无间道 (Infernal Affairs) made every kid want to be undercover cop when he or she grew up (although admittedly, you probably shouldn’t be watching it if you were under 13). Being an undercover cop is an equal mix of danger, glamour, heroics, and action. It takes a certain kind of person to be an undercover cop, a grizzled tough guy who secretly has a moral code…

Avengers: Infinity War. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

4 characters we think will die in Avengers: Infinity War (and 3 who will survive)

Apr 21st, 2018 Action, Adventure, Child-friendly, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes, Thriller Marcus Goh 14 min read

The answer to that is a copout, of course – half the Avengers will die in Avengers: Infinity War. After all, the trailers have shown Gamora saying that Thanos’ goal is to kill off half the universe – by assembling the Infinity Gauntlet. You see, all those world-ending artifacts that we’ve seen in previous Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies are actually the six Infinity Stones….

Unsane. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

How to shoot a movie on your iPhone just like in Unsane

Apr 18th, 2018 GV Exclusive, Thriller Marcus Goh 9 min read

Believe it or not – if you own an iPhone, you have in your hands the power to shoot a movie. It doesn’t even have to be the latest iPhone. Korean horror movie Night Fishing was shot on an iPhone 4 in 2011, and there’s even an iPhone Film Festival specially for films shot on an iPhone. Before you grab your iPhone and start fulfilling your…

Doctor Strange/Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Wong (Benedict Wong) in Okoye (Danai Gurira), Black Panther/T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlet Johansson) and Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) in Avengers: Infinity War. Credit: Marvel Studios

Your essential guide to surviving the Avengers: Infinity War Movie Marathon

Apr 17th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Child-friendly, Fantasy, GV Exclusive, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 13 min read

Can you stay awake for more than 28 hours straight? Because that’s how long the Avenger: Infinity War Movie Marathon will last – from 7.30am on April 24 to 11.30am (approximately) on April 25. It’s the ultimate test of superhuman dedication and endurance and only the most devout Marvel fans will be up for this marvellous (pun intended) ten movie screening. You’ll come away from it…

Rampage. Credit: Warner Bros Pictures

Which giant monster from ‘Rampage’ are you? Take our quiz to find out!

Apr 13th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 9 min read

Did you play the first Rampage game when it hit arcades in 1986? It was a pretty unique game when it came out in the 80s. Instead of playing a stereotypical action hero who traversed level after level defeating evil monsters – you were the evil monster. And your mission was to destroy the entire city by literally punching each building until it collapsed. And…

Love, Simon. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

No matter which way you swing, these five cathartic coming-out stories in film will move you

Apr 10th, 2018 Adult Themes, Comedy, Drama, GV Exclusive, Romance Marcus Goh 8 min read

It’s difficult to be gay. Even though attitudes have improved (Pink Dot, anyone?), there’s still a lot of social stigma attached to being gay in today’s world, especially in Asian societies. That’s why in real life, people can keep their true sexuality hidden for years (or even forever), because the cost of social exclusion may not be worth the freedom to love whoever you want….

Pacific Rim. Credit: United International Pictures

Kaiju-Jaeger hybrids and 5 other things we want to see in Pacific Rim: Uprising

Mar 22nd, 2018 Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 8 min read

Pacific Rim was every science fiction fan’s dream come true – giant robots fighting giant monsters from otherworldly dimensions as the fate of the world hung precariously in the balance. It was a grand mash-up of old monster movies, Neon Genesis Evangelion, mecha movies, Godzilla movies and virtually everything an otaku could want. There’s so much to love about Pacific Rim that its entry on…