10 things a scary house in a horror movie must have

Aug 19th, 2015 Horror Nicholas Yong 8 min read

Sinister 2 opens in Singapore this Thursday! In the aftermath of the events of Sinister, a young mother and her twin boys move into a house that is – of course – haunted. In this sequel to the 2012 hit sleeper movie, a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon of “Wayward Pines”) and her 9-year-old twin sons (real-life twins Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves in a rural…

5 things you might not know about J. D. Salinger

Jul 14th, 2015 Arthouse, Documentary, GV Exclusive Nicholas Yong 8 min read

No other published book has used the word “phony” as many times as The Catcher In The Rye. A novel by Jerome David Salinger about an adolescent boy’s contempt for humanity, it has been linked to assassins Mark David Chapman (he shot John Lennon), John Hinckley Jr (he attempted to assassinate Ronald Reagan) and Lee Harvey Oswald (the sniper who shot J.F Kennedy). Considered one of…

10 of Ted’s most R-rated gags

Jul 2nd, 2015 Comedy Nicholas Yong 8 min read

Ted 2 opens in Singapore today! The story of Johnny (Mark Wahlberg) and his foul-mouthed soft toy buddy Ted (Seth McFarlane) continues, as Ted tries to have a kid with his wife – with help from Johnny, of course. So we can all look forward to more profanity, sexual innuendo and just sheer grossness. Here’s 10 of Ted’s most R-rated gags, from both movies. 1….

3 horror movie cliches that still scare/thrill

Jun 5th, 2015 Horror Nicholas Yong 3 min read

Insidious: Chapter 3 is playing at Golden Village now! The third part of a horror trilogy that has been highly successful at the box office, it takes on the supernatural, demonic possession and other things that go bump in the night. But what is it about horror movies that terrify us so, even when they utilise the same plot devices over and over again? Here…

3 deliciously cheesy Dwayne Johnson movies [Giveaway inside]

May 26th, 2015 Action Nicholas Yong 4 min read

It’s almost here! San Andreas, the disaster movie where Dwayne Johnson comes to save the day (from an earthquake, no less!), opens in Singapore on Thursday (May 28). But it’s not the first time that The Rock has taken on impossible odds and lived to tell the tale. Here’s three Dwayne Johnson movies that pile on the cheese – and make things extra fun in…

3 awesome spy comedies to warm you up for Spy

May 20th, 2015 Comedy Nicholas Yong 3 min read

Spy opens in Singapore tomorrow! Starring Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law and Jason Statham, it’s the story of desk-bound analyst Susan Cooper (McCarthy), who is forced to go undercover when two top agents are compromised. And of course, hilarity ensues. Get ready for Spy with these three awesome spy comedies! 1. RED (2010) Never, ever underestimate old, retired spies – they have nothing to lose, and…

Bet you didn’t know Sofia Vergara starred in these shows

May 3rd, 2015 Comedy Nicholas Yong 2 min read

Hot Pursuit, starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara, opens this Thursday. Doing comedy is no stretch for Vergara, who’s been on the highly popular mockumentary Modern Family since 2009. But did you know that the 42-year-old Colombian stunner has a long list of acting credits? For example, her first acting role in Hollywood was in Baywatch (shock horror, you’re not surprised?), in 1999. Here’s three shows we’re pretty…

Why Unfriended will leave you in tears

Apr 30th, 2015 Horror Nicholas Yong 4 min read

Unfriended: Now, here’s a horror movie for the social media age. No, it’s not about one man’s drive to unfriend the people he doesn’t like on Facebook. It’s the story of a revenge plot on a group of teenagers, in the wake of a shaming video that caused a classmate to kill herself. It’s also produced by Timur Bekmambetov, the Kazakh-Russian director who shot to…

3 reasons you must watch Monsters: Dark Continent

Apr 17th, 2015 Action, Premiere, Thriller Nicholas Yong 4 min read

If you need a reason to watch Monsters: Dark Continent, here’s three: Monsters, aliens and guns. Any questions? Jokes aside, there’s lots of  things that will draw you to this independent British sci-fi thriller, about what happens 10 years after an alien invasion of the Earth, and how the U.S. Army attempts to repel the invaders. Intrigued already? Here’s our three reasons you should watch…

5 times the Fast and Furious movies defied the laws of physics

Apr 6th, 2015 Action, Premiere Nicholas Yong 3 min read

Furious 7 opened in Singapore last Thursday (April 2). Time to revisit all those times the Fast and Furious movies made us sit up and ask: “Is that even possible??” Because honestly, why else would you even watch a Fast And Furious movie? So here it is, in no particular: 5 impossibly improbable stunts from the six movies. 1) Car, meet tank. Tank, this is car….