Make your first M18 film ‘The Happytime Murders’ at GV cinemas

Sep 9th, 2018 Action, Adult Themes, Comedy, Crime, Deals & Promotions, Drama, Event, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 3 min read

Have you just turned 18 or are you turning 18 this Wednesday? How about celebrating by watching an M18 movie? Golden Village Movie Club is inviting you to make The Happytime Murders your very first M18 film (at a cinema, ahem), and in return, you’ll get a special popcorn cupcake, Nanowhite Fresh skincare samples, and photo ops by FujiFilm Instax – all at a special…

Dear director Jon M. Chu, could you please do a Singapore remake of Crazy Rich Asians?

Aug 22nd, 2018 Asian Cinema, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Singapore Film Rachel Chan 20 min read

Poor director Jon M. Chu. It’s so difficult to please everyone. Right after most media channels lauded Crazy Rich Asians for being the first Hollywood blockbuster ever with an all-Asian cast, his movie, as well as the book it was based on, was criticised for not being “woke” enough. You might have read the article on Vox by now, which says that both the book…

Go all around the world with Thomas & Friends’ 2018 feature film

Aug 20th, 2018 Animation, Child-friendly, Event, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 5 min read

In this year’s Thomas & Friends full-length feature film, Thomas is going on his most epic journey ever as he leaves Sodor to fulfil his dream of seeing the world. He goes to China, South America and even Africa, where he meets a new friend, Nia, in Kenya. Want to join Thomas in this action-packed adventure? Bring your little ones to Thomas & Friends: Big…

Relive Leslie Cheung in original Cantonese at GV’s HK Film Fest

Jul 22nd, 2018 Asian Cinema, Event, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 12 min read

If you have ever gotten into an argument with your parents or grandparents about whether a Hong Kong film is the same be it in Mandarin or the original Cantonese version, it’s time to experience the truth. From July 26 to August 1, watch a total of seven Hong Kong films spanning two decades, from 1997 to 2017. Start with Who’s the Man, Who’s the Woman (1997)…

GV Bedok’s pyjama party a hit with eastsiders

Jul 19th, 2018 Deals & Promotions, Event, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 5 min read

When Golden Village Bedok opened with a bang on June 23, it effectively ended the neighbourhood’s decade-long, cinema-less predicament. In the past, Bedok Town Centre was the place to go to for movies because it had four cinemas at one point! The very last one to be torn down in the early 2000’s was Princess Theatre, located in the exact same corner Djitsun Mall Bedok now…

Palm d’Or winner ‘Shoplifters’ a grim exploration of family ties

Jul 15th, 2018 Adult Themes, Asian Cinema, Awards, Drama Rachel Chan 11 min read

Don’t be fooled by the friendly-looking family portrait (above) featured in the movie poster – there is more than meets the eye. Shoplifters, the latest movie by Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda, is an M18 film which does serious weightlifting in exploring the idea of closeness in familial relationships. As winner of this year’s Palm d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Shoplifters is more educational than entertaining,…

GV Bedok is now open and here are their opening promotions

Jul 5th, 2018 Event, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 9 min read

Golden Village Bedok opened its doors on Saturday, June 23, becoming the 13th GV cineplex and the only cinema in the Bedok neighbourhood. It is located where the former Princess Theatre used to stand; at the corner of Bedok North Street 1, on the fourth floor of the brand new Djitsun Mall Bedok, across the street from Bedok Mall. GV celebrated its opening by rewarding…

International team to work on local film ‘Fat Hope’

Jun 17th, 2018 Asian Cinema, Celebrities, Comedy, Drama, Singapore Film Rachel Chan 4 min read

A Chinese New Year film for 2019 is in the works. Boasting Taiwanese lead actors and the Taiwanese production designer of Cape No. 7 and Café Waiting Love, it will also have an acclaimed special effects makeup team from Hollywood to work on set. Written and directed by Joyce Lee, Fat Hope will star Taiwanese actors Alien Huang 黄鸿升 (小鬼) and Lin Yu Pin 林育品 (阿喜). The two were in town for a…

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Free rewards merchants don’t advertise ‘cos they’re so good

Jun 16th, 2018 Deals & Promotions, Event, Free Stuff, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 8 min read

Anyone up for free music, free food, free books, discount coupons, free movie vouchers, and free cash? As anyone using Spotify would know, the best things in life are free. But what does an app have to do with the rest of the abovementioned free stuff? I’ll get to that in a bit. In the old world, merchants sussed out who were their loyal customers…

‘Mudras Calling’ Blog Aloud brings Singapore’s Myanmarese community together

Jun 4th, 2018 Asian Cinema, Drama, Event Rachel Chan 9 min read

More than 10 days before the Mudras Calling Blog Aloud session was to happen on May 26, Golden Village already knew that a warm reception awaited the director and cast – tickets were almost sold out within the same day they were released for sale. Unlike a normal movie screening where the show ends with the credits, a Blog Aloud session at Golden Village cinemas involves…