Can Singapore survive as a Traction City in ‘Mortal Engines’?

Dec 5th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction Andre Teh 10 min read

In Philip Reeve’s steampunk book series Mortal Engines, World War III has happened, and what is left of humanity roam the post-apocalyptic wasteland in cities on wheels, fighting the elements and consuming each other for survival. Now adapted into a movie of the same name, the story follows the adventures of Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan), a boy from London, and Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar), a mysterious…

Eve Hewson as Maid Marian and Taron Edgerton as Robin Hood in Robin Hood. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Everything you need to know about Robin Hood in 10 minutes

Dec 2nd, 2018 Action, Adventure Marcus Goh 10 min read

Everyone’s heard of Robin Hood in some form, whether it be the comedy musical film Robin Hood: Men in Tights, the 1973 Disney animated movie Robin Hood (wonder when we’ll get to see a live-action version of that?), or this year’s Robin Hood (starring Taron Edgerton and Jamie Foxx). But how much do you know of the original legend of Robin Hood? The legend of…

‘2.0’ and 4 other expensive, record-breaking South Asian films ever made

Dec 1st, 2018 Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 8 min read

If you’re a fan of South Asian films, then you’ll have noticed the sharp increase in the number of offerings at Golden Village – there’s one or two released every week. The production quality of such films has also skyrocketed, along with ever increasing budgets. Just look at 2.0 – it was made on a budget of USD $75 million. For reference, the recent Robin…

Michael B. Jordan is Adonis Creed in Creed II. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Why Creed II is like some strange alternative Marvel Cinematic Universe film

Dec 1st, 2018 Action, Drama Marcus Goh 11 min read

The Creed series is a continuation of the legendary Rocky film series, with Rocky himself the mentor character in the movies. It centres around the son of Rocky’s former nemesis, Adonis Creed, who seeks to make a name for himself in the boxing world. There’s lots of boxing action, training montage scenes, and of course, Rocky. We weren’t kidding about the training montage scene, by…

Movies at the cinema in December 2018

Bid 2018 adieu with Bumblebee, Spider-Man, Mary Poppins and Aquaman! Let your hair down and enjoy the festivities this holiday season with these films at the cinema this December, for an array of blockbusters, sci-fi and family-friendly movies await. Here’s the entire list of them. Mortal Engines Release date: December 6, 2018 Cast: Hera Hilmar, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Lang, Robert Sheehan Genre: Action/Adventure Fantasy film…

A Disney Princess wefie in Ralph Breaks the Internet. Credit: Walt Disney Singapore

19 cameos we’re excited to see in ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

Nov 22nd, 2018 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 10 min read

Before you ask – yes, we do think that Ralph Wrecks the Internet would be a better title, but “breaking” the Internet is a thing nowadays. Wreck-It Ralph was an awesome movie because it paid homage to all the video game characters we loved like Bowser and Chun Li, utilising them in a meaningful and memorable way (instead of just throwing them in for the…

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 of the cutest versions of Spider-Man you’ll ever see

Nov 18th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Free Stuff, Superheroes Marcus Goh 10 min read

We all know the web-crawler’s signature look – lanky, with giant googley eyes and (sometimes) webbed armpits. Regardless of who’s portrayed him in the films – Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, or Tom Holland, he’s still got the same, identifiable look. Even the animated versions of Spider-Man follow the same basic look of Spider-Man, like the upcoming animated version of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Now, if you’re…

Ma Dong Seok flexes his muscles and funny bone in ‘Wonderful Ghost’

Nov 18th, 2018 Action, Asian Cinema, Comedy Kimberly Lim 6 min read

Korean cinema’s favourite anti-hero is back. Korean-American actor Ma Dong Seok is doing what he does best — flexing his bulging biceps and funny bone in Wonderful Ghost.  The action comedy is a buddy cop film with a twist. A series of unexpected and unfortunate events leads to the unlikely pairing of Tae Jin (Kim Young Kwang) and Jang Su (Ma, who also goes by the English name Don Lee). While…

Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Credit: Warner Bros Pictures

Ever noticed how Gellert Grindelwald and Harry Potter are eerily similar?

Nov 14th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Teens Marcus Goh 11 min read

The biggest, baddest wizard in the magical world was Voldemort – but before he came along, a sinister villain known as Grindelwald terrorised the wizard world. Grindelwald is the chief nemesis of the Fantastic Beasts series. But unlike Voldemort – the typical villainous overlord who rules on high – Grindelwald had an intense, personal relationship with Dumbledore. He was a friend (or even more), before…

6 unexpected genre mash-ups like ‘Rampant’ that were surprisingly successful

Nov 3rd, 2018 Action, Drama, Horror Marcus Goh 8 min read

Most filmmakers take a straightforward approach to films – take a story and pick the appropriate genre so that you know what the writing, shooting and editing style should be. But single genres aren’t enough for Korean filmmakers anymore. Now they’re making genre mash-up movies, like the upcoming zombie period drama Rampant, which also stars heartthrob Hyun Bin and silver fox Jang Dong-gun. Those Koreans are just…