Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 of our favourite pop culture characters named ‘Zero’

Jun 23rd, 2018 Action, Animation, Crime, Thriller Marcus Goh 9 min read

Despite the fact that “zero” literally means nothing, it’s become a rather popular name for pop culture characters. Pop culture tends to see “zero” as something cool, which is why most fictional characters named Zero are pretty awesome (although there are some characters named Zero who are literally… zeroes). And zero is a pretty remarkable number in mathematics, with several unique properties. In fact, some ancient…

Asian actresses for the perfect ‘Ocean’s 8’ remake

Jun 13th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Celebrities, Comedy Flora Yeo 16 min read

One of the most anticipated summer blockbusters hitting the big screen this June is Ocean’s 8, the female-led Ocean’s Eleven reboot. In the movie, Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) – Danny Ocean’s (George Clooney) younger sister – has her heart set on a Cartier necklace worth US$150 million. She assembles the perfect crew to swipe it, in true Ocean style, from under everyone’s noses, at the party of the…

The Incredibles 2. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 super-powered onscreen families that we secretly wish to be part of

Jun 12th, 2018 Action, Animation, Child-friendly, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 11 min read

We’ve all wanted super powers at some point – but it’s a lonely life, being a superhero. You’ve got to keep your identity a secret to prevent your friends and family from being hurt, and there’s nobody you can tell your problems to. That’s why the best thing you can wish for is for your whole family to have super powers! Imagine fighting crime alongside…

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Credit: United International Pictures

What would happen in a world where dinosaurs keep escaping from theme parks

Jun 6th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 10 min read

As much as we love the Jurassic World series, we can’t help but ask – why do humans keep growing giant murderous animals (i.e, dinosaurs) and then letting them escape? Even in Avengers: Infinity War, when Bruce Banner discovers that Tony Stark has lost track of Vision, he quips “You lost another super-bot?!” We love watching dinosaurs inflicting massive amounts of collateral damage, but sometimes…

Movies at the cinema in June 2018

June school holidays are upon us and that means the beginning of Summer blockbuster season! We piece together all the movies that will be released in June 2018 – there will be tears, laughter and suspense. There’s even an Italian Film Festival for you to feel like you’re soaking up the Italian summer sunshine. Mamma Mia! Ciao Bella! Here are the movies to look out…

Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Credit: Walt Disney Pictures

5 stars who could also have made an excellent young Han Solo

May 22nd, 2018 Action, Adventure, Celebrities, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 12 min read

Picking an actor for the role of young Han Solo for Solo: A Star Wars Story was one of the most contentious casting choices ever made. Solo: A Star Wars Story may boast some acting heavyweights like Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover and Woody Harrelson, but ultimately the most important cast member is the one who plays the titular character, Han Solo. American actor Alden Ehrenreich was picked…

Cable and Deadpool. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Wait, you mean Josh Brolin (Thanos) plays another Marvel character in ‘Deadpool 2’?!

May 19th, 2018 Action, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 10 min read

You know Thanos, that big purple bad guy in Avengers: Infinity War? It turns out that he’s also playing another leading Marvel character in Deadpool 2 – Cable! If you’re even a casual fan of the X-Men (or you watched the 90’s X-Men animated series), you’ll know how important Cable is to the X-Men mythos. That’s why him appearing in Deadpool 2 is so important –…

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…

Movies at the cinema in May 2018

Apr 30th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Animation, Asian Cinema, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller Melvin Tan 14 min read

Could there be any more movies you would want to watch after Avengers: Infinity War? But of course! From crime thrillers to horror flicks to comedy to romance, the cinema line-up for May 2018 includes Wes Anderson’s latest production and the much-anticipated Solo: A Star Wars Story. And oh, there’s a full-length anime feature, too. The Trough 低压槽 (Mandarin) Release Date: May 1, 2018 Cast:…