Double trouble: 5 movies of deadly doppelgängers like the ones in ‘Us’

Mar 21st, 2019 Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller Andre Teh 18 min read

Ever heard of the expression “you’re your own worst enemy”? Well, in director Jordan Peele’s new horror movie, Us, the idiom is taken to a literal level when a seemingly average American family encounter a group of strangers that look just like them. Except their doubles have creepy grins. They wear blood-red jumpsuits and fingerless gloves. And each wields a pair of large, golden scissors……

The Kid Who Would Be King. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Some of the most interesting interpretations of King Arthur on screen

Mar 21st, 2019 Action, Adventure, Fantasy Marcus Goh 8 min read

“Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil is rightwise king born of all England.” This was the inscription on a mystical stone that had a sword lodged within it, from Thomas Malory’s classic Le Morte d’Arthur, the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. And on one fateful day, a man came and pulled that sword out of the…

Captain Marvel. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Who are Captain Marvel, Ms Marvel, and Binary – and why are they important?

Mar 6th, 2019 Action, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 11 min read

If your answer is “because Captain Marvel is the most powerful character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)”, you’re absolutely right. Marvel Studio’s head honcho Kevin Feige himself said that in a recent interview (below) and we’ve even got an entire film, Captain Marvel, covering her origin story and linking her to the most anticipated MCU movie ever, Avengers: Endgame. Eh… most powerful character in…

Movies at the cinema in March 2019

Two months of 2019 have flown by in a flash and we are inching closer to blockbuster season, where some of the year’s most highly-anticipated movies are coming to the big screens! Kicking it all off is superhero flick, Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel, which has finally arrived after years of impatient waiting. Did you catch the film’s stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and Gemma…

Reading between the lines at Captain Marvel’s Asia press conference

Feb 17th, 2019 Action, Adventure, Celebrities, Superheroes Rachel Chan 10 min read

How was it like to film the movie with four cats? Will the audience see Nick Fury engaged in fight sequences in Captain Marvel the movie? Is Captain Marvel key to defeating Thanos? The Captain Marvel cast and its directors fielded these questions posed by a roomful of journalists who had awaited their arrival with bated breath at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention…

Emmet and Rex Dangervest

Five toy stories that ‘The Lego Movie 2’ fans can deconstruct

Feb 8th, 2019 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Superheroes, Teens Andre Teh 13 min read

Kids and AFOLs (Adult Fans of Lego), you’re in for more block-buster entertainment this month with Warner Bros’ new animated flick The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part! The sequel to the Oscar-nominated (Best Original Song for Everything Is Awesome) The Lego Movie sees Emmet Brickowski (Chris Pratt) and the heroes of Bricksburg face a new threat: space invaders. When Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett),…

Five humanoid female robots like the star of ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

Feb 6th, 2019 Action, Science Fiction Jedd Jong 18 min read

Alita: Battle Angel, the long-awaited adaptation of the manga Battle Angel Alita aka Gunnm, finally hits theatres this February. James Cameron of Titanic and Avatar fame laboured over this film through most of the 90s, eventually passing the position of director to Robert Rodriguez of Sin City and Spy Kids. That comes in handy because the title character is the computer-generated robot girl Alita. Actress Rosa…

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

8 movies to catch in our Lunar New Year “film festival”!

Feb 1st, 2019 Action, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 16 min read

Many Singaporeans are going to take leave on February 7 and 8 – and chances are, you’re one of them! That’s because Chinese New Year falls on the February 5 and 6 (Tuesday and Wednesday), so taking Thursday and Friday off will give you an ultra long weekend. That uber holiday is the perfect opportunity to catch some of the hottest films in cinemas, since…

Ferlyn G and Nathan Hartono in When Ghost Meets Zombie. (Credit: GVP)

Movies at the cinema in February 2019

Dong dong dong dong qiang! We are counting down the days as we usher in the pig year this Chinese New Year, followed by Valentine’s Day the week after! Apart from the fun-filled comedies and romantic dramas, don’t miss the two local films this month, Jack Neo’s Killer Not Stupid and Han Yew Kwang’s When Ghost Meets Zombie. In addition, awards season is about to culminate…

A Private War. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 of the best on-screen journalists that make all of us want to be like them

Jan 30th, 2019 Action, Drama, Thriller, War Marcus Goh 8 min read

Being a reporter is tough work – do you think all those news stories fall out of the sky? It takes a lot of digging, research, questioning and fact-checking in order to tease out all those juicy stories you read in the news. As a journalist, you have to be thick-skinned, determined, and resourceful to uncover the truth behind matters. Often, they also have to…