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…

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 adaptions of ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’ you never expected would exist

Nov 3rd, 2018 Action, Adventure, Child-friendly, Drama, Fantasy, Musical Marcus Goh 8 min read

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is a classic tale of fantasy, love and parents who don’t believe what their children say. A young girl falls in love with a nutcracker doll (a doll of a soldier, built to crack nuts) and travels with him to a fantasy realm, but is greeted with disbelief by her parents when she returns. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is…

Movies at the cinema in November 2018!

We are nearing the end of 2018, which means more blockbuster movies to look forward to! This November is packed with family-oriented films and highly-anticipated film sequels that are going to keep your weekends busy with frequent trips to the cinema.  Also, don’t miss the 22nd German Film Festival, which showcases a diversity of contemporary German cinema in terms of artistic languages and styles. The…

Halloween. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 slasher films that’ll have you screaming this Halloween

Oct 26th, 2018 Action, Horror, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

Horror movies about ghosts and zombies may be terrifying, but deep down, we know that such supernatural creatures don’t exist. As terrifying as demonic nuns and pale white child ghosts may be, they’re not part of the real world (or so we hope). So we don’t have to worry about them hunting us down as we sleep. But slasher films like Halloween are a different…

What's up in Zombiepura? Credit: Clover Films

SAF has capability to fend off zombie apocalypse, say ‘Zombiepura’ director and cast

Oct 26th, 2018 Action, Comedy, Horror, Singapore Film Marcus Goh 10 min read

Zombies and national service in sunny Singapura? If we can have pontianak, zombies sound about right. Zombiepura is the culmination of seven years of blood, sweat, and tears (and we daresay some tasty human brains as well), a zombie film where the undead rise up in an army camp because of a mysterious virus. Personally, we wonder what the Medical Officers (MOs) were doing when that…

A PASKAL soldier is a modern day knight. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 facts you may not have known about PASKAL – the special forces unit of the Royal Malaysian Navy

Oct 10th, 2018 Action, Comedy, Drama, War Marcus Goh 10 min read

If you thought that PASKAL was named after the mathematician Pascal (of Pascal’s Triangle fame) – you’d be surprised to learn the Royal Malaysian Navy’s special forces unit was named for a different reason. In fact, you’re probably surprised to find out that the Royal Malaysian Navy had a special forces unit – and that they’ve got a movie coming out about them, Paskal the…

Movies at the cinema in October 2018

As we inch closer to Halloween this October, get ready for a wide range of spooky films, from blood-curdling slasher films to beloved sequels. It’s time to bust out the popcorn and Halloween candies for thriller movie nights! For the less gutsy moviegoers, don’t miss the blockbusters and comedies this month, along with a couple of critically-acclaimed films that have been getting some Oscar buzz…

Golden Job (黄金兄弟). Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Is ‘Golden Job (黄金兄弟)’ Hong Kong’s answer to ‘The Fast and the Furious’?

Sep 24th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller Marcus Goh 9 min read

The Fast and the Furious might seem like some unstoppable juggernaut of a movie franchise – but we’ve got word that there’s a Hong Kong competitor to the high octane car racing action of The Fast and the Furious! It’s Golden Job (黄金兄弟), an action adventure film which sees five special individuals teaming up to take down a virtually unstoppable menace – Lion (Ekin Cheng), Crater…