Angel Has Fallen. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

The plotline always featured in all special agent films, like in ‘Angel Has Fallen’

Aug 28th, 2019 Action, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

When you’re a special agent like Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) in Angel Has Fallen, you usually find yourself fighting against evil organisations or thwarting massive conspiracies that threaten to bring down entire governments. That’s the job of a special agent, right? The fate of the entire country lies on your (usually broad) shoulders as you attempt to stop whichever megalomaniacal villain who wants to take…

The Kitchen. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

7 movies that you didn’t know came from comics, like ‘The Kitchen’

Aug 16th, 2019 Action, Crime, Drama Marcus Goh 10 min read

One of New York’s most famous (or infamous) areas is the Hell’s Kitchen neighbourhood – which is exactly where crime drama The Kitchen takes place. If Hell’s Kitchen sounds familiar to you – it should. it’s where Daredevil comes from, and it’s also a playable area in Grand Theft Auto IV (although it’s given the clever name “Purgatory” in that game). The Kitchen follows a…

Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 Fast & Furious team-ups which would make excellent spin-offs like ‘Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw’

Aug 3rd, 2019 Action, Adventure, Thriller Marcus Goh 9 min read

The Fast & Furious film franchise is basically a superhero show without superpowers (or an action film on steroids) – and we love it! What’s not to love about fast cars, insane stunts and high octane action? In fact, the series is so popular that it’s spun off two characters into their own movie – Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw. Only the Fast &…

Movies at the cinema in August 2019

We celebrate Singapore’s 54th birthday this month with heaps of movies for you and your family to catch at the cinemas! Local director Glen Goei makes his long-awaited return to the cinema after a 10-year hiatus, with Revenge of the Pontianak, starring Nur Fazura and Remy Ishak. Modern auteur Quentin Tarantino’s 9th film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is finally screening this month, which reviewers have…

Movies at the cinema in July 2019

For most younger moviegoers, July means the start of the second and last semester of the school, but on the movie calender, it is full steam ahead. The first blockbuster of the month to be released is Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, a movie that has been said to be the finale to the MCU’s Infinity Saga, as well as the much-anticipated live action remake of…

Chris Hemsworth (H) with M (Tessa Thompson) in Men in Black: International. Credit: Sony Pictures Releasing

5 burning questions answered about the ‘Men in Black’ universe

Jun 16th, 2019 Action, Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 11 min read

If you’ve never watched a Men in Black movie (gasp!), here’s the lowdown. The Men in Black are a secret organisation on Earth consisting of mostly gorgeous people dressed in spiffy black suits. Their mission: to keep the peace on Earth. What sort of peace, you may ask? Well, it turns out that Earth is actually a melting pot of cultures – for alien civilisations…

Marina Bay Sands in Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire. Credit: ©2019 Gosho Aoyama/Detective Conan Committee and Odex

See Singapore in a different light in ‘Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire’

Jun 10th, 2019 Action, Animation, Child-friendly, Crime, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 9 min read

The year was 2016. The Singapore Writers’ Festival had a very special guest – the  creator of the Detective Conan series, Gosho Aoyama. Of course, Detective Conan fans were delighted to have the creator of their beloved series visiting our sunny island – but little did they know that he had fallen in love with Singapore as well. So when Aoyama-san returned home, he set…

X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

The many different names of Jean Grey – the Dark Phoenix

Jun 7th, 2019 Action, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 11 min read

It’s that time of the year when all girls who are named Jean rejoice – because a powerful, feminine role model named Jean returns to the silver screen in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. In case you’re not up to speed, here’s the basic premise of the whole movie. the X-Men are mutants – human beings who are born with special powers (thanks to a genetic mutation)…

Movies at the cinema in June 2019

It’s the June holidays, finally. This means catching a break from having to rise at an ungodly time, and whole afternoons at the cinema! Kids will love animated films such as the new musical comedy UglyDolls, the heartwarming (and probably tear-jerking) Disney’s Toy Story 4, as well as Japanese movie Detective Conan: The Fist Of Blue Sapphire, which is set in Singapore. Action movie fans are probably…

Godzilla II: King of the Monsters. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Could monstrous Titans like Godzilla be lurking in Singapore all this while?

Jun 1st, 2019 Action, Adventure, Disaster, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 10 min read

In Godzilla II: King of the Monsters, it’s revealed that Godzilla isn’t the only gigantic prehistoric monster on our planet – plenty of others exist. Of course, if you watched 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, you’d already have learnt that lots of Lovecraftian giants roam Earth (like Skullcrawlers and King Kong himself). So it should be no surprise that gargantuan lepidopterans like Mothra lurk in the deepest…