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…

Movies at the cinema in January 2019

Goodbye, 2018 and hello 2019! Let us usher in the new year with a bunch of great films to look forward to, from comedies to thrillers, action blockbusters and even a remastered release of one of Steven Spielberg’s classics. As we inch closer to the Golden Globes and the Oscars, expect more serious films such as The Mule and A Private War to hit the silver screen. As for…

Left to right: Bumblebee, Hailee Steinfeld as Charlie and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. as Memo in Bumblebee. Credit: United International Pictures

Can you identify all these different versions of Bumblebee?

Dec 15th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 16 min read

In case you’re wondering – this isn’t an insect quiz! Rather, it is about all the different incarnations of Bumblebee over the years – from his classic Generation One mode from to the modern movie versions. Everyone’s favourite Transformer returns to the silver screen in Bumblebee, which chronicles his adventures after he first lands on Earth. He takes on a familiar form – the classic…

Aquaman. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Here’s why you should stop laughing at Aquaman and start taking him seriously

Dec 13th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 9 min read

We know what you’re all secretly thinking – Aquaman, a big screen superhero? Really? Even though he’s portrayed by the big, buff Jason Momoa (who played Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones), whose role in Justice League was pretty cool, Aquaman is still just a guy who talks to fish and swims really fast right? Putting aside Momoa’s portrayal in the upcoming Aquaman, most of…

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…