Hellboy. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Hellish characters like Hellboy that we can’t help loving

Apr 12th, 2019 Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror Marcus Goh 9 min read

Man has always had a fascination with the infernal. Almost everyone else has heard of Dante’s seminal work, Inferno (a story about his fictional journey through Hell) – but did you know that there are two other books in the series, Paradiso and Purgatio? There’s a reason for that – and we have our morbid fascination with hellish characters like Hellboy to thank for that. Think…

Shazam! Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Getting to know Shazam for the first time? Here’s what you need to know

Apr 5th, 2019 Action, Adventure, Superheroes Marcus Goh 10 min read

This April, the second most powerful DC superhero hits the big screen – Shazam! This big, buff red character is almost as powerful as Superman and has a very similar power set, just that he wields lightning bolts instead of heat vision. In fact, he’s even gone toe-to-toe with the Big Blue Boy Scout in the comics. But how much do you know about this…

Movies at the cinema in April 2019

April is the month where you’ll get bang for your buck at the cinema. This month, apart from the much-awaited Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, which assembles some of your favourite superheroes together for the last hurrah, there are plenty of Asian films, horror flicks and comedy hits. Also, anime and manga fans, don’t miss a number of GV Exclusive Japanese titles releasing this April. Learn more…

Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Nail these powers and be a Kamen Rider now!

Mar 30th, 2019 Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

Do you remember the ill-fated Masked Rider series of the 90’s? Just like Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Masked Rider was a television programme that was developed using footage from an existing Japanese series. What was that series? Yes, you guessed right – Kamen Rider. The premise is simple: a hero (or two) is chosen and given special powers, a mask, and a spiffy motorcycle. His mission…

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),…