Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 of the hottest anime films to catch at the cinema this summer

May 17th, 2018 Adventure, Animation, Deals & Promotions, Free Stuff, GV Exclusive Marcus Goh 15 min read

Fandoms, rejoice. Our prayers have not only been answered on the Western front with comic-book movies like Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2, but also on the Asian front with anime feature films like Detective Conan: Zero The Enforcer and Crayon Shinchan The Movie: Bakumori! Kung Fu Boys – Ramen Chaos –! Odex (the guys who have been bringing anime films to Singapore since 2000) has teamed…

Quiz: Do you know your dog well enough to find it on an Isle of Dogs?

May 9th, 2018 Animation, Arthouse Flora Yeo 10 min read

All dog owners fear the one thing: losing your furkid. But what if it were forcefully quarantined by a crazy mayor on an island following the outbreak of a treatable and non-fatal disease? Would you travel far and wide to retrieve your beloved pooch, just like Atari, the protagonist in Isle of Dogs? In Wes Anderson’s latest stop-motion animated film, the mayor of Megasaki City…

Movies at the cinema in May 2018

Apr 30th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Animation, Asian Cinema, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller Melvin Tan 14 min read

Could there be any more movies you would want to watch after Avengers: Infinity War? But of course! From crime thrillers to horror flicks to comedy to romance, the cinema line-up for May 2018 includes Wes Anderson’s latest production and the much-anticipated Solo: A Star Wars Story. And oh, there’s a full-length anime feature, too. The Trough 低压槽 (Mandarin) Release Date: May 1, 2018 Cast:…

Sherlock Gnomes. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Garden gnomes: Creepy, cute or just plain weird?

Mar 15th, 2018 Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy Marcus Goh 9 min read

Ever seen a gartenzwerge before? That’s the German word for “garden gnome”. They’re lawn ornaments that vary in size from small versions the size of your finger, to large ones that come up to your waist. If the name hasn’t tipped you off, they look like gnomes and are usually found in gardens. They are insanely popular in Britain and France, having mostly originated from…

Movies we can’t wait to watch in 2018

Jan 21st, 2018 Action, Adventure, Animation, Celebrities, Comedy, Disaster, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Superheroes, Thriller Rachel Chan 34 min read

It’s too early to tell whether 2018 is going to be a good year, but Hollywood has promised that it will be an entertaining one – there will be monsters, dinosaurs, spies, vampires, Biblical figures, Transformers, teens who come of age, and some very powerful female characters. On the home front, we will see Liang Xi Mei on the silver screen during Chinese New Year,…

Ferdinand. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Do you know that real animals voiced these famous movie characters?

Dec 19th, 2017 Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy Marcus Goh 6 min read

If you think we’re going to be telling you all about famous actors who voice talking animals in movies – nope! We’re going to be talking about real animals, the type that roar or grunt and bark, who have provided some of the most iconic sounds in movies. Chewbacca’s vocalisations, for instance, include the field recordings of real animals such as four different bears, a lion,…

Fireworks, Should We See It From The Side Or The Bottom. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

The cutest anime characters to fall in love with in 2017

Nov 29th, 2017 Animation, Fantasy Marcus Goh 11 min read

Human beings are just… gross sometimes. Hair grows in the wrong places (shaving is an unfortunate reality for all genders, it’s just a matter of frequency), good taste seems to elude certain members of humanity, and we ooze so many disgusting body fluids when we’re sick. Anime characters are so much more attractive in comparison. They don’t have a hair out of place (because the…

Pokemon: I Choose You Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Singapore’s greatest collectors (of anything and everything)

Nov 23rd, 2017 Animation, Child-friendly Marcus Goh 8 min read

Singapore may be a tiny red dot, our HDB houses are frequently described as shoebox flats, and we’re always broke – but we’ve got some of the greatest collectors in the world living amidst us. Not just collectors of anything – some of the finest purveyors and connoisseurs of pop culture are right here in our country! If there’s a collectible, there’s a high chance…

Know a guy who loves MLP? He could be a “brony”

Nov 3rd, 2017 Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Fantasy Rachel Chan 7 min read

Before your mind goes to dark and dirty places in order to decipher what “MLP” stands for, let’s get this straight: MLP is Hasbro’s pastel-sweet cartoon My Little Pony, and a brony is a male My Little Pony fan. More specifically, they are fans of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic incarnation of the franchise. While the subculture is believed to have started in…

Mary and the Witch's Flower. Credit: Purple Plan

7 regular plants that have unbelievable magical powers

Oct 13th, 2017 Adventure, Animation, Asian Cinema, Child-friendly, Fantasy, Teens Marcus Goh 15 min read

You don’t need to have attended Professor Pomona Sprout’s Herbology lesson at Hogwarts to know that plants and flowers are not just good to look at – many of them possess medicinal properties which make them seem almost magical. Granted, we often see all kinds of flowers in our Garden City – bougainvilleas, ixoras, hibiscuses, and others – which may be why they don’t carry…