The Vorpal Swords. Credit: Kuroko no Basket Facebook Page

Why Kuroko’s Basketball is better than Slam Dunk

May 3rd, 2017 Action, Animation Marcus Goh 9 min read

Kuroko’s Basketball is commonly referred to as “the Slam Dunk of this generation”, meaning that it’s the definitive basketball anime for the 2010s. However, if you were to actually compare the two, Kuroko’s Basketball is undoubtedly the better anime. Kuroko’s Basketball (also known as Kuroko No Basuke or Kurobasu to fans) is a basketball manga/anime about the eponymous Kuroko. He is the “secret” member of the…

Genocidal Organ. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 weapons in movies more powerful than a nuke

Apr 18th, 2017 Action, Adult Themes, Adventure, Animation, Asian Cinema, Drama, Science Fiction, War Marcus Goh 13 min read

In almost any movie (and in real life too), a nuclear missile is the most powerful option. That’s why so many countries are alarmed about the ownership of nukes. A nuclear missile is so destructive that if one side launches a full scale nuclear assault and is also met by a full scale nuclear assault, both sides would perish. It’s called mutually assured destruction, which is…

Movies that turn 25 this year – just like Golden Village

Apr 13th, 2017 Action, Adult Themes, Animation, Asian Cinema, Drama, Fantasy, GV25, Horror Rachel Chan 14 min read

The year was 1992. Bill Clinton became the president of the United States, the Summer Olympics was held in Barcelona, Spain, and in England, Prince Charles and Princess Diana of Wales were legally separated. Closer to home, Singaporeans will remember this as the year that the import, sale and manufacture of chewing gum was banned. And 1992 was also the year Golden Village opened its first cinema! Singapore’s…

Smurfs: The Lost Village. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 Smurf spells that could be used to rule the world

Apr 7th, 2017 Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Fantasy Marcus Goh 8 min read

Smurfs are so delightful. Only three apples high, and they can also cast little spells that make their lives easier. They’re basically blue garden gnomes who don’t live in a garden. And they could rule the world if they wanted to. No, I didn’t suddenly mistake Gargamel for the Smurfs. Seriously, it’s not Gargamel we need to worry about. It’s the Smurfs. They have all sorts…

Beauty and the Beast. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 upcoming live action Disney fairy tales that we all want to catch

Mar 14th, 2017 Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Drama, Fantasy, Musical Marcus Goh 7 min read

If you’re a fan of “Once Upon A Time”, a drama where they keep including more and more Disney fairy tales into the story, then you’ll be happy to know that the television success of those fairy tales has indirectly paved the way for the return of some beloved Disney classics on the silver screen. That’s right – all those animated features that we loved…

Why the cinema is the best hangout this week if you’re at least 13

Mar 13th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Animation, Asian Cinema, Drama, Musical, Romance, Superheroes, Teens, Thriller Rachel Chan 9 min read

Because PG13 movies, of course. While the more kid-friendly films tend to be released during June, September and closer to Christmas, March school holidays are usually bereft of G-rated movies. There’s no exception for this school holiday either – there are a couple of blockbusters and Japanese anime features showing right now; you just need to be old enough to watch them. In case you didn’t…

The Lego Batman Movie. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

9 Uniquely Singapore Lego sets

Feb 9th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Fantasy, Superheroes Marcus Goh 10 min read

Lego is a part of almost every kid’s childhood. Those building blocks allowed you to create anything you could imagine (as long as you had the parts), and kept children entertained for hours. They were so much fun that it was worth the occasional spasm of agony you would get from stepping on an errant piece (those 4×2 bricks are the worst, I tell you)….

Movies to look forward to in the first half of 2017

Hollywood blockbusters will come and go, but 2016 will be remembered as the year that Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his Oscar, and the year that muscle movie Mad Max: Fury Road received 10 Oscar nominations. The dust has settled but not for long; 2017 has its noteworthy releases any cinephile should look forward to. From action flicks to animated features to sequels/prequels of DC/Marvel movie…

Your Name. Credit: Purple Plan

And the best anime of the year is…

Dec 28th, 2016 Animation, Asian Cinema, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Teens Marcus Goh 6 min read

Your Name. No, that’s not a joke, because that’s literally the title of the best anime of 2016, Your Name. It’s not just a great animated film, it’s a great film, full stop. Despite its rave reviews, the director has exhorted audiences to stop watching it because he’s afraid that all the flaws and imperfections of the film will eventually be exposed. How many times do you…

Gru-cy is coming in Despicable Me 3 next summer!

Dec 16th, 2016 Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Superheroes Rachel Chan 1 min read

The last time we left Gru, Margo, Edith, Agnes and the Minions, they had a new mistress of the house – Anti-Villain League agent Lucy Wilde (voiced by Kristen Wiig). Gru and Lucy tied the knot at the end of the last instalment, if you remember, and now they will be back in Despicable 3! A first look at the trailer shows that the formidable…