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…

Which Ninjago character are you? Take our quiz to find out!

Sep 30th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Superheroes Rachel Chan 7 min read

If you were born in the late 1980s, or live with under-12s, chances are that you’re aware of a LEGO universe called Ninjago – where a bunch of undisciplined teenagers train as secret ninja warriors under the tutelage of a white-bearded Sensei Wu (voiced by Jackie Chan), whose appearance is a dead ringer for Kill Bill’s Pai Mei. And even if you were not aware of Ninjago…

Masataka Kubota as Ken Kaneki in Tokyou Ghoul. Credit: Encore Films

All you ever wanted to know about ghouls in ‘Tokyo Ghoul’

Aug 23rd, 2017 Action, Adventure, Animation, Asian Cinema, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

The ghouls in Tokyo Ghoul aren’t just undead monsters running around the bustling metropolis. Besides being stronger and faster than average humans, they each possess a Kagune, a special weapon that’s more powerful than any manmade weapon around (except for a nuclear warhead, perhaps). What can ghouls do? Here’s all you need to know about their powers and weaknesses.   Powers 1. Special predator organs called…

The Emoji Movie. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 amazing facts you never knew about emojis

Aug 9th, 2017 Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy Marcus Goh 10 min read

Emojis are lifesavers. When someone you don’t really know messages you a whole lot of stuff that you don’t really care about, emojis are the perfect reply. You just have to choose the face with the most appropriate response to whatever it is that acquaintance sent you, and voila! You’ve responded in a caring, thoughtful way without actually caring or thinking about what they said….

In This Corner of the World. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 forgotten facts about Singapore’s World War II era

Jul 7th, 2017 Animation, Asian Cinema, Drama, War Marcus Goh 10 min read

For many History students, World War II is one of those important yet inaccessible topics. After all, it took place over 70 years ago (1943 – 1945), and it’s hard to imagine how modern day Singapore would have been like during those times. But as the saying goes, those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. World War II was an event that…

Doraemon The Movie: Nobita's Great Adventure In The Antarctic Kachi Kochi. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 more Doraemon gadgets you could really use

Jun 15th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Animation, Asian Cinema, Child-friendly, Comedy, Fantasy Marcus Goh 8 min read

Every day, our reality edges closer to that of Doraemon’s world. All of Doraemon’s futuristic gadgets are quickly becoming reality, because they’re from the future – which is now. We saw how the Take-Copter, Invisibility Cape, and Jelly Translator are now physically possible. Here are five more of Doraemon’s gadgets which you have become part of our everyday life (or soon will be).   1….

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7 onscreen twins who had to battle each other for supremacy

Jun 13th, 2017 Action, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy Marcus Goh 7 min read

There’s just something about watching onscreen twins (that we know are being played by the same person) struggling against each other. Perhaps it speaks to the inner conflict within ourselves, where we have warring impulses (should I eat carrot cake or stick to my diet?) which rage for control over our body. It’s different when we know that the twins are literally played by different…

Napping Princess. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Are you a true magical girl anime fan? Take our test to find out!

Jun 5th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Animation, Asian Cinema, Child-friendly, Comedy, Fantasy, GV Exclusive Marcus Goh 8 min read

Are you a true anime fan? Then it’s likely that you’ll have watched mahou shoujo, or magical girl anime. It’s a genre of anime that focuses on teenage girls who can transform into super-powered heroines, frequently with the aid of magical items. It’s a form of wish fulfilment for many anime fans, since it taps into that desire everyone has to have secret super powers….

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…