Kang Ha-neul makes his entrance into the ballroom at the Intercontinental Singapore. (Image credit: Golden Village Pictures)

Kang Ha-neul a perfect gentleman at Midnight Runners press conference

Sep 2nd, 2017 Action, Asian Cinema, Celebrities, Comedy, Event Rachel Chan 5 min read

When Korean actor Kang Ha-neul was in town with director Jason Kim on last Thursday to promote their new film Midnight Runners, he wowed all present with his cheerfulness and earnestness. Before group interviews commenced, Kang went around the whole room once to shake hands with every reporter present, even remarking to familiar faces, “I remember you!” And when a reporter expressed disbelief, he insisted,…

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 Battleship Island. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

7 things you never knew about Hashima – the real Battleship Island

Aug 15th, 2017 Action, Asian Cinema, Drama, Thriller, War Marcus Goh 12 min read

The Battleship Island is based on true events (although we’re quite sure the prisoners on the island weren’t quite as handsome as Song Joong-ki and So Ji-sub) that happened during World War II. I think it’s a strong contender for movie of the year so if there’s one movie you should catch this year, it’s The Battleship Island. Battleship Island is just a nickname though – the island’s…

Julie Tan as Linda and Benjamin Kheng as Richard in "Wonder Boy". Credit: MM2 Entertainment

Daniel Yam and Dick Lee’s most memorable moments filming “Wonder Boy”

Aug 8th, 2017 Asian Cinema, Drama, Musical, Singapore Film, Teens Marcus Goh 11 min read

It’s not every day that we have a biopic of a true blue Singaporean hitting the silver screen, but that’s exactly what Wonder Boy is, the biographical film about Dick Lee. It’s the tale of his teenage years, and how he came to fame in 70’s Singapore. The film is directed by Dick Lee himself and Daniel Yam, an award winning Singaporean filmmaker. The Popping…

From Kamen Rider to Shinsengumi – Ryo Yoshizawa spills all about ‘Gintama’

Aug 3rd, 2017 Action, Adventure, Asian Cinema, Comedy, Fantasy Marcus Goh 5 min read

Do you remember Kamen Rider Meteor, also known as Ryusei Sakuta, from Kamen Rider Fourze? He’s played by popular actor Ryo Yoshizawa. The handsome 23-year-old made his debut on the dance J-drama SIGN in 2011, and has been making waves ever since. He appears in the live-action version of Gintama as one of the Shinsengumi Captains, Okita Sougo, although he is not the leader of the entire…

Mon Mon Mon Monsters 報告老師!怪怪怪怪物!Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 classic films that show teenagers how cruel the world can be

Jul 27th, 2017 Action, Asian Cinema, Comedy, Horror, Teens, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

The teen years are special but awkward for almost everyone. It’s when we come of age, when we define our own moral code, and of course, when we gain the ability to continue the human race. That’s why young adult movies work so well. The best ones capture the essence of our teenage struggles, and translate them into epic battles for the fate of cities,…

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…

Mad World (一念无明). Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 things that get Singaporeans really depressed

Jun 23rd, 2017 Arthouse, Asian Cinema, Drama Marcus Goh 9 min read

Singapore can be a really depressing country, especially when you’re waiting for a bus at 1.30pm and the bus shelter’s shadow doesn’t cover the bus stop’s seats, so you have to decide if you want to sit down in the sun or stand in the shade (stand in the shade of course). Or if it’s one of those super sunny days with a light drizzle…

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….

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….