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….

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…

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5 struggles that only Singaporean dog owners will understand

Mar 3rd, 2017 Child-friendly, Comedy Marcus Goh 7 min read

It’s a dog’s life here in Singapore, and I’m not talking about those born in 1982, 1994, or 2006 (check the Chinese lunar calendar to see what I mean). I’m talking about dog owners in Singapore. It’s really, really difficult to keep a dog here on our island nation. From housing restrictions to transport restrictions, it seems that it might actually be easier to keep…

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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)….

Monster Trucks. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 iconic vehicles of Singapore’s roads

Jan 14th, 2017 Action, Child-friendly, Comedy, Superheroes Marcus Goh 9 min read

One of the most distinguishable characteristics of a country is the cars on the road. It says so much about the population and mindset of nation when you see the type of cars that its citizens buy… even if that country is purportedly moving to a car-lite society (facilitated by those who are drivers, ironically). So these are the most iconic cars on the Singapore…

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…

Pokémon The Movie: Volcanion And The Mechanical Marvel. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 Pokemon that would be delicious as Singapore dishes

Nov 23rd, 2016 Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Fantasy, Teens Marcus Goh 8 min read

It’s an uncomfortable but honest truth that humans in the Pokemon universe would eat Pokemon. We eat animals in the real world after all, and Pokemon are the animals of Johto, Kanto, and all the other islands in the Pokemon universe. So how would they be cooked? While it’s rare to see Pokemon dishes in the main Pokemon series (it would be traumatising for children),…

Moana. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 sexy demigods we love in film

Nov 23rd, 2016 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Fantasy Marcus Goh 8 min read

Moana sees a young girl on a quest to find legendary demigod Maui of Polynesian mythology to accomplish a nigh impossible task. Why doesn’t Maui just do it himself, you ask? Well, that’s because he’s a demigod – part god, part human. So he’s not all powerful (as shown by the fact that they need some sort of craft to travel the seas), although he is…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 reasons why Hermione would only get B4 in Singapore’s education system

Nov 16th, 2016 Adventure, Child-friendly, Drama, Fantasy Marcus Goh 8 min read

Hermione is, undoubtedly, the smartest student in the Harry Potter films. While she may not be the smartest wizard per se (that honour belongs to Dumbledore), she would definitely excel in any academic system… except Singapore’s. That’s right. If Hermione came to Singapore, she would just be an average student. She wouldn’t be a President’s Scholar – far from it. Conversely, it does mean that…