How Keanu Reeves becomes the perfect hitman in ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’

May 15th, 2019 Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller, Uncategorized Andre Teh 17 min read

Keanu Reeves is back in action in John Wick: Chapter 3 as the eponymous contract killer called out of retirement. Now declared excommunicado (a persona non grata in the assassin community) and with a US$14 million bounty on his head, Wick seeks absolution from the High Table, a council of the world’s top crime bosses. Meanwhile, fellow hitman and not-so-secret admirer Zero (Mark Dacascos) and…

Pokémon Detective Pikachu. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Do you know which Pokémon can actually speak English?

May 10th, 2019 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 8 min read

In Pokémon Detective Pikachu, former Pokémon trainer Tim Goodman (Justice Smith) discovers a Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds) with a special power – it/he speaks English (we’re talking about the Pikachu, not Tim)! If you’re a Pokémon fan, you’ll know why that’s amazing, because Pokémon generally can’t speak English. Pokémon communicate with each other by repeating their name again and again (kind of like Groot), so Pikachu generally goes “Pika pi”…

Movies at the cinema in May 2019

You may still be reeling from Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, but May is marching on with a pretty decent slate of movies. From action-thrillers like Hotel Mumbai and Godzilla: King of the Monsters, to Disney’s live-action Aladdin and a subversive superhero movie produced by Guardians of the Galaxy alumni James Gunn – there’s something that you’ll surely want to watch.   Hotel Mumbai Release date: May…

Movies at the cinema in April 2019

April is the month where you’ll get bang for your buck at the cinema. This month, apart from the much-awaited Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, which assembles some of your favourite superheroes together for the last hurrah, there are plenty of Asian films, horror flicks and comedy hits. Also, anime and manga fans, don’t miss a number of GV Exclusive Japanese titles releasing this April. Learn more…

Movies at the cinema in March 2019

Two months of 2019 have flown by in a flash and we are inching closer to blockbuster season, where some of the year’s most highly-anticipated movies are coming to the big screens! Kicking it all off is superhero flick, Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel, which has finally arrived after years of impatient waiting. Did you catch the film’s stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and Gemma…

Movies at the cinema in January 2019

Goodbye, 2018 and hello 2019! Let us usher in the new year with a bunch of great films to look forward to, from comedies to thrillers, action blockbusters and even a remastered release of one of Steven Spielberg’s classics. As we inch closer to the Golden Globes and the Oscars, expect more serious films such as The Mule and A Private War to hit the silver screen. As for…

Movies at the cinema in October 2018

As we inch closer to Halloween this October, get ready for a wide range of spooky films, from blood-curdling slasher films to beloved sequels. It’s time to bust out the popcorn and Halloween candies for thriller movie nights! For the less gutsy moviegoers, don’t miss the blockbusters and comedies this month, along with a couple of critically-acclaimed films that have been getting some Oscar buzz…

Searching. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Did you know: private data on mobile phones can be used to search for missing persons – just like in ‘Searching’

Sep 27th, 2018 Crime, Thriller Marcus Goh 9 min read

Mobile phones have become our fifth limb – can you imagine going anywhere without one? There’s even a name for that feeling you get that your phone is vibrating even when it’s not in your pocket, the phantom vibration syndrome. So it’s no surprise how much private data there is about you on your mobile phone, which is how John Cho’s character attempts to find his…

Golden Job (黄金兄弟). Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Is ‘Golden Job (黄金兄弟)’ Hong Kong’s answer to ‘The Fast and the Furious’?

Sep 24th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller Marcus Goh 9 min read

The Fast and the Furious might seem like some unstoppable juggernaut of a movie franchise – but we’ve got word that there’s a Hong Kong competitor to the high octane car racing action of The Fast and the Furious! It’s Golden Job (黄金兄弟), an action adventure film which sees five special individuals teaming up to take down a virtually unstoppable menace – Lion (Ekin Cheng), Crater…

The Happytime Murders. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Could Muppets live in a human world? Here are 6 intriguing (and M-18) questions we have

Sep 11th, 2018 Action, Adult Themes, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 10 min read

Adulting is tough. You can’t watch Sesame Street without being judged once you turn 21 – but who doesn’t like watching colourful, furry Muppets interacting with humans? You could watch Avenue Q, but musicals are expensive. So it’s fortunate that we’ve got The Happytime Murders coming in to fill that Muppet-shaped void in our hearts. It’s an adult murder mystery set in a world of…