On The Basis of Sex. Credit: Moves in Focus

‘On The Basis of Sex’ and other landmark films that change how we see women

Jan 8th, 2019 Drama Marcus Goh 9 min read

Like it or not, gender stereotypes are rife in our world. Men are supposed to be the strong hunter-gatherers of society, or at least, the main breadwinners of the family. Women are supposed to be the domestic nurturers of family, or at least the main housekeeper at home. But before you flame me for my chauvinistic statements, remember that I’ve just listed stereotypes rather than…

Default. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Ever noticed how Korean movies like ‘Default’ all use this one weird trope?

Jan 4th, 2019 Asian Cinema, Drama Marcus Goh 10 min read

If you’ve embraced the good bits of the Hallyu wave, then you’ll have noticed that all the critically acclaimed Korean movies have some… similarities. We’re not just talking about impressive production values or memorable plots. We’re talking about one particular character archetype that turns up in films like Default. The corrupt official. It seems like good Korean movies have that in common – a villainous…

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…

Why Emily Blunt will make a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Mary Poppins

Dec 24th, 2018 Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy Andre Teh 14 min read

Mary Poppins Returns arrives over 50 years after the first onscreen appearance of the eponymous nanny. Yet, the magical guardian of the Banks children in the 1964 Academy Award-nominated film, played by Julie Andrews, doesn’t look a day older – thanks to a little movie magic and recasting. Emily Blunt, 35, takes up the mantle (or rather, wool coat and parrot umbrella) of the beloved…

Goku in Dragon Ball Super: Broly. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Ever noticed all these awful puns in the names of Dragon Ball characters?

Dec 18th, 2018 Adventure, Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 11 min read

As every good anime fan knows, there’s one surefire way to get a wish granted – collect all the seven Dragon Balls! Most of the time, the fighters in Dragon Ball are battling for these mystical orbs, since they constitute the ultimate prize – just like in the Dragon Ball Super anime series. However, in the Dragon Ball Super: Broly film, the fighters are faced with…

Aquaman. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Here’s why you should stop laughing at Aquaman and start taking him seriously

Dec 13th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 9 min read

We know what you’re all secretly thinking – Aquaman, a big screen superhero? Really? Even though he’s portrayed by the big, buff Jason Momoa (who played Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones), whose role in Justice League was pretty cool, Aquaman is still just a guy who talks to fish and swims really fast right? Putting aside Momoa’s portrayal in the upcoming Aquaman, most of…

Can Singapore survive as a Traction City in ‘Mortal Engines’?

Dec 5th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction Andre Teh 10 min read

In Philip Reeve’s steampunk book series Mortal Engines, World War III has happened, and what is left of humanity roam the post-apocalyptic wasteland in cities on wheels, fighting the elements and consuming each other for survival. Now adapted into a movie of the same name, the story follows the adventures of Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan), a boy from London, and Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar), a mysterious…

Michael B. Jordan is Adonis Creed in Creed II. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Why Creed II is like some strange alternative Marvel Cinematic Universe film

Dec 1st, 2018 Action, Drama Marcus Goh 11 min read

The Creed series is a continuation of the legendary Rocky film series, with Rocky himself the mentor character in the movies. It centres around the son of Rocky’s former nemesis, Adonis Creed, who seeks to make a name for himself in the boxing world. There’s lots of boxing action, training montage scenes, and of course, Rocky. We weren’t kidding about the training montage scene, by…

Movies at the cinema in December 2018

Bid 2018 adieu with Bumblebee, Spider-Man, Mary Poppins and Aquaman! Let your hair down and enjoy the festivities this holiday season with these films at the cinema this December, for an array of blockbusters, sci-fi and family-friendly movies await. Here’s the entire list of them. Mortal Engines Release date: December 6, 2018 Cast: Hera Hilmar, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Lang, Robert Sheehan Genre: Action/Adventure Fantasy film…

A Disney Princess wefie in Ralph Breaks the Internet. Credit: Walt Disney Singapore

19 cameos we’re excited to see in ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

Nov 22nd, 2018 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 10 min read

Before you ask – yes, we do think that Ralph Wrecks the Internet would be a better title, but “breaking” the Internet is a thing nowadays. Wreck-It Ralph was an awesome movie because it paid homage to all the video game characters we loved like Bowser and Chun Li, utilising them in a meaningful and memorable way (instead of just throwing them in for the…