Happy Death Day 2U. Credit: IMDB

Got deja vu? Here are 6 time loop movies like ‘Happy Death Day 2U’

Feb 16th, 2019 Adult Themes, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 13 min read

Ever got that feeling that you’ve somehow already experienced what you’re going through now? That’s deja vu – and there are two explanations for it in movies. First, experiencing deja vu is a sign of a glitch in the Matrix – which means that you’re actually living in a simulated reality. But let’s assume that this world is the real one (and we’re not actually…

Movies perfect for sneaking in that first kiss on Valentine’s Day

Feb 13th, 2019 Asian Cinema, Drama, GV Exclusive, Romance, Teens Rachel Chan 7 min read

Are you planning to kiss your date for the first time on Valentine’s Day? No need to be shy, we’ll teach you how to go about doing it. First step: Catch a romantic movie. Now, the setting is important too. In which cinema should you create this monumental memory? You don’t want your elbow to be touching someone else who is probably snogging their date…

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

8 movies to catch in our Lunar New Year “film festival”!

Feb 1st, 2019 Action, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 16 min read

Many Singaporeans are going to take leave on February 7 and 8 – and chances are, you’re one of them! That’s because Chinese New Year falls on the February 5 and 6 (Tuesday and Wednesday), so taking Thursday and Friday off will give you an ultra long weekend. That uber holiday is the perfect opportunity to catch some of the hottest films in cinemas, since…

Movies at the cinema in February 2019

Dong dong dong dong qiang! We are counting down the days as we usher in the pig year this Chinese New Year, followed by Valentine’s Day the week after! Apart from the fun-filled comedies and romantic dramas, don’t miss the two local films this month, Jack Neo’s Killer Not Stupid and Han Yew Kwang’s When Ghost Meets Zombie. In addition, awards season is about to culminate…

A Private War. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 of the best on-screen journalists that make all of us want to be like them

Jan 30th, 2019 Action, Drama, Thriller, War Marcus Goh 8 min read

Being a reporter is tough work – do you think all those news stories fall out of the sky? It takes a lot of digging, research, questioning and fact-checking in order to tease out all those juicy stories you read in the news. As a journalist, you have to be thick-skinned, determined, and resourceful to uncover the truth behind matters. Often, they also have to…

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…