Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Credit: Warner Bros Pictures

Ever noticed how Gellert Grindelwald and Harry Potter are eerily similar?

Nov 14th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Teens Marcus Goh 11 min read

The biggest, baddest wizard in the magical world was Voldemort – but before he came along, a sinister villain known as Grindelwald terrorised the wizard world. Grindelwald is the chief nemesis of the Fantastic Beasts series. But unlike Voldemort – the typical villainous overlord who rules on high – Grindelwald had an intense, personal relationship with Dumbledore. He was a friend (or even more), before…

6 unexpected genre mash-ups like ‘Rampant’ that were surprisingly successful

Nov 3rd, 2018 Action, Drama, Horror Marcus Goh 8 min read

Most filmmakers take a straightforward approach to films – take a story and pick the appropriate genre so that you know what the writing, shooting and editing style should be. But single genres aren’t enough for Korean filmmakers anymore. Now they’re making genre mash-up movies, like the upcoming zombie period drama Rampant, which also stars heartthrob Hyun Bin and silver fox Jang Dong-gun. Those Koreans are just…

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 adaptions of ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’ you never expected would exist

Nov 3rd, 2018 Action, Adventure, Child-friendly, Drama, Fantasy, Musical Marcus Goh 8 min read

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is a classic tale of fantasy, love and parents who don’t believe what their children say. A young girl falls in love with a nutcracker doll (a doll of a soldier, built to crack nuts) and travels with him to a fantasy realm, but is greeted with disbelief by her parents when she returns. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is…

Movies at the cinema in November 2018!

We are nearing the end of 2018, which means more blockbuster movies to look forward to! This November is packed with family-oriented films and highly-anticipated film sequels that are going to keep your weekends busy with frequent trips to the cinema.  Also, don’t miss the 22nd German Film Festival, which showcases a diversity of contemporary German cinema in terms of artistic languages and styles. The…

Beautiful Boy. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet could be one of the best onscreen father-son pairings

Oct 25th, 2018 Drama Marcus Goh 8 min read

Unlike fictional familial relationships such as Uncle Scrooge and his three nephews in Ducktales, Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet’s characters in Beautiful Boy are based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff. The film chronicles the heartwarming story of how a father supports his son who struggles with a drug addiction. Stories about father-son relationships can be even more…

First Man. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Which actress has the most chemistry with Ryan Gosling?

Oct 20th, 2018 Drama Marcus Goh 7 min read

If you’re a true fan of Ryan Gosling, then you’ll followed his adventures ever since he appeared on television screens in 1999 as Young Hercules. In fact, he’s been hitting screens ever since he was 12, since he starred in the 1993 revival of The Mickey Mouse Club! Ever since then, his career has been on an upward trajectory, progressing from The Notebook to La…

A PASKAL soldier is a modern day knight. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 facts you may not have known about PASKAL – the special forces unit of the Royal Malaysian Navy

Oct 10th, 2018 Action, Comedy, Drama, War Marcus Goh 10 min read

If you thought that PASKAL was named after the mathematician Pascal (of Pascal’s Triangle fame) – you’d be surprised to learn the Royal Malaysian Navy’s special forces unit was named for a different reason. In fact, you’re probably surprised to find out that the Royal Malaysian Navy had a special forces unit – and that they’ve got a movie coming out about them, Paskal the…

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…

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…

Make your first M18 film ‘The Happytime Murders’ at GV cinemas

Sep 9th, 2018 Action, Adult Themes, Comedy, Crime, Deals & Promotions, Drama, Event, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 3 min read

Have you just turned 18 or are you turning 18 this Wednesday? How about celebrating by watching an M18 movie? Golden Village Movie Club is inviting you to make The Happytime Murders your very first M18 film (at a cinema, ahem), and in return, you’ll get a special popcorn cupcake, Nanowhite Fresh skincare samples, and photo ops by FujiFilm Instax – all at a special…