Ah Boys To Men 4’s only female star can kick ass for real

Nov 11th, 2017 Action, Asian Cinema, Event, Singapore Film Rachel Chan 3 min read

Jack Neo’s army franchise is back, this time with Hong Kong TV actress Apple Chan as Lieutenant Zhang Xin Yi, the Ah Boys’ superior in the armour unit. Faced with such an attractive madam, the boys are all a twitter at first – until they realise that Lieutenant Zhang is by no means a typical specimen of the weaker sex. In one of the scenes,…

And the winner of the GV25 Film Shorts Competition is…

Oct 31st, 2017 Asian Cinema, Event, GV Exclusive, GV25 Rachel Chan 7 min read

Moonmen’s nine-minute film Chiak! Chiak, which is about a son’s struggle to deal with his father’s dementia, beat out two other contenders to clinch the winner’s spot and a cash prize of $3,000. Their film will also be shown in selected Golden Village theatres in the next two weeks. In April this year, more than 200 aspiring filmmakers had heeded Golden Village’s call to submit…

Flirt with death at GV’s Happy Death Day Ladies’ Night party

Oct 9th, 2017 Deals & Promotions, Event, GV Exclusive, Horror, Singles, Thriller Rachel Chan 2 min read

A college student relives the day of her murder again and again in Groundhog Day style, with its gory and exceptional details, until she manages to hunt down her slayer. From the producers of cult favourites Split, Get Out and Whiplash comes Happy Death Day, a subversive thriller where the victim is given a chance to avert her doom. You’ll get to do some hunting…

Golden Village opens first all-laser cinema in Paya Lebar

Oct 4th, 2017 Deals & Promotions, Event, GV Exclusive, GV25 Rachel Chan 6 min read

Singapore’s largest cinema operator will open its newest and 12th multiplex at the third level of SingPost Centre come October 6. Boasting eight screens, GV Paya Lebar is Singapore’s first all-laser projection cineplex, where Barco’s Smart Laser Projection delivers a high definition cinematic experience for film aficionados. Barco Smart Laser Projection delivers picture quality which far outperforms traditional digital projections, according to what we saw with our…

Kang Ha-neul makes his entrance into the ballroom at the Intercontinental Singapore. (Image credit: Golden Village Pictures)

Kang Ha-neul a perfect gentleman at Midnight Runners press conference

Sep 2nd, 2017 Action, Asian Cinema, Celebrities, Comedy, Event Rachel Chan 5 min read

When Korean actor Kang Ha-neul was in town with director Jason Kim on last Thursday to promote their new film Midnight Runners, he wowed all present with his cheerfulness and earnestness. Before group interviews commenced, Kang went around the whole room once to shake hands with every reporter present, even remarking to familiar faces, “I remember you!” And when a reporter expressed disbelief, he insisted,…

Did you know about these amazing lobangs only available in Yishun?

May 18th, 2017 Deals & Promotions, Event, GV Exclusive, GV25 Rachel Chan 10 min read

Decades before Yishun was transformed into the New Town we know today, the precinct was home to indigenous nomadic boat dwellers called Orang Seletar. Pepper and gambier plantations flourished. After the pepper and gambier planters relocated to Johor, came a young industrialist named Lim Nee Soon who leased lots of freehold land from the British colonial government to cultivate rubber and pineapple. The villagers who…

What Mr Popcorn is saying when you don’t behave at the cinema

Oct 15th, 2016 Comedy, Event, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 4 min read

The lights are out and you think nobody will see you, or at least, you think they won’t notice. You ease your aching, sore feet out of your heels and place them tenderly on the velvet arm rest in front. You take out the portobello mushroom cheese sandwich (with extra tuna) you smuggled into the cinema in your roomy tote bag, and prepare to eat it. You’re conscious that…

Pick your worst fear at Golden Village this Halloween

Oct 6th, 2016 Asian Cinema, Event, GV Exclusive, Horror Rachel Chan 5 min read

Is being tailed by a ghost child or being stuck in a train with flesh-eating zombies more scary? Find out at Horrorthon 2016 this Halloween! Golden Village’s annual spook-fest features a total of four films this year, which are bound to send shivers down your spine. Heard of the Taiwanese urban legend about the little girl in the red dress? Footage taken on a hiking trip in…

Boo Junfeng won’t leave you hanging at his Blog Aloud session [Giveaway inside]

Jun 27th, 2016 Arthouse, Asian Cinema, Event, GV Exclusive, Singapore Film Rachel Chan 5 min read

How does one go about making a film about being an executioner? As Boo Junfeng, director of Apprentice, will tell you, it took him five years, during which he interviewed retired executioners, religious counsellors, and family members of those who have received the death sentence. The latest film of Singapore’s critically acclaimed Boo focuses not just on the death penalty, but the point of view of the…

X-Men Apocalypse. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 reasons why Professor X would never be able to start a school in Singapore

May 17th, 2016 Action, Event, Free Stuff, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

In X-Men: Apocalypse, Professor X has effectively set up his own BMTC (Basic Military Training Centre) for mutants (people born with special power). After all, when he says he’s “training them to use their powers wisely,” he’s actually teaching them how to fight using their mutant abilities. Don’t believe him when he calls them students, they’re really soldiers – no, commandos! Hey, that’s an entrepreneurial idea…