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…

Hellboy. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Hellish characters like Hellboy that we can’t help loving

Apr 12th, 2019 Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror Marcus Goh 9 min read

Man has always had a fascination with the infernal. Almost everyone else has heard of Dante’s seminal work, Inferno (a story about his fictional journey through Hell) – but did you know that there are two other books in the series, Paradiso and Purgatio? There’s a reason for that – and we have our morbid fascination with hellish characters like Hellboy to thank for that. Think…

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…

Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Nail these powers and be a Kamen Rider now!

Mar 30th, 2019 Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

Do you remember the ill-fated Masked Rider series of the 90’s? Just like Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Masked Rider was a television programme that was developed using footage from an existing Japanese series. What was that series? Yes, you guessed right – Kamen Rider. The premise is simple: a hero (or two) is chosen and given special powers, a mask, and a spiffy motorcycle. His mission…

The Kid Who Would Be King. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Some of the most interesting interpretations of King Arthur on screen

Mar 21st, 2019 Action, Adventure, Fantasy Marcus Goh 8 min read

“Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil is rightwise king born of all England.” This was the inscription on a mystical stone that had a sword lodged within it, from Thomas Malory’s classic Le Morte d’Arthur, the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. And on one fateful day, a man came and pulled that sword out of the…

5 theme parks that aren’t as family-friendly as ‘Wonder Park’

Mar 14th, 2019 Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Fantasy Andre Teh 14 min read

Imagine if you could make your dream theme park a reality – no lines, no broken rides and endless cotton candy! In the new animated film Wonder Park, 10-year-old Cameron “June” Bailey (Brianna Denski) finds that the theme park she made up when she was younger has come to life. It’s a magical place filled with talking animals, insane roller coasters and the unbridled creativity…

Captain Marvel. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Who are Captain Marvel, Ms Marvel, and Binary – and why are they important?

Mar 6th, 2019 Action, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 11 min read

If your answer is “because Captain Marvel is the most powerful character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)”, you’re absolutely right. Marvel Studio’s head honcho Kevin Feige himself said that in a recent interview (below) and we’ve even got an entire film, Captain Marvel, covering her origin story and linking her to the most anticipated MCU movie ever, Avengers: Endgame. Eh… most powerful character in…

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…

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…