Movies at the cinema in August 2019

We celebrate Singapore’s 54th birthday this month with heaps of movies for you and your family to catch at the cinemas! Local director Glen Goei makes his long-awaited return to the cinema after a 10-year hiatus, with Revenge of the Pontianak, starring Nur Fazura and Remy Ishak. Modern auteur Quentin Tarantino’s 9th film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is finally screening this month, which reviewers have…

Movies at the cinema in July 2019

For most younger moviegoers, July means the start of the second and last semester of the school, but on the movie calender, it is full steam ahead. The first blockbuster of the month to be released is Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, a movie that has been said to be the finale to the MCU’s Infinity Saga, as well as the much-anticipated live action remake of…

Toy Story 4. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

How come none of these classic toys have appeared in a ‘Toy Story’ film yet?

Jun 23rd, 2019 Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Fantasy, Teens Marcus Goh 13 min read

One of the joys of watching a Toy Story film is to see how your favourite toy would behave if it came to life. Everyone has owned at least one of the toys that have appeared in the Toy Story film franchise before, be it a Tyrannosaurus rex, a Potato Head figure or even a colourful slinky. It’s always a thrill to see a new…

X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

The many different names of Jean Grey – the Dark Phoenix

Jun 7th, 2019 Action, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 11 min read

It’s that time of the year when all girls who are named Jean rejoice – because a powerful, feminine role model named Jean returns to the silver screen in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. In case you’re not up to speed, here’s the basic premise of the whole movie. the X-Men are mutants – human beings who are born with special powers (thanks to a genetic mutation)…

Movies at the cinema in June 2019

It’s the June holidays, finally. This means catching a break from having to rise at an ungodly time, and whole afternoons at the cinema! Kids will love animated films such as the new musical comedy UglyDolls, the heartwarming (and probably tear-jerking) Disney’s Toy Story 4, as well as Japanese movie Detective Conan: The Fist Of Blue Sapphire, which is set in Singapore. Action movie fans are probably…

Aladdin (Mena Massoud) meets the larger-than-life blue Genie (Will Smith) in Aladdin. Credit: Walt Disney Pictures

Your ultimate guide to asking for wishes from Aladdin’s Genie

May 23rd, 2019 Action, Adventure, Child-friendly, Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance Marcus Goh 9 min read

Aladdin is literally the greatest wish fulfilment story in the world. After all, who hasn’t had a wish that they wanted to come true? In the film, Aladdin doesn’t just get one wish – he gets three of them. While it’s clear that Aladdin hasn’t quite thought through how to maximise his wishes (and for that matter, neither does the villainous Jafar) and get the…

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…