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…

Aquaman. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Here’s why you should stop laughing at Aquaman and start taking him seriously

Dec 13th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 9 min read

We know what you’re all secretly thinking – Aquaman, a big screen superhero? Really? Even though he’s portrayed by the big, buff Jason Momoa (who played Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones), whose role in Justice League was pretty cool, Aquaman is still just a guy who talks to fish and swims really fast right? Putting aside Momoa’s portrayal in the upcoming Aquaman, most of…

Can Singapore survive as a Traction City in ‘Mortal Engines’?

Dec 5th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction Andre Teh 10 min read

In Philip Reeve’s steampunk book series Mortal Engines, World War III has happened, and what is left of humanity roam the post-apocalyptic wasteland in cities on wheels, fighting the elements and consuming each other for survival. Now adapted into a movie of the same name, the story follows the adventures of Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan), a boy from London, and Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar), a mysterious…

‘2.0’ and 4 other expensive, record-breaking South Asian films ever made

Dec 1st, 2018 Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 8 min read

If you’re a fan of South Asian films, then you’ll have noticed the sharp increase in the number of offerings at Golden Village – there’s one or two released every week. The production quality of such films has also skyrocketed, along with ever increasing budgets. Just look at 2.0 – it was made on a budget of USD $75 million. For reference, the recent Robin…

Movies at the cinema in December 2018

Bid 2018 adieu with Bumblebee, Spider-Man, Mary Poppins and Aquaman! Let your hair down and enjoy the festivities this holiday season with these films at the cinema this December, for an array of blockbusters, sci-fi and family-friendly movies await. Here’s the entire list of them. Mortal Engines Release date: December 6, 2018 Cast: Hera Hilmar, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Lang, Robert Sheehan Genre: Action/Adventure Fantasy film…

The Grinch. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 grouchy green-haired characters that look (and sound) suspiciously like the Grinch

Nov 27th, 2018 Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Fantasy Marcus Goh 7 min read

If you’re not sure which Grinch we’re talking about, we’re specifically referring to the original one that stole Christmas! Dr Seuss, a writer of children’s books created him when he wrote How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The Grinch has appeared in live action before in 2000, played by an irritable Jim Carrey, who was said to personify the Grinch himself on the set of the shoot, and in animated form in 1966, voiced by…

A Disney Princess wefie in Ralph Breaks the Internet. Credit: Walt Disney Singapore

19 cameos we’re excited to see in ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

Nov 22nd, 2018 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 10 min read

Before you ask – yes, we do think that Ralph Wrecks the Internet would be a better title, but “breaking” the Internet is a thing nowadays. Wreck-It Ralph was an awesome movie because it paid homage to all the video game characters we loved like Bowser and Chun Li, utilising them in a meaningful and memorable way (instead of just throwing them in for the…

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…

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…