Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 of the cutest versions of Spider-Man you’ll ever see

Nov 18th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Free Stuff, Superheroes Marcus Goh 10 min read

We all know the web-crawler’s signature look – lanky, with giant googley eyes and (sometimes) webbed armpits. Regardless of who’s portrayed him in the films – Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, or Tom Holland, he’s still got the same, identifiable look. Even the animated versions of Spider-Man follow the same basic look of Spider-Man, like the upcoming animated version of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Now, if you’re…

Movies at the cinema in August 2018

August is Singapore’s birthday month and rightly so, all eyes will be on us when a certain Hollywood blockbuster set in Singapore opens. If you don’t know what I’m talking about yet, read on for that, as well as a rundown of movies in August we think you should watch.   The Darkest Minds Release Date: August 2, 2018 Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Gwendoline…

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Free rewards merchants don’t advertise ‘cos they’re so good

Jun 16th, 2018 Deals & Promotions, Event, Free Stuff, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 8 min read

Anyone up for free music, free food, free books, discount coupons, free movie vouchers, and free cash? As anyone using Spotify would know, the best things in life are free. But what does an app have to do with the rest of the abovementioned free stuff? I’ll get to that in a bit. In the old world, merchants sussed out who were their loyal customers…

Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 of the hottest anime films to catch at the cinema this summer

May 17th, 2018 Adventure, Animation, Deals & Promotions, Free Stuff, GV Exclusive Marcus Goh 15 min read

Fandoms, rejoice. Our prayers have not only been answered on the Western front with comic-book movies like Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2, but also on the Asian front with anime feature films like Detective Conan: Zero The Enforcer and Crayon Shinchan The Movie: Bakumori! Kung Fu Boys – Ramen Chaos –! Odex (the guys who have been bringing anime films to Singapore since 2000) has teamed…

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…

Three reasons to watch Mad Max: Fury Road [Giveaway inside]

May 9th, 2015 Action, Free Stuff, Premiere Rachel Chan 11 min read

Spectacular explosions. Vehicles dressed in porcupine spikes race through a parched dessert. A souped-up tanker truck loaded with lithe, exotic-looking women wearing chastity belts, fleeing. The two only things that stand between the pursued and the pursuers: Solitary vigilante Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) and an elite female Imperator named Furiosa (Charlize Theron). The third sequel to the original Mad Max (1979) opens in theatres this Thursday, May 14. It’s a road war loaded with…

Last SCFF ticket giveaway: Award-winning Singapore film 03-Flats

Apr 27th, 2015 Asian Cinema, Documentary, Free Stuff, GV Exclusive, Singapore Film Rachel Chan 4 min read

Three women, three neighbourhoods, three flats. Housing, heartland, home. What will you find in their Housing Development Board flats? Amidst the backdrop of Singapore’s celebrated and politicised public housing intended for families, 03-Flats follows the domestic existence of three single women who are striving for independence at different stages of their lives. It juxtaposes the nationalistic ambitions of a state-driven housing program against the occupants’ struggles…

Based on a true story: The girl who can’t decide if she has feelings for her rapist [Giveaway inside]

Apr 26th, 2015 Asian Cinema, Free Stuff, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 4 min read

See the girl with the headphones in the masthead? That’s Pai Hui-hua (played by Taiwanese actress and singer Amber Kuo), who’s heading to Taitung to pursue a master’s degree in music. Bathed in light and clothed in cream, with a faint smile playing on her lips: a perfect picture of untainted innocence. What better way than this to foreshadow that her chastity is about to…

Who was Chinese writer and director Evan Yang? [Giveaway inside]

Apr 25th, 2015 Arthouse, Asian Cinema, Documentary, Free Stuff, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 6 min read

Remember the golden age of Hong Kong film and cinema in the 1950s and 1960s? Evan Yang, better known as 易文,directed dozens of films from that era starring famous movie stars Ge Lan (also known as Grace Chang), You Min, Lin Dai, Peter Chen Ho, Chang Yang, Loh Ti and Lin Tsui. Intrigued by his legacy, film critic, scholar and director Shu Kei has made not one, but…

More free tickets to the Singapore Chinese Film Festival [Giveaway inside]

Apr 23rd, 2015 Arthouse, Asian Cinema, Awards, Documentary, Free Stuff, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 4 min read

The Singapore Film Society is giving away one pair of tickets each to tonight’s screening of Nezha, showing at GV VivoCity at 7pm, as well as The Moment – 50 Years Of Golden Horse 那时.此刻, showing at GV VivoCity at 9pm. Both shows are screening tonight (April 24). Synopsis of Nezha: When Li Xiao-lu meets Wang Xiao-bing, they become best friends. However, over time they drift apart as serious…