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…

Unsane. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

How to shoot a movie on your iPhone just like in Unsane

Apr 18th, 2018 GV Exclusive, Thriller Marcus Goh 9 min read

Believe it or not – if you own an iPhone, you have in your hands the power to shoot a movie. It doesn’t even have to be the latest iPhone. Korean horror movie Night Fishing was shot on an iPhone 4 in 2011, and there’s even an iPhone Film Festival specially for films shot on an iPhone. Before you grab your iPhone and start fulfilling your…

Doctor Strange/Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Wong (Benedict Wong) in Okoye (Danai Gurira), Black Panther/T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlet Johansson) and Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) in Avengers: Infinity War. Credit: Marvel Studios

Your essential guide to surviving the Avengers: Infinity War Movie Marathon

Apr 17th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Child-friendly, Fantasy, GV Exclusive, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 13 min read

Can you stay awake for more than 28 hours straight? Because that’s how long the Avenger: Infinity War Movie Marathon will last – from 7.30am on April 24 to 11.30am (approximately) on April 25. It’s the ultimate test of superhuman dedication and endurance and only the most devout Marvel fans will be up for this marvellous (pun intended) ten movie screening. You’ll come away from it…

Love, Simon. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

No matter which way you swing, these five cathartic coming-out stories in film will move you

Apr 10th, 2018 Adult Themes, Comedy, Drama, GV Exclusive, Romance Marcus Goh 8 min read

It’s difficult to be gay. Even though attitudes have improved (Pink Dot, anyone?), there’s still a lot of social stigma attached to being gay in today’s world, especially in Asian societies. That’s why in real life, people can keep their true sexuality hidden for years (or even forever), because the cost of social exclusion may not be worth the freedom to love whoever you want….

Ways to bond with your bromance partner

Mar 26th, 2018 Action, Deals & Promotions, Event, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 7 min read

What do Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee, and Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson have in common? Each pair shares a close, homosocial relationship – what we in the 21st century call a “bromance”. Perhaps you might identify with them too, having a close male friend who understands you like no other. But the portmanteau word “bromance” infuriates some. Gender…

Ways to catch highly-anticipated movies in advance (legally)

Jan 22nd, 2018 Deals & Promotions, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 4 min read

Psst. Did you know that it’s possible to catch movies up to a week before its official release – if you know how? And I’m not suggesting that you befriend someone who writes movie reviews and gets to invited to morning previews, evening previews or gala premieres every week or so. (Ahem.) I’m talking about how you can, as a layperson, purchase a sneak preview…

How to choose the most suitable cinema seat

Dec 22nd, 2017 GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 11 min read

With so many great releases at the cinemas right now, you’re bound to spend a few hours at the movies during this festive season. Be it a romantic date or a family get-together, Golden Village cinemas has the perfect cinema seat for you. How hard can it be to choose your seat type, you may wonder? Isn’t there just one seat type? That’s where you’re…

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…

The Evil Within. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Horror tropes that are staler than a rotting corpse

Oct 25th, 2017 GV Exclusive, Horror Marcus Goh 9 min read

If you’re a horror film buff, you know how a good scary movie can make you feel alive. A top psychologist claims that “people are driven to see scary movies to escape from the tedium,” which makes sense if you think about it. Few things get the adrenaline running like a frightening flick does – even train breakdowns no longer get our blood pumping as…