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…

Luke Evans as Ben Hawkins in 'Ma'. Credit: Coming Soon

Who is Luke Evans and why does he look so familiar?

Jul 26th, 2019 Drama, Horror Marcus Goh 9 min read

If you’re a cinephile, you’ll have noticed a familiar face who’s appeared more frequently in recent films like psychological horror movie Ma. He’s none other than Luke Evans, that guy who looks a lot like Orlando Bloom, but isn’t! He’s popped up as protagonists and antagonists in films, showing us just how versatile he is when it comes to roles. And he’s believable both as…

Annabelle vs Chucky. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Chucky from ‘Child’s Play’ versus Annabelle – which freaky doll would win?

Jul 14th, 2019 Horror Marcus Goh 7 min read

Before we get into the battle proper, let’s establish which Chucky we’re talking about here. We’re referring to Chucky from Child’s Play (2019), not Child’s Play (1988). While they’re both about a psychotic murder doll named Chucky who’s out to terrorise families and innocent children, the origin story has been updated this year. Child’s Play (1988) explained that Chucky was the result of voodoo magic gone wrong. But…

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…

Annabelle Comes Home. Credit: Warner Bros Pictures

Is your doll, action figure or toy haunted? Take our test to find out

Jun 29th, 2019 Horror Marcus Goh 15 min read

In Annabelle Comes Home, the titular evil doll is brought home by the two premiere ghostbusters of The Conjuring movie universe – Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga). Despite being experienced ghost hunters, the husband-and-wife duo bring back haunted artifacts after every case they solve, and store them in a room within their own house. They bless the room weekly, but still… wouldn’t…

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…

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…

La Llorona in The Curse of the Weeping Woman. Credit: Dread Central

The world’s most famous fearsome female ghosts immortalised in movies

Apr 17th, 2019 Horror Marcus Goh 12 min read

Think you’ve got the guts to read about ghosts like La Llorona in The Curse of the Weeping Woman? Still, proceed with caution. Don’t say we didn’t warn you when you find yourself tossing and turning in bed – or when you catch a fleeting glimpse of a long-haired female ghost out of the corner of your eye. You see, witches and banshees have long…

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…