Get cozy at the cinema this Valentine’s Day

Feb 5th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Deals & Promotions, GV Exclusive, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller Rachel Chan 5 min read

Counting down in dread to Valentine’s Day because you haven’t the faintest idea what to do? We’ve got a few options for you involving a choice of three movies, the coziest couple seats in Singapore, free popcorn, goodie bags you’ll love, and a chance to win a hotel stay or a couple spa treat. Make the best of Golden Village’s Two To View offer at Gemini! In…

Movies to look forward to in the first half of 2017

Hollywood blockbusters will come and go, but 2016 will be remembered as the year that Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his Oscar, and the year that muscle movie Mad Max: Fury Road received 10 Oscar nominations. The dust has settled but not for long; 2017 has its noteworthy releases any cinephile should look forward to. From action flicks to animated features to sequels/prequels of DC/Marvel movie…

Your Name. Credit: Purple Plan

And the best anime of the year is…

Dec 28th, 2016 Animation, Asian Cinema, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Teens Marcus Goh 6 min read

Your Name. No, that’s not a joke, because that’s literally the title of the best anime of 2016, Your Name. It’s not just a great animated film, it’s a great film, full stop. Despite its rave reviews, the director has exhorted audiences to stop watching it because he’s afraid that all the flaws and imperfections of the film will eventually be exposed. How many times do you…

A movie that has a scene where the leads catch a movie, from La La Land. Credit: La La Land Facebook Page

6 reasons why we secretly love movie musicals more than live musicals

Dec 9th, 2016 Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance Marcus Goh 8 min read

I’m going to offend all the hipsters out there by saying this, but it’s true. Everyone loves movie musicals more than live musicals. Yes, movie musicals lack that live element, but unless you’re sitting all the way in front, can you really tell the difference? That’s why movie musicals are so popular. They offer all the fun and laughter of a musical and a movie, rolled…

One Day. Credit: Channel Newsasia

How do you know that your Singaporean boyfriend loves you

Oct 27th, 2016 Asian Cinema, Romance Marcus Goh 7 min read

Men are reticent creatures, and Singaporean males are no different. It’s hard enough for us to express any sort of emotion unless it’s to cheer for another one of Manchester United’s glorious goals. But yes, we do have emotions, if Facebook’s new Like emoticons are of any indication. Try standing between a man and his sandwich and you’ll know what I mean. Unfortunately, this tight-lipped…

If Me Before You were a Singapore film, it should feature…

Jun 11th, 2016 Comedy, Romance Rachel Chan 6 min read

Remember the devilishly handsome Sam Claflin, who played Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games trilogy? As you might have expected, those gorgeous, dreamy green eyes have landed him a role in a romance flick and it’s showing at cinemas now: Me Before You. He’s a city-worn wealthy young banker who has not only become wheelchair-bound after an accident, but also a hardened cynic. So it’s…

How NOT to write a romantic love letter

May 9th, 2016 Asian Cinema, Romance Rachel Chan 7 min read

You don’t need to be Shakespeare to win the heart of your lady love, or if you’re a woman, you don’t need to be Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker’s character in hit TV series Sex And The City) to nail your man. Just take the two main characters of Finding Mr Right 2: Book Of Love as an example. Xiao Ye (Tang Wei) and Daniel…

Mr. Right. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

8 really bad professions for a prospective boyfriend

Apr 21st, 2016 Action, Comedy, Romance Marcus Goh 9 min read

It may be that Asian parents have different priorities, but instead of asking their daughters the most important question about their newfound boyfriend, which is: “Do you really love each other?”, they will almost invariably focus on what he does for a living. (Read: How rich is he?) Unless you’re a doctor-lawyer who freelances as an investment banker, no job will ever be good enough. If…

How To Be Single

Did you spot these 7 classic couples on Valentine’s Day?

Feb 17th, 2016 Adult Themes, Comedy, Deals & Promotions, Romance, Singles Marcus Goh 8 min read

Valentine’s Day ushered in the season of love, romance and hackneyed stereotypes last Sunday. Just like horoscopes, the millions of couples who were out on a date could be broken down into seven broad, sweeping categories. Maybe after that, you’d want to learn How To Be Single. But what are those seven types of couples that you’ll see in every restaurant? And most importantly, which…