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…

Movies at the cinema in October 2018

As we inch closer to Halloween this October, get ready for a wide range of spooky films, from blood-curdling slasher films to beloved sequels. It’s time to bust out the popcorn and Halloween candies for thriller movie nights! For the less gutsy moviegoers, don’t miss the blockbusters and comedies this month, along with a couple of critically-acclaimed films that have been getting some Oscar buzz…

Teen Titans Go! To The Movies. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Teen Titans vs other Superhero Teams – which would win?

Sep 3rd, 2018 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes, Teens Marcus Goh 17 min read

If you’re a true DC fan, you probably dig one of their longest running animated series – Teen Titans! First debuting in 2003, the show ran for five seasons and a movie (Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo), before returning as a more kid-friendly version, Teen Titans Go! – which has also spawned five seasons and their lat est movie, Teen Titans Go! To The Movies!…

‘The Darkest Minds’ director on her live-action debut, diversity and strong women

Aug 2nd, 2018 Action, Teens, Thriller Elaine Lipworth 17 min read

Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson sits down for an interview about The Darkest Minds, a thrilling, romantic and uplifting adventure film starring Amandla Stenberg in the leading role. The film marks Yuh Nelson’s first venture into live-action; she is already an acclaimed director of animated movies. The Darkest Minds is set in a very near future society where most of the nation’s children have perished – victims of a terrible disease. The surviving children are considered to be dangerous Enemies of the State because they possess…

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…

Adrift. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Which is your favourite onscreen Young Adult couple?

May 29th, 2018 Drama, Romance, Teens Marcus Goh 10 min read

You can be considered a young adult from as early as 18 years old – but did you know that you could still be classified as one all the way until 39? Depending on the classification criteria used, a person can be considered a young adult from 18 to anywhere from 35 to 39. Jennifer Lawrence herself was just 21 when she first starred in…

A Wrinkle In Time. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

What is the fourth dimension?

Mar 7th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Child-friendly, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Teens Marcus Goh 6 min read

The fourth dimension is not time – Einstein himself said so. You’re welcome to disagree though, once you’ve made a more important discovery than the theory of relativity. So… what’s the big deal about it? We already have length (the first dimension), area (two dimensional shapes), and volume (3D objects). It’s served as pretty well so far. Plus, we can’t really see the fourth dimension, can…

Mary and the Witch's Flower. Credit: Purple Plan

7 regular plants that have unbelievable magical powers

Oct 13th, 2017 Adventure, Animation, Asian Cinema, Child-friendly, Fantasy, Teens Marcus Goh 15 min read

You don’t need to have attended Professor Pomona Sprout’s Herbology lesson at Hogwarts to know that plants and flowers are not just good to look at – many of them possess medicinal properties which make them seem almost magical. Granted, we often see all kinds of flowers in our Garden City – bougainvilleas, ixoras, hibiscuses, and others – which may be why they don’t carry…

Julie Tan as Linda and Benjamin Kheng as Richard in "Wonder Boy". Credit: MM2 Entertainment

Daniel Yam and Dick Lee’s most memorable moments filming “Wonder Boy”

Aug 8th, 2017 Asian Cinema, Drama, Musical, Singapore Film, Teens Marcus Goh 11 min read

It’s not every day that we have a biopic of a true blue Singaporean hitting the silver screen, but that’s exactly what Wonder Boy is, the biographical film about Dick Lee. It’s the tale of his teenage years, and how he came to fame in 70’s Singapore. The film is directed by Dick Lee himself and Daniel Yam, an award winning Singaporean filmmaker. The Popping…

Mon Mon Mon Monsters 報告老師!怪怪怪怪物!Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 classic films that show teenagers how cruel the world can be

Jul 27th, 2017 Action, Asian Cinema, Comedy, Horror, Teens, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

The teen years are special but awkward for almost everyone. It’s when we come of age, when we define our own moral code, and of course, when we gain the ability to continue the human race. That’s why young adult movies work so well. The best ones capture the essence of our teenage struggles, and translate them into epic battles for the fate of cities,…