War for the Planet of the Apes. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 times you’ve “seen” Andy Serkis in popular films but never realised it


Jul 13th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 12 min read

Does Gollum sound familiar to you? King Kong? Supreme Leader Snoke? How about Andy Serkis? Well, his name should ring a bell, because he’s the motion capture performer for all of these roles. In fact, many of the CGI characters we’re familiar with today owe their memorable performances to Andy Serkis. His body of work is so prolific that he’s even been critically acclaimed for it,…

Bad Genius. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Can you solve these 5 notoriously difficult test questions from Singapore?

Jun 9th, 2017 Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 9 min read

If you’re in Singapore’s education system, you can’t just be average. You have to be a genius. Have you seen the PSLE Maths questions these days? Even the multiple-choice questions will make you tear your hair out. But then, we did top the recent PISA rankings. PISA stands for Programme for International Student Assessment, and it’s basically the “World Cup for education”. Singapore was literally first…

Alien Covenant. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 horrible forms that Alien Convenant’s aliens can take

May 9th, 2017 Action, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

If you’ve ever watched Alien before, you’ll remember that they’re giant, virtually unstoppable creatures that are a mess of slime and bone and fluids that are clearly out of this world. Only Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) could stop them, and even so, things didn’t go all that well for her either. The problem is that the Aliens were a lot more than just that giant slimey insectoid…

Why the cinema is the best hangout this week if you’re at least 13

Mar 13th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Animation, Asian Cinema, Drama, Musical, Romance, Superheroes, Teens, Thriller Rachel Chan 9 min read

Because PG13 movies, of course. While the more kid-friendly films tend to be released during June, September and closer to Christmas, March school holidays are usually bereft of G-rated movies. There’s no exception for this school holiday either – there are a couple of blockbusters and Japanese anime features showing right now; you just need to be old enough to watch them. In case you didn’t…

A Cure for Wellness. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 ways that Singaporeans practice “wellness”

Feb 14th, 2017 Horror, Teens, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

Singaporeans are a pretty health-conscious bunch, despite our predilection for putting soya sauce inside virtually every dish that we have (all that sodium!). However, our thirst for wellness goes far beyond just eating and… eating. Beyond folksy remedies, wellness permeates every aspect of a Singaporean’s life. From our wall colours to our mobile phone stickers, there’s a secret health reason for everything we do. Don’t believe…

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…

Split. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 of the best films about multiple personality disorders

Jan 17th, 2017 Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller Marcus Goh 6 min read

Quick lesson – multiple personality disorders are not the same as schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder where patients exhibit abnormal social behavior and fail to understand what is real and what is not. You can hear voices when you’re schizophrenic. Multiple personality disorders (MPD) are exactly what you think it is – different personalities within the same person. MPD movies resonate with us simply because each…

Arrival. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 horrible mistranslations that could only happen in Singapore

Jan 12th, 2017 Action, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

Singapore is a land of wonders. So many people speak so many different languages that it’s perfectly possible to have someone rattle off a sentence with three different languages in it. I mean when you order your kopi si siu dai in English, you’re also speaking Malay (kopi) and Hokkien (si siu dai). No wonder other countries marvel at our ability to code switch so…

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…

The Age of Shadows. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Gong Yoo’s 5 best roles on screen

Jan 4th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

After being overtaken by Song Joong-ki in Descendants of the Sun, Gong Yoo returned to the hearts and minds of Korean pop culture fans everywhere when Train to Busan debuted. There’s a reason why he’s such an evergreen idol though – he’s taken on a number of vastly different roles and excelled in all of them. So today, we pay tribute to five of Gong Yoo’s…