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…

Assassin's Creed. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 Singapore eras we’d visit if we had the Animus from Assassin’s Creed

Dec 23rd, 2016 Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

In Assassin’s Creed, the titular “Assassin” explores different time periods, like the Renaissance and the French Revolution in the games, through a device called the Animus. He doesn’t actually time travel (that would be amazing though) – rather, the Animus allows him to experience the memories of his ancestors, thereby letting him roam through the time periods his ancestors lived in. It’s kind of like…

Death Note: Light Up the New World. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 reasons why the Death Note would be useless in Singapore

Nov 10th, 2016 Action, Adventure, Animation, Crime, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

Anyone who’s watched Death Note has fantasised about having a Death Note, or rather, using one. Writing someone’s name in a Death Note (a black supernatural notebook) means that they will die, no questions asked. You even get to specify how they will die. Don’t bluff, I know you have a list of names you want to write on the Death Note. But even if…

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 occupations that ex-army man Jack Reacher would ace in Singapore

Oct 18th, 2016 Action, Adventure, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

Tom Cruise’s latest flick sees him playing Ethan Hunt Jack Reacher, an action hero with amazing combat skills who gets embroiled in web of deceit. But where did Jack Reacher get all that combat training? Turns out, he was a former military man. Not all former soldiers get to lead such a glamorous life, though! If Jack Reacher were a former SAF regular, he wouldn’t be…

Inferno. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 legendary places in Singapore that could hold lost secrets

Oct 14th, 2016 Adventure, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

Inferno is the third movie to star Tom Hanks as symbology professor Robert Langdon, except that it takes a leaf from the Hangover series and gives Robert Langdon amnesia as he traipses around the Florence (in Italy) trying to figure out what happened the past few days. That’s never going to happen in Singapore, since our country would hardly have the sort of buried secrets that Florence…