A PASKAL soldier is a modern day knight. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 facts you may not have known about PASKAL – the special forces unit of the Royal Malaysian Navy

Oct 10th, 2018 Action, Comedy, Drama, War Marcus Goh 10 min read

If you thought that PASKAL was named after the mathematician Pascal (of Pascal’s Triangle fame) – you’d be surprised to learn the Royal Malaysian Navy’s special forces unit was named for a different reason. In fact, you’re probably surprised to find out that the Royal Malaysian Navy had a special forces unit – and that they’ve got a movie coming out about them, Paskal the…

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…

You’ll be surprised how many cultures revere this sacred number

Jan 18th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Drama, War Marcus Goh 8 min read

Have you noticed how there are 12 months in a year, most people use a 12-hour clock, and we even have a dedicated word for “twelve units of something” (a dozen)? Yes, the number 12 is kind of special. Numbers are important to many cultures because it affects how calendars and dates are generated, which in turn affects significant events and holidays, and therefore everyday life….

A happy taxi driver in A Taxi Driver. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Should you be a driver-for-hire? Try our quiz!

Dec 7th, 2017 Asian Cinema, Drama, War Marcus Goh 13 min read

So the saying goes: Those who can do, do; those who can’t, teach; and those who have a driver’s licence become Grab or Uber drivers. You get to work whenever you want, wherever you want, plus potentially, your car pays for itself. Life doesn’t get much better than this, right? That’s why people are signing up in droves to be Grab and Uber drivers –…

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7 things you never knew about Hashima – the real Battleship Island

Aug 15th, 2017 Action, Asian Cinema, Drama, Thriller, War Marcus Goh 12 min read

The Battleship Island is based on true events (although we’re quite sure the prisoners on the island weren’t quite as handsome as Song Joong-ki and So Ji-sub) that happened during World War II. I think it’s a strong contender for movie of the year so if there’s one movie you should catch this year, it’s The Battleship Island. Battleship Island is just a nickname though – the island’s…

Singapore swoons over male cast of The Battleship Island

Aug 9th, 2017 Action, War Rachel Chan 8 min read

Hallyu fans were sent into a tizzy when Korean actors So Ji-sub, Song Joong-ki, and Hwang Jung-min, together with director Ryoo Seung Wan, were in town yesterday to promote their latest war action movie The Battleship Island. The Battleship Island is based on true events which happened during the Japanese occupation of Korea in 1945, and the real island is Hashima, an uninhabited island 15…

In This Corner of the World. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 forgotten facts about Singapore’s World War II era

Jul 7th, 2017 Animation, Asian Cinema, Drama, War Marcus Goh 10 min read

For many History students, World War II is one of those important yet inaccessible topics. After all, it took place over 70 years ago (1943 – 1945), and it’s hard to imagine how modern day Singapore would have been like during those times. But as the saying goes, those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. World War II was an event that…

Wonder Woman. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Wonder Woman and her wondrous accessories

Jun 1st, 2017 Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Superheroes, War Marcus Goh 6 min read

You know what’s really wondrous about Wonder Woman? It’s not that she can fight in that outfit without any wardrobe malfunctions or that she manages to battle bad guys without getting hair all over her face. I wouldn’t even say it’s the fact that she’s more powerful than Batman but still somehow ends up taking orders from him. It’s her clothes and accessories. It turns…

Genocidal Organ. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 weapons in movies more powerful than a nuke

Apr 18th, 2017 Action, Adult Themes, Adventure, Animation, Asian Cinema, Drama, Science Fiction, War Marcus Goh 13 min read

In almost any movie (and in real life too), a nuclear missile is the most powerful option. That’s why so many countries are alarmed about the ownership of nukes. A nuclear missile is so destructive that if one side launches a full scale nuclear assault and is also met by a full scale nuclear assault, both sides would perish. It’s called mutually assured destruction, which is…

The Great Wall. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 barriers which are more effective than the Great Wall of China 

Dec 30th, 2016 Action, Asian Cinema, Drama, Fantasy, War Marcus Goh 7 min read

You might think that Trump’s plan to build a wall to block off Mexico is a little… unconventional, but hundreds of years ago, China did the same thing to protect itself against a country that also starts with M – Mongolia. The Great Wall of China was built as a deterrent against Mongolian invaders, because electric fences and aeroplanes didn’t exist then. Horseback riders were the…