Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 of the cutest versions of Spider-Man you’ll ever see

Nov 18th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Free Stuff, Superheroes Marcus Goh 10 min read

We all know the web-crawler’s signature look – lanky, with giant googley eyes and (sometimes) webbed armpits. Regardless of who’s portrayed him in the films – Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, or Tom Holland, he’s still got the same, identifiable look. Even the animated versions of Spider-Man follow the same basic look of Spider-Man, like the upcoming animated version of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Now, if you’re…

Ma Dong Seok flexes his muscles and funny bone in ‘Wonderful Ghost’

Nov 18th, 2018 Action, Asian Cinema, Comedy Kimberly Lim 6 min read

Korean cinema’s favourite anti-hero is back. Korean-American actor Ma Dong Seok is doing what he does best — flexing his bulging biceps and funny bone in Wonderful Ghost.  The action comedy is a buddy cop film with a twist. A series of unexpected and unfortunate events leads to the unlikely pairing of Tae Jin (Kim Young Kwang) and Jang Su (Ma, who also goes by the English name Don Lee). While…

Stan Lee. Credit: Wow News Today

From an Asian true believer: Stan Lee, you made mine Marvel

Nov 15th, 2018 Superheroes Marcus Goh 9 min read

It was a day, just like any other, when the news of Stan Lee broke. I had just been playing the new PS4 Spider-Man game the night before and seen Stan himself make a cameo there. He was a short order cook in a cutscene where Peter and Mary Jane… talked. Then the messages started coming in, fast and furious. Stan Lee had passed on….

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…

Pokemon the Movie: The Power of Us. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Quiz: Which is your spirit Pokemon – Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle?

Nov 10th, 2018 Animation, Child-friendly, GV Exclusive Marcus Goh 15 min read

If you’ve ever played Pokemon, then you don’t just want to catch ’em all – you want to be ’em all too! However, you can’t quite become all the Pokemon unless you’re a shapeshifting Ditto, and even so your derp face would be a dead giveaway. So we’ve got a quiz to see which Pokemon you’d be, like in Pokemon the Movie: The Power of…

6 unexpected genre mash-ups like ‘Rampant’ that were surprisingly successful

Nov 3rd, 2018 Action, Drama, Horror Marcus Goh 8 min read

Most filmmakers take a straightforward approach to films – take a story and pick the appropriate genre so that you know what the writing, shooting and editing style should be. But single genres aren’t enough for Korean filmmakers anymore. Now they’re making genre mash-up movies, like the upcoming zombie period drama Rampant, which also stars heartthrob Hyun Bin and silver fox Jang Dong-gun. Those Koreans are just…

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 adaptions of ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’ you never expected would exist

Nov 3rd, 2018 Action, Adventure, Child-friendly, Drama, Fantasy, Musical Marcus Goh 8 min read

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is a classic tale of fantasy, love and parents who don’t believe what their children say. A young girl falls in love with a nutcracker doll (a doll of a soldier, built to crack nuts) and travels with him to a fantasy realm, but is greeted with disbelief by her parents when she returns. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is…

Movies at the cinema in November 2018!

We are nearing the end of 2018, which means more blockbuster movies to look forward to! This November is packed with family-oriented films and highly-anticipated film sequels that are going to keep your weekends busy with frequent trips to the cinema.  Also, don’t miss the 22nd German Film Festival, which showcases a diversity of contemporary German cinema in terms of artistic languages and styles. The…

GV Kids Film Fiesta features diverse child-friendly titles yet to be screened in Singapore

Oct 29th, 2018 Animation, Arthouse, Asian Cinema, Child-friendly, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 15 min read

Tired of rewatching Moana, Frozen or (insert popular animated film title here) for the umpteenth time with your little ones? Grab the kids and hit Golden Village cinemas as there are eight magical, lesser-known animated worlds to discover at the first ever Kids Film Fiesta from November 3 to 11! Seven of the animated titles have never been screened before in Singapore. On top of just…

Halloween. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 slasher films that’ll have you screaming this Halloween

Oct 26th, 2018 Action, Horror, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

Horror movies about ghosts and zombies may be terrifying, but deep down, we know that such supernatural creatures don’t exist. As terrifying as demonic nuns and pale white child ghosts may be, they’re not part of the real world (or so we hope). So we don’t have to worry about them hunting us down as we sleep. But slasher films like Halloween are a different…