Left to right: Bumblebee, Hailee Steinfeld as Charlie and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. as Memo in Bumblebee. Credit: United International Pictures

Can you identify all these different versions of Bumblebee?

Dec 15th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 16 min read

In case you’re wondering – this isn’t an insect quiz! Rather, it is about all the different incarnations of Bumblebee over the years – from his classic Generation One mode from to the modern movie versions. Everyone’s favourite Transformer returns to the silver screen in Bumblebee, which chronicles his adventures after he first lands on Earth. He takes on a familiar form – the classic…

Can Singapore survive as a Traction City in ‘Mortal Engines’?

Dec 5th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction Andre Teh 10 min read

In Philip Reeve’s steampunk book series Mortal Engines, World War III has happened, and what is left of humanity roam the post-apocalyptic wasteland in cities on wheels, fighting the elements and consuming each other for survival. Now adapted into a movie of the same name, the story follows the adventures of Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan), a boy from London, and Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar), a mysterious…

Michael B. Jordan is Adonis Creed in Creed II. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Why Creed II is like some strange alternative Marvel Cinematic Universe film

Dec 1st, 2018 Action, Drama Marcus Goh 11 min read

The Creed series is a continuation of the legendary Rocky film series, with Rocky himself the mentor character in the movies. It centres around the son of Rocky’s former nemesis, Adonis Creed, who seeks to make a name for himself in the boxing world. There’s lots of boxing action, training montage scenes, and of course, Rocky. We weren’t kidding about the training montage scene, by…

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…

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…

The Predator. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Did you know that the Predator shares Optimus Prime’s voice? And other geek facts

Sep 22nd, 2018 Action, Adult Themes, Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

The last person you’d expect to star in a Predator film is Jacob Tremblay (yes, that little boy in Room, Shut In, and Wonder), but he’s in the latest instalment in the series – The Predator! He plays language savant Rory McKenna, who is instrumental in defeating the Predators thanks to that ability. It’s strange though, since you’d expect someone with more… physical abilities to…

The Happytime Murders. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Could Muppets live in a human world? Here are 6 intriguing (and M-18) questions we have

Sep 11th, 2018 Action, Adult Themes, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 10 min read

Adulting is tough. You can’t watch Sesame Street without being judged once you turn 21 – but who doesn’t like watching colourful, furry Muppets interacting with humans? You could watch Avenue Q, but musicals are expensive. So it’s fortunate that we’ve got The Happytime Murders coming in to fill that Muppet-shaped void in our hearts. It’s an adult murder mystery set in a world of…

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 Spy Who Dumped Me. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Quiz: Could you be The Spy Who Dumped Mila Kunis?

Aug 3rd, 2018 Action, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 12 min read

A spy’s life is perfect. You get to travel to exotic locations. Your job scope includes seducing (and being seduced by) beautiful people like Mila Kunis. You also get to dump beautiful people like the douchebag in The Spy Who Dumped Me. All in all, it’s a pretty good gig! Who wouldn’t want to sign up to be a spy? But before you apply to…

Yu Chau (Nick Cheung) in The Trough (低压槽). Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Movie undercover cops – why do we love them so much?

May 2nd, 2018 Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

无间道 (Infernal Affairs) made every kid want to be undercover cop when he or she grew up (although admittedly, you probably shouldn’t be watching it if you were under 13). Being an undercover cop is an equal mix of danger, glamour, heroics, and action. It takes a certain kind of person to be an undercover cop, a grizzled tough guy who secretly has a moral code…