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…

Beauty and the Beast. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 upcoming live action Disney fairy tales that we all want to catch

Mar 14th, 2017 Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Drama, Fantasy, Musical Marcus Goh 7 min read

If you’re a fan of “Once Upon A Time”, a drama where they keep including more and more Disney fairy tales into the story, then you’ll be happy to know that the television success of those fairy tales has indirectly paved the way for the return of some beloved Disney classics on the silver screen. That’s right – all those animated features that we loved…

Moana. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 sexy demigods we love in film

Nov 23rd, 2016 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Fantasy Marcus Goh 8 min read

Moana sees a young girl on a quest to find legendary demigod Maui of Polynesian mythology to accomplish a nigh impossible task. Why doesn’t Maui just do it himself, you ask? Well, that’s because he’s a demigod – part god, part human. So he’s not all powerful (as shown by the fact that they need some sort of craft to travel the seas), although he is…

Alice Through The Looking Glass. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 reasons why Alice would mistake Singapore for Wonderland

Jul 7th, 2016 Action, Adventure, Fantasy Marcus Goh 7 min read

We might think that Wonderland is a fictional place that’s full of impossibilities, but the truth is that Singapore is just like Wonderland in many ways. We’ve got odd creatures, random holidays, and even a place called Wonderland in our country (a long time ago). So if for some reason, Alice found herself in Singapore, she might very well mistake it for Wonderland. If Alice Through…

The Jungle Book. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Who should be voice actors in a Singaporean remake of The Jungle Book?

Apr 8th, 2016 Animation, Child-friendly, Singapore Film Marcus Goh 9 min read

The Jungle Book is almost entirely made up of CGI characters, which makes it very easy to localise for foreign countries. Just introduce a new set of voice actors and you’ve got a film in a whole different language that looks believable (since lip synching isn’t required). So how about a Singapore version of The Jungle Book? We could have it set in the MacRitchie…

Zootopia

5 Chinese Zodiac animals that would be useful in a manhunt

Feb 26th, 2016 Animation, Child-friendly Marcus Goh 5 min read

Just to clarify – we’re talking about an intensive police search for a criminal or witness here, and not a male pageant. Zootopia sees rabbit detective Judy Hopps mounting a manhunt for several missing animals, and she takes along foxy Nick Wilde for assistance. But hey, she’s in Zootopia! She can call on the assistance of any animal. So in the spirit of Chinese new Year,…

5 things you didn’t know about Disney’s Tomorrowland

May 21st, 2015 Child-friendly Holly Jean Aroozoo 6 min read

Disney’s Tomorrowland stars George Clooney , Hugh Laurie and Britt Robertson in an epic science fiction movie from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their…