Movies that turn 25 this year – just like Golden Village

Apr 13th, 2017 Action, Adult Themes, Animation, Asian Cinema, Drama, Fantasy, GV25, Horror Rachel Chan 14 min read

The year was 1992. Bill Clinton became the president of the United States, the Summer Olympics was held in Barcelona, Spain, and in England, Prince Charles and Princess Diana of Wales were legally separated. Closer to home, Singaporeans will remember this as the year that the import, sale and manufacture of chewing gum was banned. And 1992 was also the year Golden Village opened its first cinema! Singapore’s…

Morgan. (Golden Village Cinemas)

5 of the most famous humanoid robots in film

Sep 16th, 2016 Action, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 6 min read

The only people who don’t like humanoid robots are, ironically, people who are actually humanoid robots in disguise. Robots are one of the most visual representations of human skill and ingenuity, and to have our creations be fashioned in our image is one of our proudest achievements. Hence the gamut of humanoid robots in films. Do they have genders? Do they garner sympathy from the…

The lovely Emma Stone plays Allison Ng in Aloha. Credit: zekefilm.com

5 of the most ethnically miscast roles in popular movies

Jun 7th, 2015 Action, Celebrities, Romance Marcus Goh 7 min read

When it comes to casting non-Caucasian roles in Hollywood, it’s usually the same crowd of Will Smith, Lucy Liu, Ken Watanabe, Jackie Chan, and Halle Berry, amongst others, that get these roles. But then on occasion you get a baffling decision to whitewash an obviously ethnic role (usually Asian), that fails to be believable when the actor or actress on screen doesn’t match the name of the character….