Goku in Dragon Ball Super: Broly. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Ever noticed all these awful puns in the names of Dragon Ball characters?

Dec 18th, 2018 Adventure, Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 11 min read

As every good anime fan knows, there’s one surefire way to get a wish granted – collect all the seven Dragon Balls! Most of the time, the fighters in Dragon Ball are battling for these mystical orbs, since they constitute the ultimate prize – just like in the Dragon Ball Super anime series. However, in the Dragon Ball Super: Broly film, the fighters are faced with…

Aquaman. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Here’s why you should stop laughing at Aquaman and start taking him seriously

Dec 13th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 9 min read

We know what you’re all secretly thinking – Aquaman, a big screen superhero? Really? Even though he’s portrayed by the big, buff Jason Momoa (who played Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones), whose role in Justice League was pretty cool, Aquaman is still just a guy who talks to fish and swims really fast right? Putting aside Momoa’s portrayal in the upcoming Aquaman, most of…

The Wrath. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Are you brave enough to read about these vengeful female ghosts?

Dec 6th, 2018 GV Exclusive, Horror Marcus Goh 11 min read

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and that applies especially so when we’re talking about female ghosts. We’ve written about why child ghosts are so terrifying, but female ghosts are equally terrifying in their own right. Especially if they happen to be the mother of the aforementioned child ghost, like the mother-son duo of Toshio and Kayako in the Ju-On series. Regardless, we…

‘2.0’ and 4 other expensive, record-breaking South Asian films ever made

Dec 1st, 2018 Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 8 min read

If you’re a fan of South Asian films, then you’ll have noticed the sharp increase in the number of offerings at Golden Village – there’s one or two released every week. The production quality of such films has also skyrocketed, along with ever increasing budgets. Just look at 2.0 – it was made on a budget of USD $75 million. For reference, the recent Robin…

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…

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…

Seng (Noah Yap) looks like he just spotted the RSM in 2359: The Haunting Hour. Credit: Golden Village Pictures

Can you make it through this list of the most “horrific” things in NS?

Aug 9th, 2018 Horror Marcus Goh 9 min read

If you’ve served your time during National Service (NS), you’ll have heard more ghost stories than in the True Singapore Ghost Stories series. The thing is – ghosts aren’t real (looks over shoulder just to check). Some of the horrific things you’ll see in NS could match the tales of 2359: The Haunting Hour. It would shake the even the steeliest soldier around. Take a look at…

Ant-Man and the Wasp. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Six other aliases that you didn’t know Ant-Man had in the comics

Jul 7th, 2018 Action, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 9 min read

Quick, can you name the founding members of the Avengers? Of course you can. Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man, and the Wasp. Wait what – Ant-Man and the Wasp? That’s right. In the comics, the five original members of the Avengers included Ant-Man and the Wasp – and the original team came together to thwart the dastardly schemes of Loki (just like in the movie)….