Spider-Man/Peter Parker (Tom Holland), Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Drax (Dave Bautista), Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff). Credit: Marvel Studios 2018

12 times ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ paid so much attention to detail that it’s a shame if you didn’t notice them

May 13th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 17 min read

Avengers: Infinity War has officially become the biggest superhero film in history, with topping the $1.5 billion mark so far (thanks to it opening in China this week). But it’s not just a superhero slugfest of epic proportions or a massive video game come to life. There’s more than meets the eye to Avengers: Infinity War than just fast-paced quips and explosive action. There are plenty…

Quiz: Do you know your dog well enough to find it on an Isle of Dogs?

May 9th, 2018 Animation, Arthouse Flora Yeo 10 min read

All dog owners fear the one thing: losing your furkid. But what if it were forcefully quarantined by a crazy mayor on an island following the outbreak of a treatable and non-fatal disease? Would you travel far and wide to retrieve your beloved pooch, just like Atari, the protagonist in Isle of Dogs? In Wes Anderson’s latest stop-motion animated film, the mayor of Megasaki City…

Avengers: Infinity War. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

4 characters we think will die in Avengers: Infinity War (and 3 who will survive)

Apr 21st, 2018 Action, Adventure, Child-friendly, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes, Thriller Marcus Goh 14 min read

The answer to that is a copout, of course – half the Avengers will die in Avengers: Infinity War. After all, the trailers have shown Gamora saying that Thanos’ goal is to kill off half the universe – by assembling the Infinity Gauntlet. You see, all those world-ending artifacts that we’ve seen in previous Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies are actually the six Infinity Stones….

Doctor Strange/Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Wong (Benedict Wong) in Okoye (Danai Gurira), Black Panther/T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlet Johansson) and Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) in Avengers: Infinity War. Credit: Marvel Studios

Your essential guide to surviving the Avengers: Infinity War Movie Marathon

Apr 17th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Child-friendly, Fantasy, GV Exclusive, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 13 min read

Can you stay awake for more than 28 hours straight? Because that’s how long the Avenger: Infinity War Movie Marathon will last – from 7.30am on April 24 to 11.30am (approximately) on April 25. It’s the ultimate test of superhuman dedication and endurance and only the most devout Marvel fans will be up for this marvellous (pun intended) ten movie screening. You’ll come away from it…

Ghost in the Shell. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 ways we’re all becoming cyberised like Major in Ghost in the Shell

Mar 31st, 2017 Action, Adventure, Asian Cinema, Fantasy, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 10 min read

“Cyberised” may not be a word now, but it will be in the Oxford Dictionary in 10 years, mark my words. That’s because as science progresses, we’re finding more and more ways to become like machines. Wait, don’t you mean becoming more dependent on machines? Nope. We’re becoming just like machines. We’re not quite Transformers yet. We’re becoming more and more like the titular shells…

8 superhero pairs we wanna see fight each other

Apr 27th, 2016 Action, Thriller Marcus Goh 9 min read

In Captain America: Civil War, best buddies Iron Man and Captain America clash in a battle of ideologies, leading to an all out confrontation between them and their respective superhero teams. It’s a massive brawl between all the Marvel superheroes, and makes for a rollicking good fight. But it’s not really a fair fight, is it? Come on, Captain America against Iron Man? It’s like…

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…

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5 famous films that were actually movies about making movies

Mar 10th, 2016 Comedy Marcus Goh 7 min read

Talk about meta. You’d think such plots were rare occurrences, but every so often, some scriptwriter manages to get away with writing about them writing about into a film. It’s almost as if they ran out of ideas, looked up and thought: “Hey, how about I write about what’s happening all around me?” It feels like an inside joke to folk in the film industry, while the rest…