The cast and crew take to the stage at the Revenge of the Pontianak gala premiere. Credit: Havas

‘Revenge of the Pontianak’ gala premiere strikes terror into the hearts of audiences at The Capitol

Aug 30th, 2019 Horror Marcus Goh 10 min read

Take Singapore’s favourite undead monster and the director of Singapore’s first commercial film released worldwide, and what do you get? A reimagining of a horror classic – Revenge of the Pontianak. Glen Goei, a National Youth Award recipient and director of films like Forever Fever and and The Blue Mansion, released his latest film about a pontianak to an adoring crowd at The Capitol on…

Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 Fast & Furious team-ups which would make excellent spin-offs like ‘Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw’

Aug 3rd, 2019 Action, Adventure, Thriller Marcus Goh 9 min read

The Fast & Furious film franchise is basically a superhero show without superpowers (or an action film on steroids) – and we love it! What’s not to love about fast cars, insane stunts and high octane action? In fact, the series is so popular that it’s spun off two characters into their own movie – Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw. Only the Fast &…

Spider-Man: Far From Home. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Spider-Man isn’t just an Avenger – he’s also a member of all these other superhero teams!

Jul 5th, 2019 Superheroes Marcus Goh 12 min read

Ever since Spider-Man was introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, one of his defining traits is his desire and excitement to be an Avenger. Remember how eager he was to impress in Captain America: Civil War (his first appearance)? His excitement to continue doing Avenger-y stuff in Spider-Man: Homecoming? His obedience in Avengers: Infinity War? Well, he’s back in Spider-Man: Far From Home, although the…

Toy Story 4. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

How come none of these classic toys have appeared in a ‘Toy Story’ film yet?

Jun 23rd, 2019 Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Fantasy, Teens Marcus Goh 13 min read

One of the joys of watching a Toy Story film is to see how your favourite toy would behave if it came to life. Everyone has owned at least one of the toys that have appeared in the Toy Story film franchise before, be it a Tyrannosaurus rex, a Potato Head figure or even a colourful slinky. It’s always a thrill to see a new…

Marina Bay Sands in Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire. Credit: ©2019 Gosho Aoyama/Detective Conan Committee and Odex

See Singapore in a different light in ‘Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire’

Jun 10th, 2019 Action, Animation, Child-friendly, Crime, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 9 min read

The year was 2016. The Singapore Writers’ Festival had a very special guest – the  creator of the Detective Conan series, Gosho Aoyama. Of course, Detective Conan fans were delighted to have the creator of their beloved series visiting our sunny island – but little did they know that he had fallen in love with Singapore as well. So when Aoyama-san returned home, he set…

Avengers: Endgame. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Who’s going to die for real in ‘Avengers: Endgame’? Our spoiler-free predictions

Apr 24th, 2019 Action, Superheroes Marcus Goh 19 min read

Half of the universe died in Avengers: Infinity War – including half of the Avengers (including all those who aren’t officially christened Avengers yet) – when the Mad Titan finally acquired all the Infinity Stones and obliterated 50% of reality. As shocking as it was, we all knew they’d be back in Avengers: Endgame for the final battle against Thanos. Every superhero in the Marvel Cinematic…

La Llorona in The Curse of the Weeping Woman. Credit: Dread Central

The world’s most famous fearsome female ghosts immortalised in movies

Apr 17th, 2019 Horror Marcus Goh 12 min read

Think you’ve got the guts to read about ghosts like La Llorona in The Curse of the Weeping Woman? Still, proceed with caution. Don’t say we didn’t warn you when you find yourself tossing and turning in bed – or when you catch a fleeting glimpse of a long-haired female ghost out of the corner of your eye. You see, witches and banshees have long…

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

8 movies to catch in our Lunar New Year “film festival”!

Feb 1st, 2019 Action, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 16 min read

Many Singaporeans are going to take leave on February 7 and 8 – and chances are, you’re one of them! That’s because Chinese New Year falls on the February 5 and 6 (Tuesday and Wednesday), so taking Thursday and Friday off will give you an ultra long weekend. That uber holiday is the perfect opportunity to catch some of the hottest films in cinemas, since…

Jennifer Lopez plays Maya and Milo Ventimiglia plays Trey in Second Act. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

‘Second Act’ will inspire you to start a second act in 2019

Dec 21st, 2018 Comedy, Romance Marcus Goh 12 min read

Have you made your resolutions for 2019? If 2o18 has had you in the doldrums and you aren’t too inspired on setting new goals for 2019, then Second Act will inspire you to turn your life around – just like how its star Jennifer Lopez did, in real life. The singer-actress made a comeback after several low points in the early 2000s, like her character…

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…