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…

Left to right: Bumblebee, Hailee Steinfeld as Charlie and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. as Memo in Bumblebee. Credit: United International Pictures

Can you identify all these different versions of Bumblebee?

Dec 15th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 16 min read

In case you’re wondering – this isn’t an insect quiz! Rather, it is about all the different incarnations of Bumblebee over the years – from his classic Generation One mode from to the modern movie versions. Everyone’s favourite Transformer returns to the silver screen in Bumblebee, which chronicles his adventures after he first lands on Earth. He takes on a familiar form – the classic…

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…

Can Singapore survive as a Traction City in ‘Mortal Engines’?

Dec 5th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction Andre Teh 10 min read

In Philip Reeve’s steampunk book series Mortal Engines, World War III has happened, and what is left of humanity roam the post-apocalyptic wasteland in cities on wheels, fighting the elements and consuming each other for survival. Now adapted into a movie of the same name, the story follows the adventures of Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan), a boy from London, and Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar), a mysterious…

‘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…

The Grinch. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 grouchy green-haired characters that look (and sound) suspiciously like the Grinch

Nov 27th, 2018 Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Fantasy Marcus Goh 7 min read

If you’re not sure which Grinch we’re talking about, we’re specifically referring to the original one that stole Christmas! Dr Seuss, a writer of children’s books created him when he wrote How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The Grinch has appeared in live action before in 2000, played by an irritable Jim Carrey, who was said to personify the Grinch himself on the set of the shoot, and in animated form in 1966, voiced by…

A Disney Princess wefie in Ralph Breaks the Internet. Credit: Walt Disney Singapore

19 cameos we’re excited to see in ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

Nov 22nd, 2018 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 10 min read

Before you ask – yes, we do think that Ralph Wrecks the Internet would be a better title, but “breaking” the Internet is a thing nowadays. Wreck-It Ralph was an awesome movie because it paid homage to all the video game characters we loved like Bowser and Chun Li, utilising them in a meaningful and memorable way (instead of just throwing them in for the…

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…