A PASKAL soldier is a modern day knight. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 facts you may not have known about PASKAL – the special forces unit of the Royal Malaysian Navy

Oct 10th, 2018 Action, Comedy, Drama, War Marcus Goh 10 min read

If you thought that PASKAL was named after the mathematician Pascal (of Pascal’s Triangle fame) – you’d be surprised to learn the Royal Malaysian Navy’s special forces unit was named for a different reason. In fact, you’re probably surprised to find out that the Royal Malaysian Navy had a special forces unit – and that they’ve got a movie coming out about them, Paskal the…

Movies at the cinema in October 2018

As we inch closer to Halloween this October, get ready for a wide range of spooky films, from blood-curdling slasher films to beloved sequels. It’s time to bust out the popcorn and Halloween candies for thriller movie nights! For the less gutsy moviegoers, don’t miss the blockbusters and comedies this month, along with a couple of critically-acclaimed films that have been getting some Oscar buzz…

Searching. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Did you know: private data on mobile phones can be used to search for missing persons – just like in ‘Searching’

Sep 27th, 2018 Crime, Thriller Marcus Goh 9 min read

Mobile phones have become our fifth limb – can you imagine going anywhere without one? There’s even a name for that feeling you get that your phone is vibrating even when it’s not in your pocket, the phantom vibration syndrome. So it’s no surprise how much private data there is about you on your mobile phone, which is how John Cho’s character attempts to find his…

Golden Job (黄金兄弟). Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Is ‘Golden Job (黄金兄弟)’ Hong Kong’s answer to ‘The Fast and the Furious’?

Sep 24th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller Marcus Goh 9 min read

The Fast and the Furious might seem like some unstoppable juggernaut of a movie franchise – but we’ve got word that there’s a Hong Kong competitor to the high octane car racing action of The Fast and the Furious! It’s Golden Job (黄金兄弟), an action adventure film which sees five special individuals teaming up to take down a virtually unstoppable menace – Lion (Ekin Cheng), Crater…

The Predator. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Did you know that the Predator shares Optimus Prime’s voice? And other geek facts

Sep 22nd, 2018 Action, Adult Themes, Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

The last person you’d expect to star in a Predator film is Jacob Tremblay (yes, that little boy in Room, Shut In, and Wonder), but he’s in the latest instalment in the series – The Predator! He plays language savant Rory McKenna, who is instrumental in defeating the Predators thanks to that ability. It’s strange though, since you’d expect someone with more… physical abilities to…

Johnny English Strikes Again. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 reasons how Mr Bean could actually be a secret agent!

Sep 21st, 2018 Action, Comedy, Thriller Marcus Goh 11 min read

Mr Bean is perhaps one of the funniest and most famous characters around, so much so when you watch Johnny English and Johnny English Reborn, you’d wonder how come Mr Bean managed to get hired as a secret agent. And he’s doing it yet again in Johnny English Strikes Again – scrunched up face, physical humour, silly antics and all. But did you know that the actor himself, Rowan…

The Happytime Murders. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Could Muppets live in a human world? Here are 6 intriguing (and M-18) questions we have

Sep 11th, 2018 Action, Adult Themes, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 10 min read

Adulting is tough. You can’t watch Sesame Street without being judged once you turn 21 – but who doesn’t like watching colourful, furry Muppets interacting with humans? You could watch Avenue Q, but musicals are expensive. So it’s fortunate that we’ve got The Happytime Murders coming in to fill that Muppet-shaped void in our hearts. It’s an adult murder mystery set in a world of…

Teen Titans Go! To The Movies. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Teen Titans vs other Superhero Teams – which would win?

Sep 3rd, 2018 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes, Teens Marcus Goh 17 min read

If you’re a true DC fan, you probably dig one of their longest running animated series – Teen Titans! First debuting in 2003, the show ran for five seasons and a movie (Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo), before returning as a more kid-friendly version, Teen Titans Go! – which has also spawned five seasons and their lat est movie, Teen Titans Go! To The Movies!…

Movies at the cinema in September 2018

September looks to be a great month to spend some time at the cinema, with sequels, spin-offs movies and action-thrillers to keep you on the edge of your seat! There’s also a very special, very furry R-rated comedy and a couple of chick flicks worth checking out. Another reason to go to the cinema in September: Golden Village Movie Club’s 11th birthday falls on this…

Dear director Jon M. Chu, could you please do a Singapore remake of Crazy Rich Asians?

Aug 22nd, 2018 Asian Cinema, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Singapore Film Rachel Chan 20 min read

Poor director Jon M. Chu. It’s so difficult to please everyone. Right after most media channels lauded Crazy Rich Asians for being the first Hollywood blockbuster ever with an all-Asian cast, his movie, as well as the book it was based on, was criticised for not being “woke” enough. You might have read the article on Vox by now, which says that both the book…