Peter Rabbit. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Battle of the bunnies – who is the most powerful cartoon bunny of them all?

Mar 5th, 2018 Adventure, Child-friendly, Comedy Marcus Goh 8 min read

Rabbit are such cute, fluffy, fun creatures. They are adorable little bundles of fur that are constantly depicted as hapless prey in movies. After all, what can a bunny do? Bite you to death with its rabbit teeth? Okay, maybe they won’t kill you, but they can inflict fairly grievous injuries (mental and physical), as Thugs Bunny shows. Animated bunnies are a whole other story….

Burning questions of a diehard Liang Xi Mei girlfan, answered

Feb 24th, 2018 Asian Cinema, Comedy, Singapore Film Rachel Chan 7 min read

Remember dashing home to watch Comedy Night on Channel 8 on Mondays, back in the mid-1990s? That was me. It may have been okay to miss the first half of the popular Chinese variety show, but God forbid that I should miss Liang Xi Mei’s skit in the last 20 minutes. Despite being middle-aged, with a limited wardrobe mainly comprising green Pucci-esque blouses and one…

Game Night. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Did you know these celebrities who were once accused of killing someone?

Feb 22nd, 2018 Action, Celebrities, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

Imagine if you were accused of murdering someone. You’d probably be paying for exorbitant lawyer’s fees (and woe to you if your court battles last past 2025, because you’ll need to pay another 2% GST for your lawyer’s services), struggling to prevent intrusive reporters from sniffing out every last embarrassing detail of your life, and closing down all your social media accounts. You most definitely…

Movies that are more fun to watch with your family

Feb 14th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Asian Cinema, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy Rachel Chan 7 min read

It’s that wonderful time of the year of all-night mahjong, wanton feasting, and at least one and a half days of complete rest from work. This being one of the rare times of the year an entire family gets together, most Chinese New Year movies are produced with the intention of entertaining the whole family. This coming Chinese New Year holiday, we have: Marvel Studios’…

Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, and Janeshia Adams-Ginyard in Black Panther. (Credit: Disney/Marvel Studios)

Purple, silver, yellow – Marvel literally has characters in every colour

Feb 13th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 10 min read

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a literally colourful place. Virtually every colour has been used in their character codenames, which is no mean feat when you think about it. Unlike the DC Universe, which has the Green Lanterns (and Lanterns for every colour of the rainbow, we’re not kidding you here), the Marvel Universe doesn’t actually have a reason to have a superhero or supervillain…

Dakota Johnson is Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Freed. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Do you know what it really means to be in a BDSM relationship? (Reader warning: R21)

Feb 10th, 2018 Adult Themes, Drama, Romance Marcus Goh 9 min read

You might think that BDSM relationships are all about whips and handcuffs, but there’s more than meets the eye to such lifestyles. Lifestyles? Yes, BDSM isn’t just about sex acts – it’s about a particular way of life which involves a set of rules between two people in a relationship. There’s even a BDSM community in Singapore, which (for understandable reasons) is fairly secret and…

Den of Thieves. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 dumb but real attempts to rob banks – that clearly failed

Feb 1st, 2018 Action, Adventure, Crime Marcus Goh 9 min read

Quick – if you were to rob a bank (hypothetically, we’re not encouraging you to!), what would you do? Spend months and months planning, collecting information, fine-tuning actions, until you were perfectly ready to execute that flawless heist right? Well, not everyone is as intelligent as you are. For some people, robbing a bank was nothing more than an impulsive (and stupid) decision, which got…

Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water. (Credit: IMDB)

The REALLY watchable Oscar-nominated titles for 2018

Jan 28th, 2018 Awards Rachel Chan 12 min read

Running up to the announcement of the Oscar winners on March 4 and up to a week after, you might wonder: Are the nominated titles really worth two hours of my time? Will I really be entertained, or will I leave the cinema asking myself, “WTF?!?!” (As in, “WTF happened after I dozed off?”) Sure, film and culture critics from The New York Times to…

Fletcher Chase (Mark Wahlberg) and Gail Harris (Michelle Williams) discuss the kidnapping in All the Money in the World. Credit: Golden Village Pictures

Was ‘All the Money in the World’ worth all the trouble?

Jan 26th, 2018 Adult Themes, Awards, Crime, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 12 min read

If you’ve been following the publicity behind All the Money in the World, you’ll have heard that it cost $50 million to make – as well as the problems which beset the movie. It’s almost as if the movie was cursed. Maybe it is – it’s based on the real-life kidnapping of J. Paul Getty’s grandson, and Getty was the richest man in the world when it…

Movies we can’t wait to watch in 2018

Jan 21st, 2018 Action, Adventure, Animation, Celebrities, Comedy, Disaster, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Superheroes, Thriller Rachel Chan 34 min read

It’s too early to tell whether 2018 is going to be a good year, but Hollywood has promised that it will be an entertaining one – there will be monsters, dinosaurs, spies, vampires, Biblical figures, Transformers, teens who come of age, and some very powerful female characters. On the home front, we will see Liang Xi Mei on the silver screen during Chinese New Year,…