What movies like ‘Along With The Gods’ has taught us about Korean customs

Aug 19th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Asian Cinema, Celebrities Kimberly Lim 8 min read

As a kid, I’d try to get extra TV time. In front of my mother, I would plead my case, extolling the goggle box’s educational benefits.  It was part excuse, part truth. I swear. Case in point, the South Korean fantasy blockbuster Along With The Gods (AWTG for short). The two-part flick (a third-part is scheduled to be filmed next year) is a dazzling CGI packed,…

Seng (Noah Yap) looks like he just spotted the RSM in 2359: The Haunting Hour. Credit: Golden Village Pictures

Can you make it through this list of the most “horrific” things in NS?

Aug 9th, 2018 Horror Marcus Goh 9 min read

If you’ve served your time during National Service (NS), you’ll have heard more ghost stories than in the True Singapore Ghost Stories series. The thing is – ghosts aren’t real (looks over shoulder just to check). Some of the horrific things you’ll see in NS could match the tales of 2359: The Haunting Hour. It would shake the even the steeliest soldier around. Take a look at…

The Spy Who Dumped Me. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Quiz: Could you be The Spy Who Dumped Mila Kunis?

Aug 3rd, 2018 Action, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 12 min read

A spy’s life is perfect. You get to travel to exotic locations. Your job scope includes seducing (and being seduced by) beautiful people like Mila Kunis. You also get to dump beautiful people like the douchebag in The Spy Who Dumped Me. All in all, it’s a pretty good gig! Who wouldn’t want to sign up to be a spy? But before you apply to…

‘The Darkest Minds’ director on her live-action debut, diversity and strong women

Aug 2nd, 2018 Action, Teens, Thriller Elaine Lipworth 17 min read

Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson sits down for an interview about The Darkest Minds, a thrilling, romantic and uplifting adventure film starring Amandla Stenberg in the leading role. The film marks Yuh Nelson’s first venture into live-action; she is already an acclaimed director of animated movies. The Darkest Minds is set in a very near future society where most of the nation’s children have perished – victims of a terrible disease. The surviving children are considered to be dangerous Enemies of the State because they possess…

Movies at the cinema in August 2018

August is Singapore’s birthday month and rightly so, all eyes will be on us when a certain Hollywood blockbuster set in Singapore opens. If you don’t know what I’m talking about yet, read on for that, as well as a rundown of movies in August we think you should watch.   The Darkest Minds Release Date: August 2, 2018 Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Gwendoline…

50 First Kisses. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

’50 First Kisses’ vs ’50 First Dates’ – which is the better romantic comedy?

Jul 24th, 2018 Asian Cinema, Comedy, Romance Marcus Goh 11 min read

Picture this – a seemingly normal girl who cannot form any new memories, and hence lives the same day over and over again, thanks to her loving family (who wants to prevent her from getting hurt). It sounds like a recipe for a dating disaster, but it has oddly become the basis for not one, not two, but a grand total of four romantic comedies, including the…

Palm d’Or winner ‘Shoplifters’ a grim exploration of family ties

Jul 15th, 2018 Adult Themes, Asian Cinema, Awards, Drama Rachel Chan 11 min read

Don’t be fooled by the friendly-looking family portrait (above) featured in the movie poster – there is more than meets the eye. Shoplifters, the latest movie by Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda, is an M18 film which does serious weightlifting in exploring the idea of closeness in familial relationships. As winner of this year’s Palm d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Shoplifters is more educational than entertaining,…

Ant-Man and the Wasp. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Six other aliases that you didn’t know Ant-Man had in the comics

Jul 7th, 2018 Action, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 9 min read

Quick, can you name the founding members of the Avengers? Of course you can. Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man, and the Wasp. Wait what – Ant-Man and the Wasp? That’s right. In the comics, the five original members of the Avengers included Ant-Man and the Wasp – and the original team came together to thwart the dastardly schemes of Loki (just like in the movie)….

‘Brother of the Year’ leads Nichkhun, Yaya and Sunny reveal their true selves

Jul 4th, 2018 Asian Cinema, Celebrities, Comedy, Event Kimberly Lim 8 min read

The hashtags on the poster say #BossySister, #DemonBrother and #PerfectBoyfriend, but do the Brother of the Year leads Nichkhun, Yaya and Sunny deserve these epithets in real life? As we found out, Nickhun is the #ObsessiveGoogler; Sunny is a #NeatFreak and Yaya is the #CoddledChild. Thai-American heartthrob Nichkhun Horvejkul was in town on Monday, speaking to media alongside director Vithaya Thongyuyong and co-stars Sunny Suwanmethanont and…

Movies at the cinema in July 2018

The June school holidays might be over (*collective sigh of relief from a group of parents*) but the Summer blockbusters keeps on rolling in! What’s showing in cinemas this July? We have another Marvel superheroes sequel, two film festivals and lots of action spy thrillers to keep you on the edge of your comfy seat! This message will self-destruct in 5 seconds. 4… 3… 2……