Underworld: Blood Wars. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 types of were-creatures that you would only find in Singapore

Dec 2nd, 2016 Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Teens Marcus Goh 9 min read

Underworld: Blood Wars sees the Vampires battling the Werewolves Lycans once again. Werewolves are called Lycans in the Underworld series, as Lycan is a truncation of lycanthrope. If you’re anything like me, you probably spent the first or second movie trying to figure out what “Lycan” was, and only found out what it meant when you got home and Googled it. But werewolves have existed for…

Incarnate. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 things that are always lingering in the subconscious of Singaporeans

Dec 1st, 2016 Horror Marcus Goh 9 min read

Nothing defines a country’s citizens better than the similarities you’ll find in their subconscious. What would you find if you peeked into the subconscious of the average Singaporean? Would it be full of mental notes about where the best roti prata and fish balls can be found, or would we find a running tab on our Central Provident Fund balance amounts and calories eaten? We…

Pokémon The Movie: Volcanion And The Mechanical Marvel. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 Pokemon that would be delicious as Singapore dishes

Nov 23rd, 2016 Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Fantasy, Teens Marcus Goh 8 min read

It’s an uncomfortable but honest truth that humans in the Pokemon universe would eat Pokemon. We eat animals in the real world after all, and Pokemon are the animals of Johto, Kanto, and all the other islands in the Pokemon universe. So how would they be cooked? While it’s rare to see Pokemon dishes in the main Pokemon series (it would be traumatising for children),…

Moana. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 sexy demigods we love in film

Nov 23rd, 2016 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Fantasy Marcus Goh 8 min read

Moana sees a young girl on a quest to find legendary demigod Maui of Polynesian mythology to accomplish a nigh impossible task. Why doesn’t Maui just do it himself, you ask? Well, that’s because he’s a demigod – part god, part human. So he’s not all powerful (as shown by the fact that they need some sort of craft to travel the seas), although he is…

Lion. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 ways to find a missing person quickly in Singapore

Nov 22nd, 2016 Drama Marcus Goh 8 min read

Singapore is a small country, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have the occasional missing person. Such incidents are made all the more stressful because Singapore is small and it should be easier to find them. We can drive across the island in 1 hour (I would say 30 minutes but that would probably break some traffic rules), surely finding a person would be easier,…

I Am Not Madame Bovary. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 Uniquely Singaporean insults that you can use overseas

Nov 17th, 2016 Adult Themes, Asian Cinema, Comedy Marcus Goh 9 min read

Calling a woman “Madame Bovary” (or “潘金莲” in Chinese) might sound like an atas compliment, but it actually means slut. That’s because Madame Bovary is the title of a French novel where the titular character sleeps around and over spends because she is bored, or as the Wikipedia entry puts it so eloquently, “to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life”. You might even…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 reasons why Hermione would only get B4 in Singapore’s education system

Nov 16th, 2016 Adventure, Child-friendly, Drama, Fantasy Marcus Goh 8 min read

Hermione is, undoubtedly, the smartest student in the Harry Potter films. While she may not be the smartest wizard per se (that honour belongs to Dumbledore), she would definitely excel in any academic system… except Singapore’s. That’s right. If Hermione came to Singapore, she would just be an average student. She wouldn’t be a President’s Scholar – far from it. Conversely, it does mean that…

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People who are happy to be single do these 5 things

Nov 10th, 2016 Deals & Promotions, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 7 min read

It’s not even mid-November, but shopping centres are already replacing their in-store piped music with Christmas carols. Merry-making my not be too far away, but a sadder time is closer at hand – did you know that breakups peak two weeks before Christmas? Maybe that’s why it’s very appropriate that November 11 (11/11) is also known as Singles Day. Gasp, does it mean that if you’re…

Death Note: Light Up the New World. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 reasons why the Death Note would be useless in Singapore

Nov 10th, 2016 Action, Adventure, Animation, Crime, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

Anyone who’s watched Death Note has fantasised about having a Death Note, or rather, using one. Writing someone’s name in a Death Note (a black supernatural notebook) means that they will die, no questions asked. You even get to specify how they will die. Don’t bluff, I know you have a list of names you want to write on the Death Note. But even if…

Your Name. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 Singaporeans we wish we could swap bodies with

Nov 5th, 2016 Animation, Asian Cinema, Science Fiction, Teens Marcus Goh 7 min read

In the beautiful anime Your Name, two Japanese teenagers find themselves involuntarily swapping bodies at random and having to live each other’s lives when it happens – which is diffcult when one’s a boy and the other’s a girl. Being able to live someone else’s life is everyone’s fantasy, especially when their lives are better than yours! So we take a closer look at some awesome…