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…

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…

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)….

What’s Hotel Artemis, and 5 other fictional places where criminals hang out

Jun 27th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 12 min read

So superheroes hang out at a flying aircraft base like the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, or a billionaire’s personal tower like Avengers Tower, or a subterranean lair like the Batcave (where virtually every member of the Justice League has visited at one point). But what about supervillains? I mean, outside of their daily crime and larceny, what do they do? Sure, Lex Luthor has a multi-national corporation to run…

Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 of our favourite pop culture characters named ‘Zero’

Jun 23rd, 2018 Action, Animation, Crime, Thriller Marcus Goh 9 min read

Despite the fact that “zero” literally means nothing, it’s become a rather popular name for pop culture characters. Pop culture tends to see “zero” as something cool, which is why most fictional characters named Zero are pretty awesome (although there are some characters named Zero who are literally… zeroes). And zero is a pretty remarkable number in mathematics, with several unique properties. In fact, some ancient…

Annie Graham (Toni Collette) in Hereditary. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Hollywood’s most underrated actress Toni Collette blazes in ‘Hereditary’

Jun 20th, 2018 Horror Marcus Goh 12 min read

Remember that scowling blonde CIA agent in xXx: Return of Xander Cage? The grumpy one who tracked down a retired Xander Cage to find a powerful piece of technology? Jane Marke seemed like the stereotypical, tough-as-nails CIA agent, without any depth or nuance to her character. In fact, you might even have thought that the actress who played her was just a former model-turned-actress who…

The Incredibles 2. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 super-powered onscreen families that we secretly wish to be part of

Jun 12th, 2018 Action, Animation, Child-friendly, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 11 min read

We’ve all wanted super powers at some point – but it’s a lonely life, being a superhero. You’ve got to keep your identity a secret to prevent your friends and family from being hurt, and there’s nobody you can tell your problems to. That’s why the best thing you can wish for is for your whole family to have super powers! Imagine fighting crime alongside…

Laplace's Witch. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

The most bewitching onscreen witches before ‘Laplace’s Witch’ came along

Jun 9th, 2018 Asian Cinema, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 10 min read

Far from symbolising the occult, the darkness and depravity of the human soul, witches portrayed in mass media these days have evolved into young and attractive paragons of female empowerment. There was a time when being called a “witch” would have been an insult (or even dangerous, since they drowned or burned those accused of witchcraft as recently as the 1600s) – but it’s a…

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Credit: United International Pictures

What would happen in a world where dinosaurs keep escaping from theme parks

Jun 6th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 10 min read

As much as we love the Jurassic World series, we can’t help but ask – why do humans keep growing giant murderous animals (i.e, dinosaurs) and then letting them escape? Even in Avengers: Infinity War, when Bruce Banner discovers that Tony Stark has lost track of Vision, he quips “You lost another super-bot?!” We love watching dinosaurs inflicting massive amounts of collateral damage, but sometimes…