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…

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…

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…

You’ll be surprised how many cultures revere this sacred number

Jan 18th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Drama, War Marcus Goh 8 min read

Have you noticed how there are 12 months in a year, most people use a 12-hour clock, and we even have a dedicated word for “twelve units of something” (a dozen)? Yes, the number 12 is kind of special. Numbers are important to many cultures because it affects how calendars and dates are generated, which in turn affects significant events and holidays, and therefore everyday life….

Downsizing. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Save over $30,000 if you downsize these four simple items!

Jan 13th, 2018 Celebrities, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 8 min read

The default question for almost every fast food restaurant is: “Would you like to upsize that?”. Only very few places offer a downsizing option, and they’re mainly Japanese restaurants (CoCo Ichibanya and Ramen Santouka come to mind). It’s slightly cheaper if you downsize your portions. So we at The Popping Post thought to ourselves – what if started downsizing other purchases? Everyday purchases or big…

Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

‘Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds’ is the movie version of Haw Par Villa and this is why

Jan 11th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Asian Cinema, Drama, Fantasy Marcus Goh 9 min read

Did you know that Haw Par Villa is actually operational? My editor didn’t, haw haw, and it seems that she isn’t the only one! If you were born in the 70’s or 80’s, a day trip to Haw Par Villa would have been unforgettable (to put it in an understated way). The ostensibly “educational” theme park features more than 1,000 statues in a series of…

Namiya. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

What REAL people would do if they ever had the ability to time travel

Jan 8th, 2018 Asian Cinema, Celebrities, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 8 min read

Namiya, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, The Time Traveler’s Wife – these are all great films, but they ignore one rather critical fact – what living, breathing, logical human beings would ever do if they had the ability to time travel. Let’s face it, it’s nice to be all sappy about going back in time to confess your love or relive certain events, but…

The Greatest Showman. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 of the best classes in Singapore to get you ready for the circus

Dec 28th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Drama, Musical Marcus Goh 9 min read

Want to run away and join the circus? You can, and here are the classes that will train you! Yes, the circus is serious work, and life as a circus showman/woman is gruelling. Just an idea of what you’re in for: the actual audition for Cirque du Soleil can take up to two days. Singapore has several local circus groups, like Circus in Motion, and some…