GV Bedok’s pyjama party a hit with eastsiders

Jul 19th, 2018 Deals & Promotions, Event, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 5 min read

When Golden Village Bedok opened with a bang on June 23, it effectively ended the neighbourhood’s decade-long, cinema-less predicament. In the past, Bedok Town Centre was the place to go to for movies because it had four cinemas at one point! The very last one to be torn down in the early 2000’s was Princess Theatre, located in the exact same corner Djitsun Mall Bedok now…

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,…

GV Bedok is now open and here are their opening promotions

Jul 5th, 2018 Event, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 9 min read

Golden Village Bedok opened its doors on Saturday, June 23, becoming the 13th GV cineplex and the only cinema in the Bedok neighbourhood. It is located where the former Princess Theatre used to stand; at the corner of Bedok North Street 1, on the fourth floor of the brand new Djitsun Mall Bedok, across the street from Bedok Mall. GV celebrated its opening by rewarding…

International team to work on local film ‘Fat Hope’

Jun 17th, 2018 Asian Cinema, Celebrities, Comedy, Drama, Singapore Film Rachel Chan 4 min read

A Chinese New Year film for 2019 is in the works. Boasting Taiwanese lead actors and the Taiwanese production designer of Cape No. 7 and Café Waiting Love, it will also have an acclaimed special effects makeup team from Hollywood to work on set. Written and directed by Joyce Lee, Fat Hope will star Taiwanese actors Alien Huang 黄鸿升 (小鬼) and Lin Yu Pin 林育品 (阿喜). The two were in town for a…

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Free rewards merchants don’t advertise ‘cos they’re so good

Jun 16th, 2018 Deals & Promotions, Event, Free Stuff, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 8 min read

Anyone up for free music, free food, free books, discount coupons, free movie vouchers, and free cash? As anyone using Spotify would know, the best things in life are free. But what does an app have to do with the rest of the abovementioned free stuff? I’ll get to that in a bit. In the old world, merchants sussed out who were their loyal customers…

‘Mudras Calling’ Blog Aloud brings Singapore’s Myanmarese community together

Jun 4th, 2018 Asian Cinema, Drama, Event Rachel Chan 9 min read

More than 10 days before the Mudras Calling Blog Aloud session was to happen on May 26, Golden Village already knew that a warm reception awaited the director and cast – tickets were almost sold out within the same day they were released for sale. Unlike a normal movie screening where the show ends with the credits, a Blog Aloud session at Golden Village cinemas involves…

Avengers: Infinity War scenes which have been leaked (unwittingly)

Apr 20th, 2018 Action, Celebrities, Event, Superheroes Rachel Chan 10 min read

Before the Russo Brothers embarked on the Avengers: Infinity War press tour in early April, they sent out an informal statement on Instagram (#ThanosDemandsYourSilence), explaining that they would be screening limited footage of the film and hoped that viewers would be considerate enough to not leak spoilers. So, when The Popping Post was invited to watch 30 minutes of the film on Saturday (April 14),…

Ways to bond with your bromance partner

Mar 26th, 2018 Action, Deals & Promotions, Event, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 7 min read

What do Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee, and Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson have in common? Each pair shares a close, homosocial relationship – what we in the 21st century call a “bromance”. Perhaps you might identify with them too, having a close male friend who understands you like no other. But the portmanteau word “bromance” infuriates some. Gender…

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…