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…

Movies that are more fun to watch with your family

Feb 14th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Asian Cinema, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy Rachel Chan 7 min read

It’s that wonderful time of the year of all-night mahjong, wanton feasting, and at least one and a half days of complete rest from work. This being one of the rare times of the year an entire family gets together, most Chinese New Year movies are produced with the intention of entertaining the whole family. This coming Chinese New Year holiday, we have: Marvel Studios’…

Insider tip: Psst, here’s when CNY movie sessions will be released

Feb 11th, 2018 Action, Asian Cinema, Comedy, Drama, Event, Singapore Film, Superheroes Rachel Chan 5 min read

If there’s anything we learned from watching Oscar-nominated film The Post, it’s that a good source is essential to a good news story. And our trusted source from Golden Village has shared with us a most valuable insider hack on avoiding a mad rush for movie tickets this CNY: Buy them online the moment they’re released for sale. Back in 2016, we published a guide on…

The only couple seat movie deal in town for Valentine’s Day 2018

Feb 2nd, 2018 Action, Deals & Promotions Rachel Chan 3 min read

Are you already researching where to spend Valentine’s Day? Our article on “Best places to watch a romance movie in Singapore” has suddenly gotten more hits and we know it must be lurve in the air. If you’ve read it, you should know by now that Golden Village is the cinema operator in Singapore with the most number and most variety of love seats. So…

Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water. (Credit: IMDB)

The REALLY watchable Oscar-nominated titles for 2018

Jan 28th, 2018 Awards Rachel Chan 12 min read

Running up to the announcement of the Oscar winners on March 4 and up to a week after, you might wonder: Are the nominated titles really worth two hours of my time? Will I really be entertained, or will I leave the cinema asking myself, “WTF?!?!” (As in, “WTF happened after I dozed off?”) Sure, film and culture critics from The New York Times to…

Ways to catch highly-anticipated movies in advance (legally)

Jan 22nd, 2018 Deals & Promotions, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 4 min read

Psst. Did you know that it’s possible to catch movies up to a week before its official release – if you know how? And I’m not suggesting that you befriend someone who writes movie reviews and gets to invited to morning previews, evening previews or gala premieres every week or so. (Ahem.) I’m talking about how you can, as a layperson, purchase a sneak preview…

Movies we can’t wait to watch in 2018

Jan 21st, 2018 Action, Adventure, Animation, Celebrities, Comedy, Disaster, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Superheroes, Thriller Rachel Chan 34 min read

It’s too early to tell whether 2018 is going to be a good year, but Hollywood has promised that it will be an entertaining one – there will be monsters, dinosaurs, spies, vampires, Biblical figures, Transformers, teens who come of age, and some very powerful female characters. On the home front, we will see Liang Xi Mei on the silver screen during Chinese New Year,…