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,…

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….

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…

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…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Credit: Walt Disney Studios

Only true Star Wars fans will be able to answer these 13 questions correctly

Dec 26th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction Amelia Silva 9 min read

Merry Christmas and Happy Boxing Day! The Popping Post is honoured to have one of the most dedicated Star Wars fans we know to construct a quiz that only real fans would be able to answer! Amelia Silva happens to be a female fan who not only does not need Star Wars mansplained to her, but is well-versed enough in the lore to know the difference…

Bleeding Steel. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 new character types we’d love to see Jackie Chan play

Dec 23rd, 2017 Action, Asian Cinema, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 7 min read

Jackie Chan is one of those rare individuals who has found something he’s good at, keeps doing it, and makes loads of money from it – playing a character who fights incredibly well and speaks halting English (for English films like the Rush Hour or The Foreigner) or a simply a dude with funny and amazing martial arts skills (for Chinese movies like Skiptrace or…

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 ways to waste time that don’t require a computer

Dec 14th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Fantasy Marcus Goh 15 min read

By wasting time, we mean “games”. I mean, that’s what they really are for, right? But it’s impossible to waste time play games without a computer. And nowadays computer games have those crappy things called microtransactions (paying for things in the game itself), so you not only have to pay for a game sometimes, you have to pay even more after buying it. What if I…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

How to explain Star Wars to your girlfriend

Dec 11th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Celebrities, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 24 min read

Update from editor: We have been overwhelmed by fans all over the world who were appalled by the mansplaining angle this article took, and we acknowledge that we had underestimated how strong the Force is with the Star Wars female fan base. After reading what everybody had to say, we pledged to do better next time, starting with this open-ended quiz contributed by Singaporean Star…

Justice League. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Justice League’s worst kept secret: Superman’s going to come back to life

Nov 14th, 2017 Action, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 10 min read

Quick, name the members of the Justice League in your head. Even if you can’t recite all of their names (pfft, Cyborg’s a Teen Titan, no matter what anyone says), there’ll always be one name on everyone’s list. Superman. Yet almost all Justice League posters and media have been conspicuously omitting Superman from it – since he died in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice….

Ah Boys To Men 4’s only female star can kick ass for real

Nov 11th, 2017 Action, Asian Cinema, Event, Singapore Film Rachel Chan 3 min read

Jack Neo’s army franchise is back, this time with Hong Kong TV actress Apple Chan as Lieutenant Zhang Xin Yi, the Ah Boys’ superior in the armour unit. Faced with such an attractive madam, the boys are all a twitter at first – until they realise that Lieutenant Zhang is by no means a typical specimen of the weaker sex. In one of the scenes,…