Masataka Kubota as Ken Kaneki in Tokyou Ghoul. Credit: Encore Films

All you ever wanted to know about ghouls in ‘Tokyo Ghoul’

Aug 23rd, 2017 Action, Adventure, Animation, Asian Cinema, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

The ghouls in Tokyo Ghoul aren’t just undead monsters running around the bustling metropolis. Besides being stronger and faster than average humans, they each possess a Kagune, a special weapon that’s more powerful than any manmade weapon around (except for a nuclear warhead, perhaps). What can ghouls do? Here’s all you need to know about their powers and weaknesses.   Powers 1. Special predator organs called…

The Hitman's Bodyguard. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

7 of Samuel L. Jackson’s deadliest roles

Aug 17th, 2017 Action, Comedy Marcus Goh 13 min read

Samuel L. Jackson is one Hollywood’s most hardworking (and wealthiest) stars. He started acting in 1972, and he’s starred in more than 110 films since then. And that’s not counting his television and voiceover work, which would put it at more than 150 different projects. As a result, he’s the highest all-time box office star, and the combined box office receipts of all the films…

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7 things you never knew about Hashima – the real Battleship Island

Aug 15th, 2017 Action, Asian Cinema, Drama, Thriller, War Marcus Goh 12 min read

The Battleship Island is based on true events (although we’re quite sure the prisoners on the island weren’t quite as handsome as Song Joong-ki and So Ji-sub) that happened during World War II. I think it’s a strong contender for movie of the year so if there’s one movie you should catch this year, it’s The Battleship Island. Battleship Island is just a nickname though – the island’s…

Singapore swoons over male cast of The Battleship Island

Aug 9th, 2017 Action, War Rachel Chan 8 min read

Hallyu fans were sent into a tizzy when Korean actors So Ji-sub, Song Joong-ki, and Hwang Jung-min, together with director Ryoo Seung Wan, were in town yesterday to promote their latest war action movie The Battleship Island. The Battleship Island is based on true events which happened during the Japanese occupation of Korea in 1945, and the real island is Hashima, an uninhabited island 15…

From Kamen Rider to Shinsengumi – Ryo Yoshizawa spills all about ‘Gintama’

Aug 3rd, 2017 Action, Adventure, Asian Cinema, Comedy, Fantasy Marcus Goh 5 min read

Do you remember Kamen Rider Meteor, also known as Ryusei Sakuta, from Kamen Rider Fourze? He’s played by popular actor Ryo Yoshizawa. The handsome 23-year-old made his debut on the dance J-drama SIGN in 2011, and has been making waves ever since. He appears in the live-action version of Gintama as one of the Shinsengumi Captains, Okita Sougo, although he is not the leader of the entire…

Mon Mon Mon Monsters 報告老師!怪怪怪怪物!Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 classic films that show teenagers how cruel the world can be

Jul 27th, 2017 Action, Asian Cinema, Comedy, Horror, Teens, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

The teen years are special but awkward for almost everyone. It’s when we come of age, when we define our own moral code, and of course, when we gain the ability to continue the human race. That’s why young adult movies work so well. The best ones capture the essence of our teenage struggles, and translate them into epic battles for the fate of cities,…

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 cosmopolitan cities that are just like the City of a Thousand Planets


Jul 17th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Teens Marcus Goh 11 min read

If Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets looks familiar, that means that you’re living in the 20th Century. Star Wars, The Fifth Element (also directed by Luc Besson), and even DC and Marvel Comics have all taken inspiration from Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The film is based on the French science fiction comic series Valérian and Laureline, which started in…

War for the Planet of the Apes. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 times you’ve “seen” Andy Serkis in popular films but never realised it


Jul 13th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 12 min read

Does Gollum sound familiar to you? King Kong? Supreme Leader Snoke? How about Andy Serkis? Well, his name should ring a bell, because he’s the motion capture performer for all of these roles. In fact, many of the CGI characters we’re familiar with today owe their memorable performances to Andy Serkis. His body of work is so prolific that he’s even been critically acclaimed for it,…

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The 6 sinister types of Spider-Man villains we meet at work everyday

Jul 4th, 2017 Action, Child-friendly, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 9 min read

Have you noticed how Spider-Man’s rogues gallery comprises zoo escapees? I’m not kidding here, Spider-Man fights the Lizard, the Vulture, Doctor Octopus, Rhino, Scorpion, Beetle, and a whole host of other villains with excellent costume designs and terribly lazy names. It’s like they drew animal flash cards for babies out of a hat. That’s not why he’s so insanely popular though. If you’re familiar with Spider-Man…

Transformers: The Last Knight. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

7 of the most powerful Transformers in the movies

Jun 20th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 6 min read

The Transformers are probably the most powerful fictional alien race ever depicted in films (bet you forgot they were technically aliens, right?). After all, they are a race of giant shapeshifting robots with massive guns and heavy firepower, and just one of them can take out a whole platoon of soldiers. But who are the most powerful Transformers in the movies? Here’s a list of the…