Know a guy who loves MLP? He could be a “brony”

Nov 3rd, 2017 Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Fantasy Rachel Chan 7 min read

Before your mind goes to dark and dirty places in order to decipher what “MLP” stands for, let’s get this straight: MLP is Hasbro’s pastel-sweet cartoon My Little Pony, and a brony is a male My Little Pony fan. More specifically, they are fans of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic incarnation of the franchise. While the subculture is believed to have started in…

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) fan service in Thor: Ragnarok. Credit: Walt Disney Pictures

What we’re betting will happen in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Oct 23rd, 2017 Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Superheroes Marcus Goh 11 min read

Thor has been considered “the most boring superhero in the Marvel pantheon” (we beg to differ however, have you read about Thor’s exploits in traditional Norse mythology?), so it’s amazing how he’s getting his third movie, The Revengers Thor: Ragnarok, just six years after his debut in 2011! To begin with, let’s all learn how to pronounce Ragnarok properly – the Nordic pronunciation sounds more…

Mary and the Witch's Flower. Credit: Purple Plan

7 regular plants that have unbelievable magical powers

Oct 13th, 2017 Adventure, Animation, Asian Cinema, Child-friendly, Fantasy, Teens Marcus Goh 15 min read

You don’t need to have attended Professor Pomona Sprout’s Herbology lesson at Hogwarts to know that plants and flowers are not just good to look at – many of them possess medicinal properties which make them seem almost magical. Granted, we often see all kinds of flowers in our Garden City – bougainvilleas, ixoras, hibiscuses, and others – which may be why they don’t carry…

Takeru Satoh as Kei Nagai in Ajin: Demi-Human. Credit: Encore Films

Did you know that the Ajins of ‘Ajin: Demi-Human’ have played other superhero characters too?

Oct 11th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Asian Cinema, Celebrities, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 10 min read

Ajin Demi-Human has seen astronomical popularity ever since it was published. It’s been adapted into an anime series, a trilogy of anime films, an OVA, and now even a live-action series! You can even find the anime series on Netflix. The series revolves around the Ajin, superhumans who will come back to life (with all injuries healed) after being killed. Even if there is only…

Which Ninjago character are you? Take our quiz to find out!

Sep 30th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Superheroes Rachel Chan 7 min read

If you were born in the late 1980s, or live with under-12s, chances are that you’re aware of a LEGO universe called Ninjago – where a bunch of undisciplined teenagers train as secret ninja warriors under the tutelage of a white-bearded Sensei Wu (voiced by Jackie Chan), whose appearance is a dead ringer for Kill Bill’s Pai Mei. And even if you were not aware of Ninjago…

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James Bond vs Jackie Chan: Who would win?

Sep 28th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Drama Marcus Goh 7 min read

In The Foreigner, we get to see former Bond actor (does that make him a former Bondsman?) Pierce Brosnan go up against Jackie Chan in their roles as Liam Hennessy and Quan, respectively. But is it really a fair fight? We all know any character played by Jackie Chan would win – but if he battled Brosnan’s James Bond, that would be a completely different…

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…

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…

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,…