Tomb Raider. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

[Giveaway inside] Why hasn’t Lara Croft been Time’s Person of the Year yet?

Mar 11th, 2018 Action, Adventure Marcus Goh 11 min read

If you’re staunch fan of a video games and Time Magazine, you’ll have pondered this question for a very, very long time. Why hasn’t Lara Croft been Person of the Year on Time magazine yet? I mean, even Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler have graced the covers of Time as the Person of the Year (2016 and 1938), respectively – surely a more positive influence…

A Wrinkle In Time. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

What is the fourth dimension?

Mar 7th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Child-friendly, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Teens Marcus Goh 6 min read

The fourth dimension is not time – Einstein himself said so. You’re welcome to disagree though, once you’ve made a more important discovery than the theory of relativity. So… what’s the big deal about it? We already have length (the first dimension), area (two dimensional shapes), and volume (3D objects). It’s served as pretty well so far. Plus, we can’t really see the fourth dimension, can…

Peter Rabbit. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Battle of the bunnies – who is the most powerful cartoon bunny of them all?

Mar 5th, 2018 Adventure, Child-friendly, Comedy Marcus Goh 8 min read

Rabbit are such cute, fluffy, fun creatures. They are adorable little bundles of fur that are constantly depicted as hapless prey in movies. After all, what can a bunny do? Bite you to death with its rabbit teeth? Okay, maybe they won’t kill you, but they can inflict fairly grievous injuries (mental and physical), as Thugs Bunny shows. Animated bunnies are a whole other story….

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’…

Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, and Janeshia Adams-Ginyard in Black Panther. (Credit: Disney/Marvel Studios)

Purple, silver, yellow – Marvel literally has characters in every colour

Feb 13th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 10 min read

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a literally colourful place. Virtually every colour has been used in their character codenames, which is no mean feat when you think about it. Unlike the DC Universe, which has the Green Lanterns (and Lanterns for every colour of the rainbow, we’re not kidding you here), the Marvel Universe doesn’t actually have a reason to have a superhero or supervillain…

Den of Thieves. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 dumb but real attempts to rob banks – that clearly failed

Feb 1st, 2018 Action, Adventure, Crime Marcus Goh 9 min read

Quick – if you were to rob a bank (hypothetically, we’re not encouraging you to!), what would you do? Spend months and months planning, collecting information, fine-tuning actions, until you were perfectly ready to execute that flawless heist right? Well, not everyone is as intelligent as you are. For some people, robbing a bank was nothing more than an impulsive (and stupid) decision, which got…

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…