Gru-cy is coming in Despicable Me 3 next summer!

Dec 16th, 2016 Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Superheroes Rachel Chan 1 min read

The last time we left Gru, Margo, Edith, Agnes and the Minions, they had a new mistress of the house – Anti-Villain League agent Lucy Wilde (voiced by Kristen Wiig). Gru and Lucy tied the knot at the end of the last instalment, if you remember, and now they will be back in Despicable 3! A first look at the trailer shows that the formidable…

Pokémon The Movie: Volcanion And The Mechanical Marvel. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 Pokemon that would be delicious as Singapore dishes

Nov 23rd, 2016 Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Fantasy, Teens Marcus Goh 8 min read

It’s an uncomfortable but honest truth that humans in the Pokemon universe would eat Pokemon. We eat animals in the real world after all, and Pokemon are the animals of Johto, Kanto, and all the other islands in the Pokemon universe. So how would they be cooked? While it’s rare to see Pokemon dishes in the main Pokemon series (it would be traumatising for children),…

Moana. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 sexy demigods we love in film

Nov 23rd, 2016 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Fantasy Marcus Goh 8 min read

Moana sees a young girl on a quest to find legendary demigod Maui of Polynesian mythology to accomplish a nigh impossible task. Why doesn’t Maui just do it himself, you ask? Well, that’s because he’s a demigod – part god, part human. So he’s not all powerful (as shown by the fact that they need some sort of craft to travel the seas), although he is…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 reasons why Hermione would only get B4 in Singapore’s education system

Nov 16th, 2016 Adventure, Child-friendly, Drama, Fantasy Marcus Goh 8 min read

Hermione is, undoubtedly, the smartest student in the Harry Potter films. While she may not be the smartest wizard per se (that honour belongs to Dumbledore), she would definitely excel in any academic system… except Singapore’s. That’s right. If Hermione came to Singapore, she would just be an average student. She wouldn’t be a President’s Scholar – far from it. Conversely, it does mean that…

Trolls. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 things all Singaporean kids did with their Trolls toys

Nov 3rd, 2016 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Fantasy Marcus Goh 6 min read

Trolls were a huge phenomenon back in the 90’s. For some reason, they were everywhere, and almost every Singaporean had one. And it was completely inexplicable! They’re scary looking gnomes with frighteningly long and lifelike hair. Maybe they became popular because they bucked the trend – after all, people were buying Pet Rocks back in the 70’s too. So everyone started to do the same…

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 shows that sound just like ‘X-Men’

Sep 29th, 2016 Action, Adventure, Child-friendly, Fantasy Marcus Goh 8 min read

If you think about it, the whole concept of X-Men is an incredibly lazy but brilliant way to explain how normal humans can have super powers. They’re just born with it! No need for some convoluted explanation about how you’re an alien from a dying planet who gains super powers from our sun, or how a radioactive spider bit you and gave you the ability…

Storks. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 places that Singapore parents always say their children are from

Sep 23rd, 2016 Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy Marcus Goh 7 min read

One of the most awkward questions a pre-pubescent child can ask is “where do babies come from?” Either you use lousy euphemisms for it (like “the birds and the bees”), you go into scientific Slot A/Tab B style explanations (that they can’t understand yet), or you lie. And if you’re a parent, you’re going to go for that last option, you terrible obscurer of truth you….

Kubo and the Two Strings. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Did you fold these 5 origami objects as a kid?

Sep 9th, 2016 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy Marcus Goh 5 min read

If you think about it, Kubo from Kubo and the Two Strings is just like every other Singaporean kid – when left to his own devices (and a piece of paper), he’ll fold origami shapes. It’s just that he uses magic to fold origami shapes (hence ensuring perfectly creased folds) and he’s lost one eye, but besides that, he’s like the average Singapore child! But…

The Secret Life of Pets. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

The Secret Life of Singaporean Pet Owners

Sep 2nd, 2016 Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy Marcus Goh 7 min read

Everybody thinks about The Secret Life of Pets and what they do when we owners are not looking, but how about pet owners? Have you ever thought about what pet owners secretly do when non-pet owners aren’t looking at them? You might think I’m exaggerating, but it’s true. If you don’t own a pet, go stalk your pet owner friends and observe how they behave…

Gild Tesoro (Kazuhiro Yamaji) in One Piece Film: Gold. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Not even Iron Man is richer than this anime character – guess who

Aug 22nd, 2016 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Fantasy Marcus Goh 7 min read

Films are the fulfilment of our fantasies, and virtually everyone’s fantasy is to be super rich. After all, how else does Iron Man afford all his suits (and planes and buildings)? But it’s not enough to be rich. You have to be the richest man in that movie’s universe, otherwise every Tom, Dick and Harry would be able to buy a suit of armour that flies and…