Yu Chau (Nick Cheung) in The Trough (低压槽). Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Movie undercover cops – why do we love them so much?

May 2nd, 2018 Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

无间道 (Infernal Affairs) made every kid want to be undercover cop when he or she grew up (although admittedly, you probably shouldn’t be watching it if you were under 13). Being an undercover cop is an equal mix of danger, glamour, heroics, and action. It takes a certain kind of person to be an undercover cop, a grizzled tough guy who secretly has a moral code…

Movies at the cinema in May 2018

Apr 30th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Animation, Asian Cinema, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller Melvin Tan 14 min read

Could there be any more movies you would want to watch after Avengers: Infinity War? But of course! From crime thrillers to horror flicks to comedy to romance, the cinema line-up for May 2018 includes Wes Anderson’s latest production and the much-anticipated Solo: A Star Wars Story. And oh, there’s a full-length anime feature, too. The Trough 低压槽 (Mandarin) Release Date: May 1, 2018 Cast:…

Game Night. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Did you know these celebrities who were once accused of killing someone?

Feb 22nd, 2018 Action, Celebrities, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

Imagine if you were accused of murdering someone. You’d probably be paying for exorbitant lawyer’s fees (and woe to you if your court battles last past 2025, because you’ll need to pay another 2% GST for your lawyer’s services), struggling to prevent intrusive reporters from sniffing out every last embarrassing detail of your life, and closing down all your social media accounts. You most definitely…

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…

Fletcher Chase (Mark Wahlberg) and Gail Harris (Michelle Williams) discuss the kidnapping in All the Money in the World. Credit: Golden Village Pictures

Was ‘All the Money in the World’ worth all the trouble?

Jan 26th, 2018 Adult Themes, Awards, Crime, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 12 min read

If you’ve been following the publicity behind All the Money in the World, you’ll have heard that it cost $50 million to make – as well as the problems which beset the movie. It’s almost as if the movie was cursed. Maybe it is – it’s based on the real-life kidnapping of J. Paul Getty’s grandson, and Getty was the richest man in the world when it…

Murder on the Orient Express. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Mysterious mysteries which ought to be made into films (Warning: Don’t read at night)

Nov 26th, 2017 Crime, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

Truth is stranger than fiction – after all, there so many unexplained facts in this world that science cannot explain. The worst part is that these mysteries can’t always be ascribed to supernatural factors. Sometimes, they are simply about people doing horrible things for inexplicable reasons. Human nature can be terrifyingly vicious at times. Here’s a list of some of the most bizarre mysteries that…

Bond with your family at the cinema this Chinese New Year!

Jan 23rd, 2017 Action, Adventure, Asian Cinema, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy Rachel Chan 5 min read

That time of year is here. If you’re Chinese, you will put aside everything just to spend time with family – not just immediate family but in-laws and second cousins twice, thrice removed. But what else is there to do together during Chinese New Year other than visiting friends and relatives, playing mahjong and stuffing our faces with food? Catch a movie at a cinema,…

Death Note: Light Up the New World. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 reasons why the Death Note would be useless in Singapore

Nov 10th, 2016 Action, Adventure, Animation, Crime, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

Anyone who’s watched Death Note has fantasised about having a Death Note, or rather, using one. Writing someone’s name in a Death Note (a black supernatural notebook) means that they will die, no questions asked. You even get to specify how they will die. Don’t bluff, I know you have a list of names you want to write on the Death Note. But even if…

Masterminds. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Who should be on a Singaporean criminal heist team

Nov 4th, 2016 Action, Comedy, Crime Marcus Goh 8 min read

There are a few guaranteed ways to get rich quickly (besides being the lucky ward of a Nigerian prince), and one of them is pulling off a big heist. But that’s not a feat that a single person can accomplish – you need brains, skill, brawn, and the wiles of seductress. So who should you select for your team of super criminals who will get…

War Dogs. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 definitions of War Dogs that you would never have guessed

Sep 2nd, 2016 Adventure, Crime, Drama, War Marcus Goh 6 min read

Fun fact – there are no dogs in War Dogs. Then why does the movie have such a title? It all boils down to language, and one of the definitions of the term “war dogs.” There’s war in the film though, so at least half of the title can be found in the film. So what does that term mean? The Popping Post reveals the…