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…

Line Walker (使徒行者). Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 problems with going undercover in Singapore that nobody talks about

Aug 8th, 2016 Action, Asian Cinema, Crime, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

In Line Walker (使徒行者), we see almost every character (save one) go undercover at some point or the other. This will inevitably prompt discussions about how Singapore should make an undercover cop drama (film, television, or otherwise), which is an exciting proposition! Except… it’s not going to work in Singapore, not in this day and age anyway. It’s a small country and there are hardly enough…

Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 of the greatest fictional detectives

Jul 9th, 2016 Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Crime Marcus Goh 6 min read

It’s so fun being a detective – you get to solve cases with wit and unorthodox methods, but you don’t have to deal with the red tape of being a police officer (and all the paperwork that comes with it too!). It’s our ultimate fantasy, and the closest we can come to being real-life superheroes without superpowers. That’s why detective stories are so popular, because…

Cold War 2. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 of our favourite fictional Singapore police officers

Jul 9th, 2016 Action, Crime, Thriller Marcus Goh 6 min read

Cold War 2 is the Hong Kong blockbuster that sees a stellar cast of police officers navigating their way through political intrigue and street-level crime. Thankfully, Singapore is pretty crime and corruption free, so we’ll never have to deal with the same types of situations as in Cold War 2. But that hasn’t stopped us from having a plethora of crime dramas and police officers on…