Godzilla II: King of the Monsters. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Could monstrous Titans like Godzilla be lurking in Singapore all this while?

Jun 1st, 2019 Action, Adventure, Disaster, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 10 min read

In Godzilla II: King of the Monsters, it’s revealed that Godzilla isn’t the only gigantic prehistoric monster on our planet – plenty of others exist. Of course, if you watched 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, you’d already have learnt that lots of Lovecraftian giants roam Earth (like Skullcrawlers and King Kong himself). So it should be no surprise that gargantuan lepidopterans like Mothra lurk in the deepest…

Movies at the cinema in August 2018

August is Singapore’s birthday month and rightly so, all eyes will be on us when a certain Hollywood blockbuster set in Singapore opens. If you don’t know what I’m talking about yet, read on for that, as well as a rundown of movies in August we think you should watch.   The Darkest Minds Release Date: August 2, 2018 Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Gwendoline…

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,…

Everyday professions which could make you a hero (at least in Singapore)

Dec 28th, 2016 Action, Asian Cinema, Comedy, Disaster Rachel Chan 8 min read

During the second Sino-Japanese War in December 1941, a railway porter (played by Jackie Chan) leads a ragtag team of freedom fighters to sabotage a a railway network used by the Japanese to transport supplies from Tianjin to Nanjing. Comprising a motley crew of tailor, noodle shop owner, railroad hand, and professional thug, they make weapons out of shovels and loose railway track planks to ambush Japanese…

Deepwater Horizon. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 times Singapore faced ecological disasters like the Deepwater Horizon spill

Sep 29th, 2016 Action, Disaster, Drama Marcus Goh 6 min read

Deepwater Horizon is a dramatisation of life on the eponymous oil rig and the horrendous oil spill that happened when it exploded. It was so bad that it leaked oil for three months straight, resulting in 4.9 million barrels of wasted oil. But this is the sort of disaster that only happens in America, right? Singapore’s so small, what kind of ecological nightmares could we face?…

Sully. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 threats to airplanes that you never thought were dangerous

Sep 9th, 2016 Disaster, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

Aeroplanes are amazing feats of engineering. Tonnes of steel and glass can rise into the air and take us halfway around the globe, shielding us from the elements as we fall asleep in uncomfortable positions. It’s almost as if aeroplanes are built to be impervious to anything nature can throw at it. Yet the most innocuous hazards can actually be fatal to plane passengers. All that steel and…

Shin: Godzilla. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 creative ways that Singapore could trounce Godzilla

Aug 24th, 2016 Action, Disaster, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 7 min read

Singapore’s a tiny island nation that, against all odds, flourished into the amazing country that it is today. We’re basically underdogs who always manage to punch above our weight class. So if there’s one country that can defeat Godzilla, it’d be Singapore! Stop laughing. It’s true. We wiped out kidnappings. Banned chewing gum for the good of our trains (imagine how many more breakdowns we would…

Train to Busan. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 of the most claustrophobic places in Singapore for a zombie invasion

Aug 4th, 2016 Action, Asian Cinema, Disaster, Horror, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

What sets Train to Busan apart from other zombie movies is that it takes place mostly on a train – a cramped, narrow train where you can’t even have two people walking side by side down the aisle. Everyone has to squeeze or fight their way past a zombie at some point, and the thought of having to come so close to the zombies just gives…