Baywatch. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Who should star in a Singaporean Baywatch?

May 16th, 2017 Action, Celebrities, Comedy, Drama Marcus Goh 9 min read

Everyone remembers Baywatch, the action drama about a lifeguards on running down the beach in slow motion. It was pretty popular for its time because of two big reasons – Pamela and Anderson. With the new Baywatch movie coming up, we have to ask ourselves – why don’t we do our own Singapore version of Baywatch? True, we had Channel 8’s volleyball drama Beach.Ball.Babes, which had…

This Is Not What I Expected. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 on-screen couples that loathed each other off-screen

May 10th, 2017 Drama, Romance Marcus Goh 10 min read

Whenever we see star-crossed lovers finally sharing a long awaited kiss on screen, we hardly thinking that they might be thinking up ways to murder each other even as they’re sharing intimate gestures and bodily fluids. After all, they’re so in love right? But sometimes, on-screen couples hate each other just as much as they love each other on set. Here are some of the…

All about Boris Boo – one of Singapore’s most underrated filmmakers

May 9th, 2017 Asian Cinema, Comedy, Drama, GV25, Singapore Film Marcus Goh 8 min read

If you’ve spent any amount of time in Singapore’s film industry, you’ll definitely have heard of or even met Boris Boo. He’s got an alliterative name that’s pretty memorable, and he’s also contributed quite a fair bit to Singapore’s film industry. However, he’s kept quite a low profile (behind a more behind-the-scenes kind of guy) – until now. That’s because we’re going to tell you…

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 legendary weapons that could rival King Arthur’s Excalibur

Apr 28th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy Marcus Goh 12 min read

The most famous sword in the world is, of course, King Arthur’s Excalibur. Gifted to him by the Lady in the Lake, it was a symbol of his sovereignty over England. It was so powerful that even its scabbard had magical powers, ensuring that the bearer would never die due to loss of blood from injuries. However, the evil sorceress Morgan le Fay stole the…

Gifted. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Confessions of a real former GEP student

Apr 19th, 2017 Drama Marcus Goh 15 min read

Every kiasu parent’s dream is for their child to be in the Gifted Education Programme (GEP). Literally. Just look at the KiasuParents forum for GEP. According to MOE, the GEP selection tests identify pupils with high intellectual potential. Note that it’s not necessarily academic potential, but intellectual potential. To get into the GEP back then (the early 90s), you had to pass two tests in…

Genocidal Organ. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 weapons in movies more powerful than a nuke

Apr 18th, 2017 Action, Adult Themes, Adventure, Animation, Asian Cinema, Drama, Science Fiction, War Marcus Goh 13 min read

In almost any movie (and in real life too), a nuclear missile is the most powerful option. That’s why so many countries are alarmed about the ownership of nukes. A nuclear missile is so destructive that if one side launches a full scale nuclear assault and is also met by a full scale nuclear assault, both sides would perish. It’s called mutually assured destruction, which is…

Pop Aye. Credit: Pop Aye Facebook Page

Why elephants are more important to Singapore than you think

Apr 14th, 2017 Asian Cinema, Drama, Singapore Film Marcus Goh 9 min read

The animal most commonly associated with Singapore is the lion – after all, that’s what Sang Nila Utama reportedly saw when he first stepped on our shores. Singapore also has the Merlion, which would be The Popping Post’s mascot if not for the fact that I’ve been thwarted on numerous attempts to change it. There’s the fact that Singapura also literally means “Lion City”. But we really, we…

Movies that turn 25 this year – just like Golden Village

Apr 13th, 2017 Action, Adult Themes, Animation, Asian Cinema, Drama, Fantasy, GV25, Horror Rachel Chan 14 min read

The year was 1992. Bill Clinton became the president of the United States, the Summer Olympics was held in Barcelona, Spain, and in England, Prince Charles and Princess Diana of Wales were legally separated. Closer to home, Singaporeans will remember this as the year that the import, sale and manufacture of chewing gum was banned. And 1992 was also the year Golden Village opened its first cinema! Singapore’s…

Beauty and the Beast. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 upcoming live action Disney fairy tales that we all want to catch

Mar 14th, 2017 Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Drama, Fantasy, Musical Marcus Goh 7 min read

If you’re a fan of “Once Upon A Time”, a drama where they keep including more and more Disney fairy tales into the story, then you’ll be happy to know that the television success of those fairy tales has indirectly paved the way for the return of some beloved Disney classics on the silver screen. That’s right – all those animated features that we loved…

Why the cinema is the best hangout this week if you’re at least 13

Mar 13th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Animation, Asian Cinema, Drama, Musical, Romance, Superheroes, Teens, Thriller Rachel Chan 9 min read

Because PG13 movies, of course. While the more kid-friendly films tend to be released during June, September and closer to Christmas, March school holidays are usually bereft of G-rated movies. There’s no exception for this school holiday either – there are a couple of blockbusters and Japanese anime features showing right now; you just need to be old enough to watch them. In case you didn’t…