Masataka Kubota as Ken Kaneki in Tokyou Ghoul. Credit: Encore Films

All you ever wanted to know about ghouls in ‘Tokyo Ghoul’

Aug 23rd, 2017 Action, Adventure, Animation, Asian Cinema, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

The ghouls in Tokyo Ghoul aren’t just undead monsters running around the bustling metropolis. Besides being stronger and faster than average humans, they each possess a Kagune, a special weapon that’s more powerful than any manmade weapon around (except for a nuclear warhead, perhaps). What can ghouls do? Here’s all you need to know about their powers and weaknesses.   Powers 1. Special predator organs called…

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 cosmopolitan cities that are just like the City of a Thousand Planets


Jul 17th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Teens Marcus Goh 11 min read

If Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets looks familiar, that means that you’re living in the 20th Century. Star Wars, The Fifth Element (also directed by Luc Besson), and even DC and Marvel Comics have all taken inspiration from Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The film is based on the French science fiction comic series Valérian and Laureline, which started in…

War for the Planet of the Apes. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 times you’ve “seen” Andy Serkis in popular films but never realised it


Jul 13th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 12 min read

Does Gollum sound familiar to you? King Kong? Supreme Leader Snoke? How about Andy Serkis? Well, his name should ring a bell, because he’s the motion capture performer for all of these roles. In fact, many of the CGI characters we’re familiar with today owe their memorable performances to Andy Serkis. His body of work is so prolific that he’s even been critically acclaimed for it,…

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The 6 sinister types of Spider-Man villains we meet at work everyday

Jul 4th, 2017 Action, Child-friendly, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 9 min read

Have you noticed how Spider-Man’s rogues gallery comprises zoo escapees? I’m not kidding here, Spider-Man fights the Lizard, the Vulture, Doctor Octopus, Rhino, Scorpion, Beetle, and a whole host of other villains with excellent costume designs and terribly lazy names. It’s like they drew animal flash cards for babies out of a hat. That’s not why he’s so insanely popular though. If you’re familiar with Spider-Man…

Transformers: The Last Knight. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

7 of the most powerful Transformers in the movies

Jun 20th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 6 min read

The Transformers are probably the most powerful fictional alien race ever depicted in films (bet you forgot they were technically aliens, right?). After all, they are a race of giant shapeshifting robots with massive guns and heavy firepower, and just one of them can take out a whole platoon of soldiers. But who are the most powerful Transformers in the movies? Here’s a list of the…

Alien Covenant. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 horrible forms that Alien Convenant’s aliens can take

May 9th, 2017 Action, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

If you’ve ever watched Alien before, you’ll remember that they’re giant, virtually unstoppable creatures that are a mess of slime and bone and fluids that are clearly out of this world. Only Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) could stop them, and even so, things didn’t go all that well for her either. The problem is that the Aliens were a lot more than just that giant slimey insectoid…

Guardians of the Galaxy. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Your definitive guide to the new characters in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Apr 24th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 11 min read

Everyone’s favourite heroes that nobody knew about three years ago is coming back this week! Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 hits cinemas on 27 April, and we’ve got plenty of new cast members that, again, most people don’t know about! Star-Lord (yes, there’s a dash in his name, just like Spider-Man) is back with Groot (awwww), Rocket, Gamora, and Drax. This time, they’re joined…

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…

Ghost in the Shell. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 ways we’re all becoming cyberised like Major in Ghost in the Shell

Mar 31st, 2017 Action, Adventure, Asian Cinema, Fantasy, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 10 min read

“Cyberised” may not be a word now, but it will be in the Oxford Dictionary in 10 years, mark my words. That’s because as science progresses, we’re finding more and more ways to become like machines. Wait, don’t you mean becoming more dependent on machines? Nope. We’re becoming just like machines. We’re not quite Transformers yet. We’re becoming more and more like the titular shells…

Life. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 movie alien tropes that defy basic biological principles

Mar 22nd, 2017 Action, Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 7 min read

The problem with aliens in movies is that most of us (in fact, I’d daresay all of us) have never seen an alien before. Since nobody has seen an alien before, scriptwriters have to tap into their imaginations when writing movies about aliens. And since scriptwriters are generally not trained in biology, it means that movie aliens all tend to follow the same tropes – tropes that…