Julie Tan as Linda and Benjamin Kheng as Richard in "Wonder Boy". Credit: MM2 Entertainment

Daniel Yam and Dick Lee’s most memorable moments filming “Wonder Boy”

Aug 8th, 2017 Asian Cinema, Drama, Musical, Singapore Film, Teens Marcus Goh 11 min read

It’s not every day that we have a biopic of a true blue Singaporean hitting the silver screen, but that’s exactly what Wonder Boy is, the biographical film about Dick Lee. It’s the tale of his teenage years, and how he came to fame in 70’s Singapore. The film is directed by Dick Lee himself and Daniel Yam, an award winning Singaporean filmmaker. The Popping…

Mon Mon Mon Monsters 報告老師!怪怪怪怪物!Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 classic films that show teenagers how cruel the world can be

Jul 27th, 2017 Action, Asian Cinema, Comedy, Horror, Teens, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

The teen years are special but awkward for almost everyone. It’s when we come of age, when we define our own moral code, and of course, when we gain the ability to continue the human race. That’s why young adult movies work so well. The best ones capture the essence of our teenage struggles, and translate them into epic battles for the fate of cities,…

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…

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…

A Cure for Wellness. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 ways that Singaporeans practice “wellness”

Feb 14th, 2017 Horror, Teens, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

Singaporeans are a pretty health-conscious bunch, despite our predilection for putting soya sauce inside virtually every dish that we have (all that sodium!). However, our thirst for wellness goes far beyond just eating and… eating. Beyond folksy remedies, wellness permeates every aspect of a Singaporean’s life. From our wall colours to our mobile phone stickers, there’s a secret health reason for everything we do. Don’t believe…

Your Name. Credit: Purple Plan

And the best anime of the year is…

Dec 28th, 2016 Animation, Asian Cinema, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Teens Marcus Goh 6 min read

Your Name. No, that’s not a joke, because that’s literally the title of the best anime of 2016, Your Name. It’s not just a great animated film, it’s a great film, full stop. Despite its rave reviews, the director has exhorted audiences to stop watching it because he’s afraid that all the flaws and imperfections of the film will eventually be exposed. How many times do you…

Underworld: Blood Wars. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 types of were-creatures that you would only find in Singapore

Dec 2nd, 2016 Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Teens Marcus Goh 9 min read

Underworld: Blood Wars sees the Vampires battling the Werewolves Lycans once again. Werewolves are called Lycans in the Underworld series, as Lycan is a truncation of lycanthrope. If you’re anything like me, you probably spent the first or second movie trying to figure out what “Lycan” was, and only found out what it meant when you got home and Googled it. But werewolves have existed for…

Pokémon The Movie: Volcanion And The Mechanical Marvel. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 Pokemon that would be delicious as Singapore dishes

Nov 23rd, 2016 Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Fantasy, Teens Marcus Goh 8 min read

It’s an uncomfortable but honest truth that humans in the Pokemon universe would eat Pokemon. We eat animals in the real world after all, and Pokemon are the animals of Johto, Kanto, and all the other islands in the Pokemon universe. So how would they be cooked? While it’s rare to see Pokemon dishes in the main Pokemon series (it would be traumatising for children),…

Your Name. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 Singaporeans we wish we could swap bodies with

Nov 5th, 2016 Animation, Asian Cinema, Science Fiction, Teens Marcus Goh 7 min read

In the beautiful anime Your Name, two Japanese teenagers find themselves involuntarily swapping bodies at random and having to live each other’s lives when it happens – which is diffcult when one’s a boy and the other’s a girl. Being able to live someone else’s life is everyone’s fantasy, especially when their lives are better than yours! So we take a closer look at some awesome…

Max Steel. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 things Singaporeans would do if an alien tried to bond with them

Oct 20th, 2016 Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Superheroes, Teens Marcus Goh 7 min read

In Max Steel, teenager Max bonds with alien Steel and gains super powers. As Spider-Man III has shown us with that evil black alien costume, no good can come of alien symbiotes… right? Well, Max and Steel are here to dispel that notion as they right wrongs and save lives with their newfound powers. Come to think of it, Max took it pretty well. Most people would scream…