In This Corner of the World. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 forgotten facts about Singapore’s World War II era

Jul 7th, 2017 Animation, Asian Cinema, Drama, War Marcus Goh 10 min read

For many History students, World War II is one of those important yet inaccessible topics. After all, it took place over 70 years ago (1943 – 1945), and it’s hard to imagine how modern day Singapore would have been like during those times. But as the saying goes, those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. World War II was an event that…

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Wonder Woman and her wondrous accessories

Jun 1st, 2017 Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Superheroes, War Marcus Goh 6 min read

You know what’s really wondrous about Wonder Woman? It’s not that she can fight in that outfit without any wardrobe malfunctions or that she manages to battle bad guys without getting hair all over her face. I wouldn’t even say it’s the fact that she’s more powerful than Batman but still somehow ends up taking orders from him. It’s her clothes and accessories. It turns…

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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…

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5 barriers which are more effective than the Great Wall of China 

Dec 30th, 2016 Action, Asian Cinema, Drama, Fantasy, War Marcus Goh 7 min read

You might think that Trump’s plan to build a wall to block off Mexico is a little… unconventional, but hundreds of years ago, China did the same thing to protect itself against a country that also starts with M – Mongolia. The Great Wall of China was built as a deterrent against Mongolian invaders, because electric fences and aeroplanes didn’t exist then. Horseback riders were the…

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 Sith Lords that only Singapore could produce

Dec 15th, 2016 Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, War Marcus Goh 11 min read

Darth Vader and Darth Sidious – even if you didn’t know who they were, their names already hint at the evil within. Darth Vader is literally an In-Vader and Darth Sidious is rather In-Sidious in how he ascends to power. They’re Sith Lords, the evil space wizards of the Star Wars franchise, capable of shooting lightning and strangling people just by thinking it. They’re opposed,…

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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…

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5 Final Fantasy films and TV shows that all true fans must catch

Aug 10th, 2016 Action, Adventure, Animation, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes, War Marcus Goh 7 min read

Goblin Punch, the Four Fiends, and Excalipoor. If you know what all these terms mean – congratulations, you’re a Final Fantasy fan! You’ve probably been playing Final Fantasy since it was in its full 8-bit glory (and fences were a severe obstacle for the player characters) (actually, fences are still an obstacle for player characters). But are you a true, die hard fan? Did you collect all…