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James Bond vs Jackie Chan: Who would win?

Sep 28th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Drama Marcus Goh 7 min read

In The Foreigner, we get to see former Bond actor (does that make him a former Bondsman?) Pierce Brosnan go up against Jackie Chan in their roles as Liam Hennessy and Quan, respectively. But is it really a fair fight? We all know any character played by Jackie Chan would win – but if he battled Brosnan’s James Bond, that would be a completely different…

The Hitman's Bodyguard. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

7 of Samuel L. Jackson’s deadliest roles

Aug 17th, 2017 Action, Comedy Marcus Goh 13 min read

Samuel L. Jackson is one Hollywood’s most hardworking (and wealthiest) stars. He started acting in 1972, and he’s starred in more than 110 films since then. And that’s not counting his television and voiceover work, which would put it at more than 150 different projects. As a result, he’s the highest all-time box office star, and the combined box office receipts of all the films…

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…

Doraemon The Movie: Nobita's Great Adventure In The Antarctic Kachi Kochi. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 more Doraemon gadgets you could really use

Jun 15th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Animation, Asian Cinema, Child-friendly, Comedy, Fantasy Marcus Goh 8 min read

Every day, our reality edges closer to that of Doraemon’s world. All of Doraemon’s futuristic gadgets are quickly becoming reality, because they’re from the future – which is now. We saw how the Take-Copter, Invisibility Cape, and Jelly Translator are now physically possible. Here are five more of Doraemon’s gadgets which you have become part of our everyday life (or soon will be).   1….

The Mummy. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 reasons why Singaporeans wouldn’t fear the Mummy’s powers

Jun 7th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror Marcus Goh 8 min read

If you’ve accidentally disturbed an ancient ruler’s grave, you’re more likely to fear your own mummy scolding you (“touch some more, touch some more, you want me to cane you is it?”) than The Mummy lurching out of the ground to come after you. But in the new The Mummy film, the eponymous monster doesn’t quite lumber after you. In fact, she’s horrifyingly lithe and…

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…

If Wolverine had cancer in Logan, he would be old and ugly. Credit: Twentieth Century Fox

5 painful symptoms of aging for a mutant like Wolverine

Mar 5th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Drama, Superheroes Marcus Goh 6 min read

Logan is one of the most painful X-Men movies ever to grace the silver screen. It takes the sole member of the X-Men who can survive a nuclear explosion, the one character that is literally unkillable – and shows you that even he isn’t safe from the ravages of old age. In case you forgot, here’s Wolverine getting burnt to a crisp by an atomic…

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 everyday things that turn Singaporeans into zombies

Feb 2nd, 2017 Action, Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 7 min read

It’s hard to fathom how a zombie virus could possibly spread in Singapore – look at how we dealt with SARS and Zika. Our country wipes out and contains any and all infections with the manic efficiency of a housewife before Chinese New Year. Even the World Health Organisation and the United Nations called Singapore a role model for handling Zika cases. Yet you can…

Arrival. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 horrible mistranslations that could only happen in Singapore

Jan 12th, 2017 Action, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

Singapore is a land of wonders. So many people speak so many different languages that it’s perfectly possible to have someone rattle off a sentence with three different languages in it. I mean when you order your kopi si siu dai in English, you’re also speaking Malay (kopi) and Hokkien (si siu dai). No wonder other countries marvel at our ability to code switch so…

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 shows that sound just like ‘X-Men’

Sep 29th, 2016 Action, Adventure, Child-friendly, Fantasy Marcus Goh 8 min read

If you think about it, the whole concept of X-Men is an incredibly lazy but brilliant way to explain how normal humans can have super powers. They’re just born with it! No need for some convoluted explanation about how you’re an alien from a dying planet who gains super powers from our sun, or how a radioactive spider bit you and gave you the ability…