The Predator. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Did you know that the Predator shares Optimus Prime’s voice? And other geek facts

Sep 22nd, 2018 Action, Adult Themes, Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

The last person you’d expect to star in a Predator film is Jacob Tremblay (yes, that little boy in Room, Shut In, and Wonder), but he’s in the latest instalment in the series – The Predator! He plays language savant Rory McKenna, who is instrumental in defeating the Predators thanks to that ability. It’s strange though, since you’d expect someone with more… physical abilities to…

Pacific Rim. Credit: United International Pictures

Kaiju-Jaeger hybrids and 5 other things we want to see in Pacific Rim: Uprising

Mar 22nd, 2018 Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 8 min read

Pacific Rim was every science fiction fan’s dream come true – giant robots fighting giant monsters from otherworldly dimensions as the fate of the world hung precariously in the balance. It was a grand mash-up of old monster movies, Neon Genesis Evangelion, mecha movies, Godzilla movies and virtually everything an otaku could want. There’s so much to love about Pacific Rim that its entry on…

The Space Between Us. Credit: Golden Village Pictures

5 things that aliens would marvel at in Singapore

Feb 16th, 2017 Drama, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 7 min read

You can’t deny that as a species, humankind is rather… weird. We do all sorts of things that continually endanger ourselves (eating processed foods) while using powerful technologies at our disposal for the most mundane things, like shooting angry birds at egg-stealing pigs. And we’re probably the most diverse species on the planet. Singapore, in particular, would be indisputably unique as a specimen of human civilisation. If…

Independence Day: Resurgence. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 non-violent ways that aliens could take over Singapore

Jun 22nd, 2016 Action, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

Aliens always have superior technology in movies (why else would they be a threat to all mankind?), so it’s always up to the plucky human characters to save us from their doomsday machines with only their wits. Extraterrestrials may be stronger, faster, and tougher than humans, but we’d win because we’re smarter. It’s the exact same story of how we triumphed over animals, who are…

5 reasons why aliens wouldn’t invade Singapore

Jan 13th, 2016 Action Marcus Goh 6 min read

Ever notice how there aren’t many UFO sightings on Stomp? There’s a plethora of other weird pictures there, but aliens don’t ever seem to get featured on it. Maybe it’s because Singapore is just too difficult to invade, what with our army of acronyms and other idiosyncrasies. So we went ahead and conducted an extremely rigorous scientific study with the most brilliant scientists across our…