Pokemon: I Choose You Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Singapore’s greatest collectors (of anything and everything)

Nov 23rd, 2017 Animation, Child-friendly Marcus Goh 8 min read

Singapore may be a tiny red dot, our HDB houses are frequently described as shoebox flats, and we’re always broke – but we’ve got some of the greatest collectors in the world living amidst us. Not just collectors of anything – some of the finest purveyors and connoisseurs of pop culture are right here in our country! If there’s a collectible, there’s a high chance…

Despicable Me 3. (Golden Village Cinemas)

7 onscreen twins who had to battle each other for supremacy

Jun 13th, 2017 Action, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy Marcus Goh 7 min read

There’s just something about watching onscreen twins (that we know are being played by the same person) struggling against each other. Perhaps it speaks to the inner conflict within ourselves, where we have warring impulses (should I eat carrot cake or stick to my diet?) which rage for control over our body. It’s different when we know that the twins are literally played by different…

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…

Beauty and the Beast. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 upcoming live action Disney fairy tales that we all want to catch

Mar 14th, 2017 Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Drama, Fantasy, Musical Marcus Goh 7 min read

If you’re a fan of “Once Upon A Time”, a drama where they keep including more and more Disney fairy tales into the story, then you’ll be happy to know that the television success of those fairy tales has indirectly paved the way for the return of some beloved Disney classics on the silver screen. That’s right – all those animated features that we loved…

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…

Trolls. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 things all Singaporean kids did with their Trolls toys

Nov 3rd, 2016 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Fantasy Marcus Goh 6 min read

Trolls were a huge phenomenon back in the 90’s. For some reason, they were everywhere, and almost every Singaporean had one. And it was completely inexplicable! They’re scary looking gnomes with frighteningly long and lifelike hair. Maybe they became popular because they bucked the trend – after all, people were buying Pet Rocks back in the 70’s too. So everyone started to do the same…

The Jungle Book. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Who should be voice actors in a Singaporean remake of The Jungle Book?

Apr 8th, 2016 Animation, Child-friendly, Singapore Film Marcus Goh 9 min read

The Jungle Book is almost entirely made up of CGI characters, which makes it very easy to localise for foreign countries. Just introduce a new set of voice actors and you’ve got a film in a whole different language that looks believable (since lip synching isn’t required). So how about a Singapore version of The Jungle Book? We could have it set in the MacRitchie…

Kung Fu Panda 3

8 famous movie martial artists – who were animals!

Mar 12th, 2016 Action, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy Marcus Goh 7 min read

Many martial arts have their roots in the movements of fierce predators. It makes sense, seeing how in the wild, predators literally have to fight every day to survive. Hence it’s not surprising that some of the greatest martial artists in film are, in fact, animals! Think about it – while most of us make a living by writing funny movie-related articles or punching data into…

5 dinosaurs we love

Nov 24th, 2015 Action, Animation, Child-friendly Esther Au Yong 4 min read

What if dinosaurs didn’t become extinct? What if they could talk? What if they were the smart ones and we humans were knuckleheads? In The Good Dinosaur, we find out what happens if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct. Actually, considering all the shows and movies which have featured dinos as their main characters,…