The Battleship Island. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

7 things you never knew about Hashima – the real Battleship Island

Aug 15th, 2017 Action, Asian Cinema, Drama, Thriller, War Marcus Goh 12 min read

The Battleship Island is based on true events (although we’re quite sure the prisoners on the island weren’t quite as handsome as Song Joong-ki and So Ji-sub) that happened during World War II. I think it’s a strong contender for movie of the year so if there’s one movie you should catch this year, it’s The Battleship Island. Battleship Island is just a nickname though – the island’s…

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,…

TPP’s 6 favourite underdog movies of 2015

Dec 29th, 2015 Animation, Child-friendly, Horror Marcus Goh 6 min read

So you’re browsing Amazon for the latest DVD to buy. But you’ve watched all the blockbuster hits of 2015 already, and you don’t want to waste your money (especially with the strong USD now) on some dud film that you’ve never heard of before. The Popping Post is here to the rescue! We’ve lined up six of our favourite underdog films of 2015 – movies…

Why are the Titans from “Attack on Titan” so creepy?

Sep 22nd, 2015 Action, Asian Cinema, Thriller Marcus Goh 6 min read

The Titans from Attack on Titan are effectively giant human beings, with the exception of a select few like the Colossal Titan or Eren’s Rogue Titan. Yet for some curious reason, whenever we see these massive creatures in action, there’s this ominous sense of creepiness that shouldn’t be there. Why? What is it about these giant humans that frighten us in a way no other…

New Attack On Titan trailer reveals main difference between film and anime adaptations

Aug 11th, 2015 Action, Asian Cinema, Horror Rachel Chan 1 min read

The live-action film adaptation of the popular manga and anime will inflict terror on a new level, said leading actor Haruma Miura in a new trailer exclusive to The Popping Post. The skin texture of the Titans appear more lifelike and their screams are more horrifying in the film version of Attack On Titan, said Haruma, who plays Eren Yeager, the protagonist. “Even the way their eyes move…

Colossal Titan from Attack on Titan. Credit: Encore Films

7 monsters that could eat Titans for breakfast

Aug 9th, 2015 Action, Asian Cinema Marcus Goh 9 min read

In Attack on Titan, humanity is besieged to the point of extinction by fearsome, man-eating, nigh-unkillable giants known as Titans. Though the Titans might be terrifyingly powerful monsters, they wouldn’t stand a chance against other movie monsters. They might be large and have Wolverine’s fast healing, but they’re still ultimately giant humans. So Eren (the protagonist of Attack on Titan) and his friends don’t actually…