Stronger. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

How do directors shoot “missing limbs” scenes in movies?

Sep 21st, 2017 Drama Marcus Goh 7 min read

Losing a limb is one of the most thrilling (and horrifying) events that can happen in a film. Think back to how Luke Skywalker’s hand got cut off in The Empire Strikes Back. Would he survive? And even if he does, how would life go on for him? For filmmakers, they have a different problem. Assuming a character survives, how exactly would he or she…

Where can you hide in Singapore in case of an attack?

Feb 17th, 2016 Action, Celebrities, Thriller Esther Au Yong 5 min read

In 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, an American political and action thriller directed and co-produced by Michael Bay, and billed as based on a true story and the book 13 Hours, six members of a security team fight to defend the American diplomatic compound in Libya from terrorists. Completely outnumbered in the September 11 attack in 2012, a security expert initially had Ambassador…

5 of the world’s biggest financial crimes you must know

Jan 24th, 2016 Action Esther Au Yong 6 min read

The global financial crisis of 2008 is considered by many economists to have been the worst one since the Great Depression in the ’30s. In part, it was caused by the bursting of the US housing bubble, which was also in part due to the overvaluation of bundled subprime mortgages based on the theory that housing prices would continue to escalate. Well, what goes up…

Will Smith as Dr Omalu in Concussion. Credit: Golden Village

6 surprising reasons you get a headache

Jan 14th, 2016 Action, Thriller Esther Au Yong 8 min read

Don’t you just hate it when you get headaches or migraines? Well, in the movie Concussion – a 2015 American sports medical film that’s based on the 2009 GQ expose Game Brain by Jeanne Marie Laskas –  it’s quite clear that what the professional football players in the film are suffering from is more than just a headache. Dr Bennet Omalu (Will Smith), a  Nigerian…