A KNPU lesson in Midnight Runners. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Why the Korean National Police University is like a real-life Hogwarts

Sep 9th, 2017 Action, Comedy Marcus Goh 9 min read

You can’t get into Hogwarts, but don’t fret. The Popping Post has found the next best thing – the Korean National Police University (KNPU). Enrolling in the KNPU is almost like studying in Hogwarts, if you don’t mind not learning how to cast magic spells. You do learn how to be the real-life equivalent of an Auror (a magical policeman) though. KNPU has so many…

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…

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,…

The House. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 of Will Ferrell’s funniest film roles

Jun 28th, 2017 Celebrities, Comedy Marcus Goh 6 min read

If you had one phrase to describe Will Ferrell, what would it be? Besides tall, or white, or curly (his hair). It would be funny, right? Will Ferrell is a pretty funny guy. He cut his teeth on Saturday Night Live on 1995 and stayed on for seven years. Seven years! The average Millennial doesn’t even stay in a job for more than two years, and…

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….

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…

Suddenly 20. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 reasons why suddenly turning young again is disaster for Singaporeans

Mar 23rd, 2017 Adventure, Comedy Marcus Goh 7 min read

Judging from the number of skincare commercials I’ve seen on YouTube, it seems that becoming young again is the dream of every Singaporean. It’s the main reason why a certain Japanese luxury skincare brand which claims that it can stall the ageing process charges $2.58 for every milligram of its anti-ageing cream. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could do a Benjamin Button and become…

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…

A Dog's Purpose. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 struggles that only Singaporean dog owners will understand

Mar 3rd, 2017 Child-friendly, Comedy Marcus Goh 7 min read

It’s a dog’s life here in Singapore, and I’m not talking about those born in 1982, 1994, or 2006 (check the Chinese lunar calendar to see what I mean). I’m talking about dog owners in Singapore. It’s really, really difficult to keep a dog here on our island nation. From housing restrictions to transport restrictions, it seems that it might actually be easier to keep…

A movie that has a scene where the leads catch a movie, from La La Land. Credit: La La Land Facebook Page

6 reasons why we secretly love movie musicals more than live musicals

Dec 9th, 2016 Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance Marcus Goh 8 min read

I’m going to offend all the hipsters out there by saying this, but it’s true. Everyone loves movie musicals more than live musicals. Yes, movie musicals lack that live element, but unless you’re sitting all the way in front, can you really tell the difference? That’s why movie musicals are so popular. They offer all the fun and laughter of a musical and a movie, rolled…