Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Credit: Walt Disney Pictures

5 stars who could also have made an excellent young Han Solo

May 22nd, 2018 Action, Adventure, Celebrities, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 12 min read

Picking an actor for the role of young Han Solo for Solo: A Star Wars Story was one of the most contentious casting choices ever made. Solo: A Star Wars Story may boast some acting heavyweights like Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover and Woody Harrelson, but ultimately the most important cast member is the one who plays the titular character, Han Solo. American actor Alden Ehrenreich was picked…

If Me Before You were a Singapore film, it should feature…

Jun 11th, 2016 Comedy, Romance Rachel Chan 6 min read

Remember the devilishly handsome Sam Claflin, who played Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games trilogy? As you might have expected, those gorgeous, dreamy green eyes have landed him a role in a romance flick and it’s showing at cinemas now: Me Before You. He’s a city-worn wealthy young banker who has not only become wheelchair-bound after an accident, but also a hardened cynic. So it’s…

The Guardian in Terminator: Genisys. (Universal Pictures)

6 everyday devices that could kill us if they were sentient

Jun 23rd, 2015 Action Marcus Goh 7 min read

The world of Terminator exists thanks to Skynet (an artificial intelligence system designed for America’s nuclear weapons arsenal) gaining sentience. But we humans are such fragile beings that there are devices much less threatening than a nuclear missile that could destroy us if they gained sentience. And with artificial intelligence in almost every electronic device we own, and 1997 (the fictional date when Skynet gained sentience,…