Sherlock Gnomes. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Garden gnomes: Creepy, cute or just plain weird?

Mar 15th, 2018 Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy Marcus Goh 9 min read

Ever seen a gartenzwerge before? That’s the German word for “garden gnome”. They’re lawn ornaments that vary in size from small versions the size of your finger, to large ones that come up to your waist. If the name hasn’t tipped you off, they look like gnomes and are usually found in gardens. They are insanely popular in Britain and France, having mostly originated from…

Split. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 of the best films about multiple personality disorders

Jan 17th, 2017 Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller Marcus Goh 6 min read

Quick lesson – multiple personality disorders are not the same as schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder where patients exhibit abnormal social behavior and fail to understand what is real and what is not. You can hear voices when you’re schizophrenic. Multiple personality disorders (MPD) are exactly what you think it is – different personalities within the same person. MPD movies resonate with us simply because each…

Singapore’s biggest X-Men fans enjoy 540 minutes of mutant magic

May 28th, 2016 Action, Premiere Marcus Goh 10 min read

Singapore’s biggest fans enjoyed 540 minutes of mutant movie magic in the X-Men: Apocalypse movie marathon last week (18 May), in addition to trivia games, lucky draws, and even a costume contest! The movie marathon lasted almost 11 hours as X-Men enthusiasts watched X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, then X-Men: Apocalypse consecutively! But don’t worry, they had breaks in between – even mutants…

X-Men Apocalypse. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 reasons why Professor X would never be able to start a school in Singapore

May 17th, 2016 Action, Event, Free Stuff, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

In X-Men: Apocalypse, Professor X has effectively set up his own BMTC (Basic Military Training Centre) for mutants (people born with special power). After all, when he says he’s “training them to use their powers wisely,” he’s actually teaching them how to fight using their mutant abilities. Don’t believe him when he calls them students, they’re really soldiers – no, commandos! Hey, that’s an entrepreneurial idea…

7 reasons why Dr Frankenstein would fail in Singapore

Nov 25th, 2015 Action, Horror Marcus Goh 8 min read

Victor Frankenstein is a modern day adaptation of the classic story of Frankenstein. While that Scandinavian-set tale might be easily transposed to an English setting, it would definitely not weather a shift to a Singaporean setting. There are just too many restrictions that Singapore would impose on Dr Frankenstein’s work. Don’t believe us? We’ll walk through you why Dr Frankenstein would be arrested even before…