Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Credit: Warner Bros Pictures

Ever noticed how Gellert Grindelwald and Harry Potter are eerily similar?

Nov 14th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Teens Marcus Goh 11 min read

The biggest, baddest wizard in the magical world was Voldemort – but before he came along, a sinister villain known as Grindelwald terrorised the wizard world. Grindelwald is the chief nemesis of the Fantastic Beasts series. But unlike Voldemort – the typical villainous overlord who rules on high – Grindelwald had an intense, personal relationship with Dumbledore. He was a friend (or even more), before…

Murder on the Orient Express. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Mysterious mysteries which ought to be made into films (Warning: Don’t read at night)

Nov 26th, 2017 Crime, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

Truth is stranger than fiction – after all, there so many unexplained facts in this world that science cannot explain. The worst part is that these mysteries can’t always be ascribed to supernatural factors. Sometimes, they are simply about people doing horrible things for inexplicable reasons. Human nature can be terrifyingly vicious at times. Here’s a list of some of the most bizarre mysteries that…

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 pirates that Jack Sparrow would totally not expect to meet

May 22nd, 2017 Uncategorized Marcus Goh 8 min read

Part of what makes the Pirates of the Caribbean series so fun to watch is that Jack Sparrow is constantly meeting all sorts of weirdos from across the world who just so happen to be pirates. We saw him contend with the likes of Davy Jones and Blackbeard, and even Chow Yun-Fat’s “Singaporean” pirate Sao Feng who was based on real-life Hong Kong pirate Cheung…

Alice Through The Looking Glass. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 reasons why Alice would mistake Singapore for Wonderland

Jul 7th, 2016 Action, Adventure, Fantasy Marcus Goh 7 min read

We might think that Wonderland is a fictional place that’s full of impossibilities, but the truth is that Singapore is just like Wonderland in many ways. We’ve got odd creatures, random holidays, and even a place called Wonderland in our country (a long time ago). So if for some reason, Alice found herself in Singapore, she might very well mistake it for Wonderland. If Alice Through…

The lovely Emma Stone plays Allison Ng in Aloha. Credit:

5 of the most ethnically miscast roles in popular movies

Jun 7th, 2015 Action, Celebrities, Romance Marcus Goh 7 min read

When it comes to casting non-Caucasian roles in Hollywood, it’s usually the same crowd of Will Smith, Lucy Liu, Ken Watanabe, Jackie Chan, and Halle Berry, amongst others, that get these roles. But then on occasion you get a baffling decision to whitewash an obviously ethnic role (usually Asian), that fails to be believable when the actor or actress on screen doesn’t match the name of the character….