Some not-so-secret voices of pets like those in ‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’

May 30th, 2019 Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy Andre Teh 14 min read

If you’re a pet owner, have you ever wondered what would it be like to understand your animal companion’s barks, purrs or chirps? Well, thanks to the magic of animation and voice acting, the critters in Illumination Entertainment’s new movie perfectly intelligible! Our favourite house pets in The Secret Life Of Pets 2 get up to some big adventures to boot in this sequel to the 2016 film….

Deepwater Horizon. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 times Singapore faced ecological disasters like the Deepwater Horizon spill

Sep 29th, 2016 Action, Disaster, Drama Marcus Goh 6 min read

Deepwater Horizon is a dramatisation of life on the eponymous oil rig and the horrendous oil spill that happened when it exploded. It was so bad that it leaked oil for three months straight, resulting in 4.9 million barrels of wasted oil. But this is the sort of disaster that only happens in America, right? Singapore’s so small, what kind of ecological nightmares could we face?…

8 Singaporean stereotypes Quentin Tarantino would use in “The Hateful Eight”

Jan 19th, 2016 Action, Adult Themes, Comedy Marcus Goh 9 min read

Quentin Tarantino is fond of using archetypes in his storytelling, and this is especially so in The Hateful Eight. Set in the late 1800s, it’s about eight strangers who are trapped in a stagecoach stopover during a blizzard – except that each of the eight strangers represents a certain archetype, like The Bounty Hunter or The Prisoner. Imagine the characters he’d use if the story were set in…