Aladdin (Mena Massoud) meets the larger-than-life blue Genie (Will Smith) in Aladdin. Credit: Walt Disney Pictures

Your ultimate guide to asking for wishes from Aladdin’s Genie

May 23rd, 2019 Action, Adventure, Child-friendly, Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance Marcus Goh 9 min read

Aladdin is literally the greatest wish fulfilment story in the world. After all, who hasn’t had a wish that they wanted to come true? In the film, Aladdin doesn’t just get one wish – he gets three of them. While it’s clear that Aladdin hasn’t quite thought through how to maximise his wishes (and for that matter, neither does the villainous Jafar) and get the…

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…

Smurfs: The Lost Village. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 Smurf spells that could be used to rule the world

Apr 7th, 2017 Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Fantasy Marcus Goh 8 min read

Smurfs are so delightful. Only three apples high, and they can also cast little spells that make their lives easier. They’re basically blue garden gnomes who don’t live in a garden. And they could rule the world if they wanted to. No, I didn’t suddenly mistake Gargamel for the Smurfs. Seriously, it’s not Gargamel we need to worry about. It’s the Smurfs. They have all sorts…

Doctor Strange. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 super sexy doctors that will make you want to study medicine

Oct 28th, 2016 Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Superheroes Marcus Goh 9 min read

It takes many years of studying, being a houseman, and getting vomited on before you can actually be a full-fledged doctor. It’s a long and arduous path to take, which is why not every Tom, Dick, or Harry can become one. You need a passion for healthcare or some serious motivation before you take the Hippocratic oath. Sometimes that motivation can come from personal experiences,…

Now You See Me 2. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

10 movie magicians that you must see in action

Jun 16th, 2016 Action, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

What’s the big deal about movies about magic? They can always add special effects or use camera tricks to create the illusion of magic, so it’s not like it’s about the sleight of hand or misdirection. What it comes down to is the charisma of the characters playing magicians in the film, like George Clooney or Hugh Jackman. They’re the ones who have to make magic…