The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 adaptions of ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’ you never expected would exist

Nov 3rd, 2018 Action, Adventure, Child-friendly, Drama, Fantasy, Musical Marcus Goh 8 min read

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is a classic tale of fantasy, love and parents who don’t believe what their children say. A young girl falls in love with a nutcracker doll (a doll of a soldier, built to crack nuts) and travels with him to a fantasy realm, but is greeted with disbelief by her parents when she returns. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is…

Ben-Hur. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 cheap and modern ways Ben-Hur could have settled his beef with Messala

Aug 18th, 2016 Action, Adventure, Drama Marcus Goh 6 min read

In Ben-Hur (both the timeless classic and the upcoming remake), the eponymous character ends his feud with Messala in a spectacular chariot race that is actually just the F1 with horses. While that is a really awesome way to end any dispute, it’s not very practical for the average person. In fact, it wasn’t even very practical back then, because it’s not like the plebians…

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…

6 of the best secret agents in films

Mar 3rd, 2016 Action, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

Secret agents in films always make us immediately want to sign up to be part of Singapore’s secret service, even though we complain the next time we get called up for reservist. Only the best of the best get to deployed to foreign lands to save important politicians from certain doom. We’re always bedazzled by those suave tuxedos and glamorous dresses that hide an efficient killing…