The Emoji Movie. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 amazing facts you never knew about emojis

Aug 9th, 2017 Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy Marcus Goh 10 min read

Emojis are lifesavers. When someone you don’t really know messages you a whole lot of stuff that you don’t really care about, emojis are the perfect reply. You just have to choose the face with the most appropriate response to whatever it is that acquaintance sent you, and voila! You’ve responded in a caring, thoughtful way without actually caring or thinking about what they said….

Jimmy (Shawn Yue) and Cherie (Miriam Yeung) in Love off the Cuff. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Oddball “truths” about love that people somehow still believe in

May 3rd, 2017 Asian Cinema, Romance Marcus Goh 8 min read

For an advanced civilisation of sentient beings, we’re still pretty backward when it comes to romantic love. After all, for most other species, mating is really just about propagating their kind and ensuring that their race carries on into future generations. Humans, however, don’t just mate to make more humans. They mate because of romantic love, because they are soul mates, because it is their…

The Vorpal Swords. Credit: Kuroko no Basket Facebook Page

Why Kuroko’s Basketball is better than Slam Dunk

May 3rd, 2017 Action, Animation Marcus Goh 9 min read

Kuroko’s Basketball is commonly referred to as “the Slam Dunk of this generation”, meaning that it’s the definitive basketball anime for the 2010s. However, if you were to actually compare the two, Kuroko’s Basketball is undoubtedly the better anime. Kuroko’s Basketball (also known as Kuroko No Basuke or Kurobasu to fans) is a basketball manga/anime about the eponymous Kuroko. He is the “secret” member of the…

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 everyday things that turn Singaporeans into zombies

Feb 2nd, 2017 Action, Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 7 min read

It’s hard to fathom how a zombie virus could possibly spread in Singapore – look at how we dealt with SARS and Zika. Our country wipes out and contains any and all infections with the manic efficiency of a housewife before Chinese New Year. Even the World Health Organisation and the United Nations called Singapore a role model for handling Zika cases. Yet you can…

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…

Your Name. Credit: Purple Plan

And the best anime of the year is…

Dec 28th, 2016 Animation, Asian Cinema, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Teens Marcus Goh 6 min read

Your Name. No, that’s not a joke, because that’s literally the title of the best anime of 2016, Your Name. It’s not just a great animated film, it’s a great film, full stop. Despite its rave reviews, the director has exhorted audiences to stop watching it because he’s afraid that all the flaws and imperfections of the film will eventually be exposed. How many times do you…

A movie that has a scene where the leads catch a movie, from La La Land. Credit: La La Land Facebook Page

6 reasons why we secretly love movie musicals more than live musicals

Dec 9th, 2016 Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance Marcus Goh 8 min read

I’m going to offend all the hipsters out there by saying this, but it’s true. Everyone loves movie musicals more than live musicals. Yes, movie musicals lack that live element, but unless you’re sitting all the way in front, can you really tell the difference? That’s why movie musicals are so popular. They offer all the fun and laughter of a musical and a movie, rolled…

5 horrible things that bad bosses do at Christmas parties

Dec 7th, 2016 Comedy Marcus Goh 9 min read

Christmas is almost upon us, and that means the annual office Christmas party is here! I can already hear all those groans as the most uncomfortable executive event of the year rolls around. You have to make small talk with colleagues you don’t really want to talk to while eating carefully enough to make sure you don’t stain your shirt. Then there are those silly…

Death Note: Light Up the New World. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 reasons why the Death Note would be useless in Singapore

Nov 10th, 2016 Action, Adventure, Animation, Crime, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

Anyone who’s watched Death Note has fantasised about having a Death Note, or rather, using one. Writing someone’s name in a Death Note (a black supernatural notebook) means that they will die, no questions asked. You even get to specify how they will die. Don’t bluff, I know you have a list of names you want to write on the Death Note. But even if…

Your Name. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 Singaporeans we wish we could swap bodies with

Nov 5th, 2016 Animation, Asian Cinema, Science Fiction, Teens Marcus Goh 7 min read

In the beautiful anime Your Name, two Japanese teenagers find themselves involuntarily swapping bodies at random and having to live each other’s lives when it happens – which is diffcult when one’s a boy and the other’s a girl. Being able to live someone else’s life is everyone’s fantasy, especially when their lives are better than yours! So we take a closer look at some awesome…