Chris Hemsworth (H) with M (Tessa Thompson) in Men in Black: International. Credit: Sony Pictures Releasing

5 burning questions answered about the ‘Men in Black’ universe

Jun 16th, 2019 Action, Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 11 min read

If you’ve never watched a Men in Black movie (gasp!), here’s the lowdown. The Men in Black are a secret organisation on Earth consisting of mostly gorgeous people dressed in spiffy black suits. Their mission: to keep the peace on Earth. What sort of peace, you may ask? Well, it turns out that Earth is actually a melting pot of cultures – for alien civilisations…

Marina Bay Sands in Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire. Credit: ©2019 Gosho Aoyama/Detective Conan Committee and Odex

See Singapore in a different light in ‘Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire’

Jun 10th, 2019 Action, Animation, Child-friendly, Crime, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 9 min read

The year was 2016. The Singapore Writers’ Festival had a very special guest – the  creator of the Detective Conan series, Gosho Aoyama. Of course, Detective Conan fans were delighted to have the creator of their beloved series visiting our sunny island – but little did they know that he had fallen in love with Singapore as well. So when Aoyama-san returned home, he set…

Godzilla II: King of the Monsters. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Could monstrous Titans like Godzilla be lurking in Singapore all this while?

Jun 1st, 2019 Action, Adventure, Disaster, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 10 min read

In Godzilla II: King of the Monsters, it’s revealed that Godzilla isn’t the only gigantic prehistoric monster on our planet – plenty of others exist. Of course, if you watched 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, you’d already have learnt that lots of Lovecraftian giants roam Earth (like Skullcrawlers and King Kong himself). So it should be no surprise that gargantuan lepidopterans like Mothra lurk in the deepest…

Charlize Theron as Charlotte Field and Seth Rogen as Fred Flarsky in Long Shot. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Are you better at dating than Fred (Seth Rogen) in ‘Long Shot’?

May 3rd, 2019 Comedy, Romance Marcus Goh 12 min read

All species need to mate in order to ensure their continued survival. And yet, despite being at the top of the food chain, humans can be notoriously bad at it. That’s not to say that all humans are bad at the dating game – some of them can be dark horses in the dating world, like Fred (Seth Rogen) in Long Shot. Being a romantic…

Avengers: Endgame. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Who’s going to die for real in ‘Avengers: Endgame’? Our spoiler-free predictions

Apr 24th, 2019 Action, Superheroes Marcus Goh 19 min read

Half of the universe died in Avengers: Infinity War – including half of the Avengers (including all those who aren’t officially christened Avengers yet) – when the Mad Titan finally acquired all the Infinity Stones and obliterated 50% of reality. As shocking as it was, we all knew they’d be back in Avengers: Endgame for the final battle against Thanos. Every superhero in the Marvel Cinematic…

Friend Zone. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 of the most tragically Friend Zoned film characters who were pretty hot

Apr 6th, 2019 Comedy, Romance Marcus Goh 7 min read

Have you ever fallen in love before? It’s such a warm, fuzzy feeling that makes your day, filling it with flowery scents and positive sunshine until you discover one critical problem. That person doesn’t love you back, and has put you in the Friend Zone. This used to be romantised in literature as “unrequited love” – a beautiful, haunting concept. However, if we’re to be honest……

Shazam! Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Getting to know Shazam for the first time? Here’s what you need to know

Apr 5th, 2019 Action, Adventure, Superheroes Marcus Goh 10 min read

This April, the second most powerful DC superhero hits the big screen – Shazam! This big, buff red character is almost as powerful as Superman and has a very similar power set, just that he wields lightning bolts instead of heat vision. In fact, he’s even gone toe-to-toe with the Big Blue Boy Scout in the comics. But how much do you know about this…

The Kid Who Would Be King. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Some of the most interesting interpretations of King Arthur on screen

Mar 21st, 2019 Action, Adventure, Fantasy Marcus Goh 8 min read

“Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil is rightwise king born of all England.” This was the inscription on a mystical stone that had a sword lodged within it, from Thomas Malory’s classic Le Morte d’Arthur, the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. And on one fateful day, a man came and pulled that sword out of the…

Killer Not Stupid. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Why stop at ‘Killer Not Stupid’? Here are 6 more ‘Not Stupid’ movies that Jack Neo should make

Feb 9th, 2019 Comedy Marcus Goh 12 min read

Singapore’s favourite director just can’t stop churning out box office hits – he’s back at it again this Lunar New Year with a brand new comedy shot in Taiwan – Killer Not Stupid. Do you think that he’s hit upon the perfect formula for creating comedies that appeal to Singaporeans? Take a topic (like children or killers), add Not Stupid to the end, and hey presto, instant unique…

A Private War. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 of the best on-screen journalists that make all of us want to be like them

Jan 30th, 2019 Action, Drama, Thriller, War Marcus Goh 8 min read

Being a reporter is tough work – do you think all those news stories fall out of the sky? It takes a lot of digging, research, questioning and fact-checking in order to tease out all those juicy stories you read in the news. As a journalist, you have to be thick-skinned, determined, and resourceful to uncover the truth behind matters. Often, they also have to…