Luke Evans as Ben Hawkins in 'Ma'. Credit: Coming Soon

Who is Luke Evans and why does he look so familiar?

Jul 26th, 2019 Drama, Horror Marcus Goh 9 min read

If you’re a cinephile, you’ll have noticed a familiar face who’s appeared more frequently in recent films like psychological horror movie Ma. He’s none other than Luke Evans, that guy who looks a lot like Orlando Bloom, but isn’t! He’s popped up as protagonists and antagonists in films, showing us just how versatile he is when it comes to roles. And he’s believable both as…

Movies at the cinema in July 2019

For most younger moviegoers, July means the start of the second and last semester of the school, but on the movie calender, it is full steam ahead. The first blockbuster of the month to be released is Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, a movie that has been said to be the finale to the MCU’s Infinity Saga, as well as the much-anticipated live action remake of…

Gifted. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Confessions of a real former GEP student

Apr 19th, 2017 Drama Marcus Goh 15 min read

Every kiasu parent’s dream is for their child to be in the Gifted Education Programme (GEP). Literally. Just look at the KiasuParents forum for GEP. According to MOE, the GEP selection tests identify pupils with high intellectual potential. Note that it’s not necessarily academic potential, but intellectual potential. To get into the GEP back then (the early 90s), you had to pass two tests in…

The Divergent Series: Allegiant

What Divergent’s faction names would be if it were set in Singapore

Mar 16th, 2016 Action, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

Factions in The Divergent Series is a bit like academic streaming in Singapore – you’re sorted into different categories from young, and unless you’re a plucky heroine leading her own band of teen heroes, you’ll probably be known by your academic stream for the rest of your life. But while their faction names are made up of esoteric words like “Abnegation” or “Amity,” reflecting its American…