The Incredibles 2. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 super-powered onscreen families that we secretly wish to be part of

Jun 12th, 2018 Action, Animation, Child-friendly, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Superheroes Marcus Goh 11 min read

We’ve all wanted super powers at some point – but it’s a lonely life, being a superhero. You’ve got to keep your identity a secret to prevent your friends and family from being hurt, and there’s nobody you can tell your problems to. That’s why the best thing you can wish for is for your whole family to have super powers! Imagine fighting crime alongside…

The Hitman's Bodyguard. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

7 of Samuel L. Jackson’s deadliest roles

Aug 17th, 2017 Action, Comedy Marcus Goh 13 min read

Samuel L. Jackson is one Hollywood’s most hardworking (and wealthiest) stars. He started acting in 1972, and he’s starred in more than 110 films since then. And that’s not counting his television and voiceover work, which would put it at more than 150 different projects. As a result, he’s the highest all-time box office star, and the combined box office receipts of all the films…

Kong: Skull Island. Credit: Warner Bros Pictures

6 horrible creatures that King Kong lives with on Skull Island

Mar 10th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 7 min read

It’s great being King Kong right? You can do whatever you like. Eat whatever you like. Go wherever you like. Maybe there’s that slight downside that you are a gigantic ape the size of a building, so you can’t really find a place to sleep at night. King Kong does fine though. He has an entire island to himself, known as Skull Island. Except that…

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 shows that sound just like ‘X-Men’

Sep 29th, 2016 Action, Adventure, Child-friendly, Fantasy Marcus Goh 8 min read

If you think about it, the whole concept of X-Men is an incredibly lazy but brilliant way to explain how normal humans can have super powers. They’re just born with it! No need for some convoluted explanation about how you’re an alien from a dying planet who gains super powers from our sun, or how a radioactive spider bit you and gave you the ability…

Tarzan. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 movie characters whom you could mistake for Tarzan

Jul 1st, 2016 Action, Adventure, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

It seems like Tarzan is in a lot of movies, isn’t he? Every time you see a wild jungle man clothed in animal skins (even though he talks to animals) who swings by vines, your brain assumes by default that “oh it’s Tarzan!” I mean, who else could he be? But wait! Not every wild jungle man is Tarzan, but all iterations of Tarzan are…

8 Singaporean stereotypes Quentin Tarantino would use in “The Hateful Eight”

Jan 19th, 2016 Action, Adult Themes, Comedy Marcus Goh 9 min read

Quentin Tarantino is fond of using archetypes in his storytelling, and this is especially so in The Hateful Eight. Set in the late 1800s, it’s about eight strangers who are trapped in a stagecoach stopover during a blizzard – except that each of the eight strangers represents a certain archetype, like The Bounty Hunter or The Prisoner. Imagine the characters he’d use if the story were set in…

10 toughest women in popular movies

Jun 18th, 2015 Action, Child-friendly, Comedy, Uncategorized Holly Jean Aroozoo 10 min read

They sport buzz cuts, box like pros, and make sure that those who hurt them (or the ones they love) will pay. In the last few decades, we have seen the rise of action films featuring tough female leads. The role of damsel in distress no longer has much of an appeal. More women are proving that punching, kicking and shooting aren’t just for men. In…

10 Reasons Samuel L. Jackson Would Make A Kickass President [Updated with giveaway]

May 4th, 2015 Action, Thriller Holly Jean Aroozoo 6 min read

He was superb as the villain with a diabolical plan for the massive culling of the human race in Kingsman: The Secret Service but I prefer Samuel L. Jackson, on the other side of the fence. In his latest movie, Big Game, which opens in cinemas on Thursday (May 7), he plays the role of the President of the United States who is stranded in the wilderness of Finland after…