Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Credit: Walt Disney Pictures

5 stars who could also have made an excellent young Han Solo

May 22nd, 2018 Action, Adventure, Celebrities, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 12 min read

Picking an actor for the role of young Han Solo for Solo: A Star Wars Story was one of the most contentious casting choices ever made. Solo: A Star Wars Story may boast some acting heavyweights like Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover and Woody Harrelson, but ultimately the most important cast member is the one who plays the titular character, Han Solo. American actor Alden Ehrenreich was picked…

Pacific Rim. Credit: United International Pictures

Kaiju-Jaeger hybrids and 5 other things we want to see in Pacific Rim: Uprising

Mar 22nd, 2018 Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 8 min read

Pacific Rim was every science fiction fan’s dream come true – giant robots fighting giant monsters from otherworldly dimensions as the fate of the world hung precariously in the balance. It was a grand mash-up of old monster movies, Neon Genesis Evangelion, mecha movies, Godzilla movies and virtually everything an otaku could want. There’s so much to love about Pacific Rim that its entry on…

Transformers: The Last Knight. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

7 of the most powerful Transformers in the movies

Jun 20th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 6 min read

The Transformers are probably the most powerful fictional alien race ever depicted in films (bet you forgot they were technically aliens, right?). After all, they are a race of giant shapeshifting robots with massive guns and heavy firepower, and just one of them can take out a whole platoon of soldiers. But who are the most powerful Transformers in the movies? Here’s a list of the…

Alien Covenant. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 horrible forms that Alien Convenant’s aliens can take

May 9th, 2017 Action, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

If you’ve ever watched Alien before, you’ll remember that they’re giant, virtually unstoppable creatures that are a mess of slime and bone and fluids that are clearly out of this world. Only Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) could stop them, and even so, things didn’t go all that well for her either. The problem is that the Aliens were a lot more than just that giant slimey insectoid…

If Wolverine had cancer in Logan, he would be old and ugly. Credit: Twentieth Century Fox

5 painful symptoms of aging for a mutant like Wolverine

Mar 5th, 2017 Action, Adventure, Drama, Superheroes Marcus Goh 6 min read

Logan is one of the most painful X-Men movies ever to grace the silver screen. It takes the sole member of the X-Men who can survive a nuclear explosion, the one character that is literally unkillable – and shows you that even he isn’t safe from the ravages of old age. In case you forgot, here’s Wolverine getting burnt to a crisp by an atomic…

Arrival. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 horrible mistranslations that could only happen in Singapore

Jan 12th, 2017 Action, Science Fiction, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

Singapore is a land of wonders. So many people speak so many different languages that it’s perfectly possible to have someone rattle off a sentence with three different languages in it. I mean when you order your kopi si siu dai in English, you’re also speaking Malay (kopi) and Hokkien (si siu dai). No wonder other countries marvel at our ability to code switch so…

Midnight Special. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 child stars we will never forget

Apr 20th, 2016 Arthouse, Thriller Marcus Goh 7 min read

Child actors are difficult to find and direct because of their age. Imagine memorising lines, pretending to be someone else, and having to fake emotions when everyone else is twice your height! But once in a while, you get child stars that wow us so much with their performances that we forget that they should really be going for extra tuition instead of starring in movies….

5 things a Singaporean would bring to Mars

Sep 28th, 2015 Celebrities Marcus Goh 6 min read

In The Martian, an astronaut is stranded on Mars and has to survive the harsh environment alone, but fortunately he has some essentials with him. Let’s take this scenario and give it to a Singaporean – what five essentials would a Singaporean bring on an extended, lonely journey to Mars? Barring the four critical necessities of food, water, air and WiFi, we take a look at…

Pacman eats a car in Pixels. Credit: Sony Pictures

6 retro video games we loved but could never defeat

Aug 11th, 2015 Action, Child-friendly, Comedy Marcus Goh 8 min read

Pixels is every geek’s fantasy come true – the fate of the world rests on the shoulders, or rather, arcade game skills of the two protagonists. We mere mortals could never have defeated the video games of the 80s and 90s (admit it!), so we’re in awe of the those who can. Think back to to our childhoods – have you actually seen Super Mario being…