A PASKAL soldier is a modern day knight. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 facts you may not have known about PASKAL – the special forces unit of the Royal Malaysian Navy

Oct 10th, 2018 Action, Comedy, Drama, War Marcus Goh 10 min read

If you thought that PASKAL was named after the mathematician Pascal (of Pascal’s Triangle fame) – you’d be surprised to learn the Royal Malaysian Navy’s special forces unit was named for a different reason. In fact, you’re probably surprised to find out that the Royal Malaysian Navy had a special forces unit – and that they’ve got a movie coming out about them, Paskal the…

Go all around the world with Thomas & Friends’ 2018 feature film

Aug 20th, 2018 Animation, Child-friendly, Event, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 5 min read

In this year’s Thomas & Friends full-length feature film, Thomas is going on his most epic journey ever as he leaves Sodor to fulfil his dream of seeing the world. He goes to China, South America and even Africa, where he meets a new friend, Nia, in Kenya. Want to join Thomas in this action-packed adventure? Bring your little ones to Thomas & Friends: Big…

Seng (Noah Yap) looks like he just spotted the RSM in 2359: The Haunting Hour. Credit: Golden Village Pictures

Can you make it through this list of the most “horrific” things in NS?

Aug 9th, 2018 Horror Marcus Goh 9 min read

If you’ve served your time during National Service (NS), you’ll have heard more ghost stories than in the True Singapore Ghost Stories series. The thing is – ghosts aren’t real (looks over shoulder just to check). Some of the horrific things you’ll see in NS could match the tales of 2359: The Haunting Hour. It would shake the even the steeliest soldier around. Take a look at…

Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 of the hottest anime films to catch at the cinema this summer

May 17th, 2018 Adventure, Animation, Deals & Promotions, Free Stuff, GV Exclusive Marcus Goh 15 min read

Fandoms, rejoice. Our prayers have not only been answered on the Western front with comic-book movies like Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2, but also on the Asian front with anime feature films like Detective Conan: Zero The Enforcer and Crayon Shinchan The Movie: Bakumori! Kung Fu Boys – Ramen Chaos –! Odex (the guys who have been bringing anime films to Singapore since 2000) has teamed…

Ghostland. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Insane things that actors and actresses have gone through for their craft

May 15th, 2018 Horror, Thriller Marcus Goh 14 min read

Being an actor is easy, right? Memorise a few lines (that’s why we learned spelling and dictation back in school!), show up on set, then frown/smirk/grin while delivering your dialogue. At least, that’s what Joey Tribbiani in F.R.I.E.N.D.S taught us. Then go home (or back to your trailer), Instagram some pics, and let the money roll in! Easy peasy. That’s why so many people harbour…

Yu Chau (Nick Cheung) in The Trough (低压槽). Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Movie undercover cops – why do we love them so much?

May 2nd, 2018 Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

无间道 (Infernal Affairs) made every kid want to be undercover cop when he or she grew up (although admittedly, you probably shouldn’t be watching it if you were under 13). Being an undercover cop is an equal mix of danger, glamour, heroics, and action. It takes a certain kind of person to be an undercover cop, a grizzled tough guy who secretly has a moral code…

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…

Downsizing. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Save over $30,000 if you downsize these four simple items!

Jan 13th, 2018 Celebrities, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction Marcus Goh 8 min read

The default question for almost every fast food restaurant is: “Would you like to upsize that?”. Only very few places offer a downsizing option, and they’re mainly Japanese restaurants (CoCo Ichibanya and Ramen Santouka come to mind). It’s slightly cheaper if you downsize your portions. So we at The Popping Post thought to ourselves – what if started downsizing other purchases? Everyday purchases or big…

Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

‘Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds’ is the movie version of Haw Par Villa and this is why

Jan 11th, 2018 Action, Adventure, Asian Cinema, Drama, Fantasy Marcus Goh 9 min read

Did you know that Haw Par Villa is actually operational? My editor didn’t, haw haw, and it seems that she isn’t the only one! If you were born in the 70’s or 80’s, a day trip to Haw Par Villa would have been unforgettable (to put it in an understated way). The ostensibly “educational” theme park features more than 1,000 statues in a series of…

A happy taxi driver in A Taxi Driver. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Should you be a driver-for-hire? Try our quiz!

Dec 7th, 2017 Asian Cinema, Drama, War Marcus Goh 13 min read

So the saying goes: Those who can do, do; those who can’t, teach; and those who have a driver’s licence become Grab or Uber drivers. You get to work whenever you want, wherever you want, plus potentially, your car pays for itself. Life doesn’t get much better than this, right? That’s why people are signing up in droves to be Grab and Uber drivers –…