Tomb Raider. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

[Giveaway inside] Why hasn’t Lara Croft been Time’s Person of the Year yet?

Mar 11th, 2018 Action, Adventure Marcus Goh 11 min read

If you’re staunch fan of a video games and Time Magazine, you’ll have pondered this question for a very, very long time. Why hasn’t Lara Croft been Person of the Year on Time magazine yet? I mean, even Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler have graced the covers of Time as the Person of the Year (2016 and 1938), respectively – surely a more positive influence…

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…