Aladdin (Mena Massoud) meets the larger-than-life blue Genie (Will Smith) in Aladdin. Credit: Walt Disney Pictures

Your ultimate guide to asking for wishes from Aladdin’s Genie

May 23rd, 2019 Action, Adventure, Child-friendly, Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance Marcus Goh 9 min read

Aladdin is literally the greatest wish fulfilment story in the world. After all, who hasn’t had a wish that they wanted to come true? In the film, Aladdin doesn’t just get one wish – he gets three of them. While it’s clear that Aladdin hasn’t quite thought through how to maximise his wishes (and for that matter, neither does the villainous Jafar) and get the…

Collateral Beauty. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

What Singaporeans would say if we wrote letters to Love, Time, and Death

Jan 6th, 2017 Adult Themes, Drama Marcus Goh 7 min read

Death, Time, Love. Such ephemeral concepts. If we ever met these entities in person, we would no doubt treat them with respect… unless we’re Singaporeans, of course. Then we’d be asking them for discounts and trying to get some good deals from them. I mean, we’re Singaporean. Of course we’d interact with them in the most utilitarian way possible. So here’s what we’d ask them…

Suicide Squad. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 baddies who should be in Singapore’s version of the Suicide Squad

Aug 5th, 2016 Action, Comedy, Superheroes Marcus Goh 7 min read

Suicide Squad is about the eponymous team of super powered criminals who are sent on suicide missions to save the world (since they’re facing life sentences anyway). Super villain teams are always fun, especially when they have to go against their normally devious traits to save the world. So what would Singapore’s Suicide Squad look like? For one, it’ll probably be named the Si-Liao Squad, since…

Will Smith as Dr Omalu in Concussion. Credit: Golden Village

6 surprising reasons you get a headache

Jan 14th, 2016 Action, Thriller Esther Au Yong 8 min read

Don’t you just hate it when you get headaches or migraines? Well, in the movie Concussion – a 2015 American sports medical film that’s based on the 2009 GQ expose Game Brain by Jeanne Marie Laskas –  it’s quite clear that what the professional football players in the film are suffering from is more than just a headache. Dr Bennet Omalu (Will Smith), a  Nigerian…