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Wrestling Comes to Town with WRESTLING WORLD 2016 IN SINGAPORE

WRESTLING WORLD 2016 IN SINGAPORE Yujiro Takahashi and Kenny Omega vs YOSHI-HASHI and Kazuchika Okada

“This Is Awesome” chants fills Hall B, Sands Expo and Convention Centre as the stars from New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) battle it out in the square circle at WRESTLING WORLD 2016 IN SINGAPORE. Loud Slaps to Chests, Clothesline and Body Slams plus an incredible Drop Kick were on the menu as Singaporean fans finally got to see a full wrestling …

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Doctor Strange Review

Daring is the word I would use to describe this film. At first I thought Thor was the most daring but Doctor Strange will probably surpass that. Benedict Cumberbatch has already proven that he was born to play the role just by looking at photos of him in costume. Just how amazing is this latest offering from Marvel? Let’s find …

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cobie Smulders

Our babe of the month stars in the action thriller Jack Reacher: Never Go Back but we remember her as Robin from How I met your mother. Well here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about the Canadian actress. 1. Her real name is Jacoba Francisca Very nice name, slightly exotic even. But Cobie just sounds so much cuter …

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Review

I have to admit that it took me a while before I watched the first film. And this coming from a Tom Cruise fan. After watching it though I felt there was so much potential for a franchise so naturally I was quite excited to learn about a sequel. Plus the fight sequences in this movie is perfect for a …

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5 Epic Cosplayers You Saw at GameStart 2016

GameStart 2016 Cosplayers Deadpool

For this article, I challenge myself to not include any of the prize winners of the cosplay runway. Not that it’s much of a challenge. It was always amazing to see cosplayers strutting their stuff at local events, and Gamestart was not an exception. 1. Mini-Mercy from Overwatch There are beautiful cosplayers, there are awesome cosplayers, there are cute cosplayers, …

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Interview with Cosplayer Okageo

GameStart 2016 Cosplay Guest Okageo Interview

Cosplaying since 2008, Okageo has been invited to judge at cosplay contest around the world including a World Cosplay Summit preliminary. He has also worked with Crunchyroll, Elsword and Nerdblock to promote games and anime products, and also starred in “Call to Cosplay”. Recently in Singapore as one of the Cosplay Guest for GameStart 2016, Kenneth Wong speaks to the …

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Microsoft at GameStart 2016

GameStart 2016 Microsoft Xbox One Booth

The Big Green Monster cometh In the previous GameStart, Sony had dominated the convention with their colossal presence (they had a two story booth filled with giant screens and game consoles) and the noticeable absence of their genre contemporary Microsoft. Well… this year Sony dominance was finally challenged. For the first time in GameStart history, the mean & green machine …

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The Accountant Review

Funny man Shaun T. who is the producer of ONE FM 91.3’s #1 Breakfast Show with Glenn Ong and The Flying Dutchman, guest writes for us this week. He’s mad about action movies so we decided to have him check out the latest offering from Ben Affleck, The Accountant. The Plot Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a math savant with …

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Level Up GameStart 2016!

GameStart 2016 Main Stage

Back for round 3, GameStart 2016 continues the aim to be South-East Asia’s Premier gaming event. Held at the Suntec Convention Centre Halls 405 and 406, Kenneth Wong explores the gaming event that is set to bring back favorites as well as new and exciting content for everyone. Welcome Microsoft to the Game A name that has been missing the …

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Pugoffka: Before/Behind the Lens

STGCC 2016 Cosplay Guest Pugoffka Interview 01

Pugoffka is well known in the cosplay community for her beautiful cosplays and dramatic photos. This STGCC, our writer had the chance to talk to her and gather some insights on how she can navigate the dual identity of a cosplayer and a photographer, and keep herself out of trouble. You once mentioned in an online interview that you really …

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The Magnificent Seven Review

Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ and Columbia Pictures’ The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople, led by Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett), employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel …

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Pretty Awesome conversation with Emma Rios

STGCC 2016 Interview Emma Rios

An Indie darling, Emma Rios started her journey into comics by doing short stories for fanzines, books and even self-publishing her own series “APB”; all while she working as an architect. A job offer from Boom! Studios in 2008 to work on HEXED allowed her to quit her day job and focus on comic artistry full-time. Now… Emma Rios is …

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The Hans + The Kenny – A conversation with Stephanie Hans

Stephanie Hans is an illustrator from France whose artistic style seamlessly blends classical painting styles with modern comic sensibilities; soft color shades accompanied by thin hard lines, her work can only be described as… Ethereal. Hans is most well-known for her work on the cover of Marvel’s Angela Queen of Hel and the Storm solo series. Despite the popularity of …

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The Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2016 Report

STGCC 2016 XM Studios Spiderman

Back again for another year and still going strong is the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2016. Always one that will get the entire POPCulture Online team excited due to its strong connection to the birth of POPCulture Online about 6 years ago, you can count on everyone putting in extra preparation time to cover the event. The …

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The Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2016 Media Preview

STGCC 2016 Media Preview Group Shot

As with previous years, the media preview for this year’s Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2016 was held on the Thursday before the event itself. Held at Suntec City’s Sky Garden at the cosy Terra, members of the media were given a preview of what to expect at STGCC 2016. Starting off the media preview, assistant project director …

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