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[Movie] Kingdom

Despite the number of period dramas/movies i’ve watched and enjoyed so far, ancient war is still one of my least favorite genres. In a sense that i won’t be enticed to check them out unless i really like the cast or the premise sounds different and genuinely interesting. I also fare better with sageuk than jidaigeki mainly due to the former’s visuals; in fact, i can probably count the number of period Japanese shows i’ve finished in one hand. Likewise, Kingdom wouldn’t be on my radar if Yamaken wasn’t the lead and its teasers/trailers weren’t everywhere long before the film’s premiere. Continue reading “[Movie] Kingdom”

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[Movie] Parasite

Parasite is one of the highly buzzed and critically acclaimed movies of 2019. And while such movies are usually either not my cup of tea or not as great as everybody lauds them to be, i daresay that Parasite deserves all the praises it’s garnered. Continue reading “[Movie] Parasite”

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[Movie] Big Brother

School dramas with toxic environment, student bullies, evil tiger parents, and helpless teachers… i’m so done with those. But problematic kids being put in place or ultimately fixed by eccentric teachers… that i’m kinda a sucker for lately. Which is what drew me to watch Big Brother (Dai Si Hing) for my recent in-flight entertainment, even if i hadn’t watched any Chinese shows in a re~ally long time. And it didn’t disappoint, for the most part. Continue reading “[Movie] Big Brother”

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[Movie] Midnight Runners

I don’t know why i put Midnight Runners on the back burner for this long. I was aware of it when it was out and i like both leading actors. So it’s probably the premise, which looks like yet another cop movie. However, it turns out to be quite unexpected.

Well, the plot is quite typical, but 1) it is an action comedy, and 2) it’s technically not a cop movie as both leads are still cadets. Continue reading “[Movie] Midnight Runners”

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[Movie] Smallfoot

Animated movies may be targeted at young audience, but the (social) issues and intended messages are probably catered to the older audience. Which is a good thing because i love watching animations and oftentimes prefer them to live actions due to simple yet effective plot, engaging visual, satisfying conclusion, and straightforward takeaway.

Smallfoot does a great job checking off those points, which is no small feat considering the ‘big’ issues it tackles: Continue reading “[Movie] Smallfoot”

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[Movie] The Beauty Inside

The Beauty Inside drama has an interesting setup that calls for a lot of cameos, which is the thing that amuses me the most, since the plot moves rather slowly for my liking. I then discovered that it is a remake of the 2015 film and figured watching a two-hour movie is a better option than a 16-hour series, especially when there are a lot of dramas premiering this month to check out.

Shortly into the movie, however, i realized that the two aren’t the same. They share the same concept but with different storyline, that the drama is actually a spin-off rather than a remake. So you can safely watch both of them without being spoiled of the major plot points, i guess? Continue reading “[Movie] The Beauty Inside”