Busan (City of Fathers) Review

February 14, 2010

EXCERPT:
An action drama by Park Ji-won-I about a gambling street thug, Kang-su, who is always on the run from loan sharks. But when his young son Jong-chul is diagnosed with kidney cancer, he tries to be a real parent for the first time and seeks out Jong-chul’s biological father, Tae-suk. Tae-suk, however, refuses to help. What will become of Jong-chul?

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Miracle of a Giving Fool (Ba:Bo) Review

May 5, 2009

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EXCERPT

A simple, moving film about the effect a young man, with the mind of a six year old, has on a number of people around him.  Based on the web-comic of the same name by Kang Pool (Kang Do-Young) and Directed by Kim Jeong-Kwon, this heart-warming, 2008 South Korean comedy-drama is sure to bring some tears to your eyes as well as a smile to your face. Seung-Ryong is a very simple man who focuses on the two most important things in his life: his little sister and his first love. However when those close to him begin to face hardships, it seems that Seung-Ryong may be the only one to set things right.

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The Great Happiness Space – Tale of an Osaka Love Thief Review

December 31, 2008


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EXCERPT:

Simply put, the job of a host is to sell dreams.The Great Happiness Space: Tale of an Osaka Love Thief is a 2006 documentary directed and produced by Jake Clennell, depicting the lives of individuals associated with, what is known in Japan as, host clubs.  What exactly is a host club?  This documentary will provide understanding through first hand encounters with the clubs as well as the people who frequent there. A tag line for the documentary: a cold-eyed study of love for sale.


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Addition of Voting Polls to the Site

June 8, 2008

Hey Guys,

Been a while, apologies for the lack of updates, hopefully by the next couple of weeks I’ll get some reviews up. I decided to add some polls to the site, for fun as well as to get you guys to share your opinions with each other.
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Check It Out Yo!! Review

May 3, 2008

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EXCERPT:

“Check it Out, Yo!” a Japanese teen comedy about three high school friends, Tetsuo, Tamashiro and Akira, who are inspired to form a hip-hop group by a concert, who thanks to their Tom-Boy friend, Yui, they recently attended. But with only two weeks till their gig, will they be able to make their dreams a reality?

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Yellow Tears Review

April 26, 2008


EXCERPT:

Directed by Isshin Inudou, Yellow Tears (Kiiroi Namida) is a 2007 Japanese film based on a manga by Shinji Nagashima about the pursuit of dreams of five friends. The five members of J-pop band Arashi star as young men living in Tokyo in the summer of 1963 who have decided to spend the next few months focusing completely on their goals until they become successful in their respective crafts. But surely life can’t be that simple right?

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Baghban Review

April 18, 2008


EXCERPT:

Can you depend on your family? Raj Malhotra and wife Pooja have four sons who have settled down professionally and are quite independent. However, when Raj Malhotra decides to retire in order to spend time with his children, none of then want to be burdened with the responsibility of looking after them. The sons devise a plan which they believe will let their parents down easy, but when it backfires the parents end up going different ways in order to please their children’s so called good intentions. Will the children be able to realize their mistakes before it’s too late?

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