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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Check It Out Yo!! Review

May 3, 2008

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“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


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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


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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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His Last Gift Review

April 8, 2008

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By Kim Young-Jun, the director who brought you the epic martial arts movie, comes a touching drama about the unconditional love that two men have for their daughter. This is a Korean drama about a man serving a life sentence for murder is given ten-days leave to be with his daughter who has contracted a rare illness and is in desperate need of a liver transplant.

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CJ7 Review

April 5, 2008

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CJ7 is Stephen Chow’s 2008 movie about a poor man, his son, and an alien. A heartwarming story about the effort the father puts towards giving his son a good life and especially a good education, even if it means that he has to starve. However their life change when the father finds a new “toy” for his son.
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