Ode to my Father Korean Movie Review

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This is a brother, a son, and a husband’s journey in giving out all he has for his family. A very endearing and touching film about a man’s sacrifices in his dream to fulfill his promise to his father.

Ode To My Father 2015 (wljack_com) Malaysia

In present day Korea, a hot tempered grandpa refuses to sell an old store he was tending against the push he’s getting from his fellow store owners and his children who can well provide for him and his wife.

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Spending time with his granddaughter he went a trip down the memory lane and look back to his life in the past. Forced to evacuate their hometown, Yoo Duk-soo and his family painstakingly walked their way to chance upon boarding a ship to escape the 1950 Korean war. He held on to his younger sister but climbing on the ship he lost his sister when a stranger pulled her down while she was on his back. His father went back to search for her as the hurrying ship departed from the port leaving Duk-soo a promise to take care of his mother and younger siblings. They reached his aunt’s house in Busan and has worked odd jobs to support the family. KEEP ON READING !

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Doctors

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Yoo Hye-jeong (Park Shin-hye) was a tough bully in school with a prickly personality and always goes wayward. She had many scars from her childhood and through self-preservation, Hye-jung keeps her heart shut away from other people. However, she changes after meeting her mentor Hong Ji-hong (Kim Rae-won), who plays a key role in transforming her life from a helpless gangster to a compassionate doctor

1 Night 2 Days

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CURRENT CAST: Cha Tae Hyun, Kim Jong Min, Jung Joon Young, Defcon, Kim Joon Ho, Yoon Shi Yoon

South Korea takes pride on interesting and fun variety shows developed over the years. The more fun and engaging, a show would be, the more years it will stay airing on television.

1 Night 2 Days is a KBS Sunday variety program showcasing the beauty of South Korean peninsula. It is an impromptu acting for the celebrity actors on the games and missions prepared by the production team. If you have plans visiting hallyu-land in the future and you want to deviate from the usual google search results for tourist destinations, this show will take you to the most beautiful places of authentic Korean culture. For a travel show it’s a fun watch because of the vibrant members who make each trip memorable. The members play games for their food and sleeping arrangement. What I like most about this variety show is how you see the celebrities’ commitment on the show. They don’t care what task they will have, even if they will suffer or will look dumb, they will go with the production flow.
If you can get to the earlier seasons, it will be even nicer, but you may start your traveling with these rowdy hyungs on Season 3. -jediprincess

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Beautiful Mind

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A medical mystery drama about a psychopath genius neurosurgeon. The female lead (Park So Dam) will be a detective in the violent crimes division. Meanwhile, Lee Young Oh (Jang Hyuk) is a male cardio-thoracic surgeon who becomes a new assistant professor at the hospital. The drama promises to shed the usual medical procedural framework and will tell a mysterious story about “someone who kills, someone who saves, someone who chases, and someone who’s chased.”

Miss Granny (2014) Movie Review

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Review by: Imfaerae

The main plot of this movie follows Oh Mal-soon, a grandmother who is switched into the body of her younger self and experiences her youth again. The story revolves around her opportunity to do something she loved but had to give up when she had a child at a young age. For me, the film also poses an interesting question. Would you make the same choices in life if you could do it all over again? It’s a premise I’ve seen before but it was still entertaining.

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I thought the movie was going to be more of a romantic comedy but the romance elements felt like an afterthought. If you are looking for a true romantic movie, this isn’t it. This is a dramatic comedy with heartwarming and sincere moments. Miss Granny shines more as a film about family relationships. One of the things I enjoy about Korean films and dramas is the often heavy focus on family.  KEEP ON READING !!

Dear Translator

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This drama depicts the love story of a French Language Master’s graduate, Qiao Fei, who under the tutelage and guidance of ‘Translation/Interpretation Genius’, Cheng Jia Yang, becomes a high level translator/interpreter. The two of them are bickering opposites who grow to become lovers who support one another.

38 Task Force

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A special task force will mix cops and criminals in order to catch bad guys, but this time the good-bad guys will be con artists who use their skills of fraud and deception in order to help catch tax evaders.

The Thieves (2012) Movie Review

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By TonyD

The Thieves is a South Korean heist film directed by Choi Dong-Hoon, One of the first things i noticed was the amazing cast line up from the stunning dream team of  ‘Jun Ji-hyun’ and ‘Kim Soo-hyun’  to the Seasoned actress Kim Hae-sook who we have seen in many recent K-Dramas in 2014.

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The synopsis of this film attracted me the most, who doesn’t love the thrill of a heist movie mixed with intrigue and substance coupled with great looking actors. Obviously being good looking isn’t everything and you have to be able to act, but with this cast line up, that wasn’t even an issue.  KEEP ON READING !

Snowpiercer (2013) Movie Review

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By TonyD

Snowpiercer is loosely based on the French graphic novel “La Transperceneige,” directed by Joon Ho-Bong, and with his earlier directions of the well know Korean monster flick “The Host”, This unique science fiction film Snowpiercer suspiciously felt like a really bad B-movie with a not so thrilling synopsis, so to boot i was going in to this film with no expectations.

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The movie begins and low and behold, my expectations were thrown out of the window literally. As the film picks up pace right from the get go, with such a short prologue at the beginning not allot is said, but enough is understood to launch this film off in to an unexpected realm of Visceral Action and an almost dystopian society resembling something from the far reaches of your mind. KEEP ON READING !