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The Fanatic Love
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3 hours ago
3 hours ago
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
STORY: Yue Yue loves Su Yi so much that he tries to help Su Yi to win over Bai Yu. Poor Yue Yue, as he does this, you can see his heart being crushed, but he doesn't let Su Yi know this. Later they enter game that is a Virtual Reality World to put love to the test.

ACTING/CAST: They did a good job and they were cute doing it.

MUSIC: Don't read more remember.

REWATCH VALUE: It has quite a tough plot to understand in parts so a second viewing would make sense.

OVERALL: I enjoyed it. The ending is happy. If you didn't get it, watch it again.
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Boyfriend
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3 hours ago
3 hours ago
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
STORY: Two boys spend a lot of time together when one ends up working his way into sleeping over frequently. A solid friendship is built but many of their classmates think they are a BL couple. In a bid to make money off this misconception, they do a ton of publicity and fan service of their couple until one of them wants to stop because his image is being ruined and his read more family are asking hard questions.

ACTING/CAST: Super cute couple even if they aren't a couple! The acting was fine and the cast was cute.

MUSIC: OK, standard stuff.

REWATCH VALUE: I'll probably watch it once more sometime.

OVERALL: A good movie about a fake BL relationship. I wish it was a real one but it wasn't.
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I Love You As A Man: Part 2
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3 hours ago
3 hours ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
Total run-time: 3h, 21m. I saw this on YouTube, look for the HD versions, under the title Like Love 2.

STORY: This time it's really all about dealing with being a couple and families who are vehemently opposed. There are very heavy-hitting dramatic scenes in this that threaten the very existence of the couple. There are light-hearted moments also. In fact, wait until Mai Ding meets An Zi Yan's grandfather! I laughed read more so hard!

ACTING/CAST: Superb, all around. The performances by the cast that played the families was fantastic.

MUSIC: Standard music for a drama.

REWATCH VALUE: Oh yeah, gonna watch it with a friend.

OVERALL: A very satisfying continuation of the story. Don't forget to watch the outtakes! Also, these guys have a lot of fan service so check that stuff out. Also check out the Like Love shorts, He's Next to You.

TL;DR: The relationship is threatened by families on both sides, and the boys must persevere.
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The Love of Siam
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4 hours ago
4 hours ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Well, the description for this says it all so I won't repeat it.

STORY: This story isn't about BL, really. It's about broken families of two boys who became friends but moved away and met again later in life and rediscover their feelings towards each other. This story is so great but you probably will not like the ending. It made me sad for quite a while. While it is not a read more tragic in the sense of someone dying, but a realistic choice that one of the guys had to make, to put his family before himself. That's life.

ACTING/CAST: The boys were young and the older versions still young, but I felt they did a good job. They are cute together.

MUSIC: Since one is a musician, this show had some real good songs. The love song Mew sings was translated (yay!) and the lyrics melt the heart.

REWATCH VALUE: I could not watch this a second time without having a friend with me.

OVERALL: This movie has many warm and fuzzy spots as well as some soul-crushing sad spots, but I believe it was worth the ride. Don't pass this one up because of the ending. You would be missing out on a good story.

TL;DR: A great story about love, loss, family, love rediscovered, and love sacrificed. Worth the trip. Bring tissue for the tears.
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A Moment to Remember
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4 hours ago
4 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I'm fresh from watching this and I'm tired so this will probably not be too good but oh well.
Wow is all I can say, this movie surprised me so much and I'm super glad I decided to watch this. I would like to see a drama version if they ever make one. Anyway what really suprised me about this movie is that it felt fresh even though it's a pretty cliche read more story. I have been so poisoned with cliche after cliche that I just expect them at all times but this movie avoided them repeatedly which was GREAT. The chemistry is Amazing ???? it felt real the whole time and not fake. When the main characters were in pain so was I great acting and I don't feel any lose ends now that it's ended. It feels complete. I was hesitant about watching it but I'm so happy I did. WATCH IT! It's way better than wasting your time on the same ol bs.
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Irresistible Love 2
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5 hours ago
5 hours ago
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Continuation of the story about a wealthy and powerful guy who basically owns another guy.

STORY: I actually thought part 2 was a bit softer with the the master/slave dynamic. There still is a heck of a lot of possessiveness and jealousy in this. The company and family also play a big part in trying to separate Xie Yan and Shu Nian. This was more about Shu Nian fighting against all odds read more to keep Xie Yan. I really liked the continuation of the touching story from the first movie that happens between Xie Yan and Ke Luo, both orphans who were adopted by wealthy families. I rooted for their camaraderie. Sorry to say, the ending is soul crushing. You will cry. But there is great news! There is an alternate ending that is happy! Even if you hate sad endings, watch it first, then watch the happy ending.

ACTING/CAST: Very good, all played their parts naturally.

MUSIC: Typical for a drama, the Chinese vocals were not English subbed.

REWATCH VALUE: Yes, i'll watch it once more with a friend.

OVERALL: Besides the heartbreaks and tough times throughout the movie, it was worth experiencing this. The high production value, sharp cast and dialogue, made it worth the trip.

TL;DR: Shu Nian comes to realize Xie Yan is a person that he loves and has to defy all odds to keep him.
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5 hours ago
5 hours ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
A powerful and wealthy family bought a slave from an orphanage as a play thing for their kid. This is the story of them grown up.

STORY: For most of the movie I only cared about one person: Xie Yan. He is literally at the mercy of the evil people around him, including the one who owns him, Shu Nian. He faces quite a lot of hardships and injustice. The ending wasn't read more sad as much as a cliffhanger because it sets up the sequel.

ACTING/CAST: Very sharp cast, good acting. This is a quality production. There was some great chemistry here and the evil people I mentioned before did a good job at being evil.

MUSIC: Typical music for a drama. Nothing special. I don't understand Chinese vocals and the version I watched the lyrics were not translated.

REWATCH VALUE: Sure, I will watch it once more with a friend.

OVERALL: A quality program with high production value.

TL;DR: If you're OK with a story about a master/slave BL relationship, then watch this.
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6 hours ago
6 hours ago
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
An ancient supernatural being, a fairy fox, travels to the human realm and causes some mischief then develops feelings for a human man and atones for his misdeeds by saving the man and his future wife.

Total run-time: approx. 80 minutes. I saw it on YouTube, it was choppy and low rez, English subbed.

STORY: The story was somewhat interesting but also somewhat disjointed and confusing. There seemed to be big leaps read more from one part of the plot to another and I had trouble following. I was never really sure why something was happening. I could be just me not understanding Chinese mythology. I wouldn't say the ending was sad, it wasn't happy either. Nobody dies, so that's a good thing.

ACTING/CAST: The roles seemed to have been played well but I felt some of the acting was a bit wooden. They did cast a number of pretty people for this.

MUSIC: Nothing memorable.

REWATCH VALUE: Meh, saw it, know how it ends, why see it again? Moving on.

OVERALL: This reminded me a lot of 80s American Fantasy, something like Highlander. Immortal (but not really) beings in the human realm doing stuff. Some of the effects seemed the same, kinda cheesy. The BL part of the story was almost nothing more than a footnote.

TL;DR: Watch the series "My Roommate Is a Fairy Fox" instead. It's better.
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A Werewolf Boy
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1 day ago
1 day ago
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.5
Intial thoughts before watching were pretty basic: I wanted to know what the hype was. I was familiar with the leads and the story seemed quite interesting.

Story (TINY SPOILERS BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW HOW TO TALK ABOUT THIS STORY WITHOUT POINTING OUT SOME THINGS SO BE FAIRLY WARNED): I can't say I enjoyed the beginning because (SPOILER) it became a flashback story and for some reason I don't like those. I read more don't like episodes of dramas that start at the end and then rewind and I don't like movies that do it either. I enjoyed the middle, I loved the story but I didn't like the ending because (SPOILER) I didn't like him being alone. I really wanted Chul Soo to get his family and the ending goes with hating the flashback type stories.. it's just not my cup of tea. I will say the the story between the two leads left me wanting more- I wanted them together and I think that might have to do with how great Joong Ki Oppa and Bo Young Unnie sold their roles. I think the story would have been better if the ending and beginning were cut out.. sorry (not sorry)

Cast: With Park Bo Young and Song Joong Ki in it why not give it chance, right? I wasn't that impressed with Oh My Ghostess or Descendants but I did enjoy Hot Young Bloods/Strong Woman and Running Man so I decided why not. Joong Ki Oppa can act, like wow- barely any lines at all but prefect deliverance. Park Bo Young really shined, too. Their chemistry was dead on, you can really buy into what they are selling. I also like seeing her as the spunky girl, it fits her "image", I guess haha. It was funny seeing Yoo Yeon Seok as the "villain" because i have only ever seen him as the good guy in Romantic Doctor and Eighteen and Nineteen.

Music:... I have no idea.. it never bothered me so I'll say it fit well.

Rewatch: Most likely- I'll probably skip the beginning or watch certain scenes but I would recommend this to my friends and anyone else who is still debating watching or not.

Overall (any last comments): I would honestly love a remake or something without the flashbacks or for these two to star together again..
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2 days ago
2 days ago
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Two guys finally move in only to have the sister show up for an extended stay. Misunderstandings abound.

Total run-time: about 70 minutes. This is Part 2 of the Love Place series.

STORY: There's a lot more here as it's a continuation of Part 1 and because it's twice as long. Shouta is an idiot and a bit of a douche still, bumbling around misunderstanding everything and hurting people along the way read more and his boyfriend and sister are clueless that the time they spend together is hurting Shouta and of course Shouta prolonges the agony because he simply won't speak up. At least there are some touching scenes, especially that first kiss (hot) and the bathtub scene. Well, by the end of the movie, maybe Shouta grew as a person, who knows? They will probably live happily ever after. . . until Shouta's next misunderstanding. Also there is one super hilarious scene but in the back of my mind I can't help but think the actions amount to criminal assault; a joke gone too far. There is a short 10-min after-story that is tacked on. Not sure what the point was, but the two guys are hot and dressed to kill.

ACTING/CAST: The cast is very attractive, and there's very good chemistry between the 3 leads and they performed well.

MUSIC: Uh, there is one song in this that is decent but the rest of it seems like porno quality.

REWATCH: Sure, i'll watch it again with a friend.

TL;DR: Standard BL movie complete with a sulky lead who misunderstands everything while causing as much emotional damage as possible to those who love him.
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  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
A love triangle between a guy and his supposed "girlfriend" and another guy who is his "boyfriend."

Total run-time: about 38 minutes.

STORY: This is the super common trope of the girlfriend being the third wheel. Other than that, the story is rather short and there's a lot of scenes with no dialog even though enough is said by the activity and body language. At least there is no tragic ending; everyone read more survives this film.

ACTING/CAST: I really liked the girlfriend's part. I think she played it well. The other two actors were decent though this film was really too short for any real character development.

MUSIC: The main song of this was quite good. I really liked it. It poetically summed up the whole movie in one song. I'm going to listen to it again.

REWATCH VALUE: Not enough here to really want to see it again.

TL;DR: Short story with a tired out trope of a guy who strings along his "girlfriend" as he really wants to date another guy.
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The Gifted Hands
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3 days ago
3 days ago
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
This movie is no doubt a great thriller. It gets your heart pumping and your palms sweating. This movie keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time. So why didn't I give it a higher rating? The plot and cast did a great job of delivering a supernatural, crime story, but there where multiple parts where I found myself confused because of the behavior of the characters or unanswered read more questions.

Plot~
Overall I loved the plot! If I had to rate the beginning I would give it a 10. My rating only started to drop once they introduced certain people, and certain events happened. By the end my score was a 7-7.5. The ending felt unsatisfying. There were certain characters introduced earlier on that just disappeared. We have no idea what happened to them. The only person we see at the ending is 1 of the main characters. Basically other than him we have no idea what happened to every one else. They left a lot of things up in the air. This is the part that bothered me.


Characters~
Kim Kang Woo did a great job portraying his character, but sometimes I wanted to smack the crap out of him. For a cop he lacked common sense. Some of the things he did were questionable, and at certain times I was sure he idiot. He lets his emotions drive him a LOT, and for a man who has been a cop for years, that made me wonder. How has he survived this long? Kim Bum looked very dark, and very cute in his role! The only complaint I had is that for a guy who's always bleeding and coughing up blood he never goes to the hospital. The other characters such as the other detectives, and Kang Woo's superiors got on my nerves. They didn't act according to their job title, and they were always looking for ways to push the blame, and not accept responsibility. As first I thought they were relatable, but after a while I became confused. How can I relate to men that obviously don't know how to do their job? And who would go to these guys for help? All they care is about themselves!


Overall~
Would I re-watch this? No. It was good, but it was definitely a one-time watch. This is one of those movies where the suspense plays a big part. After you've watched it, it just doesn't have the same feeling.
Would I recommend this? Yes! It's a great movie, and I think anybody that enjoys thrillers or detective movies would agree that this is one of the best. I wish they had ended it better and given more detail but overall it was an enjoyable watch.

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  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
This drama was just a bit strange for my tastes - however, that seriously might have been because it had bad subtitles. I'm not sure - I mean most of the drama I understood perfectly. But towards the end, I started losing track of things. I genuinely couldn't tell if my subtitles were weird (the sentences made sense) or the drama itself just got too plot-holey.

I'd say the first 1/2 of read more the film is really excellent. Lots of underground adventure - tombs, monsters, evil traps, etc. Then, the last 1/2 was vaguely understandable and cool. I mean, I understand what happened in the end - I'm just not quite sure about all the pieces and why things worked that way. Maybe it's just me?

Plenty of suspense and action. NOT however really much about tomb raiders at all. To me, the description was really misleading

My plot would be something like:

The 1900s were a time of discovery and new insight into the ancient past as more and more secrets are dug up from the ancient tombs. But sometimes one can dig too deep. When Hu Ba Yi steps up to explore a mysterious occurrence deep underneath the Kunlun Mountains, he could never have predicted the adventure that awaits him. In a desperate battle to save humanity from an ancient evil long buried, Hu Ba Yi and his friends will have to unravel the mystery behind what happened in the past and how to prevent it from repeating itself in the future.

To be honest, this was more of a mixture between some sort of 30% "lost world" / "Jurrasic Park" and 50% "Riddick" and 20% an Indiana Jones movie. It's got tombs and supernatural stuff and all that. Which was awesome - It really wasn't about tomb raiders or tomb raiding. Definitely no buried treasures and Certainly not comparable or similar to The Lost Tomb, Mystic Nine or the other dramas supposedly based on this book series.

Still a lot of historical background, mythology, action, and cool "underground" scenes. I'm not saying don't watch it, it's got merit on its own for what it is - just know the description doesn't really fit. The Candle in the Tomb, this is not. It wasn't meant to be - so I'm not sure why it is described like that.
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First Love
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3 days ago
3 days ago
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.5
I watched Hatsukoi because of its interesting setup. Well, I was actually interested because Keisuke Koide is a fave of mine and he's actually a lead in this movie(a love interest too). But the 300 million robbery really seemed like it would be thrilling. A good heist movie is always fun.

(SOME SPOILERS MAYBE PROBABLY)


I actually liked the movie a lot(beyond seeing Koide get quite a lot of screentime lol). But read more I can't really call it a good movie.

See, Hatsukoi felt like someone having an identity crisis. The plot made it seem like it would be a thrilling heist movie. But then the title screams romance. It also seemed like it would sorta be about confused youth. The movie is as indecisive as I am lols.

I think I liked it for the cast but the story fell flat. The robbery was based on real events so I can't really complain about it(but i still will haha). It felt too easy and the stakes weren't so high. And the romance.. err, didn't feel very romanc-y. I kinda liked it for that but I kind of feel like it might have not been more than platonic. I did want them to be together but their 'love' felt forced especially the letter at the end. The relationships of the club members weren't really developed. I hoped for more especially with the siblings but there wasn't much.

Overall, I felt like the movie wanted and tried to be many different things(but sorta failed). I failed to connect with it and I didn't really care for the characters. It was enjoyable and I don't regret watching but not something I would watch again or recommend highly.
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The King
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3 days ago
3 days ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
If you like the exploration into corruption of power within people you're going to love this film.

This was a very interesting film, it explores what happens to corrupted people and consequences made to those people, however, the main protagonist Tae-soo (Played by Jo In sung) contrasts from other corrupted characters you see in other movies and dramas.

This movie is definitely original and well created, it'll give you all different kinds read more of emotions (if you get emotional throughout good films/dramas like me)

Also, Doo il (Played by Ryu Jun yeol) d a m n b oi, he looks fine af as a gangster, if you're a fan of Ryu Jun yeol you'll be sitting there waiting for him to come on scene because daMN.

I highly recommend this film, it's hard to talk about it without giving away spoilers but you won't be disappointed, this is a great film.
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