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Female Prisoner Sigma
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Feb 24, 2017
Feb 24, 2017
  • Overall 6.5
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 6.5
  • Rewatch Value 6.5
Tem vezes que japonês acerta outra vezes não, filmes e dramas são lançados quase que diariamente, agora bons são poucos.
Female Prisoner Sigma entra na categoria dos ruins, mal produzidos e história tosca, o popular filme trash que conhecemos no ocidente, filme ruim, muito mal produzido, efeitos de computação gráfica decadentes e erros de cenários esdrúxulos, a cela de tortura é mais tosca, percebe-se que os alto falantes não tem fios e read more as paredes são visivelmente feitas de mdf e isopor. (fala sério).
O auge do fracasso fica por conta da verruga incandescente e uma agulha seinbon que mata quando cuspida pela boca a incrível velocidade de Mach 1!
Na verdade nem tudo é trash neste filme, os atores e trilha sonora até que salva um pouquinho, a Sh?ko Hamada fez bem o papel bem como o elenco como um todo.
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Deco-Truck Gal Nami IV
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Feb 24, 2017
Feb 24, 2017
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 7.5
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Fui atraído e tentado a assistir apenas por causa dos Deco-Trucks, eu gosto, Deco-Truck são caminhões customizados muito popular no Japão, o equivalente ao tuning de carros aqui no ocidente. Tinha até um jogo para Playstation que amava jogar, são quatro filmes que não são sequencias, podem ser assistidos aleatoriamente.
A historia não deixa de ser básica e comum, mas interessante, é um longa em formato de novela, algo voltado para o read more publico adulto pois tem cenas "picantes", tem erros, um deles é que dá para ver o cameramen posicionado sob a ponte, nas cenas de sexo há muito gritaria, acabando com o clima virando literalmente filme adulto, pega mal, afinal é um drama e não um filme adulto.
No geral achei razoavelmente bom, então por que não assistir, são apenas 4 filmes.
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Take Care Of My Cat
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Feb 24, 2017
Feb 24, 2017
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Take Care of My Cat is a statement to describe these three friends. These young adults are faced with reality after graduation. It tests their friendship as much as it tests them.

Each with defining personalities of their own also come to find their own places.

Yoo Tae-Hee (Doona Bae) is the peacemaker, I'm-not-ready-for-reality so she works for free at her family's business. But she longs for companionship and for connection, which read more she tries to find with from a poet with cerebral palsy whom she volunteers as a typist for.

Shin Hae-Joo is working as an office lady but without a proper degree. She seems to be dating but isn't really. A little bit full of herself, Hae-Joo longs to climb the social ladder; thus, settles for what she's thrown at.

The outcast, Seo Ji-Young is an orphan, living in a squatter with her grandparents and studying textiles—she longs for escape, to study in another country.

The cat, like these three girls, are adapting to changes—from being passed from owner to owner. Once a stray cat, it in a way, shows how they too, want to find their place somewhere.

Ultimately, the one who ends up taking care of the cat are the ones who have already found their place long before.

Take Care of My Cat is a subtle coming-of-age. It doesn't try to exaggerate nor does it try to be overly dramatic at its subject matter. There are times when it does hit the heartstrings but at times, it stays true to what it chooses to portray. If any, it's straightforward without being overly sentimental.
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Kamikaze Girls
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Feb 24, 2017
Feb 24, 2017
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
A tale of two girls. A yanki and a lolita. What an unusual combination. What a great friendship.

Set in a small, rural town that's bounded by closeness where every thing you need is right there (Jusco in this case) and every one probably knows each other. This setting represents the reality for the two leads. A reality that they wish reject.

Momoko rejects through her love for lolita fashion. It represents read more a fantasy world—a means of escape. Ichiko (real name Ichigo) rejects this through being a yanki and a member of a biker gang. It represents a different identity, even changing her name from strawberry (Ichigo) to another one as she hates it—a rejection, a means of escape. This all shows a desertion. An exile in to their own worlds by two different, almost outcast young girls.

Living in a tightly knotted community, being different sticks out. And they certainly do. But they don't like that. This unity and conformity does not approve of their different-ness. And it's this different-ness that actually brings them together.

Momoko, who sees herself as always being calm even seeing animals die, has found happiness in seeing her friend happy. She tells her friend: If it makes you happy, take it. A yanki, belonging in a gang rejects conformity and chooses to live for herself.

In a way, the comedic aspects and sometimes random parts of the film is a mockery of their reality, the one they choose to reject. It acts, in a way, the fantasy world they choose to escape to—just like Himiko and her legend, just like Roccoco.

In their wishes to escape to their own world, they give up having friends (in school/in their gang), a partner (romantically) but this desire for escape brings them instead, to each other.
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Sunny
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Feb 24, 2017
Feb 24, 2017
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Sunny is an absolute delight to watch—it's the friendship film that we all need.

In the way, the film explores the power of friendship in the most non-dramatic way possible but still tries its best to be sentimental (in a good way) and to be connected.

The flashbacks are incorporated so well with the present that it moves the narrative along in such a smooth way. Even the way the past contrasts read more with the present fall into place so perfectly. There is so much anticipation to get to know each character, to explore them and to love them. Just when you think you know how they'd turn out—you're in for a surprise.

There is comedy, there is drama, there is dancing and singing and even a tadbit of romance. In a way, the Sunny gang brings you into their world and immerse you in it. Their differences, their style, their talking, their singing and their dancing—they want you to experience it too. So screw the world, these girls create their own sub-culture and not confirming to the reality by simply—being them. And of course, their friendship is a mirror of female bonding.
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A Dirty Carnival
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Feb 24, 2017
Feb 24, 2017
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Yoo Ha finds his niche in gangster/action films and clearly knows his forte.

A Dirty Carnival has elements of competition, survival and trust.

In the game of survival, competition is tough and you cannot trust anyone.

That's Carnival's message.

When push comes to shove, people are pitted to confront their inner darkness—which eventually eats them up and destroys them.

In a way, Carnival explores this deterioration through Kim Byung-do's (wonderfully played by read more Jo In-Sung) life as a low-ranking gangster.

The dynamics of friendship, family and love for someone like him, in that profession is explored mirroring who those deemed "deviant" by society go through.

A family you have to support but is also a weakness to your job, a long-time crush who fears you because of your job and a friendship you want to trust...but for a job like this, can you really?

Carnival does well in showing parallels of the old and the new—that perhaps, human desire is eventually just never similar. Especially in this profession.

A realistic ending. Brutal fight scenes (I find myself looking away sometimes) and a heartfelt story.
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Friend
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Feb 24, 2017
Feb 24, 2017
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Friend is part coming-of-age, part gritty gangster film. Throughout the film, these two elements never fail to diminish; they're always constant.

Yet another example of how school, family and society shapes a person. How these kids get hit and slapped when they do something wrong as a punish, how parents are blamed for these actions and how they fall in society's pitfalls because of the life they're born in to and how read more they're forced to live it.

"If we went to the same middle school, I would have been in the right direction.

Competition is prevalent is a place where you have to be the best—to survive. And because of that, relationships are sacrificed.

While friendship is an overarching theme, Friend doesn't start with melodrama.

The greatest act of friendship is probably punishing yourself out of the shame and humiliation because you cannot save your friend even if you have the power.

Friend doesn't try too hard. It's straightforward, it's simple and it gets what it wants to across. Perhaps, it just drags on too much where the later part (when they have grown up) feels lopsided compared to when they were younger. Ultimately, that suffers. But the power is in portraying its characters.
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BeatRock☆Love
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Feb 23, 2017
Feb 23, 2017
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
To be 100% honest, I was not expecting this movie to be as good as it is. I was honestly surprised that both Takeru from SuG was in the lead role and Kiriyama Renn was a supporting actor. That and that fact that SCREW a real life Visual Kei (VKei) band makes a cameo in the beginning of the film.

The story is a bit bland and kinda typical for a music read more based movie. It the basic struggles of a niche, session band looking to sign a label contract and the struggles they face. Pretty readable, pretty basic, not a new thing. However the concept of only one member of a band being sought out (headhunting) is 100% accurate in the world of VKei so that was a pleasant surprise to featured and featured accurately.
I didn't care for the sub-plot romance between Aki and Nanami, it was honestly just filler for me. Otherwise, the plot is pretty solid and doesn't drag out too much.

Seeing Takeru from SuG acting here was AMAZING. He did a lot better then expected/I was led to believe by previous comments and such. It's no wonder that he ended up taking half a dozen cameo roles later on. Kiriyama Renn as support helped flesh out the cast, especially since there wasn't too much for the other characters to really develop on.

Of course, the music if you're a VKei fan is EXCELLANT. Love the sound track so much, so glad that they let Takeru sing for real.

Since it's so short, I might rewatch, might not. Watching it in 11 parts on youtube was not an easy feat. xD

Overall, if you like VKei or specifically SCREW or SuG; you should watch. If you're curious about the VKei world, this movie isn't a bad introduction to it either. For being relatively simple of a premise, it was a short easy watch for any drama fan.
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ZEDD
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Feb 23, 2017
Feb 23, 2017
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 6.5
I do not have many words to describe this experience.
Unfortunately it's not something like 'Train to Busan' and I got a little pity from my loves of Cross Gene, they struggled, I realized.
The idea of ??the movie itself sounds bizarre, music saving life of the zombies and such.
I'm not a fan of zombie movies, and that made me giggle.
But it was worth it to have seen Shin's performance read more beginning to be notched.
And Sangmin and Casper were very handsome.
It's short, so when you blink, is ended up, and it looks like the Lady Gaga's lengthy music videos with history, you know ??
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Merry Christmas
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Feb 23, 2017
Feb 23, 2017
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Antes de tudo, sim, existia sim 3D naquela época, era conhecido como VHS 3D com direito a óculos e tudo.
"Merry Christmas" um filme de 1984, coisas boas são antigas, de 80 à 00 era a melhor época, este filme é a prova, bem produzido, bem criativo, e bem legal de assistir, adorei esta comédia romântica, coitado mesmo do careca, quanta trollagem, apesar de antigo é um bom filme, diria épico, de read more positivo diria o todo, ambientação, trilha sonora, enredo e elenco, de negativo alguns valores imorais, principalmente aqueles envolvendo menor e pornografia e a indução a bebida alcoólica. Por ser de época e não haver tanta rigidez, digamos que é "aceitável".
A título de curiosidade, aquele carro do protagonista era o antecessor do popular Fiat 147, um dos primeiros modelos produzidos pela Alfa Romeo que em 1987 incorporou-se com a Fiat.
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The Commitment
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Feb 23, 2017
Feb 23, 2017
  • Overall 3.0
  • Story 5.5
  • Acting/Cast 5.5
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 3.5
Sabe quando tu junta os amiguinhos e as amiguinhas e resolve criar um filme, pois é, a mesma coisa em "The Commitment", amadorismos e mal produzido, qualquer um poderia produzi-lo ou até fazer melhor.
Historia muito fraca sem criatividade e execução péssima, atores amadores e um baita cenário tosco sem efeito.
Em meio aos defeitos temos erros de cenas, como uma ligação feita com celular desligado e pílulas brancas que no flashback read more viraram amarelas, também não vou nem comentar sobre a cena que era para ser de noite mas estava visivelmente dia e o relógio da parede entregou 16:20 da tarde.
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Bangkok Traffic Love Story
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Feb 23, 2017
Feb 23, 2017
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Acompanha comigo, óculos, notebook, câmera digital, poxa essa moça da prejuízo. (kkkkk)
Brincadeiras a parte, "Bangkok Traffic Love Story" é uma comédia romântica acima da média, gostei, recomendo, não tem algo que possa ser destacado, apenas mais um filme, um pisada na bola feia, foi a parte do retrovisor do carro, pertinho do fim rola um flashback de auto-explicação, de como foi... Mas tem nada a ver, como de fato ocorreu, tipo, read more física nenhuma conseguiria explicar um objeto 'x" aparecer numa posição "y" e pra variar nosso engenheiro de metro estava na rodovia na hora do ocorrido, aff.
Veredito final, assistam, não é todo dia que se vê uma mulher de trinta solteira, virgem e sem nenhuma habilidade de paquera.
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The Shower
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Feb 23, 2017
Feb 23, 2017
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
Um filme antigo, um drama de época, lindo e encantador, amei a atriz principal, uma história sem malícias onde apenas a inocência de duas crianças é contada.
A insignificância fica por conta do menino cair de um penhasco e não morrer, daquela altura, ao menos ossos seria quebrados.
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Girls' Generation
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Feb 23, 2017
Feb 23, 2017
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
Não, não é um filme sobre o grupo, ou será que é, descubram. (rssss)
Filme com história básica voltado para o publico teen, pros padrões da moçada jovem tá de acordo, gostei, acima da média, bonitinho e fofo, gostei do elenco e achei as meninas super fofas, os meninos também.
Ah, tem um errinho de cena sim, reparem no relógio, marca aproximadamente dezenove e trinta, a mamãe começa a falar e não read more para mais, a cena seguinte mostra o relógio movendo-se até vinte e uma horas e a mamãe lá, dando lição de moral pra filha, depois que a mãe sai de cena, no relógio no quarto da moça continua marcando aproximadamente dezenove e trinta...
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Left Ear
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Feb 23, 2017
Feb 23, 2017
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
Decepcionante. O drama é patrocinado pela Nokia, apenas pelo toque polifônico padrão dá para saber que todos celulares do filme são Nokias.
A moça tem problemas auditivos mas acho que o problema está no cérebro, tamanha pertinácia e apedeutismo.
É um filme que não agrega nenhum valor moral, é despontante, a garota fica completamente tomada pela emoção ao invés da razão.
Quem assistir por favor explique se possível, claro, aquela montoeira de read more garrafas térmicas do lado de fora da porta em pleno inverno.
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