Oh My Venus
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5 hours ago
5 hours ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I've been meaning to write a review for this one for awhile now so here we go.

I really thoroughly enjoyed this drama. While there were predictable plot lines, what I enjoyed the most were all of the character's personalities, particularly both of the main leads'. I give major credit to all the actors on the show for portraying their characters so well. The chemistry was also really great and there were read more so many cute and adorable scenes! (Not just with the main two leads but with their other two friends)

Like with all dramas, there were a few flaws, but I loved how this drama wasn't trying to be anything more than what it was. It had a pretty obvious message and it did justice to that message. I was really inspired throughout it.

I definitely recommend it if you feel like watching something that's fun, yet really inspiring.
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One Smile is Very Alluring
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8 hours ago
8 hours ago
  • Overall 6.5
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
THIS REVIEW IS ONLY BASED ON THIS MOVIE, NOT THAT OF THE ORIGINAL WORK.

***SPOILER ALERT***SPOILER ALERT***
[If you haven't read the novel, watched the TV drama version, and know nothing of the plot and do not want it spoiled for you, then read no further... if that's not you OR you don't care, read on....]

I'm not gonna break my review down by sections. My review is a juxtaposition of the read more others and how I felt it compared:

The consolidation of scenes, characters, and information in the movie version was interesting. Not horrible, but definitely not 100% true to the original story. Zhen Shao Xiang's personality being consolidated into a combo of him and Cao Guang was kind of abrupt for me. Or KO being the manager of the internet cafe?? Wasn't expecting that. ..putting Hao Mei and KO's story as filler while rolling the credits was kind of dumb. Without "context" you missed the significance of that and it just became some kind of embarrassing moment for Hao Mei. ..frankly, I think they came at this project with the idea that everyone had either read the novel or watched the TV version. There's so much missing that without knowing anything, this movie would feel incomplete.

This Wei Wei is more outgoing than she's supposed to be. That's the aspect of her character that's really important in her connection with Xiao Nai. She's pure, innocent, shy, humble, and doesn't like to draw attention to herself. In this version, she's really not that way at all. She's much more extrovert and dominant, no where near passive. If you like her better this way, it's simply personal preference, but it's not the true character of her as written in the novel. And just as this Wei Wei is more extroverted, and not so shy, this Xiao Nai is a bit more emo and less hard-to-read, badass, cutthroat who was always 2 steps ahead of everyone else.

...and bottom line, what I really want to say, the BROMANCE and the relationship between him and his "brothers" and Wei Wei was really, really, REALLY, really lacking for me int this movie version. For me, that was as important if not MORE important than the romance between Xiao Nai and Wei Wei. I loved the whole "family" feel and it just enhanced their romance all the more. In this version, I just felt wanting; I felt lacking; I was waiting for there to be more of a close feeling with Wei Wei and the "brothers" but, more than half way through they barely had anything to say to each other. It was sad.

The ending was beyond rushed. Not only did they really let us down with anytime with the "brothers" but the whole 2nd part about their company and Wei Wei and Xiao Nai becoming closer to the point of marriage was basically completely skipped over. Not fulfilling for me at all.

My Best Fangirl Moment:
~At 1:32:00, when the Chinese League of Legends team, Invictus Gaming [IG] gets interviewed by Panda TV about the "Young" company of Xiao Nai. Rookie introduces himself and the team. Rookie is one of those South Korean players that the Chinese spent loads of money to transfer to China to play. Then, from left to right, you have Zzitai[top], Kitties[support], Rain[ADC] and another South Korean player, ending with Kid [jgl]... that means obviously that Rookie is IG's midlaner.... I just simply loved this little moment in time!!
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W
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8 hours ago
8 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I'm crying my eyes out. Maybe I should have held off on watching the last episode a bit longer. Dear me. Now, it's finally over for me. I truly didn't want it to end. OMG! >w<

One can never have the best of both worlds. There are always choices we have to make. Sometimes choices can be hard and impossible, but we can't run from them all the time. Because of those read more choices we make, whether it's good or bad, we have to live with them and those same choices determine the outcome of our lives.

I can't describe how much I love this drama. The concept was unique. It was very different from the typical norm of Kdramas. The plot, the characters, everything. I love the twists and turns. It was very unpredictable and I loved that about the drama. The twists were unexpected so it was hard to predict what would happen next. Every single character had an important role to play. The actors did phenomenal to make the story believable even though it had delved into supernatural aspect.
I had 4 endings in mind and the writers went with one of them. TBH, if the writers went with a sad, happy or an unconventional ending, I wouldn't have mind at all, since the drama started out with it being unusual.
I'd love to go into more details but that would be considered a spoiler~ Sorry ^.~

The music was ok. There were some songs that I liked that were stuck in my head. ^^

I'll definitely rewatch this again, no doubt about that. :D

I feel like I understood why W ended the way it did. But I wonder what it would be like with alternate endings...?
I was psyched every week for new episodes and every week, let me feeling crazy because the previews left you feeling helpless and you didn't know what would happen. The hype was real. I guess for most people who were watching the drama weekly like I was, were so intrigued and was enjoying W to the max! The ending really did decide if it would continue to be a 10 or be rated lower.
Give W – Two Worlds a chance. This drama is one of a kind and in a league of it's own to me. It might be the same for you. ^^
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Age of Youth
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8 hours ago
8 hours ago
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
WARNING: SPOILER!!!

Disclaimer: If you like very melodramatic and fast-paced dramas, this might not be your cup of tea. Still, give this a try!

This is a feel-good drama that develops each character into a relatable friend. The beauty of slower paced dramas is that you feel as if you're growing with the characters. You grow with the small little details that occur in their day, and most of all, the situations read more each character encounter are generally realistic. Unlike melodramas which have an unrealistic and overdramatic storyline (don't get me wrong, I like them), Age of Youth will find a special place in you. I really like that all five main characters were equally stressed in the storyline; regular dramas seem to only focus on two or three characters max, so this was a nice relief.

If I could change just one thing in this drama, it would be to extend the last episode or add a few more episodes showing how their characters developed a decade into the future. There was this one scene where the five girls were sitting at the kitchen table talking about how they envisioned their lives to be in ten years. How beautiful would it have been seeing a sisterhood reunited years after separation and growth?
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Uncontrollably Fond
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10 hours ago
10 hours ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
Basically the story is pretty nice, is not the most original one but has good flow. The only thing I personally add about it is that in some point, there's too many problems or situation that you tend to be desperate as how is going to turn out (precisely for Shin Joon Yeong's condition -Kim Woo Bin-)

About acting skills, most of characters are well developed, even Noh Eul (Suzy). Some people read more seem to criticise her acting skills but Suzy's character is not as demanding in script as Kim Woo Bin's character (although they have both tragic backgrounds)

In the matter of music I loved it. It has a good selection and is very recognisable when you hear it.

About watching it again.. NO. I was really tormented, the story is indeed a huge pile of problems and excruciating moments that I don't want to suffer again. I totally recommend this drama but watch it through only once.

Most of people are very severe with this drama because of the ending. It's not what the majority wanted it to be and I believe it's also the reason why Kim Woo Bin came forward apologising for his choice in doing this drama (which I don't see why he has to, really. I didn't want it to happen either but you deal with it)
I loved the drama.
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Memories of Matsuko
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14 hours ago
14 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
A beautiful psychedelic tragic comedy is the memories of Matsuko .
This movie is smart innovate, gave me requiem for a dream feels mixed with momento flashes .
I was hooked after 5 minutes.
The story of a young man who is given a task by his dad to go clean up a dirty apartment of his deceased aunt Matsuko.
We watch the movie through Eita's eyes as he cleans his aunts read more apartment and discover her true identity.
With great comical scenes and depressive nature of the movie it covers a huge part of Japanese society of what was it and how much changed through the years.
As you see Matsukos braveness through out you start cheering for her even though you already know at the starting of the movie she is dead, this movie covers a lot of themes in Japan from yakuza to AV idols to perfect housewives and many more with on going amazing music scores this is a masterpiece.
I think it's the first time a movie made me laugh and cry in 5 seconds intervals, a true gem is found.
highly recommended it's perfect.
I'm still in shock just wow.
http://dramanice.eu/memories-of-matsuko/watch-memories-of-matsuko-episode-1-online
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Karn La Krang Neung…Nai Hua Jai
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16 hours ago
16 hours ago
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
Its a wonderful lakorn
Fahsai is incredibly cute. I fell in-love with her character.
Daniel is handsome and dangerous. Together they look beautiful.
I wish this lakorn was longer
I never skipped any parts.
LOVED the show.
But...


The only reason this lakorn is completely unbelievable
firstly fahsai is dating P'itt for 10 years and she after meet Daniel two days is completely in love with him
Am i the only one read more that found it weird that for a shot person Daniel did not show much emotion but I kind of understood him he was supposed to be this cold hearted Mafia leader but still pain is pain
another thing the episodes were rushed necessary character development for anyone but Fahsai was not included.
Daniel needed a good ass whooping.
We are never told wether daniel is in love with botan or Fahsai her shadow. Daniel never gave botan up the way he was ready to give Fahsai up to chen ming
He never fought for his love.
Daniel was a cold character but i guess it came with his character.
ChenMing was adorable his dimple made me all warm inside.
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Big
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21 hours ago
21 hours ago
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
I really liked this drama! I think the cast was amazing. Gong Yoo acting like he was 18 was really good and fun to watch. The main actress didn't fall in love right away which was good and different. I really recommend this drama. HOWEVER! The ending... Gee, I can't even comment on that. It would be great if it had had two more episodes or something. The ending was awful.
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Days of Being Wild
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23 hours ago
23 hours ago
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I've finally completed Wong Kar-wai's &amp;quot;Informal Trilogy&amp;quot; in such a weird sequence: In the Mood for Love, 2046 and now Days of Being Wild.

If I've said that In The Mood for Love will make you feel exactly just that and 2046 would make you in the mood for heartbreaks then Days of Being Wild will give you the mood to be just that—wild.

Days of Being Wild is only Kar-wai's second read more film and it both shows his infancy but also how he shaped his identity as a director as well as his characters, some of which have regularly appeared throughout the Informal Trilogy.

Leslie Cheung plays the young and charismatic but emotionally unstable, York who is a womanizer. Cheung, whom I have seen in Happy Together with Tony Leung is really a charismatic character. He embodies a sexiness that's untamed and draws you in as a viewer. It's no wonder that two of his flames are so madly in love with him. Much like in his character in said film, Cheung here is also on the verge of self-destruction further heightened by his familial identity.

But Kar-wai doesn't just focus on Cheung. He also gives us Maggie Cheung's Su Li Shen, Carina Lau's Mimi and to an extent, Andy Lau's Tide perspectives—all of whom are grappled with their own frustrations that ultimately involves York. It's York's own biological identity that shapes his relationship with women and eventually, how he lives. He is damaged but it is not romanticized. Kar-wai isn't a pessimist, he is just showing rawness.

Kar-wai traits also plague the screen: cramped spaces that seem to emit suffocation, unusual angles highlighting the characters and their interactions, dark and damp and nostalgic setting—all embody Kar-wai's consistency as a director and how his filmmaking drives his story as much as character even if it's lack of a strong plot.

There is so much tension in this film, so much dramatic build-up and so much longing. How much does Li Shen long for York? How much does Mimi long for York? How much does York long for his mother? How much does Tide long for Li Shen? Each minute is made with beauty, each glimpse, each touch feels like it's consuming you. Just like Li Shen and York's memorable 1 minute, Days of Being Wild has been another memorable beauty of a film.

This film, itself, is about identity. Who is York to his biological parents? Who is Li Shen without York? Who is Mimi when she is not Mimi? Who is Tide as a sailor? Every fleeting seconds matter in discovering who we are and how each person in our life shape us.
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Arang and the Magistrate
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23 hours ago
23 hours ago
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
When I first read sageuk, ghosts, Lee Jun Ki and Shin Min Ah, I thought what's there not to like??

I wasn't disappointed. Shin Min Ah shone more than ever in this, in my opinion. Even More than Lee Jun Ki. Both made the love story really endearing and not sappy at all.
The cast was great all in all. I particularly liked Kwon Oh Jung and Hwang Bo Ra couple. They read more provided the right comedic relief.
Also Yoo Seung Ho was great as the Jade Emperor, and Kang Moon Young as the magistrate's mother (although she was a bit histrionic at times). Perhaps Yeon Woo Jin was the one I found lamer.
I don't like Han Jung Soo as an actor, but I admit he usually fits the roles he portraits, I guess due to his physique.

I loved the storyline, I guess that's because I love folktales. I love the fact that the plot is inspired by a traditional tale.

The soundtrack is amazing. It reminds me of the epicness of Chuno. I'm planning to download it.

If you're not fond of sageuks, this one is for you. You won't be bothered by all the political hassle you usually find in this type of genre, and it's overall quite entertaining.
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Rigor Mortis
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1 day ago
1 day ago
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 3.5
  • Acting/Cast 3.5
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
this movie was entertaining but in short not that good. this shouldn't be categorized as horror because it wasn't. a good laugh, though.
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Muhan Company
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1 day ago
1 day ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Wow.
That was actually really, really good! The story, cinematography, acting; everything was on point! Well, I mean, the acting wasn't always on point if you look at it from a professional perspective, perhaps, but they all really did their best and it showed. At first, I thought I wouldn’t be able to take the story seriously, since most of the cast are comedians and not really actors at all, but I read more was pleasantly surprised over how well they managed to put their comedian roll aside and go all in for acting.

As for the story, I think it was a great mix of elements that a story needs to be complete, for which I applaud the writer. It had comedy, suspense (yes, I was actually at the end of my seat a few times!) and some really clever twists.

Now, I don’t want to make this seem like it’s the best movie I’ve ever watched or anything, but I really do think it deserves a solid 10/10 for what it is. A movie that was probably filmed in a very short amount of time compared to other movies, and a cast that isn’t experienced at all.

Lastly, I just want to say I am extremely impressed by Haha’s acting skills. In my opinion, he was undoubtedly the best out of the members. The scene with him and Yoo Jaesuk in the bathroom really got to me. I could practically feel his suffering, it just felt so real. Also, I’m really glad he finally got to fulfill that acting dream of his lol.
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Sailor Suit and Machine Gun
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2 days ago
2 days ago
  • Overall 6.5
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 6.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
I had wanted to see this movie for a long time. It's pretty hard to come by a decent quality stream with reliable English subs, but after a few weeks of searching, I found a site. Maybe the fact that I had hoped so hard for a good movie at the end of my long quest doomed me to disappointment, nevertheless, I was unprepared for the let down.

The premise seemed intriguing read more and potentially badass. A teenage girl takes over her dead father's yakuza gang as a boss. Over the course of the film, she has at least one intimate moment with each of the gang members usually right before they get unceremoniously killed. The gang is doomed to failure, but we follow them for their one last hurrah- taking down their rivals. Our heroine, Izumi Hoshi, is played by 1980s J-pop idol, Hiroko Yakushimaru. The theme song, beautifully sung by Hiroko, is for sure the best part of the whole movie. Otherwise, the gangster story is told in a herky jerky way, with stuff happening out of nowhere and motivations unclear and seemingly random. It's a confusing sit, even ignoring the language and cultural barrier.

I found myself unable to connect to any of the characters. The acting is pretty wooden all across the board, we never really get to know any of the characters, and despite a few charming or touching moments (like the weird mommy complex scene with Aki and Izumi), I couldn't care about any of the people I was watching. Their actions were random and inconsistent. I couldn't keep them all straight as none of them really had enough of a personality to distinguish them apart.

The movie itself is chock full of WTF. Why does this group of adult men, GANGSTERS, mind you, wholeheartedly embrace the idea of a fifteen year old girl as their boss? Aside from the iconic, finale of the machine gun scene, Izumi never does anything badass. She gets captured, humiliated, jerked around, and stuffed into the backseat of her enemy's cars. Why would a yakuza respect this weepy kid?

The clips I had seen beforehand were of the most iconic moments- Izumi pumping a rival gang's lair full of lead while wearing her sailor suit. That idea stuck in my mind while I watched this messy little movie- even when I started to get bored, I just kept telling myself, something badass while come soon. The climax I was anticipating ended up amounting to a minute or two of actual action.

Despite the fact that this was a very watchable movie (time flew by), it is told in a confusing and disappointing manner. I know this is a cult classic, but a premise like this deserves a better movie. The music is by far the best part. If you can find this movie and you like Japanese gangster fare from the 80s, you can do worse. As it stands, this is weak, breezy movie with one or two iconic images and a kickass theme song.
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Alice: Boy from Wonderland
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2 days ago
2 days ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
The plot is not so confused! I found out the story behind the hints, that director gave us, easily .. I love it from the beginning until the end. Editing was a little bit confused but I loved so much the story and the play of the actors that it didn't bothered me. Jung So Min was absolutely perfect as Hye Jung, every second in the movie I saw clearly in her read more face the feelings that I am supposed to feel too. Hong Jong Hyun was so adorable as Hwan. His character made me love him! The ending was more beautiful than I expected. &lt;3
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Monster
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2 days ago
2 days ago
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
OMG...What makes this convoluted, revenge makjang drama get a higher score is the excellent ending. Finally an ending of satisfaction. Also, a great part of the story is that the people that are seeking revenge aren't stupid. The story and characters are all over the place crazy and I loved every minute of it. I admit that this kind of drama isn't for everyone. There are times that it gets so ridiculous read more that I laughed, but there is enough substance to keep me interested. Plus, the character development is very well done.

All of the actors were great. Jeong Bo Seok as Byun Il Jae and Jin Tae Hyun as Do Kwang Woo were just over the top awesomeness as the bad guys. They made this drama fun to watch. I also enjoyed Jo Bo Ah as Do Shin Yeong more than any other character. She was totally cute and funny.

The music is pretty good.

I won't ever rewatch this.

If you like a good revenge makjang, then this is definitely one to watch.
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