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bennyost

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The Quiz Show
22 people found this review helpful
Jan 13, 2012
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
The first season of The Quiz Show is often underestimated. Maybe it is connected to the relativly nameless star Katagiri Jin?

The story is really exciting and highly psychological. The chasing for dreams forces the candidates to open their mind reflecting about all their mistakes in life. This is often highly thrilling.
Meanwhile the main story develops and is solved in a fantastic final with a not forseeable conclusion.
Katagiri Jin does a great job because you allways feel that there is something hidden deep inside his character which will hurt everybody.
I am a rock fan so I was really surprised by the opening song which can be categorized as metal which is not typical for dorama is think!

The episodes are round about 20-25 minutes long so you can finish the whole dorama in a short time. This is also an argument for my high rewatching score!

Finally I can only say that it is not fair if you skip this season just watching the second with Sakurai Sho, because it is really good and it creates the base for the continuation.

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Door to Door
11 people found this review helpful
Jan 9, 2012
1 of 1 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
Ninomiya Kazunari shows his outstanding acting skills for another time!

The movie tells a bitter-sweet story which has happend in reality.
It shows that even handicapped persons can fulfill their dreams and can overcome many obstacles.

The story is very deep and you can learn many things like tolerance if you watch it with an open mind.

While watching your feelings will change like a rollercoaster ride, on one side it is sad to see the hardships of beeing handicapped and on the other side you will be happy to see his will to fight for acceptance.

All in all a great movie which shall be watched by every Ninomiya fan who likes deep stories.

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Suspect X
10 people found this review helpful
Jul 30, 2012
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
This movie was a big surprise for me because it has a different style as the Dorama.

There is not such a happy and funny basic feeling it is more serious and shows a Yukawa who is struggeling with his understanding of human emotions.

Even the classical Galileo structure is changed, there is no supernatural phenomenon in relation to a murder case which Yukawa analyses and solves but a more psychologic analysis of the suspects.

I am amazed how this japanese dorama series set another highlight showing a completely new perspective of the Galileo story. The movie is very good. It sends you through a rollercoaster ride of emotions and leads you to a much better understanding of the character of professor Yukawa Manabu.

If you like the Galileo series you must watch it! If you like psychologic movies or sad stories this movie is also the right choice for you!

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Dororo
9 people found this review helpful
Jan 17, 2012
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
An action movie combinated with a starting relationship between two "lone wolves". I was really suprised by this film.

The setting is not to dark (no horror!) there also are some quite funny moments. The developing relationship between the two main protagonists is influenced by their unexperience in relation to living together with other persons.

The fighting scenes are well performed and exciting.

The music is in some scenes strange, if you see the film you will learn what I mean. But it's not bad.

Finally I have to say that Shibasaki Kou is awesome as Dororo and Tsumabuki Satoshi does a good job aswell. He shows the human side of a revenge thirsty killer and let the viewer feel the pain of his life very well.

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Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit
13 people found this review helpful
Jan 9, 2012
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
An incredibly sad movie with a controversial story and great acting by Matsuda Shota, Yamada Takayuki and Yuta Kanai who also shows his singing skills. If you like stories of George Orwell you shall watch this movie because it can also be catagorized as dystopia. It is really interesting to see how people can change when they know that their life is soon to be over. You have to read between the lines to understand the deep thoughts and the criticism on the economy hidden in this story.
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Reign Of Assassins
10 people found this review helpful
Jan 27, 2012
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
A well acted story about a female assassin who wants to leave the path of killing by starting a new live.

The movie is divided between entertaining fighting scenes with phantasy flair and the emotional lifestory of the female lead.

All actors did a great job. I liked the locations which allways gave me the feeling that the places have really existed in ancient china. They were trustworthy and have underlined the atmosphere very well.

In some ways it remembered me watching Shinobi: Heart under Blade... (read my recommendation)

If you like movies with an action-(side)lovestory combination this is definitly a recommendation!

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Saigo no Kizuna: Okinawa Hikisakareta Kyodai
8 people found this review helpful
Jan 11, 2012
1 of 1 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 6.0
Do not think this is a typical war movie. It is more like a historical documentation combinated with acted parts to enlive the story. Sato Takeru acts very realistic so it is easy for you to feel with the Tekketsu Kinnoutai.
Great film locations on Okinawa and the fantstic theme sounds of the famous movie "Letters from Iwo Jima" (I?jima Kara no Tegami)are adding up to a sentimental documentation which is a good chance for you to learn something about second WW history.

If you are interested in history and want to learn something about the suffering of people in a war, you have to watch this!

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Kaibutsu kun
8 people found this review helpful
Jan 13, 2012
9 of 9 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.0
At first I thought that Kaibutsu-kun is produced only for children. But it turned out as really funny comedy show with a great acting Ohno Satoshi.
The story may be not as suprising as in psychological doramas but it is not uninteresting. If you have no problems with funny monsters or fantasy stories in general, you'll like it.
The music is awesome, the insert song from O-chan and the theme by Arashi (Monster) are fitting perfectly.

So if you have some free time and want to relax to a funny show which doesn't force you to stay concentrated every second, than laugh with Kaibutsu-kun!

For Arashi fans a must watch! ^^

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The Lost Bladesman
4 people found this review helpful
Jan 22, 2012
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
This was my first chinese (hongkong) movie ever.

You can categorize this movie as historical / action movie, with a side love story but can not really be considered as part of the romance genre.

The fighting scenes were really exciting and great filmed with some awesome new technical features.

The historical setting is authentic and underlined with great panorama pictures. Ther are even some philosophical moments because the main protagonist often reflects about the relation between killing and his life.

I don't know how popular the actors / actresses are but they did a great job playing characters from ancient times...

So if you like historical settings and great action (swordfighting) scenes you should invest two hours of your time. You won't be disappointed!

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Tokyo Gore Police
4 people found this review helpful
Jan 13, 2012
Completed 0
Overall 2.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
You may be wondering how this low overall score has happend!? Because this movie is totally crazy! I watched it with a few friend a while ago and we are joking about it till now...
The story is not so bad but nothing special. But the way the movie is created is really uhm perverted? crazy? Totally exagerated? sunken in blood? - Yes!!

The Acting is outstanding because I cannot really imagine how actresses/actors can play such crazy roles without permanently laughing!!
You can not take anything in this movie seriously. I think of this move more as a comedy or a parody of the gore genre.

If you are into totally perverted stories and want to laugh about thousands of litres of theatrical blood and a totally unrealistic of filming, you will like it. Otherwise I think you will be psycological hurt by this "movie"! ;)

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Hiroshima Shouwa Nijuunen Hachigatsu Muika
2 people found this review helpful
Jul 17, 2012
1 of 1 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
Very touching way to remember the pain the nuclear bomb caused for many people.

The movie is a little bit like a documentation. It tries to connect the current neglect of the past by the young generation with the feelings and the pain of Hibakusha and the people who were influenced by the bombing.

This movie is a little bit like a memorial for the dead which should remember us to never do the same mistakes again. The message is clear: "No more (nuclear) war!"

The authentic acting is connected nicely with the sad story.

I like to see the differences between the historical Hiroshima city coulisses of 1945 and the real pictures of 2005. It generates hope to see that people can develop and reconstruct even among the hardest conditions and after feeling so much pain.

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Dead Or Alive: Hanzaisha
1 people found this review helpful
Jan 23, 2012
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
This movie is nothing for persons under the age of 18!! It is really controversial with many bloody and brutal scenes.

There are mass killings and scenes of sexual abuse.

The story is quite interesting and really dark... It is mainly an action movie which is set deep in the mafia scene of Japan.

Both protagonists have a hard life which will become even harder depending on their growing involvement with the Yakuza...

The final scene is totally crazy and adds a new genre (for the movie). I am really excited if the second part will continue this strange change of the protagonists abilities... :)

If you are a fan of brutal action movies, with gore content and a dark-crime atmosphere combinated with sexual scenes you shall consider watching it.
Everyone else shouldn't even think about watching it!!

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