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Oct 9, 2011
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
I actually didn't know what an Otaku was so I thought from the picture, the movie was going to be about her being a maid for some reason?

Yeah well it was totally different from what I thought! It's a little naughty but really funny story about a girl who is obsessed with boy love manga, games, tv, movies etc and the normal boy who loves her and is willing to accept her as she is. The story does get a little dramatic towards the end though. The ending is nice and sweet. The leads were cute together. I really like that thier characters were so different but somehow they found love. Overall How to Date an Otaku Girl is a cute and funny watch.

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Gokusen: The Movie
0 people found this review helpful
Oct 9, 2011
Overall 4.0
Story 4.0
Acting/Cast 4.0
Music 2.0
Rewatch Value 2.0
I dislike Gokusen very much, but I've watched all series, so I wanted to end all.

I suppose the movie is better than drama. Finally someone hits Yankumi. It's thing, which I expected.

It's sad, that there aren't Matsumoto and Akanishi, because they had important roles in drama...
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High School Debut
4 people found this review helpful
Oct 8, 2011
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
"People don't get boyfriends by being hit on in town" intones Junpei with a deadpan face. I burst out laughing, and said "so true!"



For being Oto's debut (haha the title fits and everything) she did a pretty bang up job of the lead. There was loads of bright colours, and it really cheers you up! I wish I was bold (or naive) to go into my local town and stand there in bright colours waiting to be hit on. Like the girl experienced though, it would only be the pervs and pigeons interested :P



But still...she met Junpei! With her shoe flying of in a rather dramatic moment, and him picking it up all gentlemen like. He agrees to be her coach in love, but gives the ominous warning "Don't fall in love with me."



And like all good cliches...that's exactly what she... In risk of giving away the entire move if I keep talking, watching it will give you a cheesy grin and make you feel happy for no apparent reason than you watched it.



Brilliant J-movie!

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The Man From Nowhere
1 people found this review helpful
Oct 7, 2011
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 10
This movie is full of action and very very real graphics. I really really liked this movie. It was very touching and very thrilling. Won bin's acting was amazing and really good. The little girl was so adorable and she is very good acting. This movie made me cry lots and lots of tears!!! It's very touching.
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High School Debut
9 people found this review helpful
Oct 6, 2011
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 10
My review is unbiased because I haven't read the manga or seen an anime...

High School Debut is so funny I literally laughed the entire time. It does have its "drama" moments but it didn't take a way from the fun of the movie. The ending was predictable but cute nonetheless. I really liked the use of color in the movie. Everything was colorful and bright and just made me feel cheerful while watching.

Loved the entire cast! The female lead might be a new actress but she did a good job of bringing her character to life, very believable. Of course there's Junpei who I adore; liked that he played a coldish character this time. My favorite character is actually the sister. Shes so Kawaii! I really liked her hair and clothes=D The rest of the cast was a great addition.

The music was fun and very fitting. It definitely added to the movie's atmosphere.

I can see myself watching this twice in the same year.

Although this might sound like a silly movie, its so entertaining and provides a nice message. Watch it!

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Please Teach Me English
4 people found this review helpful
Oct 5, 2011
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
Teach Me English was funny and the story isn't boring. It also has a really cute ending.

The acting was really great and the cast fit their characters well. The only thing was I really hated the female character. She was too annoying and at times stalkerish to the point of feeling embarrased for her. The english teacher also stood out like a sore thumb just because her korean accent was so bad. I really liked the supporting cast they were funny.

Pretty much I watched this movie for Jang Hyuk=D
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Jenny & Juno
1 people found this review helpful
Sep 29, 2011
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
Jenny & Juno is just a cute simple movie. There is a little bit of conflict between the couple as they come to terms with their decision they made (sleeping together) and the consequences of that decision. Other then seeing how they make it through and what they go through to have the baby there's not much else to the plot.

The acting was fine and the actors made thier characters believable.

This movie wasn't that enjoyable to watch so i'm not sure if i'd watch it again or not.
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Piecing Me Back Together
10 people found this review helpful
Sep 26, 2011
Overall 7.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
This movie made me weep several times...

I love both main leads, I can't watch Masaki Okada dying anymore...this movie and especially Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu were enough for me...

This story amazed me for the brave main female, her words and actions...to love a person so much, that she doesn't want to loose the last recollection of her loved one, even if it's the most painful memory in her life that her brain tried to erase for good...

This story amazed me for the best main male, his love and feelings for the girl...to love a person so much, that the moment her understood, they were going to collide with the truck he thought only about saving his loved one, forgetting and just casting away his own body and life...

And the last scene... finished me off for good...

"Izumi...Imuzi...ikiteru?" tears...

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Norwegian Wood
2 people found this review helpful
Sep 26, 2011
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
Book > Movie. I'm not saying the movie is horrible though, I just prefer the book. But they have Kenichi Matsuyama o.O so Kenichi Matsuyama FTW! lol


Anyways, go read the book :) Then watch this.
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Paju
9 people found this review helpful
Sep 25, 2011
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
What attracted me to this movie is not only LSG is in it but the premise sounded interesting...

Although this story turned out to focus more on society issues, and less on the actual relationship between the leads I still enjoyed watching. The acting was very good and the actors were able to portray their complex characters. I wasn't a fan of the ending, although it wasn't the worst Ive seen...
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Waiting in the Dark
1 people found this review helpful
Sep 25, 2011
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
Waiting in the Dark is a simple movie. The plot is not that complicated and the mystery is pretty much predictable starting in the middle. The story is very slow in the 1st hour, this is due to the lack of dialogue. Be ready for a lot of silence. The acting was very good. I can't really say there's romance but the movie ends with the potential start of something. Overall this movie has just enough to keep you watching till the end.
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Liar Game: The Final Stage
3 people found this review helpful
Sep 25, 2011
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
(An overall review of the Liar Game series)



Liar Game is not only fantastic but awesome (they don't mean the same thing right?). Liar Game is a Japanese drama. As the name implies is a game based on lying. I actually watched this drama because of it's title. I have also read it's manga synopsis (it an adaptation from the manga) months ago. Okay, enough with the history.



Liar Game is a drama filled with mind reading, thinking far ahead of others, being smart, lying, deceit, trust.... to make the list short. It's filled with psychology and how good you can manipulate and trick people. Liar Game is divided into 3 parts (It has 2 seasons and a movie titled The final stage). The first season has 11 episodes, the second 9 episodes and the movie. For me this is one of the best Japanese dramas I have watched.



Storyline - The drama is about a stupidly honest girl (Nao) (as in she damn too honest for her own good, plus she trust people without any doubt). She got caught up in this liar game, due to her inability to play the game right she seeked the help of a guy called Akiyama Shin'chi. Things got pretty interesting as they try to survive through the game, by manipulating their opponents and saving every participants from falling into debt. They had to try to gain their opponnet's trust because that's Nao's motto.



Plot- The plot was basically playing various games, that includes deceiving, manipulating and the other stuffs. Among the games were, Russian Roulette, 17 Joker, Contraband, Gold rush.......



Acting - The naive and trusting girl was played by Erika Toda - she is really a good actress, she portrayed what it means to be naive, stupid if not dumb and also innocently stubborn. Akiyama-san was played by Matsuda Shota, he was just too smart and he really had the aura (I don't think anyone could have done a better job). There's the ever- betraying and weirdly dressed Fukunaga. Every actor really did a good job. They also had ridiculous way of laughing that would make you want to burst out into laughter just by hearing it.



Music - The music and beats was just too perfect (I'm not exaggerating, honestly). The music has a way of making one's heartbeat race.



I really didn't see anything wrong with the drama all in all. The drama was okay and I really enjoyed. The drama also made me love Matsuda Shota and I have also taken a liking to Erika Toda also.

I love this drama beacuse of the music and I also learnt a couple of things. We can all work together as one; to gain people's trust one must be a person of his/her words; there are ways of gaining people's trust (that sounds tricky right?); the world can be a better place if those that keep doing good keep up with it, not only keep up with it but believe in it; because when one does that, others will also believe in you and in it. I also love Matsuda Shota and Erika Toda (I almost forgot and Fukunaga also).



I sincerely hope you enjoy Liar Game!!!!

-AdeNike

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Sep 21, 2011
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
This was directed by Yimou Zhang (Hero, House of Flying Daggers), but is a very different film from the previous ones I saw. I really wasn't sure about the story as I'm not hugely into father-son heart-tugging stories. Also, I really wasn't as huge a fan of Yimou Zhang as others are. But it was highly recommended, so I tried. And I loved.



Truly brilliant across the board. As the special feature said, since he'd made these world-renowned blockbuster films, he could pretty much do what he wanted with what cast he wanted. The big names were mostly from the Japanese side of the cast, but the Chinese used virtually all amateurs. Even actual tour guides. And it was incredible. Yimou Zhang is officially a genius, in my mind. It made for a very natural and beautiful feeling. I really can't even describe how moved I was by this film.



Takakura Ken was absolutely incredibly. He reminds me of a couple of older men I know, and probably will you too. Those rough, silent men that struggle to express themselves. And the quietly powerful emotion this actor gets across is simply mind-blowing. Not to mention the great acting from the little boy.



I also was able to see parts of China that I didn't realize existed. Very rough country that reminds me a lot of different places I've visited in western U.S, but unique at the same time.



I would describe this as a quiet film but with so, so much depth. This is not a movie I will easily forget and will end up purchasing before too long. Don't miss this one!

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Love Exposure
23 people found this review helpful
Sep 21, 2011
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
According to me, this movie is simply brialliant!



The plot is really original as it is a mixture of many different genres - comedy, splatter, romance, action, erotism and a lot more - nevetheless it not patchy at all.



The protagonist is unconventional, he's both a hero and an anti-hero, a boy in love and a pervert. Moreover we understand why he has become like that, how his father's fundamentalism has almost destroyed his mind.



The director was brave enough to deal directly with very controversial issues, which are still seen as a taboo, as for example female masturbation.



The movie is quite long but you never get bored watching it because it is always surprising!

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The Prince of Tennis
3 people found this review helpful
Sep 19, 2011
Overall 6.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 3.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
I love sport in movies! I can watch it over and over.

Magic games, fire balls and Echizen's ambition Everything is ok. Unfortunately, I complain of unexplained threads again. Why Ryoom had to move... Who the misterious, mute girl and what kind of links she has with Higaki... Aww...
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