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Never Ending Story <네버엔딩스토리 / Ne-beu-en-ding-seu-to-ri> is a 2012 Korean melodrama, romantic comedy movie which stars Uhm Tae Woong, Jung Ryu Won, Park Ki Woong.

 

Dong-Joo <Uhm Tae Woong> is a quiet guy and a romanticist. Throughout his whole life he hasn’t worked very much. Dong-Joo lives with his younger sibling <Park Ki Woong> and only plan seems to win the lottery. One day, Dong-Joo is diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Song-Kyung <Jung Ryu Won> is a 28-year-old bank teller. She meticulously has a plan for everything. One day, she is suddenly she is diagnosed with a terminal illness. After that, Song-Kyung makes changes in her plans and prepares for her own funeral.

Dong-Joo then meets Song-Kyung who seems to be a polar opposite from him. Dong-Joo starts to plan out the rest of his life. Song-Kyung takes Dong-Joo out on a date.

 

This movie is too cute.! You won’t even feel that the two main leads are going to die.. Haha. It’s a lighter role for Uhm Tae Woong, doing those serious roles in Architecture 101 <not so> and Equator Man.. You will see dance and serenade his girl.. I haven’t seen him in 1N2D yet, so.. 😉

Jung Ryu Won has this “all-mighty” role.. Remember 2 Faces of My Girlfriend and History of The Salary Man? She’s the bossy type and this movie is not an exception.. 🙂

All in all, this movie will have you laughing one moment only to cry the next.. It is thoroughly enjoyable..

 

 

 

Previously known as “An Introduction to Architecture”, Architecture 101 is a 2012 melodrama Korean movie which stars Uhm Tae Woong, Han Ga In, Le Je Hoon, and MissA Suzy.

Synopsis:Seung Min (Uhm Tae Woong) is a 35-year-old architect with financial problems and a bad smoking habit. One day he is approached by a woman who claims to know him. She turns out to be Seo Yeon (Han Ga In), a friend he knew back in his university days when they both attended a class about architecture. She wants him to build her a house and he accepts. As the two start planning her dream home they reminisce about the past and how young Seung Min (Lee Je Hoon) met young Seo Yeon (Suzy from Miss A). Soon their lingering feelings start to resurface.

It’s like an all-star cast movie.. This film is quite predictable, but I enjoyed it.. There were moments where I was bored then asked myself, “What now?”..
First love really never dies..This film proved it.. And at the end of the day, you’ll never get what you really want.. One of those”sayang” movies.. Haha.
I still like this one, mainly because the casts did great.. They portray their roles perfectly.. Even Suzy improves her acting.. 🙂 There wasn’t any heavy or excitement moments, but the story that the writer wants to convey is sincere.. Try to watch it and see if you’ll enjoy this as much as I did.. 🙂
ETUDE OF MEMORY IS FREAKIN EPIC..!!! 😀
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Only You (Always)

Posted: September 26, 2012 in Korean Movies
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I’m sooooo in to So Ji Sub again after watching latest drama, Ghost / 유령 / Yoo Ryung, with my fave Lee Yeon Hee.. 🙂 So I downloaded and watch this one.. Only You..

Synopsis
A fatal love story centered on ex-boxer Chul-min (So Ji-sub) and telemarketer Jung-hwa (Han Hyo-joo). He has closed his heart to the world and she remains spirited despite slowly losing her vision. Eliminating the so-called silent style of long shots and long takes and appealing to soul and spirit, this could be deemed Song Il-gon’s declaration of transformation from an auteur director to a popular director. Those who were mesmerized by Song’s “Flower Island” and “The Magicians” may be somewhat disappointed. As suggested by the trite title, the movie is full of old clichés. But what makes it extraordinary despite its clichés is the director’s characteristic unconventional directing style and dramatic twists in detail that reveals moderation and omission. [Always] takes small steps towards the climax without excessive use of words and action. Chul-min’s climactic scene trumps the explosiveness of “Rough Cut”. The director also adds class to the film through the remarkable visuals and sound design, sensuous but not superficial. As a result, this film is distinct from overwhelmingly common melodramas and successfully emerges as an ‘uncommon common’ drama. So Ji-sub and Han Hyo-joo are perfect in their roles. The commercial expression as ‘So-joo couple’ is no exaggeration. (JEON Chanil)
Previously known as “Only You – Movie”
-HC

It’s a predictable film, but I still LOOOOOOVE it.. I just love a guy would do anything for the sake of the gurl he loves.. I read that So Ji Sub took up boxing training for his role in this film, and you can really see all the effort he put in to prepare for this role. The choreography of the fighting is so well done, and looks completely natural.. It may be your typical Korean drama where the gurl gets helpless and here comes her knight with shining armor, but it’s still a must-watch~~ Haha. Freakin highly recommmended..!!!! ;D

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Hello Ghost is a 2010 Korean dark-comedy movie starring Cha Tae hyun, Jang Young nam, Kang Ye won, Lee Moon-soo, Ko Chang-suk and Chun Bo-gun.

Sang-man (Cha Tae-hyun) starts seeing four annoying ghosts after a failed suicide attempt. Carrying out their individual wishes, he finds the pleasures of daily life and forgets about his loneliness and depression.

Finally, after so many months of looking for it, I have finally seen this last night.! Haha. It was worth the wait. 🙂

It was really intriguing why Poopy Ghost,Chain-smoker Ghost, Cry-baby Ghost and the elementary student Ghost were insisting themselves in Sang man.. It didn’t occur to me that they were all related.. Until that “eating kimchi” seen.. Haha. Well, it was kind of a give-away. 🙂
So, here’s a guy who tries, and fails, to kill himself. He’s then haunted by four ghosts, whom he must help which eventually makes him no longer depressed. 🙂

As expected, Cha Tae hyun did an amazing job in this movie..
And I read that Chris Columbus will remake this.. Wow.. I wonder how will it be..



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Bunt

Posted: April 11, 2011 in Korean Movies
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Bunt is a 2007 Korean drama-comedy movie which stars Jung Jin young and Choi Woo hyuk.

Filling the cups of classmates with a kettle is the only work 11-year-old Dong-ku, who is mentally retarded, can do in his school life. However, even this small connection with the outside world breaks as one day a new water purifier replaces the kettle in his classroom. Disappointed badly by losing his only hope to survive in a regular school, he finds that every freshman in the junior baseball team is required to supply drinking water to other members with a kettle. Though knows nothing about baseball, Dong-ku decides to join the team while his father, Jin-kyu, is struggling to save his kid’s only shelter, their chicken bar. -Synopsis

It’s one of those movies where you would predict that one of the main characters will die – but nope. Wrong guess.. Haha. Sorry for the spoiler. 😉 This one made me cry..
Dong gu is a 11-year-old boy with an IQ of only 60. He is always teased in school because of being a retard and only care about the water pitcher.. Dong Gu’s teachers want to transfer him to a special institute, and his father just wants him to live as normal a life as possible. In order to stay in school, bumbling Dong gu joins the baseball team which is in need of members. He is initially of little use for the team until they discover his ability to bunt. 🙂

It’s a touching family story.. It also tells about friendship and how disability is not a hindrance to do and show others your best. Try to watch and you will love this one.. 🙂







Attack on the Pin-Up Boys also known as Flower Boys’ Series of Terror Events or simply Flower Boys, is a 2007 South Korean high school mystery/comedy film. The film stars every member of Super Junior, not including Kyuhyun because of the car accident on the 19th of April, 2007..

After the unusual attack on a school flower boy (meaning heartthrob or pretty boy), Sungmin, on February 14, the same attacks began to happen at different high schools on every month of the same day. Rumors say that the next victims will be at Neulparan High School. The studious student Kibum decides to investigate the matter, blogging all of the terror events on the 14th of each month, causing the event to become a hot topic within the student body. After several attacks, Kibum predicts that the next victim will be either Siwon, president of the student body; Heechul, president of the dance club; or Kangin, the captain of the Judo Team. –Wiki

It’s one of those movies that because of the group’s popularity, they should’ve made a movie and it will surely become a hit because they are freakin popular.! Haha. It’s not that good, but I actually liked it.. Because all of them did a great job acting.. The movie is predictable, though.. You will say that “Ah, I know who the poo-thrower is.. “.. Then BAM.! You’re darn right.! Or not. 😛
The movie is kind of short, though.. Only 80ish minutes? I was like, “I want more.!” Haha. *Suju biased here* 😀
Kudos to Donghae.. He did a great job.. Haha. His seriousness and all.. Plus the fanny antics.. And don’t forget the moonwalk.! Haha. Then there’s Ryeowook.. Wow. Wookie is freakin brilliant.! He really played his part amazingly.. I mean, his character is the most challenging.. Genius and snob. He was so funny through out the whole movie.. I loved when Siwon was zapping him, he said ” I’m just saying… I don’t want to get hit by shiiiiiiiit! Aaaahhhhhhh!!!” To this day, people still recall Wookie’s hilarious performance as sidekick to the ever-perfect Siwon. Hehe. Yep, Leeteuk is the panda, but I read that most of the “panda” parts were played by Ryeowook.. Sungmin is really “pretty’.. Haha. I would die if Kyuhyun joined this movie.. Love love him..

Attack on the Pin-up Boys certainly won’t make you re-evaluate the meaning of life, but it will provide for at least an hour of laughs and intrigue. 🙂

The Boys..

Siwon, the student body president

Kang-in, the Judo Society captain

Heechul, the Ultra Junior president

Ryeowook, the student body vice president / School Panda mascot (uncredited)

\”Are you guys gay?\” -Professor.. LOL

Sungmin, Flower Boy Victim #1, the popular pretty boy

Attack on The Pin Up Boys

Someone Special is a 2004 South Korean romantic comedy film about a struggling baseball player and a fan with a long-time crush on him.. It stars Jung Jae-Young and Lee Na-Young.

Call me weird, but Jung Jae-Young has this resemblance with Hyun Bin and Jang Hyuk. Though not as good-looking as those two, but yeah.. Especially the fight scene. That really reminds me of Hyun Bin’s Friend, Our Legend drama.. Oh well. Jung Jae-Young is more homely than handsome, and is as initially charming as a half-dead dog.. Lee Na Young reprised her usual preference for quirky eccentric roles, as Han Yi-yeon, the girl with the 10-year crush on Chi-sung. I really feel that she is very pretty..

Someone Special makes up for its uncommunicative characters and sometimes overly-maudlin sentiments with some witty sequences, and a slow-burn romance that’s intriguing, if not terribly exciting. Chi-Sung and Yi-Yeon are mismatched and somewhat unrealistic, but for a romantic comedy couple they make an awkward, charming pair. There are enough deadpan laughs, amusing quirks, and witty exchanges between the characters to make this a better-than-average rom-com outing.

It’s the number one movie in Mysoju, so I gave it a try and it’s all worth it.. I really enjoyed watching it.. Simply hilarious.. 😀 Some of my fave scenes were Chi-sung swearing vulgarities at his ex-girlfriend, the doctor’s analysis of Chi-sung’s medical condition, Yi-yeon telling the thief to hide in her place if he ever needs to take refuge, Yi-yeon telling Chi-sung that she put him in a box and Chi-sung’s narration of the movie, especially his last sentence..

Give it a try. 🙂

Someone Special