Posts Tagged ‘Korean movie’

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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아주 오래전 일이었지
기억속에 희미한 낡은 멜로디

영원 할 수 없다 믿었지
끝날 것을 알았지 항상 그랬던 것처럼

간단히 걷던길 문득 멈춘 그곳에
버려졌던 나의 눈물이 환하게 빛나고 있잖아

마음이 없는 이 길끝에서 난 늘 노래할게
끝나지 않을 어둠 속에서 난 늘 노래할게

지켜내야 할 소중한 기억이 있잖아
그날들을 생각해

마음이 없는 이 길끝에서 난 늘 노래할게
끝나지 않을 어둠 속에서 난 늘 노래할게

지켜내야 할 소중한 기억이 있잖아
그날들을 생각해

~I sooooo love this song. I love Mate. Their songs are awesome.. Gobaek is one of my faves.
And I am lookin forward to see the movie.! 🙂
I LOVE THE WHOLE SOUNDTRACK..!!! Sooooo epic.. ^^

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. 🙂

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2 Faces of my Girlfriend (두얼굴의 여친) is a 2007 Korean movie of the ‘romantic comedy’ genre, starring Bong Tae-Gyu and Jeong Ryeo-Won.

Gu-chang is 30 years old, still in college, unemployed and leeches of his family. Worst yet, Gu-chang has never had a girlfriend or even kissed a girl before. His friends are aware of his situation and usually has Gu-chang appearing as the butt end of their jokes.

One day, Gu-chang falls asleep on a subway, after a night of drinking. When he wakes up, he sees a girl that he mistakes for a ghost. The girl isn’t a ghost, but works as an extra in a horror film. She’s on her way home, after becoming ill on the set of the film. Gu-chang doesn’t know this and immediately runs away from her. He drops his cellphone, which the girl picks up.

They eventually do meet again, but in a more typical circumstance and seem to get along well. Even more remarkable for Gu-chang, is that the girl seems to take an interest in him. She introduces herself as “Anni” and thus, Gu-chang and Anni’s budding romantic relationship begins. Unfortunately, when the couple spends an evening drinking, “Anni” suddenly takes a whole new personality, a rough talking brute like person that likes to fight. Gu-chang slowly comes to the realization that Anni suffers from multiple personalities.

Like its female protagonist, 2 Two Faces of My Girlfriend really is a film of two halves, with the first hour or so offering a good amount of zany gags, most of which revolve around Anni’s personality switching during inappropriate moments. Bong Tae Gyu is certainly value for money in an archetypal wretched male role, spending most of the running time being beaten up by Hanni or indeed pretty much every other member of the cast, and does a decent job of adding a touch of emotional depth as his character slowly makes the journey from selfish boy to caring man.
I enjoyed watching this.. Though the male lead is not that good looking <as my cousin would say>, still worth it.. Plus the song Alone Again, Naturally?! Darn. Love it.! Haha. Multiple Personality Disorder sucks, but in this movie? Entertaining and amusing.. 😉

Antique Bakery is a 2008 Korean movie based off of a manga series of the same name. It stars Joo Ji Hoon , Kim Jae Wook , , Yoo Ah In , Choi Ji Ho, and Andy Gillet.

This story is about four men who work in a confectionary. Jin Hyuk is the owner; Son Woo is the superb baker that has a mysterious and mesmerizing aura; Soo Young is the waiter and close bodyguard of Jin Hyuk; and last but not least Gi Beom , the ex-boxer who loves cake so much that he becomes a waiter at ‘Antique’. This is a refreshing, yet heartfelt comedy about the 4 very unique personalities that work until the wee hours of the night at the small confectionary. The series follows the romance, family life, and most importantly friendship that these 4 men from different generations experience.

“Can anyone be unhappy eating cake?” Sun-Woo certainly thought so; he confessed his boy-crush on classmate Jin-Hyuk, only to take a gorgeous gateau in the face. Years later, they reunite: pastry-hating playboy Jin-Hyuk is still a brusque homophobe, while Sun-Woo has blossomed into an Alpha Male gay love god. Jin-Hyuk is opening the Antique Bakery and needs a master chef. Sun-Woo, the irresistible siren of Parisian pattissier circles, is eager for the challenge, but he warns Jin-Hyuk that his charms are mystical beyond human understanding. “Don’t laugh,” he deadpans. “I’m a Gay of Demonic Charm.” With this fateful partnership formed, ANTIQUE opens its doors in a sugar-coated swirl of flavored fantasy, and your senses will never be the same.

With the catchy tag line “Can anyone be unhappy eating cake?”, well I figured, it is all about baking cakes and gay theme movie.. But it really focuses on what is your purpose in life. I really love it.! The story within will not put with so much questions about the ending, about who’s gonna be with whom,etc. It just leads us to keep on going with the flow. Not to mention that this movie bring us the musical comedy, horror, little bit of romance, friendship, suspense, drama and kindness.. And cute boys.! Haha. The singing part is sort of off to me.. But the editing was superb and again, cast were soooo cute.
You’ll not only gonna be craving for the beautiful cakes here but for the delicious boys, as well.. ;D