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REVIEW: “Norm of the North”… Ugh

Just like in 2015, I’m making it a personal goal of mine to see every animated film released in 2016 as long as it’s playing in a theater I can access in/near San Francisco. January already has a handful of animated films in wide release or will be premiering by the end of the month. First up is…

REVIEW: “The Himalayas (히말라야)” Take a Consoling Climb

Director Lee Seok Hook teams up again (from 2012’s Dancing Queen) with actor Hwang Jung-min to bring us The Himalayas, a drama based on events from the life of renowned alpinist Um Hong-gil. ​Settled at a base for climbers, we meet Hong-gil (Jung-min) and his team. Later they rescue a duo played by Reply 1994‘s Jung Woo (Trash Oppa!) and Kim In-kwon. Hong-gil tells them to…

REVIEW: Veteran (베테랑) is a ‘Crank’-y Surprise

Taking a break from kdramas to quickly review the fun and action packed Veteran 베테랑. The movie is another one of director Ryoo Seung-wan’s action films, which follows the Bourne-esque The Berlin File.  The film has a very recognizable cast of stars with Hwang Jung-min and Yoo Ah-in. Honestly, I can just go on and on at how delicious Yoo Ah In…

CAAMFest 2013

We’re switching up our Flashback Fridays over to some Throwback Thursdays so our Friday 5’s get some breathing room. To celebrate the fast approaching CAAMFest 2014 we’re reliving CAAMFest 2013! CAAMFest 2013 was the first year that San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) made it’s rebranding debut. In past years the festival largely…

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