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REVIEW: “Like for Likes (좋아해줘)” is Korea’s “Love Actually”

In her sophomore effort, director Park Hyun-Jin brings together a fantastic ensemble cast with a lot of Korean drama favorites for the lovely film Like for Likes. The movie centers on three couples: Screenwriter Jo Kyung-Ah (Lee Mi-Yeon) & the young actor she made famous, Roh Jin-Woo (Yoo Ah-In) are no longer on speaking terms. Jin-Woo is now top…

REVIEW: “Anomalisa” Animation for Adults

Technically Anomalisa is a 2015 film hitting film festivals in September. However it wasn’t released in some theaters until December 30th, 2015 and it didn’t hit San Francisco until early to mid-January. I was able to see it over the weekend and I’m extremely torn on how I feel about this Oscar Nominated film. Anomalisa…

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…

2015 Animated Films in Review

Earlier in the year I’d made it a personal goal to see all of the animated films of 2015. I’m to announced that I did see every animated film that made it to wide release in the US for 2015! While the year as a whole wasn’t particularly strong in my opinion there are a lot of…

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…

Photos from Block B in SF

I had the opportunity to see the San Francisco stop of the 2015 BLOCK B US TOUR “BLOCKBUSTER”! It was a pretty good show. It was my first time seeing a smaller KPOP show in the Bay Area and it was definitely different than all the shows I’ve seen in Los Angeles. I’ll explain a little bit…

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…

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