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Movie Review: Winds of September

Synopsis:

Winds of September is a coming of age story set in 1996 in town in Taiwan. The film follows a close group of  7 high school boys of various ages and their youthful struggles as graduation approaches. Known as the trouble makers of the school, their mischievous adventures range from riding motorcycles, smoking, cutting school, and sneaking into a pool at night. The key to this movie are the strong friendships between the adolescent  boys and how they handle it.

Review:

Winds of September approaches the story of these 7 youthful and high spirited boys in a realistic aspect. Director Tom Lin creates an atmosphere that can easily be related to and not far fetch from what true high school life was like; the only downside to this is that some might find this style to be a bit slow paced. Each character in the movie is recognized and distinct with individuality, and with their convincing performance, the story becomes even more vivid as the film lingers on relationships and youthful longings. The only con to this movie was that it didn’t stand out or leave a great impact to the viewers. Winds of September follows these boys and their stories very skillfully and the cinematography is sharp, but the lack of depth in the movie doesn’t allow it to pack a punch. Overall, it was a entertaining movie to watch and follow, but nothing spectacular.

My rating: 6.5/10
Should you watch it? It’s a movie without any big twist or climaxes and runs kind of slow. Purely a story about rebellious high school boys growing up. If this captures you, and you aren’t expecting flare, this will be right down you’re alley.

To check out other reviews on Winds of September check out the links below:
Time Out Hong Kong- 3/6
Imdb: 7.6/10
Dlaznmovies: 7.75/10

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Movie Review: Ai No Kotodama / Words of Devotion

Yay! I’ve made an actual post that’s something besides empty words and pointless ranting lol. I try to write more movie reviews..but I haven’t had the time to watch any movies  haha..oh how that doesn’t work….anyhoo, enjoy!

Ai No Kotodama 愛の言霊 (Words of Devotion)

Synopsis:

Ootani and Tachibana have been inseperable ever since high school. After graduating and confessing their love for each other, they begin living with each other happily. However, their pleasant future together becomes rocky when they end up meeting Yuki, an old female high school friend. Jealously, insecurity and suspicion begins to fall on the their relationship as Ootani fears that Tachibana will choose Yuki, a female, instead of him.

Movie Review:

Ai No Kotodama is a simple and easygoing movie about love and friendship between two males. The two main characters have 2 completely different personalities; Ootani is outgoing and lively, while Tachibana is more reserved. The relationship between the two is very natural and cute, and as you watch the movie, the overall mood is pretty happy, even in hard times, making this an easy watch. Another highlight of this movie is the acting. Both characters are VERY convincing and fitting for their roles. Oh, and due to my lack of knowledge with boy/girl names in Japanese, I had no idea this was a movie about gay love. It wasn’t until a few moments into the movie that I caught on hahaha… overall, this is a sweet and easy going movie. I don’t give this movie a very high rating though because it wasn’t anything extravagant that left me wanting more. It was a simple story, that just flowed and was expected.

My rating: 5/10
Should you watch it? It’s a realistic movie that’s sweet. There are a few, short “love” scenes in here that are done tastefully, but if it makes you uncomfortable, this isn’t for you, otherwise it’s a cute film.

To check out other reviews on Ai No Kotodama check out the links below:
Imdb: 5.3/10
Badbadz Reviews: 4/5

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Movie reviews: 100 Days with Mr. Arrogant & My Boyfriend is Type B

Usually, I’d be on top of finishing up my summary on my trip to China..but that requires SOO much work..To be honest, I’d be surprised if I did go back to sum it up. It was a GREAT trip and I’d love to blog about it, but the thought of loading photos and etc makes me tired just thinking about it right nowhaha..we;ll seee.

This is the first time I’ve done a movie review on Koreans movie! yay! hope you enjoy!

Naesarang Ssagaji (100 Days with Mr. Arrogant)

Synopsis:

Ha-Young (Ha Ji-Won) is a high school student who was just dumped by her boyfriend right before their 100th day anniversay. While walking home, upset and frustrated, Ha-Young kicks a can that ends up hitting Hyung-Joon (Kim Jae Won) in the face as he is driving his expensive car and it ends up running into a wall and getting scratched. Hyung-Joon demands her to pay him back, but she ends up running away..but of course, she dropped her wallet! Hyung-Joon ends tracking her down the poor high school student and writes up an “Enslavement Agreement’ that allows Ha-Young to payback for the damages through 100 days of doing errands, cleaning and etc for Hyung-joon. She eventually figures out that Hyung-Joon lied about the price for fixing the car and eventually seeks revenge.

Movie Review:

100 Days with Mr. Arrogant is another over-the-top crazy Korean comedy romance that will definitely make you laugh. Anyone who has seen My Sassy Girl or My Tutor Friend will definitely not find this movie to be THAT great. Although it’s a cute romance, it’s not a well made one. Hyung-Joon, who is suppose to be an all time arrogant hunk… doesn’t seem as arrogant as he should have been, and as for Ha-Young, her nutty and outrageous personality sometimes are a bit too much and annoying. And even though Hyung-Joon has Ha-young under a 100 Day agreement for her to be his slave, the “dreadful” and “terrible” tasks that he gives her don’t seem all that bad, especially once the movie progresses and the expected happenings of a cliche love story start to progress. Ok..I seem to be bashing a lot on this movie, but I did actually enjoy it. There was excellent pacing, and not a single dull moment between the silly comedy and sad dramatic parts. Even though the ending was completely predictable, I found this movie to be quite fun to watch, especially with a group of people. The romance, although difficult to follow, is quite touching and fun to watch.

Oh, and is it just me..or are Korean girls in most these movies just SUPER extreme and spunky!?

My rating: 7/10
Should you watch it? Cute and predictable. If you’re in the mood for some over the top humor and a cute chick flick, go watch! It’s quite fun.

To check out other reviews on 100 Days With Mr. Arrogant check out the links below:
Imdb: 5.7/10
KFccinama: no number/letter rating
LoveHKfilm: no number/letter rating- but is poorly rated! Warning: This review has spoilers.

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B-hyeong namja chingu B형 남자친구 (My Boyfriend is Type B)

Synopsis:

Ha-Mi (Han Ji Hye) is a college student who believes the notion that a blood type determines a person’s personality and compatiblity. One day she encounters Young-bin (Lee Dong Gun), a heart throb of the school, by accident while riding the bus and calls it destiny. Problem is…Young-bin has a type B blood type, which is known to be a person who is selfish and irresponsible, a definite no-no for women!

Movie Review:

My Boyfriend is Type B is a cute and funny movie, but quite frustrating to watch. Young-Bin, played by Lee Dong Geon, although handsome and macho, is a complete arrogant and self-centered guy. Han-Mi, played by Han Ji-Hye, is the opposite however, and yet seems to fall head-over-heels for him. Perhaps I am more liberal than others, but I think Han-ji Hye’s level of tolerance was just beyond belief! The movie has it’s cute parts and can be enjoyable at times, but it is also another cliche love story of the ups and downs of going out. The acting is great, but the story isn’t top-notch in my opinion. Overall, I enjoyed watching this quirky-Korean romance- I got mad, sad, laughed and so forth, but it wasn’t anything THAT special.

My rating: 6/10
Should you watch it? Predictable and frustrating to watch, yet…cute? It is a very Korean movie, with all of it’s silly quirks and humor that get you laughing, so if you’re in the mood for a typical chick flick with lots of ups and downs, onward you go.

To check out other reviews on My Boyfriend is Type B check out the links below:
Imdb: 5.6/10
MovieXclusive:(there are 2 reviews) B- by W. Lee or 2.5/5 by Linus T.
HanCinema: 9.22/10

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Whoot! I have sooo many movies to watch still! but if anyone has any recomendations, please let me know!

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Movie Review: Little DJ

Wow..It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a movie review! =D My summer has been packed with trips and now that I’ve started work and school again, it made my transition back into reality a bit more difficult. I’ve watched a bunch of movies while I’ve been gone so here goes!

Chiisana koi no monogatari 小さな恋の物語 (Little DJ)

Synopsis:

Taro (Kamiki Ryunosuke) is a 12 year old boy from a small town that loves baseball and pretending to be a radio DJ. Due to a sickness, Taro is hospitalized and while there, he eventually becomes the lunchtime DJ at the hospital and changes the meloncholy beat at the hospital to a more light hearted one. Based on Onizuka Tadashi’s novel, Little DJ is a story about the reminiscents of young love and music.

Review:

Quick to capture your heart and attention, Little DJ is a gentle and sweet movie to watch. Main actor Kamiki Ryunosuke, who plays Taro, is a brilliant young actor with a bright future. The cute romance and feelings expressed in the movie bring light to the joy of being a child again. Some people might find Little DJ to be a typical story about a person in the hospital, but with the twist on music, romance of a girl who is a year older, and other side stories, Little Dj will no doubt, touch your heart. Honestly, I have no bad things to say about this movie, it was simply sweet and heartwarming. I think some might find it slow? but definitely not me.

My rating: 9/10
Should you watch it? Definitely. It seems like you’re typical story about incurable disease, but it’s very heartwarming.

To check out other reviews on Little DJ check out the links below:
Nhatkyviet- 4.3/5
Imdb: 8.1/10

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