Profile: Movie: Perhaps Love (장르만 로맨스) Release Date: November 17, 2021 Runtime: 113 min. Genre: Romantic-Comedy Distributor: Next Entertainment World Language: Korean Country: South Korea
Main Cast: Ryu Seung Ryong – Hyun Oh Nara – Mi Ae Kim Hee Won – Soon Mo Lee Yoo Young – Jung Won Sung Yoo Bin – Sung Kyung Mu Jin Sung – Yoo Jin
Review: I’m not sure if I can describe this as a romcom or comedy because there’s not a lot of love here, but they are all in some kind of relationships.
The male lead is in a writing slump and meets a gay writer who is in love with him. The ML’s second wife is abroad and he deals with his first wife regularly because their son is a trouble maker. The first wife is secretly dating the male lead’s editor while the son strikes a friendship/falls in love with the neighbor lady who is married but husband is away.
It’s too complicated and chaotic when the stories all come together. I didn’t find the movie funny, except for the scene where the son finds his parents in bed together.
The other noteworthy thing is when the homophobic male lead ends up understanding and supporting the gay writer.
Profile Movie: The King (더 킹) Release Date: January 18, 2017 Runtime: 134 min. Genre: Crime / Drama Distributor: Next Entertainment World
Main Cast: Jo In Sung – Park Tae Soo Jung Woo Sung – Han Kang Sik Bae Sung Woo – Yang Dong Chul Ryu Jun Yeol – Choi Doo Il Kim Eui Sung – Kim Eung Soo Kim A Joong – Lim Sang Hee Kim So Jin – Ahn Hee Yeon
Review: This movie is mostly from the side of our lead, Park Taesu, who narrates his childhood until becoming a criminal prosecutor, and getting into Han Kang Sik’s world. The story is predictable but I loved how entertaining the story was. A lot of the shots are also very slick and vibrant that kept me interested to find out what will happen to Taesu. This is a long movie but I didnt feel bored at all. Or maybe Jo Insung is just so darn good looking.
Felt sad about his friendship with Choi Du il. Why Ryu Junyeol always takes the role of a tragic character and does it so well? I also liked how they were able to weave real life events into the story. Jung Woo Sung is so handsome and looks so untouchable in this movie. And Jo In Sung nailed his character, even when he was acting as a high schooler, looking so timid in front of Kangsik or when he finally stood up against Kangsik. I’d like to believe that he won the elections 😏.
Profile Movie: The Handmaid /Lady (아가씨) World Premiere: May, 2016 (Cannes Film Festival) Release Date: June 1, 2016 Runtime: 144 min. Genre: Thriller / Period-1930 / Erotic / Award Winning Distributor: CJ Entertainment
Main Cast: Cho Jin Woong – Uncle Kouzuki Ha Jung Woo – Count Fujiwara Kim Min Hee – Lady Hideko Kim Tae Ri – Sook Hee
Review: Mesmerizing! I finally watched this critically acclaimed movie and I loved it!
It’s 2 hours and 25 mins long but I didn’t even realized the time. Everything looked so beautiful. The story is about a fake count hiring a handmaiden to help him marry the lady and steal all her money. But turns out who is really scamming who?
There are three parts, told from different perspectives but of the same narrative, so it was interesting to realize what each character was thinking of. I honestly was so surprised after part I! I totally didn’t expect it! But i feel like I’ve seen another movie similar to this or maybe a book but I can’t remember which one. (I have never read Fingersmith). There are a lot of sexy and some torture scenes so don’t watch with your parents or if you can’t stomach these kinds of scenes.
This is Kim Taeri’s first ever role and she was phenomenal. Actually all the 4 leads were so good. And there were also some funny moments. Count’s reactions are mostly funny (Ha Jung Woo is always unintentionally funny). Even when Lady Hideko tried to hang herself and Sookhee was holding her made me chuckle.
I didnt like what happened to the count, i thought he deserved the money as much as the ladies deserved their freedom. Or maybe i’m just biased because it’s Ha Jung Woo 🤗
Movie: Escape from Mogadishu (모가디슈) Release Date: July 28, 2021 Runtime: 121 min. Distributor: Lotte Cultureworks
Main Cast: Kim Yun Seok – Han Shin Sung Jo In Sung – Kang Dae Jin Heo Jun Ho – Rim Yong Soo Koo Gyo Hwan – Tae Joon Ki Jeong Man Sik – Gong Soo Cheol Kim So Jin – Kim Myung Hee Kim Jae Hwa – Jo Soo Jin Park Kyung Hye – Park Ji Eun
Review: This movie is based on a true story when South and North Korea were fighting about UN membership. War broke out in Somalia and the two had to set aside their differences to escape from the war zone.
Loved the very slick Hollywood feel of this movie. The final car chase scene was nailbiting, even though I knew they were going to make it, I was sweating bullets watching the cars try to get past the Somalian police and rebels to get to the embassy.
What I felt this movie lacked was a resolution. For someone who didnt know the history, I wanted to know what happened after. Did SK get their UN membership or not? I think they forgot the plot in the end.