Monthly Archives: October 2012

The animals at KAIST (2012/10/30)

                              It’s getting cold, and they are looking for something to eat.

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Skyfall (2012) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4) : James Bond returns to his root on a gloomy day

After I walked out of the screening room at last night, one audience wondered whether “Skyfall” was a Halloween movie. I was not so surprised about that reaction, because “Skyfall” is probably the gloomiest chapter in the fascinating series which … Continue reading

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Almost Che (2012) ☆☆☆(3/4) : He just wanted to get a girl out of his league…

I do not remember a lot about the 1980s in South Korea because I was very young at that time, but I know it was a violent era when many people were injustly crushed by South Korean government because they … Continue reading

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Lawless (2012) ☆☆1/2 : They were violent, stubborn, brutal, unwise, and ruthless

“Lawless” has every element it needs for telling a crime drama from the Prohibition era. Besides the good historical background well recreated on the screen, we have three criminal brothers, the associates in their moonshine business, the beautiful women attracted … Continue reading

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Dead Alive (1992) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Please prepare a barf bag just in case

Some horror movies have a mercy on the uninformed audiences who have no idea about what they will get. The opening sequence of New Zealand horror film “Dead Alive”(1992), which is also known as “Braindead”, is a good example because … Continue reading

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Cats on Sunday Afternoon (2012/10/14)

                                         They look drowsy under sunny autumn weather. The last six photos were shot at Daejeon Art Cinema theater on 2012/10/13

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Searching for Sugar Man (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Searching for a forgotten musician

Some people said life is third-rated novel, but we hear about incredible life stories stranger than fiction from time to time, and the story told in “Searching for Sugar Man” is such a case. This documentary introduces us one musician … Continue reading

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Looper (2012) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A SF thriller with clever loopholes

There is nothing particularly new about one of the time-honored traditions in science fictions in new SF thriller “Looper”, but this smart film cleverly finds good ways to deal with its subject, and I like it. Its law of causality … Continue reading

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Frankenweenie (2012) ☆☆☆(3/4) : He’s alive!

Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie” is a dark, moody, and innocent animation inspired by old classic horror films such as “Frankenstein”(1931). True to its source of inspiration, it is a black-and-white stop motion animation decorated with quirky imagination and morbid but sweet … Continue reading

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Take This Waltz (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : It’s hard not to follow heart…

Sometimes people find themselves in the difficult circumstance where heart is in conflict with brain. The heroine of “Take This Waltz” feels an urge to follow her heart, but she is not so sure about how to deal with it. … Continue reading

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