Monthly Archives: March 2013

Touch of the Light (2012) ☆☆☆(3/4): His disability is a mere fact to him

 Taiwanese movie “Touch of the Light” is a simple and honest story about two good people getting closer to each other. Considering its subject and the real-life story behind it, it could have been one of those sentimental “the disability … Continue reading

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Warm Bodies (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4): Beauty and the Zombie

In short, “Warm Bodies” is a zombie version of Twilight movies. A living girl gets fallen in love with a living dead boy under an unlikely circumstance which is probably only possible in zombie movies(I will go into details later), … Continue reading

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Geese and cats in KAIST (2013/03/14)

                         Spring returns – and they are hungry as usual.

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Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : Pretty but not so great or powerful

The fantasy world in “Oz the Great and Powerful” is wonderful to watch at theater – at least during its first appearance. My eyes welcomed it when everything was turned pretty colorful, and, appreciating the efforts put into the screen … Continue reading

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My small library (2013/02/28)

                    While spending the last weekend at home for my birthday, I received two bookshelves as my recent birthday present. Here are the photos showing the process and the result.    

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Killer Joe (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : They had it coming, you know

 “Killer Joe” is an unpleasant crime movie about unpleasant people, but you may admire its no-hold-barred approach to its twisted story. I must warn you that watching it is not a pleasant experience, but it is not a dreadful experience … Continue reading

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Nobody’s Daughter Haewon (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : She’ll probably be all right in the end.

“Nobody’s Daughter Heawon” is another small, lightweight work from South Korean director Hong Sang-soo which does not escape from our expectation much. Again, we are treated with the familiar elements from his previous works: drinking, problematic romantic relationship, and funny … Continue reading

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Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : I wonder how these big guys reproduce

 To be frank with you, I had no particular expectation on “Jack the Giant Slayer”, the latest offering from the recent trend of ‘re-interpreting’ fairy tales/folklores into Hollywood blockbuster films. The results from this trend have been unsatisfying like “Mirror … Continue reading

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Stoker (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Uncle Charlie visits home

Although its interesting but flawed story does not make sense at times, Park Chan-wook’s first English-language film “Stoker” is wonderfully tense and creepy enough to hold our attention at least during its running time. Starting from a conventional thriller premise, … Continue reading

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