Monthly Archives: May 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness(2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Vigorous calisthenics within its playground

 “Star Trek Into Darkness” does its calisthenics vigorously within its playground. After the decent start with “Star Trek”(2009), J.J. Abrams goes all the way again with crashes and bangs, and it is certainly thrilling to watch, but it remains within … Continue reading

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After Earth (2013) ☆☆(2/4) : A survival camp with dad – on the Earth

 My demand is not that big when I enter the screening room for reviewing SF film. Regardless of the level of my expectation, I merely want to be entertained or excited by what it wants to show and tell us, … Continue reading

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Chicken with Plums (2011) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5) : Last week of an artist

“Chicken with Plums” is a film which would not have worked at all if it had been without its own distinctive style and humor. Its story is so old-fashioned that the movie is frequently on the verge of looking silly … Continue reading

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Before Midnight (2013) ☆☆☆1/2(3/5/4) : It’s still wonderful to meet them again

After long years, they live together as a couple. They are no longer two young students who accidentally met each other for the first time in “Before Sunrise”(1995), and they are more jaded than when they came across the possibility … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Double (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A dangerous life with dictator’s son

One of my morbid childhood memories is associated with those pulpy anti-communism magazines published for South Korean elementary school students. Whenever I found nothing to read, I zealously read these magazines in my classroom because they told me lots of … Continue reading

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Fast & Furious 6 (2013) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : Outrageous & Preposterous as usual

At the certain point during one of the action sequences in “Fast & Furious 6”, the audiences around me burst into a big laugh because they could not simply believe what happened on the screen. When one character was hurled … Continue reading

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The Croods (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A colorful prehistoric quest for new shelter

Appreciating “The Croods” as a well-made animation feature film for family audiences, my mind went astray and reflected on one small memory from my childhood years. As a little nerdy movie fan, I constantly watched movies through the VHS tapes … Continue reading

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