Monthly Archives: July 2013

Pluto (2012) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : They are all expendable

While I went through the South Korean education system, exam scores had been always important to me and others. My teachers and parents always emphasized that I should get scores as high as possible in every exam, and I was … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Jaegers Vs. Kaijus

 “Pacific Rim” is big, loud, and, above all, exciting and interesting. There are lots of crashes and bangs as those huge CGI creatures clashing with each other on the big screen, but this is not one of those bland, bloated … Continue reading

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Spring Breakers (2012) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : And then it becomes no fun to them

 “Spring Breakers” is a gaudy exercise in callousness and recklessness. All these girls in the movie want is to get out of their boredom, and they certainly get it when they arrive in St. Petersburg, Florida. While usually wearing bikinis … Continue reading

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Campus animals in the evening (2013/07/10)

                                It is still bright, and they are active as ever despite heat.

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In the House (2012) ☆☆☆(3/4) : On seductive/dangerous writing

 Both frank and deceptive about what it is going to do, “In the House” simultaneously presents two plots and then observes how they roll together – and how they come to manipulate each other. The movie has a dark fun … Continue reading

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Cheer Up, Mr. Lee (2012) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Loser filmmakers’ comic struggle

I enjoyed small funny moments in South Korean mockumentary film “Cheer Up, Mr. Lee”, and that was why I was relatively let down by what was shown around its ending. I know the characters in the movie are not that … Continue reading

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The Lone Ranger (2013) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Meet an overblown oddball western

“The Lone Ranger” has several moments of unadulterated fun although it is messy and uneven on the whole. It is not as bad as some reviewers said, and it is certainly nice to hear William Tell Overture being pumped up … Continue reading

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Cats and a dog (2013/06/29)

                             In these days, I begin to like dogs more than cats…

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A free summer day (2013/06/28)

                                               We went to the beach near Sam-cheok, and then we went to the cave nearby. Too bad the photography is now allowed inside the cave.

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A mountain on a cloudy day (2013/06/27)

                                                                                 It was cool and cloudy, but, overall, it was a sweaty hiking at Mt. Seorak of Gang-won area.

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