Films

22 Jump Street (2014)

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Stars: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college.

★☆☆☆☆

I ran out of Korean dramas to watch and I thought this movie would make me laugh. I was wrong. Ang chaka nito. Di ko rin alam kung pa’no ko natapos.

Films

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

Director: Jon M. Chu
Writer: Ed Solomon
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan

The Four Horsemen resurface and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet.

★★★☆☆

Magic tricks never fail to amaze me. This one has several scenes that are worth replaying. However, I enjoyed the first movie more.

Films

Secretly, Greatly (2013)

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Eun-mil-ha-gae eui-dae-ha-gae (original title)

Director: Cheol-soo Jang (as Chul-soo Jang)
Writers: Bang-hyun Kim, Hong-gi Yun
Stars: Soo-hyun Kim, Gi-woong Park, Hyun-woo Lee

Three undercover North Korean agents live happily in South Korea while waiting for their order. One day, an unexpected order arrives, but it’s not what they expected.

★★★☆☆

Kim Soo-hyun showcased excellent acting on this one.

Films

The Thieves (2012)

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Dodookdeul (original title)

Director: Dong-hoon Choi (as Choi Dong Hoon)
Stars: Yun-seok Kim, Jung-jae Lee, Hye-su Kim

In order to let things cool down from their latest heist, Popeye and his group of thieves go to Macau on a job. But the mastermind behind this job is none other than Popeye’s old partner Macau Park, who escaped with 68kg of gold several years ago on their last job together. Macau Park brought Chinese thieves as well but little did they know what Macau Park planned for each one of them. His plan takes an unexpected turn when Popeye brings Pepsi, a genius safe-cracker and old flame of Macau Park, to settle the old score. The thieves’ target is a $20 million diamond known as ‘Tear of the Sun’, kept safely away in a casino, brought there to be sold by a notorious Chinese fence. While working together to steal this fabled diamond, they all have their own agenda to keep the diamond for themselves. But who will succeed and live to see another day?

★★★☆☆

Films

Train to Busan (2016)

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Busanhaeng (original title)

Director: Sang-ho Yeon
Stars: Yoo Gong, Soo-an Kim, Yu-mi Jeong

While a zombie-virus breaks out in South Korea, a couple of passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

When I saw the trailer, I knew I just had to see this one. Good thing they released it on the Philippines sooner. I waited for over two weeks to see it, and I went to see it all by myself. The movie is sooooooo good. Haven’t watched such thriller film in a while. Just when you thought every idea about zombie movies have been extracted, Korea gives a fresh new take on the genre.

★★★★☆