Films

So I Married an Anti-Fan (2016)

Director: Kim Jae-young
Screenplay: Kim Jae-young
Stars: Park Chanyeol, Yuan Shanshan, Seo Ju-hyun, Jiang Chao

About a female reporter who falls in love with a male celebrity after previously hating him and becoming an anti-fan, the polar opposite of a fan.

★★☆☆☆

First things first, they did not get married. At least in the movie; it wasn’t shown. So the title is misleading. I only watched this out of curiosity. I just wanted to see how Chanyeol acts. These days, I’m into mushy, cheesy Korean dramas that usually have happy endings so I figured this might just be another one of those. Indeed it is. However, this one has a lousy storyline. Parang whatever na lang isaksak natin sa pelikula para mabuo lang yung 1 hour 30 minutes ganyan. It actually started pretty well, it just wasn’t sustained. And the scenes leading toward the ending, I can’t even. Sige na, pwede na yan, tapusin na natin ito. Only if you have plenty of time to spare, maybe you’d consider this. Unless you are a fan of Chanyeol. Ang gwapo niya dyan, as in sa lahat ng eksena and fresh. Although, very newbie ang activing skills niya dito.

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May streetdrinking din sa China (kung dun man yan kinunan)

Nag-enjoy lang ako nung una kasi yung copy na nakuha ko has 3 different subtitles–Mandarin, English, French.

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

Days of Being Wild (1990)

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Ah fei zing zyun” (original title)

Director: Kar Wai Wong
Stars: Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau

Set in 1960, the film centres on the young, boyishly handsome Yuddy, who learns from the drunken ex-prostitute who raised him that she is not his real mother. Hoping to hold onto him, she refuses to divulge the name of his real birth mother. The revelation shakes Yuddy to his very core, unleashing a cascade of conflicting emotions. Two women have the bad luck to fall for Yuddy. One is a quiet lass named Su Lizhen who works at a sports arena, while the other is a glitzy showgirl named Mimi. Perhaps due to his unresolved Oedipal issues, he passively lets the two compete for him, unable or unwilling to make a choice. As Lizhen slowly confides her frustration to a cop named Tide, he falls for her. The same is true for Yuddy’s friend Zeb, who falls for Mimi. Later, Yuddy learns of his birth mother’s whereabouts and heads out to the Philippines.

★★★✮☆ 

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