Films

The Bling Ring (2013)

Director: Sofia Coppola
Writers: Sofia Coppola, Nancy Jo Sales (based on the Vanity Fair article “The Suspect Wore Louboutins” by)
Stars: Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Emma Watson

Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities’ whereabouts in order to rob their homes.

★★✮☆☆

I was just curios, because you know, it’s from real life events in Hollywood.

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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

Windstruck (2004)

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Nae yeojachingureul sogae habnida (Let Me Introduce (You to) My Girlfriend) (original title) 

Director: Jae-young Kwak
Writer: Jae-young Kwak
Stars: Ji-hyun Jun, Hyuk Jang, Su-ro Kim

The heart-warming romance story between Kyungjin and Myungwoo. Even though he has passed away, he will be always with Kyungwoo forever.

★★★✮☆

I’ve forgotten how this story goes. I’m also not sure if I also cried the first time I saw it. Kung gusto mo ng masakit sa puso, ito yun.

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

Metro Manila (2013)

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Director: Sean Ellis
Stars: Jake Macapagal, John Arcilla, Althea Vega

Seeking a brighter future in megacity Manila, Oscar Ramirez and his family flee their impoverished life in the rice fields of the northern Philippines. But the sweltering capital’s bustling intensity quickly overwhelms them, and they fall prey to the rampant manipulations of its hardened locals. Oscar catches a lucky break when he’s offered steady work for an armored truck company and gregarious senior officer Ong takes him under his wing. Soon, though, the reality of his work’s mortality rate and the murky motives of his new partner force Oscar to confront the perils he faces in his new job and life.

★★★✮☆