Movie Review: #ALIVE (2020)

At a time when all of us have been put on lockdown one way or another, we understand full well what it feels like. But in a fictional world, things could always be worse. Worse as in zombies are waiting for you outside. And this is the world that one young man awakens to in…

Movie Review: Beasts Clawing at Straws (2020)

[This review contains major spoilers] It started with a bag.  The whole violent web of events in this movie started with just one bag, albeit, a bag full of money. It serves as the plot device to connect the individual stories in Beasts Clawing at Straws.  The film started in the future timeline with the money…

Movie Review: My Sassy Girl (2001)

Gyun-woo (Cha Tae-hyun) and The Girl (Jun Ji-hyun) fall in love in My Sassy Girl. Their story is, to say the least, unusual, yet it oddly makes sense. The hijinks and tomfoolery that these two creatures are beyond description. Most importantly, their characteristics match so well that you would assume they were fated to meet,…

Movie Review: On Your Wedding Day (2018)

Released in the second half of 2018, On Your Wedding Day was the most-watched romance film of that year. And it’s no surprise because leading the movie was one of Chungmuro’s A-list queens Park Bo-young. It’s the perfect summer movie for all ages – and tickles your memory of a young love that created the…

Movie Review: Sweet and Sour (2021)

Sweet and Sour is one of the numerous films that didn't quite make it into theaters last year. Thanks to Netflix, the film is now available to all – but don't expect a sweet tale with a cast you're likely to adore. https://www.youtube.com/embed/2CFeVRhzi_g Sweet and Sour begins with Da-eun (Chae Soo-bin), an overworked nurse, ministering…

Movie Review: Hit And Run Squad (2019)

As a big fan of Korean movies and dramas that involve investigation, crimes, police, and prosecution, I'm kind of picky about where I'll spend my time, and I can say this Hit and Run Squad is worth it. The narrative could also be adapted to a mini-series because of the many layers that the characters have. This…

Movie Review: Tune In For Love (2019)

Can you truly trust someone you only met a moment ago, especially if you don't know anything about their backstory? Would you welcome them into your life and let someone you don't know struck your world? Can you be fixed by a broken person or should I say, can you fix someone even if you're…

Movie Review: Unforgettable (2016)

I will never be able to listen to Dust in the Wind by Kansas the same way again after watching this movie. Unforgettable starts in a way that’s very typical of first-love-themed Korean movies. The movie opens with a radio DJ receiving a letter from someone with a very familiar name – Soo-ok. As he…

Movie Review: Sunset In My Hometown

Sometimes we have to look back so we can move forward. Sunset In My Hometown started in unfamiliar territory for me: the world of rap music. The movie’s main character Hak-soo (Park Jeong-min) is a rapper who has participated in popular TV show Show Me The Money for six consecutive years. He’s considered good in…

Movie Review: Love, Lies (2015)

It’s been a while since the last movie day here on Ahjummamshies. And since I’m currently on my post-drama slump, I decided to pick up a film that has long been on my watchlist. Love, Lies instantly piqued my interest with its trailer and synopsis alone. They incorporated themes that I personally like: music, period…

Movie Review: How Be With You (2018) Gave Love a Whole New Meaning

It's already the rainy season once again here in this side of the world, and instead of watching some feel-good flicks to brighten up the gloomy mood, my masochistic self is demanding me to see a melodrama. So for this edition of K-Movie Corner, we're gonna witness a sad yet beautiful love story that is…

Movie Review: Midnight Runners (2017) Gets Its Mission Accomplished

I've said it before that action films aren't my cup of tea, but I can always make exception for action comedy flicks especially if it stars handsome oppas. LOL. And one example of that exception is this hella entertaining buddy cop movie called Midnight Runners, which is gonna be our K-Movie Corner offering for its…

Movie Review: (An Afterlife Journey) Along with the Gods (2017)

The afterlife, whether it does exist or not, is really one topic that tickles the mind probably that's why it's a relatively common plot used in dramas and motion pictures. We've already seen several interpretations of it, but in this K-Movie Corner feature, we'll gonna experience one of the most interesting depictions of the life…

Movie Review: (All Hail) A Taxi Driver (2017)

It's our monthlong anniversary celebration, and K-Movie Corner is here to join the party! For this very special edition, we'll feature one of the Best Film nominees at this year's Baeksang Arts Awards, which by the way is only less than two weeks from happening! So let's not delay this any longer, here is our…

Movie Review: Let Us Talk About Venus Talk (2014)

Is 2018 in a hurry? Because just like that, we're almost done with the first quarter! And because March is the National Women's Month, we're gonna celebrate femininity and women empowerment here on K-Movie Corner with this 2014 sexy dramedy film called Venus Talk! The movie, locally known as The Law of Pleasures, stars three…