Movie Review: The Spell That Made Us All Fall for Spellbound (2011)

Having the ability to see what normal people don't like ghosts and other unworldly things, is it a curse or a gift? Well, it depends on how you look at it. If you'd consider this as something that could save lives or bring justice to restless souls, then it's a gift. But if you'd see this…

Movie Review: The Beautiful and the Not-So-Beautiful Sides of 200 Pounds Beauty (2006)

Let's face it. We all live in a society where good looks are an advantage, resulting to the current popularity of plastic surgery and other procedures among people who want to improve their physical appearance. This new norm of plastic beauty is a strong proof that the world is becoming more and more superficial. Our…

Movie Review: Once upon a Time Ha Ji-won Did Sex Is Zero (2002)

You can't call yourself a true blue K-Drama fan if you don't know the amazing Ha Ji-won. Her immensely successful dramas such as Something Happened in Bali (2004), Secret Garden (2010), and Empress Ki (2013) catapulted her to fame, making her one of today's most popular figures in the Korean entertainment industry. Currently, Ha Ji-won…

Movie Review: A Look into One Step (2017) and Sandara’s Metamorphosis

From being a simple Korean girl who found fame in a foreign land to being one of today’s most popular Korean stars in her home country and across the globe, there is no denying that Sandara Park or Dara for short has already come a long way. So, to honor this Filipino-at-heart Korean superstar, let…

Movie Review: 5 Scenes from My Annoying Brother (2016) That Might Make You Wanna Hug Your Siblings

Who have never fought with their siblings? I bet none coz siblings are basically the most annoying human beings in the planet. HA HA HA. Some spend days engaging in a “cold war” over petty things like a damaged shirt, or a broken gadget, or because one ate the other’s favorite snack strategically hidden inside…

Movie Review: 4 Scenes That Make Gangnam Blues (2015) Bluer Than Blue

In this edition of K-Movie Corner, I’m gonna present to you Gangnam---nope, not Style by Psy but Blues---Gangnam Blues, which depicts the fictionalized history of how the now famous district of Seoul developed from just a piece of farmland in the 70s against the backdrop of several socio-political issues in that era. Gangnam Blues, released…

Movie Review: How A Werewolf Boy (2012) Proved Waiting Is Only for the Brave

Once upon a time, even before they were known as Do Bong-soon and Big Boss, respectively, Park Bo-young and Song Joong-ki first got the public’s attention through a movie that gripped everyone’s hearts. What film, you ask? It’s the 2012 fantasy romance A Werewolf Boy. This beautiful yet tragic movie tells about the story of…

Movie Review: Reasons Why Ji Chang-wook Got Us Hooked in Fabricated City (2017)

Annyeong! I'm so excited for this edition of K-Movie Corner because it's gonna be extra special. Waeyo? Firstly, I'm gonna feature Fabricated City, the debut film of my ultimate oppa, Ji Chang-wook (He actually shares the top spot in my oppa list with Lee Joon-gi. Ugh, I can't choose!), and secondly, I'm gonna review it together…

Movie Review: 5 Classic Scenes from The Classic (2003)

White tees and skinny jeans, Grimm's fairy tales and Marvel comics, 80s disco beat and soul music---what do these things have in common? Yes, they are all classics. In films, specifically Korean, there's one masterpiece that always comes to my mind when I think of classics, and that's none other than the 2003 romance-melodrama that…

Movie Review: Fun Facts About the Stars of Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2013)

Our first love, our first hero. No matter what description we’d like to attach to his name, we all call him just the same---dad. For this belated Father’s Day special of K-Movie Corner, your resident movie reviewer presents to you Miracle in Cell No. 7, a touching film about a daughter and her mentally-handicapped yet…

Movie Review: 5 Times Jun Ji-hyun Stole the Scene in The Thieves (2012)

Honestly, action movies aren't my cup of tea, but something about The Thieves got me hooked from the first to the last minute of it. Released in 2012, The Thieves was once named the most-watched Korean movie of all time, recording a whopping 13 million theater admissions. It also marked the return to the heist…

​Movie Review: 5 Proofs from Miss Granny (2014) That Our Halmonis Are Angels on Earth

Better late than never! Happy ommas’ day to all moms across dramaverse and real world! K-Movie Corner would like to honor the most important woman in our lives through this edition, and Miss Granny is no doubt the perfect film choice to do that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_wDiuRu8Jw Miss Granny is a heart-warming movie about a woman in…

Movie Review: 5 Love Lessons That The Beauty Inside (2015) Teaches Us

“Love conquers all,” they say. All hopeless romantics, myself included, will surely agree with it. This is most likely the reason why romance movies are almost always a box-office hit. And for this edition of K-Movie Corner, we’ll bring you the unconventional romantic-comedy film that is The Beauty Inside. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XcK4Elpn0s This 2015 movie based on the…

Movie Review: 10 Scenes from Train to Busan (2016) That Won’t Make You Fall Asleep

[SPOILER ALERT!] It’s true that Halloween is still a few more months away, but watching a zombie movie, especially a good one like Train to Busan, can’t wait until the end of October. This Gong Yoo-led film is definitely a treat to all zombie movie lovers out there, and I’m going to tell you why.…