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Slumdog Millionaire (स्लमडॉग मिलियनेयर) - a short review

A movie about “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”. Who’d go watch that? Well, I did, and it was very enjoyable.

Watching a non-american movie (it was a British movie) is always refreshing.

Although there were moments where the story was little bit too forced (especially the Salim’s story line) but the love story plot was likable. A 순수한 청년 pursuing a pretty girl from brothel is always a fun story to watch.

Overly dramatic “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” theme song created a somewhat of amusing tone.

The Bollywood-style ending was spot on.

If you enjoy good love story, I recommend.

(My writing is getting worse by the day… -_-;; )

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Sick of blockbusters

I’m sick of all these super hero movies and sequels that are coming out this summer. Small movies like this one makes me feel all better though. ^^;;

YouTube version - for those without quicktime

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Movie events in May!

May 16th

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

May 22nd

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

I gotta do the midnight show for both of them! It’s been a while since I went to the movies for midnight showing. I’m excited!

And nope, I do not care about Iron Man.

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Target

옷을 사러 Target에 갔었다.

건 한시간동안

가게를 빙빙돌다가

포기하고 대신

Juno와 Reign Over Me DVD를 사들고

집에 왔다.

옷 살줄 알았으면 좋겠다.

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Leatherheads

In this time and age, it’s really hard to find a good heartfelt comedy film. All you get is overly vulgar R rated comedies like Knocked Up or some dumb crap like Scary/Date/Epic/Superhero Movie series. Oh yeah, let’s not forget all those romantic “comedies.”

I miss good old fun comedies like My Cousin Vinny, Liar Liar , and, yes, even Home Alone (but of course never the sequels). All comedies these days are either vulgar or dumb, often times both. (If you are going to be vulgar at least be smart, like Clerks.)

Being sick and tired of the genre, it’s always refreshing when comedies like Napoleon Dynamite or Down With Love comes about to give me something to laugh about. Especially when Down With Love came out, I was overly thrilled to see a classic genre of screwball comedy being resurrected.

leatherheads_l.jpgSo when I heard that George Clooney was working with Renée Zellweger to create a comedy set in 1920’s called Leatherheads, I couldn’t be happier. But after seeing some lackluster reviews, I started to worry. Then again, who can trust those bone head reviewers out there?

After watching to movie, I gotta say I’m satisfied. Although I can see why some people might not enjoy it, but I sure did. Acting was superb, the comedy was very funny and clean, and it had a story line that rang in my ear like a bedtime story. The best part was that the movie didn’t try to be anything. These days so many movies try so hard. It was great to see a light hearted comedy that doesn’t have sexual innuendoes ever other scene.

Was it worth my $10? Yes. Will it be yours? I’m not too sure. If you want to be excited, jolted, moved and have an emotional roller coaster when watching movie, this is not for you. If you enjoy movies like enjoying a afternoon tea, relaxing but enjoyable, then watch it. If you like football, then I recommend it bit more.

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혼자놀기 KFF2008 Edition

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어제 KFF2008 첫 상영인 타짜를 보러갔었다.

영화도 재미있었지만
영화를 상영한 Freer Gallery of Art구경,
근처 Smithsonian Garden에서 사진찍는것도 재미있었다.

이 글 마자 읽기, Read the rest of this entry »

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Korean Film Festival

Korean Film Festival

오늘부터 Korean Film Festival이 시작된다.

최근 영화부터 클래식까지 다양한 장르의 한국영화들을 상영한다.

꼭보고싶은 영화 목록:

  • Dasepo Naughty Girls (다세포소녀)
  • I’m a Cyborg, but That’s Okay (싸이보그지만 괜찮아)
  • Barking Dogs Never Bite (플란다스의 개)
  • Happy End (해피엔드)
  • Oasis (오아시스)
  • Peppermint Candy (박하사탕)
  • The Marines Who Never Returned (돌아오지않는 해병)

한국감독들이 직접 DC에와서 discussion panel도 한다고 한다.

오랬만에 한번 신나게 혼자놀아 보자!!!

KFF2008 홈페이지

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Like rain and sun

VIOLA AS THOMAS
Tell me how you love her, Will

WILL
Like a sickness and its cure together

VIOLA AS THOMAS
Yes, like rain and sun, like cold and heat.

Is your lady beautiful? … Tell me, is she beautiful?

WILL
Oh, if I could write the beauty of her eyes! I was born to look in them and know myself.

VIOLA AS THOMAS
And as lips?

WILL
Oh, Thomas, her lips! The early morning rose would wither on the branch, if it could feel envy!

VIOLA AS THOMAS
And her voice? Like lark song?

WILL
Deeper. Softer. None of your twittering larks! I would banish nightingales from her garden before they interrupt her song.

VIOLA AS THOMAS
She sings too?

WILL
Constantly. Without doubt. And plays the lute, she has a natural ear. And her bosom—did I mention her bosom?

VIOLA AS THOMAS
What of her bosom?

WILL
Oh Thomas, a pair of pippins! As round and rare as golden apples!

VIOLA AS THOMAS
I think the lady is wise to keep your love at a distance. For what lady could live up to it close to, when her eyes and lips and voice may be no more beautiful than mine? Besides, can a lady born to wealth and noble marriage love happily with a Bankside poet and player?

WILL
Yes, by God! Love knows nothing of rank or riverbank! It will spark between a queen and the poor vagabond who plays the king, and their love should be minded by each, for love denied blights the soul we owe to God! So tell my lady, William Shakespeare waits for her in the garden!

VIOLA AS THOMAS
But what of Lord Wessex?

WILL
For one kiss, I would defy a thousand Wessexes!

excerpt from the movie, Shakespeare in Love

나도 사랑해보고싶다…

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Obligatory Movie List - March Edition

Now Playing

Coming Soon in march

  • 21 - Hollywoodization of the true story about MIT blackjack team
  • Horton Hears a Who! - Another Dr. Seuss on silver screen

that’s it for march… even then, Horton is a maybe… -_-;;;

하나만 봐도 I’ll be happy~

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Winter Movie Catch-up

  • Lars and the Real Girl
  • The Bucket List
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  • American Gangster
  • Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything
  • No Country for Old Men
  • August Rush
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Ok… There’s a little bit of Fall movie selection and most are old but nothing’s good right now. Rambo?? -_-;;

Time to hit the dollar movie theatre!!!

As for recommendations:

  • Juno — everyone should watch this
  • Charlie Wilson’s War — only if you like politics
  • The Great Debaters — just for Denzel Whitaker’s performance
  • Michael Clayton — if you like mystery thriller (it was good to see Clooney doing something different)

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