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I like korean films but I cant really stand their dramas or quirky comedies. If someone is not dying its not for me.
I like Korean and Japanese Drama and Movies. I love the quirk, the color, the tone. I think they're so waaaay ahead of hollywood.
But you have to take them at face value initially. It's just like how one should appreciate shounen, you know? You'll have to understand that it's shounen, and not expect it to be some other thing that it's not.
I dont know about the tv shows because I havent watched any of them, but specifically about korean drama movies and quirky comedies, I just dont think they do those genres that well. Maybe I am taking it at face value when I shouldnt or its some sort of cultural awareness that I lack, but I just find them overall very weak. I guess in a sense I compare them with korean thrillers, which a lot of them, in my opinion, are works of art and hold that high standard across the board. There are few quirky films that I do enjoy, like I am cyborg or comedies like the good, the bad and the weird, but those I think are elevated because of the genius of their respective directors and are rare. Actually I think the later is better described as an action comedy now that I think about it.
Hmm... try watching A Moment to Remember. It's a romance movie- so not the thriller types. But I found it really beautiful. Cinematography, music, story, right balance of fuzzy and drama.
Also, the first movie that made waves here in the Philippines, and which, I would assume, started the k-drama sensation: My Sassy Girl (which was POORLY remade by Hollywood with Elisha Cuthbert). I found it a bit too long- Korean movies at that time had a certain syndrome of dragging things out. But it was a great romantic-comedy-turned-drama. The heroine was so annoying but when the twist was revealed everything about the movie turned upside down.
Or.. speaking of comedies, Sex Is Zero. Laugh out loud college-humor funny yet still (sigh, must everything turn out this way) had a dramatic climax.
I was a sucker for K-movies, too (haven't watch any these days). Be it rom-com or action-thriller or drama. I do think Korean writers and directors are great and on-par (if not better) with Hollywood ones.
About the Korean showing in SM, is that free or what? 'Cause me and my friends are interested to watch one of those. It'd be cool if it was free.
Usually those film fests are for free. I know Eiga Sai (the annual Jap film fest) is for free. Since they're doing it to promote their movies- their culture, and their art to reach a broader market.
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and it's a way of boasting about their films.
speaking of... Why hasn't anyone here commented on [b]On the Job/b]? I dunno, kasi di ko pa napanood. Pero rave reviews talaga, and even my very hard-to-please film major friends seemed impressed.
- napaluha ako sa movie na toh badge
My favorites by the way:
Lovers' Concerto (simple pero maganda yung message ng movie)
Spellbound (Yung pinanood namin sa Korean Film Fest last year)
Il Mare (where The Lake House a Moments of Love are adapted)
I love Son Ye Jin
Yung close friend ko si Jeon Ji Hyun favorite niya
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why the sudden interest in k movies? aside from jinri park moving back to korea to improve her acting chops...
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i've been trying, pero di tlaga ako ma hook sa k-stuff. dunno why. right now, i want to watch 'what dreams may come'. i miss that stunning movie..
I didn't like Windstruck much..
Question: how is it possible that I am downloading a torrent (it shows the download speed and it's pretty decent) but there are zero seeds?