Profile Movie: Always (오직 그대만) Release Date: October 20, 2011 Runtime: 108 min. Distributor: Showbox Country: South Korea
Plot A love story between a struggling boxer and a blind woman. Can they beat the odds and have a happy ever after or are they destined to have a tragic ending?
Main Cast So Ji Sub – Cheol Min Han Hyo Joo – Jung Hwa
Review So Ji Sub really makes sad tortured souls with a heart of gold look so dreamy. or maybe I am just a big fan of him. I couldn’t stop staring at his eyes, brushing his messy hair and hug him and say “It’s alright”.
Jung Hwa is lucky she meet a decent guy who didn’t care if she was blind, and didn’t take advantage of her. It was just a bonus that Cheol Min was handsome and sexy.
I actually didn’t expect a happy ending since Korean movies tend to go darker than Kdramas. I really thought Cheol Min will sacrifice himself by donating his own eyes to Jung Hwa because he felt guilty that he indirectly caused the accident that made her blind. Maybe because I just recently re-watched this super classic music video of Kiss – Because I’m a Woman. LOL.
I can’t say I agree with Cheol Min’s idea to pay for Jung Hwa’s surgery but I guess that’s the best that he could do given the situation. And him not contacting Jung Hwa after was understandable since he was also in pain and needed to recover.
That scene when Jung Hwa finally recognized Cheol Min made me also cry and I’m so happy when they met again!! Cheol Min accepted Jung Hwa as she were, and likewise, Jung Hwa is there to support Cheol Min too. I believe they are still together now, and still very happy!
Profile: Movie: New Year Blues (새해전야) Release Date: February 10, 2021 Runtime: 114 min. Distributor: Acemaker Movie Works Country: South Korea
This is a story of 4 different couples a week before New Year. The movie is quite long, clocking in at almost 2 hours. Halfway I was started to get a little bored because the story kept switching between the 4 couples. I think 4 was too much. This would have been better if there were only 3 couples that we needed to focus on.
My fave couple was Kim Kang Woo and Yoo Inna (or maybe I’m just biased towards Kangwoo 😊). I like the gruff bodyguard and sweet female couple.
My fave story/ending was Lee Dong Hwi and Chen Du Ling plus Yum Hye Ran as the sister. I also cried when Dong Hwi’s character was confessing to his fiance. and laughed when he came out of the drum.
The most romantic setting is Lee Yeon Hee and Yoo Yeon Seok in Argentina although their story seems out of place. (Sidenote: why does Yeonhee keeps going abroad when she gets heartbroken lol) and the funny cameo of Choi Siwon.
The one I was confused because I didn’t know why they were fighting in the first place was Yoo Teo and Choi Soo Young’s characters. They seemed to be okay, I think it was more on guilt from the guy’s side.
Profile: Movie: The Terror Live (더 테러 라이브) World Premiere: July 26, 2013 (PiFan) Release Date: August 1, 2013 Runtime: 97 min. Genre: Suspense-Thriller / Media Distributor: Lotte Entertainment Country: South Korea
Cast: Ha Jung Woo – Yoon Yonghwa Lee Kyung Young – Cha Dae Eun Jeon Hye Jin – Park Jung Min Kim So Jin – Lee Ji Soo
Review: A gripping thriller from start to finish!! I was so tense, i didnt know how this would end. 🥺
A guy called up Yoon Yeonghwa’s radio program threatening to bomb the Mapo Bridge and he did! Instead of reporting to police, Yeonghwa instead tried to talk to the caller for an exclusive coverage. Will they be able to find the caller before he kills more people?
The whole movie takes place in Yeonghwa’s radio show. Ha Jung Woo is always amazing 🥰
Of course there are a lot of unbelievable events like how the terrorist was able to plant so many bombs everywhere, and even the twist of who it was, was.. not so surprising, but more on disbelief on my side. There also wasnt enough background about the terrorist to feel sympathy for him or understand how he planned everything. The voice was so familiar that i was surprised when the real culprit was shown. Turns out #KimDaeMyung was the voice actor!!
It also makes you think if you were Yeonghwa, what would you have done? How can you resolve the terror while minimizing the damage? I still think the terrorist was wrong but i can understand why he did it. And the last thing that Yoon Yeong Hwa did 🤯
Movie: The Call (콜) Release Date: November 27, 2020 Runtime: 114 min. Genre: Mystery / Thriller Distributor: Next Entertainment World Language: Korean Country: South Korea
Main Cast: Park Shin Hye – Kim So Yeon Jun Jong Seo – Oh Young Suk Kim Sung Ryung – So yeon’s mom Park Ho San – So Yeon’s dad Lee El – Young suk’s mom
Review: Scary!! The movie is about a girl who is able to communicate to a girl who used to live in the same house using an old wireless phone. Just when she thought she saved her from being killed by her stepmom, turns out she unleashed a monster.
I was loving the movie until that gas explosion scene and the story went downhill very very fast.
I’d blame this with the main protagonist who I thought was dumb. Everything that happened to her happened because she made too many stupid decisions.
And the while parallel universe logic was too simple and unbelievable. Everything changes in the future but its only physical. She never gets the memories from the past and that knowledge to help her win against the girl.
And that final twist at the end was too much. I almost didn’t see it because I thought the movie was over and wasn’t paying attention. I’d say they should have scrapped it.