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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #765 on: October 19, 2010, 12:35:23 AM »



Title: Please Teach Me English
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Year:2003 / South Korea
Director:Sung-su Kim
Writing:Hye-yeong No (Writer)
Rating:
Length:113 Min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35
Audio:Korean: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:Chinese, English

Stars:
Na-yeong Lee as Yeong-ju Na
Hyuk Jang as Moon-su Park
Angela Kelly as Catherine
In-mun Kim as Yeong-ju's grandfather
Mun-hee Na as Moon-su's mother

Plot:
Young-ju is a naive girl who works in the district office passing her time uneventfully. One day, a foreigner stops by the office to complain, but nobody in this office speaks a word of English. Out of shame, the office director commands Young-ju to enroll in a language institute. However, Young-ju falls head over heels in love with Moon-su who is enrolled in the same English class. Moon-su is a real lady-killer who works at a women's shoe store. She tries everything to get his attention, but he seems completely uninterested in anything except learning English. In response, Young-ju decides to master English because it seems to be the only thing that Moon-su cares about......

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My Thoughts:
A fun quirky romantic comedy with some nice visuals. The lead actress did a good job as a mousy and ditzy love-sick girl. She was a joy to watch. She reminded me a little of Yankumi from Gokusen.



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« Last Edit: October 19, 2010, 12:59:36 AM by Tom »



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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #766 on: October 19, 2010, 11:54:06 PM »
   Love, So Divine
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Year:2004 / South Korea
Director:In-mu Heo
Writing:In-mu Heo (Writer), Eun-kyeong Yun (Writer)
Rating:Category IIA
Length:108 Min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Audio:Korean: DTS ES 6.1 (Discrete), Korean: Dolby Digital 5.1, Cantonese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:Chinese, English

Stars:
Sang-woo Kwone as Kim 'Pedro' Gyu-shik
Ji-won Ha as Yang Bong-hie
In-kwon Kim as Shin Seon-dal
In-mun Kim as Father Nam
Seon-hwa Kim as Sister Kim

Plot:
Kyushik is a serious theological student whose single and long-term goal is to serve God and become a priest. Just before his ordination, Kyushik is assigned to serve a small church in rural area. Kyushik meets Father Nam's niece, Bongshee, who just came back from the US, only to find that her "believed-to-be love of her life" has left for another girl. During his confession, Kyushik is ordered to prepare Bongshee for baptism.
Day by day, they are attracted to each other. As Kyushik's ordination date approaches, Bongshee's ex-boyfriend returns to win her back. They both must make the decisions of their lifetime.

Extras:
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My Thoughts:
A good movie, but maybe a little disappointing. It's just your average romantic comedy without any real hightlights. Both actors did a good job though.

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« Last Edit: October 20, 2010, 11:22:24 PM by Tom »



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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #767 on: October 20, 2010, 08:30:43 PM »
As you have probably noticed, I have been playing with my review template recently. But I am still not quite happy with it. Do you have some ideas for improvement?



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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #768 on: October 20, 2010, 09:09:32 PM »
As you have probably noticed, I have been playing with my review template recently. But I am still not quite happy with it. Do you have some ideas for improvement?

Looks pretty good to me. I would put the core infos next to the cover, not below. And maybe include the distributor and the release date.
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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #769 on: October 20, 2010, 09:11:01 PM »
I think it looks pretty good.

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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #770 on: October 20, 2010, 09:18:45 PM »
As you have probably noticed, I have been playing with my review template recently. But I am still not quite happy with it. Do you have some ideas for improvement?
I would put the core infos next to the cover, not below.

I like this idea too. Otherwise everything looks great.

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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #771 on: October 20, 2010, 09:57:11 PM »
Is this better (in regards of formatting)?



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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #772 on: October 20, 2010, 09:58:22 PM »
I'd get rid of the lines now, it looks kind of cluttered now.

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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #773 on: October 20, 2010, 10:03:45 PM »
I'd get rid of the lines now, it looks kind of cluttered now.

I have removed one and moved another. Does it look better now?



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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #774 on: October 20, 2010, 10:09:47 PM »
I like the way it looks now.  :thumbup:

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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #775 on: October 20, 2010, 10:14:46 PM »
Try removing the line after the Wiki link.

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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #776 on: October 20, 2010, 10:35:36 PM »
Try removing the line after the Wiki link.

Personally I liked it better with the line. What is the general opinion on this?



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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #777 on: October 20, 2010, 10:44:58 PM »
Try removing the line after the Wiki link.

Personally I liked it better with the line. What is the general opinion on this?

You're right...put it back.

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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #778 on: October 20, 2010, 11:04:56 PM »
What about this?

   Love, So Divine (2004, South Korea) IMDb | Wikipedia

Jan 1, 2009 by Distributor (R3)
Director:In-mu Heo
Writing:In-mu Heo (Writer), Eun-kyeong Yun (Writer)
Rating:Category IIA
Length:108 Min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Audio:Korean: DTS ES 6.1 (Discrete), Korean: Dolby Digital 5.1, Cantonese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:Chinese, English

« Last Edit: October 20, 2010, 11:06:36 PM by goodguy »
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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #779 on: October 21, 2010, 12:11:00 AM »
    My Little Bride (2004/South Korea)
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EDKO Films (Hong Kong)
Director:Ho-joon Kim
Writing:Sun-il Yu (Writer)
Length:116 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Audio:Korean: DTS ES 6.1 (Discrete), Korean: Dolby Digital 5.1, Cantonese: DTS 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:Chinese, English

Stars:
Rae-won Kim as Park Sang-min
Geun-Young Moon as Seo Bo-eun
Sun-yeong Ahn as Teacher Kim
Bo-kyeong Kim as Ji-su
In-mun Kim as Bo-eun's grandfather

Plot:
Boeun is an ordinary high school girl who worries about her study and gets a crush on baseball team ace at school. One day, her grandfather orders her and Samgmin to get married. Sangmin, who grew up with Boeun and now an university student, always makes fun of Boeun and treats her like a little sister. Although both of them object this marriage, their undercover marriage life begins and Boeun even starts dating the team ace. It seems everything goes smooth until Sangmin is assigned to Boeun's school as a pupil teacher...

Extras:
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  • Production Notes
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  • Trailers


My Thoughts:
The cover doesn't help disclaim the notion that this is some sick movie. They chose to show her like she is supposed to be some little girl. But she is a 16 year old high school student and he is in his early 20s. Of course she is still too young to marry, but it is handled quite well here. They both are forced by their families into this marriage and they both are opposed to this idea. They never crossed the line in this movie of making it immoral.
The movie is worth a watch, even though it may not have any particular surprises

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« Last Edit: October 21, 2010, 12:26:27 AM by Tom »