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Yesterday: Movie Review

All in all, Yesterday was a simple and heartwarming film that used The Beatles and their music as a backdrop for an equally poignant love story.  At the end of the day,  you’re set as long as you have that one person who will stick it out with you no matter what.

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Reviewing ‘Sixteen Candles’ on its 35th anniversary

It’s not just because people are more inclined to be more sensitive about a lot of things now. I would say my threshold for offensive comedy can be pretty high. In any generation though, I would expect that there is a common definition of right and wrong. I was born in the 80s but I was shocked by how this film presented teens of this generation — superficial, stupid, opportunistic. No, I can’t accept that this reflects the 80s generation as a whole. There is not one sensible person in this movie, not one.

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Nisekoi Live Action: Movie Review

All in all, Nisekoi Live Action did a great job in compressing all the materials from the manga and the anime in just 118 minutes and fun and laughter. The storytelling was fluid and simple and the chemistry among the cast members was also very solid. This is why Japanese high school movies are the best. So cute. So earnest. So over the top. I loved it.

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Love the Way You Are: Movie Review

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All in all, Love the Way You Are is far from rocket science but it manages to connect the audience to that carefree and innocent part of their youth to reminisce the joy of falling in love for the first time. It was not without its heartbreaking moments, thanks mainly to Vivian Sung’s great acting, but I would still say this is the perfect movie to watch if ever you’re in need of a pick me up after a bad day. It will definitely put a smile on your face. 

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Her Private Life: Kdrama Review

All in all, Her Private Life was so much more that its fangirling concept. It was an engaging journey about finding love, redemption, endings and beginnings in the most unexpected places. It doesn’t take an overly complicated plot or tons of kissing scenes (although the good news is that Her Private Life has plenty) to make a wonderful Kdrama work. A well planned story, with the addition of a great cast, great script and great soundtrack makes for a memorable Kdrama and this one is it.

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I Hear You: Chinese Drama Review

Sometimes, timing is everything and I watched “I Hear You” at a time I only wanted to feel love and happiness. This is all that this show promises so if you don’t mind the issues that I have presented, go ahead and follow my lead. Numb your brain for 18 hours and enjoy this show. Its still worth a watch in my book.

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Touch Your Heart: Korean Drama Review

All in all, Touch Your Heart delivered an honest, heartwarming, simple but effective love story portrayed by characters that also touch the hearts of the viewers. The final scene and dialogue, in particular perfectly captured the essence of the show. I have nothing but glowing words for this series and sincerely hope that Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na will work on another project like this one because their chemistry is just too strong to ignore.

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ToraDora : Series Review

All in all, ToraDora easily climbed up to the list of my favorite shoujo animes because it was cute, light, interesting and truthful, albeit exagerrated on the violence part (It is an anime, after all). I particularly loved the last two episodes on how they closed the journey of the five main characters on a hopeful note. Personally though, I would have chosen a kiss as a final frame for Ryuji and Taiga after all they’ve been through instead of a classic head butt but if you bring a tiger and a dragon together, you have to expect something uncoventional. Two thumbs up for this series. If I had more thumbs, I would raise them all. How’s that for a recommendation?

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Accidentally In Love: Chinese Drama Review

All in all, Accidentally in Love was light and very easy to digest. It delivered a lot of laughs, a lot of romance, absolute cuteness and great music — everything that a good romcom should be. Its the gift that keeps on giving because of its positive message. I hope Guo Junchen and Sun Yi Ning land more leading roles in the future after this series. They deserve it.

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I am not a Robot: Korean Drama Review

All in all, I am not a Robot’s main strength was the strong casting. Despite the overly lengthy dialogues, despite the poor character development and scenes that made no sense, I liked that the cast managed to gel together and pull out performances that made the audience care about what happens to them. It was a good rom com. It delivered on the happy feels and the romance but I wouldn’t go so far as to rank it among my favorites. Not yet at “Yeppo” (Pretty) level for me but it was a solid series. No doubt. 

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Strong Woman Do Bong Soon: Korean Drama Review

All in all, “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” was able to deliver a serious message about taking responsibility for one’s strengths (literally and figuratively) in a light and fun atmosphere by using sometimes over the top comedy that pokes fun at the common tropes in rom-com. It maintained audiences’ interest with a multi-faceted story that engaged and entertained from the first minute up to the last. Never a boring moment with this series, whether it was in solving crime or falling in love. But its main strength was truly the insane chemistry between the lead characters. I fervently hope that Park Hyung Sik and Park Bo Young get to work in another rom-com soon, and I mean soon. For now, I will content myself while watching this series over and over and over and over again.