Category Archives: Film and TV

TV Review – Something In The Rain

Co-posted at Heroic Cinema TV drama – 16 episodes This is the hair shirt and barbed wire pants of K-drama – if you can get through all 16 episodes, you’re a better person than me. The first kazoo in the … Continue reading

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TV Review – Itaewon Class

Co-posted at Heroic Cinema TV Series – 16 episodes I really didn’t want to love this so much. I didn’t even want to watch it. Let me explain… It started with a song. I’d never liked Park Seo-jun, but a … Continue reading

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Gaho, Ha Hyun-woo – Itaewon Class OST

30 seconds of this song made me watch a 19 hour TV series. That’s a pretty good ROI, don’t you think? This first song is so damn inspiring, it could make you stride out into the street to lead a … Continue reading

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TV Review – Love In The Moonlight

Co-posted at Heroic Cinema TV series – 18 episodes A historical entry in the “I fell in love with my eunuch” category, lifted above the ordinary by the quality of the whole cast. Kim Yoo-Jeong plays Hong Ra-on (or Hong … Continue reading

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Sandeul, Ben – Love In The Moonlight OST plus promo teaser feat. Park Bo-gum

Something a bit different this week – I’ve got a review for a K-drama series going up on Heroic Cinema today, so I thought I’d dig up a couple of songs from the OST for your delectation. And just to … Continue reading

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Film review – Pandora

Co-posted at Heroic Cinema Director: Park Jong-woo Cast: Kim Nam-gil Cast: Jung Jin-young Cast: Kim Dae-myung Cast: Kim Joo-hyun Prepare to be gruelled. This film will take every tender feeling you possess and run them through the mincer, then stomp … Continue reading

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Hugh Jackman – methadone for Armitage addicts

It’s not that I have anything against Hugh Jackman. But he’s not Richard Armitage. Which is a shame, because the world needs more Armitages. The two actors have a lot in common – they’re both 6 feet 2 inches tall, good actors, … Continue reading

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Siusin loves X Men

I’ve finally broken down and watched the X Men films, thanks largely to the Honest Trailers trailer for the most recent one. Not because I really enjoy Hollywood craptastic action films, because I mostly don’t, but for another reason altogether. … Continue reading

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My life on Heroic Cinema

I used to be funny, you know (eerily reminiscent of “I could have been a contender”). I’ve just found myself wiffling on interminably on another blog (Jordan and Eddie) about a  few of my favourite Asian films, and then spent … Continue reading

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Hollywood remakes of Asian films are bollocks

I refuse to even look at the cover of the remake of Old Boy, at least partly because I made the mistake of watching the Hollywood version of Ring. The original Korean Old Boy (trailer here, although it’s not great) is … Continue reading

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