Korean Movie Review: #Alive (new Train to Busan?)

Movie poster from Asianwiki I love zombie movies, and I'm also a massive fan of Korean movies/dramas, so when the two are combined into one film, you know I have to watch it. #Alive (#살아있다 in Korean, pronounced "Salaissda," meaning "live") is a 2020 Korean movie following a young man stuck in his apartment when … Continue reading Korean Movie Review: #Alive (new Train to Busan?)

Bollywood Review: Mohenjo Daro

I don't watch many Bollywood movies, but the main reason I snatched this one up at my local library because it is set during the Indus Valley Civilization in 2016 BC. The civilization spread through modern Afghanistan, Pakistan, and northern India. The title of this movie, Mohenjo Daro, refers to an actual ancient city in … Continue reading Bollywood Review: Mohenjo Daro

Korean Movie Review: Innocent Witness

It seems like forever since I talked about a Korean drama or movie. I've just been so busy with planning for college and moving before that that I haven't had much time to watch much of anything. Saying that, I watched this movie recently and I was so impressed by it that I had to … Continue reading Korean Movie Review: Innocent Witness

I Finally Watched The New Aladdin Movie

I have an extremely mixed relationship with Disney live-action remakes. There are some I absolutely love (like Cinderella from 2015 and Alice in Wonderland from 2010). And then there are the ones I was extremely disappointed with (like Beauty and the Beast from 2017 and Maleficent from 2014). So when I heard that they were … Continue reading I Finally Watched The New Aladdin Movie

Korean Movie Review: Cheese in the Trap (the movie)

Original series poster Back in 2016, a Korean drama was released called Cheese in the Trap, starring Park Hae Jin and Kim Go Eun. On the surface, it was a college romance between a rich, popular guy and a poor, hardworking girl. If that sounds familiar, that's because there have been dozens of tv shows … Continue reading Korean Movie Review: Cheese in the Trap (the movie)

Movie Review: Escape From the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story

In 1887, American journalist Nellie Bly, who was twenty-three at the time, decided to fake insanity to be admitted into the Women's Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell's Island (right off the coast of New York City). She was inside ten days before she was rescued, and then she wrote of her experiences in the book Ten … Continue reading Movie Review: Escape From the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story

Chinese Movie Reviews: Detective Dee

Since finishing the book Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee, translated by Robert Van Gulik, I was anxious to watch movies based on his character. If you're curious to read my book review and haven't, here's a link. As it turns out, there are quite a few adaptations centering around this famous magistrate during the Tang … Continue reading Chinese Movie Reviews: Detective Dee

Movie Review: Bel Canto (2018)

I just got the book this movie is based on at the library and I thought I should watch/read both around the same time. I saw a trailer for this movie earlier this year, and it really intrigued me. I’ve also read some pretty positive reviews of the book from fellow bloggers. But, in this … Continue reading Movie Review: Bel Canto (2018)