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  • The King

    The King

    ★★★½

    The story felt like a typical gangster-buddy type of movie, except this time the movie didn't end when Jo In Sung was left to die in the streets. The ending sort of fell flat with me, and didn't do justice to the rambunctious start. However, I quite enjoyed the chemistry between Jo In Sung and Ryu Jun Yeol and their shared moments of glee and despair and for me, that subplot of their friendship carried much of the movie for…

  • I Origins

    I Origins

    ½

    Lawd, this movie gave me the greatest migraine ever. Not because it's a complex movie but bc I had such a viscerally negative reaction to it. Even as I recall some scenes from the movie now, I feel the tinge of nausea from the memory of that migraine. To be clear, I appreciate when movies try to tell unique stories but by God did everything about this feel so forced. From the acting of the main leads to the plot…

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★

    As someone who read the book, I had my own preconceived notions of what Nick and Amy would look like or what Amy's diary voice would sound like. Though my version of Amy was a bit more shrill (yes, shrewlike) with a more constant state of narrowed eyes, Rosamund Pike brought a more subtle (and better, I admit) version to life that captivated me from the get-go. I mainly remember Pike as virtue personified in her role as Jane Bennet…

  • The Lego Movie

    The Lego Movie

    ★★★★

    I don't know why I resisted laughing in the beginning of this movie but I stopped being a party pooper at the appearance of the $37 cup of coffee. I especially loved the ridiculous dei ex machina when they were momentarily stuck out on the sea. Perhaps blasphemy to some but this felt like a nimbler rendering of the story the emotionally cumbersome Wreck-It Ralph tried to tell.