[HanCinema's Film Review] "Horror Stories 2" 2013/06/14,
In "Horror Stories 2" we're treated to a small collection of horror movies. They don't really have anything to do with each other, thematically or otherwise. There's not much point getting attached to any of the characters, since relatively few of them survive beyond their original thirty-minute runtimes. And even the ones that do we never see them again. So, all that's left is to judge this movie as the sum of its parts.
The first story, The Cliff, brings horror to a rather mundane level as two friends run into trouble on a mountain. The prominent use of a Snickers bar is troublesome,...More
Now playing 2013/06/13, Source, Horror Stories 2 (15)
Horror / 95 / Korean This follow-up to "Horror Stories" (2012) is a horror movie with four separate stories made by directors Jeong Beom-sik, Kim Hwi, Kim Seong-ho and Min Gyoo-dong. The first section, "444", is set in an insurance company. New employee Seyoung (Lee Se-yeong) and her manager Park (Park Seong-woong) open old documents in a secret basement storage area. After Park recognizes Seyoung's supernatural powers to communicate with dead people, he commands her to dig into suspected fraud cases and so she begins to unravel the knotty problems that come with her ability,...More
'Mr. Go' director stakes fame on virtual star 2013/06/13, Source,
Actress Jiao Xu stars in "Mr. Go" along with Ling Ling, a computer-generated gorilla with a knack for baseball. Provided by ShowBox
Third time's the charm, so the saying goes. And the old adage is exactly what director Kim Yong-hwa and actor Seong Dong-il are banking on as they look to release yet another collaboration, "Mr. Go". Although this time around, they've also recruited the help of a gorilla and a young Chinese actress. Kim and Seong's previous works "200 Pounds Beauty" (2006) and "Take Off" (2009) both did well at the Korean box office, but the latest needs to do even better, given the hefty price tag: 12 billion won ($10.5 million),...More
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