The Devotion of Suspect X

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Unless you follow the Galileo series, you’ve probably not seen this story before. This movie stars Wang Kai, an actor I adore who also played in ‘Love me if you dare’. This movie isn’t the best but given that there was no background to the story like the Japanese movie did, but it’s still really good as a whole.

We follow Chuan Tang (Wang Kai), a physic’s professor who helps the police with complex murder investigations as he can provide a different perspective. After a man was found murdered next to a Levee, suspicion falls on the victim’s ex-wife. While investigating Miao Luo (Ye Zuxin) mentions to Chuan Tang that he had met a man that was subscribed to the same publication as he. This leads Chuan Tang to find his friend Hong Shi (Zhang Luyi). The more Chuan Tang Looks into the case the more that he worries that Hong Shi is involved.

This is a fun movie. It’s not the best rendition of the story but it’s not horrible. Wang Kai did an excellent job portraying Chuan Tang. Zhang Luyi also got the aloof intelligent man down as well. The actors really make you feel for the characters as well. The original story gives the complex parts of people with higher intelligence also the intricate way that everything was planned out. I would suggest watching it when you can, I say this in theaters so it might be a little while till it’s out on the internet, or dvd.

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Like for Likes

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This has been popping up on my dramafever lately and I felt like I should watch it. I’m so happy that I did.

We follow 3 couples, that are all looking for love. Some have to overcome their own personal feeling about themselves, while others are simply looking for love in the wrong places. Recently out of the military, Jin Woo (Yoo Ah In), a famous actor , turns down a role in Gyung A’s (Lee Mi Yeon) latest drama. After having gone into the military right after a one night stand, Jin Woo is unaware of Gyung A’s child until after a wedding. He is certain at that point that the child is his but Gyung A refuses to comment on it.

Meanwhile, Sung Chan (Kim Ju Hyeok), a Japanese restaurant owner, starts a lease a new apartment right before his wedding. However, his finacé leaves him and he has the apartment to himself. The person he leased it from, Joo Ran (Choi Ji Woo), was swindled out of her money and now has no place to stay. Sung Chan offers to share the apartment with her, he even goes as far to introduce her to a friend who is looking for a romantic partner. What could be better?

A regular at Sung Chan’s restaurant, Soo Ho (Kang Ha Neul) is a songwriter, but after being in a car accident in high school, he looses his ability to hear. After meeting Na Yeon (Esom) at the restaurant and having a good time, he falls in love but can never admit that he’s deaf to her. This leads to them exchanging messages on facebook, waiting a long time before meeting again.

This is a really cute movie that I enjoyed. The character development was subtle but there through out. I found myself rooting a bit more for one couple over others, but that’s normal when it comes to stories involving multiple couples. The pairings’ chemistry were perfect and believable. If you want a nice light hearted movie you should give this movie a try.

I’ve Always Liked You

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This is a very cute movie for all the shojō lovers in the audience. It circles around the 7 teenagers in the poster, however, the main characters are Enomoto Natsuki and Setoguchi Yū.

Natsuki and Yū have been best friends since they were children. Natsuki tries to confess her love to Yū but chickens out last minute. She lies and tells him that she actually wants to use him as practice so that she can practice her confession on him. He agrees to be her friend but he secretly loves her and doesn’t want her to be with anyone else. Meanwhile, Mochizuki Sōta is in love with Hayasaka Akari and struggles with his feelings to confess. Simultaneously, Serizawa Haruki and Aida Miō are in a weird middle ground between dating and being friends.

This is a shojō at it’s finest. I would have loved this story to be in a full anime form, but I recognise that there isn’t enough story to stretch out in 4 hours. The story really draws you in and you want each of the couples to have a succesful relationship. This is a movie that I really enjoyed and it gave me something that I didn’t have to watch for too long.

 

Control Tower

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Well, it’s been a minute since I’ve reviewed a Yamazaki Kento Film and so I delved back to 2011 to Control Tower and watched it. The first thing that You notice in his film is how young he looks. Though back then he would have been 16 years old so it’s to be expected.

We follow, Kakeru (Yamazaki Kento), he’s a boy bored with the repetitiveness of life. One day, Mizuho (Hashimoto Ai) transfers into his class and starts talking with him. After quite a bit of pestering, Kakeru starts to open up to her and treats her as a real friend. After finding his father’s old guitar, Mizuko suggests they make a band. Slowly they begin to grow together as people and friends.

This is a very touching movie, it shows how friendship can change a person. Mizuko is definitely a manic pixie dream girl, she changes Kakeru’s life and then disappears. However, I love the use of the character archetypes to further the story. The friendship depicted in this movie is quite sweet and felt real, which was refreshing.Overall, this was good movie and it shows how much Yamazaki-san has grown in his acting abilities.

Like Father Like Son

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This is not an easy movie to watch, mainly because it deals with suddenly finding out that your child is not your biological child and the ramifications of it.

The Nonomiya family is living their life like normal when one day Midori (Ono Machiko) gets a phone call from the hospital where their son Keita (Ninomiya Keita) was born. They are requested to be met. Midori and Ryota (Fukuyama Masaharu) go and are told that their child was swapped at birth. The Nonomiya family and the Saiki family meet and together they must decide whether or not to swap their children.

This movie really tugs on the heart strings. I can not even imagine what the people in this situation would really do. The actors were perfect and really brought the mixed emotions to the audience. This is a really good movie to watch if you want a more emotional movie.

All Readers Please Read!!!!!

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I have been bored lately so I wanted to get some feedback from the people who are always around. I have prepared a little survey with 6 questions and 4 or them are multiple choice. All answers are annonymous so feel free to say what ever you feel, but trolls all know who you are. You can either click on the image above or Here to pop over to the survey. I want to thank everyone who takes the time in advance. You’re awesome.

Midsummer Formula

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If you loved the Galileo series then this is right up your alley. This is the movie continuation after season 2 of Galileo. Just think of it as a 2-hour long episode of the series.

We follow Yukawa Manabu (Fukuyama Masaharu) who has been invited to give a talk about  Submarine Mineral Resources Development in Harigaura. However, on his second day there another lodger was found dead on the shore. Tsukazaka Kyohei (Yamazaki Hikaru), a young boy visiting his family, mentions how the death of the man makes no sense. Kishitani Misa (Yoshitaka Yuriko) Yukawa takes a liking to the young boy and together they try and figure out what happened. That is until Yukawa figures it out and makes sure that Kyohei never finds out.

I love the series and this is a really good continuation of it. I might have a mild crush on Fukuyama and his fabulous acting. This is definitely a movie to watch if you like crime fighting mysteries or the Galileo series.