Friday, October 26, 2007

I'm Cyborg But That's Ok

First of all, I feel betrayed by my own stupid idea hehehe...may be I shouldn't believe all the bias review that seems to me like they were trying to make it look bad...or maybe it's me who being always in a different point of view with everyone...after reading so many reviews about this movie that make it sound not cool at all...I've decided not to watch it until now...but after watching it...I guess all **I mean some of them**the reviews was not telling the truth about what the movie trying to tell us.

This is what I think, well it's depends on what u guyz think wouldn't know what a pshyco thinking, or what they manage to do, how they create an illusion around them, how they satisfied their needs and how they describe about life...this is what the movie trying to tell us...well of coz this is not the love story that you wanna watch if u're so into the typical type of storyline...but still u can find one in the movie without trying to show it clearly...come on how do u think a pshyco express their u tend think they really understand what is love...instead of referring them as pshyco now i think these pshyco people is actually  having a great life in their own way ^___^.

Besides, at least I get the idea why they manage to gain all the attention and you really think it's because Rain was in the cast? well one of the reason maybe...but the actors line is quite great...the other pshyco patient make it even interesting...

If you think you gonna watch it...first you have to put aside all the reviews you have read...and stop hoping for a similarity in a up a little bit...only that way you'll understand what they trying to tell you....especially the ending part hahaha it's supposed to be 18+ so if u're not getting the idea that means u're still underage Big Smile

Synopsis:Our Little Secret, She is Cyborg!

Young-goon (Im Soo-jung) enters a Mod psychiatric hospital rich with extravagant imagination and fantasies. She scolds the fluorecent lights and worries about the vending machines as she thinks she is cyborg.

Il-soon (Jung Ji Hoon), a man who believed he can steal other peoples traits, keep a close eye on Young-goon, the new patient.

A Cyborg Shouldn't EAT?

Both of them are uniquely eccentic, but to each other, the counterpart looks all the more special.

Il-soon sets all his abilities into motion to help Young-goon eat, since she become thinner and thinner from her diet of batteries. He steals 'the sleep flying method' to help Young-goon move freely about. And he steals the ability to yodel to sing to Young-goon when she feels low.

Finger tingling, hearts throbbing,
Our Love Is Currently Charging!

Il-soon promises to run to the rescue at any time for 'a life time warranty' on the cyborg. And Young-goon, though the knows a cyborg should not, start to feel attraction for Il-soon. But Young-goon continues to refuse eating and falls in grave danger while Il-soon prepares the ultimate method to help her.

When love is at stake,
It's OK To Be a Cyborg!.


Introducing the best couple of the Mod Asylum.

Thinks she is a cyborg/ Cha Young-goon.

Incredibly slender with really big eyes, Young-goon. She always carries a bag that is bigger than her, filled with PC mouse, a radio, has daily underwear, dentures, a clock etc. Because she thinks she is a cyborg and cannot eat, she carries around a lunch box full with batteries and worries about new ways to recharge herself. She enjoys talking with the vending machine and the lights and sneaks inside a grandfather clock without hesitation. She is the most unique patient, even in the Mod Asylum.

Thinks it's ok that she is a cyborg/ Park Il-soon.

Tall and innocent with a warm smile, Il-soon.
Due to a painful memory when he was young he wears variuos masks and thinks he might vanish one day. He steals other people things, traits, specialities and identities. And thus, he is all around talented man recognized by the patientsa of the Mod Asylum. He is pure hearted man who thinks he can do anything for the new patient, Young-goon.



The film opened in South Korea on December 8 2006, and was the number one movie at the box office in its opening weekend, grossing $2,478,626, mostly on the strength of director Park Chan-wook and the star-power of Rain (Bi). However, in its second weekend, it plummeted by 76%, and by its third weekend it was pulled from most screens.

By its third weekend, I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK sold approximately 780,000 tickets. In contrast, Park's films JSA, Oldboy, and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance all had easily sold over 3 million. As such, I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK is regarded as a box office flop, although still critically acclaimed. This includes winning an Alfred Bauer Award at the 57th Berlin International Film Festival and being selected as the opening film for the HK International Film Festival. Also, at the 43rd Baeksang Award in Korea in 2007, Rain (Jung Ji-Hoon) and Im Su-Jeong were nominated for New Best Actor and Best Actress. Rain won the award while Im Su-jeong lost to The Fox Family' Park Si-yeon.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

And I Hate You So

Another beautiful movies that i could not say no to...even if it was release back on 2000 but still this is the movie that I will rewatch again and again. Well this romantic comedy quite nice to watch well something that you already know what the ending could just beautiful...

1st Episode: 

The hate starts on a bad day for Luna Ng (Kelly Chen) - a headstrong writer with a daily newspaper column called Luna Talk (better translated as "Menstrual Cycle"). First her power is cut off, then she breaks her coffee cup in a local cafe and finally is denied an old record in an antique shop. The vinyl platter has special significance - she gave the special edition release to her ex-boyfriend as a gift, only to find it now in a shop rack complete with her old note written on its cover. She begs the shop owner (retro Teresa Mo) to sell it back to her but it's not for sale. Popular radio disc-jockey Cheung Yung (Aaron Kwok) has it on hold. The store owner calls Cheung and tells him about the LP's history but he refuses to let Luna buy it.

Later on, while hosting his radio show Vinyl Record Courier, Cheung tells his listeners how he refused to let the woman have the record he placed on hold, despite that very disc being a cast-off lover's gift. He adds that he hopes the lady in the shop will feel the "beauty of regret" after his denying her a personal momento to cling on to.

Luna is listening to the radio show. And far from feeling this "beauty", she's incensed by Cheung's words. She fires back at him through her column the next day and names him specifically. Cheung in turn responds on air, this time knowing who the lady in the store was. Luna replies by splashing wine on his face at a party and Cheung starts planning "long-term strategies". He gets reading up on her columns past and present and gets to know more about, and as a result get closer to, his rival...

While that's the start of the main story, there's a second, lesser plot travelling along too. The antique shop owner is somewhat lonesome, sitting alone in her curios shop squeezing her zits all day. She gets herself a dog and through it meets a like-minded man (Eric Tsang). Their companionship builds steadily as the film cuts back to them every now and then. But placed against the superstar-led main story, this thread seems sidelined, ambiguous and without conclusion.

And I Hate You So holds a lighthearted, often playful pace as it covers relationships forming, and and relationships not to be. The pace also benefits from an enjoyable premise for its main romance. Barring the Teresa Mo and Eric Tsang plot, the main story follows a steady course that's only interrupted once - a skippable internet chat show sequence which plays more as a name placement than as having any bearing on the story proper. Several aspects aren't adequately described in the plot however, in particular Luna's relationship with a character played by Mark Lui. The inclusion of the Vinyl Record Courier radio show in the story offers pleasing musical backgrounds with oldies of the Edith Piaff variety added to the soundtrack - a laidback change as nice on the ears as the film is on the eyes. The only disappointment here was the absence of local HK '60s tunes with the exception of only one gentle number (with lyrics nicely subtitled in English). I would have loved to hear a couple more such songs placed in there somewhere.

The look and sound of the film generally excels - one of the slickest looking local new releases I've seen for quite some time. A chirpy keyboard score opens the film as the camera sweeps about with fine, soft visuals and settles down comfortably. Throughout the film attractive interior set designs and pleasant urban surrounds are nicely framed and form an appealing background to set the script and characters against. Of the cast, Kelly Chen capably holds up her role as the obstinate writer storming about town. Aaron Kwok's character is written as an unlikeable person, and the actor stays true to that form. Jessica Hester Hsuan is also notable as a radio station staffer with eyes for Cheung Yung but unable to get close to him.

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