Author Archive: Reviews by Kristen

Into the Woods (2014)

 Overview: A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree.” — IMDB, vague as usual Plot: 2/5 (4/5 without all the plot holes) To be fair, the IMDB description isn’t wrong, it’s just really vague. Here’s my go …

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Books That Would Make Great Movies: “Darkangel” by Meridith Ann Pierce

Story: “The Darkangel, a vampire of astounding beauty and youth, can only summon his full power when he finds his 14th and final bride. But for Aeriel, whom he kidnaps to serve his brides, there is something about him- something beyond his obvious evil- that makes her want to save him rather than destroy him.” …

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The Losers

Overview: “The Losers centers around the members of an elite Special Forces unit sent to the Bolivian jungle on a search-and-destroy mission. But the team – Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch, and Cougar- soon find that they have become the target of a deadly double cross instigated by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Making …

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Overview: “After the cataclysmic events in New York with the Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intreague that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining …

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미남이시네요 (You’re Beautiful)

Overview: “Taekyung is A.N.JELL’s arrogant and inssuferable lead singer. Guitarist Shinwoo is too perceptive for his own good, and happy-go-lucky drummer Jeremy is just plain slow on the uptake. Into the boy band mix comes A.N.JELL’s bumbling newbie, Mi-Nam. But what the fans don’t know is that he’s actually a she! Roped into posing as …

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시티헌터 (City Hunter) – Series Review

Overview: “In 1983, South Korea sent an undercover military unit to North Korea on a top-secret mission. On their way home, they were mercilessly killed as part of a cover up. Years later, the missions sole survivor Jun Pyo and adopted son Yoon Sung return to South Korea to exact revenge on the five men …

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궁 Palace/Princess Hours (Korean Drama)

Overview: “Set in an alternate 21st century reality where Korea posesses a royal family, since 1945 to present (So, reinstated after the Japanese invasion and WW2), this show revolves around the lives of the Crown Prince Lee Shin, and his new bride, Chae-Kyeong. The series starts off with the news that the King, Shin’s father, …

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꽃보다 남자 (Boys Over Flowers)- Full Series

Overview: “Unassuming high school girl Jan Di stands up to- and eventually falls for- a spoiled rich kid who belongs to the school’s most powerful clique” –Netflix Plot: 5/5 The Netflix description is awful, let me elaborate for you: This story takes place in a South Korea where only the richest and most elite citizens …

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To the Beautiful You/ Hana Kimi (Korean, Taiwanese, and 2006 Japanese Versions)

**Note: All 3 versions of this show have the same plot and just about the same setup. When I review the Japanese version, I am talking about the ORIGINAL (2006 or 7), not the 2011 re-make. Overview: “A high school girl who’s enthralled with a gold-medal pole vaulter devises a scheme to attend his all-boys …

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Warehouse 13 (Series 1)

Overview: “After saving the life of the President in Washington D.C., a pair of U.S. Secret Service agents are whisked away to a covert location in South Dakota that houses supernatural objects that the Regents, an Authority above and outside any government, have collected over the centuries. Their new assignment: retrieve any lost objects and …

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