Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Bruce Racket, Feb 11, 2020.
Here's a trailer for the "sequel" to Train To Busan.
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Looks like the release for the TV show Snowpiercer has been moved up to May 17th.
Not that I honestly think it'll be any good but who knows? I thought a TV series based on Fargo would be horrible too. It turned out to be great.
Here is a trailer for Peninsula, from the same director who gave us Train to Busan: TRAIN TO BUSAN PRESENTS: PENINSULA (2020) Official Teaser | Zombie Action Movie
Has this YouTube channel been mentioned yet? (recommended in the new digital-only issue of Sight and Sound)
Korean Classic Film
I just watched The Bow last night. It's a really great and beautiful film. Look forward to checking out more of his films.
Watched the Korean flick "Zombie For Sale" over the weekend. I'm burnt out on the whole Zombie genre but this movie was hilarious. Reminded me of "Save The Green Planet" a little bit. An over the top mash up of horror, comedy, social satire and action in the glorious South Korean style.
Zombie for Sale (2019) - IMDb
Peninsula is a total stinker - switched it off after ten minutes
Watched this instead - ALIVE - great take on Zombie movies!
And I started a thread about "Strangers from Hell" TV Series, but because it is so GREAT I shill for it here again
I agree, Peninsula was pretty lame. Can't recommend that bomb.
Haven't seen "#Alive" on Netflix yet but it's on the short list to watch next. Thanks for the suggestion!
It's OK but nothing new. I thought "Train to Busan" was much more interesting and entertaining. #Alive star Yoo Ah-In is very good in "Burning,"
Glad I found this thread. Some incredible film that haven't been mentioned yet are Bedevilled, Thirst, Miracle in Cell No. 7, Joint Security Area, A Bittersweet Life and New World.
That is a great list of movies. I've seen all of them except for Miracle in Cell No. 7. All of the ones that I saw are highly recommended. I'll be checking out Miracle in Cell No. 7 ASAP. Thanks for the suggestion.
I think of Bedevilled every time I see bean paste now.
I still do netflix by mail - the selection is way, way better than online and I have no great need to watch something immediately. If I really feel that way, there are better ways to do that.
Anyway, I received I Saw theDevil, but mentally I was just not into that kind of film. Waited a couple more days and just wasn't for me for now, so sent it back.
Check out "The Good, the Bad, the Weird." Sort of an action/adventure/spaghetti western with a lot of humor.
Haha I loved Bedevilled but man, I wish that city girl got some karma as well. She was a passive onlooker throughout and even alerted those monsters while the other girl was trying to get her revenge. But I guess that's the point of the film, revenge can only take you so far. That theme seems to be a common thread in lot of great Korean films.
That city girl was without a doubt the WORST friend ever. Karma should have hit her like a ton of bricks.
For all of the violence in Korean movies, there is usually always an underlying theme that revenge is never the answer.
Apparently Park Chan-wook (director of The Vengeance Trilogy and The Handmaiden) is about to start shooting his next film 'Decision to Leave'.
The story involves a diligent and serious detective (Park Hye-il) who is investigating a possible murder case in the mountainous countryside. He begins to suspect the man’s widow (Tang), whom he also develops romantic feelings for.
Really looking forward to this.
A Tale Of Two Sisters & Hansel and Gretel are two of my favourites.
I'll second that recommendation. One of those "instant classic" movies. We usually end up re-watching it over Christmas and New Years with friends and family. Someone always suggests it.
Just heard the sad news that director Kim Ki-duk passed away today from covid. He was only 59.
My favorite films of his were Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring and Pietà.
Aww man, that is truly sad news. One of the most creative and interesting directors around has left this earth behind.
Those are my two favorite films by him too.
That is a big loss to cinema. I consider him one of the greats of today... or recent times, I guess... Every time I see his films, I find something that evokes emotions and something that stimulates the intellect. The one I come back to most often is Time because, to my mind, it's the rare case in general of a film driven by a "clever plot" and actually working.
Finally got around to watching the series Kingdom on Netflix. I'm blown away by how good it is. Definitely plan on taking it slow and watching one episode per day so I can savor it.
If you are a fan of Bae Doona you should check out Stranger, also on Netflix.
Added it to the list, thanks!