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Il Bisbetico Domato (1980) movie impressions and spoilers

Charly C.
Il Bisbetico Domato (1980) movie impressions and spoilers
Il Bisbetico Domato (1980) movie impressions and spoilers

What was that, you say? Il Bisbetico Domato can be translated into either one of these: The Taming of the Shrew or The Taming of the Scoundrel Here we are again, talking about a foreign movie. This time we have an Italian movie from 1980, if the title wasn't enough of a hint. I'm not particularly sure which is the correct translation of the Italian title. However, The Taming of the Scoundrel makes more sense when you watch the movie. I'll say this movie is more of a romantic comedy, and you can read a bit more about it on its English Wikipedia page, from where I borrowed the picture seen below....

Flower of Evil -Korean drama review, spoilers

Charly C.
Flower of Evil -Korean drama review, spoilers
Flower of Evil -Korean drama review, spoilers

Ah! hi there! Flower of Evil is one of the best Korean dramas of 2020. I believe I watched it as it was made available with English subs on one of those sites that do this kind of thing. In the Flower of Evil, we re-meet Moon Chae-Won and Lee Joon-Gi who played together in Criminal Minds . This link will take you to the page where I spoke about this drama. Flower of Evil has plenty of suspense, secrets that will be revealed, and most annoyingly, a disappointing ending. Out of the 16 episodes, whenever I think of this drama, I choose to ignore the last one. But this is enough spoilers without the...

Final Recipe (2013) - review, spoilers

Charly C.
Final Recipe (2013) - review, spoilers
Final Recipe (2013) - review, spoilers

Hi all! It seems I was hit with new ideas for this blog: writing my impressions on movies or series I watch, books I read, and .. well, I don't play video games. This is a movie from 2013 and it's a South Korean and Thai production. This is a drama about growing up, family reuniting, and it has a happy ending. There are also a couple of more funny scenes, but comedy isn't on the menu of this movie - see what I did there? I watched a version dubbed in Chinese [most likely Mandarin, but I can't be sure at this point], though originally English was also spoken in the movie. The movie was also subbed...

The House of the Disappeared (2017)- opinions and review

Charly C.
The House of the Disappeared (2017)- opinions and review
The House of the Disappeared (2017)- opinions and review

Hello there! Do you know I like to watch horror movies? at least I used to. The last one I saw (when i first wrote this entry, maybe in 2018?) was The House of the Disappeared, a South Korean mystery thriller, released earlier this year. The main actress is Kim Yun-jin who you might have seen in the TV series Lost. Apparently, the original title translates to House Above Time, and I personally think it would have been a better choice as an English title as well. Both translations give indications to what the movie is about, though the original tells exactly why things happened. I guess I spoiled...

To Live (1994) - review, spoilers

Charly C.
To Live (1994) - review, spoilers
To Live (1994) - review, spoilers

Hello, everyone! You probably already know I like watching movies that are not spoken in English. "To Live" Is a Chinese movie from 1994 and it's also known as "Lifetimes" and the original title is 活着 (read as Huózhe) which means 'alive, to be'. If you're not familiar with the movie or with the Chinese culture in general, this is an adaptation from a novel by the same name. Of course, there are quite a handful of differences between the two, but I haven't read the story to be able to say what's different or which version i like more. This is an older movie, but most likely many of you have never...

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate - review

Charly C.
Flying Swords of Dragon Gate - review
Flying Swords of Dragon Gate - review

Hello again! I like movies with kung-fu fighting scenes, so no wonder I watched Flying Swords of Dragon Gate. You can also read more about this movie in the Wikipedia page i just linked. This is a movie from 2011 featuring Jet Li, as you can see in the poster below. Apparently, this movie is part of a trilogy, and I have yet to watch the other 2 movies. Poster for Flying Swords of Dragon Gate. not my image. I must say my notes on this movie are all over the place, but I will try my best to put my thoughts in order for this post. In any case, you'll walk into spoilers from this point onward. I'm...

Typewriter - (series on Netflix) opinions and review

Charly C.
Typewriter - (series on Netflix) opinions and review
Typewriter - (series on Netflix) opinions and review

Guys! Guys! You probably know of Bollywood, India's movie industry. Guys! Typewriter is an Indian show, made for Netflix and if you like ghosts, I URGE you right now to go watch it. Marathon style! I don't want to spoil you too much, so i'll try not to while talking about it. However, this webserie is really good, perfect to watch before or around Halloween, since there are ghosts involved. What can I say is that the spoilers are below the image and I'll try not to be too detailed, but I have to talk about it. I repeat myself because I finished watching it last night and I liked every second of...

Reviewing 2 Short Films (with spoilers)

Charly C.
Reviewing 2 Short Films (with spoilers)
Reviewing 2 Short Films (with spoilers)

Short films are sometimes under-rated: almost nobody pays attention to them, but sometimes they can surely pack a punch. "Toyland" (2015) This is a short film by Jochen Alexander Freydank, and is spoken in German. You can watch it at this Youtube link. There are English subtitbles, if you don't speak German. Spoilers ahead! Around the World War II, a Jewish boy, David, and a German boy, Friedrich, are friends and learn how to play the piano together. One day, Friedrich sees David's mother upset and asks his own why. She says that his friend's family will have to leave soon to "Toyland." Friedrich...

What's going on in Yashahime? (season 1)

Charly C.
What's going on in Yashahime? (season 1)
What's going on in Yashahime? (season 1)

Many people must remember the manga and anime, Inuyasha that ran from late 1990s until late 2000s. It now has a sequel called Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon that just started airing. And this sequel makes almost NO sense. AT ALL. At this point, there are plot holes and many, many questions awaiting an answer. I came up with some ideas and will present them here. Along with the questions and plot holes. Now, this is where spoilers will come into place so read on at your own risk. Who and Where Are the Parents? This anime has 3 main characters: Moroha, Setsuna, and Towa. Moroha is the daughter of...

Aaviri (2019) - Movie review and spoilers

Charly C.
Aaviri (2019) - Movie review and spoilers
Aaviri (2019) - Movie review and spoilers

Hello world! Today i want to talk about one of the silliest horror movies I could possibly watch. One of Anna's friends found it on Netflix. The movie s called Aaviri and this seems to mean Steam in Telugu. You can read more about it on its Wikipedia page. I hope you can remember i like watching movies in other languages than English, so this one looked promising. From the title of this entry, you already know this movie dates back to 2019. The image below is the theatrical release poster. Unfortunately, I can't speak too much about the movie without spoiling it. Therefore, there are spoilers right...

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