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I decided to join HubPages to write about areas that interest me, or whatever else spurs my quietly obsessive demeanor at the time. I don't have a niche right now and I'm still trying to find my way in the world (real and online) so forgive me my eclectic and often random topics.

Please note: My reviews may contain spoilers! I use the time to actually discuss the film, including specific scenes and character developments. I write reviews in a casual and conversational manner. While I try not to give away too much, still proceed with caution. Oh, and beware of random snark.

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    Korean Movie Review: 무영검 (Shadowless Sword)

    6 months ago

    It is the time of the fall of Balhae, in 926 A.D. when Khitans defeated the once great kingdom. Beautiful lady-warrior Yeon Soha must retrieve the exiled last prince to save Balhae.

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    Korean Movie Review: 비천무 (Bichunmoo)

    6 months ago

    In 14th century China, the country is engulfed in racial conflicts bewteen the ruling Mongols, the Han, and Koryo migrants. But for two children who meet by chance, none of their differences matter. Timeless romance...

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    Korean Movie Review: 여우계단 (The Wishing Stairs)

    6 months ago

    There is a legend surrounding the flight of stairs. If you find the elusive 29th step, then the Fox Spirit will grant you one wish. But as the old saying goes, be careful what you wish for...

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    Korean Movie Review: 썸 (Some)

    6 months ago

    Yu-jin is a bubbly news reporter with a true sixth sense. When she meets reckless Detective Kang it's déjà vu—like she's already lived this day before. And it may be the last day either of them lives.

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    Korean Movie Review: 유아독존 (Baby Alone)

    6 months ago

    Three careless and carefree bachelors become fathers overnight when they're left with the young daughter of a murdered businessman. But the little heiress becomes the next target of corporate thugs...

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    Korean Movie Review: 페이스 (Face)

    6 months ago

    Hyun-min works with the police reconstructing skulls to discover their identities, and with a serial killer burning faces off his victims, his talent is needed in this overwhelmingly busy horror film.

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    Beta Readers: What They Are and How to Find One

    2 months ago

    So you've finished your first story or article? Great! Now you need someone to beta-read it. Yet some new or hobby writers don't know what that means, what a beta reader does, or where to find one.

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    Korean Movie Review: 리베라 메 (Libera Me)

    11 months ago

    The firefighters of the 85th station find themselves battling devastating fires throughout Pusan. But the deadly mission of the arsonist proves to be their biggest threat. Not everyone can be saved...

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    Korean Movie Review: 소름 (Sorum)

    11 months ago

    The old Migum apartment building has seen many tragedies, now laying in ruins with only a few tenants left. But when newcomer Yong-hyun moves in he sets off a domino effect of terror.

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    Korean Movie Review: 링 (The Ring Virus)

    11 months ago

    Don't watch the tape! A journalist tries to uncover the reason for her niece's death by enlisting the help of a neurosurgeon turned paranormal researcher. A Korean remake of the Japanese horror film.

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    Korean Movie Review: 혈의 누 (Blood Rain)

    11 months ago

    In 1808, a mysterious crime and ghostly serial killer plague the isolated island community on Dong-hwa. Government investigator Won-gyu is sent to investigate, but how do you solve a Curse?

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    Korean Movie Review: 킬러들의 수다 (Guns & Talks)

    11 months ago

    "I'll never understand why some people would hate someone enough to want them killed. But as long as they do, we'll always be needed."

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    Korean Movie Review: 가족 (A Family)

    11 months ago

    After getting out of prison, home is the last place Jeong-eun wants to go. Returning to a rocky relationship with her father and finding her old life hard to escape, family may be most important now.

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    Korean Movie Review: 신라의 달밤 (Kick the Moon)

    11 months ago

    Gi-dong was a high school punk, now a straight-laced gym teacher. Young-joon was a nerd, now a Seoul crime boss. These old friends reunite - and fall for the same girl in this fast and zany comedy.

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    [Recipe] Spiced Pear and Brie Cupcakes

    12 months ago

    Thinking of offering a cheese platter at your next get-together? Why not try serving something a little sweet too, like spiced cupcakes with pears and (wait for it) Brie Cheese Frosting!

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    [Recipe] Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes

    12 months ago

    It's almost Valentine's Day! If you need something special to bake for that significant other, family, or just to take to the office -- these fancy little sweets will surely earn you some love.

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    [Recipe] Spike the Cake: Mimosa and Bubblegum Vodka Cupcakes

    13 months ago

    These cupcakes need no adult supervision - they're flavors that are all grown up! Includes a recipe and review for Mimosa (champagne and orange) Cupcakes, and an idea to make tipsy Bubblegum Cupcakes!

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    Korean Movie Review: 싸이렌 (Siren)

    17 months ago

    Jun-woo and Hyun are two friends dealing with their quarreling views on risk versus reason. Then the firefighters in their squad are targeted by a grieving arson and they both may have to risk it all.

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    Korean Movie Review: 아카시아 (Acacia)

    17 months ago

    They have the perfect life. All that's missing is a child. But when they adopt a lonely little orphan their life turns dark - and the boy seems to find more comfort in being with the tree in the yard.

    EDITOR'S CHOICE
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    Korean Movie Review: 집으로... (The Way Home)

    17 months ago

    A little boy with a big city attitude meets his countryside grandmother for the first time, and must learn to live with her while his mother job hunts. An award-winning and heartfelt film!

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    Korean Movie Review: 예스터데이 (Yesterday)

    17 months ago

    The detectives on the hunt for a serial killer discover an unbelievable future is coming... if only they could remember their pasts.

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    Korean Movie Review: 챔피언 (Champion)

    17 months ago

    In 1982 lightweight boxing pro Kim Deuk-goo faces "Boom Boom" Mancini in Las Vegas for the World Champion title. His efforts end in tragedy, but his tale made him a legend in Korean sports history.

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    [Recipe] White Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with Coconut

    13 months ago

    A flavor combination I enjoyed when I was little, in an easy yet elegant cupcake!

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    Korean Movie Review: 쓰리: 기억 (Three: Memories)

    18 months ago

    He doesn't want to remember. And she can't. That's when the haunting begins, driving them to uncover the secrets locked in those memories...

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    Korean Movie Review: 분신사바 (Bunshinsaba)

    18 months ago

    "Bunshinsaba, please come out..." Once the curse is spoken, those who torment you will die. And when the malevolent spirit is awakened in the small Korean town, long-dead secrets come back as well.

    EDITOR'S CHOICE
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    Korean Movie Review: 폰 (Phone)

    6 months ago

    Investigative reporter Ji-won changes her cell phone number after she starts receiving death threats. But she soon discovers a stalker is now the least of her worries. What ghost haunts this phone?

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    Korean Movie Review: 청풍명월 (Sword in the Moon)

    18 months ago

    In 17th century Korea, a coup d'état succeeds in placing a new king on the throne but destroying the justly Sword in the Moon warriors. Thus setting people against sovereign, friend against friend...

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    Korean Movie Review: 유령 (Phantom the Submarine)

    18 months ago

    After his staged military execution, Lee Chan-sook is reborn as officer 431 and recruited for top-secret training aboard the Phantom, South Korea's first nuclear sub. But with power comes a price...

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    Korean Movie Review: 찍히면 죽는다 (Rec)

    18 months ago

    High school is rough enough, but when a cruel prank goes deadly wrong some of these kids may not last until university.

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    Korean Movie Review: 천사몽 (Dream of a Warrior)

    18 months ago

    Do you remember your past life? In this world, life has no past nor future, only over-lapping time in an alternate space known as Dilmoon. A futuristic detective must bend reality to save his love.

    EDITOR'S CHOICE
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    Korean Movie Review: 하얀방 (Unborn but Forgotten)

    9 months ago

    A reporter and soon-to-be-mother discovers the mysterious White Room, a medical website rumored to kill women who visit. Curse or killer, she now has to uncover the secret before it's too late.

  • 2

    Korean Movie Review: 퇴마록 (The Soul Guardians)

    18 months ago

    A group of spiritual warriors battle demons - most that haunt their own pasts - in this mildly fact-based supernatural, urban fantasy thriller.

    EDITOR'S CHOICE
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    Korean Movie Review: 세이 예스 (Say Yes)

    18 months ago

    A couple on a road trip happen upon a mysterious yet seemingly ordinary stranger - with an extraordinary demand they MUST say yes to.

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    Korean Movie Review: 레밀리터리블 (Les Militaribles)

    11 months ago

    An incredibly well-done YouTube musical made entirely by the Republic of Korea Air Force! A Les Misérables parody inspired by Tom Hooper's live-action musical starring Hugh Jackman.

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    Death by Wisdom Teeth Extraction

    23 months ago

    Okay, not really a cause for alarm, this is merely my personal experience about finally having the nerve to get my wisdom teeth removed.

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    15 Years of CROW: A look at one of Japan's independent music labels

    8 months ago

    Celebrating the anniversary of one of Japan's independent music labels, CROW MUSIC, which has been promoting small visual kei bands in the Kansai region for 15 years now.

    EDITOR'S CHOICE
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    Japan's Visual kei: The Music Where Looks Mean Everything

    9 months ago

    Visual kei is a vibrant part of Japan's music scene and is quickly gaining fans worldwide. To some it's a fashion statement, and to others a music genre. But what is ヴィジュアル系 really?

    EDITOR'S CHOICE
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