Movie Recommendations of the Week (April 14, 2013)

I am so behind with my blog posts! I’ve been very busy with a lot of projects, and right now, I’m trying to nurse a cold. Need to be a bit better within the next 24 to 48 hours since the Husband and I are off to a great adventure!

I’m also thinking of getting my own domain and web host. This one also needs a lot of planning, but I’m hoping to get this over and done with before August.

In the meantime, I’m introducing a brand-new section or whatever you call it in my blog: movie recommendations. I’m such a film junkie, especially now that we no longer have cable TV. Though I want to see as many kinds of genres as possible, I’m usually drawn to crime, thriller, horror, comedy, and romance–in that order. And for the last few weeks, I’ve been watching A LOT of Asian films.

Which then explains why my two movie recommendations for this week are from South Korea:

The Thieves


The Thieves is actually a mixture of HK and South Korean production. As its name suggests, it talks about a group of South Korean thieves who need to work with the HK crew. Together they travel to Macau to steal a rare and expensive–and stolen–jewelry from a group of prolific Japanese thieves.

If it sounds confusing, consider this as Ocean’s 11 (it’s star-studded) with less humor and more tragedy. But if you love Asian action, this satisfies you. Plus the subplots are interwoven seamlessly. So even if it’s quite long, it lets you hold on until the end.

Jeon Woo Chi


Are you familiar with theĀ Rooftop Prince? Well, if not, then it is about a prince who traveled to the present time. Jaeon Woo Chi is similar to that, except it has more depth and richer story. I won’t spoil you with more synopses since the story is pretty straightforward. All I’m going to say is there are goblins, archgods, and Taoist gods, and excellent play of myth and wizardry. How these are added into the so-called present period is what makes it valuable to see.

Oh, you need to wait for the last part and discover for yourself where the “ocean” is.