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This category focuses on International TV shows, online series and films.

Thoughts on Go Ahead (2020)

Where can I find a father like Li Hai Chao? Go ahead and read this review to know who Li Hai Chao is and understand why I’m looking for someone like him. Go Ahead is a 2020 Mainland Chinese TV drama that I discovered on YouTube legally last year. I can’t remember if I watched it on the video streaming website WeTV or Viki, but I can confirm the series is available on both platforms. Now, Go Ahead is finally streaming on Netflix. P.S I was supposed to review per episode. But I’m going to do my best to avoid spilling details because I want you to enjoy the series yourself. It’s worth your time, promise! Go Ahead (2020) Yi jia ren zhi ming (original title)TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Family47 Episodes | 45 min per episode Three friends from troubled families form a unique, lasting bond — but their pasts soon cast a cloud over their lives. Caring neighbours and nosy neighbours, there is a difference. But one must carefully draw a line so …

Thoughts on Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021) #SnyderCut

This course is irreversible. This action is irreversible. But Zack Snyder was able to. Okay, by now numerous people have seen the much-awaited #SnyderCut. You’re lucky if you have HBO Max. If not, pretty sure you subscribed to HBO Go and experienced problems accessing the app on March 18, the day Justice League 2021 premiered. That was expected so I decided to wait a while. And since the #SnyderCut runs for four hours and two minutes (three hours and 52 minutes on HBO Go) and I was working over the weekend, I took my time to finish the film. Like everyone else, I also have my thoughts on the long-awaited #SnyderCut. But before that let me share my brief thoughts on Justice League (2017). I mentioned in my review that that instalment of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) has a great story. You know resurrecting Superman and all. We all saw that coming and I am fine with it. Sadly, they failed at the execution probably because of extensive re-shoots. It was uneven making me …

Alice in Borderland Season 1 Review

I am not familiar with Alice in Borderland (Imawa no Kuni no Arisu). I only learned about the live-action series when I received a YouTube notification about a new Netflix trailer. And even without checking it, I knew I was going to stream it judging by the title. When the day came, I did a little research and found out it is a Japanese suspense manga series written and illustrated by Haro Aso. Alice in Borderland also has a 3-episode original video animation, and now, we have the live-action series produced by Netflix and directed by Shinsuke Satō.  Yes, Shinsuke Satō, the person who directed numerous live-action film adaptations of manga and anime such as The Princess Blade (2001), Gantz (2011), I Am a Hero (2015), Bleach (2018), Inuyashiki (2018), and Kingdom (2019).

Thoughts on The Call (2020)

Please do not confuse this with the 2013 crime thriller The Call starring Halle Berry. The Call (2020) is a South Korean film starring Park Shin-hye which based on the 2011 British and Puerto Rican film The Caller. The Call (2020) Call (original title) Directed & Written by Chung-Hyun Lee | Horror, Mystery, Thriller Connected by phone in the same home but 20 years apart, a serial killer puts another woman’s past — and life — on the line to change her own fate. THE REVIEW Just a few seconds into the film, I was slowly captivated by the colours. Yes, it is sad and dull. But there is beauty even though it is a sombre colour palette. Besides that, the transitions are fitting as well. From locating the missing smartphone of our lead character, a Galaxy Note 9 (not sponsored) to be exact, the scene slowly and beautifully transitioned to a brain scan.