Monday, January 28

[Korean Drama Review] Memories of the Alhambra

Memories of the Alhambra tells the unique and suspenseful love story of Yoo Jin Woo and Jung Hee Joo. Strong spirited Yoo Jin Woo is the CEO of an investment company with a degree in engineering and a knack for developing video games. He has an adventurous and competitive spirit. Suffering after his best friend betrays him, he takes a business trip to Granada, Spain, where he ends up at a hostel. Jung Hee Joo owns this hostel. Hee Joo is a former classical guitarist who came to Spain to further her studies. After the death of her parents, she takes on various jobs to support herself, including running the old hostel . They are both drawn into a series of strange and unexpected events.

I had just completed watching this Korean drama - Memories of the Alhambra. Written by Song Jae-jung, this explains why the story is similiar to W - Two Worlds. I enjoyed such genre drama because of its thrill and uniqueness.

The drama had a refreshing concept which turned out to be fun and interesting. Whether in reality or the VR game; it definitely had a great flow to its progression. The many intense and unexpected moments definitely heightened the show. 

The finale allowed viewers to have their own interpretation on the ending. Honestly, this is something that I would expect since the story itself had a special element on its own. If you do have similar taste, I will recommend you to catch this series. 

Ratings: 4 / 5

Saturday, January 19

[Movie Review] Escape Room

Escape Room is a psychological thriller about six strangers who find themselves in circumstances beyond their control and must use their wits to find the clues or die.

Watched Escape Room by myself at GV Plaza earlier this week. Being a fan of such reality game, I decided to catch this show. This film had a focused story-line which was fast-paced and engaging. 

Through this game, the six participants personality, strength and weakness are revealed. It was an interesting sight to see them strangers working together to solve the puzzle. The many intense moments definitely kept me at the edge of the seat as well. A pity that some may appear rather vague and "too good to be true".

If you are a genre of such a movie, remember to purchase a ticket or two!

Ratings: 3.8 / 5

Tuesday, January 8

[Taiwanese Movie Review] 比悲傷更悲傷的故事 More Than Blue

K was abandoned by his mother after the death of his father, while Cream lost her entire family in a traffic accident. Sharing similar circumstances, the two become best friends and come to share a home. Diagnosed with terminal illness, K has never confessed his love for Cream. He wants to make sure she is settled down and happy before his time runs out. 

Recently, watched 比悲傷更悲傷的故事 More Than Blue with Jaslin and Ting Feng at AMK Hub Cathay Cineplexes.

Personally, this romance film had a focused story-line. Though the plot itself emphasise on a love relationship between K and Cream, the movie itself was engaging and touching. The show would definitely trigger those nostalgic memories in high school too.

You can expect a number of emotional scenes which was nicely depicted. Do remember to bring some packet of tissue as tears may naturally roll down from your eyes. The unexpected twist towards the finale definitely heightened the show. Can you imagine? My church mentee who does not normally watch a romance film, also enjoy it. 

You may wish to consider watching this movie before it goes off-screen!

Ratings: 4.8 / 5