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AsiaReviewerManiac’s Embarassingly Lacking Year In Review (2016): Just don’t bother asking again…please

Hi everyone, and welcome back! It is finally time for me to share my own year in review…or at least try to. For 2016, it is most certainly more disappointing than last year’s by far. This year…it just hasn’t been the year for me folks.

In numerous aspects: uni, work and my social life has taken a major toll, and all I needed was some time to myself, to mend myself and make sure that I can stand upright again to face another day, and basically another year. Man, am I glad for 2016 to be finally over.

Sorry to those who have thought this year to have been not bad…this has been by far the worst year I could have possibly imagined it to be…honestly, let’s just get this post started already.

But wait! Before I begin, I want to kinda make a little note here, and stretch out the playing field with this year’s review. This year, in terms of watching dramas, has been both embarrassing and  just bad. However, I have in turn substituted it by watching plenty of movies which have all been fantastic. Seriously, some K-movies this year have just been brilliant, and I kinda wanna give them a heads-up, because it’s too late now to dedicate them a proper review. Perhaps I might consider it next year, but knowing me…I highly doubt it.

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“Somewhere Only We Know” (2015) Movie Review: Hmmmm, what was I really expecting??

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Hey everyone, how are you all doing? I’ve been slightly busy over the past week with my part-time job (working at one of the most busiest supermarkets in the area for five days in a row saps everything out of you) so I do apologise for not being able to post over the past week. I’ve been trying to maintain a routine of posting something once a week over the past month or so, which I’ve felt is manageable and a solid routine. Sadly, I couldn’t do that last week, but I hope to make it up to you all with this review!

Today, it is a Chinese movie review, and in fact the first movie review of the year! I finished watching this movie in the cinemas just yesterday, and let’s just say that I went in not expecting much from it, despite the hype.

And, no matter how sad it is to admit this, I kinda thanked myself afterwards for that…Kris gege, I’m so sorry!! Please forgive me and let me explain myself!

So, let us discover together the reasons why, together.

Oh, by the way there is a small spoiler but don’t worry because I’ve noted it beforehand kekeke~

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The remaining half of Psycho-Pass fell short, but is still a series worth checking out…kind of

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So, I finally finished up Psycho-Pass once and for all, and ended up getting out of it a lot of questions about our current society, conflicted feelings and another awesomely addictive Jpop song…what more could I ask for, hey?

Oh yes, there is one thing; the next season for this series please.

Why? You’ll eventually find out…but don’t say I didn’t warn you beforehand.

What is it? I haven’t said anything? Well….SPOILERS ALERT!

There, I said it – happy?

…Let’s finish this.

By the way, this is kind-of part two of my review for Psycho-Pass; for part one, click on the link provided:

https://asiareviewermaniac.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/psycho-pass-is-proving-to-be-something-unexpectedly-enjoyable-until-they-literally-dropped-the-plot-twist-right-in-my-face-halfway-through/

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The Hunger Games – Catching Fire: If you haven’t watched it…go watch it NOW!!

Different post from the usual, but necessary

Different post from the usual, but necessary

I believe the title says it all.

Not much needs to be said here, and I won’t bother saying much as well in order to avoid ruining the movie for anyone. I should have posted this earlier, but hey, better late than never right?

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Henry’s official movie trailer “Final Recipe” IS FINALLY OUT!!!!

Hi everybody!

So, without further ado, I would like to FINALLY present to you Henry’s movie trailer for “Final Recipe”. After news about the release of the film earlier this year was known to our knowledge, al of us (the fans that is) have been waiting and waiting for SOMETHING, ANYTHING!

Movie poster :3

Movie poster :3

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“Eden” (2012) US-movie: Everyone must watch this film in their lifetime…I’m dead serious

Hey guys and welcome to my first review on a movie that was made outside of Asia. Today, I will share with you all my thoughts on the film “Eden”, which was released last year in the US. Directed by Megan Griffiths, it is a movie that focuses on the Sex Trade in America, which has been based on a true-story.

A truly inspiring movie...YOU MUST ALL WATCH IT!

A truly inspiring movie…YOU MUST ALL WATCH IT!

In total honesty, I wasn’t initially expecting too much from this film. It was something that caught my attention when I was doing my nightly Google searches online for “Top Asian Films 2012-2013”, and surprise, surprise, this movie popped up.

But boy, was I wrong.

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Korean (and other sites) media articles set out to ruin HanGeng’s image by taking things out of context: Not cool man, not cool.

Hello everyone.

Today, I must talk about some certain articles that have been travelling the webs of the internet over the last 24 hours, that have really gotten under my skin. Reading all that I can understand and gather from this quest has truly left me in a pickle, all up to the point where I must bash about share with my fellow readers.

So, let’s begin the ranting!

I hope to continue seeing him smile like in this photo...It hurts to think that at one point in his life, he was incapable of doing so...

I hope to continue seeing him smile like in this photo…It hurts to think that at one point in his life, he was incapable of doing so…

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“Flowers of War” C-movie Review: *sniff sniff* I used up a whole box of tissues…

Hi everyone! I’m back today with my first Chinese movie review! Honestly, I have watched quite a few Chinese movies over the past couple of months however none of them seemed worthy/inspiring enough to write a review on. This, on the other hand, is a true exception, and must be given justice for its beauty, sophistication and epic storyline.

Before we begin….SPOILER ALERT! Don’t say I didn’t warn you hehe… Of course, I will avoid too much information as much as possible, but sometimes, it can’t be helped!

The movie was truly stunning...

The movie was truly stunning…

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