The Muppets (2011)

Once upon a time — 1979, to be exact — along a freeway in the southwest, a car carrying the Muppets broke down. And their pursuit of a dream (“to make millions of people happy!”) came to a crashing halt.So they built a campfire beside their broken-down car. Kermit the Frog walked into the darkness. Rowlf the Dog sadly played a harmonica. And Fozzie Bear pointed out the obvious: “We’re not going to make the audition tomorrow.”Then the daredevil Gonzo stepped into the spotlight… or rather, … [Read more...]

Chunhyang (2000) – A Few First-Impression Notes

Chunhyang feels like an ancient fairy tale that has been given a fresh coat of paint. Unfortunately, the paint is the most interesting part, as the story is told broad strokes and offers few surprises.It's about a young prince who falls in love with a courtesan's daughter and pledges his everlasting love to her. When he is called away because of his father's work, young Chunhyang is deeply troubled. Things get worse when a new governor moves in and demands that she be his courtesan.The … [Read more...]


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