HanCinema Film Review: Time Renegades


Time Renegades the time-travel film from Director Kwak Jae-Yong (Daisy, My Sassy Girl) came in number one its opening weekend and for good reason. It was a slick piece that balanced the two worlds it depicted and the relationship between dream-tied strangers realistically and with plenty of suspense. It premiered in South Korea on April 13, 2016, and had its North American release by CJ E&M on April 22, 2016.

The plot centers around two seemingly disparate storylines set in 1983 and 2015 that become intertwined by fate, murder, and love. Nothing about this premise is unusual – save for its execution. The uncanny parallels between the lives and love stories of 1983’s Ji-Hwan (Jo Jeong-seok) and Yoon-jeong (Im Soo-jeong), and Geon-woo (Lee Jin-wook) and So-eun (Im Soo-jeong) are highlighted by Director Kwan’s trademark ability to juxtapose scenes with elegant cuts, filtered shots, and keen sense of camera story telling.

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Oh My Ghostess: Final Thoughts

by: Raine

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Note: Spoilers ahead. Read at your own risk.

To say that I didn’t fangirl and squee over Oh My Ghostess would be an utter lie. It was the perfect vehicle for many feels, lots of cute, and plenty of funny. It had my favorite actor, Jo Jung-seok, ridiculously talented Park Bo-young, and the up and coming Kim Seul-gi. Seul-gi has been around, but mostly as a comedienne. This show solidified her reputation as an honest-to-goodness actress. The premise was funny and breached taboo subject of sex in relationships. It made families of  circles of unrelated people and saw all major characters learn and grow through their situations. In other words, it was a damned good show.

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Lee Soon-shin is the Best: Episode 50 (final) Recap

by: Raine

I did it! I recapped 50 episodes! 25 weeks! Half a year! I’m a recapping BEAST! We are at the end of the road for Soon-shin. While she may have been the best, her drama left me wanting. Still, there were some really beautiful moments and I appreciate the show for giving me that…and Jo Jung-seok! And IU!

Onwards to the final recap!

AGB Nielson Nationwide had this episode coming in at 30.1%.

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