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07 April 2010 @ 10:29 pm
A 1,761 word review of "Dareka ga Watashi ni Kisu wo Shita" in which I use the word "strange" a lot  
I have to go to school tomorrow even though it's my spring break for AP Calculus. Technically I also "have" to go for AP Government but it's so early... 7:30!! No thanks. I like sleeping. I SHOULD be doing my homework right now for AP Calculus but... eh. I don't get it. ;__; I hope I don't get in trouble tomorrow ;;

So I'll take the time right now to write about DareKiss~! :D

I dragged my friend (gosurori15 ) along because I got an extra ticket and... I didn't want to be alone. I felt bad for my dad because he just waited in the car the whole time. The place wasn't packed so I was trying to call him to say the he could come but he had no reception in the parking lot. Well, I suppose it's for the best since he tends to fall asleep during movies ;;

It was really amusing to see the fans sitting to the right of us, well, fangirl. The first time Tegoshi popped up they were all giggling. My friend did as well and I just ended up smiling. I was quiet... o__o No awkward fangirl moments save for an "aw..." that managed to escape me. I'm not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing.

Other than the obvious "it's in Japan now" aspect of it all, they completely killed off Naomi's mom - which I was quite disappointed by. Not only that but the whole argument over Naomi's mom between her and her dad was far better in the book. When Naomi said "I'm just kidding dad, I know mom's dead," I actually laughed a bit inside because I didn't know she was nonexistent. I thought that her dad would be all "what are you talking about, we got divorced!!" or that her mom would later appear at the hospital. But no. I felt kind of bad ;;

Another change is that Naomi is no longer an orphan, or at least they don't even mention it. I didn't mind this too much since I don't think it took too much out of the story. For Naomi's photography project she and Yuji/James threw cameras down the stairs to portray her own accident. In the book, her photography teacher didn't like the idea and she had to redo it - in the movie though, she got a good grade (well, if you consider a B+ to be good.) But that's just me nitpicking. I'm fine with all that but I just disliked how Yuji just comes out of nowhere with a box of old cameras... While that's not bad I liked it better in the book ;; Because she went out to buy the old cameras with James, she remembered about Will. Or something like that. I actually don't remember so maybe I shouldn't be complaining about this part.

Of course, with three big name actors, it'd be difficult to gather them all together for every single shooting. During the beach scene it was pretty damn obvious that it was fake. If it wasn't fake then... that's just plain odd. It looked strange with the ocean behind Yuji. Though this isn't really a complaint, it was strange how during Yuji and Naomi's crosstalk they were never shown at the same time - just a closeup of their faces depending on who's talking. I could kind of tell that Maki and Matsuyama didn't shoot the scene at the same time ;;

But those are pretty much all my complaints. :D I think I was just being more critical of this movie because I had read the book and enjoyed it. Which is why I worry about the movie adaptation of The Hunger Games.

Mirai. End of story. Will was awesome but Mirai is just... agh~ Maybe it's because it was Tegoshi but I seriously loved Mirai's character. I personally believe Tegoshi did a great job, or that could just be because I had just finally watched the second episode of YamaNade earlier in the day and I think his character is... strange ;; Sadly, Tegoshi's English wasn't the best. I mean, I'm still confused over his "ohh now I'm pissed" line. Was he really pissed and his accent just made it difficult to interpret his feelings or was it supposed to be slightly sarcastic? I found it funny though how one English line they actually put subtitles for. Though I actually understood that line perfectly - there was this other line which I had NO clue what he was saying. Regardless, Tegoshi was superb. You could really Mirai's emotions and understand just how much he cares for Naomi.

Also. Tegoshi + GLASSES + that hairstyle = :D

Naomi. I think Maki did a pretty good job. Her English was perfectly understandable though her intonation was strange at some points. I'm fairly neutral about Maki in general so I don't have much to say about her.

Matsuyama. He was good! o__o I've never seen him in anything else before so I can't really compare him to any other works. I really liked his acting. You could really feel Yuji's internal struggle... Oh, somehow he reminds me of Nino. I'm not entirely sure why but that's all I saw ;;

Anton Yelchin... My friend thought his acting was bad but I'd like to disagree. His acting wasn't amazing or anything, but he did a pretty good job. I never liked Ace in the novel but in the movie he came off as a pretty likable character. I sure hope his numerous "gomen nasai"s were supposed to be spoken with such an accent and not because he can't pronounce Japanese properly.

I'd talk about Emma Roberts too but her role was so... tiny. I liked her acting though~

As for Kylee... She was barely there! I mean, she's barely there in the novel as well but geez... I don't think she took up even 5 minutes of screentime unless I'm seriously having bad memory right now. She looks SO DIFFERENT. Compared to all those pictures for Kimi ga iru Kara ... she looks nothing like that. I think she actually looked her age - 14. I still feel weirded out that she's 14 yet Tegoshi's 21 at the time of the filming. 7 years... I'd say ew but then that'd be a slap in the face to Massu. |D

Now all those visual effects. I'm sure you've pretty much already heard about the photographs. Since the yearbook is a pretty big thing in the movie (and in the novel) photography played a key role as well. I thought it was really cool how whenever a picture was taken you'd see it pop up on the screen. My favorite scenes where this was employed were during the dance (I don't remember if it was prom, winter formal, homecoming...) when Naomi was taking pictures of everyone for the Yearbook. You see the photographs all around her with the last few shots being of Mirai extending his hand towards her.

Another scene where I enjoyed it was the part with the photography project. I'm not sure if I can explain this properly, but there was a "photograph" on the screen. They threw another camera which "hit" the "photograph" and caused it to fall - kind of as if it were a blanket. That was a pretty bad explanation ;; Also, Naomi was taking pictures while she was running down the stairs. The photographs would appear next to her and she'd basically run through each of them, causing them to shatter.

The photographs also served really well to "wrap up" all the memories shared with Yuji before the two are separated.

Overall, I think it was a good movie. Nothing breathtaking but definitely something fans of any of the actors should watch. I'm sure others who aren't really fans of them would enjoy the movie as well, though perhaps to a lesser extent. As for if it will do well if it were released in the US... I think it will do okay as an indie film. Sadly, despite the nice story, it obviously isn't a box office topper. I thoroughly enjoyed it though despite my slight beef with the changes from the book.

I forgot to mention, for the subtitles... they basically just copied the lines from the book. XD I only reread the first two chapters, a bit of the middle, and the ending of the book before watching the movie and I couldn't help but notice that.

Would I see this movie again? Definitely. Though that may only be because a) I want it to do well and b) I'm a fan of the actors and the book. Well no, for the actors I was basically only there for Tegoshi because if it were just Maki and Matsuyama, I don't think I'd bother going. I'd just wait for it to be released here. Going off on a tangent there... I know there are people that watch movies over and over again because they love it so much. (I know a couple of people at my school that've watched Avatar numerous times.) I'm not that type of person, but for this movie I wouldn't mind because for once, I actually care about the actors. Would those who have no clue who the actors are do the same? I'm doubtful. Still, it's a good movie!

Wait wait last point. The kissing scene between Naomi and Yuji was awkward. Between each line of speech they'd kiss each other numerous times. Perhaps you'd find it romantic but I just thought it was strange ;;

No, this is the last point. While we're still on the topic of kissing. Seeing as how I've only seen a few dramas and all but one of them had Johnny's in them whether I knew it at the time or not... the kissing here was pretty legit. No simple touching of the lips. Perhaps not as intense as Naoki and Riko from Buzzer Beat but I just had to point that out.

WOW THIS IS A LONG REVIEW IF YOU COULD EVEN CALL IT THAT. Err. Congrats to you if you've managed to read it all. <<; I apologize for my not so amazing way of making things sound interesting. I'm not that good with words. ):

"OOH NOW I'M PISSED." <-- I can't get over it. It makes me smile.
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Sakii ☆: スーツ。スマイルamakoi on April 8th, 2010 05:44 am (UTC)
OK i actually read all that :D
I kinda assumed that they were keeping Naomi's mum but they killed her off? XD Well, i guess it would have been easier to change things around~

ooh now i'm pissed
I'm trying to imagine Tego saying that and in my head it seems hilarious XDDD

I'm looking forward to watching the movie (EVENTUALLY! ahaha)
wo shi xiao long bao: Tegoshi  の happiness || NEWSrental_daughter on April 8th, 2010 06:00 am (UTC)
Wow you're fast! o__o And congrats~!! XD
Yeah! D: I guess to save time or develop Naomi's relationships with Yuji and Mirai a bit more... It'd be pretty complicated to throw in the mom and her new husband and daughter in as well. They didn't even go that deep into her dad's new girlfriend ;;

It was really funny! It's pretty much the most memorable English line in the movie. XDDD

NO WORRIES! It should come to you soon~ I sure hope it does. ^^ I mean, it's already subtitled so the only thing they really have to work out is being able to distribute it there~ :D
Sakii ☆amakoi on April 8th, 2010 06:17 am (UTC)
ahaha i'm a fast reader? :D
yeah true, i guess it can't be helped that stuff gets cut out of movies~

ahaha i can imagine XD If i heard it i would probably laugh lol but since it's Tego saying it i'd still find it cute XDD

IT BETTER COME HERE SOON! D: Or else i'll complain~ I'll find someone to complain to XDD

Oh and good luck with your homework!! :D
wo shi xiao long bao: Tegoshi  の study || NEWSrental_daughter on April 8th, 2010 06:27 am (UTC)
Yes! You are! XD
If not... you could always wait for the DVD? 8D ;;;

No... trust me... you WILL laugh! XD I mean, you may find it cute afterwards but... it's just too funny. ;; I feel bad saying that about his English but... it just is ;;

Complain to all the movie distributors over there for not picking up the movie faster! XD

Thank you~! ^__^ Although... I think I'll just do it tomorrow lol
Sakii ☆: コヤテゴ ☆amakoi on April 8th, 2010 06:35 am (UTC)
ahaha XD
THEY BETTER! well we do have a Japanese movie festival here every year but idk if they'd show it? Well if they do i'm so going to go and watch it :D

OH YES I PROBABLY WILL 8D Especially if i watch it with my friend, she tends to laugh at things for like 10 minutes, even after the scene is long gone XDDD so Tego has pretty bad english skills?? aww XDD

I WILL DO THAT YES!! They will so listen to threats from an 18 year old XDD

ahaha well either way good luck with it~ :D
wo shi xiao long bao: NEWS の waratte have a nice day || NEWSrental_daughter on April 8th, 2010 06:39 am (UTC)
Hmm they should!! It'd be a great opportunity for them to show it~ And yes, if it does show there, you have to watch it!

His English wasn't BAD but it wasn't good either. Maki's was muuucchhh better. At least he tried though? :D ;;

THEY CAN! XD Start a petition or something! I know in the DareKiss Facebook group you can request for them to try and negotiate with your country for it to be released there. ><;; If you haven't done that already, you should~

Thanks! :3
♥: tegoshi ♠ lonelymikazuki on April 8th, 2010 06:18 am (UTC)
her mom was dead? lol i would have been disappointed too since I wanted to see that whole "i honestly feel like you're a slut" part in the hospital XD

but one thing i hate about movie adaptations is that I usually end up feeling like the book is better, and in this case i really don't want to feel that way but I guess I'll just have to wait and see although i might just end up liking the movie more because i'm biased |D
I definitely can't wait to see tegoshi as mirai though, will was my favorite character :)

It's hard to imagine the special effects with the photographs, but i'm looking forward to seeing that too.
thanks for the review 8D/ how was the kiss between naomi and mirai? :D
wo shi xiao long bao: Tegoshi の simplicity || NEWSrental_daughter on April 8th, 2010 06:36 am (UTC)
Ugh yes! That would've been really cool to see. D: I also liked the whole part in the book about the whole "are you screwing with me?!" thing. It was a lot more subtle in the movie.

Yes! I almost always feel like the book is better - though that may be because I've read the book first. I think the movie was really good but to be honest, I wonder if I'm just avoiding ripping it to shreds because I'm being biased. XD
Will was my favorite character too! Tegoshi plays a really good Mirai~ so no worries about Will not being as awesome as his novel counterpart.

You get to see it in the trailer, though it's a little different than what is usually shown.
rofl you're welcome! XD;; And the kiss? It was... SHORT. They only showed it once and... it was just short. :| The whole "realizing I'm no longer an amnesiac" scene was kind of lackluster as well. Not bad ... just, it was just like in the book. Though not in the same context, she wasn't all "OMIGAWD I REMEMBER A;KRJWKJATJ"
♥: tegoshi ♠ never dullmikazuki on April 8th, 2010 06:46 am (UTC)
aww, that part was good too. XD They probably didn't have the part where will called naomi a selfish bitch either, huh~ :'D

lol no, you're not being biased ;D
that's good to hear then :) I was reading reviews on yahoo though and some people were complaining about tegoshi being the big miscast role or whatever and how it was really painful watching him act...but eh, I'll have to see for myself although I'll just take your word for it :) maybe the people only felt that way too because I realized they might not have read the book so they only saw it as a movie full of idols and nothing else? idk XD

oh, so that's how it's like~ Even with the trailer I'm still having a hard time trying to imagine it /fails
I see~ I would have wanted it to be a bit more dramatic though, since I didn't really like how she all of a sudden remembered in the book, idk, that part was a bit iffy for me XD
wo shi xiao long bao: Massu の letter || NEWSrental_daughter on April 8th, 2010 07:05 am (UTC)
No. D: I guess Naomi was a lot more... innocent, or something. Although they still included the scene with Ace where he was all "can we have sex again? 8D" It was actually really funny because he... bah, I don't want to spoil it for you though it isn't that ~huge~ of a spoiler.

XDD You never knooow! I mean, Mirai's my favorite character.
What?! That's... odd. I thought Tegoshi's acting was really good. Sure his English wasn't great but other than that I really liked his acting. I think his awkward acting is evident in YamaNade - though I'm not sure if that's because of his character or because his acting suddenly downgraded. I think he fit the role of Mirai perfectly. D8

Yep! XD Don't worry, I couldn't exactly grasp the concept either because it hasn't been employed before. You'll just have to watch it to understand I guess! ^^
Yeah. ): At least in the book she was all "... suddenly I remember. The French word for ___ is ___ and blahhh" but in the movie it was just a flashback and a O: face ... and then just... "I decided from that point on that I won't tell anybody else about my remembering." (Or something along those lines.) Both the movie and the novel were dull at that point ;; I think she should've been more shocked - especially since she's remembering THE kiss.
♥: perfume ♠ love the worldmikazuki on April 8th, 2010 07:16 am (UTC)
Yeah, I guess I'll just wait to watch it although I do love spoilers :'D

I think it's probably the character? I think he suits more...emo roles. XD I think his acting was a bit awkward in MBMH too so it might have just been the character since he seems to do better with more serious roles? yeah, i'm not too sure but that's just what I think. AHHH I JUST WANT TO WATCH THE MOVIE ALREADY >:/

lol yeah, I'm pretty sure if I lost my memory and I suddenly remembered everything that happened like that kiss I would be a lot more shocked but eh, the book was lacking at some points but overall it was pretty good, so I guess the movie should be the same~ 8D/
wo shi xiao long bao: Akira  の chuunyuu || Nobuta wo Producerental_daughter on April 8th, 2010 07:33 am (UTC)
rofl it's not that big of a spoiler... he just whips out a bunch of condoms 8D ;; BUT THEN NOW YOU MIGHT NOT FIND IT AS FUNNY, SEE?!

Hmmm maybe. I've only seen Tegoshi in a handful of things... and he really suited [insert character's name here] from Shissou. And also when he was in Ie ga Tooi (rofl I still love how the only thing he said in the entire series was "yada!") But that's when Tegoshi was waay younger. In MBMH I thought his acting was kind of weird too, which is the reason why I didn't like his character at first. I ended up liking Sakuranantokakoji later on though after he ate the pudding. XD;; But nooo! I thought his acting was good in the movie. ): Hopefully it comes out soon! I don't know exactly if there were potential distributors in the audience but... I'm sure there was! D: They couoldn't have just done a screening simply to appease the fans, you know? :3

Yeah! ^__^ That's a really good way to put it~
harleezy_: massu<3harleezy_758 on April 8th, 2010 07:46 am (UTC)
they were showing it in LA?! *faints*
wo shi xiao long bao: Massu の HOLY SHIT! || NEWSrental_daughter on April 8th, 2010 07:54 am (UTC)
Dammit... now I feel bad. I feel like I should've told you. ;____________________;

It was in Culver City which is pretty freaking far from where I live... or at least taking the side street to get there makes it seem that way. ~___~
harleezy_: tegoharleezy_758 on April 8th, 2010 08:02 am (UTC)
omagod nooooo! i've been so in school mode that i havn't been keeping up with anything, other than dbsk updates. but aaaaah :( its okay i'll watch it online when its uploaded somehow. u took sidestreets?! well actually thats good because the 10 would've been killing you with traffic. don't we sorta live in the same area? 323! lol ew i can't believe i just said that. im reading stuff on arama right now, did you end up seeing tego's "blonde gf" ? i think the only johnnys related thing i'll be doing this year is seeing bakanishi, did you see the price list? its kind of ridic -_-;
wo shi xiao long bao: Massu の superman || 雨の日の森の中rental_daughter on April 8th, 2010 08:13 am (UTC)
Aghhh I'm sorry!! DBSK!! ;A; I don't follow them as closely but... b'awww ;___; Hehe yeah, you could always wait to watch it online I suppose. But if it gets released in theatres here you have to watch it! >:

And yeah... I was supposed to take the freeway but my friend said to avoid it. We still ended up arriving 7 minutes late to the thing. We were running like crazy and the director laughed at us! XD Thankfully it hadn't started yet...

Woah I didn't know you lived in the 323 area too! 8D Awesommee~ Where are you? I'm in Eagle Rock...

Ahh about Tegoshi's gf. I'm not sure, but even if I did I think I'd rather keep it on the downlow. (:

OMG THE PRICES ARE JUST... seriously? They expect people to pay THAT much?! |: I'm not sure if I should still see him or not because I don't really like him and... $30 for crappy seats makes me ifffffy.
harleezy_: ryoharleezy_758 on April 8th, 2010 08:24 am (UTC)
DBSK news are giving me so much heart pains :(

Haha the director was there too? Awwww I totally missed out. And YES eagle rock! I live right on eagle rock blvd bahaha.

Yeah I totally get you the girl deserves her privacy I'm actually really glad none of her info has leaked on the internet yet because then that'd just be horrible for her, not every fan of his is going to be understanding ;x but really glad there are those sane ones too.

INORITE! the thing is.. if its gonna be at club nokia isn't it just gonna be an open pit at the bottom then possibly a balcony at the top? How are they gonna differenciate the seats? I think they should've just made everything general admission.. but then again we'd have gils clawing at each other for the front. Maybe they'll change things around inside the venue just for him. I'm gonna get the thirty dollar tickets because anything above 100 is just ehhhhh, if I'm gonna pay that much I better be on the stage right next to him HAHAH.
wo shi xiao long bao: Ryo の grafitti || NEWS / Kanjani∞rental_daughter on April 8th, 2010 08:36 am (UTC)
It makes me sad too. D8 It's just not registering somehow...

Yeah! XD He seemed really nice though I didn't get the chance to talk to him. I WAS going to but then my friend had to leave so... I decided to follow her to her car instead. Dx

NO WAYYY!! You live pretty close! I love on the street where the Taco Bell is... like semi-across Tommy's. O:

Exactly. |: I mean, sure it's pretty interesting as hell but... damn. She has haters and people trying to get all up in her private life. It's not like knowing every detail about her will suddenly cause the two to break up so just let it be, you know? D:

Hmm I don't know... I've never been to Club Nokia tbh! XDD But from what I hear, people are wondering the exact same thing. Maybe they'll add tiered seating or something. I don't know. But yes, for that price... DAMN. Though tbh, idk if I'd like to be on the stage with him. I don't want this from him. No.
harleezy_: yamapiharleezy_758 on April 8th, 2010 08:52 am (UTC)
I think what makes it worse is I wake up to them on my wall ;x

Did you have to pay for the screening? Or was it free? You gotta update me the next time something like this happens! Prz? :)

Aw yeah forreal fandoms are just not nice to any girl remotely tied to any groups. I'm sure people will get over it soon tho, its not like they can do anything to ruin their relationship. More power to her for not letting all this mess get to her.

:O YOU LIVE RIGHT THERE! If you live on the taco-bell street then your pretty close to my friend, I drive by there sometimes if we have to drop him off. Who would've known we live this close to each other. I'm like.. right across from Auntie Ems sorta.

I feel like I'm writing essays as comments to you haa. I've never been there either but I'm going there in June for Miyavi and his tickets are just general admission. I go to a lot of venues like these tho and yeah its boggling my mind on how their gonna separate the area, hopefully its not all ghetto lol My friend said its pretty nice tho he went there to see Hello Goodbye I think. LMFAO @ that gif, I cracked up so hard ;x
wo shi xiao long bao: Yamapi の Lovelessrental_daughter on April 8th, 2010 09:10 am (UTC)
D8 omg... I don't know how I'd be able to cope ;;

It was free. :x AND YES! No worries, I'll tell you if something like this happens again~ :D <3

Hopefully they do. It's nice that this time around people weren't hating for the most part.

YEAHHH!!! No way! XDD This is so weird/cool~ Ahh I know where that is! I've never eaten there though. ): But wow, that's pretty close! o__o

rofl sorry, my replies are pretty long too! Oooh my friend's going to see him as well~ Geez, it better not be ghetto. I mean, for that price! o_o Besides, Jin wants to show the US a ~Las Vegas~ style concert because Las Vegas totally isn't in the US and I doubt leaving things ghetto will make it feel like Vegas. The gif makes me feel uncomfortable. ;A; I don't fully mind sexing it up but that was just kinda awkward imo
harleezy_: massu<3harleezy_758 on April 8th, 2010 09:18 am (UTC)
Jaejoongs beautiful self in that drama will help me cope xD

Haha I live across the street and the most I ever ate there was cupcakes, loooots of hipster looking people eat there tho ;x guess can't help it since occidental college is right around the corner.

Aww your not gonna see him? I hope the 30 dollar tickets won't be like super bad to the point I'm pushed so far back I can't see -- I'm shoooort *cries* Hopefully the bar has seats and maybe I'll just hang around there most of the time :) VEGAS STYLE!? WHAAAAT? Oh no.. the image of sparkly fedoras just popped in my head and girls with feathers as costumes. I should prepare myself hahah. I'm trying to convince someone to go with me so I'm not alone :( I can't really get any other ticket since I'm spending how much to go to the Korean Music Festival next month grrrrr that things WAAAAY more expensive than Jin's show its kind of ridic. Every year around this time my Kpop fandom takes over because of it *sigh. Thats where all my money goes to. Lmao really that gif is still making me laugh, I don't think I could ever take him seriously doing that ;x idk, yeah your right it is awkward haha.
wo shi xiao long bao: Massu の just be || NEWSrental_daughter on April 8th, 2010 09:27 am (UTC)
True!! At first I was kind of "gtfo" but then I remembered how much I like Jaejoong despite knowing very little about him rofl

Is it expensive? ): My mom's b-day is tomorrow today and I was planning on just taking her out to eat. XD; And yeah. I still think it's weird how there's a college nearby. idk why I feel that way though...

No. D: I don't know Miyavi very well ;; Hehe I hope you get good seats! XD For that price you better~ <3 And yes, Vegas Style (for Jin... I'm getting slightly confused who we're talking about now rofl.) D: Or at least if I recall correctly he did say Vegas Style. I doubt that's what he meant by Vegas Style though!! XDDD Perhaps just really sparkly lights? And pirates, knights, and roman emperors. I'd so go with you but I'm broke right now. Dx We'll see what I can do~ And yes KMF! I was gonna go but I'm not as big of a fan of the groups this year even though I do listen to them... kind of. I seriously regret not going last year. D8 KMF prices are so high for good seats omg... ;A; I'm sure it'll be worth it for you though. <33
harleezy_: tegoharleezy_758 on April 8th, 2010 09:40 am (UTC)
Jaejoongs just so beautiful you can't help but love him haha

I was talking about the 30 dollar Jin tickets actually haha but yeah sorry I got all confusing.

Vegas style .. idk why I'm kind of lawling right now, now I really can't wait to go! (the bar stuff I was talking about was for Jins show since I know I won't bother going early at all)

KMF ahhhhh you should go! I'm mainly going for 2PM (aka nichkhun) and Beast. You missed last year? I lost my voice singing during SHINee. The Ajummas next to me were slightly drunk and looking at me all weird (being non-korean and all) singing NOONA NEOMU YEPPOOOO lmfao it was lawl-tastic. Til this day I wanna beat myself for not going to KMF 2008 because of DBSK. When I found out oh hell.. I was on the verge of tears :(((((( and now because of their hiatus theres no chance of me seeing them perform Love In the Ice anytime soon boooo ;___; hmmm with the group that they listed already I'm thinking Kara may be the last performers, but then again theres still that last batch of people they have yet to announce, crossing my fingers that SHINee will come back somehow.. or shoot SUJU? woaaah -fangirl mode off- can't believe I'm spazzing even tho its almost 3.
wo shi xiao long bao: Tegoshi の simplicity || NEWSrental_daughter on April 9th, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)
True~! ngl <33

Haha when you go tell me what it's liiikee~ |D Unless I do go...

UGH. YES. I MISSED LAST YEAR. Mostly because my friends didn't want to go since they couldn't afford it. ;___; a;krj;kwj I wanted to see SS501 and SHINee BAHHH... but this year I'm not all ~whee~ I mean, I like 2PM but I barely know all the others! ><; Except the Wonder Girls... but I'm kind of tired of them already. >: And Kara... but I don't listen to them rofl... AND YES. I'm sad that I never got to see DBSK!! ;A; Ohh I hope it's SuJu! :DD I like them~ Though I seriously only know Kyuhyun ;; IF YOU CAN'T TELL YET rofl I'm not that into K-Pop. XD I just listen... ;; BUT DON'T WORRY ABOUT FANGIRLING. 8D IT'S ALL GOOD <3
tego♥massu=LOVEkatrinasacay on April 8th, 2010 07:49 am (UTC)
the way you described how tego said "ooh now i'm pissed" makes me want to hear/see it. xD
wo shi xiao long bao: Tegoshi  の happiness || NEWSrental_daughter on April 8th, 2010 07:55 am (UTC)
Hahaha it was a really strange line! Hopefully it comes out soon over there~ I mean, all these other Asian countries are getting it. x__x; If not... then hopefully a clip comes out or something! XD
tego♥massu=LOVEkatrinasacay on April 8th, 2010 07:56 am (UTC)
sadly..our country was not included...

we're asian country too..why are we always neglected..LOL
wo shi xiao long baorental_daughter on April 8th, 2010 08:00 am (UTC)
Don't worry!! I think it'll come out soon. ^__^ The Philippines should never be neglected! D8 <3
tego♥massu=LOVEkatrinasacay on April 8th, 2010 08:03 am (UTC)
i really hope it will. :)
coz i think if they'll release a dvd of it, it will take time...
wo shi xiao long bao: Chidori  の sweetheart || P3rental_daughter on April 8th, 2010 08:15 am (UTC)
Yeah... )': They should... I think. I mean, all the other Asian countries are getting it. I doubt the Philippines will be excluded. ><;
merii_hydeist: MIRYOOOOOOO~~merii_hydeist on April 11th, 2010 05:58 am (UTC)

hmmmmm, I took some of your points in mind just in case. I was expecting more but yeah, Hans Canosa isn't much when it comes to directing as compared to big time ones like Sofia Coppola or James Cameron.

LOL AT TEGOSHI'S PISSED OFF LINE. I'm definitely gonna watch for it. What was Emma Robert's role anyway?

Which reminds me, I have to finish the book already. XD

wo shi xiao long bao: Massu の spring || NEWSrental_daughter on April 11th, 2010 06:57 am (UTC)
YAY!! XDD Glad LJ is behaving for you now~

I know Hans isn't as renowned but it was still a good movie! ^^ I was honestly expecting it to be super low budget but it wasn't - or at least it doesn't look to be that way.

Emma plays Alice Leeds (or whatever her name was.) She basically just throws Naomi into a play and then after the play arc in the movie is over she's irrelevant. =\

Go go finish ittt!!! The book is really good~ ^__^ Or at least I fairly liked it. (:
merii_hydeistmerii_hydeist on April 11th, 2010 12:22 pm (UTC)
I hope it also gets released here. I'm still hoping. *crosses fingers*

yeah, off to finish the book. I'm just procrastinating. lol.
for tomorrow's melodydaelite on April 11th, 2010 07:37 pm (UTC)
Just read it all and YAY. I'm so happy to read reports of this :D I liked that Naomi's family relations were complicated in the book since it made it so there was more than just romance in the story but I guess they can't have everything from the book :D;;;

I'm so glad that Mirai is cool though *___* I really hope some indie movie chain picks up this movie to show throughout the USA, like Landmark Theaters or something. Even if they just showed it for a week or two XDD Thanks for the review :D
wo shi xiao long baorental_daughter on April 15th, 2010 03:43 am (UTC)
Yeah. ): Without Naomi's mom it really did focus more on the romance aspect of the novel... which I suppose made the movie a lot easier to understand. There's only one conflict (her relationship with the guys) instead of two~! XD

Ack I really do hope so! I'd definitely like to see the movie again~ A week or two is so shooort though. ;A; I wonder if fans of the book will watch the movie as well even if they don't know the Japanese cast. That'd be pretty cool. ^^