Tag: Comedy

Review: Midnight Runners

Posted September 8, 2020 by Rowena in Movies, Reviews | 0 Comments

Midnight Runners

Male Lead: Park Seo Jun, Kang Ha Neul
Also Starring: Sung Dong Il, Park Ha Sun, Go Joon, Lee Ho Jung
Year Released: 2017
Genre: Comedy, Action, Crime, Mystery
Country: Korea
Where I Watched It: Viki

Students at the Korean National Police University, Ki Joon (Park Seo Joon) and Kee Yeol (Kang Ha Neul) have a long way to go before they become official officers of the law but that doesn’t stop them from dreaming. One their way back from a club one night, they happen to witness a kidnapping and immediately jump into action, alerting the local officers of what just happened. However, swamped with other cases, the local police station has no time to take on the case. Knowing the critical hours are quickly dwindling, Ki Joon and Kee Yeol jump into action.

Tracking down the kidnappers, the pair of cadets find that the kidnappers are part of a gang running an egg harvesting ring. With dozens of girls locked up for harvesting, Ki Joon and Kee Yeol break into the gang’s hideout, determined to rescue the girls. However, the thugs prove too much for the amateur cops. Beaten down and locked up themselves, the pair are embarrassed by their own inadequacies.

After finding a way to escape, the two harden their resolve, knowing they may be those girls’ only chance of rescue. Despite being advised to let the professionals handle the case, Ki Joon and Ki Yeol continue with their investigation, determined to find the criminals and bring them to justice. Can a pair of police academy cadets really take down one of the country’s most sinister crime organizations?

An action-packed romp with lots of laughs, “Midnight Runners” is a 2017 action comedy film directed by Jason Kim.
This freaking movie had me laughing so much. It’s part of Park Seo Jun’s movie list so I knew that I was going to watch it and I knew that I was going to like it because hello, I’m biased to anything Park Seo Jun but I wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I did. I laughed so much and so loud throughout this entire movie that I thought I was going to wake up the neighbors. Park Seo Jun and Kang Ha Neul were an absolutely delightful pair. I thought they played really well off of each other and the chemistry between the two of them is unmistakable. They made this movie-watching experience a wild and crazy ride and I enjoyed every single minute.

What made this movie completely watchable is that though this movie is a comedy, there’s a surprisingly darker themed story going on throughout that captivated me from the jump. So this movie follows two young men, Park Ki Joon and Kang Hee Yeol, who joined the Korean National Police University to study to become cops. They meet pretty early on and aren’t real big fans of the other but after Ki Joon helps Hee Yeol to safety after a jogging injury, Hee Yeol promises Ki Joon the best pork belly and perfectly marbleized steak that he’ll ever eat and Ki Joon happily carries Hee Yeol to safety with a smile on his face. And just like that, they’re best friends.


On their first night off, the boys head to the club and while they get ready, they freaking used Febreze for their cologne, hahaha. So they head to the club to pick up some girls and I’m really surprised that they didn’t get any. Both Park Seo Jun and Kang Ha Neul are good looking guys and yet they struck out at every turn in the club. So after the night is done, they’re making their way back to school when they see a girl that is their type and stare at her, hoping she’ll turn around and notice them because then it would be a sign from God but instead of turning around, the boys witness her being abducted and they give chase.

They’re pretty young and still hopeful of their future as cops so when they lose the van that took the girl in pink, they run to the nearest police station for help. Only there’s not much the cops can do because they don’t have a name for the girl and the girl hasn’t been reported as missing. Not wanting to give up, the boys decide that they’re going to find the girl on their own. They can’t wait for the cops because it’s the critical hour and they have to work fast if they have any chance of finding the girl and saving her. Hee Yeol is the brains of this operation and Ki Joon is the brawn. Together they make the funniest and the most endearing crime-fighting duo. Over the course of their investigation, they uncover a human trafficking ring and know that they’re in way over their heads and need help but at every turn, they are rejected but they’re determined to find the girls and help free them so they get to work.

And by get to work, I mean…


Haha, my guys were fantastic in this movie. Both Park Seo Jun and Kang Ha Neul really shined in this movie. The humor, the action, the heartwarming ending all made for a wonderfully entertaining and charming watch. The eye candy is through the roof as well so ladies and interested gents would definitely be happy with that. 🙂 This was a flat out great movie and I highly recommend it.
Final Rating

5 out of 5

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Review: Set It Up

Posted June 20, 2018 by Rowena in Reviews | 6 Comments

Set It Up (2018) Starring: Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs Director: Claire Scanlon Release Date: 15 June 2018 Rating: TV-14 Run Time: 1:45 Movie Type: Comedy, Romance
Two young assistants in New York City realize they can make their lives easier by setting up their workaholics bosses to date. While trying to perpetuate this romantic ruse between their nightmare bosses, the assistants realize they might be right for each other.
I haven’t been in the mood for movie watching lately but while bored and browsing Netflix’s catalog, I came across this movie on Saturday night and before I knew what was what, I hit play and sat back, prepared to not be impressed with this one. I’m super glad to report that I was wrong because I was impressed with this movie. I thought it was super cute and Zoey Deutch is a great romantic comedy lead. I seriously hope that we get more rom-com’s from Netflix because I enjoyed this one a lot. So Harper and Charlie are assistants to some pretty big deal bosses and their bosses are at the top because they never leave the workplace. And since they don’t leave the workplace, neither do Harper and Charlie. Both Harper and Charlie respect their bosses and understand their drive but they also miss having a personal life so when the opportunity to set their bosses up presents itself, they take it. Once they’re on that road to true love (for their bosses), there’s so turning back and the movie really takes off once they’re on this path. Harper and Charlie are both motivated by different things. Harper wants to become a writer and working for the best sports writer out there is a big deal for her because she learns so much from her hero day in and day out. Charlie is motivated by being promoted and working for the top guy that can help him get in the door. Charlie is also dating a hotshot model that he never has time for because he’s always working. Hooking his boss up with a girlfriend will free up time for him to spend with the girlfriend. Harper and Charlie put in a lot of work, getting their bosses together and then pushing them along in their romance and during that whole time, they’re getting to know each other and they’re becoming friends. It was during this part of the movie that I laughed a lot. I couldn’t help it, they were too cute. I really enjoyed seeing Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell’s action chops. There were some moments when I thought Glen Powell was being hella extra (like his cheering for the kiss cam at the Yankees game? Haha, go easy there bro!) but for the most part, I was wrapped up in the story being told and I thought Zoey and Glen were a great acting pair. Their on screen chemistry was charming and when the movie ended, I had a smile on my face so, I definitely recommend this if you’re in the mood for a cute romantic comedy. This is a great one.
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My Rating
4.25 out of 5

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Movie Review: Home Again

Posted March 28, 2018 by Rowena in Reviews | 2 Comments

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Pico Alexander, Jon Rudnitsky, Nat Wolff Director: Hallie Meyers-Shyer Release Date: 08 September 2017 Rating: PG-13 Run Time: 1:37 Movie Type: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Alice (Reese Witherspoon), a recently separated mother of two, finds her life upended when three young, charismatic filmmakers move into her guest house. But her unlikely new family and a budding romance come to a crashing halt when her ex-husband shows up, suitcase in hand. A story of love, friendship, and the families we create, “Home Again” is a modern romantic comedy with one very big life lesson: starting over is not for beginners.
What a cute movie this turned out to be. I’m a bit bummed that there aren’t nearly as many rom-coms being released these days because I’m a rom-com girl. I’m a sucker for a happy ending and there’s a whole lot of gloom and doom out there in the real world that happy things make me happy. This movie made me happy. Reese Witherspoon plays Alice, a mother who is separated from her husband. She moves into her father’s house with her two girls and is trying to figure out this new life as a single mother but when her birthday celebration brings home three guys who are homeless, her Mom moves them into Alice’s guest house and the movie really takes off from there. The movie is primarily about Alice coming into her own after her marriage implodes and a shiny new romance with a much younger man gets complicated when her husband shows up and wants to play at having a family again. There was a lot of laughing, a lot of awww moments and even some scenes where I wanted to strangle a bunch of different characters in this movie but overall, the movie is enjoyable and I’m glad that I watched it. I really adored the bond that the boys developed with Alice’s daughters. Everyone really came to care for each other and a family formed between all of them and that was nice. The romance between Alice and Harry was super cute and holy cow was Harry a little cutie patootie. I would have been a cougar to him, too. Ha! So yeah, this movie was a lot of fun and I really hope to get more movies like this one in the coming year. It wasn’t the perfect romantic movie but there is a happy ending, a modern one anyway and I adore all things Reese Witherspoon so I definitely recommend this movie if you’re in the mood for something cute and sweet, with humor. This fits that bill perfectly.

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My Rating

4 out of 5

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Review: The Layover

Posted November 22, 2017 by Rowena in Reviews | 0 Comments

The Layover (2017)

Starring: Kate Upton, Alexandra Daddario, Matt Barr Director: William H. Macy Release Date: August 3, 2017 Rating: R Run Time: 1:28 Movie Type: Comedy
Two friends on a road trip compete for the affections of a handsome man when their flight is redirected due to a hurricane.
I’m not going to lie, I watched this movie because I like Matt Barr. Ever since he was Psycho Derek on One Tree Hill, I’ve liked him. He doesn’t come on a lot of things I’m interested in watching so whenever something catches my eye of his, I watch. I’m not quite sure where, to begin with, this movie. It’s about two best friends who need to shake up their lives a bit so they take a trip to Florida to take a time out from their lives. One best friend, Kate, is the more serious of the two and she desperately needs to unwind and live a little while Meg, the other best friend, is more flighty and needs to get away to ground herself so that she can decide what to do with her life. What’s the best way to kick off a girls trip? Bump into a hot guy that you want to bang three ways to Sunday…and if that hot guy happens to be the same guy that your best friend wants to bang her worries away then, of course, a competition for his attention is in order, right? I’ll admit that there were some funny moments in this movie and I did laugh but for the most part, I thought it was dumb. All of the bickering that these two besties went through over one freaking guy? Come on now and some of the things that these two did were downright mean. Meg locked Kate in the grossest gas station bathroom and Kate came out of there drenched in other people’s shit. Seriously, why would you do this to your best friend? Who needs enemies with friends like this? Kate got her digs in too and I spent a huge chunk of the movie wondering how their friendship was going to survive them being so awful to each other and then we get to the end and find out the guy they were fighting over, his story? OMG. I almost stopped watching it by then. I was glad when they finally stopped fighting and started mending their relationship because, in the end, they were a lot stronger together than they were apart so that’s something. I did enjoy the ending portion of the movie and I was low key shipping Kate with the guy that they were fighting over, I think his name was Ryan but not after they get to Florida so the romance lover in me was a bit disappointed on that front. Overall, I just couldn’t like this movie though I thought the acting was great. None of the lines were delivered in a manner where I could tell they were reading from a script, it all felt real if a bit shallow and dumb. So kudos to the actors on that. Would I recommend this? Not really.

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My Rating

2 out of 5

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Review: Table 19

Posted November 8, 2017 by Rowena in Reviews | 4 Comments

Table 19

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson, Tony Revolori, Stephen Merchant Director: Jeffrey Blitz Release Date: March 3, 2017 Rating: PG-13 Run Time: 1:27 Movie Type: Comedy, Drama
Ex-maid of honor Eloise (Anna Kendrick) – having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text – decides to hold her head up high and attend her oldest friend’s wedding anyway. She finds herself seated at the ‘random’ table in the back of the ballroom with a disparate group of strangers, most of whom should have known to just send regrets (but not before sending something nice off the registry). As everyone’s secrets are revealed, Eloise learns a thing or two from the denizens of Table 19. Friendships – and even a little romance – can happen under the most unlikely circumstances.
I’m kind of bummed that we haven’t had very many new romantic comedies to watch over the last couple of years. There’s mostly action hero movies and kiddie movies and lots and lots of dramatic movies but romantic comedies have been pretty sparse. When this movie came onto my radar, I knew that I wanted to watch it because 1) It looked pretty funny and 2) Anna Kendrick. There isn’t much that I wouldn’t do for Anna Kendrick. Mostly, I look like this every time AK has a new movie coming out…
I watched this a while ago but I rented it over the weekend again just because I felt like it and I liked it all over again. Eloise is attending her oldest friends wedding by herself and that wouldn’t be a big deal if she was supposed to be the Maid of Honor in the wedding (and isn’t anymore) and she wasn’t dumped via text by the Best Man, who also happens to be the bride’s brother. Sucking it up, Eloise attends the wedding and isn’t at all surprised that they sat her at Table 19. You see, Table 19 is…
“The table that should have known to send regrets but not before sending something nice off the registry. The table that could disappear in the middle of the wedding and nobody would notice…”
So, Eloise is at this wedding, sitting with a bunch of strangers and over the course of the day, this table of strangers become friends and their shenanigans had me cracking up all over the place. This was such a fun movie to watch on a lazy weekend because it’s filled with a great cast with great chemistry and a female lead that is just too adorable for words. There’s also a pretty big plot twist and that was fun. So really, if you’re in the mood for something fast, cute and fun…check this movie out.

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My Rating

4 out of 5

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