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Parasite (2019) Bong Joon-ho and Song Kang-ho reunite!

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Bong Joon-ho returns to the big screen after his venture into Netflix movie making with 'Okja', and deservedly walks away with the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, the first Korean movie to ever do so.  Check out my review over at COF - 

https://cityonfire.com/parasite-2019-review-bong-joon-ho-korean/

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On 7/15/2019 at 5:03 AM, One Armed Boxer said:

Bong Joon-ho returns to the big screen after his venture into Netflix movie making with 'Okja', and deservedly walks away with the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, the first Korean movie to ever do so.

This one is definitely on my movies to see on the big screen and to get on physical media.

For the big screen, we in the USA will have to wait until October - release date so it can be eligible/in contention for award season. 

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On 7/15/2019 at 5:03 AM, One Armed Boxer said:

Bong Joon-ho returns to the big screen after his venture into Netflix movie making with 'Okja', and deservedly walks away with the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, the first Korean movie to ever do so.  Check out my review over at COF - 

https://cityonfire.com/parasite-2019-review-bong-joon-ho-korean/

 

@One Armed Boxer you weren't kidding... your review is spot on, and the film definitely deserves the rating you gave it. In fact, originally I only looked at the rating you gave it because a new Bong Joon-ho film doesn't come along every day, and I wanted to go into the film blindly so I could be totally surprised (you're very considerate about not spoiling movies, but I wanted zero info on the story this time). I'm so glad I did it this way. Going in, I wasn't even aware of the film's genre, and I was taken on a fascinating and unpredictable journey with the characters. The direction, cast, story, music... everything is of the highest caliber.

 

On 10/31/2019 at 12:52 PM, OpiumKungFuCracker said:

Go see this in the biggest screen possible. Yeah I know it's out in the torrents but I'd rather experience this in the biggest screen possible. The cinematography is freaking gorgeous, my god BONG!!! 

I agree completely with @OpiumKungFuCracker. To anyone interested in the film, do yourself a favor- see it in the theater! Director Bong Joon-ho has created another cinematic work of art with this film. The cinematography is breath-taking- the colors, compositions and locations are so striking, with each lush visual truly an integral part of the storytelling. So experiencing it in the largest format possible is highly recommended.

Of all the Asian countries, my wife's preferred film viewing is of South Korea's output. But I was still taken aback when she brought up PARASITE to me, and asked if we were going to go and see it. Usually I am the one telling her about what's coming out and asking her if she'd watch films with me. But she had seen commercials for it, and was intrigued. I think it's pretty cool that a Korean film is getting mainstream exposure like this, no doubt due in large part to its winning the Palm d'Or at Cannes Film Festival. My son went to see it before we had the chance, and he said it was a packed theater and that the audience response was terrific.

It's dark, deep, laugh-out-loud funny, thought-provoking, and horrifying. 10/10

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8 minutes ago, KUNG FU BOB said:

@One Armed Boxer you weren't kidding... your review is spot on, and the film definitely deserves the rating you gave it. In fact, originally I only looked at the rating you gave it because a new Bong Joon-ho film doesn't come along every day, and I wanted to go into the film blindly so I could be totally surprised (you're very considerate about not spoiling movies, but I wanted zero info on the story this time). I'm so glad I did it this way. Going in, I wasn't even aware of the film's genre, and I was taken on a fascinating and unpredictable journey with the characters. The direction, cast, story, music... everything is of the highest caliber.

 

I agree completely with @OpiumKungFuCracker. To anyone interested in the film, do yourself a favor- see it in the theater! Director Bong Joon-ho has created another cinematic work of art with this film. The cinematography is breath-taking- the colors, compositions and locations are so striking, with each lush visual truly an integral part of the storytelling. So experiencing it in the largest format possible is highly recommended.

Of all the Asian countries, my wife's preferred film viewing is of South Korea's output. But I was still taken aback when she brought up PARASITE to me, and asked if we were going to go and see it. Usually I am the one telling her about what's coming out and asking her if she'd watch films with me. But she had seen commercials for it, and was intrigued. I think it's pretty cool that a Korean film is getting mainstream exposure like this, no doubt due in large part to its winning the Palm d'Or at Cannes Film Festival. My son went to see it before we had the chance, and he said it was a packed theater and that the audience response was terrific.

It's dark, deep, laugh-out-loud funny, thought-provoking, and horrifying. 10/10

 

 Hell Yes!! My sentiments exactly. Loved it! 

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2 hours ago, lilmanjs said:

Going to see this the first day it shows here in town on Friday!

Great! It's so sumptuously filmed- you will love seeing it in the theater. Even if the story sucked (which it most certainly does not) I would probably still have been mesmerized by the look.

Please share your thoughts about it here after you see it (don't forget to use the "no spoilers" feature (just highlight any spoilers in your text, then click the eye icon above, right between the emoji tool and the image tool, and it will hide it unless people choose to click on it 😀👍)!

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I convinced my parents to see this, and they loved it. 😀

They are interested in seeing more of his films, so I'm going to lend them THE HOST. I thought I'd already showed it to them, but either I'm mistaken or they don't remember it. It did come out 14 years ago. How time flies!

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57 minutes ago, KUNG FU BOB said:

I convinced my parents to see this, and they loved it. 😀

They are interested in seeing more of his films, so I'm going to lend them THE HOST. I thought I'd already showed it to them, but either I'm mistaken or they don't remember it. It did come out 14 years ago. How time flies!

 

 Why not a police procedural like Memories of Murder? 

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23 hours ago, OpiumKungFuCracker said:

 

 Why not a police procedural like Memories of Murder? 

Because my dad loves monster movies. 😀

If they dig it, and are interested in seeing more, I'll definitely loan them MEMORIES (what a fantastic film!) and I think (despite them being dog lovers) that they would also enjoy BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE.

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21 hours ago, KUNG FU BOB said:

Because my dad loves monster movies. 😀

If they dig it, and are interested in seeing more, I'll definitely loan them MEMORIES (what a fantastic film!) and I think (despite them being dog lovers) that they would also enjoy BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE.

LOL, I refuse to watch Barking Dogs never bite. I love dogs too much bro! 😜:BL-Laughing:

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On 12/25/2019 at 9:14 AM, OpiumKungFuCracker said:

LOL, I refuse to watch Barking Dogs never bite. I love dogs too much bro! 😜:BL-Laughing:

I hear you on that @OpiumKungFuCracker. But as a dog-lover myself I still highly recommend it. Thankfully there is nothing in there that is horrible or will haunt your dreams. It's actually incredibly, darkly funny like most of his films.

I watched a bit of the 77th Golden Globes Awards, and when PARASITE won for Best Motion Picture- Foreign Language my wife and I applauded (yeah, we're silly 😊). Director Bong Joon-ho gave a good acceptance speech (mostly via a translator), and one of the things he said (which quickly become a popular meme) was "Once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films." Preach, good sir. Preach! 😁

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4 hours ago, KUNG FU BOB said:

I hear you on that @OpiumKungFuCracker. But as a dog-lover myself I still highly recommend it. Thankfully there is nothing in there that is horrible or will haunt your dreams. It's actually incredibly, darkly funny like most of his films.

I watched a bit of the 77th Golden Globes Awards, and when PARASITE won for Best Motion Picture- Foreign Language my wife and I applauded (yeah, we're silly 😊). Director Bong Joon-ho gave a good acceptance speech (mostly via a translator), and one of the things he said (which quickly become a popular meme) was "Once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films." Preach, good sir. Preach! 😁

 Hoping for a best picture nod🤞 I'll give barking dogs a watch:BL-ThumbsUp:

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