While I really got into the “Korean New Wave” because of directors Kim Ki-Duk, Park Chan-Wook, Lee Chang-Dong and Kim Ji-Woon, lately it seems like Korean movies also have their share of what they see as ‘mainstream’ movies much like what we’ve come to either love or hate with a Michael Bay film. Such as the 2012 film “R2B: Return to Base” (original title: “Soar to the Sun”, American Dvd title: “Black Eagle”) directed by Kim Dong-Weon … more
In the middle of 1986, Tony Scott and Tom Cruise teamed up for one of the most successful (and formulaic) summer blockbusters of all time: TOP GUN unleashed its Cold War fury on movie-goers – complete with a dynamic pop soundtrack featuring all the latest stars – and the film went on to be the highest grossing film at the box office for that year. In the years that followed, there were a handful of imitators, though none performed nearly as respectably. … more
What's your opinion on Black Eagle (aka. R2B: Back to Base, aka...?