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  1. Regarding the Eontalk review, I think the reviewer really had to stretch to find criticisms, even if they are a tiny bit valid. Too much revealed in the trailers? Before I saw any trailers, I thought the title "Innocence" gave away the story. Someone wrongly accused was proved innocent. Anyone can guess how it likely ends just with the title. But so what. There are lots of movies where you pretty much know what's going to happen. Everyone knows what happens in Zombie movies and they still flock to them. Also it didn't stop people from keeping it #1 for 2 weeks, so the trailers probably attracted them. While I obviously have not seen the movie, In terms of length, the reviewer had praised the way the movie tied up all the loose ends, unlike many other movies, so I suspect that it took a little more time to do this. Also, anyone who watches Kdramas is used to watching stories unfold over at least 16 hours and sometimes close to 60 hours. This movie is about 2 hours. Hope nobody got too bored. But this criticism may tie into the reviewers criticism of the emotionality of the movie, especially towards the end. I suspect the reviewer doesn't watch many kdramas, most of which are dripping with emotionality almost constantly. It is, IMO, what makes Korean story telling so unique and compelling, and reflects the importance of personal relationships in Korean culture as opposed to the individualism and hero worship of many western films. Having said all this, I admit it is a little odd to be criticizing the criticism of a movie I haven't even seen. It's because I am so enthralled by Shin Hae Sun, I feel the need to deflect any criticism of her projects and heap on nothing but praise in a totally biased way. To that end, I am thoroughly guilty. Hope you're all having a great day.
  2. Another article in The Korea Times about our favourite movie. Love it! Love it! Love it! https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/art/2020/06/689_291561.html Innocence' passes 500,000 ticket sales amid virus-hit cinema downturn Posted : 2020-06-21 15:20 Updated : 2020-06-21 17:51 Shin Hye-sun, left, and Bae Jong-ok, stars of Korea's No.1 box office hit "Innocence," thanked the moviegoers after the film sold more than 500,000 tickets amid a gloomy theater market hit hard by COVID-19. Korea Times file By Ko Dong-hwan Theatrical poster for "Innocence." "Innocence" has defied the COVID-19 scare and attracted more than 500,000 theatergoers Saturday, further cementing its top box office spot since opening on June 10. The record is particularly meaningful because cinemas here have been suffering from a huge audience loss due to the pandemic. After being discouraged from visiting public venues, people instead have increasingly opted for home movies via Netflix or to watch TV shows at home. The Korea Film Council's ticket sales tally shows the movie has had an accumulated 500,507 audience via 919 screens nationwide. The court thriller's achievement comes following consistent critical acclaim. Sony Pictures Entertainment Korea and KIDARI ENT, which distributed the film, released Sunday photos of Shin Hye-sun, who plays the movie's female lead, and Bae Jong-ok, with a written message on a sketchbook showing their appreciation for those who watched the movie.
  3. Every day I respect Shin Hae Sun more and more and more. I'm in awe that her first lead movie is #1 two weeks in a row. With 2 more projects coming on the heels of Innocence, I think SHS will be the talk of the town for the rest of 2020. I can't imagine what's in store for 2021. Sorry to hear about new posting challenges. I'm not very technical but, with utmost respect, I thank all contributors to this forum for sharing your dedication and love for SHS. Peace to all.
  4. Me too. So proud. I'm sure the other Korean movies are also good but, no offense, I hope Innocence remains #1 for a little while longer. But it can't last forever. SHS should be very proud of herself as she is the driving force. Loved her live IG even though couldn't understand. Just love her face.
  5. This is the headline we like to see. "Innocence" soars at local box office. Please see Korea Times https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/art/2020/06/689_291384.html I love the line that (Innocence) "roared to the top of the box office". Like a tiger So thrilling to read in main stream media about our favourite actress's first leading role movie dominating the box office.
  6. I'm very happy to see that SHS and Innocence continue to do well. I hope the speculation that Innocence could be released internationally is true. I know I'll see it someday but with all the accolades she is getting it makes me more impatient. I wonder if they have created English subtitles yet.
  7. Shin Hye Sun is definitely as good or better than many Oscar winners. Now that Academy Awards recognize foriegn films more accurately, like Parasite, maybe she will have a chance to be nominated some day. If she was also fluent in English and made English language movies, she would be a perpetual contender. How could it be otherwise with the calibre of her acting. Meryl Steep move over.
  8. I'm terrible at math and willfully shameful at logic, not to mention unapologetically biased, but I'll choose to look at this 26.2% share for Innocence as a huge win. It means that between the other 9 movies, they got 73.8% between them. I know that the 73.8% was not evenly divided among the other 9, but if it was, they would each have 8.2%. That means that Innocence is about 3.2 times more popular than the average of the 9 others movies. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
  9. I know its early days but Innocence is clearly the number one movie at the moment. That is so gratifying and significant. The raves for Shin Hye Sun's acting are music to my ears. I hope she is deleriously happy right now. I know all the actors are really good and the story is interesting and compelling, but I believe it is SHS herself that is drawing in the audiences the most. I think everyone who pays attention in Korea knows that she is one of their best actors and anything she is involved in is a must see.
  10. Yay! Maybe now people will stop calling SHS an up and coming rising star. She is a bona-fide star. Simply an excellent actor who I already think of as a legend. Very happy to be addicted to her.
  11. Being unilingual english, I can't really grasp why one translation would be so different from another. I guess it's because the translators in some cases, like Netflix, don't really understand english that well. Or are they just taking shortcuts because they are lazy? I would think that Netflix, being a huge international company that prides itself on introducing foreign language programs to the entire world, would put a little more quality control into their translations. I wonder if their translations from Korean into other languages besides english are also similarly affected. Is it just a matter of paying more money to get better translators? Regardless, I've watched many many foreign language shows on Netflix and thoroughly enjoy them. But better is always better so Netflix should get its act together and treat the world to the best translations there can be.
  12. Wow. I'm just so happy that everything is going well for SHS with Innocence. It's cute that she worries about how her acting will be recieved, as though it could possibly be anything other than purely excellent. I'm glad she worries a little, but I never will. It's clear to me that her art is her passion and her talent is second to none in Korea and everywhere else. I have no idea when I will be able to see this movie as it will surely never come to a theatre, with subtitles, in my Canadian prairie city. Perhaps a DVD will be available before too long. After seeing so many promotional videos it almost seems like I've seen it already, not that I understand any words. I would award her best actress just based on that. Thank you very much to all who have share on this forum.
  13. Also see Korea Herald from June 5. Shin Hye-Sun, Bae Jong-ok to star in Innocence http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200605000571&np=1&mp=1 Sorry to repeat if this has already been reported.
  14. Sorry I don't know how to post things to show you, but browsing through the English online edition of the Korea Times June 9, there is a beautiful picture Shin Hye Sun and an article about her leading role in Innocence. If you haven't seen it check out the following. 'Innocence' actor talks on first lead role on big screen https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/art/2020/06/689_290862.html Love scrolling through the news and getting surprised by Shin Hye Sun's smiling face.
  15. Wow. I'm just so happy that everything is going well for SHS with Innocence. It's cute that she worries about how her acting will be recieved, as though it could possibly be anything other than purely excellent. I'm glad she worries a little, but I never will. It's clear to me that her art is her passion and her talent is second to none in Korea and everywhere else. I have no idea when I will be able to see this movie as it will surely never come to a theatre, with subtitles, in my Canadian prairie city. Perhaps a DVD will be available before too long. After seeing so many promotional videos it almost seems like I've seen it already, not that I understand any words. I would award her best actress just based on that. Thank you very much to all who have share on this forum.