Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Things To Stream: Exit, Swallow & The Witch: Subversion

We're putting the links for Amazon Prime, but you can find the movies on YouTube and Google Play.


Another "great" heavily CGI, strange concept Korean disaster movie, this is a sub-genre at this point. Of course coming from our friends at CJ entertainment who own the CGV Cinemas in Koreatown. Yong-Nam is a down on his luck, 20-something that can find a job. At his Mom's 70th birthday at a hotel the downtown area has a lethal gas attack. Those who want to live, must go higher up to avoid the deadly gas. That's where Yong-Nam rock-climbing skills come in. Yes, he has to climb on the outside of buildings to get his family to safety. Oh, and the girl who turned him down, who is also a rock-climber, happens to work at the hotel of the party? What?

It's an over-the-top thrill ride and love story with some quirky Korean comedy for an action thriller of it's variety. That's a lot of genres smooshed together.

What'll keep you interested is the suburban climb that our heroes will have to go on, if they want to make it to the exit. Oh, and there's a little bit of resourcefulness on their part on overcoming obstacles you might like too.

Korean, English subtitles


Yes, we've written about it before on the site and we've finally seen it. And ewwwwww! Informing the viewer of the real disorder some women get when pregnant called Pica. We see a women, Hunter, eating things she shouldn't and we don't mean fattening or alcoholic with an early pregnancy. We mean like paper clips. And other objects you shouldn't, because they aren't food. You're there for a lot of things going in and painfully coming out. There should be a minimalist posters for things that travel through her, please, someone make that. Let's say there's a special dish for everything that goes in-n-out, like a collection piece you might show friends. But this time you probably wouldn't.

And this is all going on with Hunter adapting to her husband's family and their unhappiness with the situation, but there is an ever apparent undercurrent of other problems with Hunter and her new family that comes back up with whatever she swallowed. A special watch that isn't a horror movie, but has moments just as scary.

The Witch: Subversion

Now, we didn't see this one just yet, but the only reason we want to see it is for the brutal violence it promises.

From Wikipedia
10 years ago, Ja-yoon escaped from a government facility in the midst of an inexplicable incident by herself and lost all her memory. An old couple takes her in even though she doesn’t know her name or age. She grows up to be a bright high school student and enters a nationally televised audition program to win the top prize and help her struggling family out. As soon as she appears on TV, strange people start appearing in her life. A man named ‘Nobleman’ constantly roams around her, in addition to ‘Dr. Baek’ and ‘Mr. Choi’ who have been searching for her since her disappearance. Ja-yoon’s life falls into turmoil as they turn her seemingly ordinary life upside down in a blink of an eye
Korean, English subtitles