This week we saw a romantic and nostalgic Chinese high school drama perfect for the summer, a hit revenge drama from Hong Kong, and six intriguing new Korean films. Next week we'll add 5 more Korean films to our must-watch list!  Take a look!

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1.  Love 'til the End of Summer

Starring Zheng Shuang (Love O2O) and Chen Xue Dong

While a group of friends enjoy life in school without a care in the world, they don’t realize how difficult the following ten summers of their lives are going to be. Li Xia (Zheng Shuang) is the sweetest, most charming girl you will ever meet. In spite of everything that life throws her way, she maintains a positive attitude and believes that you must stand by your loved ones at all costs. She comes from a poor family, but has just gotten the chance to attend a prestigious academy. There, she immediately catches the attention of two local heartthrobs. Fu Xiao Si (Cheney Chen) is a talented artist, who many in the school consider a legend. Inquisitive and thoughtful, the one thing Fu Xiao Si cannot do is express himself, or his feelings for Li Xia. Lu Zhiang (Bai Jing Ting) is an eternal optimist. Judging by his constant smile, you wouldn’t even know the pain he hides in his heart. He is fiercely loyal to his friends and acts as a guardian angel to both Li Xia and Fu Xiao Si. Together, these three become inseparable, making both memories and bonds that seem unbreakable. They plan on remaining friends forever. And then, immediately after graduation, the reality of life slowly begins to creep in.

Fu Xiao Si, now a professional artist, goes through a personal tragedy. Li Xia, once Xiao Si’s assistant and partner, has gone her own way. Lu Zhiang is in prison. One of their former classmates finds fame and is blinded by the glory. Another heads overseas to fulfill her dreams and sees the darkest side of life. To put it simply, life has not been kind. The good old days of school now seem like a distant memory, and the former friends start to question how they were friends in the first place. Can they rediscover that special bond that kept them together, or are they simply rushing to a summer that is long dead?

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Love 'til the End of Summer - 夏至未至

Starring Zheng Shuang and Cheney Chen

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2.  Black Heart White Soul

Starring Roger Kwok and Kristal Tin

Roger Kwok (Return of the Silver Tongue, Awfully Lawful), Kristal Tin (Return of the Silver Tongue, No Good Either Way), and Ron Ng (Triumph in the Skies) star in a crime thriller that proves the hideousness of the world is nothing compared to the darkness in someone’s heart. When a lawyer decides to walk on the path of evil, he manipulates a reformed criminal and guilt-ridden officer to support his crimes. Matthew Ko (Roger Kwok) is a barrister. He was once a promising lawyer, but an accident left him bound to a wheelchair. Today, he is a disturbed, conspiratorial maniac hellbent on finding his lost glory. And there are two people he manipulates to get his goal. May Tam (Kristal Tin) is a criminal. Technically, she is the girlfriend of a criminal. But when she takes the fall for her boyfriend and goes to jail, barrister Matthew Ko is the one to set her straight. He hires her at his law firm and gives her a chance to live the straight life, but his favors come at a cost. Cheung Lap Fan (Ron Ng) is a detective. Years ago, he was the one who caused Matthew Ko’s disability. This forces him to harbor a lot of guilt. And this guilt forces Cheung Lap Fan to protect the barrister, even when he knows that his “friend” is up to no good. As the barrister goes deeper and deeper down the path of evil, May Tam and Cheung Lap Fan find it harder and harder to support him. There are limits to how far Matthew Ko can manipulate the people who feel indebted to him, but is there any limit to the blackness in his heart?

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Black Heart White Soul

Starring Roger Kwok and Kristal Tin

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3. Phantom Detective (Movie) 

Starring Lee Je Hoon and Kim Sung Kyun

Hong Gil Dong (Lee Je Hoon from Tomorrow With You and Signal) is a vigilante detective. Along with President Hwang (Go Ah Ra from Hwarang), he runs an illegal detective agency that can track down anyone within the hour. Hwang runs the agency to fulfill her father’s wishes and stop evil, but Hong Gil Dong’s only goal is to find the one person even he can’t track down: the man who killed his mother. After searching for nearly 20 years, the detective manages to track down the murderer. But before Hong Gil Dong can reach him, the killer is taken away by a mysterious organization. With only the man’s granddaughters in his possession, the detective has to find the killer so he can have his revenge. But what Hong Gil Dong doesn’t realize is that the shadowy hand that took his enemy has something in store for the detective too. Written and directed by Jo Sung Hee (A Werewolf Boy), Phantom Detective is an action thriller that was released on May 4, 2016.

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Phantom Detective

Starring Lee Je Hoon and Kim Sung Kyun

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4.  One Way Trip (Movie)

Starring Kim Ji Soo and Kim Jun Myeon (Suho)

Yong Bi (Ji Soo from Strong Woman Do Bong Soon), Sang Woo (EXO’s Suho), Ji Gong (Ryu Joon Yul from Answer Me 1988) and Doo Man (Kim Hee Chan from Radiant Office) are the closest friends you will ever meet. Between university entrance exams and athletic scholarships, they are all busy enjoying their youth. When Sang Woo is about to enlist in the military, his buddies decide to send him off in style by taking a vacation to Pohang together. There, while drinking on the beach one night, they see a man savagely beating his wife. Acting as good citizens, they run in to help her. But these friends don’t realize just how high a cost they will have to pay for doing the right thing. Written and directed by Choi Jung Yul, One Way Trip is a crime thriller and coming-of-age drama. It debuted at the 20th Busan International Film Festival on October 3, 2015, prior to a worldwide release on March 24, 2016.

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One Way Trip

Starring Kim Ji Soo and Kim Dong Wan

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5.  Sunny (Movie)

 Starring Yoo Ho Jung and Jin Hee Kyung

New high-school transfer student Na-Mi (Shim Eun-Kyung) comes from a small town in Jeolla Province to her new school in the capital city of Seoul. When she is nervous, her small town dialect comes out & she starts to shake.On her first day at her new school she is bullied by others. Coming to her help is a group of girls. The girls are Chun-Hwa (Kang So-Ra) - known for her strong sense of loyalty & excellant fighting skills, heavyset Jang-Mi (Kim Min-Young) - who badly wishes to have plastic surgery to get double eye-lids, Jin-Hee (Park Jin-Joo) - excellent when it comes to spewing profanity, Geum-Ok (Nam Bo-Ra) - interested in literature, Bok-Hee (Kim Bo-Mi) - dreams of one day becoming Ms. Korea and Su-Ji (Min Hyo-Rin) - always arrogant. Na-Mi quickly becomes part of their group. When the group confronts rival girls known as Sonyeo Sidae ("Girls Generation"), Na-Mi spews curse words she picked up from her grandmother. Because of Na-Mi the girls are able to avoid a crisis. These seven girls then form their own group named "Sunny". They also vow to stay together forever. The girls then prepare for a performance at an upcoming school festival, but on the day of their performance a terrible event occurs leading the girls to eventually going their own separate ways. Twenty five years later, Na-Mi (Yoo Ho-Jeong) is married to a successful businessman and has a beautiful daughter. Her life seems perfect from afar, but there's something lacking in her life. One day, Na-Mi bumps into high school friend Chun-Hwa (Jin Hee-Kyung) in the hospital. They are ecstatic to see each other, but Na-Mi receives a phone call and has to leave. On her way out she ask Chun-Hwa if there is anything she can do for her. Chun-Hwa at first says no, but after a moment of reflection she makes a simple request to Na-Mi. Chun-Hwa asks Na-Mi to find the other members of "Sunny," so she can see them one more time. ( Source)

6.  Four Horror TalesFebruary 29Roommates, Hidden Floor, and Dark Forest (Movies)

Various stories centered around murder, visions, and even haunted cars — CJ Entertainment’s series Four Horror Tales hosts four different movies that are sure to keep you on your toes. Independently debuted, the films February 29, Hidden Floor, Roommates, and Dark Forest were all released in the summer of 2006 featuring popular stars Kim Yoo Jung, Park Eun Hye, Im Ho, and Lee Jong Hyuk. The first of the releases, February 29, tells a cryptic story about a tollbooth girl, Han Ji Yeon (Park Eun Hye) forced to work on the dreaded night shift. To make matters worse, a mysterious car pulls up with a blood-stained ticket. More curious than anything, Han Ji Yeon soon finds out about the curse of February 29, where each leap year a murder occurs in her area. The night shift just got so much worse. Hidden Floor tells the story of single mother, Chae Min Young (Kim Seo Hyung) and her six year old daughter Joo Hee (Kim Yoo Jung). Fresh off her divorce, Min Young struggles to make ends meet for her and her daughter, and finally manages to land a studio apartment. Min Young thinks she’s finally caught a break until strange noises and even stranger behavior from her neighbors put Min Young on high alert. The third installment to the Horror Tales series is Roommates. Having flunked college entrance exams, four girls are stuck rooming together in a boarding school, forced to study until they pass their exams. The real horror story begins when the girls all start seeing visions of the past, including a concealed incident that took place in the school. Suddenly, grades aren’t their priority. Starring Kim Ri Na, Lee Eun Sung, and Yoo Ho Rin. Last to be released in the series is Dark Forest, where a group of friends decide to enter a restricted area of the woods on their weekend trip into the mountains. Not too far into their adventure, they lose cell phone reception, and strange things begin happening one by one. The group decides they may be in over their heads, but it's too late to turn back now. Can they make their way out of the darkness? 

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Four Horror Tales

Starring Kim Yoo Jung and Park Eun Hye

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1.  Remember You (Movie)

Starring Jung Woo Sung and Kim Ha Neul

In the middle of the night, a man reports a missing person to the police office... himself. He has lost his memory. He can only remember from the moment he found himself left alone in an apartment. He tries to find any clue as to who he might be, but nothing comes out. When he plucks up the courage to go out, he meets a girl at a psychiatric hospital, who he thinks might know him. Instantly she becomes his only hope and joy, but when he returns, she has disappeared. Then his attempt to find someone who remembers him becomes greater than his need for his own memories, transforming into a quest to reconnect with a lost love. (Source)

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Remember You

Starring Jung Woo Sung and Kim Ha Neul

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2.  The Admiral (Movie)

Starring Choi Min Sik and Ryu Seung Ryong

The Admiral: Roaring Currents is a 2014 South Korean war film directed and co-written by Kim Han-min. Based on the historical Battle of Myeongnyang, it stars Choi Min-sik in the lead role of the Korean naval commander Yi Sun-sin As it recorded 10 million viewers in 12 days, it set a record for achieving 10 million viewers in the shortest amount of time. Also, the movie overwhelmingly surpassed Avatar’s original record of 13 million viewers to become the most watched film of all time in Korea (Source).

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The Admiral

Starring Choi Min Sik and Ryu Seung Ryong

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3.  Moss (Movie)

Starring Park Hae Il and Jung Jae Young

A mysterious person calls a young man and informs him that his estranged father has died in a country village. The curious son travels to the town to discover what happened. From there out the audience is led on a thrilling and hauntingly atmospheric journey into the history of the father and the truth about his relationship to the threatening and violent locals. (Source)  

4.  Fists of Legend (Movie)

Starring Hwang Jung Min and Yoon Je Moon

Three old friends and rivals get set to face off on a TV program billed as "The Greatest Fight Show on Earth." (Source)

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Fists of Legend

Starring Hwang Jung Min and Yoon Je Moon

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5.  Project Makeover (Movie)

Starring Ko So Young and Yoo Gun

Jung-Joo is 30-years-old, works in the fashion industry (but only as a low-level assistant) and just can’t seem to get things right in her life. One day she runs into high school friend Tae-Hoon. Back in her high school days, Tae-Hoon had a huge crush on her, but Jung-Joo ignored him because she thought he was boring. Instead, Jung-Joo fell in love with Jo Hani, a rebellious student who eventually dumped Jung-Joo. Now, Tae-Hoon is the CEO of a successful technology company. As Jung-Joo lays in her bed and thinks back upon all the dumb things she did as a teen, a magical computer program appears on her laptop. The program allows Jung-Joo to travel back in time and Jung-Joo decides to revisit her high school days. (Source)

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Project Makeover

Starring Ko So Young and Yoo Gun

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Which new dramas and movies are you watching this week? Which new movies are you looking forward to? Comment below!