Confession of Murder Review

When it comes to genius movies with mind-boggling twists, no doubt Korean movies excel in that area. They have the skills to create clean ends to those web-like twists. When I read of this Confession of Murder, I admit, it first got my attention since it is Park Si Hoo’s. I can’t recall ever watching a movie with him on it. I only watch his dramas. However, due to the Park Si Hoo scandal, I was hesitant to watch this.:( But since I’ve got nothing to watch tonight, I’ve decided to see this movie.

No worries, I have no spoiler here!:)

The plot is interesting enough. So right now, I didn’t watch it just for Park Si Hoo. I watched it because of the story. Anyway, I would love to have a good memory of Park Si Hoo to replace his scandal.:)

Confession of Murder

It is about a serial killing incident that happened 15 years ago. 10 women were killed by a notorious killer (with 1 woman still missing), who wasn’t caught. They consider his crimes–perfect! There are no leads, no anything to lead the cops to the killer.

Now, there was this 15-year statute of limitations, which sets the maximum time for the legal case to be initiated. If beyond that, the suspect hasn’t been convicted yet, then the court can no longer punish him.

Detective Choi Hyeong-goo (Jung Jae Yong), who is the lead detective to investigate the case, tried so hard to catch the murderer. However, he wasn’t able to. On the time the liability of the murderer expires, a man named  Lee Doo-seok (Park Si Hoo) released a book–a book that says, “He is the murderer”.  In just a snap of time, the books became best-seller. The author became an instant celebrity. However, Detective Choi believes he is a fraud.

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But no matter how much Choi tried to prove that Lee is not the real culprit, no one can dismiss the fact that only the real killer can describe what really happened that vividly. There was an uproar. Ironically, the one claiming to be a killer got a huge fans club. He’s got security here and there and a lot of cameras to capture his every move.

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The infamous killer and detective were staged in a televised debate with the detective still accusing Lee of being a fraud. During the debate, someone named J called , brushing-off Lee’s claim that he’s the real killer. Now, there are 2 men claiming to be the serial killer who killed 10 women.

The question is, who’s the real killer then? If Lee is not the real murderer, how could he have written the scenarios accurately? The answer? That’s for you to find out dear readers!:)

Review

Confession of Murder is a nice work-of-art. At first I was scared to watch this because this is about serial killing. Given the fact that Koreans are quite excellent in producing disturbing movies, I thought that is also what to expect in this movie. I was wrong. There’s no bloody scenario or very disturbing ones. I love that it’s light, but brilliant.

If there’s one scenario that would mark this movie, I think that’s the exceptional car scene. It’s like the real thing!

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The stunts are impressive and death-defying! I wonder how many got injured with that car scene. The twist and turn of the story is also brilliant. Who the real killer was and how their lives got entangled… watch it and you’ll find out!:) Told you, I do not have spoilers here.:)

If you are into action, thriller, and logical films, I recommend that you watch this. It will worth your time.

Thumbs up for this movie!:) You can watch this at http://www.gooddrama.net

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The Smoking Baby Back Ribs at SmokeOut

Restaurant Review

I love discovering hidden treasures–most especially FOOD! I’m not into crowded places; I prefer the quiet ones. That’s the reason why I’ve decided that if I will make a review of a restaurant, I’d go for hidden delights! These restaurants with delicious meals and are budget-friendly, but not properly advertised.

So, here it goes…

After a tiring jogging at Phil. Sports Arena, formerly Ultra, we went food hunting. LOL we craved food after burning calories!

We’re supposed to eat at Nipa Hut, enjoy the food and refreshing ambiance since it has a really nice view. However, before we even reached Nipa Hut, we saw this small signage of Baby Back Ribs. It was a relatively small restaurant, which I think can only seat up to 10 people, located along Capt. Henry P. Javier St., Pasig City along Ultra, beside Nipa Hut.

Photo courtesy of Ensogo
Photo courtesy of Ensogo

SmokeOut’s signage about baby back ribs is appetizing enough. So, we decided to give it a try for a change.

The restaurant, as you can see in the image above, offers al fresco dining. The restaurant was literally smoking that you can also inhale the smoke as the cook grills your order.

We asked for their bestseller and of course that’s what we ordered. Baby back ribs and original chicken barbecue, baby! And, they grilled them right away.

After a few minutes of waiting with growling stomaches… PRESTO!

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Introducing, SmokeOut’s whole baby back ribs! Yummy! Yummy!

This SmokeOut’s Baby Back Ribs costs Php 420 (whole) / Php 220 (half). They grilled it to tenderness then drizzled with sauce that awesomely complements with the meat to perfection. It was too delicious for its price.:) Baby back ribs in larger restaurants would cost twice or even thrice more than the price here.

This meal was also served with coleslaw. I loved that, too! I don’t eat coleslaw, but I love this coleslaw ala SmokeOut.

We also ordered SmokeOut’s Original Chicken Barbecue, which is too much for a single meal. Well, my bad, I wasn’t listening to the waitress when she took my order. I ordered half chicken thinking the serving would be the same as in other restaurants.

But I was wrong; it was really half of the chicken!

SmokeOut Chicken

I had no choice but to ask the waiter to cut it into half and pack it for to-go. So, what you can see in the image above is only half of my order. Half chicken costs Php 180.

Both of our orders are delicious. The price is not expensive for the taste and portion. Also, because my friend frequents there, they give as bigger portions when he’s with us. That, I can consider as a very good loyalty program.:)

Downside is… they have no service water. Sometimes it can be hot in the area since it’s open. Anyway, that’s fine with me. I prefer casual dining.

SmokeOut, I shall return!:)

For now, bye readers! I would love to discover hidden delights for you!^__^

Disclaimer: I’m no food critic; I’m just a food lover.:)