Movie Monday – Tabloid Truth (2014)

Starring: Kim Kang Woo as Mgr Woo Gon, Jeong Jin Yeong as President Park, Park Sung Woong as Cha Sung Joo, Go Chang Seok as Baek Moon, Ahn Sung Ki as Nam Jung In

Rating: PG-13/R, subject matter and some violence

Running Time: 121 min

Twinkies: 4 stars

Synopsis: When rumours from the stock market lead to the death of an actress, Won-Gon, the manager of the late actress, teams up with a specialist to find out the truth behind the rumours.

Musings: Tipsheets. Are they real or the brilliant imagination of the writer? I personally don’t know. Someone out there will have to enlighten me on this subject. I always wonder where the so-called ‘netizens’ get their information. To imagine for a minute that anyone who is an entertainer, in politics or just rich has their life under a microscope 24/7 is a life I never want to live. One thing for sure, this movie hits you with this realism really quick.

Woo Gun wasn’t a good manager, he was a GREAT manager. When his star and close friend, Mi Jin took her life by suicide because of a tipsheet, he really became a man on a mission. It was a mission to clear not only Mi Jin’s name but also to put those who sullied her in such a despicable way through the ringer. Little did he know that by tracing the origin of the so-called tipsheet that he would end up traveling down a road full of back door deals and political espionage in a sense. The synopsis of the movie is pretty vague so you have no idea where it is going; however, the writer does a great job in taking you down the road of a story; a tip if you will that in one breath might entertain but in another can destroy a life.

You can expect nothing less with an ensemble of actors like this. From Kim Kang Woo (who I really prefer in movies) as Woo Gun who makes it his one man mission to clear Mi Jin life, Jeong Jin Yeong as President Park, the man who publishes the tipsheets but not because of some ulterior motive but based on information provided (and verified) by other contributors, Go Chang Seok as Baek Moon, the super genius and hippy-like man of many talents who assists the Tipsheet office as well as Woo Gun in his quest; to finally Park Sung Woong as Park Sung Joo, the ex-military, now CEO of an exclusive security firm who just plays evil too well, folks! Too well.

I thought this movie was well-done as it truly takes you behind the scenes of the tabloid news, how it can be used for nefarious reasons and ultimately who it can affect. The last few scenes will have you on the edge of your seat until the final credits. Beware, the R rating is truly for the violence shown so anyone watching this must be prepared; but, the true story behind this is the effects and the victims of tabloid news. Overall, a great watch with some great acting! And the last scene? Perfect.

Trailer is available on on YouTube Website only. The movie is available on various streaming websites. Also available on Netflix if you are a subscriber.

For May, I really must find some uplifting movies! I think my April listing was pretty dark. As we will celebrate Mother’s Day next month, maybe I’ll find some great movies on some great (or horrible) Mothers! How about that?

I’m available on Twitter. Thanks to all of you Twinkles out here who are taking the time to read! If you have a suggestion for a future review, just leave me a comment! I’m always happy to have movie suggestions.

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