By using our website, you accept and agree with our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.  
RSS Feed
YumCha! » Editor Picks
View: Thumbnail Detail Show: Page: 1 2 3 4 5 ... 55
Now Loading…
  1. MAJOR IN MINOR MAJOR IN MINOR Terence Lam (Singer)
    Major talent in Cantopop
    June 1, 2020 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    If you're one of those C-pop lovers who looks over the credits whenever you listen to a song, Terence Lam (Lam Ka Him) would not sound unfamiliar. Pakho Chau's "One Step Closer," JW's breakout hit "Contradictory Life," JW and James Wu's duet "So It's Because We're Deeply in Love," Yoga Lin's "Vulnerable," Joey Yung's "Science of Heart"… These are just some of Terence Lam's long list of credited tracks. The Cantopop songwriter now shows us more of his music talent in his singing debut. What's so special about Terence Lam is not merely his composing skills, but also his vocal timbre that reminds me of 90s and early 2000s Hong Kong singers. Free of overly polished vocal techniques, his unique,... [read more]
  2. The Cave (2019) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) The Cave (2019) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Jim Warny (Actor) | James Edward Holley (Actor) | Ekawat Niratvorapanya (Actor) | Jumpa Saenprom (Actor)
    The Thai cave rescue mission
    May 31, 2020 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    Remember the Thai boys soccer team that was trapped in a flooded cave? That was only two years ago, though it seems like an eternity has passed since. Even as the events were unfolding, we all knew that the Thai cave rescue would become a movie, because it was such an amazing, made-for-the-movies story. The question was more how it would be told onscreen and who would be telling it. After the rescue, the Thai government was very protective of the soccer team, and the rights to the boys' stories were granted to SK Global Entertainment with Netflix. Thai-born, British-raised director Tom Waller's The Cave is not so much about the boys trapped in the cave, but rather the mission to rescue the... [read more]
  3. Oh My Girl Mini Album Vol. 7 - NONSTOP (Random Version) Oh My Girl Mini Album Vol. 7 - NONSTOP (Random Version) OH MY GIRL
    Nonstop jamming
    May 28, 2020 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    As much as we may hate survival TV shows, we can't deny that these programs have successfully helped a lot of groups gain a bigger fanbase and wider audience. Thanks to Queendom, another underrated girl group has finally come into the public's view – it's Oh My Girl's time to shine! The girls always present great music matched with eye-catching concepts. This time, in their first comeback after Queendom, they turn into board game characters for their seventh mini-album Nonstop! The English title of lead single "Nonstop" (Track 1) might have you a bit confused about the theme, but it's actually about being "a little fluttered" by a friend and wondering if they will be friend-zoned.... [read more]
  4. H&D Mini Album Vol. 1 - SOULMATE (SOUL Version) H&D Mini Album Vol. 1 - SOULMATE (SOUL Version) H&D
    Hearty & Dope!
    May 28, 2020 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    Han Gyul and Do Hyon, both from MBK Entertainment, have always been well loved for their polar opposite personalities, styles, interests, habits and more. Since the disbandment of X1, they've been promoting as the unit H&D for their fan meetings and singles, and even released their first mini-album Soulmate. The duo's album proves that H&D could stand not only for Han Gyul & Do Hyon, but also for the hearty and dope music style and stage presence that connect their contrasting characters! Who says people with different personalities can't be soulmates? Han Gyul and Do Hyon prove them wrong by together pulling off various styles of music, especially title tracks SOUL (Track 2) and Good Night... [read more]
  5. My Punch-Drunk Boxer (DVD) (Korea Version) My Punch-Drunk Boxer (DVD) (Korea Version) Um Tae Goo (Actor) | Hye Ri (Actor) | Kim Hee Won (Actor) | Lee Sul (Actor)
    Boxing meets pansori
    May 26, 2020 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    A disgraced, terminally ill boxer meets a girl and strives to return to the ring for a final bout. That may sound like a familiar inspirational sports melodrama formula, but writer-director Jung Hyuk Gi's My Punch-Drunk Boxer adds an offbeat tone and an unexpected musical element into the midst – pansori. Pansori is a traditional form of musical storytelling that is performed by a singer and a drummer. Im Kwon Taek famously depicted this Korean folk art form in his films Sopyonje and Beyond the Years. Bringing together two unlikely worlds, My Punch-Drunk Boxer introduces the curious concept of "pansori boxing." Protagonist Byeong Goo (Um Tae Goo) used to train by shadowboxing to the rhythm... [read more]
  6. The Untamed Original Soundtrack (OST) (China Version) The Untamed Original Soundtrack (OST) (China Version) Xiao Zhan | TV Series Soundtrack | Wang Yi Bo
    The Music of The Untamed
    April 30, 2020 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    Good things come to those who wait. And by good things, I mean The Untamed soundtrack which I finally got my hands on last month. Though well over half a year has passed since The Untamed's broadcast in that summer of 2019, one simply does not forget about this drama. I could make a very long list of all the things great about this Chinese period fantasy series, and high up among those reasons would be the music. The Untamed's beautiful score was created by composer and pianist Lin Hai who fuses classical Chinese instruments and traditional styles into an RPG-worthy collection of epic battle songs and delicate, evocative numbers. Notably, music itself plays a role in the story of The... [read more]
  7. Cravity - Season 1 HIDEOUT: Remember Who We Are (Random Version) Cravity - Season 1 HIDEOUT: Remember Who We Are (Random Version) Cravity
    Getting closer to Cravity
    April 28, 2020 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    With Cravity having two X1 members and two Produce X 101 finalists, you can already tell that Starship's new boy group is going to be a thing. Their debut record Hideout: Remember Who We Are shows why we should pay attention to these strong and hot rookies. "I'm on the top of the chain! Get out of my, out of my way!" Starting off with the very powerful, aggressive and forceful anthem Top of the Chain (Track 1), the opening of Hideout: Remember Who We Are leaves a strong impression with assertive lyrics that voice the group's aspiration. After the intro comes the urban hip-hop title track Break all the Rules (Track 2). Gionata Caracciolo, who took part in Super Junior's Animals and Red... [read more]
  8. ONEUS Single Album Vol. 1 - IN ITS TIME ONEUS Single Album Vol. 1 - IN ITS TIME ONEUS
    In ONEUS's time
    April 20, 2020 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    About a year ago, I wrote my first Editor's Pick of 2019 on ONEUS's debut album Light Us, which had the exceptionally good but very underrated title song Valkyrie. Since then, I've listened to all their releases, and I can boldly say that ONEUS was one of the rookies with the best music production in 2019. As expected from RBW, ONEUS continues to bless us with good music this year. Having wrapped up their "Us" trilogy, ONEUS hints about their upcoming series in the prelude In Its Time. After exploring dark concepts in their first three albums, the boys go for a slightly laid-back and less intense atmosphere in their first single album. Refreshing and rhythmic, "A Song Written Easily" offers... [read more]
  9. You Are The One (2020) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) You Are The One (2020) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Carlos Chan (Actor) | Patrick Kong (Director, Producer, Writer) | Gladys Li (Actor) | Bob Lam (Actor)
    This is the one Patrick Kong film I like.
    April 17, 2020 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    I never thought the day would come when I would recommend a Patrick Kong film. But hey, the end of the world doesn't feel so far off this year. Released during Chinese New Year, You Are the One was actually the last film I watched in cinema before entering social-distancing mode, so it now holds a special place in my heart. Writer-director Patrick Kong has made a name for himself over the past decade by cornering the Hong Kong market for local urban romances. Many of his films are quite forgettable though, unless they happen to star Stephy Tang and Alex Fong (and that well has dried up). Given Patrick Kong's past work and the film's cringe-worthy Chinese title, I went into You Are the One... [read more]
  10. ITZY - IT'z ME (Random Version) ITZY - IT'z ME (Random Version) ITZY
    The new wannabe icons
    April 1, 2020 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    After singing "I'm Dalla Dalla" and "I see that I'm icy," ITZY proudly sings "I just wanna be me!" and hits the world with the ambitious resounding hit Wannabe. As expected, the JYP group has dropped another well-loved album, IT'z Me, that cannot be overlooked. "I don't wanna be somebody, just wanna be me, be me!" Following their debut hit, producing team GALACTIKA* again brings ITZY a bop with Wannabe (Track 1). With a touch of rock influence and electric guitar sounds, the groovy fusion number gives the girls a chance to spark their teen crush energy and stand out among other groups. Though Ryu Jin's rap in the first verse is likely a hit or miss, it doesn't affect the quality of this... [read more]
  11. Bento Harassment (2019) (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) Bento Harassment (2019) (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) Shinohara Ryoko (Actor) | Matsui Rena (Actor) | Yoshine Kyoko (Actor) | Sato Ryuta (Actor)
    I want to be harassed with bentos.
    March 30, 2020 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    Nobody wants to be harassed, unless it's with meticulous homemade bento lunchboxes – in which case, bring it on! Like When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends to be Dead, Tsukamoto Renpei's amusingly titled Bento Harassment is a slice-of-life family comedy-drama based on a true story shared online in Japan. Shinohara Ryoko is single mom Kaori whose once precious little girl, Futaba (Yoshine Kyoko), is now a rude, disgruntled teen going through the "do not enter room" stage of adolescence. Since Futaba can't even be bothered to speak to her, Kaori decides to combine communication and retaliation through her daughter's daily packed lunches. Every day, she puts extra time and effort into... [read more]
  12. Monsta X - ALL ABOUT LUV (Deluxe Photo Book 4 - Original Deluxe) Monsta X - ALL ABOUT LUV (Deluxe Photo Book 4 - Original Deluxe) Monsta X
    Monsta X's love equation
    March 30, 2020 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    If we have to name the hottest K-pop groups in the West in recent years, Monsta X definitely has to be one of them. Since signing with Epic Records in 2019, Monsta X has released several English singles, like Who Do U Love? and Play It Cool, that were even more hyped than their Korean hip-hop EDM songs. This year, Monsta X lovingly gifted their first full English release to Monbebes on Valentine's Day. If their Korean singles are sexy in a fierce and powerful way, their English ones give more of a sultry and tempting vibe with a tinge of jazz influence. Groovy, catchy and dynamic, the multi-genre release offers 11 romantic tunes that blend with their laid-back and smooth vocals. Joo Heon's... [read more]
  13. Fly Me to the Saitama (Blu-ray) (Normal Edition)  (Japan Version) Fly Me to the Saitama (Blu-ray) (Normal Edition) (Japan Version) Nikaido Fumi | Iseya Yusuke | Maya Mineo | Mamiya Shotaro
    Saitama forever!
    March 18, 2020 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    Somehow, this happened: Fly Me to the Saitama won Best Director and Best Screenplay at the 43rd Japan Academy Prize. Some may want to point out that last year was a particularly weak year for Japanese cinema, and that this is the kind of stuff that happens when Kore-eda Hirokazu uses his one-film-a-year output on a French co-production instead of a Japanese film that everyone can safely award. But I'd like to think that it's all part of the Saitama Liberation Front's master plan to spread the influence of the suburban prefecture. Directed by Takeuchi Hideki, Fly Me to the Saitama is the kind of crazy Japanese film that you would show your friends to perpetuate the stereotype of Japanese... [read more]
  14. KARD Mini Album Vol. 4 - RED MOON KARD Mini Album Vol. 4 - RED MOON KARD
    The rise of KARD
    February 28, 2020 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    As one of the only co-ed idol groups in Korea, KARD hit the K-pop world in 2016 with their successful pre-debut trilogy, which included well-known hits like Oh NaNa and Don't Recall. Unfortunately, their official debut release didn't live up to the hype. Due to the lack of promotions, their popularity hasn't been as high as their pre-debut era. Nonetheless, KARD is still one of the most underrated acts in K-pop. Who doesn't love a group with such a unique concept and catchy music? Not to mention the fact that all four members are capable of singing, dancing and rapping. For their recent Red Moon comeback, KARD slays with their trendy and stylish music, live singing, powerful dancing and... [read more]
  15. Aozora (Japan Version) Aozora (Japan Version) aiko
    Bright yet blue
    February 28, 2020 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    Just based on the title and visuals of aiko's single Aozora, one would probably expect it to be a bright and sunny song fitting of its lovely "Blue Sky." The song's melody, as well, is light in rhythm and tone with a soothingly refreshing arrangement that creates a chipper feeling. However, the singer-songwriter's lyrics tell a different story about looking back with mixed feelings on a love that has ended – that blue sky is distorted and invisible before teary, unfocused eyes. Rather than being bright and blue, Aozora is bright yet blue. The single's new B-side, Koibito Doshi ni (Track 3), is also a light-sounding confection of love and worries, but it reaches a more rose-tinted... [read more]
  16. Loona Mini Album Vol. 2 - # (Limited A Version) Loona Mini Album Vol. 2 - # (Limited A Version) Loona
    Loona's butterfly effect
    February 26, 2020 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    The worldview and captivating concept story behind every Loona release has been one of the most fun things about stanning them, but their catchy songs also can't be overlooked. They amaze with their bad girl energy in their latest album # and title track So What (Track 2). The Loona girls bring a "girl crush" style for the first time in the urban dance number So What, which encourages us to step out of the box and break boundaries ("Speaking sharply, so what? / Acting cold, so what? / Going fearless, so what?"). The hook of "I'm so bad! I'm so bad!" is such a remarkable start for the song, and it keeps repeating throughout the tune so that you just can't get it out of your head! From the... [read more]
  17. Another Child (DVD) (Korea Version) Another Child (DVD) (Korea Version) Kim Yoon Seok (Director, Actor) | Kim So Jin | Lee Hee Joon | Yeom Jung Ah (Actor)
    Kim Yoon Seok's directorial debut
    February 19, 2020 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    Great actors don't necessarily make great directors and screenwriters. Kim Yoon Seok, however, proves to be just as adept behind the camera with his directorial debut Another Child. The award-winning actor takes a supporting role in the film as the feckless, mild-mannered Dae Won who brings trouble to two families. Though seemingly happily married to Young Joo (Yeom Jung Ah), he is carrying on an affair with Mi Hee (Kim So Jin), who is also the mother of his teenage daughter's classmate. His daughter Joo Ri (Kim Hye Jun) discovers the affair and confronts Yoon Ah (Park Se Jin) in school about their parents' infidelity. The cat is soon out of the bag, and it turns out Mi Hee is even pregnant... [read more]
  18. Kanashiki Pro Bowler (Normal Edition) (Japan Version) Kanashiki Pro Bowler (Normal Edition) (Japan Version) Kuwata Keisuke | Kuwata Keisuke & The Pin Boys
    Take me out to the bowling alley
    February 13, 2020 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    In 2019, Kuwata Keisuke took his love for bowling to a new level by putting his name and face on a national bowling tournament, the Kuwata Cup. Bowling aside, the legendary artist also formed the special new unit Kuwata Keisuke & The Pin Boys to release Kuwata Cup 2019's official song Let's Go Bowling, which is basically an entire song dedicated to the virtues of bowling. A year later, the Kuwata Cup is back, and so are Kuwata Keisuke & The Pin Boys! While Let's Go Bowling is a fun jingle, it's impossible to take a song too seriously when it opens with the lines "I like bowling, I like bowling." Kuwata Keisuke & The Pin Boys' wonderful second single, however, is far more than a novelty... [read more]
  19. Sechskies The 1st Mini Album - ALL FOR YOU (Random Version) Sechskies The 1st Mini Album - ALL FOR YOU (Random Version) SechsKies
    The real old-school vibes
    February 6, 2020 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    After reuniting in 2016, top first-generation idol group Sechskies has been showing the world a blend of trendy K-pop beats with familiar retro sounds that makes their songs very relatable. The respected idol group kicks off the new year with a new mini-album in a new lineup. Now a four-member group, each Sechskies member has taken up more vocal parts in general. Following "Three Words," "Be Well" and "Sad Song," the group collaborates with Future Bounce again for their first ever mini-album. The team co-produced all five tracks on All For You. Composed by Future Bounce and Andrew Choi (EXO's Lucky One), All For You (Track 1) delivers an R&B melody with a touch of 90s retro sounds. Starting... [read more]
  20. Bessekai (SINGLE+DVD) (Japan Version) Bessekai (SINGLE+DVD) (Japan Version) E-girls
    E-girls' first single of their final year
    January 31, 2020 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    E-girls broke fan hearts last December with the announcement that the group would be disbanding in 2020 (why, LDH, why?). As if to drive in just what J-pop will be missing out on, E-girls' first single of their final year is a total jam. Bessekai ("Another World") embodies the sound that E-girls does best: edgy, contemporary yet fun electro dance numbers with a finger on the urban pulse. The song's intricate and invigorating electronic beats stand out energetically, and there is an understated fierceness to its buildup and catchy chorus that really rouses the spirits of the listener. Bessekai is composed by Henrik Nordenback, Christian Fast and Ellen Berg, the same team behind 2017's Love... [read more]
Showing: 1-20 of 1,083 items Page: 1 2 3 4 5 ... 55
  • Region & Language: Hong Kong United States - English
  • *Reference Currency: No Reference Currency
 Change Preferences 
Please enable cookies in your browser to experience all the features of our site, including the ability to make a purchase.