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“Blind” is a Korean thriller which takes on the classic suspense theme of pitting a blind heroine against a killer, directed by Ahn Sang Hoon (“Arang”). In this case, the woman in question is played by Kim Ha Neul, marking somewhat of a change of direction for the popular actress, mainly known for roles in romances and comedies such as “My Girlfriend is an Agent”, “My Tutor Friend”, “Almost Love” and others – a move which certainly paid off, with her winning Best Actress at the Daejong Film Awards, the film also taking home Best Screenplay for writer Choi Min Suk. With support from teen actor Yoo Seung Ho (“4th Period Mystery”), Yang Young Jo (“Blades of Blood”) and Jo Hee Bong (“Moby Dick”), the film boasts another star in the furry form of celebrity dog Dolly, who previously featured alongside Yoo in the hit “Hearty Paws”. Kim Ha Neul plays police trainee Soo Ah, »
- James Mudge
Amy Chua, known for her super-strict parenting and ban on sleepovers, comes out in favor of a new Sat question about reality TV-and not because she's a secret fan of Snooki. Plus, the college board chief defends the Sat question and why TV may not be so bad for kids after all.
I don't watch reality-television shows, and in fact I rail against them constantly. I'm pretty sure there's a video out there of purple-faced me, sputtering to some interviewer: "So we're perfectly fine in America having our kids sit in a front of a TV for hours every night watching random people hooking up and passing out drunk, but two hours of violin practice-that's abusive?"
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And yet how do I come out on the latest controversy involving the Sat question about reality television? Completely on the side of the Sat people. »
- Amy Chua
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