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Review: Korean pop music steps up in 'Make Your Move'
Review: Korean pop music steps up in 'Make Your Move'

After the freak success of Psy's "Gangnam Style" and its steady incursions into the Billboard charts, Korean pop music makes its biggest bid for mainstream American success yet with the forbidden-love dance movie "Make Your Move." Starring K-pop queen BoA (also known as Kwon Boa and Kwon Bo-ah) and showcasing the fashion, music and romantic-comedy tropes of the Korean New Wave, writer-director Duane Adler's film is a celebration of cultural hybridization. Its core dance styles are a wonderfully frenetic fusion of tap and hip-hop and a truly novel blend of Japanese taiko drumming and K-pop girl-group choreography. Whenever actor Derek Hough and BoA stop...

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