The Anniversary of “Make Your Move” – Two Years Ago



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The release of Make Your Move starring Derek Hough as Donny and BoA Kwon as Aya has come and gone, yet we’d like to reminisce a bit on the movie because the month of April is its anniversary. 🙂  It was two years ago, on April 17, 2014, that Make Your Move was released in South Korea, followed by its release on April 18 in the US. How long we had waited!

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Many of us had followed the cast and crew of Cobu 3D for 3 years, beginning in April of 2011. We sought pictures, listened to all the interviews, tweeted with the cast, and read everything we could get our hands on.  We suffered through all the delays, eagerly awaiting the official release. And once the film was released, we sighed at the lack of promotion of this intriguing dance film (see here).  It had been some journey, right?

For old time’s sake, let’s walk down Memory Lane. Below are just a few pictures, videos, interviews, etc. Enjoy this nostalgic, sentimental look back!

VIDEOS

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We absolutely loved this exclusive behind-the-scenes video that was released to us by High Top Releasing! In the video, we gained a little inside-look of how the dance scenes were created for the film and how the diverse music was incorporated into MAKE YOUR MOVE. We got nice interviews too from Duane Adler, Derek Hough, BoA Kwon, Napoleon and Tabitha D’Umo, and Yako Miyamoto!

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How about this beautiful, romantic, sexy and exquisite video! (Thanks to xkjcharmed21x at Youtube who created it.) The chemistry between Derek and BoA melted the screen! Sigh…. 🙂 They are still our favorite couple to ship. 🙂

PHOTO GALLERIES

You can’t deny the incredible chemistry that Derek Hough and BoA had together on screen in MAKE YOUR MOVE as we watched their characters ‘Donny’ and ‘Aya’ fall in love!

Check out this photo gallery of scenes from Make Your Move of our favorite moments of Donny & Aya! Don’t you just want to go “Awwwww!”?

Enjoy this brief slideshow below of @MYMtheMovies’s marketing teasers. Such neat phrases that say it all. 🙂

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Below are a few movie stills. Do you recall the scenes and the circumstances surrounding them?

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THE MUSIC: OFFICIAL SOUND TRACK

Some of our most popular posts on this site have been the ones about the music. Below are a few of the songs. You can get the Official Soundtrack (OST) on iTunes.

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Don’t you just love the wonderful and memorable song written by Derek, and especially the romantic scene that he and BoA danced to?

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Let Me In
Written by Michael Corcoran, Eric Goldman, and Derek Hough
Performed by Michael Corcoran (during the film) and BoA (during end credits).
Sample of the Song by BoA

K-Pop Artists

From Lust Til Dawn (Nu Abo)
Written by Mich Hansen, Engelina Larsen, Jose Aguirre Lopez, and Thomas Troelsen
Performed by F(x)
Sample of the Song

Say Yes
Written by Johannes Joergensen and Daneil Klein
Performed by Jessica of Girls’ Generation, Krystal of F(x), and KRIS of EXO-M
Sample of the Song

Runnin’ On Empty
Written by Peter Habib, March Joseph, Adam Nierow, and Yaroslav Vynnytsky
Performed by TVXQ
Sample of the Song

Cheap Creeper
Written by Michael Gusbee and Kalle Engstrom
Performed by Girls’ Generation
Sample of the Song

Shannon LaBrie

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You Found Me
Written and Performed by Shannon LaBrie
Entire Song

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Catching Shadows
Written by Amy Powers and Matthew Tishler
Performed by Felicia Barton
Sample of the Song

Other Artists

Everybody (DPPLGNGRS Remix)
Written and Performed by IDC
Sample of the Song

 

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NOSTALGIC WRAP-UP

No review would be complete without the now famous Official trailer. How many times have we each watched this? Be honest! 🙂

As our final offering for our walk down Memory Lane — for one last time — let’s watch this incredibly sweet “Goodnight” scene between Donny and Aya.

Hope you enjoyed this flashback of Make Your Move (aka Cobu 3D) and all the fond memories it may have evoked. It’s been sweet preparing it for you!

Thanks for stopping by our website and supporting us all these years! It’s been a blast! From all of us at MakeYourMoveFans: “Over and Out!” 🙂

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Over and Out!

Reviews of the Incredible Dancing in Duane Adler’s “Make Your Move”

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We all know that critics can be harsh, especially when they critique a movie on what it “isn’t” rather than what it “is.” Make Your Move was released in the United States on April 18 to mixed reviews, some critics damned the film based on its the plot, while others absolutely delighted in it. Hmmmm. Well which is it?

However, thank goodnessthat most all critics agree that the dancing in this “dance” film is absolutely TOPS.  Below are some reviews for you to read about how this movie fares with the critics.  Click on the links to see the full reviews.

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From DVD Talk (July 22, 2014)

 Story-wise, there are a number of complications involving permits, gunshots, viral videos, and sibling rivalry, but Adler is wise enough to blaze through this material, keeping the focus of the film on the dance routines and the sexual chemistry. … There’s a bit of electricity coming off this thing — no guilt in taking pleasure.

Make Your Move doesn’t break ground in the world of fiction, but its high-energy, does-what’s-advertised pleasures will leave plenty of viewers tapping their feet. Recommended.

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From IMDB User Review (April 19, 2014)

“Make Your Move” is one of the best movies about dancing and expressing the feelings through the moves, about passion, hard work and, of course, love. … To say more, I was really amazed by the incredible choreography, the soundtracks were fabulous as well, and I absolutely love the cast and the crew … “Make Your Move” is an amazing movie about dancing, passion, love and so much more ….

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The Nerdist (April 19, 2014)

Duane Adler’s Make Your Move (not to be confused with Step Up, Take the Lead, Stomp the Yard, or any other dance films with an imperative verb in the title) is everything a dance film needs to be. It has dance-talented leads, a hugely charismatic lead actress, an interesting enough story, and enough dance sequences to keep the movie afloat. Indeed, there is a dance sequence in the middle of Make Your Move wherein our handsomely bland hero Donny (Derek Hough) and our chirpy and wonderful heroine Aya (Korean pop idol BoA) seduce and undress one another – in dance – as a form of foreplay. The foreplay dance is one of the best dance numbers I’ve seen in any dance film.

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From Roger Ebert.com (April 18, 2014)

“Make Your Move” has a pretty complicated plot, involving corporate sponsorship, event planning, career moves for dancers, visa and immigration issues, not to mention various family dramas and burgeoning romance. It’s a lot to absorb. But a movie like “Make Your Move” rests on the success of its various dance sequences, not its plot. And the dancing here is exciting, innovative, and specific.

“Make Your Move” has an underlying sweetness that serves it well. … It features a diverse cast, accurately reflecting the dance world and its inhabitants. Adler and Middleton know that when we come to a dance movie, we want a chance to see, really see, those dances. They find a way to do just that.

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From the Hollywood Reporter (April 17, 2014)

The Romeo and Juliet-inspired plotline basically serves as a framing device allowing the opportunity for a plethora of exuberant dance sequences that particularly show off Hough’s considerable talent. Although it takes a while for the main characters to hook up, Hough’s Donny seals the deal with an impromptu dance duet in which he removes his shirt to reveal his admirably chiseled torso. While the Astaire-Rogers movies used dance as a metaphor for sex, in these modern variations it’s an elaborate form of foreplay.

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From the New York Times (April 17, 2014)

Duane Adler, the writer of “Step Up” and “Save the Last Dance,” capably directs “Make Your Move,” a soapy, flashy confection that juxtaposes Mr. Hough’s tap dancing with the Japanese drumming style Taiko, tossed with liberal helpings of contemporary hip-hop moves. Mr. Hough, a “Dancing With the Stars” champion, impresses with his footwork and sufficiently fulfills his romantic-lead duties.

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From the L.A. Times (April 17, 2014)

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.

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From the New York Daily News (April 17, 2014)

Director Duane Adler’s energetic dance flick is bound to be dismissed as a “Step Up” wannabe. But most of that series’ recent sequels were not as good as “Make Your Move.”

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From Soompi.com (April 16, 2014)

The wide variety of music and dance styles are sure to entice even the most non-dance friendly of viewers as per writer and director Duane Adler’s time-tested dance romance movie skills. The film is vivid, gorgeous, and definitely worth a watch.

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From Arts Beat L.A. (April 1, 2014)

…You probably haven’t seen taiko drumming to dub step underscoring plus all kinds of dreamy, fluid modern and hip-hop dancing in one sweet movie, so now you can!

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4 Ways to Watch “Make Your Move” Starring Derek Hough and BoA

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Haven’t you seen Make Your Move yet? Or maybe you’ve seen it, but would like to see it again, yes? Well, why not heat things up tonight by watching Donny and Aya and their amazing chemistry and their out-of-this world dancing? While you’re at it, be mesmerized by the awesome displays of group dancing and Japanese taiko drumming. Truly, this movie is quite possibly the dance film of the decade?

Make Your Move starring Derek Hough and BoA was released for such a short time and in only a limited number of theaters, but we want everyone who enjoys dance flicks to be able to savor this movie. The dancing is that good. Here are four ways you can still see this movie.

Try iTunes. itunes-25-535x535 For just $14.99, you can download into your iTunes library your very own copy in HD, or for just $12.99 in SD. Or if you wish, you can rent the film in HD for $4.99 or in SD at $3.99. Such a deal! (We recommend you buy your very own copy, however, for the bonus features.)

 

 

To buy the DVD with the bonus features (deleted scenes, how Derek and BoA learned their choreographed routines), Amazon is the way to go. amazonYou can purchase the DVD for $22.81 or in Blu-Ray™ for $25.89. If you are an Amazon Prime member, you can have your very own copy for $14.96 or $19.95 respectively. Amazon Prime members can even rent it for $3.99. Head over to Amazon.com, if you want to watch it this way.

While you’re there, take a look at Derek Hough’s new book, Taking the Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion. The Make Your Move DVD and Derek’s new book can be purchased together for just $30.77. Such a deal! 🙂 Or, if you just want an autographed copy of the book, you can go here.

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vudu_logoDo you have access to Vudu ? Vudu is available on virtually every internet-connected Blu-ray™ player and HD TV on the market. You can download a copy of Make Your Move for only $14.99 in HD, $$13.99 in SD. Or you can rent a copy for $5.99 in HDX, $4.99 in HD and $3.99 in SD. Go to Vudu, if you want to watch it this way.

Are you connected to a cable company and have access to On-Demand features? Comcast-on-Demand-LogoIf so, then you can watch the movie on your own TV. For example, Comcast rents Make Your Move On-Demand for $5.99 in HD, $4.99 in SD. Turn on your TV and check it out. Here’s a brief clip from Xfinity Comcast’s On-Demand of Aya’s Drum class. Remember that scene? Or check out the movie trailer.

Just to entice you more, check out this behind-the-scenes clip of Make Your Move…and then — make sure you go get your own copy. 🙂

UPDATED Movie GROSSES: “Make Your Move” Suffers from Lack of Promotion!

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The long awaited movie, Make Your Move, is proving to be a real hit with most fans — the fans who were able to see it, that is!

Overall, in the United States, the movie released in 142 theaters on April 18, and after 11 days ranks 38th. Below are the daily gross totals* as of Monday, April 28, 2014.

  • Friday – April 18 – $30,089
  • Saturday – April 19 – $30,438
  • Sunday – April 20 – $20, 645
  • Monday – April 21 – $9,617
  • Tuesday – April 22 – $10, 171
  • Wednesday – April 23 – $8,881
  • Thursday – April 24 – $7,792
  • Friday – April 25 – $1,254
  • Saturday – April 26 – $2,193
  • Sunday – April 27 – $1,213
  • Monday – April 28 – $695

The total gross for the United States is $122,293. Worldwide, excluding Korea, the total gross is now at $1,468,293. According to KpopStarz, this film was expected to earn over $6,300,000 after a release in 54 countries.

This limited release movie has obviously not done well at the Box Office, not in the United States, not in Europe, and not even in Korea, where it was expected to do so. Let’s review some of the possible reasons why this is.

1. In Europe and other countries across the pond, where the leading stars are not known, theater attendance was sparse. The film yielded only $1,346,000 in 13 countries. That’s an average of approximately 103,500 per country.

2. In South Korea, where BoA is a huge star, the unfortunate and sad incident of the ferry capsizing, the day before the movie’s release, was the cause for the cancelling of promotional activities for the film.

Despite the ferry incident, this movie in a country of 50 million, surprisingly, had less than 10,000 viewers, and was viewed in only 70 theaters(On April 17, the movie released at midnight in five movie theaters. Only 57 moviegoers were in attendance.) Mainstream media promotion was nil. The total monetary figures are not known, however, the movie ranks 43.

Ironically, on Naver, Korea’s main search engine, “Make Your Move” is 6th among hits. See here. Sadly, the movie is no longer being shown on the big screen for people to see it.

3. In the United States, the film also has suffered, primarily from lack of promotion. Many Derek, BoA, Wesley Jonathan and Will Yun Lee fans know nothing about this film. The movie has received no television, radio, or newspaper advertising. The only promotion seems to be social media.  The caveat here is that you would have to have already known about the film to have sought it out on social media.

The leading stars of this film, Derek Hough and BoA, have hardly mentioned this movie. Other than the required interviews that were given for the film’s premiere screening on March 31, which generated a slue of newspaper reviews of the film, there has been little media coverage to ‘market’ the film to potential moviegoers.

There have been many “free” screenings of this film, not to mention numerous online bootleg versions, which all subtract from the number of possible paid ticket holders.

The limited number of theaters showing this film has obviously hurt the possibility for this movie to do well. It is shown in a limited number of cities and states. The first week the movie was shown, it was in 142 theaters. The second week it was only 40 theaters — across the entire United States! So far, it has not been shown in some countries that normally view movies from the United States.

Unless something changes, and the distributors decide to allocate more funds for promotion, Make Your Move appears to be doomed, despite the fact that fans are loving the movie for it’s dancing; the awesome blending of dance modes (such as tap, hip hop, taiko drum dancing), and  Derek and BoA’s sweet chemistry.

If the movie is shown in your area, how fortunate you are. There’s still time to see this film! Hurry to the theater. Seeing it on the big screen is far better than seeing it online or on DVD (whenever it’s released).

* Box office grosses are credited to Box Office Mojo.

Have You Seen “Make Your Move”? Loved It? Then Review It!

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Hey MAKE YOUR MOVE fans!!

The best way to help MAKE YOUR MOVE become successful (besides taking all of your friends & family to see it this opening weekend!) is to write a review of the movie on the movie websites below. We know that Derek Hough and BoA fans will enjoy this movie, but people who are on the fence about seeing the movie in the theaters might check out the reviews written by others… so let’s convince them to see it!

You might have to make accounts to post reviews for MAKE YOUR MOVE, but it will be such a big help if you can share your positive thoughts about the movie. Please try to write at least a little something on all of the websites listed below. Derek, BoA, Duane, Nappytabs, and everyone on the MAKE YOUR MOVE cast and crew worked SO HARD on this movie, so let’s support them every way that we can!

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Thank you for all your help! Go see MAKE YOUR MOVE this weekend and check out this post if the movie is playing at a movie theater near you!

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) – All the News About “Make Your Move”

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Need to play catch up? Here are some of our most recent and/or popular posts.

Reviews

A Fan Blog of the “Make Your Move” Premiere with Derek Hough and BoA

Review of ‘Make Your Move’ from 247 Asian Media & Photo Gallery

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Photos

More Photos from the “Make Your Move” Premiere Screening

Director Duane’s Unseen Photos from “Make Your Move” of BoA and Derek Hough

BoA on Her Way to Los Angeles for ‘Make Your Move’ Premiere and More! (PHOTOS)

From Rich Ting’s Photo Library – Exclusive “Make Your Move” Premiere Pics

BoA Attends “Make Your Move” Showcase in Seoul, Korea [PHOTOS]

Screencaps of the Official “Let Me In” Music Video starring Derek Hough and BoA

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General Articles

Behind-the-Scenes With Derek Hough and BoA on “MAKE YOUR MOVE”!

BoA Talks about Derek Hough and the filming of “Make Your Move” in “1st Look” Magazine

BoA Starts Promotion For New Korean “MAKE YOUR MOVE” Website!

Derek Hough & BoA Promote Their Movie “Make Your Move”! (Part II)

Duane Adler Considers Derek Hough the Fred Astaire/Gene Kelly of our Time (New Interview)

Los Angeles Charity Screening of “Make Your Move” to Benefit Dizzy Feet Foundation! Monday, 3/31/2014

“Make Your Move” Starring BoA and Derek Hough To Be Released in KOREA on April 17

The Korea Times Interviews BoA About ‘MAKE YOUR MOVE’

Duane Adler Tweets About the Screening Premiere of “Make Your Move” and More

South Korea/US Film, “Make Your Move” Sold to 54 Countries

The Dance Style Fusion Evolution of “Make Your Move”

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Information Blogs

We Need Your Help! — “Make Your Move” May Only Be A ‘Limited Release’

“Make Your Move” in 3D Coming to a City Near You…Maybe!

Pre-Order the “Make Your Move” Official Soundtrack on iTunes!

Is “Make Your Move” On DVD? – Buyer Beware!

Buy the “Make Your Move” Official Soundtrack on iTunes NOW!

“Make Your Move” on Social Media: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc!

BoA promoting Make Your Move on Naver

Videos

Derek Hough Press Tour for ‘MAKE YOUR MOVE’ (Videos)

Korean ‘MAKE YOUR MOVE’ Promotion! SMTown Artists Show Their Support For BoA!

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Music / Soundtrack

The Music of “Make Your Move” OST – Derek Hough, BoA, TVXQ, Girls Generation, Shannon LaBrie

New Info on the “MAKE YOUR MOVE” Soundtrack — “Let Me In” Release Date on iTunes & Full Song List!

Polls

POLL RESULTS: Song You Are Most Looking Forward to Hearing from Make Your Move!

POLL: Which MAKE YOUR MOVE star are you looking forward to seeing the most?

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The link below will take you to another post of recent and popular articles from March 15, 2014 and before.

Recent and Popular Articles: Derek Hough, BoA, the Cast and Crew, and the Music of “Make Your Move 3D”

Director Duane’s Unseen Photos from “Make Your Move” of BoA and Derek Hough

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Below are a few new photos tweeted by Duane Adler, the screenwriter and director of Make Your Move. They are so cute. 🙂

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A Fan Blog of the “Make Your Move” Premiere with Derek Hough and BoA

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The following is a blog written by one of our @MakeYourMove3D followers about the premiere screening of Make Your Move in Los Angeles on March 31. Enjoy! 🙂

I will start by saying that this experience of going to the private premiere for BoA and Derek Hough’s movie, “Make Your Move,” was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me. I am still in disbelief. Goodness!

Anyhow, this is how it all went:
I had never been to The Grove in Los Angeles, so the trip there was stressful. We could not find the location. They had told me to arrive at least half an hour in advance to check in at the theater. — We arrived about three minutes before 8:00pm. The screening was said to start at eight. I was losing hope of finding the theater and making it on time for check-in. We drove around like maniacs hoping to find The Grove where the private premiere was going to be held. The day before, I found out there was going to be a red carpet event at 7:15pm, so with even more reason, we were panicking trying to make it to hopefully see this.

Eventually we made it. Me and my guest friend, Jessica, ran to the theater and went inside. There were a lot of people! The press was there; fans; of course, some of the actors and actresses; many important-looking people (probably movie critics); as well as producers and such. We looked around for the Guest Check-in for a few minutes, until we found it near the Premiere Red Carpet.

I did not get to fully see BoA or Derek at this [red carpet] event as I had hoped, just saw both their fabulous heads. They were blocked by all the cameras and microphones. While waiting in line to check in, all the special guests were talking amongst themselves, saying how they appeared in the movie, talked about their acting career and whatnot. I did not recognize, nor know, any of them. I wasn’t eavesdropping; I was just in the crowd full of these people waiting for my turn to check in and overheard their important conversations.

We finally got to check in. It feels pretty cool to have your name on the guest list along with the others. That’s when it hit me that we had made it and we were there.

We were escorted to the theatre room and the escort told us we could grab complementary popcorn and a drink. Awesome!! Before entering the movie we were sort of put through a security check. It was pretty fun; they were only making sure we weren’t carrying anything bad, you know. Sadly I left my DSLR camera in the car, because I’m sure they wouldn’t have let me bring it in with me.

Once we entered, I felt the excitement as they were playing [K-Pop girl group] F(x)’s songs “NU ABO” and “Chu.” I got the so-called feels. Then one of the movie’s soundtracks (“Say Yes”) by F(x)’s Krystal, SNSD’s Jessica and EXO’s Kris was played. Me and my friend quietly squealed of happiness.

The escorts told us to choose any seat we’d like as long as we did not sit on the ones with the ‘RESERVED’ sign on them. We chose our seats and sat in the third-to-front row. Sitting there was pretty fun in itself, eating our popcorn, and listening to the K-Pop playing while people were still being seated. My friend and I went to the restroom and took the chance to take pictures with the “Make Your Move” movie sign at the entrance of the movie room. Some of the older people stared at us, but no regrets.

We went back inside, sat down and continued eating our popcorn and drinking our sodas. The only ‘preview’ they showed was a sort of commercial/short clip. It was for the non-profit organization Dizzy Feet (http://dizzyfeetfoundation.org/). I am not being paid to promote this; it’s a really nice organization though.

It took longer than expected for the movie to actually start. It began at around 8:50pm. Since we sat in the middle and almost at the front, we kept turning to see who would come in. I knew BoA was going to have to sit somewhere around us and was hoping she’d sit in front of us or something. I then saw a woman with two microphones and a cameraman next to her. They were making their way down towards where we were, more to our left though. I began to get excited and I told my friend that BoA and Derek were most likely going to speak before the movie started. They came in and sat down in the row in front of us, eleven seats to the left. So close, yet so far!

I saw BoA come in first and I blinked my eyes a couple of times. I couldn’t believe she was there. I almost violently nudged my friend to look at BoA entering, I remember saying, “Oh my gosh, is that her? Is that her? No, no, no.” I was almost on the verge of tears. I tried to ‘keep my cool’. So did Jessica. Derek followed after and sat down. He is so good-looking.

The director or someone spoke at the front, and then Derek went up saying BoA had told him to, if I remember correctly (I was too excited, sorry). He then said his words and told us to enjoy the movie (gahh!! I hate that I forgot exactly what they said because I was too caught up in the moment–in a good, good way). Then he went to BoA and pulled her up to the front with him. She was, is, so beautiful. Seeing her in person was inexplicably… amazing!

BoA was kind of shy, so adorable. She too told us to enjoy the movie. Her voice was so soft and sweet! They sat down and I was telling my friend we should’ve sat in the unreserved seats next to them, but who knew? Either way we got to see them very close.

The movie itself was pretty awesome. The dancing in the movie was really, really nice. Both Derek and BoA were absolutely great. I will say they looked so good together. In some scenes there was quite some eye-candy for us from Derek. I enjoyed it, and I know others did too with their clapping.

There was K-Pop (SM Entertainment) artists’ songs, my favorite) in the movie. A certain someone from SM makes a dancing appearance in one scene. I almost screamed, but I just squeezed my friend’s arm (lol). I was smiling throughout the whole movie; I was just so happy!! Me and Jessica felt like we were the only ones fangirling in the theater, but we tried to keep it on the low. I’m sure the other lucky fans who also got to attend this premiere were as excited; they just knew how to contain themselves, and we were good at that, too.

BoA’s English in the movie was nice and also cute! I loved it. I was focused on the movie, but I took a couple glances at BoA and Derek sitting not too far away from me. I didn’t even notice when they left, or I’m not sure what went on, but when the movie ended they weren’t seated there anymore. I was disappointed, but I was happy enough to have seen them.

After the movie ended we went outside to the lobby and saw two of the actors, not BoA or Derek, though we were hoping we’d see them. My friend spotted Wesley Jonathan who played Nick, Donny Bray’s brother (Derek Hough). We still had a half-full bag of popcorn to throw away, so we went to throw it away and then I saw Will Yun Lee who played Kaz, Aya’s (BoA) brother. I asked him for a picture and he was with his date or someone [editor’s note: his wife] , but I took the opportunity, because others asked him, as well. He was really nice. We went back to where Wesley was, and asked him also if we could take a picture with him, and so we did.

I was super happy and felt so lucky. This event was something I won’t forget. I had no problems when checking in. The escorts were polite and treated us like the rest of the guests. Of course, we got our free popcorn and drinks; saw BoA and Derek up close; saw the movie and enjoyed it; and overall we had so much fun, despite all the trouble we went through trying to find the location for this premiere.

I will definitely go to watch “Make Your Move” again in theaters when it premieres here in my city.  I want to thank “Drama Fever” for giving fans the opportunity to attend this exciting, fun and amazing event. I had a great time and enjoyed the movie so much. So happy BoA, Derek Hough, and the rest of the cast were there. Thank you!

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Reviews, Media Coverage, & More from the ‘MAKE YOUR MOVE’ Premiere!

Derek Hough,  Duane Adler, & BoA Kwon via Zimbio Pictures

Derek Hough, Duane Adler, & BoA Kwon via Zimbio Pictures

We are finally getting some great media coverage on our beloved movie MAKE YOUR MOVE!

REVIEWS/ARTICLES

First, check out this great review from Arts Beat LA. Reviewer Pauline Adamek sounded like she absolutely loved the film!

Writer/Director Duane Adler (the writer who brought us Step Up and Save the Last Dance) has fashioned a solid screenplay that has the right amount of formulaic elements to make it work, yet enough complexity to keep you guessing. There’s a point when you really have no idea if it’s all going to resolve—and how? There’s plenty of hope and promise and that’s one aspect that makes this movie an especially rewarding experience.

Read more “Make Your Move” – hot dance romance tears up the screen – Los Angeles film / movie review.

Here are some other articles that you should check out:

BoA and Derek Wear Bright Smiles at Premiere Of “Make Your Move”
Derek Hough & BoA Premiere ‘Make Your Move’ After ‘DWTS’
BoA Stars in the Dance Film, ‘Make Your Move’, With Derek Hough
Derek Hough and Amy Purdy Step Out For Make Your Move Premiere After DWTS Performance (PHOTOS)
BoA snaps a photo with her ‘Make Your Move’ co-star Derek Hough

Here is an interview by Cindy J. Lee with the MAKE YOUR MOVE cast. She reports for LA 18, which is ‘Southern California’s #1 Asian-language TV station bringing news and entertainment, in multiple languages, to the largest U.S. Asian market.’

PHOTOS

There were SO MANY photos being tweeted during the premiere, but the following have high quality and large photos! So be sure to check out the following links, which have both unmarked and watermarked photos.

Just Jared Jr
“Make Your Move” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals via PRPhotos.com
‘Make Your Move’ Screening in LA (Derek Hough) via Zimbio
‘Make Your Move’ Afterparty in LA (Derek Hough) via Zimbio
‘Make Your Move’ Screening in LA (BoA) via Zimbio
‘Make Your Move’ Afterparty in LA (BoA) via Zimbio
Koreaboo “Make Your Move” Photo Stream
BoA Goddess Club in Taiwan
Official Make Your Move Korean Facebook
SMTown Now
NuttyNomads covers the ‘Make Your Move’ Premiere

MORE FUN STUFF

A BoA fan is absolutely thrilled he got to meet her!
http://instagram.com/p/mRT1uwvO17/

Cute video of Derek bringing up BoA to introduce the movie!
http://instagram.com/p/mPUbNEDydh/

Producer Robert Cort makes a speech at the after party & then the cast has a toast!

More Premiere Photos Surface for “Make Your Move”

These photos are from a variety of sources that were tweeted or posted on accounts by BoA, Rich Ting, Nappytabs, Creative Control, Allison Holker, the Official Korean Facebook, and/or by fans. Enjoy!