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Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Shi-young and Eom Ki-joon’s murder mystery
by | May 11, 2013 | 26 Comments
Lee Shi-young (Wild Romance) and Eom Ki-joon (The Virus) have a summer horror thriller on the way, and it seems more up my alley as far as horror goes — less chainsaw massacre, more creepy tense murder mystery. The movie is called The Webtoon: Foretold Murder, about a serial killer who copies the murders in... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Jung Woo-sung and Han Hyo-joo headline action thriller
by | May 10, 2013 | 44 Comments
It’s like action thriller heaven up in Chungmuro lately. Here’s another one to add to the ever-growing to-watch list: Jung Woo-sung (Padam Padam), Sol Kyung-gu (The Tower), and Han Hyo-joo (Bandage) are headlining a chase thriller about surveillance, called The Watchers. They’ve actually been shooting it for a while, and the film has just announced... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Jae-won and Jo Yoon-hee star in weekend drama Scandal
by | May 10, 2013 | 58 Comments
Well that’s a saucy title. If your drama’s called Scandal, it’d better raise some temperatures to live up to its name. MBC has a new weekend drama in the works that’s set to follow Hundred Year Inheritance, and Kim Jae-won (May Queen) and Jo Yoon-hee (Nine) have signed on to headline. Well at least Kim... More »


Drama Casting & News
I Hear Your Voice holds first script read
by | May 9, 2013 | 41 Comments
SBS’s new fantasy romance drama I Hear Your Voice is totally one of those shows where you hear all the bits and pieces about it and you think, Oh that sounds cool… but then when you sit down and think about it, you still have no idea how any of the pieces fit together. I... More »


Drama Casting & News
CN Blue’s Lee Jung-shin joins Sword and Flower
by | May 9, 2013 | 54 Comments
I don’t know when it became the sageuk staple to always have a flower boy bodyguard in your cast, but I guess you don’t hear leading ladies complaining about it. Or me. KBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama Sword and Flower has secured Uhm Tae-woong and Kim Ok-bin to headline, and the heroine now has herself a... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Ryu Seung-ryong headlines Point Blank remake
by | May 8, 2013 | 17 Comments
Hot-streak star (and just plain hot man) Ryu Seung-ryong has lined up his next project — he’ll be headlining a remake of the French film Point Blank (À bout portant), helmed by the director of Phungsan Dog, Jung Jae-hong. It’s a twisty action thriller about a criminal who goes up against a network of dirty... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
First stills from Night Before the Wedding
by | May 8, 2013 | 29 Comments
Now this is a fun way to find out who gets paired up in the romantic comedy Night Before the Wedding, since the large cast is loaded with possibilities. The first few stills released from the movie’s shoots are wedding photos for the couples-to-be (well, staged photos in wedding attire before the big event to... More »


Drama Recaps
Gu Family Book: Episode 10
by | May 7, 2013 | 247 Comments
It’s time for the big heist and the big reveal, but what I didn’t expect was the big laugh. Between Yeo-wool getting outed and Kang-chi playing Ocean’s Eleven, the episode goes by pretty quickly, especially when the good guys’ plan goes sideways about seventeen different ways. That probably has something to do with the fact... More »


Drama Casting & News
Queen Seon-deok, Tree with Deep Roots team returns with new drama
by | May 7, 2013 | 76 Comments
All hail — the true kings and queens of sageuk are returning. That’d be the creative people behind Queen Seon-deok and Tree With Deep Roots, otherwise known as midas touch writers Kim Young-hyun and Park Sang-yeon. They have the distinction of writing “well-made sageuk” (just a moniker for high production value) that also gets good... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Hong-ki and Baek Jin-hee in Warm Goodbye
by | May 7, 2013 | 37 Comments
Here’s a look at the new feel-good comedy starring Lee Hong-ki (You’re Beautiful) in his feature film debut. The movie is called Warm Goodbye, and stars Hong-ki as a troublemaker idol who gets sent to do community service at a hospice center to repair his public image, very much against his will. It’s not a... More »


Drama Recaps
Gu Family Book: Episode 9
by | May 6, 2013 | 186 Comments
Cute. Now that Kang-chi has a new home to settle into, there’s a little breathing room for comedy and relationships to develop. Not to worry though—there’s still a spot of life-threatening violence to keep things interesting, not only for Kang-chi but for Yeo-wool as well, who finds that staying out of Kang-chi’s business is becoming... More »