Archive for the ‘Chungmuro/Film News’ Category

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Lee Seung-gi and Moon Chae-won’s just-friends romance
by | December 20, 2014 | 51 Comments
I love that the entire concept for this romantic comedy movie is bemoaning these “some” kind of relationships, where you’re dating but not dating, friends but not friends, and something but nothing is going on all at the same time. Because that’s just confusing, people. Today’s Love stars Moon Chae-won as the girl who’s got... More »


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2014 Blue Dragon Awards
by | December 17, 2014 | 106 Comments
As one of the biggest awards ceremonies in the industry, the 35th Blue Dragon Awards turned out a number of stars and covered a pretty good spread of titles in its winners list—a few films took home multiple trophies, but there wasn’t a single movie sweeping every category. It was nice to see a fair... More »


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Han Hyo-joo becomes a gisaeng for sentimental period film
by | December 16, 2014 | 35 Comments
Han Hyo-joo (Cold Eyes; Gwanghae, the Man Who Became King) has chosen her next project, a historical movie titled Haeohwa, in which she stars as Joseon’s top gisaeng. It’ll be an “impassioned, sentimental” film, which seems to be right up Han’s alley, considering the kinds of moody and romantic roles she’s taken in recent years.... More »


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Lee Seon-kyun takes on killer virus for new movie
by | December 15, 2014 | 12 Comments
Lee Seon-kyun makes movies faster than I can watch them, I swear. He’s lined up yet another project, titled Love Is a Virus (don’t I know it), which he’ll take on as soon as he’s finished work on his next movie, Angry Lawyer. This movie sounds either like a wacky comedy or a sci-fi thriller,... More »


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Hwang Jung-min wrings tears as everyman in Gukje Market
by | December 11, 2014 | 31 Comments
Warning: This movie is rated T for Tissue. I’ll be the first to admit that this movie about my father’s generation sounded boring on paper, but I kept seeing headlines about how it was so highly anticipated and how it’s going to make everyone cry, so I finally stopped to read about it and watch... More »


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Kim Min-hee joins Park Chan-wook’s new film Agasshi
by | December 9, 2014 | 12 Comments
Casting has been finalized on director Park Chan-wook’s next movie Agasshi (or Young Lady), and it looks like we’ll finally get that Kim Min-hee (Crying Man) and Ha Jung-woo pairing that almost happened for Kundo: Age of the Rampant. Kim Min-hee will be headlining the period crime melodrama alongside newcomer Kim Tae-ri (pictured below), a... More »


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Kim Yoon-seok and Kang Dong-won reunite in new film
by | December 8, 2014 | 15 Comments
Sigh, seeing this pairing back together again just makes me want to go watch Jeon Woochi for the millionth time. Nothing beats Kang Dong-won in that quirky wizard role, and Kim Yoon-seok is just always great, but especially great when he’s a badass. The two actors will be reuniting for a new movie called Black... More »


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Kim Myung-min considers a stint in prison for next movie
by | December 8, 2014 | 22 Comments
No, I don’t mean he’s actually going to prison, although when we’re talking about Kim Myung-min (aka Korea’s Method actor extraordinaire), you never know what lengths he’ll go to in the name of character analysis. It’s still in early stages, but the ever-busy Kim (A New Leaf, King of Dramas) is lining up his projects... More »


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First teaser for warm human comedy Chronicle of a Blood Merchant
by | December 6, 2014 | 30 Comments
This movie has such an unexpected romantic-comedy feel to it, which surprised me even after I saw the first lighthearted stills. The first teaser is out for Chronicle of a Blood Merchant, the second feature directed by Ha Jung-woo (Kundo: Age of the Rampant), who also stars in the project alongside Ha Ji-won (Empress Ki).... More »


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2014 Women in Film awards Yeom Jung-ah, Chun Woo-hee
by | December 5, 2014 | 46 Comments
On December 4, the 2014 Women in Film Festival held a small awards ceremony to acknowledge achievement in film by women. Go Ara (You’re All Surrounded) was the MC for the event, and Kim Min-hee (Temperature of Love) was among the guests. The top honor went to Yeom Jung-ah for her performance in Cart, a... More »


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Disaster film Pandora adds Kim Nam-gil, possibly Go Ara
by | December 4, 2014 | 29 Comments
Disaster film Pandora, which began casting a few months ago with Kim Myung-min in a leading role, is finalizing the rest of its cast with the latest news naming Kim Nam-gil (The Pirates) as a confirmed addition and Go Ara (You’re All Surrounded) as a possibility. Pandora comes from director Park Jung-woo of Deranged, another... More »