Archive for the ‘Chungmuro/Film News’ Category

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Yoon Eun-hye and Park Shi-hoo courted for romance melodrama
by | October 24, 2014 | 77 Comments
A new Korean-Chinese-Japanese co-production film is in the works — a romance melodrama called After Love — and offers are currently out to Yoon Eun-hye (Mi-rae’s Choice) and Park Shi-hoo (Alice in Cheongdam-dong) to costar. Both actors are considering for now, but prospects look favorable that they’ll sign on. All that’s known about the premise... More »


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Lee Jung-jae courted for new film about Joseon’s last princess
by | October 20, 2014 | 17 Comments
Buzz about a new movie for Lee Jung-jae (The Face Reader) is pretty par for the course, but there’s some extra excitement stirring for the possible new team-up between Lee and acclaimed writer-director Heo Jin-ho, of the classic melodramas Christmas in August, One Fine Spring Day, and Happiness, and 2012’s Dangerous Liaisons starring Jang Dong-geun... More »


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Yoo Seung-ho and Go Ara courted for Joseon-era romance
by | October 13, 2014 | 38 Comments
Oh, is Yoo Seung-ho (I Miss You, Arang and the Magistrate) already looking at army comeback projects? That was fast. I do love the early signs of an actor’s return from army duty — the movie and drama offers start rolling in, and fans can start counting down the days until he’ll be back onscreen.... More »


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Lee Min-ho and Kim Rae-won’s mudslinging turf war
by | October 9, 2014 | 70 Comments
I know, you want to know if there’s actual mud. There is! There’s plenty for the boys to roll around in and then some. The first teaser is out for the action noir movie Gangnam 1970, formerly known as Gangnam Blues (boo, I liked the first title better), starring Lee Min-ho (Heirs) and Kim Rae-won... More »


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2014 Buil Film Awards
by | October 3, 2014 | 18 Comments
I know, another red carpet event, which brings us to three in three days. This one, the Buil Film Awards, is actually in conjunction with the Busan International Film Festival, which we posted about yesterday and which’ll be running for the next week and a half. The Buil Film Awards was a much smaller event... More »


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2014 Busan International Film Festival’s opening red carpet
by | October 2, 2014 | 57 Comments
It’s red carpet season! I both love and hate awards/festival season (fall-winter, mostly) because on one hand, it’s never a burden to look at scores of beautiful people strutting a formal event looking (mostly) their best, but on the other, these posts can be massive and a pain to compile. But let our pain be... More »


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Park Bo-young to play entertainment reporter in new film
by | September 30, 2014 | 9 Comments
I guess journalists are just in vogue lately — we’ve got two fall/winter dramas about reporters headed our way (Healer and Pinocchio), and now Park Bo-young (Hot Blooded Youth) is headlining a new movie about young rookie reporters as well. If only she’d do a drama once in a while, sigh. The new project is... More »


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Yoo Yeon-seok, Lee Jin-wook, Park Seo-joon cast to play one leading man
by | September 29, 2014 | 93 Comments
How can three guys play one leading man, you ask? Why, in a body-swap comedy where the hero constantly wakes up in different bodies, of course. The fact that he wakes up in only men as handsome as Yoo Yeon-seok (Answer Me 1994), Lee Jin-wook (Three Musketeers), or Park Seo-joon (Witch’s Romance) is a bit... More »


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Song Seung-heon up for rom-com opposite Uhm Jung-hwa
by | September 27, 2014 | 39 Comments
Well this is good news — Song Seung-heon (When a Man Loves) is considering a return to romantic comedy, which is frankly where I think he belongs. Seriously, wouldn’t you pay someone to erase his tortured-gangster and time-traveling-doctor roles from your brain and just replace them with more scenes from My Princess? Anyhoo, he’s considering... More »


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Madam Bbaeng-deok to set screens ablaze in October
by | September 27, 2014 | 19 Comments
Wow, this movie looks steamy, suspenseful and thought-provoking — Jung Woo-sung (God’s Play, Cold Eyes) stars in Madam Bbaeng-deok (English title: Scarlet Innocence), a modern interpretation of a classic Korean fable. In the centuries-old folktale, a girl named Shim Chung is raised by her father, Shim Hak-gyu, after her mother passes away shortly after childbirth.... More »


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Yoon Kye-sang and Han Ye-ri courted for Dramatic Night
by | September 25, 2014 | 14 Comments
At first I thought this was an unusual pairing, but then I learned Yoon Kye-sang (Full Sun, High Kick 3) and Han Ye-ri (mostly a film actress, last in Sea Fog and Kundo: Age of the Rampant) are represented by the same agency, and the news made more sense. The two have received offers to... More »