Chungmuro/Film News
Casting news, red carpet coverage, film festivals, award shows, promotional teasers and stills, and production updates on Korean cinema.

Chungmuro is a district in Seoul that came to be known as the original center of the South Korean film industry (think: Korean Hollywood). Though many studios moved away from Chungmuro, it is still known as home to artists and film culture.
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Namgoong Min makes directorial debut with short film
by | June 30, 2015 | 2 Comments
Namgoong Min (Girl Who Sees Smells, My Secret Hotel) is, interestingly, taking a stab at writing and directing and has begun shooting his directorial debut, a short film called Light My Fire that’s described as a mystery crime thriller. Namgoong Min wrote the script himself, and said that he’s been preparing it for a while,... More »


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Kim Yoo-jung considers fantasy romance film starring Cha Tae-hyun
by | June 19, 2015 | 25 Comments
Kim Yoo-jung (Angry Mom, Elegant Lie) is enjoying a pretty nice career streak right now (I hesitate to say “high” since she’s only 16 and likely has a lot of career still ahead of her), and she’s looking to add another movie to the list. The potential project would pair her up with Cha Tae-hyun... More »


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Park Bo-young gets sent to boarding school where girls go missing
by | June 16, 2015 | 36 Comments
I would normally be way too chicken to watch a movie about girls who disappear from a boarding school, but this one calls itself mystery and not horror, which makes me think I could brave it. The movie, called Kyungsung School: Missing Girls (also known as The Silenced) looks stylish and creepy in an intriguing... More »


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Su Ae considers sports movie about national women’s hockey team
by | June 10, 2015 | 13 Comments
Yay, Take Off (National Team) is getting a sequel! I love the original, a 2009 movie starring Ha Jung-woo as a ski-jumper who helps form a national team in the sport and takes a group of lovable misfits all the way to the Winter Olympics. It’s such a feel-good underdog sports movie that gets you... More »
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Lee Min-ho returns to the big screen with global project Bounty Hunters
by | June 7, 2015 | 51 Comments
Lee Min-ho (Gangnam 1970, Heirs) has signed on to his next project, a pan-Asian blockbuster titled Bounty Hunters, and it’s got my interest piqued—not specifically because it’s Lee Min-ho (although yes, he’s still very pretty), or that it’s got a huge-scale budget (35 billion won, or about $31 million USD), but because it’s described as... More »


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Kim So-hyun joins D.O. in nostalgic first-love melo
by | June 2, 2015 | 36 Comments
Kim So-hyun has solidified her headliner status with her current drama Who Are You—School 2015 (not that we doubted she had it in her, from all her previous performances), and now she’s also landed a lead role in a movie, titled Innocence. The girl certainly deserves it, since she’s got more skill and charisma than... More »


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Han Hyo-joo and the many faces of the man who loves her
by | June 2, 2015 | 93 Comments
I’ve been really impatient for the first teaser for Beauty Inside, and it’s finally here. The supernatural romance movie is the first feature film outing from commercial director Baek Jong-yeol, about a man who wakes up in a different body every time he goes to sleep, and the woman who comes to love him anyway.... More »


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Yoo Seung-ho leads team of merry swindlers in comedy Kim Seon-dal
by | June 1, 2015 | 24 Comments
Yoo Seung-ho, Jo Jae-hyun The plot of Yoo Seung-ho’s new film project Kim Seon-dal sounded fun and quirky when it was first announced, but now with the rest of the cast in place, we’ve got even more reasons to be interested: Jo Jae-hyun (Punch), Yeon Woo-jin (Divorce Lawyer in Love), Ra Mi-ran (Ode to My... More »


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Unwanted visitors bring bad juju in fantasy-horror Guest
by | June 1, 2015 | 33 Comments
If eerily moody thrillers are your bag, keep your eyes peeled for Guest, a movie set in 1950s Korea in a tiny unmapped village where strange things begin happening after the arrival of a father (Ryu Seung-ryong) and his son. Based on the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, the film is described as... More »


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51st Baeksang Arts Awards
by | May 26, 2015 | 215 Comments
The Baeksang Arts Awards are back with their 51st installment, awarding prizes in both film and television. Most of the entries were fairly predictable, though the night wasn’t without a few surprise wins. One of the big surprises was variety PD Na Young-seok being named the Daesang winner in the TV category; although I wouldn’t... More »


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Kang Haneul, Park Bo-young in contention for first-love melo Your Wedding
by | May 26, 2015 | 43 Comments
Park Bo-young just signed on to a new drama (the upcoming and hilarious-sounding Oh My Ghostess), but she’s looking to add a movie to her slate, titled Your Wedding. Also positively considering the movie is Kang Haneul (another actor piling on the projects recently, after C’est Si Bon, Twenty, Missing Noir M and Misaeng); reps... More »