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Song Kang-ho as Joseon king in Lee Jun-ik’s next film
by | April 4, 2014 | 23 Comments
This is a match-up that looks exciting: director Lee Jun-ik (The King and the Clown) is coming back to sageuk for his next film this coming year, and Song Kang-ho (The Attorney) has signed on to star. They’ve each had a stellar 2013 at the box office, with the sensitive family melodrama Wish (also called... More »


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Yoo Yeon-seok out, Kim Woo-bin a maybe for Twenty
by | April 4, 2014 | 12 Comments
I’m a little relieved that Yoo Yeon-seok (Answer Me 1994) is slowing his breakneck pace, but sad that we won’t get to see him together with Kim Woo-bin (Heirs) on the big screen. Yoo Yeon-seok has turned down a leading role in the upcoming movie Twenty, about a trio of men in their twenties and... More »


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Lee Byung-heon lands role in Terminator: Genesis
by | April 1, 2014 | 63 Comments
Mega Holly- and Hallyu- wood star Lee Byung-heon has been cast as a central character in the reboot of the Terminator series, Terminator: Genesis. While the details around the role are unknown, Lee Byung-heon will collaborate with Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is reprising his role as Terminator, in the fifth film of the franchise. Tags: Lee... More »


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Jo Jung-seok out for Hyun Bin’s blood in The King’s Wrath
by | March 31, 2014 | 58 Comments
Woohoo, this should make for a fun face-off. Here’s the full trailer, posters, and stills for spring’s blockbuster sageuk The King’s Wrath, starring Hyun Bin in his army comeback as King Jeongjo of Joseon. The trailer looks pretty damn spiffy, and the action a cut above. I have high hopes for director Lee Jae-kyu (The... More »


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Moon Chae-won, Yoo Yeon-seok courted for That One Day
by | March 28, 2014 | 52 Comments
Moon Chae-won (Good Doctor, Nice Guy) and Yoo Yeon-seok (Answer Me 1994) have received offers to star in the upcoming film That One Day (or The Mood That Day). The movie will be about two strangers, a man and a woman, who meet on the KTX (the high speed train between Seoul and Busan). Using... More »


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Seo In-gook’s Wild Dog gets kenneled
by | March 26, 2014 | 10 Comments
Seo In-gook (Master’s Sun, Answer Me 1997), who was to lead upcoming action-noir flick Wild Dog, has reportedly stepped down from the role. The movie, about Seo In-gook’s unexpected descent into the mob world and his struggles to break free from gang life, would have been the actor’s second leading picture, reuniting him with the... More »


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Go Soo offered lead in legal thriller Insufficient Evidence
by | March 25, 2014 | 15 Comments
Looks like legal/crime thrillers are all the rage these days. Go Soo (Empire of Gold, The Way Home) is eyeing a new film project, and it’s called Insufficient Evidence. You could probably guess the plot from that alone, but to give you more specifics: The movie is a thriller about a lawyer who gets his... More »
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New posters and trailer arrive for The Target
by | March 22, 2014 | 15 Comments
Yay – The Target, the remake of French movie Point Blank, is hitting theaters soon. One fateful night, Ryu Seung-ryong (j’adore!) is falsely accused of murder, and a manhunt ensues by those on either side of the law. Lee Jin-wook, a doctor, somehow gets mixed up with Ryu Seung-ryong, and as a consequence, his wife... More »


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Raunchy comedy School of Youth hits theaters next week
by | March 21, 2014 | 71 Comments
What will those zany Korean filmmakers come up with next? School of Youth is a 19+ rated Joseon-era comedy movie that’s been getting press for its blatant sex scenes and nudity. Its filled with teenage hijinks and thankfully, relatively little sageuk-speak, although perhaps that would have added an extra level of hilarity to the bizarre... More »


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Song Seung-heon’s anguished love affair in Obsessed
by | March 20, 2014 | 83 Comments
Well, that certainly is eye-catching. Song Seung-heon’s erotic (and 19+ rated) melo film Obsessed (Korean title Human Addiction) is preparing for its release later this spring, and has released a trailer and stills as it begins its promo push. Coming from the director of Bang-ja Chronicle and Untold Scandal, it’s no surprise to see this... More »


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Yoon Seung-ah to play Kim Sung-kyun’s wife in Murder for Hire
by | March 18, 2014 | 21 Comments
It’s a match made in tvN series heaven: Yoon Seung-ah (I Need Romance 3) is in talks to take the part of Kim Sung-kyun’s wife in the upcoming movie Murder for Hire. Kim Sung-kyun is skillfully parlaying his popularity as Samcheonpo in Answer Me 1994; this is the second leading film role he’s committed to... More »