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Kang Dong-won, Kim Min-hee rumored for Ant Hell
by | June 27, 2014 | 16 Comments
We’ve got some conflicting news on the upcoming movie Ant Hell, which will be based upon the eponymous and iconic 1999 comic book written by Lee Hyun-se, and directed by the accomplished Lee Myung-se (My Love, My Bride). Some news articles quote a source from the production company, Taewon Entertainment, as confirming that Kang Dong-won... More »


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Joo Sang-wook signs on for Trot
by | June 25, 2014 | 19 Comments
Joo Sang-wook (Sly and Single Again) has taken the lead in the movie Trot, in the role previously offered to Choi Jin-hyuk (who opted to sign up for the Fated to Love You remake instead). Joo’s character is a bicycle deliveryman who begins working in Seoul’s Hwanghak-dong marketplace after enduring a painful experience. Tags: Ahn... More »


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A Hard Day racks up ticket sales, Lee Seon-kyun reflects on its success
by | June 22, 2014 | 38 Comments
A Hard Day (previous working title: To the Grave), the action thriller starring Lee Seon-kyun, has held its own against an onslaught of Hollywood blockbusters, selling over two million tickets in the first three weeks of its release. We’ve highlighted the movie before, but in a brief review: Lee Seon-kyun is the investigator Go Geon-soo,... More »


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Choi Min-shik dons Admiral Lee Soon-shin’s armor in Roaring Currents
by | June 21, 2014 | 19 Comments
Blockbuster film Roaring Currents (literal translation: Battle of Myeongryang, Whirlwind Sea) looks ahmaaazing, and I will be so bummed if it doesn’t live up to its hype. In it, veteran Hallyu star Choi Min-shik (who needs no introduction, but from New World, Oldboy, Shiri and No. 3, to name a few) has tackled the iconic... More »


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Lee Seung-gi and Moon Chae-won up for rom-com reunion
by | June 18, 2014 | 119 Comments
Aw, I really adore this pairing and I hope they sign on to make a comeback. Lee Seung-gi (You’re All Surrounded) is currently in talks to star in his first movie, which just so happens to be the romantic comedy that’s had Moon Chae-won (Good Doctor) attached since earlier this year. They were co-stars in... More »


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Ryu Seung-ryong and Suzy cast as teacher and student in sageuk film
by | June 16, 2014 | 111 Comments
Er, this isn’t the most natural-sounding pairing, but let’s hear it out: Ryu Seung-ryong (The Target, Miracle in Cell No. 7) and Suzy (Gu Family Book) have been cast together in a period film based on the real life of Shin Jae-hyo, a writer, teacher, and patron of pansori, a traditional form of musical storytelling.... More »


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Han Seok-kyu takes on The Tooth and the Nail
by | June 13, 2014 | 8 Comments
Veteran Hallyu star Han Seok-kyu (Paparotti) is taking on the upcoming movie The Tooth and the Nail, based on the 1955 Bill Ballinger suspense novel of the same name. The now hard-to-find tome was considered a masterfully crafted example of the mystery genre in its time, and was unique in that it alternated chapters in... More »


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Detective K comes back for second round
by | June 9, 2014 | 16 Comments
The comedic mystery-action film Detective K: Secret of Virtuous Widow (translated more directly as Joseon’s Great Detective) was enough of a success when it released in theaters in 2011 (with 4.7 million ticket admissions) to merit a sequel, which has just been announced. Oh, this should be fun. This time the movie will be called... More »


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Go Jun-hee and Ryu Seung-beom up for revenge film
by | June 9, 2014 | 4 Comments
Director Im Sang-soo of The Housemaid and Taste of Money is prepping his next movie called My Good Friends The Villains (formerly titled There Is No Today For Us), and Go Jun-hee (Yawang) and Ryu Seung-beom (New World) are in talks to star. Tags: Go Jun-hee, Ryu Seung-beom... More »


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Jung Woo-sung’s game of life and death in God’s Play
by | June 7, 2014 | 41 Comments
So, when I first heard about this movie God’s Play about a baduk player, I wondered how on earth they’d raise the stakes and keep things interesting. Because there are really only so many times you can watch people play the same game in one movie. The answer, as it turns out, is genius-simple: You... More »


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Jo Seung-woo and Lee Byung-heon become political Insiders
by | June 4, 2014 | 24 Comments
Well I’m suddenly very interested in this movie. Lee Byung-heon (RED: The Legend, Masquerade) will be starring in the dark political thriller Insiders, and Jo Seung-woo (God’s Gift-14 Days) has just signed on to join him. That’s a hell of a match-up from two very charismatic actors; plus, there’s so much pretty, I don’t know... More »