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Choi Woo-shik sheds his maknae image with In the Room
by | September 19, 2014 | 47 Comments
I’m laughing at myself because I was totally going in a different direction with this news before I read that Choi Woo-shik’s upcoming movie, In the Room, is an erotic film. The actor (Covertly Greatly, Rooftop Prince) totally won me over with his endearing portrayal of Jang Hyuk’s little brother Yong in Fated To Love... More »


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Gong Yoo boards a zombie train with Busan Line
by | September 17, 2014 | 26 Comments
Famed animated feature director Yeon Sang-ho (The Fake, King of Pigs) kept his cards close to his chest during an interview last year; when asked if he had any plans on making a live-action film, he downplayed the possibility. Now comes the news that he will spin-off the upcoming animated zombie movie Seoul Station with... More »
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Slow Video’s trailer attracts rapid attention
by | September 13, 2014 | 41 Comments
We may not have known anything about the plot when we first heard about Slow Video, but I’m happy to report that the movie seems to deliver on its promise of a heartwarming comedy — it looks reeeally stinking cute. In it, Cha Tae-hyun plays Yeo Jang-bu, a man with a unique ability to see... More »


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Kim Nam-gil joins Ryu Seung-ryong, Suzy in sageuk film
by | September 11, 2014 | 50 Comments
Kim Nam-gil (Shark) always does well in sageuk (see: Queen Seon-deok, his current swashbuckling hit Pirate), so I’m happy to hear that he’s sticking to his forte in his next project. He’ll be joining the historical film Dorihwaga, named for a type of traditional pansori song. Heavy-hitter Ryu Seung-ryong (Roaring Currents) is headlining as the... More »


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Kim Myung-min cast as president in disaster film
by | September 9, 2014 | 26 Comments
Normally I find presidents to be the least interesting characters in disaster movies — the scientists usually do the heavy lifting, while politicians panic and then give speeches — but it’s a totally different story if you cast Kim Myung-min (A New Leaf, King of Dramas) in the role. I can see him being a... More »


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Park Chan-wook set to return to Korean cinema with Agasshi
by | September 7, 2014 | 31 Comments
Pretty much any new project with filmmaker Park Chan-wook (he of Oldboy and Joint Security Area fame) attached to it will be buzzed about, and Agasshi (or Young Lady), his first Korean-language feature-length film in six years, is no exception. The script, loosely based on Sarah Waters’ 2002 Dickensian novel, Fingersmith, will be about two... More »


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First look at Fashion King (the movie)
by | September 5, 2014 | 25 Comments
Fans of the original webtoon may have been upset about the casting decisions made for the movie edition of Fashion King, but as a novice to the material (I failed to watch the poorly received 2012 drama remake, as well), this roundup of actors looks pretty appealing. The upcoming film is based on the eponymous... More »


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Jin Se-yeon, Hong Jong-hyun couple up in Family of Cops
by | September 2, 2014 | 117 Comments
Meeeeh. I wish I could be more excited for Hong Jong-hyun (Mama, Dating Agency Cyrano) as he is headlining the upcoming rom-com Family of Cops, but he’s been paired with Jin Se-yeon (Doctor Stranger, Age of Feeling), who has worked alongside some of the most popular male leads out there (Lee Jong-seok, Park Hae-jin, Kim... More »


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Himalaya revived, now starring Hwang Jung-min, Jung Woo
by | September 2, 2014 | 20 Comments
This is an interesting re-casting, given that I had just assumed the movie Himalaya was dead once its two leads, Kim Myung-min and Lee Min-ki, dropped the project last year when its production was delayed. But now the project is back on track, having cast Hwang Jung-min (A New World, Veteran) and Jung Woo (Answer... More »


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Park Sung-woong, Go Ah-sung sign up for Office
by | August 31, 2014 | 11 Comments
Each year, as summer turns to fall, I get the desire to dive into a really good psychological thriller or murder mystery (while I can’t do horror films, I love a good whodunit!). The new film Office sounds like it will fit the bill; it’s too bad the cameras haven’t started rolling for it yet.... More »


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Kim Kang-woo to play tyrant king
by | August 27, 2014 | 11 Comments
I like the way the pieces are falling into place for the upcoming sageuk film The King’s Advisor. Joo Ji-hoon (Medical Top Team) had already signed on as the treacherous advisor who wields immense power over King Yeonsangun, widely regarded as one of the worst kings of the Joseon era. Joo’s advisor character is thought... More »