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Kim Myung-min considers a stint in prison for next movie
by | December 8, 2014 | 22 Comments
No, I don’t mean he’s actually going to prison, although when we’re talking about Kim Myung-min (aka Korea’s Method actor extraordinaire), you never know what lengths he’ll go to in the name of character analysis. It’s still in early stages, but the ever-busy Kim (A New Leaf, King of Dramas) is lining up his projects... More »


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First teaser for warm human comedy Chronicle of a Blood Merchant
by | December 6, 2014 | 31 Comments
This movie has such an unexpected romantic-comedy feel to it, which surprised me even after I saw the first lighthearted stills. The first teaser is out for Chronicle of a Blood Merchant, the second feature directed by Ha Jung-woo (Kundo: Age of the Rampant), who also stars in the project alongside Ha Ji-won (Empress Ki).... More »


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2014 Women in Film awards Yeom Jung-ah, Chun Woo-hee
by | December 5, 2014 | 46 Comments
On December 4, the 2014 Women in Film Festival held a small awards ceremony to acknowledge achievement in film by women. Go Ara (You’re All Surrounded) was the MC for the event, and Kim Min-hee (Temperature of Love) was among the guests. The top honor went to Yeom Jung-ah for her performance in Cart, a... More »


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Disaster film Pandora adds Kim Nam-gil, possibly Go Ara
by | December 4, 2014 | 29 Comments
Disaster film Pandora, which began casting a few months ago with Kim Myung-min in a leading role, is finalizing the rest of its cast with the latest news naming Kim Nam-gil (The Pirates) as a confirmed addition and Go Ara (You’re All Surrounded) as a possibility. Pandora comes from director Park Jung-woo of Deranged, another... More »


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Sohn Ye-jin up for historical film opposite Lee Jung-jae
by | December 1, 2014 | 18 Comments
I hope this casting sticks, because Sohn Ye-jin (Shark) and Lee Jung-jae (Big Match) pairing up for a sweeping sageuk would make my day. Sohn Ye-jin has been offered the leading role in the historical film Princess Deokhye, about the tumultuous life of the last princess of Joseon. Lee Jung-jae is being courted to play... More »


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Moon Chae-won plays Lee Seung-gi hot and cold in Today’s Love
by | November 29, 2014 | 79 Comments
I’ve been looking forward to this romantic comedy for a while, but it looks even funnier than I’d hoped. The first teaser is out for the movie Today’s Love, starring Brilliant Legacy costars Moon Chae-won (Good Doctor) and Lee Seung-gi (You’re All Surrounded) as friends who ride that confusing line between just friends and something... More »


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Go Soo, Sol Kyung-gu offered suspense thriller Lucid Dream
by | November 26, 2014 | 10 Comments
This is a cool concept that just got more interesting after the announcement that Go Soo (Empire of Gold) might headline: The new movie Lucid Dream will be about a father who revisits his dreams in order to parse together clues to save his kidnapped child. It’s a suspense thriller produced by NEW and helmed... More »


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Ha Ji-won and Ha Jung-woo’s sweet courtship in Blood Merchant
by | November 22, 2014 | 37 Comments
Aw, I can’t wait to see this pairing onscreen — Ha Jung-woo’s second directorial feature Chronicle of a Blood Merchant has released its first set of production stills in preparation for a January premiere, which offer a peek at the first date between Ha Jung-woo (Kundo: Age of the Rampant), who also stars in the... More »


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51st Grand Bell Awards
by | November 21, 2014 | 59 Comments
It’s time for the 51st Grand Bell Awards (Daejong Film Awards), the first of the major year-end award ceremonies, which celebrates achievement in film. There were actually a good number of big movies in 2014 to spread the love around, whether in box office numbers or critical acclaim, but the overwhelming theme seems to be:... More »


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Lineup secured for action comedy Steal a Top Star
by | November 21, 2014 | 8 Comments
Oh Chang-seok, Kim Jung-heon I admit that I only paused to read this story because the movie’s title caught my eye — Mission: Steal a Top Star — but hey, it’s a good title. It’s the kind of thing that tells you right away what to expect, while also making you think, Yes, I will... More »


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Hwang Jung-min and Kang Dong-won team up in revenge thriller
by | November 18, 2014 | 32 Comments
Well you know I’m always a happy camper when there’s no end in sight to Kang Dong-won’s steady stream of projects. He’s had a pretty strong showing on the big screen this past year with the melodrama Dugeun Dugeun My Heart and the historical action film Kundo: Age of the Rampant, and now he’s in... More »