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Yoo Yeon-seok, Lee Jin-wook, Park Seo-joon cast to play one leading man
by | September 29, 2014 | 93 Comments
How can three guys play one leading man, you ask? Why, in a body-swap comedy where the hero constantly wakes up in different bodies, of course. The fact that he wakes up in only men as handsome as Yoo Yeon-seok (Answer Me 1994), Lee Jin-wook (Three Musketeers), or Park Seo-joon (Witch’s Romance) is a bit... More »


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Song Seung-heon up for rom-com opposite Uhm Jung-hwa
by | September 27, 2014 | 39 Comments
Well this is good news — Song Seung-heon (When a Man Loves) is considering a return to romantic comedy, which is frankly where I think he belongs. Seriously, wouldn’t you pay someone to erase his tortured-gangster and time-traveling-doctor roles from your brain and just replace them with more scenes from My Princess? Anyhoo, he’s considering... More »


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Madam Bbaeng-deok to set screens ablaze in October
by | September 27, 2014 | 19 Comments
Wow, this movie looks steamy, suspenseful and thought-provoking — Jung Woo-sung (God’s Play, Cold Eyes) stars in Madam Bbaeng-deok (English title: Scarlet Innocence), a modern interpretation of a classic Korean fable. In the centuries-old folktale, a girl named Shim Chung is raised by her father, Shim Hak-gyu, after her mother passes away shortly after childbirth.... More »


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Yoon Kye-sang and Han Ye-ri courted for Dramatic Night
by | September 25, 2014 | 14 Comments
At first I thought this was an unusual pairing, but then I learned Yoon Kye-sang (Full Sun, High Kick 3) and Han Ye-ri (mostly a film actress, last in Sea Fog and Kundo: Age of the Rampant) are represented by the same agency, and the news made more sense. The two have received offers to... More »


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Uhm Jung-hwa returns to big screen in body-swap comedy
by | September 25, 2014 | 27 Comments
I don’t know if it counts as a body-swap plot if it’s technically your own life lived twice, but there’s not much else you can call a story about waking up a completely different person. Uhm Jung-hwa (Witch’s Romance) is returning to the big screen in the comedy Wonderful Nightmare, where she plays a high-powered... More »


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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 | 28 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 | 51 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 »