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Ji Chang-wook and Sol Kyung-gu team up for Joseon cop comedy
by | January 23, 2014 | 29 Comments
Ji Chang-wook is on a steady upward trend, particularly with his current drama (Empress Ki) doing so well, and now he’ll add a movie to his resumé, working with an A-list director and actor duo. The movie is called Two Constables and will be a police comedy of sorts, starring Sol Kyung-gu (Tower, Spy, Haeundae,... More »

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First teaser and posters for Hyun Bin’s thriller sageuk The King’s Wrath
by | January 22, 2014 | 62 Comments
Finally, here’s our first peek at Hyun Bin’s army comeback project, the fusion sageuk thriller The King’s Wrath. Has it been forever and a day since Hyun Bin returned from military service, or is time doing wonky things? The movie is planning for a spring premiere, and has released its first teaser along with character... More »

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Ahn Yong-joon plays transgender lead in movie Half
by | January 19, 2014 | 57 Comments
I wouldn’t call the Korean entertainment industry the most progressive in the world, but I appreciate seeing more progressive offerings cropping up here and there, such as with the movie Half, which just cast Ahn Yong-joon (Two Weeks, Jeon Woo-chi) in the lead as a transgender character. The plot is only described in broad strokes,... More »

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Opposites attract in upbeat rom-com The Actress Is Too Much
by | January 19, 2014 | 38 Comments
The upcoming The Actress Is Too Much is a movie that was cast and filmed a while back, though it’s only now getting its theatrical release. Touted as a cheerful, lively rom-com, the movie follows Cha Ye-ryun as a haughty fashionista actress and Jo Hyun-jae as the genius director as they fall in love, with... More »

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Mak Girls tells upbeat real-life makgulli success story
by | January 18, 2014 | 21 Comments
A real-life story about teenage girls inventing stuff and becoming successful: Aww, yay. A real-life story about teenage girls inventing delicious makgulli-related stuff and becoming successful: Aww, can I be you? There’s a movie in the works punnily titled Mak Girls (in Korean, that reads very close to makgulli) that is based on the true... More »

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Heartwarming awkward love (and tears) in When a Man Loves
by | January 14, 2014 | 23 Comments
Hwang Jung-min’s next project is just a week away from premiere, the movie When a Man Loves (no relation to the Song Seung-heon drama of the same name), and it looks like it’ll be serving up equal doses of comedy, romantic cuteness, and harder melo edge, all of which Hwang is amazing at portraying. The... More »

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Seo In-gook recruited to be a gangster
by | January 11, 2014 | 21 Comments
Here’s a possible new project for Seo In-gook (Master’s Sun, Answer Me 1997), who’s being courted to headline his second movie after debuting on the big screen with No Breathing. Not bad for a guy who only has a handful of credits to his name. This one is a much darker action thriller called Wild... More »

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Han Chae-ah in talks for movie Made in China
by | January 10, 2014 | 18 Comments
Han Chae-ah has had a steady string of work since really breaking out with Gaksital in 2012, and now she’s looking to add film credits to her growing string of drama titles. (She’s done a number of dramas—Oohlala Spouses, All About My Romance, Mi-rae’s Choice—but only has one film credit to her name, 2012′s Mr.... More »

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Park Se-young joins Joo-won in Fashion King
by | January 5, 2014 | 55 Comments
Oh this is a cute pairing. Joo-won (Good Doctor) now officially has a leading lady for his new high school romance movie Fashion King. School 2013 and Faith’s Park Se-young has signed on to play the heroine, which also means that Wonder Girls’ Sohee has bowed out after being rumored to be cast in the... More »

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Posters and trailer for Hot Blooded Youth
by | January 4, 2014 | 52 Comments
This turned out to be more of a comedy than I expected, not that I’m complaining of course. The trailer for Park Bo-young and Lee Jong-seok’s ’80s youth movie Hot Blooded Youth shows a light, quirky bent to the story of a gangster girl who laments that the ladies’ man on campus doesn’t see her... More »

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First posters and stills for Ha Jung-woo and Kang Dong-won’s action sageuk
by | January 4, 2014 | 31 Comments
Has it been forever that they’ve been making this movie, or am I just really really impatient and excited to see it? Here’s our first tiny peek at Band of Thieves (also going by the title KUNDO: Age of the Rampant), starring Ha Jung-woo (The Terror Live) and Kang Dong-won (Psychic) in his feature-length army... More »