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Lee El to play Lee Byung-heon’s love in Insiders
by | July 12, 2014 | 13 Comments
Congrats to Lee El (birth name: Kim Ji-hyun) for scoring the part of love interest to veteran actor Lee Byung-heon in the upcoming movie Insiders. The actress has had smaller parts in dramas (Mother’s Garden, Level 7 Civil Servant) and movies (Masquerade, Pacemaker), but this was a coveted role and is a significant step forward... More »


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Battle of Yeonpyeong roars back with a new cast
by | July 11, 2014 | 8 Comments
Sidelined after shake-ups in both investors and distributors, the film Battle of Yeonpyeong is back with a modified script and an all-new cast. Less than a week after his discharge from the army, Kim Mu-yeol (Eungyo, Bow: The Ultimate Weapon) has signed on for the role of naval hero Lieutenant Commander Yoon Young-ha, replacing Jung... More »


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Go Ara courted for Detective Hong Gil-dong
by | July 10, 2014 | 38 Comments
This news makes me genuinely excited: Go Ara (You’re All Surrounded, Answer Me 1994) has received an offer to partner up with Lee Je-hoon (Paparotti, Fortune Tellers) in a potential comeback project upon his completion of military service, the movie Detective Hong Gil-dong. She’s grown by leaps and bounds in her last couple of roles,... More »
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Malaise and distrust tear Good Friends apart
by | July 6, 2014 | 39 Comments
It’s summer blockbuster season, and while there may be a slew of movies to choose from, the upcoming film Good Friends (also Confession) is already garnering favorable reviews from critics and setting itself apart from the pack. A story about three youths who remain friends until they are middle-aged, what begins as a warm drama... More »


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Pirate prepares to set sail
by | July 5, 2014 | 35 Comments
Yay, we’ve finally gotten more than a teaser of a trailer for the upcoming Pirate movie. It seems we’ve been waiting forever, and the premiere is finally only a few weeks away. Thankfully, the preview for the Pirates of the Caribbean-esque blockbuster, set about two weeks prior to the founding of the Joseon Kingdom, doesn’t... More »


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Sol Kyung-gu and Yeo Jin-gu courted for war movie
by | June 30, 2014 | 15 Comments
Yay for more projects on Yeo Jin-gu’s horizon. After the dust-up over Fist Fighting, I get an extra sense of satisfaction every time Yeo Jin-gu gets another movie offer. This isn’t a done deal yet, but Sol Kyung-gu (Cold Eyes) and Yeo Jin-gu (Hwa-yi) are considering a war movie called The Western Front 1953, about... More »


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Song Seung-heon, Liu Yifei to collaborate in Third Love?
by | June 28, 2014 | 22 Comments
Actor Song Seung-heon (When a Man Loves) and actress Liu Yifei (A Chinese Fairy Tale) are mulling over offers to star together in the upcoming Chinese-Korean joint movie Third Love, which is based on a Chinese bestseller. A rep from Song’s agency confirmed that a proposal had been received and was being considered carefully, while... More »


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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 | 21 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 | 21 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 »