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Kang Dong-won slays in Kundo
by | July 23, 2014 | 41 Comments
Kang Dong-won is making the press rounds for Kundo: Age of the Rampant (also known as Band of Thieves), which hits theaters on July 23. After finishing work on the movie Psychic in 2010, Kang headed to mandatory military service for two years, then spent another couple of years catching his breath and carefully reviewing... More »


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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 »