Archive for the ‘Chungmuro/Film News’ Category

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Lee Seung-gi and Moon Chae-won up for rom-com reunion
by | June 18, 2014 | 119 Comments
Aw, I really adore this pairing and I hope they sign on to make a comeback. Lee Seung-gi (You’re All Surrounded) is currently in talks to star in his first movie, which just so happens to be the romantic comedy that’s had Moon Chae-won (Good Doctor) attached since earlier this year. They were co-stars in... More »


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Ryu Seung-ryong and Suzy cast as teacher and student in sageuk film
by | June 16, 2014 | 112 Comments
Er, this isn’t the most natural-sounding pairing, but let’s hear it out: Ryu Seung-ryong (The Target, Miracle in Cell No. 7) and Suzy (Gu Family Book) have been cast together in a period film based on the real life of Shin Jae-hyo, a writer, teacher, and patron of pansori, a traditional form of musical storytelling.... More »


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Han Seok-kyu takes on The Tooth and the Nail
by | June 13, 2014 | 8 Comments
Veteran Hallyu star Han Seok-kyu (Paparotti) is taking on the upcoming movie The Tooth and the Nail, based on the 1955 Bill Ballinger suspense novel of the same name. The now hard-to-find tome was considered a masterfully crafted example of the mystery genre in its time, and was unique in that it alternated chapters in... More »


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Detective K comes back for second round
by | June 9, 2014 | 16 Comments
The comedic mystery-action film Detective K: Secret of Virtuous Widow (translated more directly as Joseon’s Great Detective) was enough of a success when it released in theaters in 2011 (with 4.7 million ticket admissions) to merit a sequel, which has just been announced. Oh, this should be fun. This time the movie will be called... More »


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Go Jun-hee and Ryu Seung-beom up for revenge film
by | June 9, 2014 | 4 Comments
Director Im Sang-soo of The Housemaid and Taste of Money is prepping his next movie called My Good Friends The Villains (formerly titled There Is No Today For Us), and Go Jun-hee (Yawang) and Ryu Seung-beom (New World) are in talks to star. Tags: Go Jun-hee, Ryu Seung-beom... More »


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Jung Woo-sung’s game of life and death in God’s Play
by | June 7, 2014 | 41 Comments
So, when I first heard about this movie God’s Play about a baduk player, I wondered how on earth they’d raise the stakes and keep things interesting. Because there are really only so many times you can watch people play the same game in one movie. The answer, as it turns out, is genius-simple: You... More »


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Jo Seung-woo and Lee Byung-heon become political Insiders
by | June 4, 2014 | 24 Comments
Well I’m suddenly very interested in this movie. Lee Byung-heon (RED: The Legend, Masquerade) will be starring in the dark political thriller Insiders, and Jo Seung-woo (God’s Gift-14 Days) has just signed on to join him. That’s a hell of a match-up from two very charismatic actors; plus, there’s so much pretty, I don’t know... More »


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Park Bo-young considers horror project Girl
by | June 2, 2014 | 15 Comments
Park Bo-young (Hot-Blooded Youth, Werewolf Boy) is reportedly eyeing her next film project, which is a horror-suspense story set in the 1930s titled Girl. Despite the unremarkable title (so nondescript and common), the movie sounds like an interesting twist on a familiar premise — chilling events unfold at a boardinghouse — given the period slant;... More »


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Lee Min-ki as underworld upstart in For the Emperor
by | June 1, 2014 | 37 Comments
It wouldn’t be a complete season in Chungmuro without a Busan gangster flick on the roster. Here’s Lee Min-ki (Monster) and Park Sung-woong (Tabloid) facing off in the stylish noir For the Emperor, about a mob boss and the young protege who grows dangerously ambitious and starts to covet the boss’s life. I suppose that’s... More »


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Cha Seung-won’s tortured inner life in High Heel
by | May 31, 2014 | 63 Comments
When I first heard about the movie High Heel (also called Man on High Heels), in which Cha Seung-won teams with director Jang Jin of all those heartwarming funny feel-good movies (and Saturday Night Live Korea), playing a cop who likes to dress up in women’s clothing, I was expecting funny. Upbeat. Poignant and humorous.... More »


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Yoon Eun-hye cast in period film Chronicle of a Blood Merchant
by | May 28, 2014 | 63 Comments
The already star-studded cast of Chronicle of a Blood Merchant just got a little shinier with the addition of Yoon Eun-hye, who will join—get this lineup—Ha Jung-woo, Ha Ji-won, Joo Jin-mo, Jo Jin-woong, Sung Dong-il, Kim Sung-kyun, Kim Young-ae, and Jang Gwang in the story about a merchant who sells blood to support his family.... More »