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Kim Go-eun, Kim Hye-soo team up in Coin Locker Girl
by | May 7, 2014 | 7 Comments
Well, this casting news is exciting. The movie Coin Locker Girl is about a baby girl who is left in a coin-operated storage locker in a subway station, and is discovered and raised by members of the shady underworld. Its initial setting is the same as Coin Locker Babies, the 1980 Ryu Murakami cyberpunk novel,... More »

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Kim Woo-bin, Junho, Kang Haneul star in coming-of-age movie
by | May 7, 2014 | 41 Comments
Well don’t they make a handsome trio. The cast of the new coming-of-age movie Twenty has been confirmed, and Kim Woo-bin has signed on to lead a group of three friends at the cusp of adulthood as they chase after girls, dreams, and their place in the world. Idol Lee Junho (Cold Eyes) and rising... More »

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Hellmoni finalizes its cast, starts filming
by | May 6, 2014 | 13 Comments
I love it! Comedy movie Hellmoni (a fusion of the words “hell” and “halmoni,” the latter being the Korean word for grandmother) has finalized its cast, and the cameras have started rolling. The film, directed by Shin Han-sol (Dangerous Meeting), stars Kim Sumi (Incarnation of Money, also Dangerous Meeting), as a hell-raising halmoni with a... More »

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Joo-won signs on to joint Chinese-Korean melo romance
by | May 6, 2014 | 76 Comments
I hate when big casting news is released and then we’re told everything BUT the story, which is, in my opinion, kind of the most important thing. But we’ll have to make do with the peanuts we’ve been given about Xiao You Qiao Mu, the film project that Joo-won (Good Doctor) has announced will be... More »

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Park Geun-hyung one-ups Ajusshi in Grandfather
by | May 5, 2014 | 30 Comments
All hail halbae power! I love that the grandpas of Grandpas Over Flowers are getting some late-career love—not that they were unknown before, having worked for decades in familiar dad, uncle, grandpa, and scary CEO roles in all your dramas ever, but it’s lovely to see them getting to be the heroes for once. We’ve... More »

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Jo Jung-seok up to play Time Renegade
by | May 5, 2014 | 32 Comments
There’s very little concrete information about this new movie titled Time Renegade, but we do know that Jo Jung-seok (The Face Reader, You’re the Best Lee Soon-shin) is considering the project, and that’s enough to grab my interest. The plot description for the melo film is rather vague but intriguing nonetheless: A man from a... More »

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Kim Yoon-seok, Yoo Hae-jin lead Top Secret Investigation
by | May 2, 2014 | 8 Comments
Veteran Chungmuro actors Kim Yoon-seok (Hwa-yi, The Thieves) and Yoo Hae-jin (The Unjust, Moss) are confirmed for the upcoming movie Top Secret Investigation, which will be helmed by Kwak Kyung-taek, of Friend and Friend 2 fame. Between the two of them, the performers have over 60 films under their belts, and they are slated to... More »

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Ji Jin-hee may return to Chungmuro with Summer Snow
by | May 1, 2014 | 15 Comments
Ji Jin-hee (Warm Words, The Great Seer) is considering taking one of the leads in the omnibus film, Summer Snow. The anthology movie will include three episodes, and His Chiseledness would star in one of the installments as a cop avenging his daughter. Sources say that Ji Jin-hee met with director Jeon Yoon-soo (Portrait of... More »

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Nominees announced for Baeksang Arts Awards
by | April 28, 2014 | 301 Comments
In the past, I haven’t posted up full nominee rosters for the big awards ceremonies—sometimes I miss the nomination announcements and sometimes I just want to wait to see the winners list. But I figure it may be a point of interest for y’all, so here you go: the nominees for the 50th Baeksang Arts... More »

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A Hard Day selected for Directors’ Fortnight
by | April 25, 2014 | 18 Comments
Action-packed thriller A Hard Day (or To The End, previous working title: To The Grave) has been selected to screen at Directors’ Fortnight, a parallel program to the Cannes Film Festival. The explosive movie stars Lee Seon-kyun (Miss Korea) as a cop who commits a fatal hit-and-run, then tries to conceal his error. Jo Jin-woong... More »

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Indie film Han Gong-ju boosted by favorable word of mouth
by | April 24, 2014 | 29 Comments
After garnering praise at last year’s Busan International Film Festival, Han Gong-ju debuted on big screens last week to positive reviews from the press and initial audiences. Given the favorable response after its film festival showings, the movie was released on April 17th at 181 theaters — pretty unheard of for a smaller, indie film.... More »