Chungmuro/Film News

Casting news, red carpet coverage, film festivals, award shows, promotional teasers and stills, and production updates on Korean cinema.

Chungmuro is a district in Seoul that came to be known as the original center of the South Korean film industry (think: Korean Hollywood). Though many studios moved away from Chungmuro, it is still known as home to artists and film culture.
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Posters for Ji-soo, Ryu Joon-yeol’s youth movie Glory Day
by | February 5, 2016 | 75 Comments
GIMME. I’ve been excited about Glory Day (also called One Way Trip) since it was cast last spring, and that was when Ji-soo was the big breakout after Angry Mom. Now that Answer Me 1988 and Ryu Joon-yeol have happened, I’m pretty much climbing the walls to get my hands on this movie, about four... More »


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Kim Rae-won, Han Seok-kyu team up for undercover thriller The Prison
by | January 28, 2016 | 18 Comments
Well whatever this movie is, it’s sure to be well-acted. Kim Rae-won (Punch) will be returning to the big screen this year, in a role as a detective who goes undercover as a criminal. But he’s got such a good-guy face! He’ll be starring opposite veteran Han Seok-kyu (Secret Door) in the new film The... More »


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Oh Ji-ho, Yoon Jin-seo team up for quiet melo film Coffee Mate
by | January 25, 2016 | 13 Comments
Despite the title bringing to mind images of heaps of powdered non-dairy creamer, I found the movie Coffee Mate piquing my interest, and not just because of its casting of Oh Ji-ho (Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-yong) and Yoon Jin-seo (Girl Who Sees Smells) as the two leads. It’s the film’s plot description that captures my interest—or... More »


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Ryu Joon-yeol, Kim Ah-joong join Jo In-sung’s movie The King
by | January 21, 2016 | 73 Comments
It hasn’t even been a week and already I MISS YOUR FACE. Thankfully I’m not the only one suffering from a severe lack of Ryu Joon-yeol in my life, because the offers have been pouring in left and right (as they have for all the breakout stars of Answer Me 1988), and yay for us,... More »


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Action blockbuster movie Pirates to get a sequel
by | January 15, 2016 | 26 Comments
Producers have announced plans to make a sequel to historical action movie The Pirates, and I suppose that if ever a movie were primed to be turned into a franchise, this would be it. It’s got the simple premise, appealing cast, big-budget effects, and flashy action sequences that make for crowd-pleasing entertainment, with the first... More »
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Hwang Jung-min, So Ji-sub, Song Joong-ki team up for prison break
by | January 15, 2016 | 37 Comments
Hit writer-director Ryu Seung-wan (Veteran, Berlin) is re-teaming with Hwang Jung-min (Himalaya, Veteran) for his next project, an occupation-era film about an attempted prison break from a forced labor camp on Hashima Island. With these two involved, it’s pretty much a guaranteed box office success. The movie, called Battleship Island, has also cast twice the... More »


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Rising stars Choi Woo-shik, Lee Won-geun up to play romantic rivals
by | January 12, 2016 | 28 Comments
Choi Woo-shik (Ho-gu’s Love) and Lee Won-geun (Sassy Go Go) have both had big years, they’re both baby-faced up-and-comers to keep an eye out for, and now we may be seeing them acting in the same movie, titled Your Name Is Jang-mi. The movie is a romance drama about a sad love, intertwining a past... More »


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Byun Yo-han up for fantasy melodrama opposite Kim Yoon-seok
by | January 11, 2016 | 57 Comments
This movie sounds cool, and if Byun Yo-han (Six Flying Dragons) signs on, I’m there. The in-demand actor is currently in talks to star in Will You Be There, the Korean film remake of the eponymous French novel by Guillaume Musso, about a 60-year-old man who travels back in time and confronts his 30-year-old self... More »


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Yoo Ah-in, Choi Ji-woo, Lee Mi-yeon in star-studded rom-com Like Me
by | January 7, 2016 | 56 Comments
It almost seems a little quaint now to do a movie about Facebook, but the new romantic comedy Like Me (also listed as Like for Likes) is about six people’s lives all connected through social media, and how in this day and age, romance takes on a whole new dimension online. The movie is more... More »


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Joo Ji-hoon courted to be grim reaper minion in fantasy saga With the Gods
by | December 17, 2015 | 26 Comments
It’s interesting that the big fantasy blockbuster With the Gods is having to go through so many casting rounds, because I’d be first in line to play a minion to Ha Jung-woo’s grim reaper. How fun would that be? Sadly Kim Woo-bin declined and so did Park Bo-young (double saaaaaaad), but now Joo Ji-hoon (Mask)... More »




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