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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Bae Doo-na returns to Korean film in The Romantic
by | February 13, 2015 | 14 Comments
As one of a small handful of successful crossover stars, it seems like Bae Doo-na (Jupiter Ascending) is pretty much in a new project every other day. With two more collaborations with the Wachowskis under her belt — the movie Jupiter Ascending and the Netflix TV series Sense8 — this year she has plans to... More »

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Jeon Hye-bin scores leading role in Office Romance
by | February 13, 2015 | 25 Comments
It’s nice to see Jeon Hye-bin (Joseon Gunman) get a leading movie part after a lot of years putting in supporting roles; it’s just been announced that she’ll be headlining a film called Office Romance, and she’ll play an actress who’s described as having a frank and fresh appeal. The character’s name is Woo Yeon-yi... More »

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Rain considers marital melo, Su Ae declines
by | February 11, 2015 | 36 Comments
While You Were Sleeping was to feature the film pairing of Rain (She’s So Lovable) and Su Ae (Thousand Day Promise) playing spouses, but now it looks like we’ll only getting half of that couple (at best): Su Ae has decided against the project, while Rain is still considering. An early report apparently jumped the... More »
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Shin Mina to co-star with Lee Seon-kyun for quirky romance
by | February 6, 2015 | 28 Comments
This isn’t a pairing my mind would have immediately gravitated toward, but I think I can get behind Shin Mina (Arang and the Magistrate) teaming up with Lee Seon-kyun (A Hard Day) for a quirky romance. I love them both separately, so why not together? She’s not confirmed yet but is reportedly in final negotiations... More »

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Choi Jin-hyuk turns vampire next for Japanese movie
by | February 2, 2015 | 32 Comments
Add Choi Jin-hyuk (Pride and Prejudice) to the ever-growing list of fictional vampires, as he’s just confirmed taking a role in a movie called Love♡Vampire (yes, the heart is apparently part of the title, though I don’t know how it’s meant to be pronounced). Vampires in dramaland has been a trend in recent years —... More »

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Song Joong-ki courted for sci-fi fantasy as post-army comeback
by | January 30, 2015 | 40 Comments
Hm, so looks like the sci-fi action blockbuster Fist Fighting is still looking for a leading man, with Song Joong-ki (Nice Guy) emerging as the latest name in contention, and before he’s even been released from army duty. According to a statement made on the 30th by a source with the film’s production, Song is... More »

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Lee Min-ki and Yeo Jin-gu escape the asylum in Shoot My Heart
by | January 24, 2015 | 34 Comments
Well who’s gonna say no to heartwarming bromance? I was interested when the casting for this movie was first announced, but the teasers and stills are giving it a Miracle of Cell No. 7-vibe that makes me look forward to it all the more. Shoot My Heart is a coming-of-age comedy that stars Lee Min-ki... More »

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Yoo Yeon-seok to reunite with Han Hyo-joo in period movie
by | January 23, 2015 | 22 Comments
Yoo Yeon-seok (Answer Me 1994, The Informant) is, happily and sadly, lining up another film as his next project — happily because it’s great his career is booming and keeping him fully booked, but sadly because I want my favorite actors to be in dramaland as much as possible. Films are great and all, but... More »

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Kim Myung-min takes on a new case as Joseon’s greatest detective
by | January 14, 2015 | 24 Comments
Kim Myung-min (A New Leaf) is back as Joseon’s Great Detective, perhaps better known as Detective K, the Sherlock-Holmesy crime-solver who first appeared in 2011’s historical comedy Detective K: Secret of Virtuous Widow. This year the brilliant-but-bumbling sleuth is returning to the big screen in the sequel Detective K: The Laborer’s Daughter. There are about... More »

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Lee Seung-gi and Moon Chae-won’s just-friends romance
by | December 20, 2014 | 58 Comments
I love that the entire concept for this romantic comedy movie is bemoaning these “some” kind of relationships, where you’re dating but not dating, friends but not friends, and something but nothing is going on all at the same time. Because that’s just confusing, people. Today’s Love stars Moon Chae-won as the girl who’s got... More »

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2014 Blue Dragon Awards
by | December 17, 2014 | 104 Comments
As one of the biggest awards ceremonies in the industry, the 35th Blue Dragon Awards turned out a number of stars and covered a pretty good spread of titles in its winners list—a few films took home multiple trophies, but there wasn’t a single movie sweeping every category. It was nice to see a fair... More »

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