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Yoo Yeon-seok scores another film role opposite Park Hae-il
by | December 14, 2013 | 36 Comments
When it rains, it pours? Yoo Yeon-seok (Answer Me 1994) is raking in the movie offers apparently, because here’s another for the based-on-a-true-story movie The Informant, opposite Park Hae-il (Aging Family). The film is about Hwang Woo-suk, the biotech professor of Seoul University who infamously fabricated experiments in stem-cell research and purported to have successfully... More »

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Yoo Yeon-seok to star opposite Im Soo-jung in romantic thriller
by | December 14, 2013 | 32 Comments
Well it’s certainly somebody’s breakout year, and that someone’s name is Yoo Yeon-seok. The Answer Me 1994 star has scored himself one juicy lead role in a movie, opposite Im Soo-jung (All About My Wife) no less. He’ll be joining her newest film Secret Temptation, a remake of a 1960s Hollywood film apparently, though it... More »

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Kim Nam-gil leads his band of Joseon pirates
by | December 12, 2013 | 51 Comments
I really hope the upcoming action film Pirate turns out to be as fun as it looks, because it’s being promoted as a high-budget historical adventure blockbuster and the stills make it look like a roarin’ good time. Sort of Pirates of the Caribbean meets Joseon action sageuk, which cannot possibly go wrong, can it?... More »

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Jung Woo-sung becomes homme fatale for reimagined folktale
by | December 8, 2013 | 27 Comments
I AM a sucker for retold fairy/folktales, so I’m intrigued to hear Jung Woo-sung (Padam Padam, Cold Eyes) has just signed on to one, which will be a modernized reinterpretation of the classic Shim Chung story. The movie is titled Madam Bbaeng-deok, and based on the title alone I’m guessing that this is one of... More »

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Jung Jae-young and Han Ji-min’s rom-com Plan Man
by | December 7, 2013 | 48 Comments
I could use some comedy this winter. Cat comedy is even better. Here’s a peek at the new rom-com movie Plan Man starring Jung Jae-young (Eleven O’clock) and Han Ji-min (Rooftop Prince), and it looks as hilarious as the premise advertised. When you throw an uptight OCD over-planner and a free-wheeling indie musician together, you... More »

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Kim Haneul courted to be Jung Woo-sung’s co-star
by | December 4, 2013 | 43 Comments
It’s still unconfirmed and “in negotiation stages,” but Kim Haneul is being courted to play opposite Jung Woo-sung in his new movie Forget Me Not (or just plain Don’t Forget Me), which sounds like a Memento-esque psychological drama about the slow unraveling of a man who suddenly has amnesia, and has to figure out why.... More »

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Kang Dong-won and Song Hye-gyo play young parents
by | December 2, 2013 | 62 Comments
Aw, this movie is so going to tug at the heartstrings. It’s been teased that Song Hye-gyo (That Winter, The Wind Blows) would be starring in the new movie Dugeun Dugeun My Life (dugeun is the sound of a heartbeat, like thump-thump) as a young mother, and along with her casting confirmation comes the news... More »

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High-octane thrills for fugitive Gong Yoo in The Suspect
by | December 1, 2013 | 43 Comments
Sure, it’s a pretty timeworn formula to make your blockbuster action movie about a super spy who’s been left to fend for himself in a strange land, but hell, I’ve seen the Bourne trilogy more times than I can count, so it’s not like I’d say no to slick, pulse-pounding thrills. Plus, Gong Yoo. His... More »

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Lee Min-ki dives into action noir for Emperor
by | November 30, 2013 | 19 Comments
Lee Min-ki, doing noir? YES NOW PLEASE. A film titled For the Emperor has announced its principal lineup: In addition to Lee Min-ki (Temperature of Love, Chilling Romance), the film will star Park Sung-woong (New World, or maybe you’ll recall him better as independence leader Dong-jin in Gaksital) and Lee Tae-im (The Punisher, Special Investigations... More »

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Jung Woo and Lee Kwang-soo as potential Good Friends
by | November 29, 2013 | 38 Comments
They’re calling this the match-up of the It Boys: Jung Woo (currently winning hearts—and breaking them, sniff—in Answer Me 1994) and Running Man/Nice Guy/Goddess of Fire Jung-yi star Lee Kwang-soo are both up for a new movie titled Good Friends. Both sides have confirmed receiving offers and are reportedly in the “considering favorably” stage of... More »

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Rain takes Hollywood movie The Prince as comeback role
by | November 26, 2013 | 83 Comments
Rain is out of the army and heading back to work, skipping Chungmuro to head straight to Hollywood with a movie called The Prince. He’ll get to show off some action moves as he stars alongside Bruce Willis and John Cusack in the Brian A. Miller-directed thriller. The plot unfolds as a former mob enforcer... More »