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Press conference for Itaewon Murder Case
by | August 11, 2009 | 37 Comments
Jang Geun-seok‘s new movie Itaewon Murder Case [이태원 살인사건] is scheduled to release next month, and the actors came out on August 11 for the film’s press conference. In this thriller, which is based on a real-life 1997 murder, Jang plays a Korean-American murder suspect (named “Pierson”) in an Itaewon stabbing, while Jung Jin-young is... More »

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Trailer for Su Ae’s historical action film
by | August 10, 2009 | 30 Comments
Su Ae and Jo Seung-woo‘s new epic historical romance has a new trailer and posters out; the film, whose Korean title translates to Like Fireworks, Like a Butterfly [불꽃처럼 나비처럼], also goes by the English title Sword With No Name. Based on the trailer, it looks like the movie will be as much action as... More »

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Su Ae and Jo Seung-woo are lovers in “Like Fireworks”
by | August 5, 2009 | 18 Comments
The movie Like Fireworks, Like a Butterfly [불꽃처럼 나비처럼] has settled on a premiere date, even though one of its stars, Jo Seung-woo, will still be serving his military service when it releases for the upcoming Chuseok fall harvest holiday. The film is set in the late Joseon era and follows the political affairs of... More »

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Fourth Period Murder Mystery unveils official posters
by | August 3, 2009 | 16 Comments
Real-time mystery-thriller Fourth Period Murder Mystery [4교시 추리영역] will be releasing in theaters soon, and here are its official posters, featuring teenage heartthrob Yoo Seung-ho (Legend, Queen Seon-deok) and new actress Kang So-ra. Yoo Seung-ho’s only 15 years old (he turns 16 in two weeks), but already he’s built up his filmography and commands screen... More »

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Itaewon Murder Case features “psychopathic” Jang Geun-seok
by | July 31, 2009 | 24 Comments
Check out the teaser poster for Jang Geun-seok‘s newest movie, the murder mystery based on a true story, Itaewon Murder Case [이태원 살인사건]. In the movie, Jang plays one of two Korean-American teenagers who are the main suspects in a killing occurring in an Itaewon fast-food restaurant. Both young men point the finger at the... More »

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Murder mystery pauses for a kiss scene
by | July 30, 2009 | 17 Comments
The Yoo Seung-ho movie 4교시 추리영역 (Fourth Period Murder Mystery) has weathered director changes and an actor dropout (Kim So-eun), and is set to open in theaters in two weeks. In this recently released still, Yoo shares a screen kiss with his co-star Kang So-ra, who was brought in to replace Kim So-eun. In the... More »

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Preview shows off a stylish Yoga School
by | July 30, 2009 | 26 Comments
Based on previous looks at the upcoming horror movie Yoga School [요가학원] , I thought this movie might turn out slightly cheesy and very B-list. But after seeing the preview trailer (watch below), I’m pleasantly surprised to find it looking a lot sleeker, cooler, and more mysterious than I’d expected. Rather than going for outright... More »

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Hollywood remaking another Park Chan-wook film
by | July 30, 2009 | 14 Comments
With Hollywood remakes planned for Park Chan-wook‘s Cannes prizewinner Oldboy (2003) and the follow-up film Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005), I suppose it should be no surprise that the precursor to those two, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, is also getting the remake treatment. Film producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura came to Seoul to promote the release... More »

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Ninja Assassin director plays homage to B-list ninja movies
by | July 29, 2009 | 8 Comments
Via Wired, here’s a short clip of Ninja Assassin director James McTeigue talking about the old movies that inspired his take on Ninja Assassin. No mention of star ninja Rain, but it does sort of confirm that the over-the-top, vaguely cheesy vibe of the preview video was an intentional style choice: RELATED POSTS Ninja Assassin... More »

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Bae Soo-bin is Aeja’s hapless boyfriend
by | July 28, 2009 | 29 Comments
Bae Soo-bin just wrapped his previous role as the much-loved Jun-sae character in Brilliant Legacy, but he takes a completely different turn with his latest role as Choi Kang-hee‘s man in the movie Aeja [애자], where Choi plays the title character. While his Brilliant Legacy image was gentle and supportive, the “Chul-min” character he plays... More »

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Song Chang-eui and Seo Ji-hye are husband and wife
by | July 28, 2009 | 14 Comments
This is a pairing I could get behind: Seo Ji-hye (I Love You) is teaming up with Song Chang-eui (Scale of Providence) as spouses in a new movie with the (working) title Tree that Sleeps Standing [서서 자는 나무]. Apparently the title speaks to the theme of a person’s desire to stay next to and... More »