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Ninja Assassin poster and trailer
by | July 23, 2009 | 83 Comments
It’s been a while since we’ve had info on Ninja Assassin, and now we get a look at the newly released teaser poster (above) and trailer video (below). This is the second promo poster; the first is below the cut, although you’ve probably already seen it floating around. I don’t think the artwork looks like... More »

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Big openings for films Haeundae, Chaw
by | July 23, 2009 | 16 Comments
Disaster movie “Haeundae,” horror-action film “Chaw” Korean movies are doing well this week at the box office, with the just-released tsunami movie Haeundae [해운대] selling more than 166,000 tickets in its first day alone, beating out Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince in the latter’s second week out. (Granted, Harry Potter is most certainly going... More »

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Kwon Sang-woo looking to make Hollywood debut in Green Hornet
by | July 23, 2009 | 85 Comments
WHAT????? OMGOMG. Hallyu heartthrob Kwon Sang-woo is looking to make his Hollywood film debut… in a Michel Gondry film??? I’m trying not to get too excited about this because they’re still negotiating… but this is Really Big Stuff. I don’t mean that it’s big that Kwon Sang-woo is trying to make his Hollywood debut, like... More »

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Singles director back with Loveholic
by | July 22, 2009 | 7 Comments
Kim Heung-soo, Jung Chan The director of movies Singles and I Like It Hot, Kwon Chil-in, is back for another movie titled Loveholic [러브홀릭]. (Speaking of which, can we have a moratorium on things called “Loveholic” now?) The movie focuses on a “normal married couple” and features four main leads (two men and two women)... More »

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Reworking Chun-hyang’s folktale in Tale of Bang-ja
by | July 20, 2009 | 7 Comments
Ryu Seung-beom, Kim Joo-hyuk Hm, interesting. They’re making another version of the famous folktale Story of Chun-hyang, called Story of Bang-ja [방자전]. The folktale tells of two young lovers in Joseon times, gisaeng’s daughter Chun-hyang and nobleman’s son Mong-ryong, and the trials and tribulations they overcome on their way to Happily Ever After. It’s already... More »

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From the office of President Jang Dong-gun
by | July 20, 2009 | 69 Comments
Ooh, now THAT’s what I’m talkin’ about! Jang Dong-gun plays a president in the upcoming film Good Morning, President [굿모닝 프레지던트], as we can see in these (many!) behind-the-scenes shots taken at the film set. The production opened the Kyunggi province shooting location to a press conference on July 20 and gave the media a... More »

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Opening day for Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival
by | July 16, 2009 | 29 Comments
Jang Nara arrives with father and brother For the next ten days, the city of Bucheon, not far from Seoul in Kyunggi (Gyeonggi) province, is hosting the 13th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, or PiFan. (Like Pusan International Film Festival, the film festival has kept the old spelling and acronym although the city names are... More »

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Ha Ji-won’s big-budget summer blockbuster
by | July 16, 2009 | 13 Comments
Ha Ji-won‘s about to come back into the media spotlight with two movies slated for this year: tsunami movie Haeundae and the quieter melodrama My Love By My Side. I’m sure we’ll hear more about My Love By My Side (the Kim Myung-min film featuring him as a Lou Gehrig’s disease sufferer) when that film... More »

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Go Jun-hee takes the lead in a romance melodrama
by | July 16, 2009 | 2 Comments
Go Jun-hee (who switched to her stage name after first acting under her real name, Kim Eun-joo), is taking on a leading role in the film Hold Me Tight and Cry (that’s a loose translation for 꼭 껴안고 눈물 핑). She acts alongside Lee Kyun (Hello Franceska), who is back onscreen (yay!) after completing his... More »

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Seo Hyo-rim makes her film debut
by | July 14, 2009 | 4 Comments
Bubbly actress and recent CF favorite Seo Hyo-rim (Job Well Done) is taking on her screen debut in Desire to Kill [죽이고 싶은], a psychological thriller. She’s been steadily rising in profile since her debut, taking parts in dramas When Spring Comes, Insoon Is Pretty, and The World They Live In, and while she’s still... More »

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Jung Woo-sung in Rainy Season
by | July 14, 2009 | 26 Comments
Jung Woo-sung, like his The Good, The Bad, The Weird co-star Lee Byung-heon, also has a new movie in the works, a romance called Rainy Season [호우시절]. Rainy Season is directed by Heo Jin-ho of Happiness (who also directs one of the segments of Ogamdo). The film shot entirely in China and co-stars Chinese actress... More »