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Nam Sang-mi’s supernatural horror thriller
by | July 12, 2009 | 16 Comments
Nam Sang-mi‘s newest is a mystery horror film, which is literally translated to Faithless Hell [불신지옥, Bulshin Jiok] (which may not be the eventual English title it takes on). It has now fixed upon a release date in the prime summer horror season: August 13. The film had initially been named Scream [비명], but I... More »

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Preview screening for horror movie Chaw
by | July 8, 2009 | 12 Comments
Just watch, I’ll bet that after all the razzing I’ve done about Chaw [차우], it’ll put me to shame and turn out to be a hit. It’s just that I can’t get past the dubious-sounding premise of a wild, people-killing boar going on the rampage near a small village that results in a hunt through... More »

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Song Yoon-ah takes on Wedding Dress
by | July 3, 2009 | 6 Comments
It hasn’t been long since actress Song Yoon-ah (On Air) wore her own wedding dress at her May wedding to actor Sol Kyung-gu, and now she takes on another Wedding Dress [웨딩드레스], which will be her first project as a married woman. Wedding Dress is described as a weepie film centering around a single mom... More »

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Ogamdo unveils more racy posters
by | June 30, 2009 | 24 Comments
Given that the star-studded omnibus movie Ogamdo [오감도] is touted as a story of “love beyond eros” told five different ways (there are five directors helming five different vignettes), it’s no surprise that its promotional material continues to be provocative. (For instance, the first poster got people talking with the nude woman it featured.) In... More »

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Kim So-eun quits murder mystery movie
by | June 30, 2009 | 20 Comments
I was interested in seeing Kim So-eun (Boys Before Flowers) acting alongside Yoo Seung-ho (Legend) in their school-set murder thriller movie Fourth Period Murder Mystery [4교시 추리영역], but it’s been announced that Kim So-eun has dropped out mid-project. The reason cited is that her schedule is too packed with filming for her currently airing drama,... More »

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A movie marriage for Yoo Ji-tae and Yoon Jin-seo
by | June 25, 2009 | 21 Comments
No, not another star romance — these are wedding stills from the upcoming movie Bimilae [비밀애, or Secret Love], starring Yoo Ji-tae (A Star’s Lover) and Yoon Jin-seo (Return of Iljimae, Beastie Boys). The two actors are reuniting after first working together six years ago in the Park Chan-wook film Oldboy. Tags: Yoo Ji-tae, Yoon... More »

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Seo Woo takes on a Lolita role in Paju
by | June 23, 2009 | 34 Comments
Lee Seon-kyun, Seo Woo I guess the sexy schoolgirl is never going out of style, but the plot of the upcoming melodrama/romance film Paju [파주] seems like it may have an interesting take. Seo Woo (who won some awards for best new actress at the end of last year for her role in Crush and... More »

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Kim Jo Gwang-soo’s second queer film Friends
by | June 20, 2009 | 67 Comments
Lee Je-hoon, Seo Ji-hoo Director Kim Jo Gwang-soo added an entry to the small-but-growing category of Korean queer cinema with his short film Boy Meets Boy, starring rising pretty-boy actor Kim Hye-sung. He is following that with his second film, Friends? [친구사이?], which isn’t quite feature-length but clocks in as a mid-length film at 50... More »

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Lee Hana and Ahn Sung-ki pair up in Fair Love
by | June 20, 2009 | 7 Comments
Lee Hana (Le Grand Chef) is currently appearing in the new MBC drama Triple, but also has an upcoming film project as well, in which she stars opposite top veteran actor Ahn Sung-ki (The Divine Weapon). The movie is Fair Love [페어러브] and recently completed filming. In the movie, Ahn plays a lonely single man,... More »

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Kim Jung-eun prepares for a Kimchi Battle
by | June 19, 2009 | 17 Comments
It was announced a while back that the 2007 hit film Le Grand Chef (which spawned the successful drama series Gourmet) would be coming out with a sequel, which has been cast with a new set of actors. The original film starred Kim Kang-woo, Im Won-hee, and Lee Hana; the sequel, Le Grand Chef 2:... More »

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A Million has its press conference
by | June 16, 2009 | 37 Comments
The movie Billion [10억] seems to have adopted the English-language title A Million, which is odd since the title literally means “a billion.” I can only surmise that this is a rough conversion of money, since 1 billion won is a little less than 1 million dollars, which is the prize money in the plot... More »