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Kang Dong-won and Song Kang-ho are sworn brothers
by | June 8, 2009 | 15 Comments
Kang Dong-won, Song Kang-ho Song Kang-ho and Kang Dong-won playing friends? (Or frenemies?) Ooh, I like this pairing. In the upcoming action movie Sworn Brothers [의형제], Song Kang-ho, an ex-agent of the National Intelligence Service who acts before he thinks, is paired with Kang Dong-won, who plays a cool-headed spy kicked out from the north.... More »


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Jang Geun-seok cast as murder suspect
by | June 4, 2009 | 33 Comments
Actors Jung Jin-young and Jang Geun-seok worked together in the 2007 Lee Jun-ik film Happy Life, and are re-teaming for a new film, Itaewon Murder Case [이태원 살인사건]. The story unfolds after a university student is found dead from a violent stabbing in the restroom of a fast-food restaurant in Itaewon, a shopping district in... More »


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Scenes from youth action film Bisang
by | June 3, 2009 | 33 Comments
Kim Bum and Kim Byul‘s new “youth action film” Bisang [비상] is busily filming and has been releasing stills (such as these previously posted photos of the two actors’ kiss scene). Kim Bum plays “Shi-bum,” an aspiring movie actor whose first love is “Soo-kyung,” played by Kim Byul. The latest action stills (see below), shot... More »


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Horror comes to Yoga School
by | June 1, 2009 | 28 Comments
Eugene Like I said, summer is the time for horror. First we had the high school-set Suicide Pact; then Lee Seo-jin‘s high school-set drama Soul. Now it’s (the very unhorror-ly titled) Yoga School [요가학원] — although you wouldn’t know it from these photos from the film’s open set day, would you? The story centers around... More »


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Thirst gets a U.S. release
by | June 1, 2009 | 23 Comments
This is pretty cool: Park Chan-wook‘s recent Cannes jury prize winner, Thirst, will have a U.S. theatrical release. Film distributor Focus Features (a division of Universal Pictures) has picked up the vampire thriller; it will open in theaters in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and other large cities on July 31. The film has... More »


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High school horror series continues with Suicide Pact
by | May 31, 2009 | 36 Comments
Check out the latest poster releases for the upcoming horror film Suicide Pact, which is the latest installment of the 여고괴담 “Horror School” (or Memento Mori) series. The franchise has produced four films in the past decade, and with summer approaching, the fifth is set to premiere in a few weeks. The photos alone are... More »


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Ha Jung-woo romances Su Ae
by | May 30, 2009 | 10 Comments
Ha Jung-woo (The Chaser) and Su Ae (Sunny aka You’re Far Away) are pairing up in an upcoming film with director Lee Yoon-ki, who recently directed Ha (with Jeon Do-yeon) in My Dear Enemy. Their collaboration will begin filming in June and is currently operating under the working title 이별후애, or “Love After Goodbye.” In... More »


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Mother opens big with a box-office record
by | May 28, 2009 | 14 Comments
Thriller film Mother has claimed the top spot for Korean movie openings this year, drawing in more than 220,000 attendees in its first day (May 28). This breaks the April 30 opening of Park Chan-wook’s vampire-horror film Thirst, which recently won a jury prize at Cannes, which drew in 178,000 people on opening day. It... More »


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Horror flick Chaw sells to 15 countries
by | May 28, 2009 | 13 Comments
The horror movie Chaw [차우] always struck me as a B-list premise — killer pig runs wild! chaos and carnage ensue! — but the thing that kept me from writing it off was Uhm Tae-woong (Devil) and Jung Yumi (Que Sera Sera). Both are great actors who pick their projects carefully, and neither seems the... More »


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Kim Bum and Kim Byul’s movie kiss
by | May 25, 2009 | 135 Comments
As seen in these newly released stills, the action drama film Bisang [or Flight, or 비상] features a kiss between its two actors, almost-20-year-old hot commodity Kim Bum and 22-year-old Kim Byul. The film is described as exploring the themes of young angst, love, pain, and maturation. Kim Bum (Boys Before Flowers, I Like It... More »


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Thirst wins jury prize at Cannes
by | May 24, 2009 | 15 Comments
Director Park Chan-wook had won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival in 2004 for Oldboy (the second-place award, below the Palme d’Or); this weekend, he won another award for his vampire horror movie Thirst as the festival closed on Sunday. The film starring Song Kang-ho (The Good, the Bad, the Weird) and Kim... More »