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Lee Ki-woo up for two movies and army duty
by | October 26, 2009 | 18 Comments
Actor Lee Ki-woo (A Star’s Lover) has two movies coming up for release, but he may not get to see them come out before he’s called to fulfill his military service. He’ll enlist in November to begin his five weeks of training and two years of service. The results of his preliminary physical exam deemed... More »


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Executioners screenplay turned into novel
by | October 24, 2009 | 18 Comments
Korea’s first capital-punishment-themed film Executioners [집행자], which stars Yoon Kye-sang and Jo Jae-hyun as prison guards, has also turned its screenplay (lauded as taut and solidly written) into a novel, which was just released on October 23. The publication precedes the film’s release next month, and to commemorate the occasion, the film’s lead actors appeared... More »


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Into the White Night holds press conference
by | October 21, 2009 | 31 Comments
Sohn Ye-jin, Go Soo With the theatrical release approaching for dark thriller film Into the White Night (aka Baekyahaeng: Walk Into the White Night), the production held a press conference on the morning of October 21 in Seoul. In attendance were the movie’s two lead stars, Sohn Ye-jin (Open City) and Go Soo. For the... More »


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Gu Hye-sun’s film festival trailer
by | October 20, 2009 | 25 Comments
As previously announced, actress Gu Hye-sun took a second stab at directing with a short (1-minute) trailer for the 7th Asiana International Short Film Festival, which was released on October 20. This follows her directorial debut, a short film about euthanasia called The Madonna [aka The Cheerful Caretaker, 유쾌한 도우미]. This AISFF trailer will be... More »


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Kim Bum gets flashy for Bisang
by | October 18, 2009 | 35 Comments
(I’m not sure whether I think Kim Bum‘s cornrows make him look badass or adorably benign in that trying-too-hard sort of way. Actually, I think I do know.) In any case, the young actor has a new film coming out, Bisang [비상, or Flight], which he filmed before his recent drama Dream. Earlier this summer,... More »
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Love Is Blind stills featuring Kang Ji-hwan
by | October 18, 2009 | 38 Comments
First we saw Lee Jia‘s supposed transformation into an ugly duckling, now we see her dapper co-star in the telecinema project Love Is Blind [내눈에 콩깍지], Kang Ji-hwan(mine). It does seem that due to Kang Ji-hwan’s “visual impairment,” the unattractive and unpersonable character played by Lee Jia will be portrayed at least some of the... More »


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Film “Paju” featured in Yoon Sang music video
by | October 13, 2009 | 7 Comments
Everyone’s favorite voice Lee Seon-kyun (Triple) has again teamed up with famous songwriter Yoon Sang for the latter’s latest music video, which takes scenes from the former’s new movie, Paju. The film, which co-stars Seo Woo, happens to be earning good early buzz at the currently running Pusan International Film Festival. The song is Yoon... More »


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Opening red carpet at the 14th Pusan International Film Festival
by | October 8, 2009 | 81 Comments
On October 8, the 14th Pusan International Film Festival, or PIFF, opened in Busan. (Yes, the city takes a different official spelling than the film festival. Blame inconsistent Romanization.) As the largest film festival in Korea, it drew a large list of attendees, as you can see from the long list of red-carpet walkers. It... More »


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Rabbit and Lizard opens with a screening at PIFF
by | October 7, 2009 | 22 Comments
With the Pusan International Film Festival just a day away, stars are preparing to make their appearances, including Sung Yuri and Jang Hyuk, whose new film Rabbit and Lizard [토끼와 리저드] screens there. This PIFF screening precedes the movie’s wide release later this month (which will be on October 22), and will be accompanied by... More »


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Secret brings together a “thriller dream team”
by | October 7, 2009 | 26 Comments
Cha Seung-won (City Hall) and Song Yoon-ah (On Air) have a new thriller coming out titled Secret [시크릿], which has just announced its release date as December 3. The film comes courtesy of the writer-director behind the successful 2007 thriller Seven Days, which starred Lost‘s Kim Yun-jin and A Million‘s Park Hee-soon. The secret of... More »


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Lee Dong-wook’s stuntman turns actor
by | October 6, 2009 | 23 Comments
What do you think? Does this guy look like Lee Dong-wook? This is Jung Seok-won, a 24-year-old new actor who has been cast in Eugene‘s new weekend drama Creating Destiny. He takes on the role of a freelance cameraman and Ki Tae-young‘s friend. At the October 6 press conference for the drama, Jung explained that... More »