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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 »

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Yoon Kye-sang at Executioners press conference
by | October 6, 2009 | 13 Comments
October 6 saw the production press conference for Executioners [집행자], the new film starring Yoon Kye-sang and Jo Jae-hyun as prison guards on death row. In the film, Yoon Kye-sang plays the role of a new guard who decides to take the job to earn some extra money, but is confronted with the unexpected emotional... More »

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Gu Hye-sun directs a short for Asiana Film Fest
by | October 5, 2009 | 38 Comments
On October 6, actress-director Gu Hye-sun spoke at a press interview for the upcoming 7th Asiana International Short Film Festival about another of her film efforts. She was wearing her director’s hat at the event, although not for her recent short film, The Madonna (aka The Cheerful Caretaker). She filmed a 30-second short trailer that... More »

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Won Bin is an ajusshi for his next film role
by | October 5, 2009 | 39 Comments
More Won Bin = always gooood. With his successful comeback film (the thriller Mother) still fresh in our minds, the actor has announced his next project: a movie called Ajusshi [아.저.씨], which is the term adult men start being called as they hit their thirties and beyond (although the typical connotation of an ajusshi tends... More »

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Jung Woo-sung sets his sights on directing
by | October 5, 2009 | 22 Comments
Add Jung Woo-sung (The Good, The Bad, The Weird) to the list of actors who are seeking to branch out into directing (Yoo Ji-tae and Gu Hye-sun are two who have already put out directorial work). He explained in a recent interview that he had been intending to make his directorial debut for years, but... More »

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Take Off surpasses Friend on all-time box office list
by | October 4, 2009 | 10 Comments
Ha Jung-woo‘s big ski-jump movie Take Off [국가대표, or National Athlete] has had another great run over the Chuseok holiday weekend, and its overall ticket sales have now landed it as No. 8 on the all-time box office list in Korea. With more than 8.28 million viewers, the sports-comedy movie has pushed 2001’s Jang Dong-gun... More »

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Lee Beom-soo’s action comedy Where Is Jung Seung-pil?
by | October 3, 2009 | 6 Comments
Lee Beom-soo (On Air) sure is busy this year; he has yet another movie coming out soon, in which he stars with Kim Min-sun (Portrait of a Beauty) as an engaged couple. The action comedy is called Where Is Jung Seung-pil? [정승필 실종사건] and features Lee as a kidnapped man; these photos of the be-wigged... More »

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Bad men abound in Penthouse Elephant
by | September 28, 2009 | 36 Comments
Penthouse Elephant [펜트하우스 코끼리] is a new movie that is pushing the provocative/sexy angle and which is described on these freshly released posters as exploring “The secret private lives of bad men.” Those three leading men are played by Jang Hyuk (Tazza), Jo Dong-hyuk (Likable or Not), and Lee Sang-woo (First Wives Club), each of... More »

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Kang Dong-won’s Sworn Brothers wraps filming
by | September 28, 2009 | 23 Comments
As a 1981-er, Kang Dong-won (Maundy Thursday) will have to enlist in his mandatory military service by the end of this year, which means that his most recent film, Sworn Brothers [의형제], will be his last. (He has another film still to come out, the fantasy-action movie Jeon Woo Chi, but that has already completed... More »

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November release for Into the White Night
by | September 27, 2009 | 44 Comments
This is the poster for Sohn Ye-jin and Go Soo‘s latest film, a dark thriller called Baekyahaeng: Walk Into the White Night [백야행 — 하얀 어둠 속을 걷다] or simply Into the White Night, which now has a theatrical release date set for November. It has also released a teaser video (watch below). With this... More »

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Executioners set for fall release
by | September 24, 2009 | 23 Comments
For those of us who were disappointed to see Yoon Kye-sang rather wasted in the drama Triple, thankfully he is coming out with a new movie, and it looks more promising. Executioners [집행자] is a dramatic film that takes the look at two men who work on death row at a prison. The film takes... More »