Archive for the ‘Chungmuro/Film News’ Category

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Lee Jung-jae and Shin Ha-kyun face off in action thriller
by | November 7, 2013 | 33 Comments
Well I’d call this a good team-up. Though I suppose bitter rivalry to the death is a better way to put it, since Lee Jung-jae (The Face Reader) and Shin Ha-kyun (All About My Romance) aren’t exactly signing on to a buddy cop movie. There have been a few rumblings about the two leading men... More »

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Gong Yoo goes from hunter to hunted in The Suspect
by | November 5, 2013 | 81 Comments
Helloooo there, Gong Yoo and Gong Yoo’s Abs (which surely deserve their own mention, no?). He’s got a new action-thriller movie in the works called The Suspect, which has released a “real action trailer” and promo stills and plans to release by the end of the year. In the film, Gong Yoo plays former elite... More »

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Joo-won and Kim Ah-joong’s new rom-com Catch Me
by | November 4, 2013 | 109 Comments
Sometimes I wonder if Joo-won cloned himself, because he’s in so many things that I often don’t know when he could’ve possibly filmed half of his projects. I had nearly forgotten about this one, a cops-and-robbers romantic comedy movie called Catch Me (previously called Only You), co-starring Kim Ah-joong (My P.S. Partner). The production released... More »

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Jeon Do-yeon’s based-on-a-true-story thriller The Way Home
by | November 3, 2013 | 24 Comments
Jeon Do-yeon (Countdown, The Housemaid) and Go Soo (Empire of Gold) have a new movie set to premiere next month, and the teaser is out for The Way Home, which looks to be a dramatic thriller with strong performances from its leads. Not that Jeon Do-yeon ever phones it in; called the “Cannes Queen” (for... More »

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Trailer and stills for Kim Sun-ah’s action thriller The Five
by | November 2, 2013 | 33 Comments
Okay, this trailer totally creeps me out, but in a good way. I’m happy that Kim Sun-ah’s new revenge thriller The Five looks as dark and chilling as it was described early on, and though I’m not surprised that she threw herself into the role with gusto, there are definitely no traces of the rom-com... More »

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50th Grand Bell Awards
by | November 1, 2013 | 69 Comments
Ack, is it that time of year already? WHERE DID THE YEAR GO. The 50th Grand Bell Awards (aka Daejong Film Awards) were held on November 1, and kicks off the season of red-carpet awards ceremonies. There were a few big films that carried off the lion’s share of prizes, but it was a far... More »

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TOP to romance Shin Se-kyung in Tazza 2
by | November 1, 2013 | 81 Comments
Sooo, I’ve got some good news and some bad news. I’ll let you decide which is which. High-stakes-gambling-centered Tazza has been a manhwa, a movie, and a drama, and now the property is circling back for a second round on the big screen with Tazza 2: Hand of God. As was previously teased, the lead... More »

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Kang Ji-hwan plays lady-killer thief in action rom-com
by | October 31, 2013 | 38 Comments
Kang Ji-hwan has been cast in a new movie, and he’ll be heading back to rom-com-land (wheeee) with Romancing Game, which follows the sweet romance between a thief who knows how to steal ladies’ hearts (along with the actual things he robs) and a female detective who’s a novice in love. The movie will meld... More »

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Park Jin-hee and Lee Joon in noona romance Botox
by | October 30, 2013 | 59 Comments
Huh. Park Jin-hee (Gu-am Heo Jun, Fermentation Family) has been cast in a new move (yay!), and playing her romantic co-star is MBLAQ idol-actor Lee Joon of IRIS 2 (less yay). The movie is titled Botox and it’s an adaptation of a webtoon of the same name, and the film will be the directing debut... More »

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Sexy antics drive romantic comedy Dating Skills
by | October 28, 2013 | 27 Comments
There’s another movie opening on the same day as The Punisher, and this one is titled Dating Skills, taking us away from the dark side of revenge and violence to laughter and romance. (Actually there are three movies opening that day, with Lee Jong-seok and Seo In-gook’s swimming movie No Breathing, which we’ve already covered,... More »

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Joo Sang-wook and Yang Dong-geun face off in The Punisher
by | October 28, 2013 | 33 Comments
Joo Sang-wook has a new movie coming out this week, and he’ll once again take a sharp departure from his most recent role as an ultimately warm-hearted doctor in Good Doctor (well, he was friendly underneath the curt, professional surface) to go darker for the new project, titled The Punisher. I do think Joo’s pattern... More »