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Yeo Jin-gu dealt a blow by Fist Fighting
by | April 10, 2014 | 92 Comments
I feel really bad for Yeo Jin-gu (Potato Star 2013QR3, Hwa-yi) – he’s been let go from the blockbuster production Fist Fighting, and his reps are hopping mad. The movie, a futuristic martial arts thriller which will be written and helmed by director Park Kwang-hyun (Welcome to Dongmakgol), has been mired in issues since we... More »


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Song Hye-gyo in talks to headline Happy House
by | April 8, 2014 | 31 Comments
Two famous female Chungmuro power players, Song Hye-gyo (That Winter, The Wind Blows) and director Lee Kyung-mi (Crush and Blush or Miss Carrot) may team up for the upcoming film Happy House (or House Full of Happiness). Happy House marks the return of director Lee Kyung-mi after a six-year hiatus – she carefully selected the... More »


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Choi Jin-hyuk considering lead in movie Trot
by | April 8, 2014 | 36 Comments
Well, this is one way to revive interest in trot music: Choi Jin-hyuk is being floated as a lead possibility for the movie Trot—which, by the way, bears no relation to the KBS drama being prepped titled Trot Lovers. I guess trot is just hot right now? The role Choi is considering is described merely... More »


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Oh Snap! To the Grave
by | April 7, 2014 | 19 Comments
I hate when movies release only one still at a time (soooo stingy), but as far as single stills go, this one from action-crime thriller To the Grave is pretty compelling. This is the movie starring Lee Seon-kyun as a cop who makes a mistake that results in a death, then tries to cover it... More »


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Lee Min-ki and Yeo Jin-gu partner up in Shoot My Heart
by | April 7, 2014 | 40 Comments
This should make for quite the match-up: Lee Min-ki (Monster, Very Ordinary Couple) and Yeo Jin-gu (Hwa-yi, Potato Star 2013QR3) are teaming up in a new movie titled Shoot My Heart. Based on an award-winning novel of the same name, Shoot My Heart centers around two young men who both end up in a psychiatric... More »


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Yoon Shi-yoon’s golf movie finally hits theaters
by | April 5, 2014 | 33 Comments
It took a while, but Baek Pro (aka One Hundred Percent or Professional Mr. Baek), the golf movie made back in 2011, finally arrived in theaters this week. That’s normally not a good sign that it took so long to see the light of day, but the trailer promises a heartwarming and uplifting story. Let’s... More »


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Song Kang-ho as Joseon king in Lee Jun-ik’s next film
by | April 4, 2014 | 23 Comments
This is a match-up that looks exciting: director Lee Jun-ik (The King and the Clown) is coming back to sageuk for his next film this coming year, and Song Kang-ho (The Attorney) has signed on to star. They’ve each had a stellar 2013 at the box office, with the sensitive family melodrama Wish (also called... More »


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Yoo Yeon-seok out, Kim Woo-bin a maybe for Twenty
by | April 4, 2014 | 12 Comments
I’m a little relieved that Yoo Yeon-seok (Answer Me 1994) is slowing his breakneck pace, but sad that we won’t get to see him together with Kim Woo-bin (Heirs) on the big screen. Yoo Yeon-seok has turned down a leading role in the upcoming movie Twenty, about a trio of men in their twenties and... More »


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Lee Byung-heon lands role in Terminator: Genesis
by | April 1, 2014 | 63 Comments
Mega Holly- and Hallyu- wood star Lee Byung-heon has been cast as a central character in the reboot of the Terminator series, Terminator: Genesis. While the details around the role are unknown, Lee Byung-heon will collaborate with Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is reprising his role as Terminator, in the fifth film of the franchise. Tags: Lee... More »


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Jo Jung-seok out for Hyun Bin’s blood in The King’s Wrath
by | March 31, 2014 | 58 Comments
Woohoo, this should make for a fun face-off. Here’s the full trailer, posters, and stills for spring’s blockbuster sageuk The King’s Wrath, starring Hyun Bin in his army comeback as King Jeongjo of Joseon. The trailer looks pretty damn spiffy, and the action a cut above. I have high hopes for director Lee Jae-kyu (The... More »


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Moon Chae-won, Yoo Yeon-seok courted for That One Day
by | March 28, 2014 | 52 Comments
Moon Chae-won (Good Doctor, Nice Guy) and Yoo Yeon-seok (Answer Me 1994) have received offers to star in the upcoming film That One Day (or The Mood That Day). The movie will be about two strangers, a man and a woman, who meet on the KTX (the high speed train between Seoul and Busan). Using... More »