Chungmuro/Film News
Itaewon Murder Case features “psychopathic” Jang Geun-seok
by | July 31, 2009 | 24 Comments
Check out the teaser poster for Jang Geun-seok‘s newest movie, the murder mystery based on a true story, Itaewon Murder Case [이태원 살인사건]. In the movie, Jang plays one of two Korean-American teenagers who are the main suspects in a killing occurring in an Itaewon fast-food restaurant. Both young men... More »


Drama Casting & News
Moon Chae-won begins filming My Fair Lady
by | July 31, 2009 | 22 Comments
Since we’ve gotten our first look at the main players of KBS’s My Fair Lady [아가씨를 부탁해, or 아부해], now we get to see how Moon Chae-won is taking on her character. Moon’s role as aspiring shoe designer “Eui-joo” is described as “cute and bubbly,” and she plays a young... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #94
by | July 31, 2009 | 245 Comments
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Drama Recaps
Dream: Episode 2
by | July 30, 2009 | 37 Comments
Argh, Dream did it again. After Episode 1 had aired, I was on the fence about continuing the drama, but pretty close to jumping off that fence. Most of Episode 2 did little to convince me otherwise, and I was content to let this drama go on without me. But... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Murder mystery pauses for a kiss scene
by | July 30, 2009 | 17 Comments
The Yoo Seung-ho movie 4교시 추리영역 (Fourth Period Murder Mystery) has weathered director changes and an actor dropout (Kim So-eun), and is set to open in theaters in two weeks. In this recently released still, Yoo shares a screen kiss with his co-star Kang So-ra, who was brought in to... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Preview shows off a stylish Yoga School
by | July 30, 2009 | 26 Comments
Based on previous looks at the upcoming horror movie Yoga School [요가학원] , I thought this movie might turn out slightly cheesy and very B-list. But after seeing the preview trailer (watch below), I’m pleasantly surprised to find it looking a lot sleeker, cooler, and more mysterious than I’d expected.... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Hollywood remaking another Park Chan-wook film
by | July 30, 2009 | 14 Comments
With Hollywood remakes planned for Park Chan-wook‘s Cannes prizewinner Oldboy (2003) and the follow-up film Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005), I suppose it should be no surprise that the precursor to those two, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, is also getting the remake treatment. Film producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura came to... More »


Theater/Musicals
Kim Joon’s name sells musical tickets
by | July 30, 2009 | 16 Comments
T-Max rapper and Boys Before Flowers actor Kim Joon isn’t the lead role in his musical debut, but no matter: his name still drew flocks of fans to the Coex Artium on his first night onstage. The musical Youth March [aka March of Youth, 젊음의 행진] began running on July... More »


Drama Recaps
Triple: Episode 11
by | July 29, 2009 | 38 Comments
Triple is ending this week, and while I’ve enjoyed watching it, I’m finding that I’m in no rush to finish it. I think it’s because it feels like this series has been treading water for a while now. Yes, I understand that it’s a less-plot-driven, more slice-of-life sort of drama,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Heading to the Ground holds first script reading
by | July 29, 2009 | 30 Comments
With casting complete, production is proceeding for MBC’s soccer drama Heading to the Ground [맨땅에 헤딩], which recently held its first script reading in Ilsan, Kyunggi province. Among the actors present were the drama’s lead star U-Know Yunho of idol band Dong Bang Shin Ki, who had just arrived from... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Ninja Assassin director plays homage to B-list ninja movies
by | July 29, 2009 | 8 Comments
Via Wired, here’s a short clip of Ninja Assassin director James McTeigue talking about the old movies that inspired his take on Ninja Assassin. No mention of star ninja Rain, but it does sort of confirm that the over-the-top, vaguely cheesy vibe of the preview video was an intentional style... More »