Posts Tagged ‘Hwang Jung-min’

Chungmuro/Film News
Hwang Jung-min wrings tears as everyman in Gukje Market
by | December 11, 2014 | 31 Comments
Warning: This movie is rated T for Tissue. I’ll be the first to admit that this movie about my father’s generation sounded boring on paper, but I kept seeing headlines about how it was so highly anticipated and how it’s going to make everyone cry, so I finally stopped to read about it and watch... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: December 6, 2014
by | December 6, 2014 | 35 Comments
Kim Soo-hyun Sniff, it will be a while longer before everyone’s favorite alien professor returns to the small screen; Kim Soo-hyun has turned down the lead in Dr. Frankenstein, in which he would’ve played the brilliant hero with exceptional medical abilities but a split personality. Given that there’s already a handful of dramas dealing with... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Hwang Jung-min and Kang Dong-won team up in revenge thriller
by | November 18, 2014 | 32 Comments
Well you know I’m always a happy camper when there’s no end in sight to Kang Dong-won’s steady stream of projects. He’s had a pretty strong showing on the big screen this past year with the melodrama Dugeun Dugeun My Heart and the historical action film Kundo: Age of the Rampant, and now he’s in... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
2014 Buil Film Awards
by | October 3, 2014 | 18 Comments
I know, another red carpet event, which brings us to three in three days. This one, the Buil Film Awards, is actually in conjunction with the Busan International Film Festival, which we posted about yesterday and which’ll be running for the next week and a half. The Buil Film Awards was a much smaller event... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Himalaya revived, now starring Hwang Jung-min, Jung Woo
by | September 2, 2014 | 20 Comments
This is an interesting re-casting, given that I had just assumed the movie Himalaya was dead once its two leads, Kim Myung-min and Lee Min-ki, dropped the project last year when its production was delayed. But now the project is back on track, having cast Hwang Jung-min (A New World, Veteran) and Jung Woo (Answer... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Waikiki Brothers (2001)
by | June 29, 2014 | 5 Comments
Im Soon-rye (surname sometimes romanized Lim or Yim) is quite possibly the most prominent female director in Korean cinema. Since her critically acclaimed first film, Three Friends in 1996, she’s directed six full-length feature films, including one commercially successful mainstream film with Forever the Moment in 2008, as well as contributing to several omnibus project... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Heartwarming awkward love (and tears) in When a Man Loves
by | January 14, 2014 | 23 Comments
Hwang Jung-min’s next project is just a week away from premiere, the movie When a Man Loves (no relation to the Song Seung-heon drama of the same name), and it looks like it’ll be serving up equal doses of comedy, romantic cuteness, and harder melo edge, all of which Hwang is amazing at portraying. The... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
2013 Blue Dragon Film Awards
by | November 22, 2013 | 107 Comments
Fall marks the start of awards season, and today we have the 34th Blue Dragon Film Awards, one of the major film industry ceremonies, along with the Grand Bell (Daejong) Awards earlier this month and the Baeksang Awards in the spring. You’ll recognize many familiar faces, not just from the other festivals and ceremonies this... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
A lawbreaking bad guy role for Yoo Ah-in?
by | November 14, 2013 | 31 Comments
Yoo Ah-in (Jang Ok-jung, Live By Love) has a potential new movie in the works, and is in the “considering favorably” stage of the casting stage. The movie is titled Veteran and unfolds as an ex-detective pursues a lawbreaking young chaebol, which means Yoo Ah-in would be wading into bad-guy waters. As far as I’m... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
50th Grand Bell Awards
by | November 1, 2013 | 70 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 »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Black House
by | October 19, 2013 | 20 Comments
Horror films are a staple of summer in Korea and the Korean film industry. Typically shot with a more limited budget, they might never take in much money, but the profit margins for successful ones tend to be high, and I can only guess that they show up in Korean summers because the Korean youth... More »