‘Hwang Jung-min’

Chungmuro/Film News
2015 Busan International Film Festival’s opening red carpet
by | October 1, 2015 | 79 Comments
Is it red carpet season already? The various year-end awards ceremonies for films and dramas will start rolling in this month and go through the end of the year, but the red carpet festivities kick off with the Busan International Film Festival, now in its 20th year. The festival runs from October 1 through October... More »

Drama Casting & News
News bites: September 13, 2015
by | September 13, 2015 | 53 Comments
Gong Hyo-jin She’s been christened Loyal Woman of Chungmuro, and Gong Hyo-jin (The Producers) is upholding her reputation as she teams up again with director Lee Geun-woo in his upcoming film, Project Spirit (spirit as in vigor and rah-rah, not ghost). She was in his 2012 movie 577 Project, and she accepted the offer to guest appear without a... More »

Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Ode to My Father (2014)
by | January 16, 2015 | 25 Comments
Ode to My Father (or Gukje Market, 국제시장) really lives up to its English title, being a kind of summary of chunks of Korean history from the Korean War into the 1980s, representing some of the biggest events in the lives of many Korean seniors. The film has been very well-received by Korean audiences, with... More »

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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 | 36 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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »