Posts Tagged ‘Jo Jin-woong’

Chungmuro/Film News
Roaring Currents continues to smash records
by | August 19, 2014 | 68 Comments
Roaring Currents is on its way to breaking every Korean box office record possible. Greatest opening? Check — 680K people went to see it on opening day. Highest mid-week attendance? Yes, the movie handily broke earlier records, with 980K folks seeing it on a weekday. Greatest number of tickets sold in a single day? Yep,... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Solid ensemble gathered for heartwarming family movie Jang-soo Company
by | August 19, 2014 | 10 Comments
Han Ji-min, Jo Jin-woong, Chanyeol Hitmaking film director Kang Je-kyu (Shiri, Taegukgi) has lined up a pretty robust cast for his next movie, which is titled (for now) Jang-soo Company, which sounds like a heartwarming multigenerational relationship drama that revolves around the redevelopment of a small neighborhood store, Jang-soo Mart, into the titular Jang-soo Company.... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
A Hard Day racks up ticket sales, Lee Seon-kyun reflects on its success
by | June 22, 2014 | 38 Comments
A Hard Day (previous working title: To the Grave), the action thriller starring Lee Seon-kyun, has held its own against an onslaught of Hollywood blockbusters, selling over two million tickets in the first three weeks of its release. We’ve highlighted the movie before, but in a brief review: Lee Seon-kyun is the investigator Go Geon-soo,... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Choi Min-shik dons Admiral Lee Soon-shin’s armor in Roaring Currents
by | June 21, 2014 | 21 Comments
Blockbuster film Roaring Currents (literal translation: Battle of Myeongryang, Whirlwind Sea) looks ahmaaazing, and I will be so bummed if it doesn’t live up to its hype. In it, veteran Hallyu star Choi Min-shik (who needs no introduction, but from New World, Oldboy, Shiri and No. 3, to name a few) has tackled the iconic... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
A Hard Day selected for Directors’ Fortnight
by | April 25, 2014 | 18 Comments
Action-packed thriller A Hard Day (or To The End, previous working title: To The Grave) has been selected to screen at Directors’ Fortnight, a parallel program to the Cannes Film Festival. The explosive movie stars Lee Seon-kyun (Miss Korea) as a cop who commits a fatal hit-and-run, then tries to conceal his error. Jo Jin-woong... More »


Drama Recaps
Full Sun: Episode 16 (Final)
by | April 13, 2014 | 32 Comments
What a ride Full Sun has been over the past eight weeks, and now that we’re at the finish, I would say that I don’t regret the choice for a moment. Sure there was pain (and I mean lots of pain) and the show sought to wring tears out of me to the bitter end,... More »


Drama Recaps
Full Sun: Episode 15
by | April 12, 2014 | 22 Comments
I’m back for Full Sun’s finale week (albeit late), and this show doesn’t let up in the slightest even after everyone knows the truth. In fact, that should give us more reason to be on our toes and maybe even a little scared, especially when our hero is armed and at large. And while he’s... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
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 »


Drama Recaps
Full Sun: Episode 14
by | April 2, 2014 | 41 Comments
Just when you thought that things might get easier for our couple because the truth is quickly unraveling at Daddy Han’s feet, then let me tell you that they don’t. Instead, our hero makes a questionable choice that leads to a growing list of concerns, but then you’d be surprised at how one smart plan... More »


Drama Recaps
Full Sun: Episode 13
by | April 1, 2014 | 20 Comments
You know what they say: when one bromance closes its door, another bromance blossoms anew. Okay, that might not be what they say but it’s nice to know that Se-ro’s got people on his side when the hunt for one USB drive is what it takes to bring one corrupt chairman down. While getting involved... More »


Drama Recaps
Full Sun: Episode 12
by | March 26, 2014 | 38 Comments
It only takes one person to start the domino effect and threaten to blow the whistle on Se-ro’s many secrets to just about anyone who will listen. And just when our hero thought that the jig was up, the stakes are even raised higher and he discovers that returning to a life of normalcy will... More »