Posts Tagged ‘Jo Jin-woong’

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 | 19 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 »


Drama Recaps
Full Sun: Episode 11
by | March 25, 2014 | 21 Comments
It’s sad how easily a tiny seed of revenge can lay ruin to all kinds of relationships, including new and old. This one last job is turning into a dangerous game as more people learn of the truth surrounding Se-ro’s identity. There’s more at stake than just a pile of money, though for some that’s... More »


Drama Recaps
Full Sun: Episode 10
by | March 19, 2014 | 27 Comments
Secrets can never remain hidden forever–a harsh yet inevitable reality our hero must face when his own is made known to the one person he hoped to protect it from. But then again, you can’t really keep your day job as a con man hidden from the woman you love, especially when that’s just the... More »