Posts Tagged ‘Kim Myung-min’

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Myung-min considers a stint in prison for next movie
by | December 8, 2014 | 22 Comments
No, I don’t mean he’s actually going to prison, although when we’re talking about Kim Myung-min (aka Korea’s Method actor extraordinaire), you never know what lengths he’ll go to in the name of character analysis. It’s still in early stages, but the ever-busy Kim (A New Leaf, King of Dramas) is lining up his projects... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Disaster film Pandora adds Kim Nam-gil, possibly Go Ara
by | December 4, 2014 | 29 Comments
Disaster film Pandora, which began casting a few months ago with Kim Myung-min in a leading role, is finalizing the rest of its cast with the latest news naming Kim Nam-gil (The Pirates) as a confirmed addition and Go Ara (You’re All Surrounded) as a possibility. Pandora comes from director Park Jung-woo of Deranged, another... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Closer to Heaven (2009)
by | October 17, 2014 | 18 Comments
Director Park Jin-pyo is best known for unconventional melodramas like Too Young to Die and You Are My Sunshine, but when I heard about the basic premise of Closer to Heaven (내 사랑 내 곁에), I thought perhaps director Park had finally decided to make a conventional terminal-illness melodrama. And in terms of its story,... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Myung-min cast as president in disaster film
by | September 9, 2014 | 26 Comments
Normally I find presidents to be the least interesting characters in disaster movies — the scientists usually do the heavy lifting, while politicians panic and then give speeches — but it’s a totally different story if you cast Kim Myung-min (A New Leaf, King of Dramas) in the role. I can see him being a... 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 »


Drama Recaps
A New Leaf: Episode 16 (Final)
by | June 30, 2014 | 37 Comments
We’ve reached the end of Seok-ju’s journey, even if that end came earlier than we might have hoped. Seok-ju continues to fight the good fight even after losing the big case, maturing along the way and strengthening his ties to friends and family. Seok-ju’s memory may yet return, but whether that happens or not, he’s... More »


Drama Recaps
A New Leaf: Episode 15
by | June 27, 2014 | 22 Comments
Seok-ju’s team has assembled to fight the notorious Cha Yeong Woo Firm, but the funny thing is, he never asked for help, and none of them actually belong there: an angry and misplaced prosecutor, a loyal friend betraying his own firm, and a principled yet unrealistic intern. Somehow, they’ve all found their way to his... More »


Drama Recaps
A New Leaf: Episode 14
by | June 22, 2014 | 32 Comments
The savage war begins, with Seok-ju and Ji-won matching wits and pulling strings inside and outside of the courtroom. At times it seems like Seok-ju and his lovable team of sidekicks will never be able to win with the odds stacked against them, but they fight on regardless. The sweetness of this episode comes from... More »


Drama Recaps
A New Leaf: Episode 13
by | June 20, 2014 | 29 Comments
Everything speeds up as we introduce the final battle between our two powerhouses. As more and more people join the battle, we begin to realize that this is a much bigger case with enormous stakes. Seok-ju takes a hand in his father’s cases, as the world just can’t seem to give him a break: an... More »


Drama Recaps
A New Leaf: Episode 12
by | June 15, 2014 | 39 Comments
You can try to get out… but they just keep pulling you back in! That’s the problem that confronts Seok-ju this episode, as he gets his fiancée out on bail and finally walks away from CEO Cha’s poisonous clutches, only to realize that living comfortably isn’t easy once you’ve opened your eyes to the injustice... More »


Drama Recaps
A New Leaf: Episode 11
by | June 13, 2014 | 54 Comments
If there’s one thing Seok-ju knows better than anyone, it’s that we create our own demons. Knowing that, Seok-ju goes through one hell of a fight trying to destroy and fix the inhumane consequences planned by his alter ego. Once again, he experiences the overwhelming disappointment and regret of discovering who he really used to... More »