‘Kim Nam-gil’

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Kim Nam-gil up for thriller opposite Seolhyun, Sol Kyung-gu
by | August 5, 2015 | 39 Comments
Kim Nam-gil (Shark) as Seolhyun’s boyfriend? That is such an odd pairing, I don’t even know what to make of it. The idol actress who recently had her first headlining role as a teen vampire in Orange Marmalade was recently cast in the new thriller film Murderer’s Guide to Memory — she’s up for the... More »

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Kim Nam-gil and Jeon Do-yeon get dangerously close in The Shameless
by | April 27, 2015 | 37 Comments
This might be a movie that I check out for the acting performances, though it’ll have to be a dark and gloomy kind of day to get me in the mood. Jeon Do-yeon (The Way Home, Countdown) and Kim Nam-gil (Pirates, Shark) pair up for the “hardboiled melo” The Shameless, about a detective who goes... More »

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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 »

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2014 Busan International Film Festival’s opening red carpet
by | October 2, 2014 | 59 Comments
It’s red carpet season! I both love and hate awards/festival season (fall-winter, mostly) because on one hand, it’s never a burden to look at scores of beautiful people strutting a formal event looking (mostly) their best, but on the other, these posts can be massive and a pain to compile. But let our pain be... More »

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Kim Nam-gil joins Ryu Seung-ryong, Suzy in sageuk film
by | September 11, 2014 | 52 Comments
Kim Nam-gil (Shark) always does well in sageuk (see: Queen Seon-deok, his current swashbuckling hit Pirate), so I’m happy to hear that he’s sticking to his forte in his next project. He’ll be joining the historical film Dorihwaga, named for a type of traditional pansori song. Heavy-hitter Ryu Seung-ryong (Roaring Currents) is headlining as the... More »

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Pirate prepares to set sail
by | July 5, 2014 | 35 Comments
Yay, we’ve finally gotten more than a teaser of a trailer for the upcoming Pirate movie. It seems we’ve been waiting forever, and the premiere is finally only a few weeks away. Thankfully, the preview for the Pirates of the Caribbean-esque blockbuster, set about two weeks prior to the founding of the Joseon Kingdom, doesn’t... More »

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Kim Nam-gil to star with Jeon Do-yeon in The Rogue
by | May 18, 2014 | 26 Comments
Kim Nam-gil (Shark) will work for the first time opposite veteran actress Jeon Do-yeon in the upcoming movie The Rogue, written and directed by Oh Seung-wook (Kilimanjaro). The suspense film will be about an investigator on the hunt for a killer, the killer’s girlfriend, and the unexpected and carnal attraction that develops between the officer... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Nam-gil in talks to headline potential Homeland drama remake
by | February 21, 2014 | 56 Comments
We might be seeing an Israeli-to-Korean (by way of Hollywood) drama adaptation in the near future. Kim Nam-gil’s agency Star J Entertainment has acquired the rights to the acclaimed Israeli series Prisoners of War, the show which was the basis for Showtime’s Emmy-award-winning Homeland, starring Claire Danes and Damian Lewis. Tags: Kim Nam-gil, remakes... More »

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Kim Nam-gil leads his band of Joseon pirates
by | December 12, 2013 | 53 Comments
I really hope the upcoming action film Pirate turns out to be as fun as it looks, because it’s being promoted as a high-budget historical adventure blockbuster and the stills make it look like a roarin’ good time. Sort of Pirates of the Caribbean meets Joseon action sageuk, which cannot possibly go wrong, can it?... More »

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Kim Nam-gil the Pirate
by | August 21, 2013 | 90 Comments
Why hellooooo there, Kim Nam-gil. The man suffered through some really unfortunate bowl-cut ‘dos in his recent drama Shark, so I think it’s nice of the universe to give him back his mane o’ glory (circa Bidam of his Queen Seon-deok days) for his latest project, action blockbuster movie Pirate. (Which also happens to star... More »

Drama Recaps
Shark: Episode 20 (Final)
by | August 1, 2013 | 144 Comments
And so it ends, and just about how you’d expect it to. I’d like to think that we just had extremely high expectations for Shark that it just couldn’t meet, and that we stuck it out because we always hoped to see it reach its full potential. At least, that’s what I hoped for—though I... More »