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Drama Casting & News
News bites: August 20, 2016
by | August 20, 2016 | 51 Comments
Jang Dong-gun, Park Hee-soon, Lee Jong-seok I’m excited for this: Jang Dong-gun, Lee Jong-seok and Park Hee-soon are all confirmed for VIP, the latest film from Park Hoon-jung (The Tiger, New World). Lee will indeed play the villain, a son of a high-ranking North Korean official with a penchant for killing. [Asia Economy, Sports Chosun]... 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 »

Chungmuro/Film News
2014 Blue Dragon Awards
by | December 17, 2014 | 104 Comments
As one of the biggest awards ceremonies in the industry, the 35th Blue Dragon Awards turned out a number of stars and covered a pretty good spread of titles in its winners list—a few films took home multiple trophies, but there wasn’t a single movie sweeping every category. It was nice to see a fair... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
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
Nine remake pilot in the works, aiming at U.S. broadcast
by | October 27, 2013 | 112 Comments
A potential American remake is in the works for tvN’s drama Nine: Nine Time Travels, which was a solid cult hit for the cable station earlier this year. It’s just been sold to American producers to be made into a pilot episode (which would be filmed first, then hopefully picked up for a full run).... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Hwang Jung-min and Kim Yun-jin headline new movie
by | April 22, 2013 | 15 Comments
The director of Haeundae is returning with his first film in four years — a drama called International Market, which is not the most exciting title on the block, but it’s scored Hwang Jung-min (Fist of Legend, Penninsula) and Kim Yun-jin (Neighbors, Lost) to star. They’ll play a married couple that we’ll watch go from... More »

Celebrity News
The ladies of InStyle’s tenth anniversary issue
by | February 26, 2013 | 44 Comments
Well, if In Style wanted to make a statement for their tenth anniversary, I think they managed with their March issue. I’m just not sure what that statement is. Romantic circus fashion? Handbags can be hats? Stars will do anything you tell them to if you call it a concept? To go with the ten-year... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
47th Grand Bell Awards
by | October 29, 2010 | 97 Comments
Aie, is it that time of year again? We’re heading into the holiday months, which also means that awards season is about to descend upon us. (It’s still early, but I bet you’ll tire of them soon enough!) Here we have the 47th Grand Bell (Daejong) Awards, which were held on the evening of October... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Duel between Kim Yun-jin and Park Hae-il
by | July 12, 2010 | 10 Comments
Kim Yun-jin (Lost) and Park Hae-il (The Host) have been cast in the suspense thriller Duel [대결], which could also be translated Confrontation or Showdown. The plot revolves around “a mother who must save her daughter, and a son who must protect his mother.” Kim’s character is blessed with a happy life, “but in the... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Yun-jin marries in Hawaii
by | March 27, 2010 | 13 Comments
What a sudden announcement: Kim Yun-jin, the 36-year-old actress of U.S. television series Lost and Korean films Harmony and Shiri, will marry on March 28 in Hawaii. The actress released the news with little advance notice, via press release on the afternoon of the 28th (Korean time). The groom, Mr. Park, is identified as a... More »