Posts Tagged ‘Lee Byung-heon’

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee El to play Lee Byung-heon’s love in Insiders
by | July 12, 2014 | 13 Comments
Congrats to Lee El (birth name: Kim Ji-hyun) for scoring the part of love interest to veteran actor Lee Byung-heon in the upcoming movie Insiders. The actress has had smaller parts in dramas (Mother’s Garden, Level 7 Civil Servant) and movies (Masquerade, Pacemaker), but this was a coveted role and is a significant step forward... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Jo Seung-woo and Lee Byung-heon become political Insiders
by | June 4, 2014 | 24 Comments
Well I’m suddenly very interested in this movie. Lee Byung-heon (RED: The Legend, Masquerade) will be starring in the dark political thriller Insiders, and Jo Seung-woo (God’s Gift-14 Days) has just signed on to join him. That’s a hell of a match-up from two very charismatic actors; plus, there’s so much pretty, I don’t know... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Joint Security Area (2000)
by | June 3, 2014 | 18 Comments
When Joint Security Area (2000) came out in theaters, it quickly became the most successful Korean film until that point, surpassing Shiri’s immense success the past year. And like Shiri, JSA is also a story about North-South relations and features an already successful cast (even sharing a major actor) that would go onto even greater... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
50th Baeksang Arts Awards
by | May 27, 2014 | 192 Comments
Spread the love around must’ve been this year’s mantra at the 50th annual Baeksang Awards, where the (somewhat) best of both film and television come to pick up shiny trophies. Once you get past the initial Huh, what, why? of the nominee list, the winners list is no surprise. There wasn’t a big sweep by... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Byung-heon lands role in Terminator: Genesis
by | April 1, 2014 | 63 Comments
Mega Holly- and Hallyu- wood star Lee Byung-heon has been cast as a central character in the reboot of the Terminator series, Terminator: Genesis. While the details around the role are unknown, Lee Byung-heon will collaborate with Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is reprising his role as Terminator, in the fifth film of the franchise. Tags: Lee... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
2013 Blue Dragon Film Awards
by | November 22, 2013 | 107 Comments
Fall marks the start of awards season, and today we have the 34th Blue Dragon Film Awards, one of the major film industry ceremonies, along with the Grand Bell (Daejong) Awards earlier this month and the Baeksang Awards in the spring. You’ll recognize many familiar faces, not just from the other festivals and ceremonies this... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Byung-heon and Jeon Do-yeon reunite in action revenge sageuk
by | July 14, 2013 | 30 Comments
It looks like we’ve got a pretty epic movie reunion on the way — Lee Byung-heon (Gwanghae, The Man Who Became King) is going from Joseon royalty to Goryeo warrior in the upcoming action sageuk Gallant Woman: Memory of the Sword, starring Jeon Do-yeon (Countdown) as the best sword-fighter in all of Goryeo. Badass. It’s... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Gwanghae, The Man Who Became King
by | May 18, 2013 | 49 Comments
Sweeping almost every award ceremony since its release last year, Gwanghae, The Man Who Became King (also titled Masquerade) was unsurprisingly a major box office success, going on to become the fourth highest grossing Korean film of all time. High box office ratings and oodles of awards (in one case, maybe too many awards) don’t... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Gwanghae, The Man Who Became King climbs box office charts
by | October 29, 2012 | 40 Comments
It’s just a good year for movies, apparently. We’ve got another chart-climber on our hands: prince-and-pauper historical drama Gwanghae, The Man Who Became King (also going by Masquerade) is nearing the 11-million ticket mark in its seven-week run. Between this, The Thieves, and Gone With the Wind, 2012 is definitely the year of the domestic... More »


Celebrity News
News bites: October 3, 2012
by | October 3, 2012 | 44 Comments
Lee Sang-yoon, star of new weekend hit My Daughter Seo-yeong, is in October’s issue of Dazed & Confused. We won’t say we love the polka dots, but we’re cool with geek chic. [Source: Review Star] Lee Byung-heon’s film Gwanghae, The Man Who Became King is making an impressive showing at the box office. It has... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Byung-heon in the The Man Who Became King
by | August 8, 2012 | 41 Comments
Just as every prince has a pauper (who also happens to be his doppelganger natch), apparently each prince-and-pauper tale has its own not-a-twin out there in the world, to keep the universe in balance. There’s Joo Ji-hoon’s comic version, I Am the King out in theaters now, and here’s a look at its darker badder... More »