Posts Tagged ‘Lee Jin-wook’

Chungmuro/Film News
New posters and trailer arrive for The Target
by | March 22, 2014 | 15 Comments
Yay – The Target, the remake of French movie Point Blank, is hitting theaters soon. One fateful night, Ryu Seung-ryong (j’adore!) is falsely accused of murder, and a manhunt ensues by those on either side of the law. Lee Jin-wook, a doctor, somehow gets mixed up with Ryu Seung-ryong, and as a consequence, his wife... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Shim Eun-kyung’s grandma body-swap comedy Suspicious Girl
by | December 24, 2013 | 42 Comments
Man, I love a good body-swap movie. I hope this one is as funny as it looks. Here’s a look at the posters, trailer, and stills for Shim Eun-kyung’s new young-again body-swap comedy Suspicious Girl (also going by the English title Miss Granny), about a 74-year-old grandma who suddenly gets zapped back into her twentysomething... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Nine: Consequences, resolutions, and the ending
by | November 25, 2013 | 92 Comments
All right, the overall review is up, now on to the good stuff. Not that the rest of the series wasn’t good, of course. There’s just so much going on with the way the series wrapped that I think we’ll have plenty to discuss here. I don’t usually separate out the ending into its own... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Nine: Series review (spoiler free)
by | November 25, 2013 | 91 Comments
Better late than never, right? I caught tvN’s time-travel series Nine: Nine Time Travels when it first aired in March, and had a generally favorable response: good actors, solid directing, interesting backdrop, a story with potential. But while they were positive impressions, they were not particularly strong ones—it was well-executed, but a little slow to... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Jin-wook lines up action-thriller film
by | August 2, 2013 | 34 Comments
Coming off a great run as the hero in cable drama Nine, Lee Jin-wook is adding a film to his upcoming schedule and is in final negotiations to join Point Blank, the remake of the French thriller that earlier cast Ryu Seung-ryong. Can the screen take that much scruffy rugged hotness at once? Get ready... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Jin-wook’s summer magazine spreads
by | June 22, 2013 | 79 Comments
So Lee Jin-wook has a new summer photo shoot out (for Marie Claire magazine’s July issue), which is great ’cause it’s colorful and it’s Lee Jin-wook, but also terrible in that it’s terrible. I mean, just look at those shots. They’re all greasy hair and too-short shorts and no socks and studded muscle tees, like... More »

Drama Recaps
Nine: Episode 2
by | March 12, 2013 | 76 Comments
The second episode has a better emotional hook, as the people around our hero get a chance to react to what’s happening to him. In that sense, it’s nice that the story moves fast enough that we’re not wasting time with big misunderstandings. But overall it’s not a speedy show—the pace could use a swift... More »

Drama Recaps
Nine: Episode 1
by | March 11, 2013 | 72 Comments
Today saw the premiere of Nine: Nine Time Travels, which I’ll just be calling Nine since redundancy is redundant. Also redundant. The show comes from the team behind Queen In-hyun’s Man, and for that alone it was worth noting — In-hyun was deftly directed, gorgeously shot, and had a polished, cinematic flair. On the other... More »

Drama Casting & News
Teasers, stills, and character info for Nine
by | March 2, 2013 | 82 Comments
One more week to go before tvN’s new time travel drama Nine (the full title is Nine: Nine Time Travels) premieres, and we’ve finally got a story direction along with new posters and teasers… and the character info is a doozy. Lee Jin-wook and Jo Yoon-hee star in the fantasy melodrama from the producers behind... More »

Drama Casting & News
Main poster released for time travel drama Nine
by | February 16, 2013 | 23 Comments
The poster for tvN’s new time traveling drama Nine is out, and I have to say, it isn’t exactly the most inspired. But maybe there’s still a chance they’ll go back in time to make it better? What do you mean you don’t want to waste a precious time slip trip for that? At least... More »

Drama Casting & News
Nine’s melancholy and mysterious teasers
by | February 13, 2013 | 56 Comments
Ooh, I’m intrigued by the tone of these teasers for the new tvN time traveling drama Nine — they’re moody and dramatic, and steeped in regret. Beautiful regret, mind you, but just enough to make this a darker, more mysterious world than I had anticipated, and I find myself a little more interested than when... More »