Posts Tagged ‘Lee Seon-kyun’

Chungmuro/Film News
A Hard Day racks up ticket sales, Lee Seon-kyun reflects on its success
by | June 22, 2014 | 38 Comments
A Hard Day (previous working title: To the Grave), the action thriller starring Lee Seon-kyun, has held its own against an onslaught of Hollywood blockbusters, selling over two million tickets in the first three weeks of its release. We’ve highlighted the movie before, but in a brief review: Lee Seon-kyun is the investigator Go Geon-soo,... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
A Hard Day selected for Directors’ Fortnight
by | April 25, 2014 | 18 Comments
Action-packed thriller A Hard Day (or To The End, previous working title: To The Grave) has been selected to screen at Directors’ Fortnight, a parallel program to the Cannes Film Festival. The explosive movie stars Lee Seon-kyun (Miss Korea) as a cop who commits a fatal hit-and-run, then tries to conceal his error. Jo Jin-woong... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Oh Snap! To the Grave
by | April 7, 2014 | 19 Comments
I hate when movies release only one still at a time (soooo stingy), but as far as single stills go, this one from action-crime thriller To the Grave is pretty compelling. This is the movie starring Lee Seon-kyun as a cop who makes a mistake that results in a death, then tries to cover it... More »


Drama Recaps
Miss Korea: Episodes 1-2
by | December 23, 2013 | 128 Comments
Miss Korea was the other new drama that premiered last week, and while I wouldn’t call it a straight romantic comedy (it’s a bit moody for that, though not in a bad way), it has some solid things going for it, like two charismatic leads and a backstory to keep their present-day connection crackling with... More »


Drama Casting & News
Queen-maker and crew in Miss Korea’s promo posters
by | December 16, 2013 | 71 Comments
Posters are out for MBC’s upcoming drama Miss Korea, and mostly what I take away from them is: everybody pretty. The posters illustrate our rather straightforward premise of turning a regular woman into a beauty queen. What’s less clear to me is how this is supposed to be such a challenge when we’re talking about... More »


Drama Casting & News
Miss Korea’s preview introduces its cast
by | December 7, 2013 | 43 Comments
This preview for MBC’s Miss Korea has zero dialogue, but still manages to deliver a pretty efficient intro to the show, which looks (I hope) easygoing and cute. At least, that’s what I expect of the writer-director duo who are reteaming for a third time after Pasta and Golden Time, Kwon Seok-jang and Seo Sook-hyang.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Seon-kyun goes back to high school for Miss Korea
by | December 4, 2013 | 36 Comments
Pwahaha. Lee Seon-kyun is playing HIS OWN high school character? I’m going to go ahead and assume that this makes his new drama Miss Korea a comedy then, because there’s nothing not funny about that. I love the man, but he looks like an ajusshi pretending to blend into a room full of high school... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Seon-kyun to romance Miss Korea
by | October 31, 2013 | 69 Comments
Ha, well this PD-writer team is nothing if not consistent. The writer of Pasta and the director of Golden Time and Pasta are coming back with the new rom-com Miss Korea for MBC this winter, and they’ve called their favorite leading man Lee Seon-kyun up for a reunion tour. He’ll be joining Miss-Korea-to-be Lee Yeon-hee... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Jung Yumi and Lee Seon-kyun’s reunion in indie film Our Sunhi
by | September 16, 2013 | 25 Comments
It’s always nice when an indie movie has a good showing at the box office. Director Hong Sang-soo’s latest project Our Sunhi did well in its opening weekend, with over 13,000 tickets sold. Though the numbers pale in comparison to the blockbusters — of course movies like The Face Reader (already nearing 3 million tickets)... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Seon-kyun takes action film To the Grave
by | July 4, 2013 | 22 Comments
There’s a new movie on the docket for Lee Seon-kyun (Golden Time, All About My Wife), which answers my question of Huh, where’s he been and is he finally trying to slow down and rest a little? (Conclusion: nope.) ‘Cause for a while there it seemed like he was on a tear, going from movie... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Lee Seon-kyun headlines new road variety show
by | January 16, 2013 | 47 Comments
What a fun idea. There’s a new variety show being developed for SBS called March [as in parade or processional, not the month], and it’s modeled after Ha Jung-woo’s road movie 577 Project. Very cool. The show is taking a different approach and casting one celebrity host for each new trip, who invites his/her friends... More »