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Chungmuro/Film News
Bae Doo-na returns to Korean film in The Romantic
by | February 13, 2015 | 14 Comments
As one of a small handful of successful crossover stars, it seems like Bae Doo-na (Jupiter Ascending) is pretty much in a new project every other day. With two more collaborations with the Wachowskis under her belt — the movie Jupiter Ascending and the Netflix TV series Sense8 — this year she has plans to... 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 »


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Kim Myung-min takes on a new case as Joseon’s greatest detective
by | January 14, 2015 | 24 Comments
Kim Myung-min (A New Leaf) is back as Joseon’s Great Detective, perhaps better known as Detective K, the Sherlock-Holmesy crime-solver who first appeared in 2011’s historical comedy Detective K: Secret of Virtuous Widow. This year the brilliant-but-bumbling sleuth is returning to the big screen in the sequel Detective K: The Laborer’s Daughter. There are about... More »


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50th Grand Bell Awards
by | November 1, 2013 | 70 Comments
Ack, is it that time of year already? WHERE DID THE YEAR GO. The 50th Grand Bell Awards (aka Daejong Film Awards) were held on November 1, and kicks off the season of red-carpet awards ceremonies. There were a few big films that carried off the lion’s share of prizes, but it was a far... More »


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Movie Review: The Thieves
by | June 8, 2013 | 110 Comments
Some directors have made careers on the backs of making certain kinds of movies and Choi Dong-hoon is one such director. In many ways, his filmography kind of resembles that of English director Guy Ritchie as both started with crime caper films and largely built their careers on similar films with a deviation or two.... More »


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Ryu Seung-ryong and Park Shin-hye as a daddy-daughter duo
by | December 7, 2012 | 65 Comments
Aw. How cute. Ryu Seung-ryong has another movie coming out, and this time he plays Park Shin-hye’s dad in a quirky comedy about a convicted killer with the mind of a child. From Casanova to king-maker to daughter-crazy kook? This guy gets the best roles. The movie is called The Gift of Room 7, named... More »


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Offical posters for Jackal Is Coming
by | October 10, 2012 | 88 Comments
Posters are out for Jaejoong and Song Ji-hyo’s upcoming action-comedy movie The Jackal Is Coming, which is gearing up with promos now that it’s about a month out from its theatrical release. The premise of the movie alone is enough to hook my interest—a hitwoman is hired to kidnap a pop star, and complications ensue—and... More »


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The Traffickers sells organs, movie tickets
by | September 2, 2012 | 30 Comments
Out go the capers, in come the thrillers. This weekend at the box office was dominated by dark thrillers, with Daniel Choi and Lim Chang-jung’s new organ-harvesting crime film The Traffickers taking top honors in its opening week, in what looks like a pretty suspenseful ride. (Box office No. 2 went to My Neighbor, a... More »


Celebrity News
Vogue rounds up a dirty dozen
by | July 21, 2012 | 54 Comments
Yoo Seung-ho Yes please. A dozen beautiful men corralled together for easy ogling? The multi-actor photo shoot seems to be all the rage lately, and well, if it’s a numbers game, you can’t go wrong with an even dozen. Next month’s Vogue features some of the big and small screen’s prettiest leading men spanning multiple... More »


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The Thieves releases introductory trailer
by | April 20, 2012 | 42 Comments
Here’s the trailer for The Thieves, which may be the movie I’m most looking forward to right now, because despite its less-than-original plot (a diamond heist that’s basically Ocean’s Eleven in Macau), it’s got a killer cast, a skilled director (Jeon Woo Chi, Tazza), and looks snazzy and fun to boot. I’ll never assume a... More »


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The Thieves sells abroad, prepares for the big swindle
by | March 19, 2012 | 59 Comments
I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for the stylish caper movie The Thieves to come out, so I’m just about bouncing in my seat to see the new posters and stills from the upcoming movie about a diamond heist set in a Macau casino. The grand-scale theft is the work of ten professionals, led... More »