‘Park Hae-il’

Chungmuro/Film News
Park Hae-il replaces Lee Jung-jae in Princess Deokhye
by | May 25, 2015 | 8 Comments
I was sad about Lee Jung-jae having to bow out of the new period film Princess Deokhye, but things just definitely took an upswing now that Park Hae-il (The Informant) is picking up the role. Love love love him. Park is currently in contract negotiations to star opposite Sohn Ye-jin (Shark) in the historical epic... More »

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51st Grand Bell Awards
by | November 21, 2014 | 59 Comments
It’s time for the 51st Grand Bell Awards (Daejong Film Awards), the first of the major year-end award ceremonies, which celebrates achievement in film. There were actually a good number of big movies in 2014 to spread the love around, whether in box office numbers or critical acclaim, but the overwhelming theme seems to be:... More »

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2014 Busan International Film Festival’s opening red carpet
by | October 2, 2014 | 59 Comments
It’s red carpet season! I both love and hate awards/festival season (fall-winter, mostly) because on one hand, it’s never a burden to look at scores of beautiful people strutting a formal event looking (mostly) their best, but on the other, these posts can be massive and a pain to compile. But let our pain be... More »

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The Informant races the clock to expose truth
by | August 14, 2014 | 18 Comments
A brief clip of the upcoming movie The Informant (also called Whistle Blower) has been released, and it looks gripping. The film is based on the true story of Hwang Woo-suk, the South Korean veterinarian (with a doctorate degree) and Seoul National University professor who received global press when he claimed to have successfully cloned... More »

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Quirky Park Hae-il, Shin Mina rom-com hits theaters next month
by | April 22, 2014 | 28 Comments
The first posters and trailer are out for the movie Gyeongju, an offbeat romantic comedy depicting Park Hae-il (Aging Family) and Shin Mina (Arang and the Magistrate) as two individuals who start to fall for each other. Park Hae-il travels to the city of Gyeongju, in search of something he had seen at a teahouse... More »

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Yoo Yeon-seok scores another film role opposite Park Hae-il
by | December 14, 2013 | 36 Comments
When it rains, it pours? Yoo Yeon-seok (Answer Me 1994) is raking in the movie offers apparently, because here’s another for the based-on-a-true-story movie The Informant, opposite Park Hae-il (Aging Family). The film is about Hwang Woo-suk, the biotech professor of Seoul University who infamously fabricated experiments in stem-cell research and purported to have successfully... More »

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Park Hae-il and Shin Mina reunite for big screen romance
by | August 23, 2013 | 24 Comments
This is a romantic pairing that floats my boat. Shin Mina (Arang and the Magistrate) is headed back to the big screen for her next project, opposite the fabulous Park Hae-il (Aging Family). Love them separately, love them together. They’ll be reuniting after starring together in 2009’s island survival game show thriller A Million, this... More »

Celebrity News
Park Hae-il’s quirky Vogue photo shoot
by | April 27, 2013 | 26 Comments
Ha, adorable. Park Hae-il gets in touch with his inner goofball for this new Vogue Korea photo shoot, which just makes me smile. He looks like a big doofus, but also maybe the world’s best-dressed doofus. I have no idea why he’s waving around a fish or holding close a… turnip?… but damned if he... More »

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Gong Hyo-jin and Park Hae-il in Aging Family
by | April 1, 2013 | 58 Comments
Teehee, this movie looks like a riot. I was already interested in Aging Family when they cast it chock full of actors I like, but the teaser is even funnier than expected. The new family comedy from director Song Hae-sung (A Better Tomorrow, Maundy Thursday) is about three grown-up kids who are each a wreck... More »

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2012 Blue Dragon Film Awards
by | November 30, 2012 | 120 Comments
The 2012 Blue Dragon Film Awards were held last night, and now it feels like we’ve entered awards season in earnest, following up on last month’s Grand Bell Awards. There were a few of the same names and titles, but on the whole, I’d say the Blue Dragons were much more in line with what... More »

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