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Sohn Ye-jin yearns for home as the tragic last Joseon princess
by | August 5, 2016 | 44 Comments
Home is a place where the comforts of family surround you in a warm embrace. Imagine one day, that you are forcefully taken from your home, and barred from returning for thirty-seven years. That’s what happened to Joseon’s Princess Deokhye. The newly released period film Last Princess (Princess Deokhye) tells the moving semi-fictionalized biography of... More »


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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 »


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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 »