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Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Black Republic
by | November 30, 2013 | 8 Comments
After the massacre of democracy activists in Gwangju by the South Korean military in May 1980, the South Korean government under Chun Doo-hwan enacted an even more strict level of censorship on the film industry. One of the many rules of film censorship included that films cannot have any anti-government messages, including prohibitions against any... More »

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Uhm Tae-woong caves to the dark side of showbiz in Top Star
by | October 7, 2013 | 85 Comments
Among the many films that are currently debuting at the Busan International Film Festival, Top Star seems to be getting a lot of fanfare and positive reviews. The trailer and stills show a much darker story than I had anticipated, about a top star’s manager who dreams of becoming an actor, and grows dangerously ambitious... More »

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Movie Review: Hanji
by | September 9, 2013 | 11 Comments
Hanji is the name for Korea’s traditional paper, made from the bark of dak, a tree that grows in some mountainous areas of Korea. It is also the international title of director Im Kwon-taek’s most recent film, which is unsurprisingly about the traditional Korean paper. In this film, director Im crosses the line between exploration... More »

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Uhm Tae-woong to play a Top Star on the decline
by | February 10, 2013 | 20 Comments
Will Uhm Tae-woong never rest? The busy actor always seems to be taking on a new project or another, despite the fact that he’s already juggling a packed schedule that includes a new wife and child, on top of his actorly duties. He’s set to appear in a movie titled Top Star, which is perhaps... More »

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Action-comedy Arrest King’s trailer and posters
by | April 3, 2011 | 35 Comments
Lee Seon-kyun, doing a Pelvic Thrust of Victory™? Yeah, this movie’s gonna be a hoot. Arrest King is the new crime-action comedy starring him alongside Park Joong-hoon (Haeundae), and is sort of like an odd-couple, buddy-cop flick if it were mixed with a knock-down, drag-out competition between the two said cop-rivals. It looks, frankly, hilarious.... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Seon-kyun for Esquire, back on the big screen in May
by | March 23, 2011 | 50 Comments
Lee Seon-kyun (Petty Romance, Pasta) poses in a spread for Esquire that can only be described as The Voice Meets The Manpurse. Gotta love a man who’s not scared to accessorize, or carry a big purse. He’s also got a movie hitting theaters in May, just in time to cure my Lee-Seon-kyun syndrome. Not that... More »

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8th Korea Film Awards
by | November 18, 2010 | 62 Comments
The 8th Korea Film Awards was a big night for the folks affiliated with dark thriller Ajusshi (aka The Man From Nowhere) and the Cannes winner (for screenplay) Poetry, both of which took home multiple awards. To wit: Ajusshi was nominated in 11 categories and won in seven, including acting awards for both its leads,... More »

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Lee Seon-kyun announces his next project
by | October 29, 2010 | 17 Comments
Looks like the Voice is trying to break a new record for most projects in a year. Not that I’m complaining! But doesn’t the guy ever take a vacation? Lee Seon-kyun has announced his next project, a movie co-starring Park Joong-hoon (Haeundae), due out next spring. This time he’ll be playing a detective, in a... More »

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My Gangster Boyfriend’s stars in Vogue photo shoot
by | May 27, 2010 | 15 Comments
I posted the preview and stills for the new romantic-comedy film My Gangster Boyfriend, and now here are a few more photographs of the odd couple, played by Que Sera Sera‘s Jung Yumi and Haeundae‘s Park Joong-hoon. The first set of photos are from Vogue Korea and were shot using the concept of “The Clown... More »

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Rom-com My Gangster Boyfriend and its “loser couple”
by | May 21, 2010 | 17 Comments
Jung Yumi (the actress from Que Sera Sera and Chaw, not the one with the same name from Friend, Our Legend) has a new movie out, My Gangster Boyfriend [내 깡패 같은 애인], and it looks pretty funny, if not quite original. Jung stars with Haeundae‘s Park Joong-hoon in the odd-couple romance that develops between... More »