Posts Tagged ‘Ryu Seung-beom’

Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Waikiki Brothers (2001)
by | June 29, 2014 | 5 Comments
Im Soon-rye (surname sometimes romanized Lim or Yim) is quite possibly the most prominent female director in Korean cinema. Since her critically acclaimed first film, Three Friends in 1996, she’s directed six full-length feature films, including one commercially successful mainstream film with Forever the Moment in 2008, as well as contributing to several omnibus project... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Go Jun-hee and Ryu Seung-beom up for revenge film
by | June 9, 2014 | 4 Comments
Director Im Sang-soo of The Housemaid and Taste of Money is prepping his next movie called My Good Friends The Villains (formerly titled There Is No Today For Us), and Go Jun-hee (Yawang) and Ryu Seung-beom (New World) are in talks to star. Tags: Go Jun-hee, Ryu Seung-beom... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: The Berlin File
by | February 16, 2014 | 24 Comments
Sweeping both the domestic box office as well as last year’s biggest awards ceremonies, espionage thriller The Berlin File edged out fellow spy film Covertly, Grandly to take its place as the fifth highest grossing film of 2013 behind films like The Face Reader and Miracle In Cell No. 7, which have been on my... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Die Bad
by | December 8, 2013 | 16 Comments
While violent men are not universal in Korean cinema, an argument can be made that the large presence of violence among men in Korean cinema reflects on the violence that is endemic to that segment of Korean society. Professor Kyung Hyun Kim argues in The Remasculinization of Korean Cinema that this violence reflects Korea’s transition... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Teaser and stills for spy action flick The Berlin File
by | December 19, 2012 | 27 Comments
We’ve finally got some stills and a poster for spy thriller The Berlin File (not to mention a spiffier, cooler spy-sounding title to go with), and a planned theatrical release this winter. The movie stars Han Seok-kyu (Tree With Deep Roots), Ha Jung-woo (Love Fiction), Ryu Seung-beom (Over My Dead Body) and Jeon Ji-hyun (Thieves)…... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Ryu Seung-beom and Lee Beom-soo’s new comedy
by | April 11, 2012 | 35 Comments
You know, I wondered why I kept seeing pictures of Ryu Seung-beom running around shoeless wearing nothing but a yellow pajama onesie like a crazy person. I’m pretty sure I don’t even need to know what this movie’s about, because you had me at Ryu Seung-beom in a onesie. Here’s a sneak peek at his... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Spy action thriller Berlin scores powerhouse cast
by | November 16, 2011 | 22 Comments
Wow, what a threesome. Big-budget action movie Berlin has confirmed a stellar three-top cast for a game of spy versus spy… versus spy? I mean, what do you DO with three leading men in one movie? Ha Jung-woo (Hwanghae) has just joined Ryu Seung-beom (The Unjust) and Han Seok-kyu (currently headlining SBS sageuk Tree With... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Nine Korean films at Berlin film festival
by | January 23, 2011 | 64 Comments
Korea’s making a big showing at the Berlin Film Festival, with nine films headed abroad, in competition for jury prizes. A few are films we’ve talked about for a while, like Late Autumn, while a good number of them are experimental films or shorts that are more artistically adventurous. Can’t wait to get my hands... More »


Celebrity News
Gong Hyo-jin and Ryu Seung-beom take on their first couple ad
by | December 3, 2010 | 30 Comments
I love when real-life couples act as couples in acting projects; that meta awareness adds just a little something extra to the cute. Such is the case with this couple, who are not only adorable together but talented to boot — Gong Hyo-jin (Pasta) and Ryu Seung-beom (No Mercy) — and who have teamed up... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Im Joo-hwan joins Ryu Seung-beom and Younha in film project
by | November 16, 2010 | 34 Comments
Im Joo-hwan fans, rejoice! 2011 looks like it’ll be a busy year for the rising star, as he adds a film to his resume (in addition to upoming drama What’s Up). The movie is titled Life Is Beautiful, and has already drawn some notice for casting prolific film actor Ryu Seung-beom (Bad Deal) and singer... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Younha takes on movie role opposite Ryu Seung-beom
by | October 29, 2010 | 23 Comments
Add singer Younha to the ranks of pop idols venturing into acting, as she’s just been cast in a new movie. It’s not a debut for her; she acted in a short film in 2005 (天使が降りた日: Episode 5 Diaries), which she followed with Next Sunday, both Japanese projects. (Somewhat unusually, Younha debuted in Japan as... More »