Posts Tagged ‘Ryu Seung-ryong’

Drama Casting & News
News bites: December 6, 2014
by | December 6, 2014 | 36 Comments
Kim Soo-hyun Sniff, it will be a while longer before everyone’s favorite alien professor returns to the small screen; Kim Soo-hyun has turned down the lead in Dr. Frankenstein, in which he would’ve played the brilliant hero with exceptional medical abilities but a split personality. Given that there’s already a handful of dramas dealing with... More »


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Kim Nam-gil joins Ryu Seung-ryong, Suzy in sageuk film
by | September 11, 2014 | 51 Comments
Kim Nam-gil (Shark) always does well in sageuk (see: Queen Seon-deok, his current swashbuckling hit Pirate), so I’m happy to hear that he’s sticking to his forte in his next project. He’ll be joining the historical film Dorihwaga, named for a type of traditional pansori song. Heavy-hitter Ryu Seung-ryong (Roaring Currents) is headlining as the... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Roaring Currents continues to smash records
by | August 19, 2014 | 69 Comments
Roaring Currents is on its way to breaking every Korean box office record possible. Greatest opening? Check — 680K people went to see it on opening day. Highest mid-week attendance? Yes, the movie handily broke earlier records, with 980K folks seeing it on a weekday. Greatest number of tickets sold in a single day? Yep,... More »


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Choi Min-shik dons Admiral Lee Soon-shin’s armor in Roaring Currents
by | June 21, 2014 | 22 Comments
Blockbuster film Roaring Currents (literal translation: Battle of Myeongryang, Whirlwind Sea) looks ahmaaazing, and I will be so bummed if it doesn’t live up to its hype. In it, veteran Hallyu star Choi Min-shik (who needs no introduction, but from New World, Oldboy, Shiri and No. 3, to name a few) has tackled the iconic... More »


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Ryu Seung-ryong and Suzy cast as teacher and student in sageuk film
by | June 16, 2014 | 112 Comments
Er, this isn’t the most natural-sounding pairing, but let’s hear it out: Ryu Seung-ryong (The Target, Miracle in Cell No. 7) and Suzy (Gu Family Book) have been cast together in a period film based on the real life of Shin Jae-hyo, a writer, teacher, and patron of pansori, a traditional form of musical storytelling.... More »


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Ryu Seung-ryong and Lee Sung-min team up in mystery war movie
by | April 17, 2014 | 8 Comments
The Korean film industry seems to be taking it literally when people call Ryu Seung-ryong (Miracle in Cell No. 7) a hit-maker, because at this rate I’m pretty sure he’s about to star in every movie that gets made from here to eternity. If you kidnapped him, Ha Jung-woo, and Jung Jae-young, there might be... More »


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New posters and trailer arrive for The Target
by | March 22, 2014 | 15 Comments
Yay – The Target, the remake of French movie Point Blank, is hitting theaters soon. One fateful night, Ryu Seung-ryong (j’adore!) is falsely accused of murder, and a manhunt ensues by those on either side of the law. Lee Jin-wook, a doctor, somehow gets mixed up with Ryu Seung-ryong, and as a consequence, his wife... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Miracle in Cell No. 7
by | March 10, 2014 | 76 Comments
Out of last year’s biggest hits, perhaps none is as much of a household name as Miracle in Cell No. 7, which was not only the highest-grossing film of the year but also the third highest-grossing domestic film of all time, trailed only by The Thieves and The Host. No small feat, that’s for sure.... More »


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Ryu Seung-ryong headlines disaster movie Seoul Station
by | March 6, 2014 | 17 Comments
Casting on a new disaster movie has been announced all at once, so we have the news that Seoul Station will boast a star-packed cast in Ryu Seung-ryong (Miracle in Cell No. 7), Shim Eun-kyung (Miss Granny), Moon Sori (The Spy), and Lee Joon (IRIS 2). Not bad, eh? But before you get too excited,... More »


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Ryu Seung-ryong and Lee Hyun-woo courted for suspense thriller
by | February 13, 2014 | 33 Comments
Director Choo Chang-min (Gwanghae, the Man Who Became King) is lining up the casting offers for his next project, and began with hot commodity leading man Ryu Seung-ryong (Gift of Room 7) for a possible Gwanghae reuinion. The new movie, called Seven Years of Night, is a suspense thriller about a killer, and his son... More »


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2013 Blue Dragon Film Awards
by | November 22, 2013 | 107 Comments
Fall marks the start of awards season, and today we have the 34th Blue Dragon Film Awards, one of the major film industry ceremonies, along with the Grand Bell (Daejong) Awards earlier this month and the Baeksang Awards in the spring. You’ll recognize many familiar faces, not just from the other festivals and ceremonies this... More »