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2015 Buil Film Awards
by | October 2, 2015 | 24 Comments
Yesterday we had the opening red carpet for the Busan International Film Festival, one of the biggest (the biggest?) events of the year for the film industry. On the second night of the ten-day festival, the 24th Buil Film Awards were held at the Haeundae Grand Hotel. This is an event that was first kicked... More »

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2015 Busan International Film Festival’s opening red carpet
by | October 1, 2015 | 78 Comments
Is it red carpet season already? The various year-end awards ceremonies for films and dramas will start rolling in this month and go through the end of the year, but the red carpet festivities kick off with the Busan International Film Festival, now in its 20th year. The festival runs from October 1 through October... More »

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Yoo Ah-in and Song Kang-ho’s tragic paternal strife in Sado
by | July 14, 2015 | 41 Comments
The story of Crown Prince Sado never fails to get a visceral reaction out of me, no matter how many times it’s told and retold in film and television. Granted, last year’s drama rendition of Joseon’s most tragic father-son story — SBS’s Secret Door with Lee Je-hoon and Han Seok-kyu — was a disappointment on... More »

Drama Casting & News
News bites: July 5, 2015
by | July 5, 2015 | 21 Comments
Hyun Woo, Do Ji-han, Park Yoo-hwan Hyun Woo (Gap-dong) is positively considering a reunion with director Kim Seok-yoon and the writing duo behind the upcoming webtoon adaptation of Awl (he worked on both the recent Detective K movie and I Live in Cheongdam-dong with them). In the story about blue-collar workers who were unjustly let... More »

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Gong Yoo, Song Kang-ho headline occupation-era thriller
by | May 12, 2015 | 23 Comments
Director Kim Ji-woon (I Saw the Devil, The Good, the Bad, the Weird) is back with a new action movie, a period piece set during the Japanese occupation called Secret Agent. It’s no surprise that he went straight to Song Kang-ho (The Attorney) to reunite for what will be their fourth collaboration since 1998’s Quiet... More »

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2014 Blue Dragon Awards
by | December 17, 2014 | 104 Comments
As one of the biggest awards ceremonies in the industry, the 35th Blue Dragon Awards turned out a number of stars and covered a pretty good spread of titles in its winners list—a few films took home multiple trophies, but there wasn’t a single movie sweeping every category. It was nice to see a fair... More »

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2014 Buil Film Awards
by | October 3, 2014 | 18 Comments
I know, another red carpet event, which brings us to three in three days. This one, the Buil Film Awards, is actually in conjunction with the Busan International Film Festival, which we posted about yesterday and which’ll be running for the next week and a half. The Buil Film Awards was a much smaller event... More »

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Movie Review: Joint Security Area (2000)
by | June 3, 2014 | 19 Comments
When Joint Security Area (2000) came out in theaters, it quickly became the most successful Korean film until that point, surpassing Shiri’s immense success the past year. And like Shiri, JSA is also a story about North-South relations and features an already successful cast (even sharing a major actor) that would go onto even greater... More »

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50th Baeksang Arts Awards
by | May 27, 2014 | 192 Comments
Spread the love around must’ve been this year’s mantra at the 50th annual Baeksang Awards, where the (somewhat) best of both film and television come to pick up shiny trophies. Once you get past the initial Huh, what, why? of the nominee list, the winners list is no surprise. There wasn’t a big sweep by... More »

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Yoo Ah-in, Moon Geun-young join Joseon-era film Sado
by | May 8, 2014 | 40 Comments
This lineup has me sold, already. Yoo Ah-in (Secret Love Affair) and Moon Geun-young (Goddess of Fire Jung-yi) have joined the period film Sado, which will be helmed by sageuk film pro Lee Jun-ik (Like the Moon Escaping From Clouds). As previously noted, veteran Song Kang-ho (The Attorney) has been cast in the role of... More »

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Song Kang-ho as Joseon king in Lee Jun-ik’s next film
by | April 4, 2014 | 23 Comments
This is a match-up that looks exciting: director Lee Jun-ik (The King and the Clown) is coming back to sageuk for his next film this coming year, and Song Kang-ho (The Attorney) has signed on to star. They’ve each had a stellar 2013 at the box office, with the sensitive family melodrama Wish (also called... More »