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Lee Min-ki releases movie MV Everything

The offbeat and foul-mouthed romantic comedy Temperature of Love has been racking up the box office numbers since its March premiere, having joined the 1 million club (in ticket sales) and potentially looking at breaking 2 million as well. The movie that stars Lee Min-ki and Kim Min-hee as its constantly breaking-up-and-making-up couple has now also released a new music video, featuring Lee Min-ki singing the song “Everything” along with electronic band 3rd Coast.

The track was recorded secretly and released this week; the music video contains scenes from the movie that the film’s director, Noh Deok, selected and edited herself. Noh Deok and Lee Min-ki had both promised previously that if the movie was successful, they would put out a song and music video in honor of the main love story.

The video shows us a sweeter side to the romantic merry-go-round, whereas the initial preview was a lot more about the comedy of the bickering mating dance. Both video clips make the movie look like just the kind of thing I’d love to laugh and cry over, with lots of comic moments that are then grounded in a gentler, more earnest tone.

What I find impressive about Temperature of Love’s success is not just the ticket numbers (in itself an achievement) but the fact that it pulled such strong numbers and praise despite its 19-and-over age rating. Akin to an NC-17 rating in the US (except, you know, that the minimum age is 19 and not 17), filmmakers worried that the restriction would kill their chances and even went through an extra edit to request another review. The film isn’t overly sexual or erotic in nature (ero movies like Bang-ja Chronicle and Ogamdo are the ones who typically get 19+ ratings), but its swearing and coarse language, bed scenes, and the depiction of an illicit workplace romance were deemed unfit for youthful audiences.

Even the edited version, however, got stuck with the 19+ restriction. Despite that, audiences are loving the quirky and comical story, the relatable romance and the two main characters. Altogether those elements have contributed to favorable word of mouth, keeping ticket sales strong and making Temperature of Love a sleeper hit.

So… I guess this means we’ve all got another movie to our ever-growing To Be Watched piles. That thing never shrinks, does it?

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Lee Min-ki – “Everything” [ Download ]

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everything with lee min ki is good

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like

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I'm curious as to why he hasn't had to go to the army yet afaik... he'd be lumped in with the 1984 guys because of his birthday, right?

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Yeah, idk if the military counts from Korean New Year or January 1st, but if it's the latter then as an '85'er he still has time (but I will so miss him when he's gone :( )

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He'll probably have to enlist at the end of this year or next year.

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Lee Min Ki :)

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"That thing never shrinks, does it?"

so true!!

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i like them both. i can't wait to see this. hopefully it comes out on netflix or some other site so i can see it!

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hi javabeans,

can you actually start a public "to-watch-movie-list" on dramabeans here?

it's just that i always read of such great movies that i want to watch but i end up forgetting about them by the time they are released to foreign fans. it would just be so nice to check back to a list with movies that has your approval when i want to watch a korean movie :)

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Agreed! I keep losing track of all these great movies and can't recall the titles when I want to watch them.

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I keep track by every once in awhile clicking the Chungmuro/Film link under Categories here because that just brings up all the movies dramabeans has mentioned and reviewed. I could never remember them all by myself!

It is also something to do when I refresh the page only to find that I have already read everything (since I have turned into a dramabeans stalker!).

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If you want to keep track of the dramas you want to watch or that are refered to on DB, you can create a list on Mydramalist in the section "Plan to watch". Here is an example of list http://mydramalist.com/dramalist/Skye-N-Rain (this is not my list that I prefer not to put here).

This is where I keep track of my dramas and it is really useful. Everytime Javabean or Girlfriday talk about a drama or a movie I am interresed in I add it in my Plan to watch list and voila :)

Also I agree that it would be cool to have a section on this site with ideas of movies to watch.

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I agree as well! There are so many movies that I want to watch but I either forget about them or forget to add them to my "to watch" list. Another idea I think would be great, if you haven't already, is making a recommended movies list. If that isn't too much trouble! :P

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Off to look for a link.
Does anyone know the ending?

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*dies dead*

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thought of you when we were at the theater watching your baby on the big screen. next time you'd be there with us! ;-)

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They look good together.

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Love Lee Min Ki. All the scenes in the video/trailer remind me of 500 days of summer. I guess I'll be watching this...next year when it gets subbed :'(

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OMG WHY IS HE SO CUTEEEEEE.

Ahem, also - this movie's premise sounds sooo awesome and from the trailer and MV, indeed an insightful one. Definitely will be watching and very happy about it's success!

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omg i NEED to watch this movie..... TT_TT

does any one know where I can find a link to it?? I've been looking everywhere, but to no avail.... T_T

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It premiered 3 weeks ago and is still selling lots of tickets, so it'll be a long time before the DVD is released.

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Kim Min Hee has come a long way. She went from being godawful to actually being good.

it kind of makes me have hope in Kim Tae Hee..

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I don't think it is in Kim Tae Hee's career ambition to become a thespian, just based on the roles she takes. She found her own niche, so it is not like she needs to being the CF queen and fettered icon of beauty.

Kim Min Hee has taken some really difficult and controversial roles to be where she is today.

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Exactly. Kim Min Hee took off a lot of time to actually work on her fundamentals and she's reaping the rewards of her hard work.

For Kim Tae Hee, 'acting' once in a while is just a way to get more advertising contracts.

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Chances are, KTH is not going to turn into another Jeon Do-yeon, but KTH did a pretty good job in "My Princess" (better than many well-regarded actresses in recent romcoms) and while I've only seen a little of "Jang Ok-jeong" thus far, she's doing a decent enough job there from what I have seen.

So for KTH, it's actually already past the hope stage since she's already turned in at least one good performance.

Anyway, as for LMK, he needs to put on some weight - his arms are as skinny as KMH's.

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It takes a while to learn. Kim Ha Neul's acting was laffable in "Ditto" but look awsome she is now (King of Drama)!

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I'm going to cross my fingers and send some magical spells to the sky that this either comes to the Terracotta Far East Film Festival in June or the London Korean Film Festival in October/November!

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Looks sweet. Lets hope some kind soul would sub this soon. I adore both of them. Not typical good lookers both of them but they have appeal that makes them soo...attractive.

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The writer/director's beauty has become a sensation in Korean media.

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I heart Lee Min Ki. Too bad he's not in more dramas. But he's doing well in the movies , guess it's a good thing.

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Things just don't make sense...for me!! I am not referring to this particular movie but in general. there are some dramas and movies where actress (and actor too) act so embarrassed even holding hands and light kissing. they sleep in the same bed and don't do anything .... and I go "how sweet and innocent even in this day and age....Korean must be simple people". And then there are movies and dramas that are completely opposite. for e.g I set out to watch "plum blossom" because I liked the title :) and was quite shaken. two extremes!! for a person like me who learn about korea thru movies and dramas I am totally confused!!! which one to believe?
I really appreciate their culture of bowing to elders, respect to seniors etc and also the fact that they still sit cross legged on the floor. and now ...I wonder do they? is it just for the sake of making movies?

and also one thing I cannot understand.. do school girls really go that wild upon sighting handsome guys as depicted in many dramas and movies?
whew....that was lot!! I am already feeling better!!!

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Well, it's dramas especially portray even something like holding hands as the world's biggest shock. Some films are like that as well, but most really aren't in my experience.

I'm not sure though films and dramas are ever way to learn about the "true [insert country of your choice]", there are likely particular genre-specific modes of presentation on the screen that have little to do with real life in a given culture as well as artistic license. It's fiction, so they can do anything. Plus, what's the "true [country of choice]" anyway? It's going to differ in time, and for different people – older, younger, urbanites, people from rural areas, raised in more traditional or liberal families, etc.

Not having been to Korea I can't say what's its like on average, but I would guess that while PDA isn't flaunted as much as in some Western countries (then again, PDA varies greatly in Western countries too) I doubt people freak out at holding hands or don't have sex as especially dramas seem to suggest.

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LOL I've often thought of foreigners getting confused. In USA compare TV & films with the realities of spring break. How often do you see a man's thingy?
In Korea there is the older genration and rural people. Then there are larger cities, where sex is more common, mostly young (15 to 30's) and not Christian.
Even Darcy Paquet complained about censorship of a high school movie in a country rampant with child sex industry,(just like in USA).

Date rape is also very common as it is unofficially legal, as a ABC-TV jounalist found out few month ago. The police laughed her out to the station. I have more than few K friends and we share our stories on girl's night out.

Daegu is well known for its strong prejudice against foreigners but there are at least 6 bars where foreign lesbians can hook up with Koreans.

I repeat, it's just like USA, there's a hugh gulf tween TV and the real world.

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There's a hugh gulf tween NYC and the Bible Belt of USA

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Agreed. The 2 extremes are there when you compare Kdramas and Korean films (the sexual extremes).

A Caucasian friend remarked that the raunchiest and strangest movies he has seen have all been Korean films.

I think the films try to get more "creative" and Hollywood style-ish and the dramas are more reflective of everyday life (at least I hope? Lol).
Koreans have always tried to emulate America ("copy" may be a better word) . I noticed they even say "Good morning" translated directly into Korean now in the dramas instead of what they usually say in their culture ("Did you sleep well?"). They also translated the "happy birthday" song into Korean. That's too bad that they feel they need to copy everything American in that sense. I like the uniqueness of Korea.
(BTW, I write as a Korean)

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thanks! I am glad I am not only the one who thought that way! By the way I like bambledd's hypotheses "I think the films try to get more “creative” and Hollywood style-ish and the dramas are more reflective of everyday life". I will take that and be happy:)

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Love Lee Min Ki, and the clips from the MV make the movie look promising!

On the downside, I felt that his deadpan delivery of the song was a strange choice.. It's not just in his face, but comes out in his voice. I wonder if that was a deliberate producing choice, and if so, I wonder why?

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I think it's his style. His voice is very beautiful but it has a narrow range. Not straining it to hit high notes or to add emotion allows for the unique color to come through. I think it makes his songs more poignant.

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I just watched the MV too and it so makes me wanna go watch this movie now. Unfortunately seems like following Korean movies is not as easy as watching a drama....I'll have to add it to my list too for now.

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The writer/director 노덕 (Noh/Roh Deok) is known for her beauty. The media seems to be giving her the 'star treatment' usually accored to male stars. That is, there are many photos of her along with the interview and they were taken at the interview. They didn't use the ones in the press kit.

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http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t413/javabeansdb/movie/2013/ondo26-1.jpg
I have seen way too many kdramas that I literally cringe every time I see any characters crossing the street. You know there is a 50% chance some car/truck is going to hit them. Of course this brings back the memory of Lee Minki's character on SUFBB as well. Crap, you knew he was going to die, but even in that moment it hit (no pun intended) you hard.

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Huh, did I say anything wrong that my comment has to be moderated? Is it because of the link?

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It would be the link. It should post soon.

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I love this song!!! Also want to watch the movie as soon as I can get my hands on it.

I love his first album No Kidding, too, so I guess I like LMK the singer as much as LMK the actor. ^__^

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loved the movie! both stars were wonderful and i especially liked the off-beat (and realistic) ending. lee min ki is a beautiful human being.

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Love Lee Min Ki to pieces. :-)

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i wish he can still do 1 drama before he leaves for the army. I missed him already in the small screen =(

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Am I the only one who got just a bit bored watching this MV? Lee Min Kee looked so bored singing You're My Everything, that I simply couldn't believe him capable of feeling this way about anyone. And if the monotone he sang in is any indication of his typical delivery, I'll just have to pass on the notion that he's a "great singer." I also hate when J or K pop singers sprinkle in English lyrics without them making much in the way of sense: "you're my everything---for you" (Huh?).

Having said all that, however, I might still be inclined to watch the movie if it becomes available on Netflix or some other service I subscribe to. It looks cute. The couple's chemistry looks promising, and when they kiss, it probably won't simply consist of their lips mashed together like grade-schoolers on the playground for a few seconds (gah---I hate those sorts of non-kisses in Kdramas!). I like the actress. I loved her opposite Kim Ji Hoon in Love and Marriage, despite the ratings flop. I'll keep an eye out for it. There has to be a reason for the movie getting such buzz.

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I remember a western movie with the same story line. Russel Crowe and Salma Hayek I think.

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I always thought 19+ was similar to an R rating for some reason.

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