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[HanCinema's News] Oh Ji-ho Talks About his Family and "Rainbow Playground"

2019/09/30 | Permalink

Actor Oh Ji-ho recently appeared on the morning radio program 'Park Seon-young's Cine Town' to discuss his latest movie. He describes his interest in "Rainbow Playground" as stemming from having children. Though Oh Ji-ho has said he used to be averse to public spaces with people, thanks to his children, now he seeks them out...More

[HanCinema's News] Kim So-hyun Appears at Press Event for "The Tale of Nokdu"

2019/09/30 | Permalink

On September 30th the cast and crew of "The Tale of Nokdu" appeared at a press event in Seoul to talk about the drama. South Korean media was on the scene to document the event, in particular the fetching blue outfit worn by lead actress Kim So-hyun...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos"

2019/09/28 | Permalink

The title of "The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos" is somewhat misleading. Without a doubt, the four principal characters are all extremely dangerous people who strike fear into the hearts of criminals everywhere. But in person, they're oddly aloof and charming. Woong-cheol (played by Ma Dong-seok) likes to sew. Goo-tak (played by Kim Sang-joong) exudes a fatherly air over the team. No-soon (played by Kim Ah-joong) has great social skills, which she mostly uses for scams. While Yoo-seong (played by Jang Ki-yong) likes to fight, even he can tell when he's outgunned...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Sea of Itami Jun"

2019/09/28 | Permalink

Itami Jun was a Japanese architect. Curiously enough, the place where his work is best known is South Korea, or at least, that's where you're most likely to find examples of his work. "The Sea of Itami Jun" is a documentary that goes over why that is. Even though Itami Jun was a bit of an eccentric, going so far as get a South Korean passport when he's not even fluent in the local language, director Jung Da-woon does not look at his life through a nationalist lens, but rather an architectural one...More

[Hancinema Film Review] "The Fearless and Vulnerable"

2019/09/28 | Permalink

It is always a bit strange to watch a film after you have met the director, and this is what happened to me in the case of Jeon Sungyeon and "The Fearless and Vulnerable". Fortunately, the documentary is quite interesting and so I did not have to slam a person I ended up liking. Let us see what the film is about though...More

[Orion's Ramblings] "Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim Season 2" Reveals Familiar and New Faces

2019/09/27 | Permalink

Drama fans rejoice, as we get some happy casting returns for "Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim Season 2", pushing one major multi-season worry out of the way. While not everyone makes a return, there are enough new faces and stories to hopefully make up for that...More

[HanCinema's News] Major Productions Dominated by Singers Turned Actors

2019/09/27 | Permalink

Once in the South Korean market the notion that singers could become actors was treated with open disdain. But lately idols best known for their musical careers have been making progressively more convincing forays into acting. "Vagabond" is headlined by two such performers - Lee Seung-gi and Suzy were both famous as singers before they started doing high profile acting roles...More

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