Different Types of New Hires In Korean Office Dramas 2017/06/27,
There are many K-dramas with story revolving around the office. Office is where you go to work, to learn the ways of the society, make money, get yelled at by nasty bosses and sometimes even a heart fluttering romance,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Bluebeard" 2017/04/01,
Seung-hoon (played by Cho Jin-woong) is a gastroenterologist of limited social skills. Hence why he's split up from his obviously gorgeous wife Soo-jeong (played by Yoon Se-ah) and completely oblivious to the attentions of attending nurse Mi-yeon (played by Lee Chung-ah). What does interest Seung-hoon is the obsessive world of detective mysteries where every minor detail is an important clue to unraveling the identity of the true criminal. Finding such a clue to a real life crime during an apparently routine colonoscopy, well, that's where Seung-hoon's troubles begin,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Sound of Your Heart" (TV Version) Episode 5 2017/01/07,
Episodes thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, and sixteen couple up with the last two new TV stories to close out "The Sound of Your Heart". Joon gets a bit more attention than usual- one of the new stories revolves around him completely, as he misinterprets an announcement in a foreign hotel and quickly drives everyone else into an insane fruitless frenzy in the process. Poor Joon. The guy just wants to be a hero, but in the end, even his own family can't stand him,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Sound of Your Heart" (TV Version) Episode 3 2016/12/24,
New material starts us out here, as Seok takes Ae-bong to meet his family, although matters take a turn for the weird when Cheol-wang's generally awful dad jokes inspire him to a task that soon manages to overwhelm the rest of his family with sheer obnoxiousness. Then, improbably good timing results in chaos for everyone else in the neighborhood too. Except the pregnant woman. I guess she ends up doing all right,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Sound of Your Heart" (TV Version) Episode 2 2016/12/17,
This repackaging of the web drama contains episodes nine, ten, eleven and twelve along with two new stories (four equivalent episodes). The first is a parody of "The New World" wherein Seok and his father engage in an elaborate gang scheme revolving around the high stakes world of...fried chicken restaurants. The second concerns Jeong-kwon's obsession with a man who is coincidentally wearing her husband's olde time outfit, while apparently cheating on her,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Sound of Your Heart" (TV Version) Episode 1 2016/12/09,
For technical reasons quite beyond me, "The Sound of Your Heart" has ceased being a web drama and is now being aired in repackaged form on late night Korean television. The first episode comprises what would be eight webtoon episodes. Aside from editing differences, the first, second, seventh and eighth episodes are more or less the same. The introduction to Seok, his idiot family, and Ae-bong- are largely unchanged. The new stories focus more on characterization than comedic situations,...More
Lee Byung-hun, "I am nervous every time I work... I want to be a good actor"
2015/11/04, Source, It's been a long time. Lee Byung-hun sat down saying, "I'm looking forward to it".
There has been a lot going on. Last year, Lee Byung-hun was blackmailed of 500 million won by two young women who had a video of him. This story was fully revealed and affected his image as an actor. He became a father in March but he couldn't express how happy he was. Then his fourth Hollywood movie "Terminator: Genisys" was released and so was "Memories of the Sword" although he only showed his face every now and then.
Finally, he's having an interview for the movie "Inside Men" which is coming out this 19th. He filmed the movie while he was going through tough times. In this heavy subjected yet speedy political drama, he plays the role of Ahn Sang-goo, a political gangster who used to be a chairman at once but was betrayed to the ground and is out for revenge,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Beauty Inside" 2015/09/05,
Woo-jin (voiced by Yoo Yeon-seok) is a man with a unique problem- every time he wakes up in the morning, Woo-jin is an entirely new person. Young, old, man, woman, beautiful, ugly, Korean, foreigner. To some extent there are advantages to this. We see early on that whenever Woo-jin hits the sweet spot of young / man / beautiful / Korean, he goes out with his buddy Sang-baek (played by Lee Dong-hwi) to hit the bars and get laid. One night stands are quite easy when a changing face makes it quite literally impossible for any woman to ever have any hope of finding him again,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.08.21 ~ 2015.08.23 2015/08/24, "Veteran" eyes 10 million…Ryoo Seung-wan's crime drama "Veteran" has once again emerged at the top of the pile as it enjoys a third week as Korea's number one. "Veteran" saw another sizeable weekend as it added 1.3 million admissions (43%) to move its total tally to just over 9 million ($59.1 million). Last weekend Ryoo's crime drama attracted a massive 2.2 million filmgoers, and the weekend before that saw 1.9 million flock to its screens, and now the films is poised to join an elite group of South Korea films that have claimed 10 million admissions,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Drama Special - Red Moon" 2015/08/07,
Prince Sado (played by Kim Dae-myung) is not of very sound mental health. It all started back when he was a kid, and his dad King Yeongjo (played by Kim Myung-gon) made zero effort to shield or reassure his son in the face of horrific bloody violence. As a result, Prince Sado grows up with little skill when it comes to ascertaining the difference between reality and hallucination- especially when haunted by a certain malicious, constantly taunting specter,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2014/04/05, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★ "My Boy": A brother with an impulse disorder dreams of visiting and playing with his brother in hospital while his mother struggles to pay the medical bills. (04/10)
★★★★★ "Godsend": A woman who desperately wants a child tries to convince a pregnant woman not to have an abortion and allow her to raise the child. (04/10)
★★★★ "Guardian": A former firefighter is caught between a rock and a hard place when one of his children is kidnapped and he has to capture another child in exchange. (04/10)
★★★ "Girls, Girls, Girls": Three friends approaching thirty get together at a hotel and agree on a sexy challenge they must then prove. (04/10)
★★★★ "Thorn": A popular PE teacher has to deal with a fearless student who has confessed her love for him. (04/10)
★★★★ "Broken": A single father takes the law into his own hands after discovering the identity of his daughter's murders. (04/10),...More
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