[HanCinema's Film Review] "Showdown" 2016/09/24,
Kang-ho (played by Lee Jung-jin) and Poong-ho (played by Lee Joo-seung) are brothers who have always fought. Not in the general normal way brothers fight, but in actual straight-up fistfights. Kang-ho has usefully parlayed this skill into becoming an action movie detective, which is like a regular detective except they get into a lot more massive Hong Kong style action sequences. Through the mysterious disappearance of an Indonesian immigrant, the brothers run across Jae-hee (played by Oh Ji-ho), a wealthy businessman who beats people into disability and/or death mostly just for the fun of it,...More
Untouchable Lawmen (2015) 2015/08/30, Source,
Running Time: 104 min.
Directed by: Sin Dong-yeop
Starring: Im Chang-jung, Choi Daniel, Lim Eun-kyung
Synopsis: Two very special cops with super-abilities and super-problems: Jeong-jin, trained as a profiler by the American FBI, is quicker with his fist than profiling. Yoo-min, the elite of the police force, having graduated at the top from the Academy, is more interested in capturing women than criminals. These two cops must use all their abilities as well as problems to bring about justice,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Days of Wrath" 2014/11/29,
Bullying is a social problem found a lot in Korean works. It is a dire topic in society in general, but especially in countries where pressure for progress and excellence over peers is high. Despite the potential to explore it, "Days of Wrath" is more of a suspense-fueled revenge story than a work about bullying,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.11.08 ~ 2013.11.10 2013/11/11,
"Thor: The Dark World" has lit up the top of the Korean box office once again, claiming 655,484 (37%) over 711 screens to advance its total tally now to just over 2 million admissions. Marvel Comic's epic sequel has already grossed $327 million, almost doubling its production budget of $170 million as comic fans, kids, and cinephiles continue to pour in to the theatres to watch Mr. Odinson save the Earth day once again. The highest local flick came in the form of Park Hong-soo's "Commitment", an action drama that tackles Korea's fractured national identity and has Choi Seung-hyun's character torn between higher powers and those he holds dear. "Commitment" is the Park's debut feature and in it he enlisted the help of director/screenwriting Kim Soo-yeong ("Color of Woman", "Vampire Cop Ricky"). Last week no less than six Korean features found themselves in the top tier, however November's second weekend was less forgiving and forcefully ejected "Days of Wrath", "Hwayi : A Monster Boy", and "Top Star" from proceedings,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.11.01 ~ 2013.11.03 2013/11/04,
The God of Thunder has struck the Korean peninsula and taken charge atop its box office. "Thor: The Dark World" hammered home 827,625 admissions to deny "Blood and Ties" a second weekend title as Korea's choice flick. Last week Alfonso Cuarón's "Gravity" and "Blood and Ties" partook in a photo finish whereby the local effort pulled through on ticket stubs, while the big budget blockbuster claimed the cash prize due to its 3D splendour. This past weekend's results, however, put a sharp stop to the squabbling, as a new king was crown in the form of the Marvel's "Thor" and his second eventful arrival on our petty planet,...More
[HanCinema Korea's Diary] Introduce Yourself to Korean Cinema: 7 Films to Get You Started 2011/05/28,
Are you interested in Korean cinema but don't know where to start? The following is a short list of films that I believe would give any film enthusiast a good grounding for what Korean cinema has to offer. They include award-winning films, films that provide insight into Korea's history and culture, as well as a couple of fantastic genre films that Korean cinema tends to favour.,...More
Chuseok: prime time for couch potatoes 2010/09/14, Source, Chuseok is the time for migrating home en masse, or for couch potatos and film buffs, the perfect chance to camp out in front of the screen. A couple of date movies open the autumn lineup for the box,...More
Yang, the wife of Yedang Entertainment Compan,...More
Korea's 30 Most Influential Pop Culture Figures Released 2006/12/28, Source, CJ Entertainment Vice Chairwoman Lee Mi-kyeong has been cited as the most influential figure in Korean popular culture, according to the results of the Herald Business Daily's survey of the country's top 30 pop icons released on Thursday.
The business daily said that the survey was conducted on a,...More
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