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[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Six Flying Dragons" Episode 37

2016/02/08 | | Permalink

Bang-won spent much of the last episode agonizing over his decision to murder Mong-ju. By contrast, here he easily comes to term with the decision- for entirely the wrong reasons. Do-jeon's statement about how Bang-won has made his own unsavory place in the New Joseon plan was not intended as a compliment. Yet the farther away Bang-won gets from the original context, the easier it is for him to convince himself that he's just a guy making touch decisions...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2016.02.05 ~ 2016.02.07

2016/02/08 | | Permalink

"A Violent Prosecutor" shows No Mercy at the top...

Lee Il-hyeong's "A Violent Prosecutor" dominated its first weekend out by capturing 73.7% of the box office pie and banking nearly $16 million. This comedy crime drama stars Hwang Jeong-min as a wrongful accused investigator who gets help in prison from a fraudster (Kang Dong-won) in an attempt to clear his name. The film was allocated a massive 1,701 screens (close to double that of its closest rival) and from them attracted 2.3 million filmgoers to top the chart and dislodge last weekend's number one, "Kung Ju Panda 3"...More

[HanCinema's Concert Review] Infinite in New York City

2016/02/07 | | Permalink

A K-pop concert is a very unique concert-going experience. Unlike the many rock, R&B, and classical concerts that I have attended, K-pop concerts have a certain sense of unity amongst fans that is unparalleled. At the Infinite concert at New York City's Playstation Theatre on January 19, 2016 the sense of unity was awesome. It was the last leg of the North American tour and fans had waited for hours and hours in the 17°F weather to make sure that they got up close and personal with their idols.

Infinite is one of the top K-pop acts in Korea and in the world...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Moorim School" Episode 8

2016/02/07 | | Permalink

"Moorim School" is getting heavy into the mystery of who Si-woo and Seon-ah and why they are important to the bad guys. Moreover, it is purposefully vague on who those bad guys may be. Is it the kindly Dean Hwang who watches over his students? Is it the blatantly obvious father of Chi-ang? Maybe it's a combination thereof. In any case, the drama is much more stimulating than it was for the first six episodes. Perhaps it is because the drama was cut down by four episodes and the action needs to be pushed along. This is the pace the drama should've been moving at.

The main intrigue is the building question of what the Chintamani is, why people want it, and what the main characters have to do with it and its retrieval...More

[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets

2016/02/07 | | Permalink

KOBIZ highlights some of their animal stars (real and imagined) that have featured in South Korean films over the years, find out more about the author of the bizarre and surreal "Vegetarian", learn about the couple that were kidnapped and taken to North Korea to make films, and have you explored the Korean Cinema Today, yet?...More

[HanCinema's Digest] Food Lovers' Lane

2016/02/07 | | Permalink

Get to know your Korean side dishes with Beyond Kimchi, one woman is doing her best to keep dogs off the menu, Sue over at My Korean Kitchen shares a Luna New Year dish, and The Korea Times features the story of a North Korean defector who recently opened his first food truck...More

[HanCinema's Digest] Travel Bug Bites

2016/02/07 | | Permalink

Find out about Lunar New Year customs in Korea, the Korea Tourism Organisation reveals upcoming attractions for 2016-2018, enjoy Korea from the comfort of your saddle, and what's the best time to visit the peninsula?...More

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