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[HanCinema's Drama Review] "This Life Is Our First Life" Episode 1

2017/10/09 | | Permalink

Ji-ho (played by Jung So-min) always hated feeling like she wasn't the priority back during childhood. While it's easy to blame her family, they're just not...malicious enough to really warrant hating. After all, her dad Jong-soo (played by Kim Byung-ok) is just a sloppy idiot. But when unexpected circumstances make Ji-ho realize that she's going to be even less appreciated than usual, that's when the woman pushing thirty realizes it's time to finally ditch the family home...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Boy and Girl From the 20th Century" Episodes 1-2

2017/10/09 | | Permalink

The opening montage of "Boy and Girl From the 20th Century" features the three protagonists growing up in the nineties with that ever present babysitter- television. The montage stops before we get to any twentieth century dramas that any of us might have heard of, but the moral lesson learned by minor celebrity Jin-jin (played by Han Ye-seul), common employee Ah-reum (played by Ryu Hyun-kyung) and aspiring lawyer Yeong-sim (played by Lee Sang-hee-II) is pretty clear. They definitely don't want to live a life of horrid married life clichés like what they saw in the dramas...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.10.06 - 2017.10.08

2017/10/09 | | Permalink

"The Fortress" narrowly outplays "The Outlaws" over Chuseok...

Director Hwang Dong-hyeok's Joseon-era drama "The Fortress" (based on Kim Hoon's novel) narrowly came out ahead of Kang Yoon-Sung's crime thriller "The Outlaws" during Korea's biggest national holiday, Chuseok. Both films were released on Oct. 3 and pooled from 1,226 and 1,314 screens respectively, and together they captured 60.74% of the sales...More

[HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets

2017/10/08 | | Permalink

Director Gina Kim's award-winning "Bloodless" uses VR technology to depict the tragic the death of a Korean sex worker, seasoned action man Ma Dong-seok talks about his role in the recently released "The Outlaws", women directors to take the lead at the upcoming Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), and see a uniquely Korean promotional poster for Marvel's new blockbuster, "Thor: Ragnarok"...More

[HanCinema's Digest] Food Lovers' Lane

2017/10/08 | | Permalink

Make your own spicy Korean chicken stew with Sue and My Korean Kitchen, Sue goes Beyond Kimchee with a recipe for Korean-style short ribs, the need to promote authentic Korean food is stressed at the Korean Food Foundation's World Hansik Festival, and make traditional bibimbap in the beautiful city of Jeonju with Sweet and Tasty TV...More

[HanCinema's Digest] Travel Bug Bites

2017/10/08 | | Permalink

Explore K-pop, nature and history along Seoul's splendid subway system, CNN lists some of Asia's highest bars, All K-pop has six unexpected reasons South Korea is an awesome place to live in, and 10 Magazine interviews John Bocskay (author of "Cultural Shock! Korea")...More

[HanCinema's Digest] Culture Corner

2017/10/08 | | Permalink

The documentary "Alpha Go" explores AI's landmark victory against South Korean Go champion Lee Sedol, NPR wonders about the future of K-pop, foreign wives to Koreans feel the pressure during Chuseok, and where did North Korea's "sound of a barking dog" insult come from?...More

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