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[Spoiler] 'Splendid Politics' Han Juwan is attracted to the strong woman, Lee Yeon-hee

Source | 2015/05/25 | | Permalink

"Splendid Politics" Han Juwan showed his interest in Lee Yeon-hee after witnessing her strong side.

On the 13th episode of MBC's "Splendid Politics", Hwa-yi (Lee Yeon-hee) sneaked into the palace in order to investigate the accident happened in the gunpowder weapon center (Hwagidogam)...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.05.22 ~ 2015.05.24

2015/05/25 | | Permalink

"Mad Max" retains pole position...

The fourth film in the "Mad Max" series continued its reign atop the Korean box office, claiming additional 310K (31%) across 714 screens to move its total tally now to 1.8M ($15M). "Mad Max: Fury Road" has been peppered with praise from critics and filmgoers worldwide, and is quickly closing in on the estimated $150M it took to produce. Last weekend "Mad Max" (along with Spy) entered and dislodged Marvel's "Avengers" as the country's favourite flick; week two for George Miller's dusty dystopia saw that success continue as fans flocked to theatres to catch Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in action...More

'Comfort women' film hopes to highlight historical issue

Source | 2015/05/25 | | Permalink

Korean-Japanese teenager Kang Ha-na plays a girl forced into sex slavery by the Japanese Army during World War II in "Homecoming". Provided by the distributor

The screams of teenage girls being dragged by men in uniform fill the entire hallway of a Japanese military brothel.

This scene is the most crucial from "Homecoming", which portrays "comfort women", a euphemistic term referring to the Asian women and girls - mostly Korean - who were sexually enslaved by the Imperial Japanese Army under its country's 1910-45 colonial rule of Korea and during World War II.

Ten actors and actresses gathered in Daejin University's gymnasium in Pocheon, Gyeonggi, last month to film the scene for the upcoming movie, portraying the women trying to flee...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Jing Bi-rok" Episode 30

2015/05/24 | | Permalink

As expected, the Korean and Chinese military forces continue to butt heads over the question of proper military sovereignty. Mostly they don't actually get along that poorly except when they have mutually conflicting cross-purposes. There's not really any way to resolve the question of whether or not to execute a presumed traitor when there's just too much inherent dispute over whether or not the person in question really is a question. Of course, some form of trial would probably be more appropriate than just letting the highest ranked person around solve the problem...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Let the Girl Cry" Episode 12

2015/05/24 | | Permalink

Kyeong-cheol has many flaws, but the worst of them has to be that the guy's just not that smart. Last cliffhanger he "discovered" that Deok-in was having an affair with Jin-woo. A more farsighted person might have realized that Deok-in finding a boyfriend is a good thing. It makes Deok-in less likely to try to cling to the marriage. Which, consequently, would make it easier for Kyeong-cheol to get a divorce and finally marry Jin-hee. So how does Kyeong-cheol use this information?...More

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