[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Scent of Love" 2016/08/20,
While on the subway young college student In-ha (played by Park Hae-il) witnesses a curious sight- Hee-jae (played by the late Jang Jin-yeong) takes the lead in getting a passed out drunkard to sit up, so a pregnant woman can sit down. It's an act of kindness that's striking precisely because Hee-jae isn't expecting any kind of reward for her good deed. Her sole motivation is a desire to be a decent human being who takes a stand for moral principle no matter how uncomfortable or even dangerous the situation may be. Hee-jae's chrysanthemum scent is, to In-ha, "The Scent of Love",...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Sorum" 2013/09/01,
The apartment complex that is the backdrop of most of the action in "Sorum" is a dank, unsettling, somewhat discouraging abode. It's the kind of rundown building people who don't have a lot of money end up staying in. Ugly stains, rough edges, and random litter abound everywhere in the building. The walls are an unsightly eyesore- nothing grotesque or horrifying, just kind of ugly. And yet, there's a certain character to it that's a bit appealing. Maybe not so much as a building designed to be pretty, but more so than boring white walls anyway.
That paragraph about as much sums up the film's narrative focus, too. Yong-Hyun (played by Kim Myeong-min) moves into this apartment building, and...something ensues. I'm honestly not sure what, exactly,...More
Late Actress Jang Jin-yeong's Memorial Hall Opens on May 14 2011/05/16, Source,
"A chrysanthemum under a high autumn sky sleeps the eternal sleep. Even though we cannot see her graceful appearance again in person, she will stay forever as a delicate scent in every person's mind who loves her".
Actress Jang Jin-yeong died with stomach cancer in September, 2009, and the three-thousand square meter memorial hall for commemorating her sprit was built and opened in Imsil-gun in Jeollabukdo province on May 14. The memorial hall has been built by his father Jang Gil Nam (78), who wanted to let her rest in peace in a remote mountain village with clean air,...More
Busan - The 14th edition of the Pusan (Busan) International Film Fstival (PIFF) kicked off Thursday with glitz and glam. Some 150 star cineastes and VIP guests walked the red carpet, sizzling up the cool autumn evening at the seaside resort.
One of Asia's Largest Int'l Film Festival Kicks Off in Busan 2009/10/08, Source, One of Asia's largest film events… the Pusan International Film Festival kicked off at the Suyoungman Yacht Marina in Korea's southeastern port city of Busan on Thursday.
With more than a hundred star-studded celebrities and filmmakers in attendance… the night was filled with glitz and glam, excite,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Jang Jin-yeong's sad love story 2009/09/02, Source, 'World's Saddest Wedding'
Jang Jin-yeong said good-bye to her husband in his arms as she left this earth. It is known that she had married Mr. Kim 4 days before her death!
Mr. Kim has made their marriage official through turning in documents last 28th. Jang's cancer has been worsening yet, the marriage procedures were continued.
The disease did not stop these two lovers from getting married. They did not tell anyone of their secret marriage and,...More
[Special Report] Is there a limit to the stars' guarantees? 2008/02/28, Source, Recently, the Minister of Culture and Arts, Yoo In-Chun's private property was revealed to be over 14 billion-won. Some said that he had gained too much wealth, but he thinks otherwise. He said, "These are all from my 30 years of acting career. Some may think I have too much private wealth, but look,...More
Korean Stars in Hollywood 2007/01/16, Source, As Hollywood remakes of Korean films gained attention in 2006, the year 2007 is gearing up to showcase the growing visibility of Korean acting talent in American productions. Most notably, actor Park Joong-hoon (",...More
It is commonly said that there are two types of people, namely someone you want to date and someone you want to marry.
It seems that the distinction is largely at,...More
Love Story 2006/09/06, Source, The world prods us to adopt a "cool" attitude. Like all the good-looking men and women in movies, we are expected to date when mutual attraction occurs and say goodbye when it's over. But it's doubtfu,...More
"Sorum ("soreum" in Korean means "goosebumps")" will make an excellent departure point for debating the definition of "film noir". Is film noir predominantly a style, with cameras prowling dark corridors and sini,...More
'Over the Rainbow' shows unexpected love 2004/07/23, Source, Good-looking lead actors, a pastel colored poster and a haunting melody of "Over the Rainbow" from "The Wizard of Oz" are all stock-standard ingredients of a typical romantic comedy. However, Ahn Jin-woo's directorial debut, "Over the Rainbow",...More
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