[HanCinema's Hall of Fame Review] "Save the Green Planet": The End is Nigh 2014/07/05, In the Spotlight this Week:Jang Joon-hwan's "Save the Green Planet"
Aliens, kidnapping, and torture make for terrific film fodder, but a balance must be struck in order not to over/undercook this volatile cinematic concoction. Too much comedy and the intensity may be compromised, and if the horror is left to broil the dish may become too dark to digest. We might assume that, given the country's hesitancy with science fiction, and its tendency to over-salt on silliness, that Korean cooks may be ill suited to even supervise such convergence. But a brilliant balance was indeed found when, in 2003, director Jang Joon-hwan made his daring debut with the delightfully delirious "Save the Green Planet",...More
[HanCinema's Image Gallery] "Save the Green Planet" 2014/07/05, Jang Joon-hwan's daring debut "Save the Green Planet" (2003) is both cruel and unusual. Violence, torture, aliens and the end of the world are all juicy prospects for cinephiles and sci-fi fans alike, but often the results are B-grade and gaudy. Jang's film, however, is a delightful and unique merger of ideas that are well sutured and sharp; a welcome and edgy edition to modern Korean cinema's impressive filmography. This cult classic is over ten years old now but Jang's opening act still endures and is aging well. Enjoy! [SPOILERS],...More
Yeo Jin-goo a veteran at just 16 2014/02/23, Source, Yeo Jin-goo is just 16, but the teenage heartthrob is already celebrating the ninth anniversary of his career this year. From his debut in "Sad Movie" (2005) to his latest film "Hwayi : A Monster Boy" (2013), Yeo has widened his horizons in Korean TV dramas and films. Recently, the actor even tried out a sitcom, showing his candid and humorous side. Ilgan Sports, an affiliate of the Korea JoongAng Daily, sat down with Yeo to discuss his young career,...More
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