[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.01.27 ~ 2012.01.29 2012/01/30, HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review(2011.01.27 ~ 2012.01.29)
After just week at the top Lee Seok-hoon's "Dancing Queen" has given way to Chung Ji-young's interesting new film "Unbowed". This week's number one has created some controversy in the news as it is based on a true story of math professor who was accused of shooting a judge with a crossbow in 2007. It's a fifty-fifty split this week with both local Korean films and international releases find a place in the top ten. However the top three are local hits that have grabbed the lion's share of public interest,...More
Kim Myeong-min: "I never went on a diet for 'Pacemaker'" 2012/01/25, Source, Kim Myeong-min's physique his new movie "Pacemaker" is creating a buzz. The actor noticeably slimmed down for his new role as a retired marathoner-turned-chicken delivery man, Joo Man Ho.
As Kim Myeong-min is known to undergo dramatic physical transformation for a new role, people wonder if he went on a diet stunt again to come up with such a skinny figure, as it is certainly not the first time that he would have suffered for the sake of art,...More
This Week's Cultural News VCR2 2012/01/13, Source,
[SOV] [Interview : ] "I don't think that's right. That head is too small to be mine".
[Interview : ] "This isn't yours, Mr. Kang".
[Interview : ] "Just one more time"
[Interview : ] "How long do I have to live"
[Interview : ] "You could live up to three months",...More
Multiculturalism a New Theme in Korean Movies 2012/01/13, Source,
More and more Korean movies, including "Pacemaker" by director Kim Dal-joong that opens next Thursday, are taking on the theme of multiculturalism that is changing the face of Korean society. In 2010, one out of every 10 marriages involved a foreign spouse, while the number of children from multicultural families has grown seven-fold from 25,000 in 2006 to 160,000 in 2010. And this trend is being portrayed more frequently on the silver screen.
It was TV dramas that first dealt with the issue. The SBS dramas "Hanoi Bride" (2005) and "Golden Bride" (2007) featured a Korean man who married a Vietnamese woman. But the main focus of those soaps was mostly about the love between a man and a woman that transcended borders. They avoided dealing with the complex issues facing multicultural families. However, recent movies have shown more interest in depicting how families from different social and cultural backgrounds manage in Korean society,...More
Kim Myeong-min: "I've got horse thighs!" 2012/01/04, Source,
"Pacemaker" had given Korean actor Kim Myeong-min horse thighs!
At the recent press conference held on 3 January at the Lotte Cinema Konkuk University for Korean movie "Pacemaker", where Kim Myeong Min plays the role of a marathoner, the actor revealed that due to the movie, he developed muscular legs and thighs that can be compared to a horse! His old pants couldn't even fit him! ,...More
'Pacemaker' fetes unsung sports heroes 2012/01/04, Source,
(Above picture: Kim Myeong-min, left, in scene from "Pacemaker" / Courtesy of Cinergy)
A boy from an impoverished family with a talent for running finishes second place in a race on purpose - in order to win the box of "ramyeon" (instant noodles) given to runners-up. He grows up to become a national marathoner but he is destined to hold himself back as he did in his childhood.
A "Pacemaker" is an athlete strategically thrown into sports competitions such as marathons and swimming in order to boost the frontrunner's record. In this case, the runner must halt at the 30-kilometer mark so that his teammate can take the crown at the end of the 42.195-kilometer marathon,...More
Actress Ko Ah-ra Becomes a Pole Vaulter in Film 2012/01/03, Source, 22-Year-Old Actress Gain 5-kg Weight for Film
South Korea's gracefully beautiful actress Ko Ah-ra has turned into a track and field athlete.
The 22-year-old actress appeared in a press conference for film preview "Pacemaker" held at Lotte Cinema's theater in Seoul's Jayang-dong on Jan. 3, 2012.
In the movie directed by Kim Dal-joong she appears as a pole vaulter representing South Korea.
She said that she practed with 8-kg dumbbell to appear in the film. She also gained a weight of 5 killo grams to fit in with the character needed in the film,...More
"Pacemaker" teaser poster unveiled 2011/12/02,
Dream Capture Studios on Thursday revealed the teaser poster for its upcoming movie "Pacemaker", which stars acclaimed Korean actor Kim Myeong-min in the title role.
The poster features a full-body image of a sweaty Joo Manho (Kim Myeong-min), a marathon runner. He is pictured in the middle of the road, presumably during a marathon race at the London Olympics 2012, with one hand resting on his knee and the other on his thigh,...More
First "Pacemaker" trailer to be released end November 2011/11/24, The first teaser trailer for sports movie "Pacemaker" will be released very soon.
MM Entertainment, Kim Myeong-min's new company revealed that the award-winning actor, who plays lead character Joo Manho, recently finished recording the voice-over narration for the trailer which is expected to be released at the end of November. Korean theaters will start screening the movie on 19 January 2012,...More
"Pacemaker" back from London 2011/06/20, Source, Kim Myeong-min and the rest of the cast and crew of movie "Pacemaker" are back in Korea last Tuesday, June 14th after a week of filming in Europe's most popular filming sites, London.
Majority of the scenes that were filmed in London were part of the London 2012 Olympic marathon race where Joo Man Hoo (Kim Myeong-min) and Min Yun Ki (Choi Tae-joon) participate as representatives of the Republic of Korea,...More
A Marathoner's body? 2011/05/10, Source,
Latest stills from the set show Kim Myeong-min with a toned body and no fat. Due to his ridgid training for "Pacemaker", his weight plunged down from 66 kilos in February, to currently 63 kilos.In an interview with MyungMin International on 2 May 2011, Kim Myeong-min explained that he has now a marathoner's body, because he ran a distance of over 20 kilometers per day to prepare for the part of Pacemaker Man Ho,...More
Kim Myeong-min turns to sports in his next project 2011/01/31, Source,
After the release of the Kim Myeong-min's latest flick that is currently enjoying the top spot in Korean box office, the "Detective K" star has confirmed that his next project will be "Pacemaker", an inspiring (and fun) sports movie where he plays the title role.
[Note: A Pacemaker (sometimes called pacer or pacesetter) is an athlete who runs alongside a runner to help the runner maintain a particular speed that will take him to the finish line at the target time. Sometimes, a Pacemaker also functions as the runner's coach, motivator and tactician.],...More
'Shine' takes plot from documentary 2007/11/05, Source, Korean theater has been introducing a number of new musical genres -- from moviecals to musical thrillers -- this year to satisfy audiences who crave something different.
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