'The Attorney' Sweeps Blue Dragon Film Awards 2014/12/18, Source, Cheon Woo-hee (left) and Song Kang-ho"The Attorney" directed by Yang Woo-seok won three awards including best film at the 35th Blue Dragon Film Awards on Wednesday. Inspired by a famous 1981 human-rights case led by late President Roh Moo-hyun, who was then a successful tax lawyer in Busan and turned to human rights law to defend the accused, the film is the sixth biggest box office hit in the history of Korean cinema. It attracted 11.3 million viewers since its release in December last year,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.11.14 ~ 2014.11.16 2014/11/17, "Interstellar" absorbs nearly 80% of the box office pie…
Week two for Nolan's spacey success saw the breakthrough blockbuster add another 1.7M admissions to its Korean cause. "Interstellar" recently crossed the $300M mark internationally, $36M of which coming from Korean screens as it becomes the seventh highest grossing film of the year behind "Transformers: Age of Extinction" ($38M). Unfortunately this galactic stub-guzzler had little competition, and so absorbed over 76% of ticket sales from a greedy 1,410 screenings (close to triple its nearest rival),...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2014/11/08, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★ "Set Me Free": A seventeen-year-old boy who grew up in a youth centre dreams of living a model life, but is angered when his father comes by to dump his sibling with him. (11/13)
★★★★ "Cart": A story of the things that happen to a non-contract employee at a supermarket after he is wrongfully dismissed and decides to stand up for it. (11/13)
★★★★ "A Dream of Iron": A visceral documentary that looks back on Korea's history of modernisation and the economic changes that occurred under President Park Jung-hee. (11/13)
★★★★ "The Youth": An omnibus film featuring five shorts about youthfulness, violence, and insensitivity by a variety of young directors. (11/13),...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2014/11/01, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★★ "Fire in Hell": A Buddhist monk succumbs to sin and is cruelly cornered by fate on his way to redemption. (11/06)
★★★★ "Entangled": A family of four are put under pressure after the youngest daughter's child dies as a result of the mother's deteriorating mental condition. (11/06)
★★★★ "Daughter": A woman struggles to free herself from her strict ascetic upbringing and wonders what the future holds for her own family. (11/06)
★★★ "Fashion King - Movie": A high school student plans to become a fabulous fashionista in order to attract the attention of the prettiest girl in school. (11/06)
★★★★ "Glory For Everyone": A touching documentary that follows a young soccer team and accounts their struggles against poverty and class. (11/06),...More
[HanCinema's Busan International Film Festival Movie Review] "Cart" 2014/10/11,
The cashiers and cleaning ladies in "Cart" are constantly told to have faith in the system. That's what the morning loyalty oaths are for. As presented in context, this entire scene looks so utterly ridiculous I would probably have doubted these things even exist except that I already have familiarity with the concept. I guess modern capitalism is an actual religion these days. Makes sense really. If corporations are people with religious beliefs what other God could they possibly have?,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Attorney" 2013/12/28,
Woo-Seok (played by Song Kang-ho) is an average, fairly unremarkable family man. Through sheer willpower he's able to make a name for himself as a lawyer. Song Kang-ho exhibits a strong degree of relatable charm in the role. Woo-Seok is no hero, and indeed, for the most part he's satisfied with life so long as he's able to support his wife and kids. That would be all there is to this story- except that his law practice starts out in 1978. Big changes are afoot in the political situation, and Woo-Seok soon finds himself having to make a choice.
It's not as dramatic as that sentence makes it sound, honestly,...More
The Attorney 2013/12/21, Source, "The Attorney"
Running Time: 127 min.
Directed by: Yang Woo-seok
Starring: Song Kang-ho, Kim Yeong-ae, Oh Dal-soo
Synopsis: High school-graduate attorney Song Woo-suk is a lawyer whose savvy business skills earn him considerable success as a specialist in tax affairs. But he does a u-turn to devote his career to human rights issues after he defends a friend involved in a political case,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Medical Top Team" Episode 16 2013/12/07,
This episode both improved in some ways and deteriorated in some ways. Put those two together, and we have a stagnating show. It really began to go downhill when Ba-wi left the show. Now it's left with insecure doctors, weak romance, too little humor and too much politics. It's saving grace is now the chemistry between the minor characters such as neurologist Jeong Hoon-min and radiologist Bae Sang-gyu. Their odd couple bromance is refreshing and heartfelt. Dr. Jo (Park Won-sang) can be grouped together with them,...More
'The Han Ye-seul case' will it lead to a drama revolution? 2011/08/16, Source,
While everyone is waiting to see what happens to the Han Ye-seul case, there are voices that claim that the weak condition of the Korean drama environment is what caused this incident.
Unlike America and Japan where they air a drama after having completely finished shooting it, Korea has been shooting and broadcasting nearly all at the same time for reasons such as ratings.
In a lucky case, some dramas are aired with 4 or so episodes pre-shot but then again the script doesn't come out and there are cases where the drama is edited only hours before the actual broadcast,...More
[TV Antenna] 'Repairing House of Love' corner and more 2011/03/02, Source,
▲ Experiencing Life on Site starts 'Repairing House of Love'
KBS is starting a new corner, "Repairing the House of Love" in celebration of the 50th year of 2TV program "Experience Life on Site". The ice hockey team that got the bronze medal in the 2011 Winter Asian Games will be appearing. They will repair the house of a granny that lives in Yangpyeong, by a big road. KBS forecast reporters Kim Hye-seon and Noh Eun-ji go to a rabbit farm. They go through a battle with twenty thousand rabbits.,...More
"Old Partner" wins Best Picture at Max Movie Awards 2010/02/10, Source, "Old Partner" director Lee Chung-ryoul (left) and producer Ko Young-jae at the 7th Max Movie Awards on February 9, 2010. [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean documentary "Old Partner" won the trophy for best picture at the 7th Max Movie Awards on Tuesday.
"Partner" also took the prize for best movie poster at the annual event, which hands out its awards based on a survey on movie fans. A total 753,277 people participated in the survey conducted from January 5 through February 2 this year.
The acclaimed indie film -- which attracted over three million viewers in Korea during its limited theatrical release -- is about an old farmer couple and their lifelong friendship with an old partner, a 40-year-old ox.,...More
As the last bits of summer linger, "Ae-ja" by newcomer director,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Choi Kang-hee doesn't look 33! 2009/05/19, Source, Actress Choi Kang-hee is back with her mysterious Bohemian look!
She has been in the photoshoot with concept of "Bohemian Rhapsody" for the st.a casual brand's s ummer collection.
Choi cut her hair short for the movie character and put on a lot of stylish accessories to express her femininity.
Her color and the orange lipstick make her trademark of her pale face even more emphasized.
Choi is in the new film, "Ae-ja" taking the character Ae-ja costarring with Kim Yeong-ae.
The photoshoot will be on VOGUE GIRL magazine.,...More
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