[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Vampire Detective" Episode 12 Final 2016/06/13,
Dawn has arrived for "Vampire Detective" and with it come emotional scenes we were not granted during an entire series. Characters without emotions suddenly find them, characters with emotions overflow with them. Unfortunately, the drama's total lack of character development makes these scenes cheesy. The show also presents a twist related to "Vampire Prosecutor"; the series these creators clearly wish they were working on and the entire fandom of which wishes we were watching,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Vampire Detective" Episode 11 2016/06/05,
If you felt Yo-na has been given too little love as a villain, say hello to a new one, as "Vampire Detective" believes such a twist is a good idea with two episodes left to go. On the bright side, some pieces of the past fall into place and relationships are explained. Much does not make sense, with character and plot inconsistencies being abundant, but at least we are on our way to some closure,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Vampire Detective" Episode 10 2016/05/30,
I would not blame anyone for forgetting that "Vampire Detective" has a main plot, given we only see a few seconds of it in each episode, but it is finally here and so are some explanations about the past. Unfortunately, those explanations feel rushed, as do some important character decisions. Even though it is about eight episodes late, the backstory and character development we did not get for an entire series have been provided,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Vampire Detective" Episode 5 2016/04/25,
While the vampire side of things remains benched, we have some welcome forward movement in character development in episode five, sparked by what is probably the most interesting guest character yet. The case itself is very entertaining and nicely presented, giving us plenty of suspects and inviting us to a guessing game. Worry not, Yo-na is still around and she is very eager to have a piece of San, figuratively and very literally so,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Vampire Detective" Episode 4 2016/04/18,
You know, for being investigators and therefore quick-witted and curious by trade, our team are very slow to address San's condition. I understand initial denial, but his vampirism is starting to feel like a gimmick, when we are one third into this show without it having played a significant role. The episode's plot and some other parts of the main story thankfully progress much faster, however, as our villainess has come out to play,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Vampire Detective" Episode 3 2016/04/11,
Our vampirically fortified team continues to coincidentally land cases related to the vampire underworld and San draws closer to his past. Episode 3 finally gives us a better look at our villain and solves a big question. Why hide the obvious from us? It turns out, our villain is hidden for excitement. Get ready for that feeling, as she might be making her grand entrance in the next episode,...More
[Photos] Kim Yoon-hye's vampire red lips 2016/01/19, Source,
Actress Kim Yoon-hye appeared to be critically beautiful in a pictorial of her in the fashion magazine COSMOPOLITAN.
Kim Yoon-hye is far from being innocent and girly in these pictures as she has on red lipstick and an outfit that reveals the top of her shoulders. She styles a burgundy shirt and beret which aren't easy to pull off,...More
Young Actress Spooks Viewers with Chilling Movie Role 2013/11/09, Source,
Actress Kim Yoon-hye is giving audiences a chill with her striking performance as a cold and aloof high school girl in director Choi Jin-seong's romantic thriller "Steel Cold Winter", which was released on Thursday. "I've heard many times that I look cold or mysterious. A few years ago, I played the role of another psychopathic student in a TV drama, so people may think I'm a kind of cold-hearted or gloomy person. But the reality is far from that", said the 22-year-old actress,...More
Steel Cold Winter 2013/11/08, Source,
"Steel Cold Winter"
Genres: Romance and Mystery
Running Time: 109 min.
Directed by: Choi Jin-seong
Starring: Kim Yoon-hye, Kim Si-hoo, Lee Tae-hee
Synopsis: Yoon-soo was a student at one of the best schools in Seoul, who carries unbearable burden of leading one of his friends to commit suicide after his trivial remark turned into a vicious rumor. His father moves his family to Ijeon-li, a rural village, for him,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2013/11/02, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★★ "Red Family": A coming-of-culture drama about a family of North Korean spies misfiring undercover (11/06)
★★★★★ "Commitment": The son of an ex-North Korean spy is torn between higher powers as he fights for those he loves.(11/06)
★★★★ "I Love You, Jin-yeong!": A struggling writer gets romantically involved with a director who offers to make her dreams come true. (11/07)
★★★★★ "The Weight": A tragic telling of the life of a hunchbacked mortician and his transgendered stepsister.(11/07)
★★★★ "Passion Flower": A dying man hires a caregiver to help him, but soon their relationship flourishes beyond their expectations. (11/07)
★★★★ "Steel Cold Winter": A small-town outcast and big-city newbie find each other and form a fatalistic bound out in the country. (11/07),...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Steel Cold Winter" 2013/10/25,
From the outset, "Steel Cold Winter" presents a lot of unspoken mysteries. When we see a high school student out alone skating, still in her school uniform, with a blank expression on her face, that image alone begs a lot of questions. Try guessing what these questions are yourself. The imagery in the film is very strong and it can actually be quite fun trying to figure out the vague possible solutions to such clearly defined setpieces.
Then the movie takes a few turns and shots at the concept of rumors,...More
[Photos] 17th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival Red Carpet 2013/07/18, Lee Byung-hun
The 17th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival will take place from July 18 to July 28 in Gyeonggi Province. On the themes of love, fantasy and adventure, a total of 230 films -- 135 features and 95 shorts -- from 44 countries will be screened this year.
Many actors and actresses attended and walked down the festival's glamorous red carpet before entering the pavilion,...More
Kim Yoon-hye cast in "Girl" 2013/01/13, Source,
Produced by Choi Jin-seong, "Girl" is invested and distributed by CH E&M.
Choi Jin-seong is a famous producer who received awards such as the Busan International Film Festival Image Fund, the Korean Movie Awards Short Film Award, the Italia Turin Queer Film Festival's Grand Award and more,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Ghost Sweepers" 2012/12/30,
There's many directions a story can go when ghosts and exorcists get involved. There's the always reliable horror element, taking advantage of the human fear of the unknown. There's tragic character study because hey, death is kind of depressing, you know? And then there's the wacky slapstick comedy, which can go all sorts of fun directions since ghosts aren't beholden to such inconveniences as the laws of physics. "Ghost Sweepers" is a movie that attempts to do all three,...More
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