Born in 1970, Seoul, LEE graduated from the Seoul Institute of the Arts. He started his film career working with famed directors LEE Myeong-Se and PARK Jong-won. Later, he briefly worked as a TV producer, but, unable to quench his love for the cinema, he soon returned to the film scene. In 2004, he made his directorial debut with .
Star Power Wanes at Box Office 2013/03/23, Source,
Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle "The Last Stand", which was released in Korea on Feb. 21, has tanked at the box office and dropped off the list after attracting only 66,698 spectators in just under a month. The film is directed by Kim Jee-woon, who shot to fame with "The Good, the Bad and the Weird", but the combination of top director and star was unable to attract viewers. This appears to be part of a wider trend where star power is fading in favor of strong storylines. Film booking site Maxmovie asked 2,754 members of its website from Feb. 26 to March 6 what they consider when choosing a movie and found that a massive 74.2 percent said the plot is the most important factor,...More
[Hancinema's Box Office Review] 2013.03.08 ~ 2013.03.10 2013/03/11, HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review (2013.03.08 ~ 2013.03.10)Park Hoon-jeong-I's "The New World" enjoyed its third successive weekend as Korea's number one film. Park's action thriller added 508,889 (30.9%) stubs to move its total admissions count to 3.3 million. Park's second feature withstood the continuous pressure from Lee Hwan-gyeong's silver bullet hit "Miracle in Cell No.7", which itself is now standing in its eighth week. "Miracle in Cell No.7" has never slipped past second place, and its numbers continue to swell to record-breaking heights. Three other films came into the charts this past weekend that, although weren't able to cause much distress at the top of pile, did cause a shuffle in the upper echelons of Korea's top ten,...More
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