[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2014/08/09, K-Films Coming Soon:★★★★★ "Haemoo": A group of struggling fishermen decide to smuggle illegal immigrants to make ends meet, but bad weather intervenes with tragic results. (08/13)
★★★★ "18 - Eighteen Noir": A movie-loving high schooler gets involved with a deviant group at school with violent consequences. (08/14)
★★★ "Insect Kingdom 3D": A documentary that explores Korea's fascinating insect world in 3D. (08/14)
★★★ "Hope In Baseco": A group of unfortunate children are given a ray hope when a missionary comes to visit. (08/14),...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "18 - Eighteen Noir" 2014/07/30,
Dong-do (played by Lee Jae-eung) loves movies, neglecting his studies just so he can watch more, giving his mom the excuse of how movies are themselves studying, since they help him learn about the real world. Yeah, that's probably the first clue that Dong-do really doesn't have the most discerning sense of judgment, so of course he jumps at the chance to make friends with some teens who are exactly the kind of cool types the movies tend to glamorize. The consequences are...well, actually not that extreme in the immediate sense,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The President's Barber" 2013/11/01,
South Korea has an ambivalent relationship with former president Park Chung-Hee (here played by Jo Yeong-jin). On one end, he worked greatly to improve South Korea's economic status, and can easily be cited as the man most directly responsible for the country's current condition as a first world country, when only decades earliest it was one of the most impoverished on the planet. On the other, under his rule South Korea was a military dictatorship. And not an especially pleasant one either,...More
[ChanMi's movie news] "Take Off" will it succeed? 2009/07/07, Source, "Take Off" is definitely a sports film that has cost the most to produce and its coming this summer! This film will definitely cool you hot summer days with ski jumps off the snowy mountains.
This movie has already been Choonmooro's hot film because it is directed by Kim Yong-hwa who also directed "200 Pounds Beauty" and the hot actor Ha Jung-woo is the main character!
It has cost 11,000,000,000 Won (~$US 10 millions) to produce this movie!
However, this film has a very new story different from other sports films. We can see how the national atheletes have worked so hard with their jumpsuits for ski jumps with all the equipment used for this sport. The motive is to show how these atheletes work hard.
Many film producers try hard to use less money however, this film has taken a bold step in using all that money fiming for 2 years and 7 months! The film has filmed 101 different times with 200 staffs!,...More
Healing Movies 2006/12/30, Source, It happened once again. People tear apart my heart countless times all throughout the year and I also unconsciously hurt others. And they are mostly someone very close to me.
It is now time to heal these wounds and to prepare for a new year. So, how about wrapping up the year while watching movie,...More
Korea Wins Six at Asia Pacific Film Fest 2006/12/04, Source, South Korean films won the majority of the awards at the 51st Asia Pacific Film Festival which concluded November 25th in Taipei after a four day run. All-time record holder "The Host" did extremely well, winning three awards: Best Editing f,...More
The Chusok holidays are when family-oriented films tend to dominate local theaters, and this year looks to be no different. Putting in its bid for the Chusok crown is "Kkotpinun Pomi Omyon (Springtime)", a se,...More
From remembering gruesome serial murder cases and Cold-War suicide commandoes, based-on-a-true-story films have become quite the flavor in the past year and, given this year's lineup, will probably remain so for a while. So it is a little surprising that the new film,...More
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