[HanCinema's Film Review] "My Brilliant Life" 2014/09/19,
Ah-reum (played by Jo Seong-mok with some excellent make-up work) is dying of old age even though he's only sixteen years old. Ah-reum has progeria, his days are numbered and, well, that's the movie. Also of relevance- his parents Dae-soo (played by Kang Dong-won) and Mi-ra (played by Song Hye-kyo) are both fairly young. Both of them are in their early thirties, having had Ah-reum when they were still high school students,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Untold Scandal" 2014/09/19,
It's extremely tempting to view the crazy sumptuous games at play in "Untold Scandal" here as some sort of commentary on repressed Joseon sexuality. Director Lee Jae-yong certainly has enough fun with it from a cinematographic point of view. The sex is is hot and sensuous. If you're going into this movie expecting Bae Yong-joon to have lots of erotic fun times with many ample bosoms on display, you will not be disappointed. The film is exactly as advertised,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.09.12 ~ 2014.09.14 2014/09/15,
"Tazza 2" keeps its roll going…
"Tazza: The High Rollers 2" had a fantastic week and managed to extend its lead at the top of pile. Kang Hyeong-cheol's comedy drama attracted over 540K filmgoers (26.7%) over the weekend to move its total tally now to 3.1M ($24.6M), which makes it the ninth highest-grossing Korean film of 2014 having just overtaken Director Chang's "The Target". Kang's closest competition came in the form of the American musical drama "Begin Again" and its 351K (17.1%), but otherwise the top ten remained largely unchanged except for Frank Miller's neo-noir "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" creeping in at ten,...More
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