[HanCinema's Film Review] "Running Man" 2013/05/10,
Jong-Woo (played by Sin Ha-gyoon) is a poor, beleagured taxi driver with a bad attitude, understandable given the kind of clients he has to deal with. So when one night, a polite, well-dressed man offers an outrageous sum of money to rent the taxi for an extended period, Jong Woo doesn't ask any questions, though he does make rather cheerful and inappropriate conversation with his uninterested charge. It's difficult to blame Jong-Woo for this, given that it takes him some time to realize that he is not the protagonist of a low-brow comedy, but of an action-packed thriller,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] April 2013 2013/05/04,
April proved to be a slow month at the box office as local films gave way to foreign favourites. It wasn't until last weekend that things were given a shot in the arm as Marvel's blockbuster "Iron Man 3" sounded the horn that cause more than 2 million fans to stream in. Tom Cruise's latest efforts in "Oblivion" held down the top spot during the middle weeks, leaving Jo Dong-oh's "Running Man" to be the only Korean film to taste gold in week one. The release of both "Oblivion" and "Iron Man 3" denied Kang Woo-seok's eighth film "Fist of Legend" any traction, leaving to sit in second place spinning its tyres for much of the month,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.04.19 ~ 2013.04.21 2013/04/22,
The science fiction action flick "Oblivion" managed to hold onto first place in what was one of the year's quietest weekends at the box office. Tom Cruise's latest held down first with only 367,022 (30%), the lowest admissions count for first this year. Tom Cruise is a popular figure in Korea and, despite some close competition from Kang Woo-seok's "Fist of Legend", his latest representation was able to cling onto gold. "Oblivion" had 563 screens around the country from which to pool admissions from, and this past weekend saw it advance its total tally to 1,204,448,...More
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