Film Audiences Favor Grown-Up Experience 2013/04/30, Source, Ha Jeong-woo and Kim Hye-soo have been voted the most popular actor and actress in Korea in a poll by the Chosun Ilbo and the country's biggest ticketing site Maxmovie. But Hwang Jeong-min and Jeon Do-yeon were named as the best actor and actress. ◆ Mature Actors, Mature Audiences Remarkably, most of the top 10 most popular actors and actresses are in their 30s to 50s, the only exception being Han Hyo-joo, who is in her 20s. The average age for male and female actors is 42.7 and 34.1. Of the actors, only four are in their 30s, including Ha, Kang Dong-won and Won Bin. A large proportion of the entrants on the popularity list starred in hit movies over the past two years, but Won, Kang, Lee Na-young and Kim Tae-hee managed to stay popular by only appearing in commercials,...More
Five Korean Comedies You Don't Know, but Should 2013/03/28, Source,
Over the past year or so I've gotten a lot of opportunities to watch some older Korean movies. While I know Park Chan Wook's movies, like "Old Boy" and various action movies such as "The Host" have become international sensations, personally, I'm into more lighthearted films. I've compiled a list of the top five comedies that I've seen recently, most of which are older, never really hit the international scene, and are not very well known. They may not be the easiest to track down, but if you can find them, they will be well worth watching!,...More
[Film Review] "Howling" 2012/08/17, Source,
Is it action, drama, suspense, or supernatural thriller? "Howling"certainly feels like all of the aforementioned at times, which leads me to my point; this is a mixed bag on so many levels. You can't win 'em all Song Kang-ho. Detective Sung-gil (Song Kang-ho), has been around the force for quite some time. There's not a lot he hasn't seen or dealt with and quite frankly he's ready to move up in the world and is looking for his big promotion to captain. However, his movement to the top appears to get sidelined when his boss sticks him with Eun-young (Lee Na-young), a driven female rookie detective who simply wants to do the job right. They're assigned to a case in which a man catches fire spontaneously while sitting in his truck in a parking garage,...More
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