[HanCinema's Film Review] "In Love and the War": Cross-border Love and an Elephant. 2011/11/19,
I remember looking at the film poster for "Hello Ghost" and seeing the stamp on it that read: "2010 Happy Comedy". A comedy is was, but it was also a deeply saddening tale that tickled the tear ducts. Happy tears, for sure, but it was not the emotion I was expecting to feel. Having had that experience, I now view Korean film posters with a pinch of salt in terms of how accurately they capture a film's emotive essence. "In Love and War" looks to be all cheers and chuckles but the filmmakers are definitely aiming for a specific emotional reaction from their audience outside of the it's silliness and comedic posturing,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office (2011.04.29-2011.05.01) 2011/05/02, Source, Korean Weekend Box Office (2011.04.29~2011.05.01)
It is no surprise that Kenneth Branagh's long anticipated "Thor" stands strong at number one this week. Based on the popular Marvel comic character, this American superhero film finally makes its way to the big screen with 543,075 admissions in its opening week. Children's Day is coming up this week in Korea and you can expect "Thor" and "Fast Five" to continue their success at the top.,...More
Sappy drama muddles Korean War comedy 2011/04/14, Source,
Actor Kim Joo-hyeok, right, plays the role of a North Korean military officer that becomes fond of a remote South Korean village his troops captured. / Courtesy of Showbox/Mediaplex
By Lee Hyo-won
Not too long ago one would have been charged with treason for portraying a North Korean in a sympathetic light onscreen, let alone having characters "sleep with the enemy",...More
AT: Movie 'Bronze Medalist' 2009/07/02, Source, Who hasn't been touched by dramatic events that happen from time to time in sports Once an Olympic bronze medalist, Lee Ji-bong retires due to an injury.
After drifting around waiting tables, he find,...More
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