[Guest Review] Tumbleweed 2014/02/28, Source,
In "Tumbleweed", Chang-su (Im Chang-jeong) is the fall guy for a local gang's boss, willing to cop short-term gaol terms in exchange for sums of money he couldn't earn otherwise or through legal means. This might sound like an undesirable lifestyle for most but Chang-su is quite content with his lot, having no dreams or plans for any future career outside of his next imprisonment. Recently returned from his latest stint, he witnesses, by chance, a lover's quarrel that spills out onto the street in front of him,...More
Now Playing 2013/12/06, Source,
"Fancy Walk" Drama / 80 / Korean Songwriter Hee-soo (Kim Seon-young) runs into 19-year-old Seung-ho (Byeon Joon-seok) in the elevator. She finds his nervous eyes inspiring. She seduces him and they eventually fall in love. But when Jun-ho, the love of Hee-soo's life, returns, their love gets complicated. The film claims to present an updated Korean version of the 1981 movie "Private Lessons". But it hasn't gotten as much attention as it claims. Although the main actress, Kim, was in the spotlight for her blue dragon tattoo on the red carpet of the Blue Dragon Awards, whether the film can get its own spotlight is doubtful,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.11.29 - 2013.12.01 2013/12/02,
It's not too often that a Korean sci-fi is able to come out ahead, and although Kim Hyeon-seok's "11 AM" did so with the second lowest first-place total this year, it was still able to topple some big events in the process. "11 AM" claimed 377,165 (21.3%) over 512 screens to outplay last week's number one – Kwak Gyeong-taek's "Friends 2" – as well as the not-so-hot "Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire". Times are tough at the moment at the Korean box office, and so while the world (the U.S. in particular) is burning up over the Susan Collins's second novel adaptation, the hermit kingdom has withdrawn and spread it limited wealth over just a few worthy features,...More
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