[Funcurve Review] "Healer" 2016/01/23,
Kill or Cure
It's hard to define "Healer" as it's got a little bit of everything: super spy, crime, drama, romance, and family. It weaves a lot of concepts together to form one well-written, well-executed, thrilling, and emotional fusion drama. The main story is a complex one, wrapped layers deep waiting for us to peel back. But at a high level, "Healer" is about a skilled "night courier" who steals items for clients in return for money and how his life completely changed with a strange job from a famous reporter requesting him to find a girl. Little did Healer or the audience realize how much their fates have been intertwined and that they would eventually work together to uncover important mysteries that not only involve everyone around them, but also explain their roots,...More
Lee Bo-yeong to make a surprise appearance in beauty program 2015/11/30, Source,
Actress Lee Bo-yeong will make a brief appearance in SBS Plus 'Stargram', which will begin on December 4th. This will be her first appearance on small screen since she gave a birth to a daughter last June.
The new beauty program will show her attending a fashion show. Lee Bo-yeong has been showing off her beautiful look even after she delivered a baby Girl Five months ago. In the preview of the show, she greets the stylist Jeong Yoon-gi at the venue and congratulates him, saying "Congratulations on becoming the emcee for Stargram. I'll anticipate a lot of fashion tips". Yoo Ji-tae, Kim Nam-joo and other A-list celebrities also sent out supporting messages for Jeong Yoon-gi,...More
"Healer" drops slightly 2015/02/09, Source, With one more episode to go, "Healer" dropped in percentage slightly but the performance of the cast still stands out.
According to Nielsen Korea, KBS 2TV drama "Healer" rated 7.9%. This is 1.2% lower than the previous episode,...More
"Healer" shoots right up 2015/01/12, Source, According to Nielsen Korea on the 13th, the eleventh episode of KBS 2TV drama "Healer" rated 9.4%.
This is 0.2% more than the previous episode and yet another record,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Tenor Lirico Spinto" 2015/01/10,
Jae-cheol (played by Yoo Ji-tae) is a famed Korean opera singer. Jae-cheol's story is mainly one of novelty. As noted by music producer Sawada (played by Yusuke Iseya), he didn't come all the way to Europe just to hire some Asian guy. But there's no arguing with the quality of Jae-cheol's voice".The Tenor Lirico Spinto" is, in full force, a love letter to opera. All of its characters genuinely adore the institution, and with these kinds of musical performances, it's easy to see how the art form is able to inspire such loyalty,...More
"Healer" begins filming 2014/11/04, Source, Yoo Ji-tae, Park Min-yeong and Ji Chang-wook were seen filming.
The new KBS 2TV drama started filming in Incheon and will move about to Seoul, Dae-jeon, Cheong-ju and all over the country for the making. The drama is currently focusing on the characters and filming the drama to the best of everyone's abilities,...More
"Pinocchio", will it succeed? 2014/09/28, Source,
Another drama based on the media has yet to come.
Media-based dramas aren't a preferable kind since their track record hasn't been a successful one,...More
'Pregnant' Kim Hyo-jin smiles in Yoo Ji-tae's arms 2014/05/12, Source,
Fashionista couple Kim Hyo-jin and Yoo Ji-tae created a pictorial with life style brand Tommy Hilfiger on the 13th.
They are both wearing the summer season collection which has vivid and pastel colors at the same time. They created a couple-look similar but different from each other and displayed outfits from casual to semi-formal,...More
Korean Indie Flick Sweeps Awards at French Film Festival 2014/03/12, Source,
Director Lee Su-jin hoists his trophy after receiving the jury prize award at the Deauville Asian Film Festival in France on Monday. /Courtesy of Movie Collage
Director Lee Su-jin's "Han Gong-ju" picked up three prestigious prizes at the recently ended Deauville Asian Film Festival in France.
It won the jury prize, popular choice and international critique awards at the event, which ran from Wednesday to Sunday, the film's distributor Movie Collage said on Monday,...More
"Old Boy" 10th anniversary poster 2013/11/13, Source,
The movie "Old Boy" which was released on November 21st just 10 years before today, is being re-released as a re-mastered version.
Being released on the same date it did 10 years ago, "Old Boy" came out with a new poster. The two men's act of revenge on the 10 year-old poster is nowhere to be seen and the L in 'old' is replaced with a hammer that is to be remembered from the movie. The font for 'old' has also been encrypted with '10' instead,...More
Bae Soo-bin in a relationship 2013/05/20, Source,
Actor Bae Soo-bin is seeing someone with marriage in mind.
BH Entertainment claimed that the woman he is seeing is 8 years younger than him and a normal person. They are thinking about getting married although they are not preparing for it yet,...More
[HanCinema's Film Talk] Is Spike Lee out of his depth with "Old Boy"? 2013/04/27,
Although its official release date is still a long way off (early October 2013), Spike Lee's "Oldboy" has finally given us something to look at. A poster teaser was recently released that shows little more that twenty red scratches, along with the controversial titling: "A Spike Lee joint" (whatever that means). Indeed, since it was announced that Park Chan-wook's award winning film was to be given the Hollywood 'bump', fans and critics alike have been very vocal in asking the very simple and obvious question-Why?,...More
Park Chan-wook Retrospective at MoMI - Friday, March 1 Sunday, March 3 2013/02/19, Source, Park Chan-wook, director, screenwriter, and producer, is one of the most acclaimed filmmakers on the international film festival circuit. To celebrate the release of "Stoker", his major directorial debut in Hollywood, The Korea Society and MoMI co-present a retrospective of his work. The special screening of "Stoker" (starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, and Matthew Goode) will play on February 28 at 7PM at MoMI.
Park Chan-wook, a director, screenwriter, and producer, is one of the most acclaimed filmmakers on the international film circuit. To Celebrate the release of "Stoker", his major directorial debut in Hollywood, The Korea Society and MoMI co present a retrospective of his work. He debuted with 'The Moon is What the Sun Dreams of' in 1992, but he started to gain international recognition from the sensational movie 'JSA - Joint Security Area' in 2000 which The Guardian praised it as "airy, subtle and playful, and showcases the best elements of modern Asian cinema",...More
Loner child, bird friend to open youth film fest 2012/08/20, Source,
This film image released by the Seoul International Youth Film Festival shows Rick Lens as Jojo in Dutch director Boudewijn Koole's film "Kauwboy" (2012), Dutch for "jackdaw boy". The festival, which opens Thursday and closes after a week, is in its 14th annual edition. This year, there are 140 films from 40 nations./ Courtesy of Seoul International Youth Film Festival
Northeastern Seoul will play host to 140 films from 40 nations when the curtain rises on the 14th Seoul International Youth Film Festival on Thursday. The week-long event brings some of the finest youth-themed works in world cinema to three venues in the Seongbuk district, an area with several premier universities teeming with young people but a cultural hinterland in comparison to the western Seoul zones around Hongdae, or Hongik University. There will be 16 world premieres and eight first-time showings outside the respective films' country of origin,...More
New York Special Screening, Old Boy on July 1st 2012/06/25, Source,
The Korea Society presents a retrospective of the work of Choi Min-sik, one of Korea's most recognizable contemporary actors, as part of our ongoing "Korean Cinema Now" program with MoMI (the Museum of Moving Image).
Choi Min-sik had numerous television roles, but his big break came in 1999 when he played a cold-blooded North Korean soldier in "Shiri" (Dir. Kang Je-gyu) and suddenly gained a reputation as one of Korea's finest actors. His acting dominates the silver screen, but his characters have more than charisma,...More
Environment through the lens (18) 2012/04/09, Source,
Messages from children are pasted on a window at the Seoul Green Film Festival at Samgam CGV last year, the one in front reading "Earth, I am sorry for having mindlessly wasted water", written by a Jong-yun of Sangshin Elementary School. / Courtesy of the Korea Green Foundation
Environmental challenges have no borders. This confirms the reality that environmental problems have to be dealt with from an international and common perspective.
By Choi Yul "The simplest way to approach environmental problems is through the camera. This is why I will be organizing environmental film festivals in Korea,...More
Goddess's swearing? It's alright in the movies 2012/03/14, Source,
Actress Han Ga-in surprises you in the movie "Introducing Architecture". She gets drunk and swears, "This is bullX, this X" and cries. Of course this situation is closer to a self-lamentation that brings out sympathy for her and there is a difference from just swearing and acting.
However, looking at it closely, movies are a special space for actresses. Even those who are called 'goddesses' are allowed to swear in movies with the excuse of 'trying out something new'. Actress Jeong Ryeo-won characterized into the granddaughter of a great company chairman with red hair and heavy make up, swearing all the time in the SBS drama "Salaryman" but they were all censored,...More
Year of Black Dragon 2011/12/30, Source,
The year 2012 is the Year of the Dragon and the mythical animal, seen in this "Hwangnyonggi", symbolizes power and wealth.(Courtesy of National Palace Museum of Korea)
The animal has a head resembling a camel, eyes of a rabbit, the nose of a pig, ears like an ox, antlers similar to a buck, a snake-like neck, fists as fierce as those of a tiger, the sharp talons of a hawk and scales no different from a carp. There are long whiskers decorating the mouth and a bump in the middle of the head, which allow the animal to fly in the air. In this manner the mythical dragon creature is described in "Boncho Gangmok" (Classified Records of Chinese Medical Botany) originally published in 1596,...More
VCR1 K-Celebrities 2011/12/09, Source,
Now We go wherever the stars go! Here's the hottest entertainment news of the week! Let's go!
Can it be true[Interview : Eom Tae-woong, Actor] "I uploaded that wedding photo. We took it on the set of our movie, and we looked really great together, as the movie intended".
It turned out that the photo was taken as part of filming for the upcoming movie "Never Ending Story". In the movie, Eom Tae-woong and Jeong Ryeo-won will play a dying couple,...More
Yoo Ji-tae debuts as feature film director 2011/11/08, Source,
Actor Yoo Ji-tae is debuting as a movie director.
He is in charge of the movie "Sanseberia", which Lotte Entertainment is producing and distributing. According to his management, he completed the signing of contracts on November 8th and will start shooting sometime at the end of this year or next January,...More
Celebrity Couple Using Fame to Support World Vision 2011/10/18, Source,
Actor Yoo Ji-tae has been appointed an honorary ambassador for World Vision. His bride-to-be, actress Kim Hyo-jin, is working in a similar role for the same Christian charity.
Yoo got involved with the organization while he was supporting two Mongolian children in 2009. Since then, he has busied himself with various promotional activities,...More
DMZ Docs 2011 closes with Tiniest Place top winner 2011/10/01, Source,
The 3rd DMZ Korean International Documentary Film Festival (DMZ Docs 2011) wrapped with a screening of the international competition top award winner, The Tiniest Place. Directed by Tatiana HUEZO, the Mexican film won the White Goose Award which comes with KW15 million and the honor of screening as the festival's Closing Film.
Running for seven days, the documentary film festival was held primarily in around Paju City, led by co-festival directors Jo Jae-hyeon and Yoo Ji-tae,...More
DMZ Docs 2011 opens with After the Apocalypse 2011/09/22, Source,
The 3rd DMZ Korean International Documentary Film Festival (DMZ Docs 2011) starts today in Paju, near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), with the opening film After the Apocalypse. Showcasing 100 films from 30 countries this year, the festival highlights documentaries that deal with the concepts of peace, life and communication,...More
Organizers hope film fest sheds light on NK 2011/09/20, Source,
DMZ Korean Int'l Documentary Festival opens Thursday
A film festival set near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas hopes to become a channel of communication with North Korea one day,...More
Yeonghwa: Korean Film Today at the MoMA 2011/09/16, Source, Yeonghwa: Korean Film Today will start on Sept. 22 and last through Oct. 2.
This year, we are pleased to welcome back Lim Soon-rye, South Korea's most highly regarded female filmmaker, to The Korea Society for the Opening Night's screening of "Rolling Home with a Bull" (2010), which follows a young man's forlorn life as a failed poet and unemployed bachelor who winds up taking an unexpected journey throughout the country with his father's cvherished bull and making a series of peculiar run-ins.
This year's Yeonghwa series will also have a special focus on director Jeon Kyu-hwan, whose Town Trilogy films--"Mozart Town" (2008), "Animal Town" (2009) and "Dance Town" (2010)-examines various human lives that exist in Seoul's urban landscape, including those of an African laborer, a Russian exchange student, a reformed pedophile, a North Korean defector, and a dejected print-shop owner. Jeon's Town Trilogy critiques the "town" of Seoul from a sociological auteur's perspective,...More
Narcissistic Men Drawing Male Beauty Brands to Korea 2011/08/30, Source, Sales of men's grooming products are growing sharply in Korea. According to market researcher Euromonitor International, male cosmetics and other goods in this sector scored sales of 284.6 million euros last year, accounting for one-sixth of global sales.
Korea ranked No. 1 in the purchase of male cosmetics worldwide, followed by China, Japan and the United States. U.S. consumers spent roughly half as much on their appearance as their Korean counterparts,...More
Yoo, Kim to marry on Dec. 2 2011/08/22, Source,
Bride-to-be Kim Hyo-jin and her fiance Yoo Ji-tae
By Chung Ah-young
Actor Yoo Ji-tae, 35, and actress Kim Hyo-jin, 27, will tie the knot Dec. 2 after five years together, Namu Actors, Kim's agency, said. However, the venue and other details have not been decided.
Yoo and Kim first met in a fashion commercial advertisement in 2003 and have kept the relationship going over the last five years since late 2006. After the public learned of their relationship, the couple has appeared together at various events,...More
Weekly star scene 2011/08/17, Source, It's time for "weekly star scene" our selection of the top 5 stories that rocked the world of entertainment in Korea for the past week!
: Hold onto your seats because we have our one and only Dami in the studio with us! Hello Dami!
[Reporter : ] : Hey guys!
: What do you have for us today Dami[Reporter : ] : Well, I'm pretty sure you guys have noticed, but many people these days have been out on vacation enjoying their summer! And I was wondering, have you guys thought about where you'd like to go:
[Reporter : ] : Well, with K-pop fever these days, many international fans have chosen Korea as their vacation spot! On August 13th, there was a huge concert held in Incheon and about 6,500 fans attended from 10 different countries! The power of K-pop is growing day by day and today we begin with news about the concert that drove hallyu fans wild over the weekend!! Let's go!!,...More
Actress Kim Hyo-jin Takes Message of Hope to Albanian Children 2011/07/30, Source,
A girl kisses Kim Hyo-jin at a residential area in Dibra, Albania, during the actress' visit to the country in her real-life role as an ambassador for the charitable organization World Vision.
Actress Kim Hyo-jin's real-life role as a promotional ambassador for the evangelical charity World Vision has taken her to danger spots around the world. She has visited some of the poorest countries on the planet, such as Mongolia, Laos, and Uganda, and even found herself engaged in volunteering activities in Sudan last year amid a pitched gun battle,...More
Winners of 2011 Asia Model Awards 2011/01/23, Source, The 2011 Asia Model Awards were held on January 21st at the Seoul Marriott Hotel. This is one of Asia's biggest modeling events, with models from Korea, China, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Mongolia. All the countries unite under the slogan of "Asian is one" to help advance the Asian modeling industry. Here, some of k-pop's biggest acts were also honored with various awards,...More
[HS] Stars donate 8.3 mil. won in charity auction of possessions 2011/01/07, Source,
By Park Yeon-kyung
Seoul City said Tuesday that it donated 8.33 million won of proceeds from a charity auction of stars' possessions to the needy.
A pair of wool boots donated by Goo Ha-ra, 20, a member of popular five-member idol group Kara, sold for 840,000 won, the highest among the belongings stars put up for auction at the hope-sharing campaign jointly conducted by Web portal Nate last October,...More
Actor Ji Jin-hee to visit Rwanda for relief activity 2010/11/19, Source,
Actor Ji Jin-hee [N.O.A. Entertainment]
Actor Ji Jin-hee will head to Rwanda as the promotional ambassador for international relief agency World Vision next week, according to his agency N.O.A Entertainment on Friday.
Ji will visit Rwanda for eight days starting November 21 to meet with the locals suffering from the aftermath of the civil war and water shortage problems,...More
Soo-ae: 'I Want to Show a Strong Image' 2010/10/15, Source,
The name of actress Soo-ae has always been followed by words such as "graceful" and "pure". But she does not seem to really like those modifiers according to an interview she gave at a hotel located in Sogongdong on October 14.
Soo-ae said, "I do not want to be defined as a 'graceful' actress even though I suppose I have to appreciate those modifiers. I just began my career as an actress and I still have a long way to go",...More
The 2nd DMZ Korean International Documentary Film Festival (DMZ Docs) will open Thursday in a town bordering the two Koreas, screening 74 documentaries from 35 countries conveying t,...More
[INTERVIEW] Actor Yoo Yeon-seok 2010/06/29, Source, Interview with actor Yoo Yeon-seok
Korean actor Yoo Yeon-seok [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
My name isYoo Yeon-seok. My real name is Ahn Yeon-seok but my agency suggested I go with another name because it sounds a bit weird. My mother's last name is Cho so I was going to go with Cho Yeon-seok but I felt that if I changed it I would only get supporting roles. And it would be weird if I called myself Joo Yeon-seok. (laugh) After thinking about it I changed it to Yoo Yeon-seok and plus it sounds good too. I was born on April 11, 1984. My father is a professor of selenodesy. I lived in Seoul until I was six years old and we moved to the South Gyeongsang Province because my dad was posted at a national university there,...More
Yoo Ji-tae's Movie Picks 2010/04/08, Source,
Actor Yoo Ji-tae [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
"I don't concentrate on a particular theme. I'm an omnivore when it comes to watching movies. I like classical movies but also quite randomly watch and randomly feel, from modern films to independent films to avant garde". Yoo Ji-tae, with a 12-year acting career under his belt and a promising director, is widely known to be a movie-lover. His taste, which does not converge at a single point, resembles his filmography. He has been busy on the big screen where his roles have ranged from melodrama to horror to artistic films to commercial films,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Yoo Ji-tae possibly marrying next year? 2010/03/04, Source, Yoo Ji-tae is calm and honest type. He has been on the red carpets with his girlfriend being bold in his relationship, however he is also very shy and keeps to himself.
That is where his charisma and attraction comes from.
He is acting two characters in "Secret Love" as twin brothers who love one woman. He acts this prohibited love as older brother and younger brother.
Yoo says that his joy these days comes from his girlfriend. He is thankful and,...More
Korea's forbidden lovers of film return 2010/02/25, Since Oedipus, entertainers have been telling stories of forbidden romance - and they've been rewarded with thrilled audiences gasping for more. By that metric alone, the new Korean film,...More
"Old Boy" selected top 100 films of the decade by The Guardian 2010/01/06, Source,
Movie poster for Korean film "Old Boy" [Show East]
Korean film "Old Boy" has been selected as one of the top 100 films of the past decade -- from the year 2000 thru 2009 -- by U.K. daily newspaper The Guardian.
The Park Chan-wook-helmed pic was ranked at No. 38 on the "100 best films of the noughties" list by the Guardian. The top three movies on the list were "There Will Be Blood" (2007, starring Daniel Day-Lewis), "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" (2006, starring Sacha Baron Cohen) and "Mulholland Drive" (2001, directed by David Lynch).,...More
Ryoo made a great achievement in 'CINE Student' section of the,...More
[ChanMi's movie news] Yoo Ji-tae and Yoon Jin-seo work together again 2009/09/20, Source, Yoo Ji-tae and Yoon Jin-seo are main characters for the new upcoming film, "Secret Love".
The main female character is passionately in love with two brother who have two different charisma. The movie is finished being filmed as of last 15th that has been going on for 4 months.
The two main characters acted as a brother and sister in love with each other but now 6 years later they are in a film again with a revolutionary melodramatic film.
Yoon is Yeony who looks at a Taro card in her last scene at a hospital. The twin older brother Jinu acted by Yoo Ji-tae is being taken to a hospital room by nurses witnessed by Yeony who holds the Taro card of Wheel of Destiny. However, this card is not to be just,...More
The Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival (PIFF) will open its 14th edition with a star-studded local drama, organizers announced Tuesday, spotlighting the recovery of the South Korean movie industry.
The leading Asian event from Oct. 8 to 16 in the southern,...More
[ChanMi's movie news] Lee Yeon-hee in a new movie 2008/10/31, Source, Her last movie was "My Love" where she was the cute girl who was too shy to reveal her affections for her college upperclassman.
Now, she is a bold and daring young girl who is unafraid of falling in love in "East of Eden".
And soon, she will be in a new film called "Hello Schoolgirl" where she is returning as a high school girl.
Lee's faults have been pointed out by the viewers of the drama saying that her modern look doesn't fit with the 50s set in the drama and that her pronounciation was unclear. In addition, they have criticized her inability to act well!,...More
Korean cinema will take a big bite of the Big Apple as the 2007 New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) begins Friday. The festival will feature more than 30 works from the East, of which almost a third are Korean. The event will take place at the IFC Center until July,...More
Following "Spider-Man 3", "Pirates of the Caribbeans: At World's End" (Pirates 3) is sweeping the domestic box office at a fast and furious rate _ but the alarming dominance of foreign films is only an indicator of a deeper problem in the Korean film industry.
The Season's Great Movie Kisses 2006/11/16, Source, Fall is closing in, and with it comes the time for bittersweet melodrama in the movie theaters. Lovers meet like ships passing in the night, unforgettable memories are born, tear-moistened hankies fre,...More
This prevailing description of gisaengs, however, has recently been replace,...More
Eom Ji-won Rediscovered 2006/10/27, Source, "After I finish my vacation, I think my heart may be filled with trees". Screenplay gems seem to stick in the memory forever, and with the way actress,...More
"Kisaeng", Korean female entertainers, often called "haeohwa", a flower that listens and talks, are a growing motif in Korean entertainment.
Kisaeng, renowned for sensual feminimity and intelligence, were versatile entertainers similar to the Japanese "geisha",...More
Gisaeng Becomes Cultural Icon of 2006 2006/10/24, Source, The gisaeng, women who entertained guests at any feast or den of worldly pleasures with their songs, dances and other accomplishments, are emerging as the pop culture icon of 2006. It began as just a flicker at the end of last year, but now the stories of the gisaeng are turning up everywhere -- in,...More
PUSAN _ The 11th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) will finish tonight its nine-day festival. Thousands have enjoyed a range of films and avidly greeted the stars when they saw them walking on the red carpet or even bumped into them on the streets.
Fireworks light up the night sky during the opening ceremony of the 11th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) at the Yachting Center in Haeundae, southeastern port city of Pusan, Thursday. More than 6,000 festivalgoers and celebrities packed the venue. The nine,...More
Oscar Winning Director to Attend Pusan Festival 2006/09/22, Source, The Pusan International Film Festival has released its list of domestic and foreign guests headlined by acclaimed Hungarian director Istvan Szabo .
Szabo's 1981 film "Mephisto" won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Veteran Hong Kong actor,...More
11th PIFF Announces Line-Up 2006/09/21, Source, Last week in Seoul at an unusually crowded press conference, Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) director Kim Dong-ho and his team, presented an impressive line-up of premieres, programs, and celebrity events, all to take place during its,...More
PIFF to continue growing with film market 2006/09/14, Source, An Asian Film Market, a four-day full-scale market covering financing, production, post-production and sales of Asian films, will be launched at this year's Pusan International Film Festival.
The festival's organizing committee hosted a press conference at the Convention and Exhibition Center of,...More
Directed by Kim Seong-soo, this crime thriller deals with the relationship between a tough detective and cool-headed prosecutor. Starring the nation's top heart,...More
3rd Green Film Festival Kicks Off in Seoul 2006/05/04, Source, As Korea becomes more urbanized, many are calling on the need to focus on preserving and improving the natural environment.
Now Seoul may be adding new parks to its landscape, but not enough, appears to be the message of a special film festival.
Son Hee-kyung has this story.
Kim: It feels as if the lines that I exchange with Kwon Sang-woo match up with each other smoothly. When I read my lines and my partner answers back, there is a sense of sauciness. If the sauce is tasty, that is chemistry,...More
Korean Wave Crosses the Pacific 2006/03/22, Source, The Korean Wave is hitting hard the shores of American West coast. Many cities such as Los Angeles have shown that Korean movies and dramas are currently receiving more attention from not only ethnic minorities, but also Americans.
As a result of the growing interest in the Korean culture shown b,...More
When Girls Want Sex 2006/02/24, Source, Women are not that different from men. They feel desire for sex just as much, but they express it in different ways. The Chosun Ilbo asked modern women what turns them on and how to spot the signs.
The formula for "buddy movies" is quite familiar here: Two good-looking actors who at first don't get along come together as they tackle some kind of problem or project. But whatever the problems, you can be sure of a "feel good" ending that ties things up.
Wild Beasts Lurk in the Hearts of Men 2006/01/05, Source, Wolves in the wild don't roar in anger like lions do. But if they are caged, they will ram themselves against the bars again and again until they are bloody. Confinement reveals a beast's true nature.
The third edition of the annual event shows 55 films from 26 countries in the competitive section of International Short Films and 33 internationally acclaimed works in the Special Program section. The films in Internat,...More
Film stars attract audience to drama 2005/10/31, Source, Daehangno in downtown Seoul, often dubbed the "Korean Broadway", has recently repositioned itself as a retraining center for film stars who want to polish their acting chops.
Among them are those who have come back to their roots, such as,...More
PIFF aims high in its 10th year 2005/10/06, Source, Busan, Korea's biggest port city, will see more celebrities of the world's film industry than ever during the 10th annual Pusan International Film Festival, which kicks off a nine-day-run tonight in its beautiful sea village of Haeundae and downtown Nampo-dong.
The biggest port city in the nation will throw its biggest party for moviegoers yet as the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) will celebrate its 10th edition with special programs and events next month.
"This year's event will be especially dedicated to Pu,...More
The character Keum-ja that she plays in "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" (to be released on July 29) is a vicious woman who plans revenge for 13 years on the man who betrayed her. There was a time,...More
Director Park Chan-wook has been acclaimed for his previous films about revenge, but he says he believes revenge is meaningless and his coming film, the last in his revenge trilogy, takes a new look at the,...More
'Korean Wave' break on Cannes 2005/05/17, Source, Korean films are faring well at this year's Cannes film market, with European countries showing a special interest in Korean cinema.
Dramatic impact of 'Old Boy' 2004/07/01, Source, With the media frenzy over "Old Boy"'s Grand Prize of the Jury triumph at the Cannes Film Festival finally beginning to die down, it should come as no surprise that this week's DVD review features - yes, you guessed it - "Old Boy" (2003). After all, how often does a psychological drama as good as More
Smart, literate and subtly funny, Hong Sang-soo's "Yojanun Namja-ui Miraeda (Woman Is the Future of Man)" is the latest incarnation of the director's vivid and often unflattering portrayals of how we fumble th,...More
'Old Boy' Remake to Hit Hollywood 2004/03/11, Source, The Park Chan-wook film "Old boy" will be reborn as a Hollywood movie. Cineclick Asia, the overseas marketer for the film, announced Tuesday that in the American Film Festival, it concluded a deal with the U.S movie company Universal Picture,...More
'Oldboy' shows off new tricks 2003/11/19, Source, In director Park Chan-wook's latest brooding opus, the theme of vengeance is back with ... well, a vengeance. In a departure from his hauntingly restrained "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance", his new film "Oldboy" opening this Friday thrashes wild,...More
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