[HanCinema's Film Review] "Gyeongju" 2014/07/04,
A long time ago, Gyeongju was once the capital of the Silla empire, which eventually consumed the other ancient kingdoms on the Korean peninsula before inevitably falling into decline. Today it's a relatively sleepy tourist town, noteworthy mainly for an unusually large amount of greenery. The city has beautified since ancient times, mostly because ever since all that exciting stuff happed way back then, well, life has moved on,...More
Art-house debut for Sin 2014/06/21, Source,
As the capital during the Silla period (57 BC-AD 935), which is frequently mentioned in middle and high school history textbooks, Gyeongju in North Gyeongsang has always been considered a solitary place full of historical artifacts and cultural heritage. However, in the new film "Gyeongju", which opened in local theaters June 12, the city takes on a new image where "life and death coexist", according to the movie's Korean-Chinese director, Zhang Lu. In the feature, actress Sin Min-ah plays alluring tea shop owner Gong Yoon-hee, who becomes involved in a poignant relationship with university professor Choi Hyun, played by Park Hae-il. Sin, acknowledged as an actress who usually plays a city-girl character with a bubbly personality, has taken on a new challenge in the slow-paced, artsy "Gyeongju",...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.06.13 ~ 2014.06.15 2014/06/16, "Edge of Tomorrow" pushes past 3 million to top the table once more…
Last weekend Doug Liman's science fiction adaptation "Edge of Tomorrow" snatched over 1.5M admissions to take gold, and while its haul was significantly less this time around, the 679K (40%) it pulled over the weekend was enough to secure a second reign. Cruise and his sci-fi flicks go down like a treat in Korea, and paired with the tale's Japanese origin, Liman's futuristic frenzy has thus far managed to amass over 3M admissions ($25M). And while Cruise and his co-star Emily Blunt were blazing at the top, two new local films made their entry into the top ten in the form of "Gyeongju" and "For The Emperor",...More
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