Also known as "Blue Salt"
Retired mob boss Du-heon enrolls in a cooking class with the hopes of making a fresh start as a restaurant owner. In the class he meets a quirky girl, Se-bin, and ... More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "R2B: Return to Base": Come Rain, Come Shine? 2012/12/15,
Film: "R2B: Return to Base" (R2B: 리턴투베이스)Director: Kim Dong-weonStars:Rain, Sin Se-kyeong, Yoo Joon-sang, Kim Sung-soo, Lee Ha-na & Lee Jong-sukReview Score: 3 / 5
Also Try: "The Red Scarf", "71-Into the Fire" or "Taegukgi"
Shin Sang-ok's 1964 film "The Red Muffler" was the first film to be released nationally in Japan and, prior to its release there, it was also shown at the Asia-Pacific Film Festival in Taipei. It was this acclaimed classic, this "expertly-filmed motion picture", that inspired Kim Dong-weon's 2012 action drama "R2B: Return to Base". The film was made with $10,000,000 and Time magazine's 2011 'most influential person' and Korean superstar Rain. However, it also had the unfortunate luck of being released alongside Choi Dong-hoon's record breaking "The Thieves", as well as the historical comedy "The Grand Heist" (which itself brought in close to 5 million admissions)-it lasted three weeks before it fell off the radar.
"R2B: Return to Base" is, if anything, a great spectacle. There are incredibly gorgeous jet fighter scenes that seem to mirror the complexity and intensity of the stories told by some of the WWII veterans on the History channel; its star, Rain, is involved in a number of retro-style music montages as well as an angry/passionate topless locker-room brawl; and there is a love story in there somewhere that keeps you from feeling cheated. It's high-speed entertainment that catches the eye and quickens the pulse, but does little for the genre in Korea and even less for Rain's filmography,...More
KCC Olympic Eve event: Footie and Film 2012/07/28, Source, * This post is written by Korean Class Massive, one of the Korea Blog's Worldwide Korea Bloggers.
Friends of the Korean Culture Centre in London have been invited to 'Olympics Eve, D-1 Event: K-SPORTS & K-Film'
This will be happening on the 26th July, the day before the Olympics official opening, where the South Korean football team will be having a match with Mexico! Watch the game with your friends at the KCC where you will also be given items such as T-shirts and flags to get into the football spirit! You will also be taught supporting chants to yell at the TV screen!,...More
Sin Se-kyeong's 'You Were Sweet' release doesn't miss Kiss Day 2012/06/14, Source,
To mark Kiss Day, actress Sin Se-kyeong yesterday released a song called "You Were Sweet" that she recorded to promote a coffee franchise for which she models. The song has elements of swing as well as an accordion and acoustic guitar in the background. Indie band Sweden Laundry also participated in the recording by singing the chorus,...More
Also known as "Blue Salt"
Retired mob boss Du-heon enrolls in a cooking class with the hopes of making a fresh start as a restaurant owner. In the class he meets a quirky girl, Se-bin, and finds himself drawn to her. Despite his determination to wipe the slate clean, Du-heon is summoned back into the criminal fold by his old colleagues.
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