'Gangnam Blues' blasts off being expected to surpass 700,000 viewers in four days 2015/01/23, Source,
It is getting more excited with the film, 'Gangnam Blues'.
According to the statistics by the integrated electronic system for movie tickets of Korean Film Council, 'Gangnam Blues' ranked top for the daily box office result on January 23rd by brining 148,043 moviegoers to the total of 751 theaters. Its accumulated number of viewers reached 440,213.
As the movie, "Big Hero", which was released on the same day, brought 99,732 through 697 theaters with the accumulated number of viewers of 277,028, the gap between the movies became bigger,...More
"Gangnam Blues" beats "Ode to My Father" 2015/01/21, Source,
"Gangnam Blues" gathered 150,000 audiences on the first day of its release and ranked first place.
According to the Korean Film Council, "Gangnam Blues" gathered 152,578 people on the first day of release with an accumulated numver of 163,400. Despite the fact that it's adult rated, it still came in first of the Box Office,...More
Kwon Sang-woo Wins Back Fans as Jilted Lover in SBS Soap 2013/01/29, Source, kwon Sang-woo returning to the spotlight from which he has faded in the last few years as he is appearing in a hit Chinese movie and a popular new SBS drama that is garnering positive feedback from TV viewers and critics alike. The soap, "Yawang" revolves around a man who takes revenge on his ex-girlfriend after she betrays him. In the first few installments of the show, Kwon focuses on showing his utter devotion to his partner,...More
Big-budget films to open in 2012 2012/01/05, Source,
A scene from "The Thieves", which is expected to wow movie fans this year with its A-list cast. / Courtesy of Showbox/Mediaplex
By Lee Hyo-won While 2011 saw the release of some novel, genre-defying works, not many local films aside from "Sunny - 2010" and "War of the Arrows" (a.k.a. "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon") managed to draw crowds at the box office. This year, a lineup of big-budget films featuring the return of big stars await moviegoers,...More
"Quick" is Speeding Its Way to the United States and Canada! +Win FREE Tickets! 2011/08/12, Source, "Quick" redefines the Korean blockbuster and blasts away the summer heat! The speed maniac and motorcycle messenger Gi-su receives a mysterious call when he is about to take Arom, his ex-girlfriend and a member of a girl band, to a live broadcast. Suddenly, a mysterious voice on the phone warns that there is a bomb wire to Arom's helmet and that a package must be delivered to a designated address within 30 minutes. "Remove the helmet or fail to complete the mission and the bomb goes off". ...As the clock is ticking, the two begin a race against time to stay alive,...More
Actor Lee Jeong-jin's Movie Picks 2010/11/18, Source, Lee Jeong-jin [10Asia]
"I am actor Lee Jeong-jin and I'm still best-known for 2004 film 'Once Upon A Time In Highschool'", said the actor at the press conference for his new film "Troubleshooter" that premiered in September. It is not that he did not star in other films during the past six years. In film "Mapado" (2005) he evoked laughter by appearing in embarrassing 'mompe' pants (loose-fitting attire usually worn by old woman) and practically betraying his former career as a model and in MBC drama "9 End 2 Outs" (2007)" he offered his viewers with a different form of fun by playing a character full of twists called Byun Hyung-tae who looks like a perfectly charming guy only on the surface. And although he acted like a loser in the drama, writing down all the misdeeds his girlfriend makes and even fighting with her physically if necessary, he was still able to win women's hearts by being there when his girlfriend needed him the most. Nonetheless, it is the 2004 film "Once Upon A Time In Highschool" that stands as the most important character to refer to when describing actor Lee. Nothing could stop his character, the charismatic Woo-sik, who could scare off his opponents with just a few words. And he was the same when he had to leave school after losing in a fight against his rival or falling in love, knowing no hesitation. Just like Eun-joo (Han Ga-in) had chosen Woo-sik over the gentle, exemplary student Hyun-soo (kwon Sang-woo), it is this captivating aura that made Lee unforgettable to the audience,...More
Han Ga-in's Song Picks 2010/09/06, Source,
Actress Han Ga-in [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
The phrase 'ideal woman' pops into mind before 'actress'. Han Ga-in has always been every man's ideal woman -- from when she appeared on the news by chance in high school as a top student in her class dreaming to major in medicine to when she was the Olivia Hussey-resembling high school girl in plaited pigtails (in film "Once Upon A Time In Highschool") to when she was crowned 'queen of tears' playing her character who agonizes over her past from the days she was single (in KBS TV series "Terms of Endearment"). Her facial features and bright eyes which stand out even without any fancy make-up, placed her on the list of bywords for beautiful women since the beginning stages of her career,...More
[INTERVIEW] Kwon Sang-woo - Part 1 2010/06/25, Source, kwon Sang-woo [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
kwon Sang-woo is back to wearing a school uniform. He who placed films "My Tutor Friend" and "Once Upon A Time In Highschool" atop the local box office with roles as a high school student, is back as a student soldier full of rebelliousness in "71-Into the Fire" about the Korean War. Now a father of a son, a school uniform might have not been the right character for him to play. But in "71-Into the Fire", based on the true story of 71 student soldiers who fought against one of the most elite troops of the North Korean army, Kwon's eyes and expressions are the very eyes and expressions of a student soldier full of vehemence. The wailing directed to the oppressive system of Korean high schools that his character Hyun-soo let out in "Once Upon A Time In Highschool", has taken on an intensity that goes between life and death to save his country and his colleagues. 10Asia sat down to speak with Kwon who says the sacrifices the student soldiers made was "noble and heartbreaking",...More
Women have say on what they see 2004/11/25, Source, November 25, 2004 ㅡ There is a scene from the film "Silmido" in which two South Korean soldiers slip off base and rape a civilian nurse. The underlying notion behind the scene was to highlight the grueling conditions suffered by "Unit 684", a group of Army recruits who underwent intense train,...More
Korean Films Bookend Udine Film Fest 2004/04/27, Source, By Paolo Bertolin
UDINE, Italy - Udine, a small town in North Eastern Italy, has fast become the capital of East Asian cinema in the West. The sixth Far East Film Festival (FEFF), the biggest film festival promoting knowledge and appreciation of Asian popular cinema outside,...More
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