[Orion's Drama News] Mothers and Castaways 2016/12/10,
Welcome to another week of news with Orion. No, I do not speak about myself in the third person often. There's just some drama news this week which is exciting and terrifying, so I need to distance myself a little. First up we have the return of much beloved actress Lee Bo-young with two potential series. Both sound good and I would be sad if neither is. More worries spring from my new interest in "Missing 9", but time waits for no one, so the regular news are here as well,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Fated to Love You" Episode 18 2014/09/02,
Misunderstandings work themselves out in this episode of "Fated to Love You". All that is left is raw emotion and the core issues that spawned the misunderstandings. It's time for everyone for everyone to come to terms with Geon's inherited disease and what that disease has done to his family. With a little help from her friends, Mi-young has learned of Geon's illness and why he pushed her away,...More
Surprising Comeback of a Reserved Star 2006/06/29, Source, The first prejudice people have against actress Ko So-young is that she is a trend-surfer. The second is that she is a snob who will marry into the owner family of one of Korea's big conglomerates. She shrugs off the first, declaring herself "o,...More
Just a few years ago, Jenny probably spent her days wandering the streets, her long blond hair tangled and dirty, looking for something to eat. Abandoned by her family, her life was hanging by a thread.
But since then, she has undergone a dramatic transformation,...More
In second place was the domestic martial arts epic ",...More
MK Pictures to launch distribution arm 2005/11/16, Source, MK Pictures, one of Korea's leading production companies that was formed from the merger of KangJeGyu Films, Myung Film and manufacturing company Buffalo Seshin in 2004, has announced that it will open a distribution arm.
Debate rages on teen pregnancy in 'Jenny, Juno' 2005/02/15, Source, "Lolita", a fiction by Vladimir Nabokov that has generated widely mixed reviews from critics and mainstream readers, is often - rightly or not - synonymous with pedophiles. Debates about the film version are also never in short supply.
Similar heated shouting matches are playing out over ",...More
From romantic dramas to feature thrillers or simply time-killing blockbusters, a variety of films will be showing at local theaters during the upcoming New Year's holiday. Here is a brief run down on what's playing to help you choose your holiday entertainment.
[Local Films With English Subtitles] 2004/12/16, Source, ■ 3rd USFK Korean Film Festival
Friday and Saturday
The third USFK Korean Film Festival will screen six local movies with English subtitles today and tomorrow for the members of the American armed forces stationed here. The movies will be screened for free at theaters within three of the U.S,...More
[Local and Foreign Films With English Subtitles] 2004/09/30, Source, ■ Pusan International Film Festival
Three venues in Pusan
In its ninth year, the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF), Asia's biggest cinema event, will emphasize the diversity in international cinema more than in previous years. This year's event will present 266 films fro,...More
'Everybody Has a Secret' to reveal secrets 2004/07/24, Source, "Secrets" are something that everyone seems to have, and it raises the question, can knowing a secret lead to happiness? Then does that mean that a greater secret is greater happiness?
Wildly popular as a television actress, Kim Jung-eun has found success on the big screen to be a bit more fickle. Though the actress did star in the biggest film of 2002, "Kamun-ui Yongkwang (Marrying the Mafia)", the sweet and quirky persona Kim made famous on TV dra,...More
'Shrek 2' Stays on Top of Box Office 2004/06/29, Source, Dreamworks' animation 'Shrek 2' stayed strong at the local box office, taking the top spot for the second week in a row.
The film, starring the voices of such Hollywood notables as Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas and Cameron Diaz, has been seen by 1.8 million viewers nationwide since op,...More
`Shrek 2' Takes Over Box Office 2004/06/22, Source, "Shrek 2," an animated send-up of fairytales featuring the voices of Hollywood's top stars, opened at the top of the local box office.
The feature animation was seen by 240,000 viewers in Seoul on Saturday and Sunday. The total number of viewers for the film nationwide reached 850,000 and was show,...More
[Local and Foreign Films With English Subtitles] 2004/06/17, Source, ▣ Kunyo-rul Mitji Maseyo (Too Beautiful to Lie) (2004)
Saturday at noon
Seoul Selection Bookstore
Even in this world of distrust, it would be difficult for any man to resist the charms and superb beauty that Yong-ju (played by,...More
`Tomorrow' Takes Over Top Spot at Box Office. 2004/06/15, Source, "The Day After Tomorrow" may be about natural disasters, but the Hollywood blockbuster is all about success when it comes to the box office.
The film, which tells of a modern-day ice age that takes over the northern half of the globe, was seen by 139,300 viewers in Seoul over the weekend. Since op,...More
How many times do we have to watch Jun Ji-hyun, Korea's undisputed top actress, playing a quirky, mischievous girl in a Romantic Comedy? Director,...More
Confusing `Windstruck' Blows It 2004/06/03, Source, By Joon Soh
The first local film to simultaneously open here and in Hong Kong, "Nae Yojachingu-rul Sogaehapnida (Windstruck)" seems to have all the ingredients for a commercial hit. Funded by a Hong Kong company and produc,...More
DVD market rides 'Korean Wave' 2004/05/18, Source, The Korean Wave, which has sparked a Korean movie and drama fad elsewhere in Asia, is infusing fresh energy into the local entertainment sector. Its impact is also palpable at PapaDVD, a major online DVD shopping mall.
"As much as 30 percent of revenue comes from foreign clients, chiefly those in,...More
Local Movie to Open Throughout Asia 2004/05/11, Source, By Kim Tae-jong
Given the popularity of South Korean films throughout Asia in recent years, a local film production company will try for a marketing strategy that aims for an international audience from the very beginning.
The movie "Nae Yojachingu-rul Sogaehapnida (,...More
'My Little Bride' traces travails of newlyweds 2004/04/03, Source, When a 24-year-old college student marries a 16-year-old high school girl (yes, it's legally possible in Korea), does the match set the stage for an intriguing story full of complicated psychosocial conflict?
Gender-bending in 'My Sassy Girl' 2003/11/14, Source, My Sassy Girl ends up not being as dumb as it looks, taking romantic plot conventions and making balloon-shaped caricatures out of them in one hand while adhering to them in the other. Some narrative jiggery-pokery in the final 10 minut,...More
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