[Photos] The original Gil La-im, Ha Ji-won, no one else like her 2016/11/21, Source,
She's sweet, desperate and energetic sometimes. She covers everything from mellow to action and she's everything an actress desires.
She's recently been going through what is perhaps the most complicated situation of her career. The drama and movie actress is coming back with a lovely character,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2013/08/31, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★★ "Moebius": A father driven into desire, a son coveting that of his father's, and the sorrowful maternity that hovers them into tragedy. (09/05)
★★★★ "The Spy": One of Korea's top intelligence agents head to Thailand to uncover the mystery behind an explosion in Seoul, but his mission crosses paths with his wife's business trip. (09/05),...More
[HanCinema's Hall of Fame Review] "Sex is Zero": A Gross-Out Comedy Korean Style 2013/08/24, In the Spotlight this Week: "Sex Is Zero" (2002) by JK Youn
This zany gross-out comedy came out late 2002 and showed just what happens when "My Sassy Girl" (2001) gets "American Pie" (1999) on its face. "Sex Is Zero" was a successful college comedy that followed two groups of the opposite sex and their multiple promiscuous collisions. The film's slapstick and dirty humour comes thick and fast and there are just as many stomach-churning moments here as there are provocative compositions and sequences. But "Sex Is Zero" is not all fun and games; director JK Youn ("Miracle on 1st Street" and "Haeundae") had no problems including some very heavy subject matter during the film's latter half, a shift that acts as a stark counterweight to some of film's more ludicrous antics and teasings,...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
Interview: Ha Ji-won and Korea's first 3D movie 2011/08/08, Source, Korea's biggest action star says she misses melodramas and romantic comedies
By Hyo-won Lee 8 August, 2011
Despite her new tomboyish image, Ha Ji-won is still a girly girl inside. Groundbreaking 3D IMAX visuals, successful international sales and highly criticized story aside, action flick "Sector 7" -- which opened on August 4 and broke this year's domestic box office records with 1.4 million viewers in four days-- has quickly become the film du jour for creating a new archetype for Korean female screen personas.
To date, Korean cinema has remained largely conservative in terms of female leads, largely in the manner of 1950s Hollywood. Women are usually portrayed as either an asexual Audrey Hepburn or a sultry Marilyn Monroe, with a small gray zone for a few quirky, intelligent Katharine Hepburn types,...More
Film director Yoon goes from humor to high tech in approach 2011/06/28, Source,
The Seoul district of Chungmuro, which is dubbed Korea`s Hollywood, has had a moviemaker showcase two blockbusters budgeted at 10 billion won (9.2 million U.S. dollars) each two weeks apart in an unprecedented move. To save time, director JK Youn a Dong-A Ilbo reporter to hold an interview in a car on his way from Seoul`s Yeouido district to his office in the city`s Gangnam area. With the 2009 blockbuster "Haeundae", Yoon joined the ranks of directors who have attracted more than 10 million viewers for one film. The reporter poked at him by saying the director had a trace of "ssammai", or Japanese movie jargon referring to a third-rate movie, in "My Boss, My Hero" (2001), and "Sex Is Zero" (2002), two films that were full of dirty jokes,...More
"Cats": The Korean production of the world-famous musical "Cats" is running through Jan. 18 at Charlotte Theater in Jamsil-dong, Seoul. Featuring singer and actress Ok Ju-hyun as Grizabella and Dae-sung from boy band Big Bang as Rum Tum Tuger, the sexy and rebellious cat. Tickets are fro,...More
The two actors will visit "Sangla Children's Home", which,...More
U.S. Remakes "Sex is Zero" 2007/12/17, Source, Korean student sex comedy "Sex is Zero" will be remade by the studio Poststar2Finish in the U.S.; Popstar2Finish is known for its television series CSI. The two parties are still negotiating about the,...More
Two Korean Movies & A Hollywood Blockbuster 2007/12/17, Source, Time now for our weekly list of movies premiering in the cinemas.
Will Smith stars in a Hollywood blockbuster and a Korean romantic comedy shows new dimensions of two well-known actors.
Also on our list is a Korean-version of the "American Pie" trilogy.
Here is Lee Jeewon.
First is an action fli,...More
While the "American Pie" trilogy cooked up a stir in the United States, Korea had its own version of a witlessly wholesome sex comedy, "Sex is Zero" (2002). It's alwa,...More
'Sex is Zero 2' sticks to toilet and bawdy humor 2007/12/03, Source, Sex comedy is not a familiar genre with Korean audiences, many of whom regard themselves as somewhat conservative, or deadly super-duper conservative. But "Sex is Zero", released in 2002, changed that conventional wisdom.
The toilet-humor-filled sex-or-die comedy pulled in a respectable 4.2 milli,...More
The number of films produced last year was 108, the most ever in Korean cinematic history, and many of them were feature debut works by emerging directors. But more familiar names will be seen at the box office this year as many renowned directors are preparing to,...More
Many actors may be merely remembered as anonymous characters who stand in the shadow of big stars in popular movies. But it is also true that some actors have a chance to step out of the shadow and sparkle by themselves.
Diversity leads to string of roles 2004/09/06, Source, At first sight, actress Ha Ji-won seems to have a lot in common with the stubborn and proud woman she played in the SBS TV drama "What Happened in Bali".
"I will never tell you that I love you, because that's my last pride", her character decla,...More
Korean films top video market 2004/01/15, Source, strength of Korean films in the theatrical market was closely matched by their performance in the video market in 2003. According to figures compiled from Jan. 1 - Dec. 20, 2003 by the video chain Cinetown, which runs 589 stores across the country, Korean films accounted for the seven most frequentl,...More
"If you could make love just one day out of the year, which day would you choose?" says an old man in the new comedy "Happy Ero Christmas." The answer, which the film's title makes plain, is the basis of a movie th,...More
Toilet humor smells like roses 2003/12/03, Source, Not enough facial gyrations and farting noises in your life? Now, thanks to the magic of cinema, you can just sit back and be transported to a wondrous land brimming with facial gyrations, farting noises and romance.
You didn't expect much from director Yun Je-gyun, who unloaded one of the worst f,...More
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i watched it together with my frens.. and it really made us lol...there are some 18sx parts though.....but over all it is a great romantic comedy...i think it's really a worth-to-watch.ha ji won is so beautiful..and im chang jeon is so hilarious.
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