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[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Park Hyuk-kwon and Min Sung-wook Join "Mung Bean Flower"

2019/01/16 | Permalink

After confirming Jo Jung-suk, Han Ye-ri and Yoon Si-yoon, upcoming historical drama "Mung Bean Flower" has added Park Hyuk-kwon and Min Sung-wook to its cast. The two actors play important characters on the sides of the ruling faction, and the peasant movement...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] An Unwelcome Crowd Gathers in "Possessed" Main Posters

2019/01/15 | Permalink

Something sinister lingers in these three new posters for OCN's upcoming 'soul-tracking thriller', "Possessed". The posters show us a duo that's shaping up to be quite the adorable hilarity, but the two don't seem to be alone in this horror-friendly elevator...More

[Orion's Daily Ramblings] IU Courted for Hong Sisters' Drama "Hotel Del Luna"

2019/01/14 | Permalink

The previously unnamed drama to be written by the Hong Sisters (Hong Jeong-eun, Hong Mi-ran) and helmed by PD Oh Choong-hwan ("While You Were Sleeping - 2017", "Doctors") is still courting IU for the lead, and we have some new information on the production. Following falsely reported casting confirmation news, tvN has clarified the drama's status...More

[Orion's Drama News] Heavy-Handed Justice

2019/01/12 | Permalink

The Dramaland choo choo is just blasting through goodies this week, as we have a ton of new promotional bits for shows airing soon, as well as some exciting casting news and fresh dramas on the horizon. We also get to meet the feisty lawyers of "Legal High" in brand new images and video...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] "Grown Up"

2019/01/12 | Permalink

The last time writer/director Jang Hye-yeong saw her mentally challenged younger sister Hye-jeong was...um, that detail's actually a bit unclear, come to think of it. We're explicitly told that that Hye-jeong was put in an assisted care facility at the age of thirteen, and that the subject of "Grown Up" is the decision made by writer/director Jang Hye-yeong to remove her sister from the facility and live together with her some seventeen years later. But an awful lot of the background is surprisingly vague...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] "Kick the Moon"

2019/01/12 | Permalink

The Korean title of "Kick the Moon" is Silla By Moonlight, a reference to the classic Occupation era song which romanticized the Silla Kingdom. The reference is intended to be ironic, as "Kick the Moon" depicts modern day Gyeongju, the capital of the Silla Kingdom, as being a hotbed of loudmouthed gangsters who speak in thick dialect. The film opens up with a legendary riot as Seoul high school students on a graduation trip decide to show off their toughness by challenging Gyeongju residents to a giant street fight...More

[Hancinema Film Review] "Hwang Jin-ie" + Full Movie

2019/01/12 | Permalink

My exploration of Bae Chang-ho's cinema continues with a rather different film, since it takes place in the Joseon era, and focuses not on narrative, but on visuals, in a rather arthouse approach. Let us take things from the beginning though...More

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