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[HanCinema's News] Even Original Webtoon Author Surprised by Fidelity of "Extraordinary You"

2019/10/21 | Permalink

Dramas that are adaptations of webtoons frequently have ambiguous levels of connection to the source material. Typically, only the basic premise and the character names are retained. But "Extraordinary You" has surprised even the webtoon's original author with its fidelity to the source material, with praise for Kim Hye-yoon in particular for understanding the lead character so well...More

[HanCinema's News] Suspicions Remain Regarding Death of Sulli

2019/10/21 | Permalink

Content warning: The following text handles topics of depression, cyberbullying and suicide.

While the police have ruled out foul play and the death of Sulli has been reported as a suicide, many ambiguous factors remain about the performer's death. A major reason why her death came as such a shock was because Sulli had not been behaving unusually in the days before her death and in fact had a fairly busy work schedule...More

[HanCinema's News] IU Apologizes for Delay in Release of her Upcoming Album

2019/10/21 | Permalink

While IU had been scheduled to release a mini-album on November 1st, circumstances appear to have forced IU to push back the release date. The actress and singer made a personal appearance at her officially sanctioned fan website citing creative and technical reasons to explain why she did not feel it was practical to meet the current deadline...More

[HanCinema's News] South Korean Films Reflect Disenchanted Youth

2019/10/21 | Permalink

Where once South Korean media had strong, expressive optimism about the future of young people, that imagery has quickly become an antiquated symbol. The country's young people have struggled to obtain jobs and get married in an increasingly difficult labor market. April's youth unemployment rate is now 11.5% - the highest since 1999. And the frustrations related to this have crept into South Korean films...More

[HanCinema's News] More Details on KangNam's Wedding

2019/10/21 | Permalink

Since singer KangNam married former speed skater Lee Sang-hwa on October 12th details about the ceremony have crept out into the media...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] "Way Back Home - 2019"

2019/10/19 | Permalink

For the first several scenes of "Way Back Home - 2019" we just watch Jeong-won (played by Han Woo-yun) go through the motions of happy married life. She and her husband discuss interior decorating. Then, she goes to work as a swim instructor while he goes to work at her uncle's carpentry shop. Their home is not idyllic, but it's seriously joyful. Then comes the phone call from a very insistent police officer. This phone call does not rupture Jeong-won's happy life, but it does cause a disturbance...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Education"

2019/10/19 | Permalink

Seong-hee (played Moon Hye-in) is a cranky young woman who recently got injured on the job as a personal assistant. She isn't getting compensated because her job kind of sucks. Seong-hee begs an unsympathetic supervisor to give her just enough work so that she can limp into Spain and he acquiesces. Seong-hee's new low intensity job leads her to spend time with Hyeon-mok (played by Kim Joon-hyung-III), the teenage son of the borderline comatose Seong-hee ends up caring for...More

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