Formerly known as "The Mutant"
Lee Kwang-soo takes on the role of a mutant in "COLLECTIVE INVENTION", which is about a clinical demonstration centered around rumors that someone's boyfriend is turning into a fish
[HanCinema's Film Review] "COLLECTIVE INVENTION" 2015/11/21
Goo (played by Lee Kwang-soo) is a completely unremarkable young man with no apparent distinguishing characteristics whatsoever. At least he was, until Goo's entire upper torso turned into...a fish. And that, right there, is the gimmick which makes up the entirity of "COLLECTIVE INVENTION", named after the painting by Rene Magritte. A man turns into a fish, and how exactly are we supposed to respond to this? Joo-jin (played by Park Bo-young) is the first person to meet the newly mutated Goo, and takes a step most of the other characters proceed to repeat. She monetizes it,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015/10/26 "The Phone" sends "The Martian" packing...
Kim Bong-joo's action thriller, "The Phone", starring Son Hyun-joo and Uhm Ji-won, was released last week and came out on top over the weekend as Korea's top pick. Kim's tale of a man struggling to make sense of his wife's death was allocated 794 screens around the country, and from those screenings managed to dislodge "The Martian" at the top of the pile with 613 thousand admissions going its way (31.7%). Ridley Scott's adaptation of Andy Weir's 2011 novel has already grossed $384 million worldwide, and since its release in Korea on the 8th of this month, "The Martian" has attracted nearly 4 million filmgoers ($28.5 million), 534 thousand of which came from this past weekend,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.10.16 ~ 2015.10.18 2015/10/19 "The Martian" isn't going anywhere… Ridley Scott's sci-fi epic, "The Martian", managed to remain at the top of the box office pile without much fuss or competition. "The Martian", based on Andy Weir's 2011 novel, and adapted by Drew Goddard, saw 819 thousand filmgoers come out and support its cause across 1,040 screens around the country, which meant that this popular space thriller captured over 46% of the box office pie during its second week out in Korea,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.10.09 ~ 2015.10.11 2015/10/12
"The Martian" arrives and conquers...
After entering the fray last weekend in pole position, Nancy Meyers' "The Intern" had to take a step back in light of the next big space thriller to come out of Hollywood: "The Martian". Ridley Scott's adaptation of Andy Weir's novel was released in the States earlier this month, and has already grossed over $227 million worldwide, but arrived in Korea last Thursday and was given 1,132 screens to pool from. This epic space thriller has been well-received by critics and cinephiles alike (especially space junkies and science fans), and in Korea close to 1.5 million tickets were sold over its first weekend out,...More
[BIFF] Stars talk in Haeundae, Busan 2015/10/04, Source
In Busan, stars appear day and night. More and more stars have participated in this year's Busan International Film Festival which celebrates its 20th this year. How exciting, meeting the stars of movies in real life. The stars in Haeundae have been responding to fans' support in various ways.
The opening was hot. The opening ceremony of BIFF was held on the 1st. Although the weather was rough with gale warnings, fans gathered to see their favorite stars,...More
Park Bo-young, even after 10 years of acting she's still highly anticipated 2015/08/27, Source
Actress Park Bo-young is a highly trusted actress. She's mostly been in movies before "Oh My Ghostess" but everyone knows she can act. Her visual makes people believe she's only the lovable and feminine type but if you look closely, she's been in far more different genres than you think.
"Everyone thinks I always play the happy roles, but I usually play a single mother, a sad and sick girl and characters like that. I even said I wanted to try a happy character. Then I thought, I could star in a drama to show people what I have and if I do, I would like to play a happy role",...More
Lee Kwang-soo films Pizza Hut ad 2014/12/10, Source
Actor Lee Kwang-soo is filming the ad for Pizza Hut. Pictures of him show him sitting in a living room decorated with Christmas ornaments in a comfortable looking knitted sweater. He plays with the little children in the ad during break time and cuddles them like toys,...More
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