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When Donnie Yen and Tony Jaa Meet Prison Break - Update from Song Hye-Gyo's Management

UPDATE 12/4- Just a little update on this. Korean media picked up on this item (crediting it to Twitch and not Chinese media, which is kind of laughable. We're only the messenger, folks) by contacting Song Hye-Gyo's management on the... More »
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[K-FILM REVIEWS] 애자 (Goodbye Mom)

It's kind of ironic that the realization came by watching something as far from the concept of femininity as Kwak Kyung-Taek's 친구 - 우리들의 전설 (Friend - Our Legend) is, but maybe that's another proof of how much depth and... More »
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Chow Yun-Fat on the Set of 孔子 (Confucius)

The Fifth Generation's "tough broad" Hu Mei is known mostly for two things: one is combining critical acclaim with mainstream acceptance on TV, an increasingly rare feat when it comes to historical dramas - she broke countless records with her... More »
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Korea Falls in Love with Sequels

There's usually a direct correlation between the health of a film industry and the amount of sequels it produces, at least when it comes to Chungmuro. Whereas you'd find the 60s littered with all sorts of franchises (from action to... More »
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[RUSSIAN REVIEWS] Тарас Бульба (Taras Bulba)

There is no need to bother Leni Riefenstahl and her Triumph des Willens to demonstrate how powerful propaganda can often be, but it's exactly in cases like hers that you often wonder what her legacy would have been, if ridden... More »
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[REVIEWS] I Come with The Rain

Not that I would ever dare to compare Seneca with Park Chan-Wook, but one of the themes which transpired from his latest, sublime 박쥐 (Thirst) is that knowing your sins is the first step on the path which leads to... More »
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New 十月圍城 (Bodyguards and Assassins) Trailer = Action Orgasm [Updated with Longer Version]

[Updated with five minute version. Mo' minutes, mo' action (kind of).]Oh mommy. First one to set the mood, second one to tell a story, third one... I haven't seen it. But the fourth trailer is certainly for the action fan... More »
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Say Hi to Your First Swine Flu Disaster Flick

Just as SARS did back in the day, human quandaries and the endless shenanigans of pharmaceutical superpowers constantly prove to be good filler for a disaster flick, and now its directors can always claim they played it softer than Roland... More »
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Wong Kar-Wai's 一代宗师 (The Great Master) Starts Shooting!

You know the word deadline and Wong Kar-Wai weren't meant to be put in the same sentence, but it's good to know that the wheels are finally in motion. As it's been widely announced before, we're dealing with another story... More »
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Korea Goes Ghibli Style with 소중한 날의 꿈 (Dinosaur & Me)

And I thought this went completely belly up. Thankfully, it wasn't the case.If the - rather corny - English title doesn't ring a bell, that's because this is 소중한 날의 꿈 (Dream of a Precious Day)'s new International title -... More »
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Zhang Ziyi Wants Shu Qi for Secret Fan Adaptation

....aaaand she's saying no. It's a no with a long list of "official" reasons in all likelihood (schedule conflicts and whatnot), but the Chinese press is going straight for the jugular, suggesting that the very revealing, all-nude scenes she would... More »
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Lee Byung-Heon, Choi Min-Shik for Kim Jee-woon's Next?

The last time we talked about Kim Jee-woon's upcoming projects, it was regarding his first venture into Hollywood, a remake of Claude Sautet's 70s caper Max et Les Ferrailleurs. Hoping to cast Clive Owen and possibly Sienna Miller in the... More »
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Fox Joins Na Hong-Jin's 황해 (Murderer)

Few directors have had as big an impact with their debut film as Na Hong-Jin of 추격자 (The Chaser) had last year, convincing critics that we might have a major talent on our hands, but also selling over five million... More »
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1960s Jet Fighting Classic 빨간마후라 (Red Muffler) Gets a Sequel!

Ha... now that's peculiar nostalgia.Although twenty-something Korean viewers might react in a different way at the mention of 빨간마후라 (Red Muffler) - don't ask - to old school Korean cinema fans, the title can only mean Shin Sang-Ok's ridiculously fun... More »
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A Few Details on Im Kwon-Taek's 101st

The hype surrounding Im Kwon-Taek's all important 100th film, the quietly powerful 천녁학 (Beyond the Years), was not what you'd expect, particularly considering all the vicissitudes which marked the project in its pre-production stage, and the meaningful milestone itself. Barely... More »
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전우치 (Jeon Woo Chi) Jumps on Cars and Kicks Ass in New Trailer

What would you rather choose?1) Playing a hero of the people, sacrificing your life to bring justice amidst the rampant corruption of the mid Joseon era, and meeting a glorious demise at the hand of some spurious forces of evil.... More »
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It's Vampire Slaying Time with the 彼岸島 (Higanjima) Trailer

So let's say you muster enough courage to finally head for the eerie and infamous island of Higan, to find your lost brother. You're already prepared for the hordes of grumpy vampires waiting for you there, but probably not for... More »
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Seol Kyung-Gu and Ryu Seung-Beom Square Off in 용서는 없다 (No Mercy)

The last two years of Seol Kyung-Gu's career have been a rather puzzling collection of ups and downs, with plenty of box office success which further elevated his name in the eyes of the casual viewer, but also a distinct... More »
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[K-FILM REVIEWS] 국가대표 (Take Off)

Park Ji-Sung, Kim Yeon-Ah, names which carry the brand image of Korea around the world just as much as Samsung, LG and Hyundai do. Where exactly the idea of sports fits into all this, that's an entirely different matter. There... More »
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[SOUTH ASIAN REVIEWS] கந்தசாமி (Kanthaswamy)

With super powers come super responsibilities.If there's anything that India's insanely vibrant and varied film culture has taught us to expect, that is its continued defiance of any and all expectations. And when it comes to Kollywood, Tamil Nadu's own... More »
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