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Korean Movie Review: Scandal Makers

After viewing Sunny, I was extremely impressed with director Kang Hyung-cheol’s ability to juggle several characters at once whilst still managing to keep the film engaging and the viewer emotionally invested.  I decided to go through his, surprisingly small, back catalogue of movies to look at his debut feature, Scandal Makers starring Cha Tae-hyeon and Park […]

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Kim Jong-un comedy ‘The Interview’ pulled from Theaters

What a day in the history of film.   In a unprecedented move, Sony have decided to cancel the release of Seth Rogan’s and James Franco’s comedy ‘The Interview’, after hacker group “Guardians of Peace” promised 9/11 style attack at the premiere, and any theater that shows the movie.  This threat comes after the hacking of 1000’s […]

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Korean Movie Review – My Little Bride (어린 신부)

Having been pleasantly surprised by “All About My Wife” (2012), I decided that October’s reviews would be a romantic comedy double bill, and one film that continually crops up on the lists of best Korean romantic comedies is “My Little Bride.” Released in 2004, the film follows high school student Bo-eun and longtime family friend Sang-min. […]

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Korean Movie Review – War of the Arrows (최종병기 활)

Directed by Kim Han-min Action 122 minutes After watching “My Way” and learning a thing or two about Korea’s past, I wanted to see another period piece that covered a different era in Korean history. I have always been interested in some of the Joseon period dramas on Korean TV (well, I think they are; […]

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Korean Film Review – Roaring Currents (명량)

Every so often a film bulldozes it’s way into popular culture and becomes a critical and financial phenomenon. One such film is Kim Han-min’s Han Roaring Currents, which stars Choi Min-sik as admiral Yi Sun-shin. Set during the famous battle of Myeongrang, the film tells the story of how 12 Korean ships took on a […]

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