Fans Ask for a Sequel to the Film “The New World”

The film “The New World” which stars Lee Jung Jae, Hwang Jung Min, and Choi Min Sik is doing very well in the Korean box office! The movie is about Korean gangsters and a police officer that is posing as a gangster. At the end of the film, a scene showed Lee Jung Jae and Hwang Jung Min’s character when they were younger. Because of the popularity of “The New World” people who have watched the film...

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Super Junior, 2NE1, Lee Byung Hun and More Attend VIP Premiere of “Berlin”

The highly anticipated film “Berlin” has held its VIP premiere on January 23 in Seoul where many top-notch celebrities have set foot. Due to the highly connected cast members such as Jeon Ji Hyun, Ha Jung Woo, Han Suk Gyu and Ryu Seung Bum, some of the hottest idol and Hallyu stars have attend the premiere. Such stars include Super Junior, 2NE1, Shinhwa, Hello Venus, Son Dam Bi, NUR...

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14 Must See “Korean Mafia” Films That Will Make Your Eyes Bleed

Korean mafia is a staple of many Korean films. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what the cause of love for organized crime is. In any culture organized crime is depicted as being “cool” and “macho” in many ways. In the past, “Kim Doo Han” was a crime boss leader that actually did resist the Japanese annexation of South Korea, however his rise to power came after South Korea’s independence. “Kim Doo H...

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South Korean Films: How Do They Portray North Koreans?

In the Republic of Korea, besides issues with Japan, North Korea is constantly looming around in the back of the people’s collective consciousness. Why am I suddenly writing about this? On July 6, we wrote about North Korea having a girl group that can be considered similar to the Girls’ Generation. It looks as though there were rumors that the First Lady (Lee Sul Joo) to the current leader of No...

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Choi Min Sik to Appear in Upcoming Film “Myung Lyang” As General Yi Sun-sin?

The world renowned actor Choi Min Sik has a high chance of returning to the screen as Korea’s beloved general Yi Sun-sin in the upcoming film “Myung Lyang – Sea of Whirlwinds.” (General Yi Sun-sin is one of the most venerated heroes among Koreans today. He died at the Battle of Noryang on December 16, 1598. He received posthumous titles such as the “Duke of Loyalty and Warfare,” ...

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[Exclusive] New York Asian Film Festival Tickets Giveaway!

The New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) runs from June 29th to July 15th this year, and we’ve teamed up with them to giveaway two pairs of tickets to our lovely Soompiers! The film is on its 11th year, and features an extremely diverse set of films that are guaranteed to keep everyone thoroughly entertained. Korean films are very well represented at the festival, with a diverse selection starting...

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The Film “Nameless Gangster" Reaches 4 Million Viewers

Choi Min Sik and Ha Jung Woo’s “Nameless Gangster” reached 4 million viewers. On February 28 KOFIC announced that on February 27 “Nameless Gangster” had 47,559 viewers. That puts the total viewers of “Nameless Gangster” at 4,035,230. “Nameless Gangster” was released on February 2, and within 25 days it has surpassed 4 million viewers. Within 2012 it is the film that has made 4 million viewers with...

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Why Did Choi Min Sik Hug Sharon Stone at Cannes?

On the “Healing Camp, Aren’t You Happy” episode that was broadcast on February 6 Choi Min Sik talked about his experiences at the Cannes International Film Festival. Choi Min Sik had the honor of appearing at the Cannes International Film Festival for the films “Strokes of Fire,” and “Old Boy.” He stated that every time he stepped on the red carpet, it was a moving experience. However, there were ...

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