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  1. rubie added a post in a topic [Movie 2015] Memories of The Sword 협녀 : 칼의 기억 (Lee Byung Hun, Jeon Do Yeon, Kim Go Eun)   

    Published on July 6, 2015 by 민병석 (thanks to the highlight at PlanetBH0712)
    Memories of the Sword Action Making Video

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  2. rubie added a post in a topic Lee Byung Hun 이병헌   

    Published on July 6, 2015 by 민병석 (thanks to the highlight at PlanetBH0712)
    Memories of the Sword Action Making Video

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  3. rubie added a post in a topic Lee Byung Hun 이병헌   

    July 6, 2015
    South Korea Box Office: 'Terminator: Genisys' Debuts on Top
    by Lee Hyo-won THR
    The latest Schwarzenegger flick earned $11.14 million during its opening weekend in the Asian country.
    Terminator: Genisys opened at No. 1 at the South Korean box office, earning about $11.14 million from July 3-5, according to the Korean Film Council's KOBIS database on Monday.
    The latest installment in the Arnold Schwarzenegger franchise dominated 43.9 percent of the market share during this time frame. In terms of admissions, by which local industry observers measure a film's box-office performance, the actioner garnered an impressive 1.24 million. Distributed by Lotte Entertainment, Terminator: Genisys had long made headlines in Korea for starring one of its own, superstar Lee Byung-hun (The G.I. Joe films, Red 2).
    The successful debut of the latest Terminator film has pushed last week's topper Northern Limit Line down to second. The local 3D battle film nevertheless remained strong as it took in 32.5 percent of the weekend revenue. Handled by Next Entertainment World (NEW), Northern looks back at the 2002 Battle of Yeonpyeong between North and South Korean patrol boats that resulted in casualties for both sides.
    The film has grossed a cumulative $24.7 million and is slated to open in eight countries including the U.S. and Australia.
    In third was the global megahit Jurassic World. The Universal Pictures International Korea title accounted for 11.5 percent of ticket sales and has cashed in a total of almost $39 million.
    In fourth and fifth were two other local films inspired by real-life events: The Classified File, about a detective receiving help from a shaman to solve a missing child case, and Minority Opinion, about the conflict between the police and tenants being forced out of their homes due to redevelopment.
    The former crime drama distributed by Showbox/Mediaplex took up 6.6 percent of the box-office revenue, adding to the cumulative gross of $18.4 million. The latter film by Cinema Service accounted for 1.2 percent of the share for total earnings of $2.27 million.
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  4. rubie added a post in a topic Lee Byung Hun 이병헌   

    July 6, 2015
    ‘Terminator Genisys’ falls in US, flies in South Korea
    Source: The Korea Times US
    “Terminator Genisys” may have flopped in the U.S. box office this July 4 weekend, but it’s flying high in South Korea.
    The film drove about 1.24 million ticket sales through the weekend, taking the country’s No. 1 spot ahead of domestic pic “Second Battle of Yeonpyeong,” according to Yonhap.
    South Korean movie star Lee Byung-hun appears as T-1000 in the film, which returns Arnold Schwarzenegger to his iconic role, and which cast “Game of Thrones” actress Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor.
    In the U.S., “Terminator Genisys” drew a disappointing $28.7 million — less than half of its expected gross — from Friday through Sunday, at No. 3. According to Box Office Mojo, the film’s domestic gross as of Sunday was at $44.2 million. It grossed $85.5 million in foreign countries.
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  5. rubie added a post in a topic Yoo Hae Jin - 유해진   

    Source: KoBiz
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  6. rubie added a post in a topic Jin Goo 진구   

    Source: KoBiz

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  7. rubie added a post in a topic Lee Byung Hun 이병헌   

    July 6, 2015
    Terminator Genisys exceeds 1.5 million admission in Korea
    Source: KoBiz
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  8. rubie added a post in a topic Lee Byung Hun 이병헌   

    July 7, 2015
    Latest ‘Terminator’ flick takes top place in Korea
    BY JIN EUN-SOO [] INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily
    Boosted by the visit of starring actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clarke to Korea last week, “Terminator Genisys” topped the weekend box office with 12.5 billion won ($11.1 million) from more than 1,000 screens nationwide. 
    According to the state-run Korean Film Council on Monday, the fifth installment of the “Terminator” franchise was able to attract more than 1.2 million viewers on its opening weekend. 
    The film depicts a destructive fight between humankind and robotic troops led by an artificial intelligence called Skynet. 
    Clarke plays the iconic Sarah Conner while Schwarzenegger is back in his old robot suit. Korean actor Lee Byung-hun also appears as an upgraded Terminator T-1000 in the first half of the movie. 
    In the No. 2 spot at the box office was Kim Hak-soon’s controversial movie, “Northern Limit Line,” which revisits the Second Battle of Yeonpyeong that occurred in 2002. 
    Shedding new light on the deadly maritime battle with North Korea, which was overshadowed by the Korea-Japan World Cup match at the time, the film is being praised for portraying the naval fight with much reality and drama. 
    However, it has also drawn public criticism for monopolizing screens after showing on more than 1,000 screens nationwide on its fifth day, while Kim Sung-je’s “Minority Opinion,” which was released on the same day, was only able to occupy some 400 screens.
    Since its release on June 24, “Northern Limit Line” has been seen by more than 3.2 million moviegoers, earning 24 billion won so far.
    On the other hand, “Minority Opinion,” which centers on what has been called the “Yongsan tragedy” - a head-to-head confrontation between a group of evicted tenants and policemen that resulted in the death of five civilians and one police officer - took in 36,443 admissions during the weekend, landing in fifth place. Its two-week total is now 337,000 moviegoers or 2.5 billion won in sales.
    Meanwhile, Universal’s “Jurassic World” cooled off a bit but was still going strong in third place with 352,810 admissions. Its month-long total is now five million tickets sold or 43 billion won. 
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  9. rubie added a post in a topic [Variety 2014] Three Meals A Day 삼시세끼 (tvN) | Season 2 Premier May 15, 2015   

    TMAD Personalized Ringtone

    Mischievous Monk and Army Man

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  10. rubie added a post in a topic Lee Byung Hun 이병헌   

    July 5, 2015 (related T-1000 only)
    Liquid Metal Blog: The Terminators Examined
    by GoldZX IGN
    Terminator Genisys: One big happy family.
    Like I mentioned above, Terminator Genisys is almost a treat during its opening sequences.  The scenes are well-crafted and very respectful to Terminator lore.  I delighted over John Conner leading his forces to capture Skynet's time machine.  His fellow soldiers are left with very little doubt that knowledge gained from time travel is what has allowed John to stay one step ahead of Skyet the entire time.  Kyle Reese's line, "What's a waitress?" to an exasperated John gave me a giggle.  There are scenes from the first Terminator movie, recreated and eventually altered as the NOT-a-waitress Sarah Conner and a mysterious Fourth Terminator (or the Third Guardian Terminator, whatever you want to call Schwarzenegger) arrive and dispatch the First Terminator.  All of this setup is great, in my opinion, and is the reason why you should go see Terminator Genisys.
    One last good thing I'll mention before getting to all the disappointing elements--I felt that the new T-1000 (played by Lee Byung-hun) really stole the show.  His inclusion in the altered scenes with Kyle Reese was awesome, and the action was great enough to remind viewers as to why the T-1000 is probably one of the finest villains in all of cinema.
    But it's right around the time the T-1000 is all-too-swiftly "terminated" that the movie collapses under its own weight.  After that point, everything gets complicated and unsatisfying.  For example, the movie doesn't bother to explain where the Fourth Terminator comes from or who sent it back in time (even though there are scenes with the time machine in the future, which seemingly shows specifically who gets to go back in time).  Later, Kyle Reese randomly receives a vision that convinces him Judgment Day didn't happen in 1997.  Even though it pretty much did, as far as anyone present knows.  I thought the movie clumsily failed on that plot point, as if the writers just said "%&# it" and knew there was no way to adequately explain away that particular plot hole.
    So the movie ends with some silliness in 2016, where Skynet is being created and about to come online for the umpteenth time.  Quite frankly, the story of Skynet's creation has been told again and again and I was disappointed that the filmmakers decided that's the only direction the film could possibly go in.  Even Matt Smith's wonderful inclusion couldn't wash that taste out of my mouth.  None of the later scenes really worked well or had any flow to them, as far as I was concerned.  For example, the T-1000 hijacking a helicopter was an epic moment in T2, but Genisys doesn't even show the "T-3000" acquiring his chopper, he just gets in one off-screen to resume his pursuit.  In other scenes I didn't know what the movie was really going for, such as whether I was supposed to be amused or feel sad when the Fourth Terminator's hand malfunctioned as a result of his age.
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  11. rubie added a post in a topic [Variety 2014] Three Meals A Day 삼시세끼 (tvN) | Season 2 Premier May 15, 2015   

    July 4, 2015

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  12. rubie added a post in a topic Lee Byung Hun 이병헌   

    July 6, 2015
    ‘Terminator Genisys’ tops Korean box office
    Hollywood action blockbuster “Termiator Genisys” trumped South Korean war film “Northern Limit Line” in box office rankings, data showed Monday. 
    The fifth installment in the science-fiction “Terminator” series, “Terminator Genisys” was released at more than 1,000 screens in South Korea on July 2. Over the weekend it sold 1,238,551 tickets, boosting its total sales to nearly 1.5 million tickets.
    “Northern Limit Line” slid down to second place with its total sales reaching 3,232,544 tickets.
    Third place went to “Jurassic World,” adding to its total, which now sits at 5,006,867 admissions. 
    By Lim Jeong-yeo (
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  13. rubie added a post in a topic Jin Goo 진구   

    July 5, 2015
    'Northern Limit Line' battle flick tops 3m ticket sales

    The Korean war film “Northern Limit Line,” based on the Second Battle of Yeonpyeong in 2002, has been watched by 3 million theatergoers since its release less than two weeks ago.
    “Northern Limit Line” became the year’s fastest-selling Korean film, with 2 million tickets sold within a week of its release on June 24.
    Six actors -- Kim Moo-yul, Jin Goo, Lee Hyun-woo, Lee Chung-ah, Cheong Min-hee and Kim Dong-hee -- thanked theatergoers in messages online.
    They also paid homage to the six soldiers who lost their lives during the 2002 naval skirmish, when North Korean ships violated the contested eastern maritime border known as the Northern Limit Line.
    Six soldiers were killed and 18 others were injured during the skirmish, which took place amid South Korea’s widely covered feats at the FIFA World Cup.
    “Northern Limit Line,” directed by Kim Hak-soon, has been applauded by the Defense Ministry, film critics and members of the public.
    By Yoon Sarah (
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  14. rubie added a post in a topic Lee Byung Hun 이병헌   

    July 5, 2015
    ‘Terminator: Genisys,’ ‘Minions’ Boost Foreign Box Office With Solid Performances
    Dave McNary Film Reporter
    Launches of Paramount’s “Terminator: Genisys” and Universal’s “Minions” lifted the international box office this weekend as the tentpoles pulled in sturdy performances.
    Paramount saw $74 million from international markets for the weekend — led by Russia at $12.5 million, South Korea at $11.1 million and Mexico at $6.6 million — for a foreign cume of $85.5 million from 60% of all overseas markets.
    Paramount Pictures vice chairman Rob Moore told Variety that “Terminator: Genisys” should have enough firepower internationally to finish in the $300 million to $400 million range in foreign grosses — three to four times the expected U.S. final total. The film opens next week in Germany, Italy, Germany and Spain; it has not yet been dated for the booming Chinese market.
    The international performance is crucial for “Terminator: Genisys.” Paramount and Skydance spent $155 million on the fifth “Terminator” and have two more entries in the franchise coming in 2016 and 2017.
    The fourth film, “Terminator: Salvation,” took in $125 million domestically and another $246 million internationally in 2009.
    “Minions,” which has a reported $85 million budget, opens July 10 in North America. As is often the case with animated titles, Universal has opted to launch overseas prior to U.S. opening, taking in $54.3 million from 26 markets for an international total of $124.2 million in advance of the domestic release.
    The comedy opened in first in all 15 new markets and set records as the biggest opening day for an animated film in Germany, Spain, Argentina and Colombia.
    Greenlighting “Minions” — a “Despicable Me” spinoff — was a no-brainer for Universal and Illumination Entertainment, given the popularity of the franchise. “Despicable Me 2″ grossed nearly $1 billion worldwide with $368 million domestically and another $602 million internationally.
    Australia has been the top “Minions” market so far with $15.1 million in two weeks.
    Universal also saw “Jurassic World” put the bite on $42 million in 66 territories during the weekend, raising the international total to $826.9 million — about the same total as the U.S. grosses for its fourth weekend. That gives the dino thriller more than $1.39 billion in worldwide grosses, enough to surpass “Avengers: Age of Ultron” for the fifth spot on that list.
    China took in grosses of $9.3 million in the fourth and final week of release for “Jurassic World,” for a 24-day total of $223.2 million, passing “Avatar” to become the fourth highest grossing film in China, behind “Fast and Furious 7″ with $391 million, “Transformers: Age of Extinction” with $320 million and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” with $235 million.
    “Jurassic World” will open in its final market in Japan on Aug. 5.
    The launch of Chinese comedy-fantasy “Monk Comes Down the Mountain” came in fourth on the international chart with $28 million in three markets — most of that from China. The director is Chen Kaige, who won the Palme D’Or at Cannes in 1993 for “Farewell My Concubine.”
    Disney’s “Inside Out” took in $18.6 million in its third weekend of release from 43 territories, representing approximately 45% of the international marketplace. International cume is $117.3 million, led by Mexico with $24.9 million and Russia with $17.2 million, making it the second biggest Disney or Pixar animated release after “Frozen.”
    “Magic Mike XXL” saw moderate performance in a limited international launch with $6.2 million at 2,572 screens in 15 markets, led by the U.K. with $2.5 million, on par with the original. Australia, France and Spain open next weekend.
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  15. rubie added a post in a topic Moon So-ri 문소리   

    June 21, 2015
    The 20 Greatest South Korean Actors Working Today
    BY HANAJUN CHUNG Taste of Cinema
    In addition to writing a piece on the best, individual performances, this piece is meant to celebrate the best actors currently working in South Korean cinema. For this list, I chose 20 individuals—a mix of male and female. Most of these people had their start in television and some also work concurrently in both mediums. Don’t expect much young, hot talent from dramas since this is mostly going to feature actors from their work in film.
    Furthermore, to provide a challenge, I ranked them based on their film roles (and little T.V.) I’ve seen and read regarding. You can possibly guess a few of the top spots, but I can guarantee that I didn’t include a name or two on the list that matches the sensibility of many readers. 
    20. Gianna Jun (October 30, 1981)
    Notable roles: “My Sassy Girl,” “Daisy,” “The Thieves”
    19. Ryu Seung-beom (August 9, 1980)
    Notable roles: “Crying Fist,” “The Berlin File,” “The Unjust,” “Bloody Ties,” “No Mercy”
    18. Kim Hye-su (September 5, 1970)
    Notable roles: “Tazza: The High Rollers,” “The Hypnotized,” “Kick the Moon,” “The Thieves”
    17. Kim Yun-seok (January 21, 1968)
    Notable roles: “The Chaser,” “The Thieves,” “Hwayi: The Monster Boy,” “The Yellow Sea”
    16. Kim Yunjin (November 7, 1973)
    Notable roles: “Ode to My Father,” “Harmony,” “Shiri,” “Seven Days,” “Heartbeat”
    15. Ha Jung-woo (March 11, 1979 )
    Notable roles: “The Yellow Sea,” “The Terror Live,” “The Berlin File,” “Nameless Gangster”
    14. Han Hyo-joo (February 22, 1987)
    Notable roles: “Always,” “Masquerade,” “Cold Eyes”
    13. Lee Byung-hun (July 12, 1970)
    Notable roles: “A Bittersweet Life,” “J.S.A.: Joint Security Area,” “I Saw the Devil”
    12. Jeong Jae-yeong (November 21, 1971)
    Notable roles: “Broken,” “Confession of Murder,” “Castaway on the Moon,” “Silmido”
    11. Yoon Yeo-jeong (June 19, 1947)
    Notable roles: “The Taste of Money,” “The Housemaid,” “Hahaha,” “Actresses”
    10. Doona Bae (October 11, 1979)
    Notable roles: “A Girl at My Door,” “Cloud Atlas,” “The Host,” “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance”
    9. Moon So-ri (July 2, 1974)
    Notable roles: “Peppermint Candy,” “Oasis,” “A Good Lawyer’s Wife,” “The President’s Barber”
    8. Hwang Jeong-min (September 1, 1970)
    Notable roles: “Ode to My Father,” “A Man Who Was Superman,” “New World,” “The Unjust”
    7. Yun Jeong-hie (July 30, 1944)
    Notable roles: “Poetry,” “Taebaek Mountain,” “Splendid Outing,” “Night Journey”
    6. Kim Hye-ja (September 15, 1941)
    Notable roles: “Mother,” “Lifetime in the Country”/“Country Diaries” (T.V.)
    5. Sol Kyung-gu (May 1, 1968)
    Notable roles: “Peppermint Candy,” “Public Enemy” series, “Cold Eyes,” “Silmido,” “Oasis”
    4. Jeon Do-yeon (February 11, 1973)
    Notable roles: “Secret Sunshine,” “Way Back Home,” “The Housemaid,” “Untold Scandal”
    3. Song Kang-ho (January 17, 1967)
    Notable roles: “The Host,” “J.S.A.: Joint Security Area,” “The Attorney,” “No. 3”
    2. Ahn Sung-kee (January 1, 1952)
    Notable roles: “Silmido,” “Chilsu and Mansu,” “Unbowed,” “White Badge”
    1. Choi Min-sik (April 27, 1962)
    Notable roles: “Oldboy,” “Failan,” “I Saw the Devil,” “Crying Fist,” “Shiri”
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