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April 6, 2018

 

6 Korean Gangster Movies You Need In Your Life

 

Source: Soompi by mizwest

 

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Sashimi knives and bloodied faces are pretty much the status quo in Korean gangster movies. They’re graphically violent, full of bad language and scrupulous behavior, but damn are they cool! Below are just a few recommendations from the plethora of great movies you should totally check out!

 

“Friend” (2001)

 

“A Bittersweet Life” (2005)

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Sun Woo (played by the beautiful Lee Byung Hun) is the right-hand man of Mr. Kang, a mob boss (played by Kim Young Chul) who suspects his much younger girlfriend is cheating on him. Sun Woo is asked to watch the girlfriend — Hee Soo (played by Shin Min Ah) — and report back and even kill her if Mr. Kang’s suspicions are true, but she smiles at Sun Woo once and it’s all over. I mean, who can blame him, but he is a little quick off the mark to risk it all for those dimples. Though Mr. Kang assumes Sun Woo has fallen for her and orders him killed, the job fails, starting a roller-coaster of extreme violence, unpredictability, and revenge!

 

Lee Byung Hun is superb in the role, filling quiet, tense moments with glances that speak volumes. He isn’t the macho protagonist you would typically see in these kinds of roles; instead he’s nervous, jumpy, and seems genuinely hurt by his boss’s decision to beat and bury him alive, which again… understandable.

 

“A Bittersweet Life” is laugh-out-loud funny if you’re into twisted humor and at times very aesthetically pleasing, but it’s the outlandish fight scenes that make this film worth the watch and truly iconic.


“Coin Locker Girl” (2015)

“Breathless” (2009)

 

“A Dirty Carnival” (2006)
 

“My Wife Is A Gangster” (2001)

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What an unexpected treat for the weekend! Another MR.SUNSHINE teaser! mrs.jpg

 

Published on April 7, 2018 by tvN DRAMA

 

 

Thanks to MR.SUNSHINE drama thread for the clip highlight & translation

 

Yesterday was distant, today is unfamiliar, and tomorrow is to be feared, it was a layered time like that.

We all, each using our individual methods, are living in this layered Joseon.

 

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Source: YTN

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54th Baeksang Arts Awards Announces Nominees For TV And Film Categories (soompi news)

 

:huh: Not sure what to make of the 54th Baeksang Awards nominations update that just came out. There's only two nominations for THE FORTRESS (Best Movie & Best Director) and none for KEYS TO THE HEART. :mellow: It's quite strange considering that the latter did quite well at the B.O. and if anything, PJM at least would be considered for his performance. Not to say that it's a new movie because other recently released movies got some nominations instead. Oh well.. oh well.. oh well..

 

Artwork by  redhat____

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April 8, 2018

 

MR.SUNSHINE Character stills released

 

Source: JoyNews ++

 

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mrs.jpg GIFS (original clip sharing on twitter)

 

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Clip: 탤냥이 @900424taeri

 

 

 

 

 

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April 8, 2018

 

Upcoming tvN Drama “Mr. Sunshine” Releases Beautifully Cinematographic Teaser

 

Source: Soompi by K. Lew

 

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Highly anticipated tvN drama “Mr. Sunshine” has released a stunning and impactful teaser.

 

Kim Tae Ri narrates, “Yesterday was far, and today is unfamiliar. Tomorrow is the feared upheaval. We all were, in our own ways, passing a changing Joseon.” Amidst her narration, shots from the drama as well as shots of the cast in their characters were revealed. Some of the shots of scenes show a battle, the loud click of a gun, the unsheathing of a sword, and the Korean and American flags, all a beautiful amalgamation of traditional Korea meeting the modern West.

 

Lee Byung Hun appears dressed completely in black, looking dashing in a black fedora. He stands out sharply from the white, snowy background as he walks on an icy landscape. He will be playing former slave and current U.S. marine officer Eugene Choi.

 

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Kim Tae Ri appears in two shots, both wearing traditional Korean garb. In one, she peacefully reads from a book in the sunlight, and in another she gazes deeply into the camera. She will be playing a nobleman’s daughter, Go Ae Shin.

 

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Yoo Yeon Seok glares intensely at the camera, with long hair tied back, with determination in his eyes. He will be playing Goo Dong Mae, the president of the Black Dragon Society.

 

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Kim Min Jung is gorgeous in 19th-century Western clothes, wearing a red dress and a matching hat tilted at a fashionable angle. She has a confident, mature look and will be playing Hee Na, the head of Hotel Glory.

 

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Byun Yo Han is also dressed in Western clothing, wearing a clean cut suit with a neatly trimmed beard as he smiles mysteriously. He will be playing Kim Hee Sung, Go Ae Shin’s fiancé.

 

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“Mr. Sunshine” is set in 1871 during the real life events of the American invasion into Korea, and is about a man who was abandoned by his nation and returns to Korea as an American soldier. The drama is the third collaboration between writer Kim Eun Sook and director Lee Eung Bok, who also worked on “Goblin” and “Descendants of the Sun” together.

 

“Mr. Sunshine” will air its first episode in July.

 

Watch the full teaser below!

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Related excerpt only, from the original article at HanCinema.net

 

April 7, 2018

 

[Lily's Weekly Highlights] Lee Soon-jae

 

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Lee Soon-jae shared that his most treasured junior actors and actresses are Lee Byung-hun, Kim Myung-min, Lee Seung-gi, and Ha Ji-won. He is especially fond of actor Kim Myung-min, which makes sense when you think of his endless effort and passion for acting. He shared this in the variety show "Grandpas Over Flower" and Lee Seo-jin says, "W..What about me, sir?" which made everyone laugh. Lee Soon-jae did not mention Lee Seo-jin, but everyone knows how much he loves Seo-jin as well.

 

There are so many reasons and stories of why the junior actors respect Lee Soon-jae so much, and one is that he is always waiting at the filming set. For someone as old and experienced as Lee Soon-jae, it is common for him to shoot his scenes first before anyone else, but he chooses to wait for many hours at the set so he doesn't inconvenience the staff and his fellow cast members.

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April 9, 2018

 

THE FORTRESS to Enter Japan
LEE Byung-hun Goes East Again

 

by Pierce Conran / KoBiz

 

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Critically-acclaimed period drama The Fortress (2017) will be released in Japan on June 22. Featuring LEE Byung-hun, who is well known in Japan, but also KIM Yun-seok and PARK Hae-il, the film was directed by HWANG Dong-hyuk.

 

Set in 1636, the film focuses on the Qing Invasion of the Korean peninsula, as the Joseon court has fled to seek refuge in the Namhan Fortress. With 150,000 Qing troops breathing down their necks, the King must weigh the conflicting counsels he receives from his two most trusted advisors.

 

The Fortress was released during last year’s Chuseok holiday season and welcomed 3.85 million viewers (USD 29.44 million) to theaters. Shortly thereafter it became a multiple award winner at both the Korea Association of Film Critics Award, where it earned prizes for Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Music, and the Korean Film Producers Association Awards, where it won in the categories for Best Film, Best Editing and Best Sound.

 

In addition to its awards success at home, the film has also found favor overseas. Last month, it triumphed at the 12th Asian Film Awards (AFAs), where KIM Jee-yong earned the prize for Best Cinematographer. 

 

Director HWANG previously helmed the abuse drama Silenced (2011) and the fantasy family comedy Miss Granny (2014), which has been adapted for local markets all around the world. The Fortress bears a Japanese connection, as it was the first Korean film to be scored by legendary composer SAKAMOTO Ryuichi.

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April 9, 2018

 

Watch: Tension Builds Between Lee Byung Hun And Kim Tae Ri In “Mr. Sunshine” Teasers

 

Source: Soompi by C. Hong 

 

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Epic period drama “Mr. Sunshine” has released a third set of teasers.

 

Written by Kim Eun Sook and directed by Lee Eung Bok, the creative team behind “Goblin” and “Descendants of the Sun,” “Mr. Sunshine” tells the story of a Korean man who returns to his homeland as an American soldier after leaving for the United States on a warship in 1871.

 

The latest trailer highlights the tense relationship between the Westernized Eugene Choi (Lee Byung Hun) and the Joseon-era Go Ae Shin (Kim Tae Ri). In one shot, he faces her as two soldiers hold guns to her head, while in another the two hold their hands up to each other’s faces in a room. In a teaser photo released along with the trailers, the two shake hands on a rustic log bridge as another woman looks on.

 

The second trailer also features the appearances of secondary characters played by Kim Min Jung, the hostess at a hotel, and Byun Yo Han, Go Ae Shin’s fiancé. 

 

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Published on April 8, 2018 by tvN DRAMA
 

MR.SUNSHINE 180707 EP.0: Third preview clip

 

 

Source: STARNEWS

 

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This is purely using Google-gist, any mistakes is unintended - Highlighted in the news yesterday and today.

 

Come to think of it, it's really nothing new for the family. LBH's late father himself was a contractor or someone in the real-estate business before this.

 

April 9, 2018

 

Lee Byung-hun family purchases 26 billion won building in Yeongdeungpo

Total floor space 2400 pyeong... Monthly rent ₩120 million, superb building

 

Source: SkyeDaily

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Actor Lee Byung Hun and his family had purchased a 10-storey commercial building in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul recently. The building has a land area of 1470.79㎡ (about 445 pyung) and a total floor area of 7931.75㎡ (about 2399 pyung).

 

With 2 floors underground, 10 floors above ground, it was built in 2008. Located in the subway station, which is a 2-minute walk from the Seoul Subway Line No. 9 Seonyudo Station. (Google-gist)

 

The project concerning the newly-acquired building is being handled by the actor's mother. The area where the building is located has started to emerge as a new commercial attraction after being factory-based in the past.

 

April 10, 2018

 

LBH's family company bought 26 billion 10-story building

 

Source: Insight.co.kr (ELBH Google-translate)

 

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Movie star Lee Byung-hun, has been known to have purchased a building worth 26 billion won.


According to Sky Daily, the project project, run by Lee Byung-hun's mother, bought a building in Yangpyeong-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul for 26 billion won.

 

'Project B' is a business venture where Lee Byung-hun is represented by his mother Park Jae-sun, also known as a real estate management and consulting company.

 

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'Project B' was revealed to have bought the building in June last year in the name of a corporation. The building purchased was built in 2008 with the structure of 2 stories underground ~ 10 stories above the ground.

 

The area where the building is located is a 2-minute walk from Seoul Subway Line No. 9 Seonyudo Station.  The land area and the floor area are 1470.79㎡ and 7931.75㎡ respectively.

 

According to real estate experts, the building is currently a profitable building with a deposit of only 4.4 billion won and monthly rent of 120 million won. 

 

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On the other hand, star couple Lee Byung-hun and Lee Min-jung have been ranked 5th among performers who are good at real estate finance in the past tvN 'The List' program broadcast.  

 

Most noted especially,  both Lee Byung-hun and Lee Min-jung are known to purchase excellent auction buildings to make profitable profits. 

 

Yuri@insight.co.kr

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Finally.. here's a better (English) article from HanCinema..

 

April 10, 2018


Lee Byung-hun's Family Buys 10-story Building for 26 Billion Won and 120 Million Won Monthly Rent

 

Source: HeraldCorp via HanCinema.net

 

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Actor Lee Byung-hun's family bought a building worth 26 billion won.

 

According to Sky Daily, Lee Byung-hun's mother's Project B just bought in a 10-story building worth 26 billion won in Yangpyung, Seoul.

 

Project B is a real estate and consulting company that Lee Byung-hun's mother Park Jae-soon is running.

 

The said building is 2 stories down and 10 stories high and built in 2008. It has a plottage of 1470.79㎡ and total floor space of 7931.75㎡. It's 2 minutes away from exit 9 of Sunyoudo Station.

 

According to real estate sources, the building rents out spaces for 4.4 billion in deposit and 120 million in rent and a profit rate of 6%.

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Thanks to the fan highlight on twitter, new 2018 images at JOFC homepage

 

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Previous image, from last December

 

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April 20, 2018

 

April Movie Actor Brand Reputation Rankings Revealed

 

Source: Soompi by C. Hong

 

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On April 21, the Korean Business Research Institute published the April results for brand reputation rankings among movie actors.

 

The Institute analyzed 168,451,438 sources of data from 50 film actors during the period between March 19 to April 20. The amount of data was a 9.92 percent decrease from last month’s rankings.

 

Just like last month, Son Ye Jin ranked first with a score of 13,803,906. This is a 23.35 percent increase from last month’s score, and the boost is likely from the success of her JTBC drama “Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food.”

 

April was a strong month for actresses, as Lee El and Song Ji Hyo rounded out the Top 3 with scores of 10,065,225 and 9,883,375 respectively. The two actresses starred in the recently released film “What A Man Wants” together.

 

The top 30 rankings are as follows:

 

1. Son Ye Jin
2. Lee El
3. Song Ji Hyo
4. Gong Yoo
5. So Ji Sub
6. Lee Sun Gyun
7. Jang Dong Gun
8. Yoo Ah In
9. Kim Myung Min
10. Lee Sung Min
11. Lee Byung Hun
12. Ryu Jun Yeol
13. Lee Seung Gi
14. Lee Jong Suk
15. Park Seo Joon
16. Kwak Do Won
17. Kim Ok Bin
18. Oh Yeon Seo
19. Shin Ha Kyun
20. Lee Soon Jae
21. Im Soo Jung
22. Kim Tae Ri
23. Kim Soo Hyun
24. Jung Woo Sung
25. Ma Dong Seok
26. Kim Tae Hoon
27. Lee Jung Jae
28. Lee Joon Hyuk
29. Go Chang Suk
30. Park Sun Young


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