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June 3, 2016

Lee Jung Jae gives back with museum work

Source: INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily

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Actor Lee Jung-jae has announced his decision to donate all the profits he earned from participating in narrating the audio guide for “Lee Jung-seob 1916-1956,” an exhibition intended to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of Korea’s most celebrated painters.

Lee, who has been representing the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) as an honorary ambassador since 2012, has been known to be highly interested in the famous painter’s art.

“I am grateful to be able to deliver the background information and the messages that the artist intended to deliver to the audience through his work,” the celebrity said. 

The exhibition, which will run from today until Oct. 3, is being hosted by the MMCA, the Chosun Ilbo and the Lee Jung-seob Art Museum.

By Jin Min-ji

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June 24, 2016

Lee Jung Jae Looks Dandy

Source: BNTNews

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[by Woorim Ahn, photo by Jo Hee Sun] Jewelry brand TrencadisM held its launching event photo call at Horim Arts Center in Gangnam-gu, Seoul on June 23.

Meanwhile, Lee Jung Jae, Kim Hye Soo, Hyoni Kang and Kim Young Kwang attended to grace the event. (photo by bntnews DB)

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June 26, 2016

Lee Jung Jae Explains How He Got To Act With Liam Neeson On “Operation Chromite”

Source: Soompi by an0ya 

Lee Jung Jae Explains How He Got To Act With Liam Neeson On “Operation Chromite”

Actor Lee Jung Jae reveals how he got to act with Liam Neeson in the war blockbuster “Operation Chromite.”

On the June 26 episode of MBC’s “Section TV,” the main cast of “Operation Chromite” sits down for an interview ahead of the film’s premiere next month. The highly anticipated war film stars Lee Jung Jae, Lee Beom Soo, Jin Se Yeon, and Jung Joon Ho.

During the interview, Lee Jung Jae talks about his strong desire to act with the Hollywood star. “I had no scenes with Liam Neeson in the original script. But I was unsatisfied, and finally got to act with him after getting additional scenes.”

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“A couple of scenes were somehow added [to the film] and we got to film together for around 24 hours,” he explained with a smile on his face. In the movie, Lee Jung Jae plays Captain Jang Hak Soo and Liam Neeson depicts General Douglas MacArthur.

Meanwhile, “Operation Chromite” is based on actual events of the Korean War, more specifically the Battle of Inchon.

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July 13, 2016

Hollywood actor Liam Neeson and Lee Jung-jae

Hollywood actor Liam Neeson and Lee Jung-jae

Hollywood actors Liam Neeson (L) and Lee Jung-jae, who star in the new movie "Operation Chromite," pose for a photo during a publicity event in Seoul on July 13, 2016. The movie will be released in South Korea on July 27. (Yonhap) (END)

Movie 'Operation Chromite'

Movie 'Operation Chromite'

The stars of the new movie "Operation Chromite" -- Liam Neeson (L) and Lee Jung-jae (R) -- pose for a photo along with director Lee Jae-han during a publicity event in Seoul on July 13, 2016. The movie will be released in South Korea on July 27. (Yonhap) (END)

New movie 'Operation Chromite'

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July 25, 2016

(Movie Review) 'Operation Chromite,' sloppy spy thriller

By Shim Sun-ah

SEOUL, July 25 (Yonhap) -- Every Korean knows U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur who led the famous Incheon landing operations that turned the tide of the 1950-53 Korean War in favor of the United Nations forces. But little is known about the South Korean soldiers who carried out a covert operation to prepare for the historic amphibious operation.

The Korean film "Operation Chromite" is a tribute to the unknown war heroes who sacrificed themselves to achieve peace in their motherland.

A scene from the "Operation Chromite" (Yonhap)

A scene from the "Operation Chromite" (Yonhap)

Seoul is captured by North Korea only three days after the North invaded the South on June 25, 1950. As the entire Korean Peninsula, except the Nakdong River zone, came under control of the enemy, MacArthur, the U.N. commander-in-chief, plans for the landing operations, dubbed "Operation Chromite," amid opposition from Washington officials. For this operation with limited chance of success, the way to Incheon must be cleared. So Capt. Jang Hak-su (Lee Jung-jae) of a South Korean Navy intelligence unit and his unit members are put to a covert operation code-named "X-Ray" at MacArthur's instruction.

Posing as North Korean soldiers dispatched directly from Pyongyang, Jang and his unit members sneak into the headquarters of the enemy forces led by Lim Gye-jin (Lee Bum-soo) and gather information necessary to guide the historic Sept. 15 operation to success. But they soon face trouble as Lim, the North Korean commander in charge of defending Incheon, begins doubting their identity.

As it focuses on the intelligence operation, "Operation Chromite" is more of an action spy thriller rather than a blockbuster war movie.

The film is surely enjoyable but should have been better for the presence of the Hollywood star Neeson among its main cast and its large production cost of about 16 billion won (US$14 million). It's not that the story is sensationalized. The trouble, rather is that it doesn't maximize the drama, lacking in the suspense of thriller films.

When Jang and his unit members sneak into Lim's office and try to steal a classified map where the burial places of landmines are marked, we don't capture the heartbeat of the people who risked their lives to save their nation. The battle scenes are spectacular but lifeless and hard to engage with.

A scene from the "Operation Chromite" (Yonhap)

A scene from the "Operation Chromite" (Yonhap)

Another problem with the film is that its characters are strictly two-dimensional. They are what you might call prototypes. In the film, North Korean soldiers are described as ruthless and cold-hearted people and South Koreans as invincible, warm-hearted heroes. Neither its director John H. Lee whose Korean name is Lee Jae-han nor actors ever make humans out of them. MacArthur is praised as a hero fully armed with humanity and the military spirit all the way through the film.

This lack is felt especially in Jin Se-yun, who plays the role of Han Chae-seon, a nurse of a public hospital in Incheon. According to the PR material from the film's distributor CJ Entertainment, the communist goes to pieces after finding out that her uncle who raised her is a South Korean spy, but chooses to help Jang after her uncle is brutally killed by the North Korean soldiers. But we don't see her experiencing any "chaos" before making an ideological conversion.

The movie also features Korean films' trademark tear-jerking sequences. The South Korean soldiers have moments to visit their beloved ones and cry out, mourning the death of their colleagues while in war. The sequence where MacArthur explains to officials from Washington that why he sticks so much to winning the war through flashbacks is a little bit absurd. He says that's because he was deeply moved by a South Korean child-soldier whom he encountered during the war and was willing to fight again if he is given a gun and bullets even though all his unit members were annihilated. The filmmaker obviously went too far with his desire to fan Korean moviegoers' patriotic sentiment. The result might be low box-office turnouts.

"Operation Chromite" is set to open in local theaters on Wednesday.

A scene from the "Operation Chromite" (Yonhap)

A scene from the "Operation Chromite" (Yonhap)

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July 25, 2016

S. Korean actor Lee Jung-jae

S. Korean actor Lee Jung-jae

South Korean actor Lee Jung-jae, who stars in the new movie "Operation Chromite," poses for a photo prior to an interview with Yonhap News Agency in Seoul on July 25, 2016. The movie will be released in South Korea on July 27. (Yonhap) (END)

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July 26, 2016

[V Report Plus] Meet ‘Operation Chromite’ actor Lee Jung-jae

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V Movie uploaded a candid interview with “Operation Chromite” actor Lee Jung-jae on the V app on Monday. 

The interviewer kicked off by asking Lee if there were any difficulties during the filming process of “Operation Chromite,” to which Lee responded, “there were a lot of injuries, my face got burnt and I tore a ligament in my wrist so I had to put a cast on for two months.” 

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The next question was about Hollywood actor Liam Neesson and how Lee felt working with him. Lee revealed that Neesson was originally not in the script, but after reviewing several ideas, they revised it and added him. Lee also praised Neesson‘s professionalism and his dedication and hardwork in digesting the role of General MacArthur. 

Over the course of the interview, the interviewer asked questions about Lee’s role in the movie, and the reason behind choosing the role. Lee jokingly responded, “I wanted to play the good guy for once,” and talked about his role in other movies, and his image of backstabbing. 

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The interviewer then proceeded to quiz Lee on some questions, to which Lee answered while sharing anecdotes from his career.

Lee closed the interview by thanking fans for watching and asked fans to watch “Operation Chromite” which drops on Wednesday.

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Naver’s real-time broadcasting app V allows fans to interact with their favorite K-pop stars through live broadcasts. The app is available for Android and iOS. For more information, visit http://www.vlive.tv/

By Lee Sang-won (sangdoze@heraldcorp.com)
 

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July 28, 2016

‘Operation Chromite’ tops local box office

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A still from “Operation Chromite” (Official website)

War drama film “Operation Chromite” topped the Korean box office on the first day of its release, according to the Korean Film Council on Thursday. 

On Wednesday, the movie attracted 477,033 viewers across 899 theaters, while “Train to Busan” ranked second with 422,303 moviegoers. The apocalyptic thriller “Train to Busan” released on July 20 set opening day and single day viewership records for all films ever screened in Korea.

The American spy action film “Jason Bourne,” which also opened Wednesday, took the third spot with an audience of 308,976 people. 

Directed by Lee Jae-han, “Operation Chromite” stars Lee Jung-jae and Irish actor Liam Neeson. It is based on the Battle of Inchon during the Korean War.

By Kim Yu-young (ivykim@heraldcorp.com)

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July 31, 2016

'Operation Chromite' and 'Train to Busan' lead local box office

SEOUL, July 31 (Yonhap) -- "Operation Chromite" has been showing a strong performance since it was released last week, topping the local box office over the weekend, its distributor said Sunday.

As of 7:30 a.m. Sunday, a total of 2.14 million people have watched the historic saga that hit the silver screen last Wednesday, said CJ E&M, an entertainment arm of CJ Group.

The movie tells the story about the lesser-known contribution by South Korean spies for "Operation Chromite," or more widely known as the Incheon Landing Operation in Korea, during the Korean War (1950-1953).

Meanwhile, "Train to Busan" slid to the second spot at the box office, passing its crown to "Operation Chromite" on Saturday with the accumulated number of ticket sales of the disaster film reaching 7.87 million. The number is expected to easily surpass 8 million over the weekend.

The American spy movie "Jason Bourne," starring Matt Damon, which opened last Wednesday, has sold more than 1 million tickets so far in local cinemas.

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August 1, 2016

Korean War Flick Takes Box Office by Storm

Source: The Chosun Ilbo

The clunky Korea-War movie "Operation Chromite" drew more than 2 million moviegoers in the first five days to soar to the top of the box office.

The film, which features Liam Neeson as Gen. Douglas MacArthur, ran ahead of "Train to Busan" and the latest installment of the Jason Bourne franchise. 

Movie critics widely panned the film for its turgid plot and ham acting, but some 464,400 people flocked to the cinemas on the day of its opening. Ticket sales have remained strong while the gap with second-ranked "Train to Busan" has gradually widened.

The movie focuses on an intelligence operation code-named "X-Ray" that led to the historic Incheon Landing, which turned the tides against the invading North Korean forces which had cornered U.S. and South Korean troops at the early stage of the Korean War.

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Posters for "Operation Chromite" at a multiplex in Samseong-dong, Seoul on Sunday

The movie focuses on a largely unsung naval intelligence unit and other soldiers and ends with a solemn dedication to the soldiers who died.

Moviegoers were pleased to learn about an unknown aspect of the famous amphibious landing. One viewer said the main draw was not Neeson, who has barely more than a walk-on part, but the unknown heroes of the operation.

Contrary to projections that the movie would appeal mainly to older audiences, viewers in their 20s account for more than 30 percent of the total. 

Jang Byoung-soo (24), who saw the movie with his parents, said, "The only thing I knew about the Incheon Landing was that Gen. MacArthur turned the tides of the war, but I had no idea of the intelligence operation that went on behind the scenes." 

Movies focusing on Korea's modern history generally do well even if they are often heavy-handed and awkwardly scripted. 

"Northern Limit Line," about a naval clash between North and South Korea on the West Sea in 2002, drew 6 million viewers, while "Spirits' Homecoming," about Korean women forced into sexual slavery by Japan during World War II, attracted 3.85 million.

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August 1, 2016

'Operation Chromite' dethrones 'Train to Busan' at box office

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Yonhap) -- A Korean film about the Incheon landing operation during the 1950-53 Korean War landed at No. 1 spot on the South Korean weekend box-office chart, dethroning "Train to Busan," data showed Monday.

"Operation Chromite" drew about 1.8 million viewers to 1,047 screens across the country over the July 29-31 weekend, bringing to 2.62 million its domestic box-office total, according to the computerized box-office figures from the Korean Film Council.

A still from the Korean film "Operation Chormite" (Yonhap)

A still from the Korean film "Operation Chormite" (Yonhap)

Starring Lee Jung-jae, Lee Bum-soo and Hollywood star Liam Neeson, the historical action flick tells the story of real-life South Korean soldiers who carried out a covert operation to prepare for the historic amphibious operation led by U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, the U.N. commander-in-chief. The landing turned the tide of the war in favor of the United Nations forces.

It took down "Train to Busan," the first homegrown zombie blockbuster, from the top post. The first live-action feature film by the acclaimed animator Yeon Sang-ho, "Train to Busan" depicts a group of people trying to survive a mysterious virus by boarding an express train bound for Busan, a southern port city that has fended off the nationwide viral outbreak. It stars Gong Yoo, Kim Soo-an, Jung Yu-mi and Ma Dong-seok.

A still from the Korean film "Train to Busan"  (Yonhap)

A still from the Korean film "Train to Busan" (Yonhap)

The film added 1.5 million over the weekend to its accumulated box-office tally of over 8.4 million. It is expected to surpass 10 million, an important indicator for huge commercial success for films in South Korea, this weekend.

Coming in at third place was the American spy movie "Jason Bourne," starring Matt Damon. Released on Wednesday, the action film has sold more than 1 million tickets in local cinemas.

It was distantly followed by "Finding Dori," which has the longest stay in the top 10 of the current movies, holding a spot there since opening July 6.

A still from the Hollywood movie "Jason Bourne" (Yonhap)

A still from the Hollywood movie "Jason Bourne" (Yonhap)

"Now You See Me 2" took the fifth place with 104,264 in attendance. The American magic caper flick is a sequel of the popular 2013 film focusing on a group of magicians called the Horsemen, who use magic and technology to steal from the rich to give back to the poor. In the sequel, the Horsemen meet a reclusive tech giant Walter Mabry, who wants to use them to steal a computer chip that is claimed to be the "key to every computer system on the planet." The film has attracted an audience of more than 3 million since its release on July 13.

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August 2, 2016

Onwards and upwards for Lee Jung-jae:

Panning of his Korean War film can’t stop star actor from feeling good

Source: INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily

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Lee Jung-jae, who plays the role of a South Korean Navy Lt. in the blockbuster “Operation Chromite.” [PARK SE-WAN]

Lee Jung-jae may have started acting 23 years ago, but if the past few years are any indicator, he’s just hitting his stride. 

In his recent films, Lee, 45, has played a wide variety of roles. He was King Sejo in the hit “The Face Reader” (2013), and both critics and moviegoers said his take on the oft-portrayed character was the sexiest to date. He changed things up by playing a pro-Japanese Korean in “Assassination” (2015), and he was so good as the villain that some people confused the real Lee Jung-jae with the character, leading to many nasty online comments on subsequent articles about him. 

Lee returns to the silver screen with the Korean war blockbuster “Operation Chromite.” The film is based on the Battle of Incheon, an operation commanded by U.S General Douglas MacArthur in 1950 at a time when the peninsula was almost entirely occupied by North Korean soldiers. The operation succeeded in retaking the port city of Incheon and turned the tide of the war in favor of the South. 

“Operation Chromite” is often synonymous with MacArthur in Korea but the film focuses on the Korean soldiers who are part of the Korea Liaison Office (KLO). Members of the KLO perform a real-life mission called Operation X-Ray, during which they sneak into North Korean headquarters and steal key information needed for the landing to be successful.

Lee plays Navy Lt. Jang Hak-su, a member of the KLO. 

Featuring Hollywood actor Liam Neeson as MacArthur, the film was considered the most promising film this summer, but it was almost universally panned by local critics. One online newspaper described the film as a “shoddy set of a gift box.”

Ilgan Sports, an affiliate of the Korea JoongAng Daily, recently met Lee and bombarded him with questions. 

Here are the edited excerpts from the interview. 

Q. How do you feel about criticism over the movie? 

A. To be honest, I enjoyed it a lot. There are positive reviews and less positive reviews but I didn’t expect such harsh reviews. Of course, I was concerned about the film at one point, but I don’t think the film is really bad. 

It seems like you’re interested in historical events. Your previous character Yeom Seok-jin is a pro-Japanese Korean in “Assassination” and Jang Hak-su in this film is working for the country. 

I think I’m interested in history. Major broadcasters telecast documentaries on people who fought for the country on days like National Liberation Day and their individual stories are worthy of becoming feature films. 

Did you feel stressed about being a part of this film since it’s partially based on true stories? 

In fact, the Operation Chromite in real life wasn’t that risky. Unlike in the film, there was no carpet bombing and the operation didn’t cause that many casualties, either. But this is a film. So we paid attention to the espionage done by South Korean soldiers. I was concerned about this film embellishing too much for the sake of entertainment but now I think that was the right choice.

Is it true that you asked the production company to modify the script several times? 

The first draft had too much nationalism in it. With that story, I wasn’t sure about the film but I still wanted to try it because the story deals with the espionage activities of South Korean soldiers. I told them, “Nationalism is not bad but we need to make the story more natural.” To me, the film is solely an espionage film. 

Were you happy with the revised scripts?

The second one was almost the same as the first one. (Laugh) I asked the production company to revise it again. We tried to find a happy medium by changing the flow of the story or changing the characters. 

It’s been said that Neeson was perfectly cast as MacArthur. 

As far as I know, the script was sent to Hollywood around the time I received it. Of the four finals, there were Neeson and John Travolta. When I heard the news that Neeson would play the role, I was surprised and also found myself looking forward to the filming. 

The scene in which you and Neeson appear together is impressive. 

I asked [the production team] to make a scene for us because there was no single scene for just us two. Since there is no guarantee that I’ll work in Hollywood someday, I thought this might be my only chance. His character and my character are protagonists and they are linked to each other so I wanted the two to meet naturally in one scene. 

Were you inspired by seeing Neeson thoroughly preparing to play his character on the set? 

Of course I was. He didn’t have to visit a week earlier from the official shooting day but he did and visited some [historical] sites [related to the film]. 

He also brought his own wig from the States and he compared his props and the props prepared by Korean staff, choosing the better ones on the day of filming. In some important scenes, he wrote the lines himself. 

You’ve recently launched an entertainment company with your long-time friend [actor] Jung Woo-sung. 

Our ultimate goal is not growing the company. If many actors join, we’ll be under a lot of pressure but we just started and I want to take time and go slow.

What’s Jung like as a business partner?

We sometimes fight over certain issues but we try to be considerate of each other. 

BY CHO YEON-GYEONG [so@joongang.co.kr]

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August 2, 2016

Despite reviews, ‘Chromite’ lands atop box office

Source: INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily

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Despite harsh reviews from local critics, Korean war blockbuster “Operation Chromite” successfully landed on the top of the domestic box office over the weekend. 

The film is based on the famous Battle of Incheon, in which United Nations and South Korean forces retook the port city of Incheon in 1950 at a time when the peninsula was almost entirely occupied by North Korean troops. 

The film sold 1.8 million tickets across 1,047 screens nationwide between Friday and Sunday. It accounted for 36.5 percent of total ticket sales, according to the Korean Film Council on Monday. 

“Train to Busan,” the first major Korean zombie film, slipped to second. 

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Still, the thriller sold 1.5 million tickets over the weekend to hit an accumulated 8.4 million tickets the second week of its release. It is likely to pass more than 10 million tickets sold this upcoming weekend, a feat that just one or two films achieve every year. 

Matt Damon’s “Jason Bourne” came third, although the film received mixed reviews from audiences and critics. 

The newest in the Bourne series sold one million tickets in four days of its opening, the fastest record set by a foreign film released here so far this year. 

Animated features were strong, too.

“Finding Dory,” the sequel to the 2003 hit “Finding Nemo,” ranked fourth, indicating its continuing popularity. The film from Pixar Animation Studios, released July 6, is the oldest among the top 10 by domestic box office. 

Other animated features “Ice Age: Collision Course,” “Norm of the North” and “Yokai Watch the Movie 2” ranked sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively. 

July and August is the peak season for big-budget blockbusters, but the relatively small films “After the Storm” and “I’m Off Then” ranked ninth and 10th. 

“After the Storm” is the newest film by award-winning Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda. 

“I’m Off Then” is a German comedy that depicts the journey of a man who walks the Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James, a well-known pilgrimage route.

BY SUNG SO-YOUNG [so@joongang.co.kr]

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August 12, 2016

Preview of Korean War film in U.S.

Preview of Korean War film in U.S.

South Korean actors Lee Jung-jae (L) and Lee Beom-soo, who star in South Korean film "Operation Chromite," pose at its premiere in Los Angeles on Aug. 10, 2016. The film is about unknown Korean heroes in the Incheon Landing Operation led by U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur during the 1950-53 Korean War. About 6 million South Koreans have watched the movie as of Aug. 11 since it hit local screens on July 27. (Yonhap) (END)

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August 12, 2016

Korean War Film Premieres in Los Angeles

Source: The Chosun Ilbo

The Korean War film "Operation Chromite" premiered in Los Angeles on Wednesday ahead of its general release across the U.S. on Friday. 

Leading actors Lee Jung-jae and Lee Bum-soo walked the red carpet, but Liam Neeson, who plays Gen. Douglas MacArthur in the film, was unable to attend as he is shooting a movie in the U.K.

Lee Jung-jae (left) and Lee Bum-soo pose for a photo at the premiere of

Lee Jung-jae (left) and Lee Bum-soo pose for a photo at the premiere of "Operation Chromite" in Los Angeles on Wednesday. /Yonhap

Some 600 moviegoers and reporters were gathered to see them, who signed autographs and posed for selfies.

"Operation Chromite" will hit some 130 screens in the U.S., a record for a Korean film.

August 16, 2016

'Operation Chromite' ranks 27th at U.S. box office

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (Yonhap) -- A South Korean film about the Korean War ranked 27th at the U.S. box office after the first two days of its release, data showed.

"Operation Chromite," a story about the 1950 landing operation led by U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, grossed US$189,945 until Saturday since it was released in 114 theaters on Friday, according to data from box office data firm Rentrak.

Until Friday, the film had been shown only at the CGV LA theater since Aug. 5. Combined with the sales at the theater, the movie earned a total of $251,928.

The film's distributor, CJ Entertainment America, said the film will be screened at 24 more theaters.

Starring Lee Jung-jae, Lee Bum-soo and Hollywood star Liam Neeson, the historical action flick tells the story of real-life South Korean soldiers who carried out a covert operation to prepare for the daring amphibious landing led by MacArthur.

The landing at the port of Incheon turned the tide of the war in favor of the U.N. forces during the war.

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August 14, 2016

"Operation Chromite" breaks through 6 million, words of thanks from Lee Jung-jae, Lee Bum-soo, SoDa siblings and Choo Sa-rang

Source: Newspim via Hancinema.net

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"Operation Chromite" managed to break through 6 million audiences.

According to the Korean Film Council, "Operation Chromite" hit 1 million on the 3rd day, 2 million on the 5th day, 3 million on the 6th day, 4 million on the 9th day, 5 million on the 12th dat and 6 million on the 18th day.

"Operation Chromite" is in the top 5 along with "Train to Busan", "A Violent Prosecutor", "Captain America: Civil War" and "The Wailing".

The director and cast of the movie showed their appreciation with a picture. The picture is of Lee Jeong-jae, Lee Beom-soo, Park Cheol-min, Kim Seon-ah, Kim Hee-jin and Shin Soo-hyang with 6 fingers up.

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August 14, 2016

"The Return of Superman" actor Lee Jung-jae's 3-way charm

Source: TV Report via Hancinema.net

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Lee Jeong-jae in "The Return of Superman"?

Lee Yoon-jin took the kids to Busan to see their father Lee Beom-soo.

The siblings handed out water bottle gifts to the audience right before the movie started and they also didn't forget to say, "Please enjoy the movie".

Later, they headed to the waiting room where their father was. His co-star Lee Jeong-jae was there too.

Lee Jeong-jae smiled with glee when the siblings came in. He tried to give them a hug and opened his arms wide.

However, So-eul and Da-eul bowed to him so Lee Jeong-jae followed them instead.

He showed them a 3-way charm to please them.

Meanwhile, So-eul and Da-eul knew Lee Jeong-jae as the 'hamburger guy'.

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August 13, 2016

August Brand Power Rankings For Actors Revealed

Source: Soompi by kokoberry 

The Korean Business Research Institute has revealed its brand power rankings for actors for August (from July 11 to August 12). The results come from 76,521,377 pieces of data that measure brand participation, media coverage, communication, and community.

In first place comes Gong Yoo with 7,718,734. Following him is Ha Jung Woo and Song Joong Ki in second and third place respectively.

Check out the full list below!

1. Gong Yoo
2. Ha Jung Woo
3. Song Joong Ki
4. Lee Byung Hun
5. Park Hae Il
6. Hwang Jung Min
7. Lee Jung Jae
8. Song Hye Kyo
9. Kim Soo Hyun
10. Cha Seung Won
11. Lee Beom Soo
12. Song Kang Ho
13. Yoo Ah In
14. Lee Min Ho
15. Kang Dong Won
16. Jun Ji Hyun
17. Choi Min Sik
18. Yoo Hae Jin
19. Oh Dal Soo
20. Yoo Seung Ho
21. Lee Kwang Soo

A representative from the research institute revealed that there were big changes in brand power rankings due to the success of the film “Train To Busan” which features Gong Yoo. As for Ha Jung Woo, he had been maintaining a high ranking but moved up from third place to second place due to his new film “Tunnel.”

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