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Actor Lee Jung-jae sent actor Hwang Jung-min a coffee truck to the filming location of drama “HUSH”.    

November 25, 2013
HOPE Scores Best Film at 34th Blue Dragon AwardsAwards Show Features Diverse Winners by Pierce Conran KOBIZ

The 34th Blue Dragon Film Awards were held on Friday, November 22nd in Seoul with hosts YU Jun-sang and KIM Hye-soo. Demonstrating just how wide the field of contenders was this year, no clear winner emerged by night’s end with 12 films scooping up awards in 17 categories. Leading the pack by a thin margin was LEE Joon-ik’s Hope, which earned Best Film as well as Best Supporting Actress for LA Mi-ran and Best Screenplay for KIM Ji-hye and JO Joong-hoon. Among other big winners for the night was BONG Joon-ho, who earned Best Director for Snowpiercer, while his film also walked away with Best Art Design for Ondrej Nekvasil. HAN Hyo-joo nabbed Best Actress for her performance in popular thriller Cold Eyes while veteran performer HWANG Jung-min was given the Best Actor prize for his colorful turn in PARK Hong-joon’s gangster film New World. The last of the major awards went to LEE Jung-jae, who won Best Supporting Actor for his role in HAN Jae-rim’s The Face Reader. KIM Byung-woo was awarded Best New Director for his sophomore work The Terror, LIVE while PARK Ji-soo and YEO Jin-gu were named Best Supporting Actress and Actor for Mai Ratima and Hwayi, respectively. JANG Joon-hwan’s Hwayi also picked up a second award for Best Music, which went to artist Mowg. In the technical categories, RYU Seung-wan’s The Berlin File prevailed with wins for Best Cinematography and Lighting. The Technical Award went to KIM Jong-hwa’s 3D family film Mr. Go. In audience categories, performers LEE Byung-hun, SEOL Kyung-gu, KONG Hyo-jin and KIM Min-hee shared the Popularity Award while the runaway hit Miracle in Cell No. 7 was awarded the Audience Choice Award for Most Popular Movie. Lastly, Best Short went to JEON Hyo-jong’s Mija.

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He's jumped onto the top of my acting list quickly. I need to watch more of his stuff to really determine where he ranks but at the moment he may be fourth on my favorite list of the top of the top actors. I enjoy a lot of the top actors though Han Suk Kyu is my fave. It's very hard choosing who I like more among what I call my top five.

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December 30, 2013
The year in moviesLooking back at the memorable works of 2013
By Yun Suh-young The Korea Times
Data shows that local theaters have sold a combined 210 million tickets, meaning that 2013 has been an unequivocal success for Korean cinema.
But while numbers may not lie, they rarely tell the whole story. This year’s growth in ticket sales have been driven by Korean films such as “Miracle in Cell No. 7,” “Snowpiercer” and “The Face Reader.” American blockbusters “World War Z” and “Iron Man 3” were the only foreign works to make it in the top-10 list of box office hits.
Many of the Korean films that succeeded this year were above-average in quality and they also represented a broader scope of genres. However, there is also a distance between above-average and great.
The class of 2013, as commercially successful as they were, can’t artistically compare to the class of 2003, which include Park Chan-wook’s “Old Boy,” Bong Joon-ho’s “Memories of Murder” and Jang Joon-hwan’s “Save the Earth.”
Aside from Snowpiercer, Bong’s Hollywood debut, and possibly “The Attorney,” the drama based on the late President Roh Moo-hyun during his days as a human rights lawyer, it’s hard to think of any Korean work released this year that will really resonate with moviegoers a few years down the road.
Inspired by real events
Observers say the movie industry has been benefitting as a form of cheap, escapist entertainment amid a sluggish economy. And it appears that filmmakers are becoming more attentive to financially hit moviegoers.
Efforts to include social commentary were seen everywhere, even in clumsy dramas such as Miracle No. 7, an unapologetic tearjerker about a mentally-ill father and his young daughter, was watched by 12 million moviegoers.
While Cell No. 7, the biggest hit of the year, was a provider of generic, store-brand criticism of society, Snowpiercer and “New World” offered more original, discomforting experiences.
Bong’s movie is a bleak story about a class system that evolves aboard a train, Snowpiercer, which travels around the nearly-dead Earth via a perpetual-motion engine.
The content of the movie, which drew differing opinions from critics, provided plenty of conversational material for politicians, pundits and civic activists as they took the film as critical commentary on Korea’s increasing social inequality.
New World was a stellar movie by director Park Hoon-jung, a mobster film that exposed the failures of Korea’s justice system and provided an intelligent look on how the hierarchical social culture influences the lives of individuals.
New World might have been remembered as the year’s best crime thriller if not for the brilliantly-made “The Berlin File,” a spy flick directed by martial arts devotee Ryu Seung-wan.
Han Suk-kyu starred as South Korean agent Jung Jin-su, who is engaged in the relentless pursuit of a North Korean agent and expert weapons-trader Pyo Jong-sung (Ha Jung-woo) with the bigger threat being political conspiracy from Pyongyang.
The movie sold more than 7 million tickets after its February release. One has to wonder whether the numbers would have been better if it had been released in the winter, considering how the shocking political developments in North Korea in the past month would have influenced the build-up.
“The Terror Live,” in which Ha plays a radio host pulled into a terror plot when a man threatens to blow up a Seoul bridge live on air, provided biting criticism of the media in the age of 24/7 coverage.
“Hide and Seek” and “Cold Eyes” were pure dramatic triumphs, keeping audiences on the edge of their seats with the strength of the plot, pace and editing.
The Attorney, “Way Back Home,” about a Korean housewife who was jailed in France for a couple of years on charges of transporting drugs, and “Jiseul,” based on the Jeju massacre of 1948, were the notable films of the year inspired by true events.
Talented rookie corps
It’s also notable that some of the year’s most memorable films such as New World, The Terror Live, Hide and Seek, and Cold Eyes represented cinematic debuts.
Huh just needed 2.5 billion won to make Hide and Seek, which garnered more than 5 million moviegoers at theaters. The movie is driven by the tension created by a mysterious homeless person who intrudes into the house of others and is an impressive display of Huh’s talent to dramatize fear and perverted desires.
Directors Joh Ui-seok and Kim Byeong-seo collaborated on Cold Eyes, which revolves around a police investigation unit that tracks criminals. The movie proceeds at a breathtaking speed and the plot just manages to hold together smart and stylish editing.
Not all debuts were successful. Roh Deok’s romantic comedy, “Very Ordinary Couple,” was one of the works that impressed critics but not enough moviegoers.
This also wasn’t the year for actor-turned-directors. Ha’s “Fasten Your Seatbelt” and Park Joong-hoon’s “Top Star” combined for an anonymous box-office presence despite heavy publicity.
Song Kang-ho, who starred in Snowpiercer, The Face Reader and The Attorney, was the most influential actor of 2013. There wasn’t a female performer who came remotely near his presence, although Jeon’s performance in Way Back Home garnered critical acclaim.
Ha, despite disappointing in his directorial debut, solidified his status as an up-and-coming actor with The Berlin File and The Terror Live.
Lee Jung-jae and Hwang Jung-min impressed in the New World, while Jung Woo-sung was memorable as a villain in Cold Eyes.

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December 30, 2013
Achievement Awards for Bong Joon-ho and Moon Byoung-gonKorean Film Actor’s Association Recognizes Local Talent by Pierce Conran KOBIZ

Last Friday, the Korean Film Actor’s Association handed its achievement awards for Korean film figures that have contributed the most to the expansion of the local industry’s reputation abroad in 2013. The awards were given to BONG Joon-ho, director of the hit sci-fi Snowpiercer, and MOON Byoung-gon, the young filmmaker behind the short Safe, which walked away with the Palme d’Or for Best Short at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. The organization also handed Top Film Star Awards to a quintet of performers. Among them was the redhot SONG Kang-ho, who featured in Snowpiercer and HAN Jae-rim’s The Face Reader as well as the current chart-topper The Attorney. All told, his films have attracted well over 20 million viewers this year. RYU Seung-ryong, the lead of the year’s highest grossing film Miracle in Cell No. 7 (third highest all time) was also honored along with HWANG Jung-min, whose films included PARK Hoon-jung’s New World, KANG Woo-suk’s Fist of Legend and MIN Kyu-dong’s In My End Is My Beginning this year, UHM Jeong-hwa, the star of Montage and HWANG’s co-star in In My End Is My Beginning, and finally UHM Ji-won, who had a memorable turn in this year’s Hope by director LEE Joon-ik alongside SEOL Kyung-gu. The awards ceremony took place at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul.

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December 31, 2013
Revenge Film Festival Taps NEW WORLD and MONTAGETaiwanese Fest Will Take Place in Taipei and Kaoshiung by Pierce Conran KOBIZ

The Revenge Film Festival, which will take place in Taipei and Kaoshiung in Taiwan, has invited Korean thrillers New World and Montage to screen next month. The festival will kick off this coming Friday, January 3rd. The gangster thriller New World, the sophomore feature of The Showdown (2011) director, along with I Saw the Devil (2010) and The Unjust (2010) scribe PARK Hoon-jung, was a domestic hit earlier this year when it drew 4.68 million spectators to theaters. The film stars heavyweights, LEE Jung-jae, CHOI Min-shik and HWANG Jung-min. PARK’s work has been screened frequently abroad this year, winning awards during the Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia and the Beaune International Thriller Film Festival. UHM Jeong-hwa headlines the kidnap thriller Montage alongside Memories of Murder (2003) star KIM Sang-kyung. The film banked 2.1 million admissions back in spring. Montage has screened at the Palm Springs International Film Festival this year among others events. Taking place in Hsin Hsin Showtime Cinemas in Taipei, the Banqiao Showtime Cinemas in New Taipei and the Kaoshiung Film Archive, the Revenge Film Festival will run until January 16th.

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January 2, 2014
Han Hye Jin Returns to Big Screen as Hwang Jung Min’s Love Interest
jnkm soompi.com

Han Hye Jin will be returning to the big screen as “Hwang Jung Min‘s woman.”
Han Hye Jin will play the role of Ho Jung, who is the first love of Hwang Jung Min’s character in “When A Man Loves.”
Han Hye Jin is currently receiving positive reviews for her SBS drama, “Kind Words.” In “When A Man Loves,” she will play the role of Ho Jung, who struggles with her father’s excessive debts and makes Tae Il (played by Hwang Jung Min) fall in love with her at first sight.
After touching viewers’ hearts with her warm words as a “Healing Camp” MC and solidifying her acting skills through “Kind Words,” Han Hye Jin is maturing as an actress. She commented, “I think Ho Jung’s deep, delicate and colorful personality from ‘When a Man Loves’ is coming out in my drama s well. I think this film will make me mature even more as an actress.”
Co-star Hwang Jung Min also commented, “Even when everyone else said OK, she wasn’t satisfied and wanted to redo her scenes, which is not an easy thing for an actress to do. So everyone really liked her.”
“When A Man Loves” will hit theaters on January 22.

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January 7, 2014
"When A Man Loves A Woman" Hwang Jeong-min and Han Hye-jin
Source: TVDaily via Hancinema.net
Still cuts of Hwang Jeong-min and Han Hye-jin from the movie "When A Man Loves A Woman" have been revealed.
Hwang Jeong-min and Han Hye-jin star in the movie as Tae-il, a reckless man in his forties living with his brother while working in a financial company and Ho-jeong, the woman Tae-il falls for at first sight and slowly opens up to him.
The stills revealed on the 8th show Hwang Jeong-min and Han Hye-jin looking towards different sides of each other as if they know what each other are thinking about. Han Hye-jin is slightly smiling and Hwang Jeong-min is trying to look chic.
The two apparently showed interest in each other since the start of the movie. Han Hye-jin said, "I decided to star in the drama when I found out who my co-actor was".
Hwang Jeong-min said, "I couldn't look at her in the eye since it's been so long since I've acted with a woman" Apparently, he planned a trip for the whole team to go on so that they, especially, Han Hye-jin didn't feel awkward on the set.
"When A Man Loves A Woman" will be released on the 22nd of this month.

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January 13, 2014
Hwang Jung-min in 'When A Man Loves'

Actor Hwang Jung-min (L) attends an event in Seoul on Jan. 13, 2014 to promote the new film "When A Man Loves," the love story of a terminally ill gangster. At right is actress Han Hye-jin. (Yonhap) (END)

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January 16, 2014
The main poster of 'When A Man Loves' released Source: STARN News
The main poster of 'When A Man Loves' was unveiled.
On January 15th, the production team of movie 'When A Man Loves' released a couple poster of Hwang Jung Min and Han Hye Jin.
'When A Man Loves' is a new collaboration of Hwang Jung Min and the production team of movie 'The New World', and Hwang Jung Min casted as 'Tae Il', the main character.
Tae Il works as a non banking lender, and he gets a crush on Ho Jung(Han Hye Jin), who comes to lend money from him. He falls so much deep in love with Ho Jung, and he even promises that he would set her free from her debt.
The poster shows Hwang Jung Min and Han Hye Jin having a walk around Gunsan, and the caption that says, 'I want to keep loving this woman,' is representing their atmosphere.
Hwang Jung Min is looking like an ordinary gangster, trudging, and Han Hye Jin is standing a bit of distance away.
Meanwhile, 'When A Man Loves' will be officially released on January 22nd.
/Reporting by Jeong Ju-Ri jp@starnnews.com

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January 15, 2014
When a gangster falls in loveHwang Jung-min’s latest tearjerker offers another conventional, tragic romance
By Claire Lee The Korea Herald

A scene from “When a Man Loves a Woman.” (NEW)

Prominent actor Hwang Jung-min is back with his latest romance “When a Man Loves a Woman,” a typical Korean tearjerker in many ways. There is a gangster, a terminal illness and a betrayal. And tears. A lot of them. 
“When a Man Loves a Woman” is produced by the same producers of last year’s successful noir “New World,” which earned Hwang the best actor prize at the Blue Dragon Awards for his performance as Jung Chung, the powerful, charismatic gangster. 
In spite of his impressive acting, the new film starring himself once again as a gangster fails to be memorable, mostly because of its conventional, predictable script with too many cliches. 
Unlike Jung Chung, Hwang’s new gangster protagonist, Tae-il, does not work for the biggest crime ring in the country. He collects debt on behalf of a loan shark and lives with his barber brother and his family. He is almost 40 but has never been in love. 
His life turns upside down when he meets one of his targets, Ho-jeong (played by actress Han Hye-jin), a bank clerk who is taking care of her debt-ridden, terminally ill father. During their first encounter, Tae-il forces her to sign a contract that requires her to sell her organs if she can’t pay back her father’s debt on time. 
After their not-so-pleasant first meeting, however, Tae-il finds himself thinking about Ho-jeong constantly. He writes a new contract and offers it to her: He will exempt her from the debt if she goes on date with him. The more dates she goes on, the less debt she will have to pay off. Ho-jeong rejects his offer at first, but knowing that she is unable to make the payments at any cost, she reluctantly agrees. And they start to go on awkward “dates.” In one scene, Ho-jeong just sits and does nothing while Tae-il eats at a restaurant. 
Ho-jeong finally opens up to Tae-il when her father dies, and no one comes to the funeral except him. Although he is a gangster involved with an illegal business, Tae-il is the only one she can rely on. It is clear she doesn’t have a lot of options in life ― her late father was her only family, and it seems like she has no close friends ― yet it is hard to empathize with the way she falls in love with him. She falls for him only because Tae-il is literally the only one who can help her get out of her miserable situation. And that “only person” could’ve been anyone. People don’t always fall in love with someone only because they need them. 
The film reaches its tragic climax as their unlikely romance faces a cancer diagnosis and a betrayal at Tae-il’s work.
The second half of the film is dominated by predictable stereotyped scenes, with a lot of tears and violence. Though the film tries a lot of genres ― romance, tragedy and gangster action, it fails to show something of its own. Nonetheless, Kwak Do-won, who plays Tae-il’s brother in the film, delivers a memorable performance, adding an unexpected comic twist to the piece. 
A Next Entertainment World release, “When a Man Loves a Woman” opens in theaters on Jan. 22.

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January 30, 2014
Screen war during Lunar New Year's holiday season! Which one is going to rule?!
Source: Innolife Korea
Theatre during the holiday season is so competitive that it seems like a battlefield. This year lunar new year's holiday is just like usual.
3 Korean movies premiered to start drawing audiences from a week ago, and 5 movies premiered on January 29, when the holiday starts.
Various movies from Korea to Hollywood draws audiences. Genres vary as well, from musical animation to comedy, action and etc. There are light movies for all ages in this holiday.
'Strange Girl', 'When A Man Loves' and 'Young Blood', which premiered on January 22, are drawing attention with Shim Eun-Gyeong & Hwang Jeong-Min, Lee Jong-Seok & Park Bo-Yeong's acting skill and star power. 'Chosun Beauty Trio' is aiming family audiences with historical genre and comic material. Jackie Chan is also visiting theatres with new movie 'Police Story 2014'.

극장가 성수기로 꼽히는 설 연휴. Theatres thrive in lunar new year's holiday. Which movie is going to draw audiences? [Photo&article = Yoon Jeong-Hee]

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January 31, 2014
"Married woman" Han Hye Jin, fierce kiss scene becomes hot topic "doesn't everyone do this much?"
Source: Innolife Korea

The movie 'When man falls in love', is gathering hot topic with the actress Han Hye-Jin's fierce kiss scene.
'Ho Jung', played by Han Hye-Jin, came to get the body abandonment protocol because of her father's overwhelming debt, and to the clumsy affection shown by 'Tae-Il', who has fallen in love with her at the first sight, gradually gives her heart, and is the only love of Tae-Il. She is the confident character who does not lose her self esteem in no matter what kind of situation that faces her, as Han Hye-Jin always have shown till now, but she showed herself being fierce by leading the kiss with the man who is inept with getting in touch physically, after falling in love with a man, which is the unprecedented aspect of her, thus is making many male audiences feel excited.
About the fierce kiss scene becoming the hot topic, Han Hye-Jin said "In the stair kiss scene with Tae-Il, Ho-Jung actively dashes to him. In this scene, the director and male staffs were really satisfied. Doesn't anyone who falls in love do that much?", and showed herself as the open-minded actress.
The movie 'When a man falls in love', which is being looked forward to as the only movie that will draw out the deep sympathy from the audiences on 2014 New Year holiday, gets premiered on 2014 January 22nd, and is now being screened on the theaters all over the country. 

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February 1, 2014
“When a Man Loves” Hwang Jung Min Kissed Han Hye Jin So Hard Her Lips Bled
jun2yng soompi.com
Actor Hwang Jung Min revealed the behind-the-scenes of his kiss scene with actress Han Hye Jin.
Starring in the film “When a Man Loves,” Hwang Jung Min recently released a photo diary that he personally wrote about the film set. True to his usual self, the photo diary is honest and frank, a one-of-a-kind.
One of the photos was of a kiss scene he did with Han Hye Jin. He wrote, “A scene at a Gunsan village building where I corner Ho Jung (Han Hye Jin) and kiss her. The most passionate scene in our movie. I remember we both felt awkward and didn’t know what to do. It [the kiss] was so intense my teeth hit Hye Jin’s lips and made them bleed.”  
Also in Hwang Jung Min’s photo diary is a picture of Han Hye Jin getting hit in the forehead with a firecracker, an embarrassing photo of him and Kwak Do Won at a barbershop, a photo of him goofing off in a woman’s wig that he got from the makeup team, etc. 
“When a Man Loves” was released on January 22, and is the story of a rough man who falls in love for the first time.

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