Saturday, August 28, 2010

Korean new movies ^^

First, the one I've been anticipating the most for few months already. Because of the director and because of one of the cast. Those who know who they are don't need further explanation. Those who don't: No Regret (2006). Judging from the trailer, it looks like a tense movie. Let's hope it will be better than his latest Short!Short! I think I posted about this movie some time ago, but just in any case one more time^^... Ufufu.
Break Away
Directed by Lee Song-hee-il 
Cast: Lee Yeong-hoon as Kang Jae-hoon
So Yoo-jin as Lee So-yeong
Jin I-han as Park Min-jae
Lee Tae-yeong
Abandoning their military post, three soldiers escape together for different reasons. Among the three deserters, Jae-Hoon escapes to see his mother who is on her deathbed from a terminal cancer, the troublemaker Min-Jae escapes to take revenge against his girlfriend who betrayed him and the rookie named Dong-Min escapes unable to bear the constant assaults of his seniors. As the search party closes in on them, Dong-Min commits suicide from the overwhelming pressure. With no way out, Jae-Hoon and Min-Jae struggle to escape the situation with the help of Jae-Hoon’s love interest, So-Young.(asianmediawiki)

14th (2009) Pusan International Film Festival - Korean Cinema Today - Vision (World Premiere)

Movie: Troubleshooter (literal title)
Revised romanization: Haegyeolsa
Hangul: 해결사
Director: Kwon Hyeok-Jae
Release Date: September 9, 2010
Ex detective and now private eye Kang Tae-Sik (Sol Kyung-Gu) investigates a serial murder case and becomes the prime suspect. He then attempts to clear his name with the help of Ku Bon-Chi (Park Yeong-Seo), a young man highly skilled with computers, cellphones, and wire tapping.
Meanwhile, a mysterious troubleshooter (Lee Jeong-Jin) attempts to manipulate Tae-Sik.

A Better Tomorrow
Movie: A Better Tomorrow
Revised romanization: Mujeokja
Hangul: 무적자
Director: Song Hae-Sung
Release Date: September, 2010
"Mukeokja" is a remake of John Woo's 1986 film "A Better Tomorrow". 
Mujeokja means literally two things: 1. no opponent to fight with,     2. no country.
Plot: A North Korean special agent is freed by North Korea. He settles down in South Korea only to become involved in the underworld mafia gangs.

Cyrano Agency
Movie: Cyrano Agency
Revised romanization: Shirano; Yeonaejojakdan
Hangul: 시라노;연애조작단
Director: Kim Hyeon-Seok
Release Date: September 16, 2010
Plot: An agency receives a request from a man who cannot confess his love to a women and wants the agency's help to make that woman love him. The president of the agency (played by Eom Tae-Woong) becomes involved in helping their client (played by Daniel Choi) woo the woman (Lee Min-Jung). That woman happens to be the agency president's ex-girlfriend and the two men begin to compete for her affection.(asianmediawiki)

Oki's Movie
Movie: Oki's Movie
Revised romanization: Ok-Heeui Younghwa
Hangul: 옥희의 영화
Director: Hong Sang-Soo
World Premiere: September 11, 2010 (Venice Film Festival)
Release Date: September 16, 2010
Plot: "Oki's Movie" centers around Oki, a college student majoring in filmmaking, and her upcoming film project.
Lee Seon-Gyun (aka The Voice^^)
Jeong Yu-Mi

I don't care about anything, the presence of Lee Seon Gyun makes this movie so alluring^^

Quiz King
Movie: Quiz King (literal title)
Revised romanization: Kwijeu Wang
Hangul: 퀴즈왕
Director: Jang Jin
Release Date: September 16, 2010
Plot: "Quiz King" is a comedy about 15 people who compete on a quiz show for 13 billion WON prize. The contestants lack common sense and only know the last answer ...
Kim Su-Ro - Do-Yeop
Han Jae-Seok - Sang-Kil
Ryoo Seung-Ryong - Sang-Do
Jang Yeong-Nam - Pal-Nyeo
Ryu Deok-Hwan - Cheol-Joo
Shim Eun-Kyeong - Yeo-Na
Kim Byeong-Ok
Song Young-Chang
Lee Hae-Yeong
Lee Ji-Yong
Jeong Jae-Yeong
Shin Ha-Kyun
Lim Won-Hie
Lee Han-Wi
  You see, there are few reasons to watch this movie. First, I really liked the trailers. Second, Ryu Seung Ryong, whom I like. Third: cameo/small role of Jeong Jae Young!!!
Plus Shin Ha Kyun, ahahaha!!!
Now I'm dead.

Midnight FM
Movie: Midnight F.M.
Revised romanization: Shimyaui FM
Hangul: 심야의 FM
Director: Sang-man Kim
Release Date: October, 2010
Plot:Popular TV news announcer and late night radio talk show host Ko Sun-Young (Su-Ae) discovers that her family has been kidnapped by mysterious person Han Dong-su (Yu Ji-Tae). For two hours, while the radio show is on air, Seon-Young attempts to save her family's lives.(asianmediawiki)