Tag: choiminsik

Review: HEART BLACKENED, Well-Acted SILENT WITNESS Remake Emits Cool Pulse

Chinese court thriller Silent Witness gets a sober and effective Korean update with Heart Blackened, a polished new offering from Eungyo director Jung Ji-woo that features an unflappable Choi Min-sik leading a strong cast. More serious and thus more drawn...

TAG, RE:BORN, LEGEND OF THE MOUNTAIN and More Coming Soon from Eureka Entertainment

British distributor Eureka! Entertainment has announced their latest slew of acquisitions and releases, which proves a typically eclectic mix of classic and contemporary cinema.   New 4K restorations of James Whale’s horror classic The Old Dark House and Philippe de...

Review: THE TIGER, A Gory, Gorgeous Battle To The Death

Following the record-breaking success of Roaring Currents, Choi Min-sik returns to screens in another big-budget period epic, this time hunting down the last Korean tiger (as opposed to the last tiger in Korea, because this feline clearly has a national...

Choi Min-sik On The Hunt In THE TIGER: AN OLD HUNTER'S TALE Trailer

Last seen in Roaring Currents, the most successful Korean film of all time, and as the villain in Luc Besson's Lucy, Choi Min-sik returns to screens next month as a hunter tasked with taking down the last tiger on the...

THE ADMIRAL: ROARING CURRENTS Lays Waste to Korean Box Office Records

The Admiral: Roaring Currents has turned the Korean opening weekend record to rubble with 3.34 million admissions ($25.65 million) during its first weekend, which accounted for 65.7% of the marketplace. That represents a 41% increase over the former record, set...

Review: Strong Effects Play Second Fiddle to Patriotism in THE ADMIRAL: ROARING CURRENTS

When making films based on significant milestones in a country's history, nationalism can be a great asset in a filmmaker's arsenal but it's also a tool that must be handled carefully, as too much patriotic bombast can mar an otherwise...

The Many Faces Of Choi Min-sik

This week, Luc Besson's new science-fiction-slash-action thriller Lucy premieres, starring Scarlett Johansson as a human who becomes a divine being. Ouch, go easy on the typecasting there, people! Speaking of which, there is an intense evil Asian dude in the...

Review: LUCY, Scarlett Johansson Goes Feral, And It's Glorious

Luc Besson's new movie cloaks itself in scientific literacy, but make no mistake: Lucy is a b-movie through and through, a gloriously nutty concoction that would be risible if it ever took itself seriously. Happily, it never does. Featuring an...

Scarlett Johansson Shows Off Her Mental Capacity In Second Trailer For Besson's LUCY

Scarlett's got a great, big brain and she's not afraid to use it. That's the general message behind the second trailer for Luc Besson's Lucy, a trailer that cribs extensively from Besson's own back catalog of films while also nodding...

The Weekly Win: Korean Gangster Cool With NEW WORLD [Competition: Australia Only, DVD Or Blu-ray]

Welcome to 2014, loyal Aussie ScreenAnarchy readers. I'm glad to confirm that we are back with weekly competitions and feeling more generous than ever!This week is the chance to win the Korean gangster masterwork New World with thanks to Madman...

EXCLUSIVE Clip And Poster: Lee Jung-Jae Bleeds For Justice In This Clip From NEW WORLD

Ah, the drama is thick in this one. New World is the gangster thriller from director Park Hoon-Jung (2011's The Showdown, he also wrote I Saw the Devil), starring Lee Jung-Jae and Oldboy star Choi Min-Sik as an undercover cop...

Review: Stylish and Assured, NEW WORLD Is a Solid Korean Gangster Flick

Ever since I discovered Korean cinema, I've been a fan of the industry's frequent experimentations with genre. Almost every film that comes out of the country seems to be an amalgamation of different tropes but there is one genre that...

Exclusive English Language Teaser and Poster Debut for NEW WORLD

We've previously brought you word about the Korean language teaser and full Korean trailer for Park Hoon-jeong's New World. Well Go USA has picked up the film for US distribution and those fine folks are wasting no time bringing out...

Watch Choi Min-sik In Full Trailer For THE NEW WORLD

2013 will not see a finer cast assembled in Korea than director Park Hoon-jeong has gathered for upcoming crime drama The New World. How do I feel confident saying this of a film that releases in February, with most of...

Choi Min-sik And Hwang Jung-min Star In Korean Thriller NEW WORLD. Watch The First Teaser!

What's this? An upcoming Korean thriller featuring a pair of the country's most talentable and reliable performers in the lead? Yes, please.Choi Min-sik, the star of Park Chan-wook's Oldboy, should need no introduction around these parts as is work has...