Shim Hyung-rae

In the third of five retrospective articles, we recall some of the entertainment stories that caught our eye in 2013. Korean box office records were broken in 2013. Korean films accounted for 59.5 percent of box office takings, with the feel-good drama Miracle in Cell 7 gaining 12.8 million admissions. The big new band to […]

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Shim Hyung-rae could be ruined by big-budget D-War

by Philip Gowman 3 September 2011
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Could monster budget of monster movie sink D-War director Shim Hyung-rae? http://t.co/CPDhYSy # Keywords: Directors: Shim Hyung-rae

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First Thoughts on the Last Godfather

by Philip Gowman 29 November 2010
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From @ajosshi: An unmissable movie: http://bit.ly/ezQ7CQ A few thoughts on Shim Hyung-rae’s new film. # From the trailer it seems as if he’s trying to add a Charlie Chaplin feel to his creation, but if the slapstick is that old and the jokes that unfunny then I’m not sure if even the presence of Harvey […]

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Monsters, the other Kim Ki-duk, and Mr D-War’s earlier film

by Philip Gowman 21 August 2007
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Ever since dipping into Anthony Leong’s fun collection of film reviews I’ve been wanting to get my hands on a copy of Yonggary. He gives a charitable 1 star out of 5 to the film: As the film’s tagline declares, “It’s not what you expect” — in fact it’s far, far worse. Sounds like the […]

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