Seen in Jeonju

Korean Box Office: March 11-13

14th March 2011


The new Korean movie that opened last weekend that I listed under its Korean name Sarang Mooseoweo was given an official English name and will be known as Shotgun Wedding internationally. However, the movie fell before World Invasion and Black Swan, landing in the number 3 position.   Of interest this coming weekend is director Im Kwon-taek’s 101st film, Hanji.  Hanji is the tradional paper made from rice that North Jeolla Province is famous for. A number of film critics have already panned the film saying it is too much like a documentary instead of the drama it was intended to be and Im himself has expressed some regrets with the film. I plan to keep an open mind while viewing it, though and remain hopeful.  This and other movies being released this coming week are detailed below.


1. Beastly (us)– d. Daniel Barnz, starring Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens

2. Dooman River (kr)– d. Lu Zhang, starring Choi Geon, Yoon Ran

3. Hanji (kr)– d. Im Kwon-taek, starring Park Joong-hoon, Kang Soo-yeon

4. Kamui Gaiden (jp)– d. Yoichi Sai, starring Kenichi Matsuyama, Koyuki 

5. King’s Speech (uk)– d. Tom Hooper, starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush

6. Morning Glory (us)– d. Roger Michell, starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford,kr (opening as Good Morning, Everyone)

7. Red Riding Hood (us)– d. Catherine Hardwick, starring Amanda Seyfried, Shiloh Fernandez

8. Way Back (us)– d. Peter Weir, starring Jim Sturgess, Colin Farell

9. Wendell Baker Story (us)– d. Luke Wilson, starring Luke Wilson, Eva Mendes (opening as Trouble Love)

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