A few new ones, ICYMI.
With a cast of leads Kang Dong Won, Lee Byung Hun, and Kim Woo Bin, the only question is: who’s upstaging whom? Also stars Jin Kyung (Uncontrollably Fond reunion? Er, Master reunion, I suppose.) The director of Cold Eyes (Choi Ui Suk) helms this scam/thrill ride of a con artist tycoon and the former cohort who tries to take him down.
Look out for: Woo Do Hwan before we knew him – don’t blink or you’ll miss it.
And: the creepy woodshop guy from Prison Playbook.
A Violent Prosecutor (2016)
Hwang Jung Min is errwhere, man. He plays an incarcerated prosecutor thrown into prison where he crosses paths with handsome con artist Chi Won (Kang Dong Won). If you’re suffering from Prison Playbook withdrawal, it’s a fun comedy (albeit not without a few lines of cringey English dialog); as always, Hwang Jung Min does not disappoint, and their onscreen characters’ contrast is a delight.
Enjoy with: fried chicken.
The Throne (2016)
Lee Joon Ik’s period piece stars Song Kang Ho and Yoo Ah In in the piece of Korean history that tends to get mixed in with folklore: that time King Youngjo locked his son, Prince Sado, in a rice chest. His crime? Not committing suicide when his father ordered him to do so. And you thought modern day Koreans had filial piety something serious.