movie: NEW WORLD, re-imagining INFERNAL AFFAIRS

[Contains spoilers] It’s not accurate to say that Korea’s NEW WORLD is a remake of Hong Kong’s INFERNAL AFFAIRS even though that’s how it was dubbed. It does pay tribute to the original but it offers new twists and angles.     It can’t be helped though, especially for an IA fan like me, to…

movie: THE THIEVES

Give me anything with Lee Jung-jae and I’d be a captive audience. So the mere fact that he’s in THE THIEVES, I’m in. Throw in Jun Ji-hyun, I’m sold. THE THIEVES is often billed as the Asian version of OCEAN’S ELEVEN. But really, it is a gross misrepresentation. It’s a Korean version with Hong Kong…

NEW WORLD: Korea’s version of HK’s INFERNAL AFFAIRS

It was really just a matter of time that South Korea will make its version of the highly successful and modern Hong Kong classic INFERNAL AFFAIRS. Did I hear someone say… oh no, not again?! Well, if the Americans and the Japanese can do their own film and drama versions, why not the Koreans? It’s…