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Drama Casting & News
Behind-the-scene candid shots from Style
by | July 14, 2009 | 20 Comments
Two weeks to go till Style premieres, which means we’re getting lots of news (or rather, “news”) about the drama these days. Maybe the reason I remain lukewarm on the fashion drama is because we’re only getting a glut of pictures, rather than interesting plot tidbits or actual descriptions. Kim Hye-soo has provided us with... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Seo Hyo-rim makes her film debut
by | July 14, 2009 | 4 Comments
Bubbly actress and recent CF favorite Seo Hyo-rim (Job Well Done) is taking on her screen debut in Desire to Kill [죽이고 싶은], a psychological thriller. She’s been steadily rising in profile since her debut, taking parts in dramas When Spring Comes, Insoon Is Pretty, and The World They Live In, and while she’s still... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jung Woo-sung in Rainy Season
by | July 14, 2009 | 26 Comments
Jung Woo-sung, like his The Good, The Bad, The Weird co-star Lee Byung-heon, also has a new movie in the works, a romance called Rainy Season [호우시절]. Rainy Season is directed by Heo Jin-ho of Happiness (who also directs one of the segments of Ogamdo). The film shot entirely in China and co-stars Chinese actress... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Byung-heon stills from GI Joe
by | July 14, 2009 | 41 Comments
I still think the GI Joe movie looks spectacularly cheesy, but you can’t deny that Lee Byung-heon is A Movie Star. Lee shows off his ripped (in more ways than one) body as the character Storm Shadow in this new still; the rest of the shots, alas, feature him fully clothed. Interest is gaining momentum... More »

Drama Casting & News
Han Hyo-joo goes from Cinderella to Chuno
by | July 13, 2009 | 26 Comments
Jang Hyuk, Han Hyo-joo, Oh Ji-ho With her hot drama Brilliant Legacy heading toward its close (and achieving a 40% rating), Han Hyo-joo has picked out her next drama, which she’ll begin filming right away. The series is Chuno [추노, or Pursuing Servants] and it casts Han in the role of a daughter to servants... More »

Drama Casting & News
The man who can’t get ratings
by | July 13, 2009 | 118 Comments
This is an interesting article, in that it looks at the low numbers faced by current Monday-Tuesday drama The Man Who Can’t Get Married and analyzes it from a cultural perspective. Most low-rated dramas (that aren’t disasters of writing/acting) tend to explain their disappointing numbers in terms of being too complicated for the average viewer... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Yoga School’s dark and twisty (har) teaser poster
by | July 13, 2009 | 27 Comments
Can I just say: Owwwwwwwwwwww. That’s the official promo poster for the upcoming film Yoga School [요가학원], and with the horror-meets-yoga theme, I see what they were going for. Perhaps inadvertently, however, the effect strikes me as a lot more comical than scary, with a hint of camp — which is all right with me.... More »

Celebrity News
Jeon Ji-hyun at Chanel couture show
by | July 12, 2009 | 27 Comments
Jeon Ji-hyun (or Gianna Jun) received an invitation to the Chanel haute couture collection in Paris, which she attended on July 7. The invitation was extended by Chanel’s head designer and creative director Karl Lagerfeld; Jeon hobnobbed among some of the event’s elite, which included royalty, Chinese actress Zhou Xun, and French actress Anna Mouglalis,... More »

Drama Recaps
Triple: Episode 8
by | July 12, 2009 | 71 Comments
Somebody commented (sorry, I forget who) in a previous post that this is a drama whose flavor gets lost in the retelling, and to an extent I’ve got to agree. Well, all dramas lose something in the recapping process — there’s no way mere words can equal acting, filming, music, and mood — but Triple... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Nam Sang-mi’s supernatural horror thriller
by | July 12, 2009 | 16 Comments
Nam Sang-mi‘s newest is a mystery horror film, which is literally translated to Faithless Hell [불신지옥, Bulshin Jiok] (which may not be the eventual English title it takes on). It has now fixed upon a release date in the prime summer horror season: August 13. The film had initially been named Scream [비명], but I... More »

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5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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