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Chungmuro/Film News
Spy action thriller Berlin scores powerhouse cast
by | November 16, 2011 | 22 Comments
Wow, what a threesome. Big-budget action movie Berlin has confirmed a stellar three-top cast for a game of spy versus spy… versus spy? I mean, what do you DO with three leading men in one movie? Ha Jung-woo (Hwanghae) has just joined Ryu Seung-beom (The Unjust) and Han Seok-kyu (currently headlining SBS sageuk Tree With... More »


Drama Recaps
Flower Boy Ramyun Shop: Episode 6
by | November 15, 2011 | 213 Comments
This drama is candy-coated crack laced with Tabasco. How can a drama be so many things? It’s cute, it’s hilarious, it’s witty, it’s addictive, and it’s HOT. What I love about this show is that it’s got oodles of heart, but it’s always better when that heart is couched in wit and sexual tension and... More »


Drama Recaps
Thousand Day Promise: Episode 9
by | November 14, 2011 | 32 Comments
Yay, we’re back to the core characters now that the wedding hullabaloo has died down. We focus on Seo-yeon and her oppa and dongseng who break my heart with their perfection, and her relationship with Ji-hyung, which continues to be a battle between Stubborn and Bull-Headed. I’m not even sure I know which side I’m... More »


Celebrity News
Lee Da-hae’s Los Angeles photo shoot
by | November 14, 2011 | 86 Comments
Here’s a glimpse at what actress Lee Da-hae has been doing since her last drama Miss Ripley, a role that has successfully put her back in good standing, as far as her public image goes. The drama itself wasn’t nearly as dark as I wanted, but she did a good job playing the wounded heroine,... More »


Drama Recaps
Vampire Prosecutor: Episode 7
by | November 13, 2011 | 59 Comments
Dear Vampire Prosecutor: Why so cute? Sigh. This show just keeps getting better and better. Between the last episode and this one, I think it’s found that sweet spot of integrating character moments with the murder of the week, and introducing the kind of conflict that matters to us. There’s stirrings of romance, conflicting feelings,... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Trailer and stills for romantic comedy Couples
by | November 12, 2011 | 26 Comments
Here’s a look at the romantic comedy film Couples, a funny look at modern dating through the various ways that five single people can cross paths with each other and become fated to change each other’s lives… for better or worse. The players: Lee Shi-young (Poseidon) is the heartless girlfriend who disappears one day with... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Shi-young cast as lead in Wild Romance
by | November 11, 2011 | 75 Comments
Actress Lee Shi-young, who’s just come off of action series Poseidon, has been cast as the lead in upcoming romantic comedy drama Wild Romance, set to begin production early next week. She’ll be going straight from playing a marine cop to a judo-athlete-turned-bodyguard, because apparently, everyone likes watching Lee Shi-young kick ass. No complaints here.... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Wonderful Radio pushes back premiere
by | November 10, 2011 | 22 Comments
Looks like we’ll have to wait a little longer to see Wonderful Radio, the romantic comedy starring Lee Min-jung (Midas) and Lee Jung-jin (Runaway). Man, we’ve been on pins and needles to see it since the project was first announced. Boo. It was originally scheduled to be released by the end of the year, but... More »


Celebrity News
Min Hyo-rin’s autumn glam shoot for Bazaar
by | November 9, 2011 | 25 Comments
Min Hyo-rin (Romance Town, Sunny) has pretty much become a magazine fixture in her short career as an actress. But when the camera loves you, the camera loves you. Here she is in a fall fashion spread for Harper’s Bazaar, sporting a much more mature look than her usual fare. Tags: Min Hyo-rin, photo shoots... More »


Drama Recaps
Flower Boy Ramyun Shop: Episode 4
by | November 8, 2011 | 164 Comments
I already loved this drama, but this episode took it up a notch. It’s the first one where I feel like it does something clever and meaningful thematically and humorously at the same time. It takes one metaphor and weaves it through every possible meaning, joke, and insult, to deliver one satisfying comeuppance after another.... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Cha Tae-hyun in period costume for Gone With the Wind
by | November 8, 2011 | 19 Comments
Here’s a look at Cha Tae-hyun (Hello Ghost, Speed Scandal) in his first historical costume for a role, looking every bit the Joseon-era fool. It’s hard to believe that this is the funnyman’s first foray into the sageuk biz, since he looks right at home, and perfectly suited for the transformation. In fact, I think... More »