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Executioners cast, Yoon Kye-sang to begin filming
by | February 1, 2009 | 15 Comments
Who’s ready for more Yoon Kye-sang (Who Are You)? His next film, Executioners, was announced late last year, but now casting has completed and filming is set to begin this month. The 31-year-old actor has been cast with 28-year-old Cha Soo-yeon (The World They Live In) and plays a newbie prison executioner, while Jo Jae-hyun... More »

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Story Sadder Than Sadness MV illegally leaked
by | January 30, 2009 | 46 Comments
Do you think Lee Bo-young is upset that her face is upside-down in BOTH photos? With promotion heating up for the upcoming melodramatic film Story Sadder Than Sadness featuring Kwon Sang-woo, the latest dustup centers around the illegal leaking of a music video featuring a song from the soundtrack sung by Lee Seung-chul, “그런 사람... More »

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Lee Min-ki sings for Oishii Man
by | January 29, 2009 | 23 Comments
Lee Min-ki (Romantic Island, Mixed-up Investigative Agency) is about to come out with his next movie, the Korea-Japan joint production Oishii Man, which co-stars Ikewaki Chizuru (Josee, the Tiger and the Fish). The film follows a musician in a slump (Lee), who travels to a small town in Hokkaido, Japan, where he has an awkward... More »

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Lee Byung-heon is Storm Shadow
by | January 28, 2009 | 23 Comments
Lee Byung-heon is only one of a fairly large cast for the upcoming G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, but he gets his own rather spiffy-looking promo poster. He plays the character of Storm Shadow in his upcoming role. Technically Lee is making a dual Hollywood debut, although I’m not sure which of his two... More »

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Joo Ji-hoon makes a love serenade
by | January 27, 2009 | 57 Comments
Fans may have known that Joo Ji-hoon (Antique Bakery, Goong) could sing — and I suppose if he’s heading a musical he must have some skills — but this is my first time hearing the model-actor’s voice, and it’s pretty nice. Joo Ji-hoon serenades Shin Mina in their upcoming film, The Naked Kitchen, a clip... More »

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Sung Yuri’s film debut
by | January 27, 2009 | 21 Comments
Former singer turned actress Sung Yuri (Hong Gil Dong, Snow Queen) is taking the next leap in her acting career: movies. She’ll be toplining the film Rabbit and Lizard (working title), directed by Joo Ji-hong. Her character May is an adoptee who returns to Korea for the first time in 23 years to find her... More »

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Tazza and Le Grand Chef sequels in the making
by | January 23, 2009 | 3 Comments
Uh, do we really need this? Both Le Grand Chef and Tazza were originally manhwas that were turned into movies that were turned into drama series. Now, both franchises are getting a movie sequel. A rep from the production behind Le Grand Chef 2 said, “Currently we’re busy working on the screenplay. New director Baek... More »

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The Naked Kitchen press preview
by | January 19, 2009 | 42 Comments
At this point, you have to wonder if Joo Ji-hoon (Antique Bakery, Devil) is purposely messing with us. I mean, sure, fashion models often target that “ugly is fashionable” trend, which I always think is just like their way of flaunting, “Look, I’m dressed like a deranged serial-killer hobo, but I’m still prettier than you!”... More »

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Kim Myung-min takes a Method approach to weight loss
by | January 18, 2009 | 31 Comments
Geez Louise, if Kim Myung-min pulls this off, I will have mad respect for him. Or at least, even more. The Beethoven Virus actor plays a man suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease in his upcoming movie with Ha Ji-won, My Love By My Side. And to portray his character’s gradual decline, Kim will be losing... More »

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New thriller “Billion” features star-studded cast
by | January 17, 2009 | 28 Comments
Woo, what a lineup. The new movie Billion has announced its cast, and what a cast it is. The director is Jo Min-ho (Les Formidables, Jungle Juice), and the story follows eight men and women who participate in a “survival game” for a billion-won prize (which is in the vicinity of a million dollars). They... More »

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Marine Boy press conference
by | January 5, 2009 | 11 Comments
(Be glad I resisted the urge to title the post “Marine Boy swims into theaters” — it was difficult to pass up, but I managed.) The new crime thriller Marine Boy held its production press conference on the morning of December 5, featuring its stars Jo Jae-hyun (New Heart), Park Shi-yeon (La Dolce Vita), and... More »