Chungmuro/Film News
Invincible trailer and official poster
by | August 21, 2010 | 37 Comments
Upcoming gangster-action film Invincible [무적자], starring Song Seung-heon, Joo Jin-mo, Kim Kang-woo, and Jo Han-seon, has released its official poster and trailer. It looks cheesy, epic, and therefore awesome. The remake of 1986’s A Better Tomorrow (starring Chow Yun-fat) can’t possibly top the original, in my opinion. That film is... More »


Celebrity News
Lee Jun-ki’s photo exhibition
by | August 21, 2010 | 39 Comments
Actor Lee Jun-ki will be featured in a photo exhibit, as the subject of a series of photographs called Good & Bye, Boy by photographer Kim Jung-man. The title is delightfully nonsensical, and features photographs of Lee Jun-ki from his debut all the way to his enlistment this past May.... More »


Drama Recaps
I Am Legend: Episode 5
by | August 20, 2010 | 46 Comments
YIPPEEE!!! Developments! Plot-wise and character-wise. While the performance side didn’t really deliver much in this episode (for plot’s sake), I’m happy the pacing is finally picking up again. I am getting that *feeling* of “I’m-lost-because-I-don’t- understand-a-character’s-intentions,” but I’m hoping it all works out in the end, and I’ll end up... More »


Celebrity News
The stylish stars of Cyrano Dating Agency in Elle
by | August 20, 2010 | 41 Comments
Count on Uhm Tae-woong to make bowties and pipes sexy. He is featured in this spread for Elle magazine along with his co-stars from the romantic-comedy movie Cyrano Dating Agency, namely Park Shin-hye (with him, above), Lee Min-jung, and Daniel Choi. The concept for the shoot was the “classic 20th-century... More »


Drama Casting & News
Will Sungkyunkwan Scandal change its name?
by | August 20, 2010 | 40 Comments
Just a week and a half from its long-awaited premiere, KBS’s campus sageuk Sungkyunkwan Scandal has received an objection to its title and a demand to change it. In case you are unfamiliar, Sungkyunkwan is a university that was founded in 1398 and was the highest academic institution of the... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #149
by | August 20, 2010 | 249 Comments
  SONG OF THE DAY Run On Sentence – “Out In the Woods.” My inner grammar nerd gets a kick out of band names like this. What can I say? I’m easily amused. [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #148 Open Thread #147 Open Thread #146 Open Thread #145... More »


Celebrity News
Two new photo shoots feature Lee Jung-jae
by | August 20, 2010 | 36 Comments
(PREEMPTIVE CLAIMING: MINE!) Lee Jung-jae looks adorably mischievous in this photo spread for Cosmopolitan, as well as the shoot for fashion brand Crocodile For Men below. The Cosmo shoot employs a general Lee-Jung-jae-as-photographer concept, but I’m more interested in his gleefully boyish smile than the camera he’s holding. Below those... More »


Drama Recaps
My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho: Episode 4
by | August 19, 2010 | 197 Comments
When a show is fast, clever, AND heartfelt, I’m owned, heart and soul. What can I say? I’m a sucker for the wimpy hero, and the super-powered girl who turns his life upside-down. There are so many great reversals—the powerful girl looking up at him like a wide-eyed child, her... More »


Celebrity News
Images from Jang Geun-seok’s latest photo shoot
by | August 19, 2010 | 185 Comments
Yes — no — er? — no — yes. That was my knee-jerk reaction upon seeing the following shots from Jang Geun-seok‘s new photo shoot, which were released on the 20th. According to a rep from Jang’s management team, he participated in this shoot because it had been a while... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jung Jun-ho confirms Queen of Housewives sequel
by | August 19, 2010 | 26 Comments
Jung Jun-ho will be playing the male lead opposite Kim Nam-joo in Queen of Reversals, which is the second season (spin-off) to last year’s Queen of Housewives. Already I’m enjoying his character description: “Bong Jun-su” enjoyed quite a lot of popularity with the ladies in his youth due to his... More »


Drama Casting & News
First teaser clip for Playful Kiss
by | August 19, 2010 | 167 Comments
First the official posters, now a trailer. This is the first video clip to be released for Playful Kiss, which is short but sets up the initial dynamic nicely in the wordless sequence. I love the nervous, fidgety anticipation of Jung So-min, who is downright adorable — I’m rooting for... More »