Moon Geun-young makes her stage debut
by | August 10, 2010 | 28 Comments
Known for her wholesome, girl-next-door appeal, “Korea’s Little Sister” Moon Geun-young takes the next step in maturing her image; she portrays a stripper in the stage play Closer (which is the same play that was the basis for the film). The play opened on August 6, and then put on... More »

Drama Casting & News
Daniel Henney and Lee Na-young share a kiss
by | August 9, 2010 | 44 Comments
A goodnight kiss, to be exact. Daniel Henney plays the gentle protector to Lee Na-young in the upcoming action drama Runaway, which is a character type I’ve nicknamed “The Bae Soo-bin” in my mind. Then again, it’s a familiar role for Henney as well, so maybe I should just call... More »

Drama Recaps
Bad Guy: Episode 16
by | August 9, 2010 | 104 Comments
Deck the walls with lots of padding / Fa la la la la la la la la / ‘Tis the season to go crazy / Fa la la la la la la la la / Don we now our white straightjackets / Fa la la la la la la la... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Ajusshi attracts 1 million viewers in first week
by | August 9, 2010 | 31 Comments
Won Bin‘s latest project, thriller-action movie Ajusshi (English title: The Man From Nowhere) released last Wednesday and looks poised to become a success. In its first week it beat out Inception (and also Salt, Toy Story 3) to take #1 at the box office with 1 million admittances. Its first... More »

Drama Casting & News
Joseon X-Files premieres next week on tvN
by | August 9, 2010 | 33 Comments
In another week, we’ll see the premiere of a new cable drama, tvN’s Joseon X-Files [기찰비록], and here’s a slew of stills from the sci-fi sageuk mystery series, as well as the official poster. Kim Ji-hoon plays the skeptic and Im Jung-eun is the believer, as the two encounter mysterious... More »

Celebrity News
Jung Kyung-ho meets his Japanese fans
by | August 9, 2010 | 33 Comments
Actor Jung Kyung-ho held his first-ever fanmeeting last weekend in Seoul, and followed that a week later with a fanmeeting in Tokyo. The event, held with an audience of 500, was part of promotional activities for his drama series Ja Myung Go that spanned two days, August 7 and 8.... More »

Celebrity News
Sohn Ye-jin vacations in the Netherlands
by | August 9, 2010 | 42 Comments
Sohn Ye-jin recently traveled to the Netherlands for a photo shoot/working vacation, and the following images, which were uploaded to her official website on the 9th, were taken during her trip. They are mostly casual shots taken as she toured around, although one was taken while Sohn was working on... More »

Celebrity News
Eugene’s image transformation in High Cut
by | August 8, 2010 | 65 Comments
Eugene may be known for her wholesome prettiness, but she’s gone decidedly sexier for her latest photo spread, which features her wearing mostly lingerie. Eugene said of the shoot, “In my current drama Baker King Kim Tak-gu, I’ve taken on a new type of role as a villain. To match... More »

Pop Culture & Society
Pop Culture: Gumiho
by | August 8, 2010 | 79 Comments
In honor of My Girlfriend is a Gumiho premiering this week, we thought it would be a good time to define what a gumiho is, and discuss this mythical creature’s cultural implications on gender, film, and tv. This isn’t a comprehensive definition, by any means, because there are endless number... More »

Drama Casting & News
Juni is a young mom in Legend
by | August 8, 2010 | 25 Comments
Okay, that’s cute, right? Now we get our first peek at the backstory for Juni‘s character in I Am Legend. She was a former idol-in-training who had a little “accident” with a fellow idol-in-training that turned her into a young single mom. Her character Ah-reum has barely been onscreen so... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Hyun Bin’s film Late Autumn heads to Toronto
by | August 8, 2010 | 17 Comments
Late Autumn is the Korean classic whose upcoming remake stars Hyun Bin and Tang Wei, which wrapped filming in Seattle earlier this year. Now it’s been officially invited to the 35th Toronto International Film Festival, which opens next month. The story depicts a short but intense love affair between a... More »