Chungmuro/Film News
Unreleased poster belatedly revealed for horror film
by | August 25, 2009 | 4 Comments
(Ow. A bit more frightening than a similar poster for Yoga School, isn’t it?) The horror film Faithless Hell [불신지옥, also called Faith] opened on August 12 to general praise for its premise (religion) and strong directing. Yet it’s not till now, two weeks after its premiere, that the film... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Young-ae marries quietly
by | August 24, 2009 | 50 Comments
Wow, this is a surprise. One of Korea’s premier actresses, Dae Jang Geum and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance‘s Lee Young-ae, got married in a quiet ceremony in the States on August 24, attended only by a small group of family and very close friends. The announcement was made on the... More »

Drama Casting & News
More gifts for the staff of My Fair Lady
by | August 24, 2009 | 18 Comments
You’ll often hear about actors (usually the headliners) giving out surprise gifts to drama and film crews. The gifts are often small but given as an expression of gratitude, and usually come in the form of food, clothing, cosmetics, and the like. Jung Il-woo is the latest to do so,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Daniel Henney’s Three Rivers role due to Samsoon
by | August 24, 2009 | 41 Comments
We kdrama fans know that it was 2005′s mega-hit drama My Name Is Kim Samsoon (aka My Lovely Samsoon) that catapulted American model-actor Daniel Henney to stardom in Korea, but it’s also apparently the reason for his U.S. television debut four years later. Henney has landed a leading role playing... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Myung-min: “In the end I was so exhausted it was difficult to act”
by | August 24, 2009 | 32 Comments
“With Lou Gehrig’s disease, your conscious mind remains active while your muscles deteriorate, but for me, I found that as I kept losing weight, my consciousness became equally paralyzed.” Actor Kim Myung-min recently took on the challenge of portraying a patient gradually worsening from ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, in... More »

Drama Casting & News
First stills from Heading to the Ground
by | August 24, 2009 | 20 Comments
MBC’s Heading to the Ground is still in the early stages of filming, and the production has now released stills of the drama’s recent rainy-day shoot. The scene features the show’s star Jung Yun-ho (U-Know Yunho), who trades in his idol polish for a humbler image as he films this... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Dong-wook enlists
by | August 23, 2009 | 69 Comments
Lee Dong-wook headed off to fulfill his two-year military service requirement on the afternoon of August 24, sent off with love and chocopies. (Is there a better way to go?) He arrived at the training center in Nonsan, Chuncheong province, to undergo the usual five weeks of basic training there... More »

Drama Casting & News
No extension for Hon after all
by | August 23, 2009 | 18 Comments
Perhaps in reaction to the dip in viewership ratings, MBC has decided that it will not extend its “premium horror” drama Hon (Soul) after all. It had considered a two-episode extension after its successful premiere and good buzz for its fresh, taut story and suspenseful atmosphere. However, soon after the... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Uhm Jung-hwa turns bestselling author
by | August 23, 2009 | 8 Comments
For a movie, that is; it’s not a case of singer and movie star Uhm Jung-hwa putting out her own book. She stars in the new movie Bestseller, which is the debut feature film for director Lee Jung-ho, who worked as assistant director under Jung Yoon-chul (The Man Who Was... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Hong Gil Dong’s descendants carry on the crime-fighting legacy
by | August 23, 2009 | 32 Comments
What would happen if the descendants of Joseon-era Robin Hood-like hero Hong Gil Dong were alive today and secretly carrying on his legacy of punishing evildoers and helping the poor? That’s the premise behind the new movie Hong Gil Dong’s Descendants [홍길동의 후예], and it stars Lee Beom-soo (On Air)... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
High Kick Through the Roof begins filming
by | August 23, 2009 | 5 Comments
The upcoming High Kick Through the Roof, the new MBC sitcom brought to you by the makers of Unstoppable High Kick, started filming this month and has already put in its first all-nighter. The family sitcom’s first day on the set was August 20 at the Ilsan Dream Center in... More »