Chungmuro/Film News
Gu Hye-sun directs a short for Asiana Film Fest
by | October 5, 2009 | 38 Comments
On October 6, actress-director Gu Hye-sun spoke at a press interview for the upcoming 7th Asiana International Short Film Festival about another of her film efforts. She was wearing her director’s hat at the event, although not for her recent short film, The Madonna (aka The Cheerful Caretaker). She filmed... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Won Bin is an ajusshi for his next film role
by | October 5, 2009 | 39 Comments
More Won Bin = always gooood. With his successful comeback film (the thriller Mother) still fresh in our minds, the actor has announced his next project: a movie called Ajusshi [아.저.씨], which is the term adult men start being called as they hit their thirties and beyond (although the typical... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Joon strikes a pose for charity
by | October 5, 2009 | 46 Comments
Check out “Prince Song” Kim Joon (Boys Before Flowers) in this new photo spread bearing the title “The Man” for fashion mag Marie Claire‘s 200th issue. The photo collection was organized to raise money for the Join Together Society, which works to wipe out child hunger throughout Asia. There are... More »

Drama Casting & News
Posters and trailers for weekend drama Creating Destiny
by | October 5, 2009 | 43 Comments
Eugene‘s new drama Creating Destiny [인연만들기] comes out this weekend, and here are some posters and previews to give you an idea of what to expect. (The copy in the above poster reads, “Are we really meant to be?”) The main storyline features Eugene and Ki Tae-young as a reluctant... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jung Woo-sung sets his sights on directing
by | October 5, 2009 | 22 Comments
Add Jung Woo-sung (The Good, The Bad, The Weird) to the list of actors who are seeking to branch out into directing (Yoo Ji-tae and Gu Hye-sun are two who have already put out directorial work). He explained in a recent interview that he had been intending to make his... More »

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Take Off surpasses Friend on all-time box office list
by | October 4, 2009 | 10 Comments
Ha Jung-woo‘s big ski-jump movie Take Off [국가대표, or National Athlete] has had another great run over the Chuseok holiday weekend, and its overall ticket sales have now landed it as No. 8 on the all-time box office list in Korea. With more than 8.28 million viewers, the sports-comedy movie... More »

Drama Casting & News
You’re Beautiful gears up for its premiere
by | October 4, 2009 | 78 Comments
Who’s ready for SBS’s new drama You’re Beautiful? With Swallow the Sun now over, the Jang Geun-seok–Park Shin-hye trendy series takes up residence on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting this week. I have to say that despite some misgivings, I’m looking forward to it. When the drama was first announced, I... More »

Drama Casting & News
Han Hyo-joo’s internet drama Soul Special
by | October 4, 2009 | 28 Comments
Han Hyo-joo, who has just come off her SBS hit drama Brilliant Legacy at a career high, has a new project which takes the rather unique format of an “Internet drama.” Called Soul Special [쏘울 스페셜], it co-stars actor Kim Dong-wook (Partner) as her love interest. (Hm, another web series.... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Haneul, Sung Yuri make appearances at Birth Night Party
by | October 4, 2009 | 9 Comments
Kim Haneul and other movie stars will participate in a midnight event at Lotte World amusement park later this month, the Birth Night Party, which celebrates the 10-year anniversary of Lotte Cinemas. The event begins at 11:30 PM on the night of October 16 and continues till 4:30 AM the... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Beom-soo’s action comedy Where Is Jung Seung-pil?
by | October 3, 2009 | 6 Comments
Lee Beom-soo (On Air) sure is busy this year; he has yet another movie coming out soon, in which he stars with Kim Min-sun (Portrait of a Beauty) as an engaged couple. The action comedy is called Where Is Jung Seung-pil? [정승필 실종사건] and features Lee as a kidnapped man;... More »

Drama Casting & News
Stars weigh in on Swallow the Sun’s end
by | October 2, 2009 | 35 Comments
Swallow the Sun was never on my radar — I tried really hard to understand what was going on, but Episode 1 made my head hurt — but it has performed well throughout its run. (The story went all over the place (Vegas, Africa, Jeju Island), but I suppose it... More »