Chungmuro/Film News
A poster sadder than sadness
by | December 25, 2008 | 16 Comments
Here are some lulz for you: A teaser poster was recently released for Kwon Sang-woo and Lee Bo-young‘s upcoming movie A Story Sadder than Sadness, and apparently there’s a bit of an online dust-up over CG fakery in the image. Supposedly Kwon’s eyes and expression were looking a little too... More »


Meta
Merry Christmas!
by | December 24, 2008 | 39 Comments
It’s still Christmas Eve for me, but it’s Christmas somewhere, so HAPPY HOLIDAYS everyone! Stay warm and stay safe. (And stay tuned for the Year in Review extravaganza where I and a few familiar guest-bloggerly names will be wrapping up all the highlights — and lowlights — of the 2008... More »


Drama Casting & News
Production forces overworked Jung Il-woo to rest
by | December 24, 2008 | 8 Comments
Aie, it is as I feared. Jung Il-woo has temporarily suspended filming for his role heading the new MBC drama The Return of Iljimae due to health issues. Filming halted on the 23rd, and production aims to resume after Christmas. It did seem as though Jung was pushing himself too... More »


Celebrity News
“Love Virus” released
by | December 24, 2008 | 12 Comments
Lee Jia‘s vaguely Christmas-y-sounding digital single, “Love Virus,” is out. Her singing voice is surprisingly cutesier than one might imagine her adopting, and the song pretty standard lite-pop stuff. It’s catchy, but how does this fit into Lee Jia’s (albeit contrived) faux-goth-emo-badass-punk image? (Answer: It doesn’t?) SONG OF THE DAY... More »


Drama Casting & News
More cast members to leave Eden following Lee Da-hae
by | December 24, 2008 | 126 Comments
So, it looks like there is not going to be any kind of consensus on whether Lee Da-hae‘s sudden exit from East of Eden was unprofessional or not. Fans of the actress have been vocal in their defense, a much as others have been critical. Still, what’s clear is that... More »


Celebrity News
“Love Virus” marks Lee Jia’s singing debut
by | December 23, 2008 | 11 Comments
Lee Jia, a singer? The actress (recently of Beethoven Virus) released a video clip on her homepage, which shows her in the studio, rehearsing for the recording of her new digital single “Love Virus,” although she doesn’t actually sing in the clip. (Watch below.) The single will be released on... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Winners collect their Golden Cinematography awards
by | December 23, 2008 | 19 Comments
With the winners of Golden Cinematography Awards already announced days in advance, there were no surprises at the ceremony on the 23rd. The winners came by to collect their statues and pose for pictures, and the event was generally a low-key affair. The event is in its 31st year, and... More »


Celebrity News
This year’s CF queen
by | December 23, 2008 | 10 Comments
Kim Tae-hee (Fight) has taken over title of “CF Queen” from Lee Young-ae (Jewel in the Palace), at least according to the Korea Broadcast Advertising Corporation. The group conducted a consumer survey of residents in metropolitan and urban areas, who picked Kim as the top advertising model of the year.... More »


Celebrity News
Rain hosts, struts, sings, and dances at Six To Five launch
by | December 23, 2008 | 37 Comments
As previously mentioned, singer-dancer-actor-designer-CEO-”world star” Rain is coming out with his own fashion line, “Six to Five,” which he kicked off in style on the 23rd with a fashion show–launch party–mini concert. Trust Mr. Multihyphenate to give the same treatment to his big events. The launching party took place in... More »


Drama Recaps
A Star’s Lover: Episode 4
by | December 22, 2008 | 25 Comments
Episode 3 was a bit of a question mark for me — a slight dip but not a big enough one to make a definitive statement. It’s always appealing watching a cute romance develop, but plot-wise we were kind of treading water. I’m waiting for the drama to take a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Da-hae: simply tired, or irresponsible actress?
by | December 22, 2008 | 177 Comments
Lee Da-hae has quit East of Eden. Her decision comes without warning, and is so sudden that viewers have been caught completely off-guard and are wondering why. She posted on the show’s message board on the 22nd, “It was confusing to take on this character of Hye-rin, who even I... More »