Chungmuro/Film News
Movie “Actresses” blurs line between fact and fiction
by | November 17, 2009 | 52 Comments
Talk about an all-star line-up: the new film Actresses [여배우들] features a whole slew of high-profile names, such as Queen Seon-deok‘s Go Hyun-jung and Hallyu princess Choi Ji-woo, pictured above, in addition to Lee Mi-sook (East of Eden), Kim Min-hee (I Like It Hot), Kim Ok-bin (Thirst), and Yoon Yeo-jung... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Min-ho considers new drama role
by | November 17, 2009 | 68 Comments
Finally, we have news of Lee Min-ho‘s potential next project! He’s not confirmed for casting, but a rep from his management company said in an interview on the 17th that he is looking favorably at Bad Guy [나쁜 남자], a working title for the new drama from Lee Hyung-min, the... More »

Celebrity News
Joo Ji-hoon closes homepage and fan club
by | November 16, 2009 | 66 Comments
In preparation for his impending army enlistment, actor Joo Ji-hoon has announced that he is shutting down his homepage and refunding members of his official fan club for the remainder of time covered under their club dues. The Devil and Antique Bakery actor has been living in seclusion at home... More »

Drama Recaps
Sons of Sol Pharmacy: Episodes 29-31
by | November 16, 2009 | 19 Comments
With this batch of episodes, we head into some of my favorite territory, which coincides with the ending of one (tiresome) love line and the beginning (or elevation) of another, more interesting one. SONG OF THE DAY Sons of Sol Pharmacy OST – “말해요” (Say it) [ Download ] Tags:... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Into the Gunfire casts Cha Seung-won, Kim Seung-woo
by | November 16, 2009 | 37 Comments
Confirmed: Into the Gunfire [포화 속으로], which is set to begin filming shortly, has cast Cha Seung-won (City Hall) as a North Korean officer and Kim Seung-woo (IRIS) as his South Korean counterpart. As previously announced, the Korean War film formerly known as 71 (and originally starring Kim Bum and... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Bum follows single album with book release
by | November 16, 2009 | 15 Comments
Actor Kim Bum recently put out a single album in Japan — after showing off his vocal skills with the song he recorded on the additional Boys Before Flowers — and now he’s putting out a photoessay collection. Kim Bum said, “After the broadcast ended for my drama Dream, I... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Da-hae’s sad wedding scene for Chuno
by | November 16, 2009 | 41 Comments
These stills were released from KBS’s upcoming sageuk-action drama Chuno (Slave Hunters) on the 16th, which feature the drama’s leading lady Lee Da-hae dressed in wedding garb wearing a sad expression on her face. In the storyline, Lee Da-hae’s character Hye-won is caught in a love triangle between her two... More »

Drama Casting & News
Chinese fans show support for You’re Beautiful
by | November 15, 2009 | 160 Comments
Chinese fans have come together to show their support for the You’re Beautiful cast and crew by supplying the 100-plus staffers with a buffet meal, candy, and coffee, which was delivered to the set of A.N.JELL’s fictional management company on November 15. Korean fan-club members had supplied a buffet lunch... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Kim Joon gets friendly with the Invincible Baseball Team
by | November 15, 2009 | 12 Comments
Kim Joon (Boys Before Flowers) has released some new candid photos that he took with the members of Invincible Baseball Team, the KBS weekend variety program of which the rapper-actor is currently a part. I’m not watching the variety program (which also features Im Chang-jung, Lee Ha-neul, Oh Ji-ho, and... More »

Drama Recaps
Smile: Episodes 13-14
by | November 15, 2009 | 69 Comments
Smile is hitting exactly the right notes for me. Though not wildly innovative, there’s something organic and sweet about the pacing and tone that I really enjoy. When there’s as much chemistry & development as there is in these two episodes, reducing the repartee to a line of summary just... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Yoon Kye-sang’s new omnibus film
by | November 15, 2009 | 4 Comments
Yoon Kye-sang (Executioners) has announced his next project, which will be an omnibus film called Just A Little Closer [조금만 더 가까이] in which he’ll act without pay. The film will weave together five vignettes and will be made with a relatively modest 100 million won budget ($86,000). Each storyline... More »