Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Min-jung in romantic comedy Cyrano
by | March 2, 2010 | 29 Comments
This is news I like: Lee Min-jung will be taking the part of Uhm Tae-woong‘s love interest in the upcoming movie Cyrano. (While the production has announced her casting as all but done, her management hedged a bit more carefully, explaining that they are looking favorably on the role but... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Jung-jin turns villain for new film
by | March 2, 2010 | 14 Comments
Lee Jung-jin (Bottom of the 9th with 2 Outs) is turning into a villain for his next role, a film called The Fixer [or Problem Solver, 해결사] in which he stars against Chungmuro regular Sol Kyung-gu. In the film, a private investigator’s office run by Sol Kyung-gu, a former police... More »

Drama Casting & News
Moon Geun-young sheds tears for Cinderella’s Sister
by | March 2, 2010 | 47 Comments
After beginning shoots on her new drama, Moon Geun-young is drawing praise from the staff of KBS’s Cinderella’s Sister for her tearful acting. The title stills were taken not long ago (and the first set of still cuts released), and took the following concept: Moon’s character has lived a tearful... More »

Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episode 15
by | March 1, 2010 | 59 Comments
Not the best episode; I thought it felt rather flat, particularly compared to the many adorable moments we’ve seen in recent weeks. There are a couple of reasons for this, namely: too much Jae-young, not enough kids. That, and almost everyone annoyed in this episode, except Pal-gang. (The kids don’t... More »

Drama Casting & News
Birth of the Rich premieres, Pasta rises to top spot
by | March 1, 2010 | 30 Comments
KBS premiered a new drama today, the light comic drama The Birth of the Rich, to replace God of Study. Although the first episode numbers were modest at 12.1% (TNS Media), the drama received generally positive reception for its imaginative and “manhwa-like” story and its refreshing cheeriness. Also earning some... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Song Hye-gyo, an action star?
by | March 1, 2010 | 31 Comments
Song Hye-gyo is currently in China working on her next role in The Grand Master, the martial arts movie directed by renowned Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai, and will apparently be displaying some “real action” skills in the film. The Grand Master stars Tony Leung as Wing Chun grandmaster Ip... More »

Celebrity News
Japanese fanmeeting “With YOO”
by | March 1, 2010 | 61 Comments
Over the weekend, actor Gong Yoo held his first fanmeeting in Japan in three years; it follows his recent Seoul event in January which was his first fan event following his army discharge in December. There were actually two events, one in Kobe on the 26th and another in Yokohama... More »

Drama Recaps
The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry: Episode 10
by | February 28, 2010 | 69 Comments
This drama just keeps speaking to me — I can really relate to its characters and situations in a way that I generally can’t in most other dramas. I’m not 34 (yet!) and I don’t work in any of these professions and I’m not nearly as glam and awesome as... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
First stills from Lee Byung-heon’s I Saw the Devil
by | February 28, 2010 | 19 Comments
  I Saw the Devil is the new film from The Good, The Bad, The Weird director Kim Ji-woon, starring Lee Byung-heon and Choi Min-shik, and has released its first still shots. The film began shooting earlier this month on February 6. Director Kim has made a number of films... More »

Celebrity News
Drinking interview with Lee Da-hae (Part 2)
by | February 28, 2010 | 64 Comments
And here’s the continuation of the drinking interview with actress Lee Da-hae. (You can read Part 1 here)… Rumors of plastic surgery seemed to incite anti-fans. At this question, Lee Da-hae immediately pushes on her nose to make a “pig-nose.” It’s a gesture that shows her feeling of being wronged... More »

Celebrity News
Drinking interview with Lee Da-hae (Part 1)
by | February 27, 2010 | 46 Comments
Here’s the latest in IS Plus’s series of “drinking interviews,” where the reporter has drinks with a star while the interview progresses. This one is with Chuno‘s much-beleaguered actress, Lee Da-hae: I met with Lee Da-hae of the drama Chuno, who suffers alone despite its explosive popularity as “Un-nyun.” The... More »