Chungmuro/Film News
Ogamdo features love five ways
by | April 20, 2009 | 27 Comments
The upcoming omnibus film Ogamdo [오감도] has a provocative new poster out, and the first question — given its star-studded cast — is which of its leading ladies is featured in the nude photo. The answer: none. The production explained that the poster — which conveys the movie’s primary motif... More »


Celebrity News
Kim Kang-woo: Birth of a Devil
by | April 19, 2009 | 33 Comments
You don’t know how happy I was to see the most recent interview by the net-magazine 10 Asia focusing on Kim Kang-woo — not just because I knew it would be in-depth and insightful, but because he’s currently starring in a drama that’s got me intrigued, KBS’s dark Story of... More »


Celebrity News
Stars caught lying about their ages
by | April 19, 2009 | 51 Comments
Sunwoo Sun (“Queen of Housewives”), Lee Shi-young (“Boys Before Flowers”) For anyone who reads a famous star’s profile online and then feels bad about yourself — psst! They’re usually fake. Or, let’s say, “altered” from strict reality. For instance, not every Korean actress weighs less than 50kg. (Gasp, I know!)... More »


Celebrity News
Thirst: the vampire chic version
by | April 19, 2009 | 18 Comments
These new photos themed around Oldboy director Park Chan-wook‘s latest film, the vampire horror movie Thirst [박쥐], take a decidedly less shocking approach than the previously released teaser poster, which had received a bit of criticism for being too provocative. (In response to the public reaction, the bat-like imagery of... More »


Celebrity News
Junki’s “Episode 2: The Mask” concert
by | April 18, 2009 | 38 Comments
One thing you can say for sure about Lee Junki: He sure does like a spectacle. After styling himself in ultra-powder-puff-white for his solo album artwork, the actor took on a darker look at his recent fanmeeting-concert, which was called “Episode 2: The Mask.” If you could call his album... More »


Drama Recaps
First impressions: MBC’s Cinderella Man
by | April 17, 2009 | 72 Comments
On Wednesday, Cinderella Man premiered to a disappointing 9.3% rating, which dropped further to 6.7% on its second day. (It was up against Cain & Abel and I Hate You But Let’s Try Again, which both pulled in numbers in the 15%-19% range.) I’ll always take the stance that ratings... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Bonding through music in Sky and Sea
by | April 17, 2009 | 24 Comments
Sky and Sea [하늘과 바다] is the new music-themed film for Jang Nara, wherein she plays a violinist who befriends other young musicians. On the 17th, reporters were invited down to the filming location at a university campus in Ansung, Kyeonggi province. The cast also features singer Hyun Juni playing... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #79
by | April 17, 2009 | 205 Comments
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Chungmuro/Film News
Kang Ji-hwan is still thirsty for success
by | April 16, 2009 | 60 Comments
With the new romantic-comedy spy movie Level 7 Civil Servant (aka Secret Couple) about to come out — it’s in theaters April 23 — both stars have been heavily promoting the movie, which is earning favorable buzz and, in my opinion, looks pretty zippy and fun. Thanks to all the... More »


Celebrity News
Shim Eun-ha resurfaces in rare public appearance
by | April 16, 2009 | 20 Comments
When it became known that one of Korea’s top actresses, the retired Shim Eun-ha, would be showing her artwork at the Seoul Open Arts Fair, the big question was whether the press-shy Shim would make an appearance. (Ever since her marriage and retirement, Shim has stayed assiduously out of the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Sun-ah and Cha Seung-won dance for City Hall
by | April 16, 2009 | 73 Comments
It’s press conference day for City Hall! On the 16th, the cast was at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Seoul to talk about the upcoming SBS Wednesday-Thursday drama, which is probably most anticipated for its leading lady, Kim Sun-ah. She stars opposite leading man Cha Seung-won in the upbeat, comic... More »