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 »


Chungmuro/Film News
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 | 26 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 »


Drama Casting & News
Heading’s abrupt story changes prompt viewer complaints
by | October 2, 2009 | 72 Comments
Viewers are apparently unhappy with the recent events of MBC’s Heading to the Ground, and I can’t say I blame them — because, doth mine eyes deceive me? Has the drama’s main star U-Know Yunho actually been packed off to a mental hospital? The drama is now halfway through, and... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #103
by | October 2, 2009 | 299 Comments
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Drama Recaps
My Fair Lady: Episode 14
by | October 1, 2009 | 91 Comments
Like the past three (or so) episodes, I think Episode 14 is rife with weird, illogical moments. But unlike the past three episodes, at least this one has a couple of nice, conflict-ridden scenes to make up for it. No, it doesn’t make up for all of the shortcomings, but... More »


Celebrity News
Hollywood dreams for Jung Ryeo-won
by | October 1, 2009 | 23 Comments
Add Jung Ryeo-won (Ja Myung Go) to the growing ranks of Hallyu stars aiming to make the leap to Hollywood. Jung visited the U.S. last month for a meeting at the request of a film studio representative. Although she had received some calls of interest last year, this was her... More »