Chungmuro/Film News
200-pound flop
by | December 20, 2007 | 9 Comments
Although 200 Pound Beauty premiered to lots of success in Korea a year ago, it’s just recently flopped in its Japanese premiere (it opened on the 15th), ranking 12th for its opening weekend. Previous premieres of Korean films such as The Host and The King and the Clown also fared... More »

Celebrity News
News bites: December 20
by | December 20, 2007 | 6 Comments
Check out the new poster for the Jeon Ji Hyun–Hwang Jung Min movie The Man Who Was Superman, photo above. End-of-the-year awards ceremonies are approaching, and KBS has selected Lee Da Hae as its MC, along with Tak Jae Hoon. Don’t drink and drive. Actress Hwang Bora (24, to right)... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Bum strikes a manly pose
by | December 19, 2007 | 50 Comments
I like Kim Bum (not to be confused with Suju pop singer Kim Ki Bum). I think he’s adorable. I love the fact that they gave him an unabashedly homoerotic relationship storyline that was at once funny, innocuous, and not blown up into any big deal in the *family* sitcom... More »

Celebrity News
Who voted?
by | December 19, 2007 | 14 Comments
Actor Song Il Kook   Or perhaps the question should be: Who’s getting attention for voting? On the 19th (yesterday in Korea if we’re going by the time difference), Korea held its presidential elections. (Psst. Lee Myung-bak won.) As for voting — turnout was low, but that didn’t stop the... More »

Celebrity News
Countdown to Gong Yoo’s military enlistment
by | December 18, 2007 | 48 Comments
After repeatedly pushing back the date of his mandatory service enlistment, everyone’s beloved Coffee Prince Gong Yoo finally has an official date marking the start of his service. You can start your tearful countdowns now: He joins on January 14, 2008. More specifically, at 1pm on the 14th, when he... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Ah Joong as a blind human vegetable
by | December 18, 2007 | 22 Comments
In more casting news, actor Kim Ah Joong has finally decided upon her first project after she skyrocketed to fame after her 2006 film 200 Pound Beauty became a sleeper hit. She’s in early planning stages to appear in director Song Hae Sung’s upcoming fantasy film Melos (meaning “song” in... More »

Celebrity News
One of these is not like the others
by | December 17, 2007 | 27 Comments
Could THIS person……   …really be the same as THIS person?     No really, go ahead. Finish your double take. I’ll wait. Dum, dee, doo.   Yes, indeed! All three photos are of actor Lee Beom Soo, last seen in this year’s medical drama Surgeon Bong Dal Hee, often... More »

Celebrity News
It’s back to the military for Psy
by | December 17, 2007 | 23 Comments
This is a bit of a controversial topic, since the issue of Korea’s mandatory military service always ruffles feathers, including those of people who are wholly unaffected by the law just as much as those who are. Like myself; I’m not a Korean male citizen, so I feel a need... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Eugene and Minki back together
by | December 17, 2007 | 40 Comments
…onscreen, that is. They last acted together in the drama I Really, Really Like You, and are next cast as a couple in the upcoming film I Feel Lucky. Coffee Prince‘s gentle and comforting Han Sung, actor Lee Seon Kyun, is also cast, paired with the lively actress Lee Soo... More »

Kpop News
Here’s one way to jump to conclusions
by | December 16, 2007 | 14 Comments
  Well, now this is just all sorts of fucked up. Does a car accident prior to album promotion result in early sales success? In July, on their way for a shoot for their third album “Bad Love” [aka Screwed-up Love, Awful Love], the group Taesabiae was in a sudden... More »

Celebrity News
The rise of Lee Jia
by | December 16, 2007 | 23 Comments
These days, actor Lee Jia is all the rage. An unknown name and face suddenly appears in one of the most expensive and most anticipated dramas of the year (Legend), alongside an extremely popular superstar actor (Bae Yong Joon), comes from America and therefore has little information available to curious... More »