Chungmuro/Film News
Fair Love turns Ahn Sung-ki into Korea’s Oppa
by | December 22, 2009 | 45 Comments
I’ve previously mentioned the movie Fair Love, which depicts a romance unfolding between a 50-something bachelor (Ahn Sung-ki) and his friend’s 20-something daughter (Lee Hana). The film, which is described as light-hearted and humorous, was well-received at Pusan International Film Festival, and has now released a preview trailer, which is... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Mother, Thirst take home Director’s Cut Awards
by | December 22, 2009 | 29 Comments
This year’s 12th Director’s Cut Awards were given out on December 21, and the top winners this year were Thirst, Park Chan-wook‘s stylish vampire-horror film starring Song Kang-ho as a vampire priest, as well as Bong Joon-ho‘s Mother, whose Kim Hye-ja is earning a number of accolades as the titular... More »


Celebrity News
Kim Sun-ah’s Harper’s Bazaar shoot
by | December 21, 2009 | 53 Comments
City Hall‘s Kim Sun-ah goes sexy and chic for her latest fashion spread, which can be seen in January’s issue of Harper’s Bazaar Korea. Kim explained, “As my interest in photography increases, each shoot I do feels fresh and new, since it allows me to reveal another, hidden side to... More »


Drama Casting & News
KBS airs IRIS special broadcast this week
by | December 21, 2009 | 21 Comments
KBS’s action drama IRIS wrapped last week with a series high rating of 39.9%, and follows this week with a special broadcast that features unaired footage and NGs. They’ll fill out the hour with the actors’ favorite scenes, as well as behind-the-scenes clips and footage spanning the drama’s ten-month-long shoots,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Promo stills from MBC’s Pasta
by | December 21, 2009 | 64 Comments
Cute. I admit I haven’t been terribly intrigued about MBC’s new drama Pasta — it’s up against Jejoongwon and God of Study, while Chuno airs a few days later — but the promos featuring Lee Seon-kyun (Coffee Prince) and Gong Hyo-jin (Thank You) do look adorable, as does the preview... More »


Celebrity News
Gong Yoo for Mind Bridge
by | December 21, 2009 | 89 Comments
He’s back! (Kind of.) Recently discharged from the army, Gong Yoo (Coffee Prince) indicated that he wouldn’t choose his next acting project till the new year, but he’s back to work as CF model, as you can see in these new shots. He’s representing business casual brand Mind Bridge, alongside... More »


Drama Casting & News
Press conference day for Chuno
by | December 21, 2009 | 60 Comments
The wait is almost over — KBS’s upcoming fusion sageuk thriller Chuno (aka Slave Hunters) is two weeks from its premiere, and held its production press conference on December 21. All the actors from the main cast were present, led by the drama’s three main stars Jang Hyuk, Lee Da-hae,... More »


Celebrity News
Lee Min-ki to hold his first concert
by | December 20, 2009 | 24 Comments
Lee Min-ki, who put out his first solo album this year, is going to be performing at his first concert on January 29. He has sung on various soundtracks and participated as a special guest at other singers’ performances, but this will be the first concert where he performs under... More »


Drama Casting & News
The young cast of God of Study
by | December 20, 2009 | 81 Comments
New posters are out featuring the young cast of KBS’s God of Study, aka the kdrama adaptation of Japan’s Dragon Zakura. The story kicks off when a teacher begins a university prep course with five underperforming students at a high school that is in last place in the academic standings.... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Song Hye-gyo cast in Wong Kar-wai’s new film
by | December 20, 2009 | 97 Comments
It’s just been announced (via Chinese portal site Sina.com) that Song Hye-gyo has been cast in Wong Kar-wai‘s upcoming The Grand Master, which already boasts a very solid lineup including Tony Leung, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen, Brigitte Lin, and Zhao Benshan. Leung takes on the role of Ip Man, a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Choi Min-soo returns in Father’s House
by | December 20, 2009 | 40 Comments
Actor Choi Min-soo is getting back to work after a scandal (caused by his own bad behavior) threatened to end his career last year. He’s slated for the So Ji-sub war drama Road Number 1, but before that gets off the ground next year, he will also be seen in... More »