Chungmuro/Film News
Ninja Assassin director plays homage to B-list ninja movies
by | July 29, 2009 | 8 Comments
Via Wired, here’s a short clip of Ninja Assassin director James McTeigue talking about the old movies that inspired his take on Ninja Assassin. No mention of star ninja Rain, but it does sort of confirm that the over-the-top, vaguely cheesy vibe of the preview video was an intentional style... More »

Drama Casting & News
Horror dramas Hon and Hometown of Legends
by | July 29, 2009 | 19 Comments
Lee Seo-jin of Hon Since horror is supposed to offer a chill in the hot summer months, we can see why there’s such a sudden burst of horror material these days. Two television dramas will soon add to the tally, giving us a Monday-thru-Thursday lineup of horror through August and... More »

Kpop News
Next up: an album for Gu Hye-sun
by | July 29, 2009 | 45 Comments
Already this year alone, Gu Hye-sun has been busy as an actress (Boys Before Flowers), writer (Tango), artist (also called Tango), and director (The Madonna). Now she’s putting on yet another hat as she begins working on recording her own album, which she hopes to put out by fall. Gu... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ara makes her Japanese drama debut
by | July 28, 2009 | 14 Comments
Nineteen-year-old Go Ara (Who Are You) is taking on not just one, but two new drama roles. One has already been announced, which pits her opposite U-Know Yunho in the soccer drama Heading to the Ground. The other is the Japanese series Karei naru Spy, which just began airing on... More »

Drama Recaps
Sons of Sol Pharmacy: Episodes 17-18
by | July 28, 2009 | 31 Comments
Hi, I’m smallfish and I’ll be your friendly guide through the rest of Sons of Sol Pharmacy House. Thanks so much Javabeans, for giving me room to summarize, analyze and pontificate on your site! To give some context for what I write about this series, Sons of Sol Pharmacy House... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Bae Soo-bin is Aeja’s hapless boyfriend
by | July 28, 2009 | 29 Comments
Bae Soo-bin just wrapped his previous role as the much-loved Jun-sae character in Brilliant Legacy, but he takes a completely different turn with his latest role as Choi Kang-hee‘s man in the movie Aeja [애자], where Choi plays the title character. While his Brilliant Legacy image was gentle and supportive,... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Song Chang-eui and Seo Ji-hye are husband and wife
by | July 28, 2009 | 14 Comments
This is a pairing I could get behind: Seo Ji-hye (I Love You) is teaming up with Song Chang-eui (Scale of Providence) as spouses in a new movie with the (working) title Tree that Sleeps Standing [서서 자는 나무]. Apparently the title speaks to the theme of a person’s desire... More »

Drama Recaps
Dream: Episode 1
by | July 27, 2009 | 32 Comments
I had a mixed reaction to today’s premiere episode of the SBS drama Dream. Perhaps viewers agreed, as the first installment drew a low 5.4% rating against MBC’s Queen Seon-deok (32.7%) and KBS’s The Man Who Can’t Get Married (8%). Note that this number was marginally better than its predecessor... More »

Drama Recaps
City Hall: Episode 9
by | July 27, 2009 | 75 Comments
(written by Samsooki, editing, layout, design and City Hall dreams by 0timelost, cleown, and mead33) (This is what you get when you mix a little bit of Michelle Obama, Sailor Moon, an old rich Korean woman together with Mi Rae) City Hall: Episode 9 – What It Means To Be... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Na-young becomes a father in transgender role
by | July 27, 2009 | 16 Comments
Lee Na-young (Maunday Thursday, Ruler of Your Own World) is taking on a transgender character in her next film role, one year after she was last seen in the Kim Ki-duk film Dream. The movie is called Dad Likes Women [아빠는 여자를 좋아해] and unfolds around Lee Na-young, a photographer... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hong Sisters idol drama to be led by Jang Geun-seok
by | July 26, 2009 | 35 Comments
Looks like the Hong sisters scriptwriting team enjoyed writing for Jang Geun-seok in their drama Hong Gil Dong, because the young star has just been cast as the lead in their new drama series. The writing duo (Hong Jung-eun, Hong Mi-ran) are following up their string of hits (Delightful Girl... More »