Chungmuro/Film News
Tazza 2: Hand of God hits theaters next month
by | August 11, 2014 | 32 Comments
The long wait for TOP (Choi Seung-hyun) fans is nearly over. Tazza 2: Hand of God (let’s be real, they could have called it Tazza 2: Hand of TOP) is being released next month, and we’ll get to see how well the sequel does in comparison to the first movie,... More »


Drama Recaps
Marriage Not Dating: Episode 11
by | August 10, 2014 | 138 Comments
Hey all! I’m covering both of this week’s episodes of Marriage Not Dating while girlfriday is at KCON (so jealous!)… so please bear with me, I’m not as super-fast as she is! Let’s send her and javabeans our best wishes for a fantastic weekend and a safe return! Ki-tae and... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Sea Fog to stir box office waters this week
by | August 10, 2014 | 37 Comments
After a year of waiting, Sea Fog, Yoochun’s big screen debut alongside veteran Kim Yoon-seok, is finally being released next week. Produced by hit director Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer, The Host) and directed by first-timer Shim Sung-bo, the movie has generated a lot of buzz, not only because it is based... More »


Drama Recaps
Trot Lovers: Episode 14
by | August 10, 2014 | 33 Comments
The parents get some major focus this episode, as Dad (finally!) reappears and we begin to unravel what really happened to his wife — and who might be responsible. Note: It might not be who you think. Soo-in begins to realize that her mother’s schemes may not be foolproof, and... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: If You Were Me (2003)
by | August 9, 2014 | 8 Comments
In 2001, the National Human Rights Commission of Korea was formed. A government body tasked with promoting human rights in Korea in accordance with the principles set forth by the UN General Assembly, they can probably list many things that they have accomplished. But for me, one of the most... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Kolorful Palette: Frankly… [It's Okay, It's Love]
by | August 9, 2014 | 23 Comments
With all the other summer dramas on my radar I almost forgot about this one, and that would have been a terrible thing. In retrospect I should have been camped out waiting for the premiere since I have yet to see Gong Hyo-jin star in anything bad (I honestly can’t... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Park Bo-young, Eom Ji-won begin filming Girl
by | August 9, 2014 | 18 Comments
Freeeeaky. Filming has begun on mystery/horror movie Girl, with Park Bo-young (Hot-Blooded Youth, A Werewolf Boy) taking on the role of a student named Joo-ran, who transfers to a boarding school for convalescents in a coastal town in northern Korea. The movie is set in 1938, prior to the division... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: One chart to rule them all
by | August 9, 2014 | 71 Comments
girlfriday: So, are you all packed for KCON? javabeans: I have a recap left to write, so obviously, nothing is packed. Recaps always come first, don’t you know? girlfriday: Oh, I KNOW. The recap schedule, it owns us. javabeans: You think we’re joking, but there’s a huge chart we plan... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 207
by | August 8, 2014 | 46 Comments
It’s hard to believe that our beloved Big Nose Hyung has only won twice in the past four years, but today he’s got some extra help from a few close(ish) friends to hopefully score another win. With muddy fields, playground games, and running giraffes afoot, it certainly won’t be easy,... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Jeon Do-yeon and Gong Yoo to play forbidden lovers
by | August 8, 2014 | 61 Comments
So the plot seems to have been modified a little bit—A Man And A Woman, originally about middle-aged lovers, has now confirmed veteran Hallyu star Jeon Do-yeon in the lead role, and Gong Yoo (tell me you didn’t fall in love with him after Coffee Prince or Biscuit Teacher Star... More »


Drama Recaps
It’s Okay, It’s Love: Episode 6
by | August 8, 2014 | 156 Comments
Sometimes the hardest things for some are the easiest for others, like disclosing heavily-guarded secrets or formulating words to describe one’s feelings in the moment. Still, there’s more to fear than words when there are both corporal and non-corporal threats running around prepared to attack our hero at any moment.... More »