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Chungmuro/Film News
Ha Jung-woo, Bae Doo-na headline new thriller Tunnel
by | November 24, 2015 | 25 Comments
The cast has been confirmed for the newest project from award-winning writer-director Kim Sung-hoon of the gritty crime thriller A Hard Day. His new film, called Tunnel, is kind of self-explanatory once you hear the plot: A man gets trapped inside a tunnel when it caves in on him, and the movie is about the... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
51st Baeksang Arts Awards
by | May 26, 2015 | 217 Comments
The Baeksang Arts Awards are back with their 51st installment, awarding prizes in both film and television. Most of the entries were fairly predictable, though the night wasn’t without a few surprise wins. One of the big surprises was variety PD Na Young-seok being named the Daesang winner in the TV category; although I wouldn’t... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Bae Doo-na returns to Korean film in The Romantic
by | February 13, 2015 | 14 Comments
As one of a small handful of successful crossover stars, it seems like Bae Doo-na (Jupiter Ascending) is pretty much in a new project every other day. With two more collaborations with the Wachowskis under her belt — the movie Jupiter Ascending and the Netflix TV series Sense8 — this year she has plans to... More »

Drama Casting & News
Bae Doo-na films in Seoul for sci-fi series Sense8
by | September 23, 2014 | 14 Comments
As previously mentioned, Bae Doo-na is back in Korea and busily filming, though not for a Korean production. She’s been cast in Sense8, a television series that’ll mark her third collaboration with Hollywood producers the Wachowskis (after Cloud Atlas and Jupiter Ascending), which is planned for a Netflix run to launch in 2015. Sense8 is... More »

Drama Casting & News
Bae Doo-na returns to Seoul to film Netflix show Sense8
by | September 11, 2014 | 24 Comments
The Wachowskis (of The Matrix trilogy, Speed Racer, and Cloud Atlas) are behind a new Netflix show titled Sense8, about eight strangers located around the world who simultaneously experience an intense telepathic vision, and afterwards are irrevocably mentally linked. Filming began in June, and after having hit several exotic locales (Iceland, Kenya), cameras for the... More »

Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Take Care of My Cat
by | November 18, 2013 | 22 Comments
School is a tremendously influential social experience for many Koreans; often the friends you make in the classroom can be your friends for life. And yet, it’s a common experience that even the closest of friends in school can find themselves drifting apart in its wake. Take Care of My Cat, the debut feature by writer-director Jung... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Bae Doo-na and Kim Sae-ron team up for new film
by | September 2, 2013 | 23 Comments
Chungmuro is lighting up with director-producers these days. Director Lee Chang-dong (of Poetry) is producing a new film called Do-hee-ya, about a young girl surrounded in mystery and the small town police officer who tries to save her. It stars Kim Sae-ron (Queen’s Classroom, Ajusshi) as the titular Do-hee, along with Bae Doo-na (Cloud Atlas),... More »

Drama Casting & News
News bites: April 17, 2013
by | April 17, 2013 | 94 Comments
Casting news galore! And do I mean galore: Lee Soo-hyuk (Vampire Idol, Tree With Deep Roots) joins the cast of KBS’s revenge melodrama Shark. It’s the show that stars Kim Nam-gil as a man on a revenge mission against the family that destroyed his own. Again, I mean, since we’ve already seen Bad Guy. Lee... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Korea reunites for sports film As One
by | April 12, 2012 | 36 Comments
Add another North-South project to Ha Ji-won‘s resumé; in addition to her current drama The King 2 Hearts, where she plays a North Korean soldier who falls for a South Korean prince, she’s got a movie coming out that deals with a united North-South team in international competition. No, it’s not The King’s WOC war-games... More »

Kpop News
Javabeans Playlist #3: Actor edition
by | August 18, 2011 | 121 Comments
More songs! And this time, they’re sung by some of your favorite (or not) actors. This list is hardly comprehensive, and I picked mostly those actors who weren’t singers first. (And if they were, they are generally stars who are not known for their singing, despite their origins. See: Kim Kang-woo’s awesome beginnings as a... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Ha Ji-won and Bae Doo-na team up in sports movie
by | March 19, 2011 | 62 Comments
After knocking out a super-hit drama series (Secret Garden, as if you needed the reminder), Ha Ji-won is jumping right back to the film world with a new project called Korea, which is a working title that dearly needs to be changed. (Can you imagine the aggravation of trying to find information on that movie?... More »

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