Posts Tagged ‘Jin Gu’

Chungmuro/Film News
Battle of Yeonpyeong roars back with a new cast
by | July 11, 2014 | 8 Comments
Sidelined after shake-ups in both investors and distributors, the film Battle of Yeonpyeong is back with a modified script and an all-new cast. Less than a week after his discharge from the army, Kim Mu-yeol (Eungyo, Bow: The Ultimate Weapon) has signed on for the role of naval hero Lieutenant Commander Yoon Young-ha, replacing Jung... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Choi Min-shik dons Admiral Lee Soon-shin’s armor in Roaring Currents
by | June 21, 2014 | 19 Comments
Blockbuster film Roaring Currents (literal translation: Battle of Myeongryang, Whirlwind Sea) looks ahmaaazing, and I will be so bummed if it doesn’t live up to its hype. In it, veteran Hallyu star Choi Min-shik (who needs no introduction, but from New World, Oldboy, Shiri and No. 3, to name a few) has tackled the iconic... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kang Haneul, Jin Gu join cast of C’est Si Bon
by | April 20, 2014 | 22 Comments
The details are falling into place for C’est Si Bon, the highly anticipated retro film based on the rise of Korean folk music in the ‘70s, which will mix fiction and reality and hone in specifically on the iconic folk group Twin Folio. C’est Si Bon is the name of the legendary live music café... More »


Drama Recaps
Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek: Episode 1
by | February 23, 2013 | 66 Comments
This first episode of Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek, KBS’s newish Monday-Tuesday drama, ended up being a lot more engaging than I thought. The story sets up pretty quickly, and the relationships between the characters are established immediately. No need for waiting on a long buildup! If that is how the series is going to be... More »


Drama Casting & News
Upbeat, colorful teasers for Ad Genius
by | January 29, 2013 | 44 Comments
Teasers are out for KBS’s upcoming Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek, and I have to say that there’s something about that image above that just makes me Aww. It’s a cliche of an image—country bumpkin in awe of the big city—but it’s endearing to see a charming, good-natured sort of hero, isn’t it? Reminds me of... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ad Genius assembles cast for poster shoot
by | January 17, 2013 | 67 Comments
I’m still on the fence about KBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek, not sure I’m completely onboard the success-story drama about a hard-working country fellow who comes to the big city and makes it, but for now it does have an appealing cast. Here are the main leads in the poster shoots, shot... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jo Hyun-jae’s new drama, Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek
by | January 13, 2013 | 81 Comments
Oh, finally a reason to perk up about new KBS drama Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek! Yes, I am completely aware that this is motivated by nothing more than shallow reasons. And your point is…? Jo Hyun-jae is one of the last (or perhaps THE last) main cast member to be added to Ad Genius, playing... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek secures cast
by | January 9, 2013 | 50 Comments
Things are certainly lookin’ up for underdog success story Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek. Jin Gu (26 Years) has confirmed that he’ll play the lead, and Park Ha-sun (High Kick 3) has signed on to co-star. All I can say is, thank goodness she’s doing this instead of Gangnam Style. Han Chae-young (A Man Called God)... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jin Gu offered new drama Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek
by | December 28, 2012 | 35 Comments
New drama alert! We’ve finally got the next KBS Monday-Tuesday drama on the roll call: Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek is the series slated to follow School 2013 and has begun casting rounds. I’d sing the song about how that’s cutting it awfully close, but such is the way in dramaland. The offer is out to... More »
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Chungmuro/Film News
26 Years opens in first place at the box office
by | December 1, 2012 | 76 Comments
It’s a good day for revenge film 26 Years — after losing investors due to its politically sticky subject matter, languishing in development for four more years, and then resurrected by collecting donations from netizens online (reportedly 5 million won from over 13,000 people), the movie finally saw the light of day, and opened in... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
2010 Blue Dragon Film Awards
by | November 26, 2010 | 92 Comments
More awards! The Blue Dragon Film Awards took place on November 26, and the many of the same films that have been winning lately were rewarded once again: Some of the big winners were for films such as crime drama Moss, dark thriller I Saw the Devil, romantic comedy Cyrano Dating Agency, stark action movie... More »