Posts Tagged ‘Joo Jin-mo’

Chungmuro/Film News
Friend 2 sets premiere date, releases new trailer and poster
by | October 19, 2013 | 33 Comments
So, the multiple-generations Part 2 isn’t exactly a new idea in the gangster franchise world (Godfather II, anyone?) but if anything can make me invested in a sequel, it’s the tragic besties-turned-bitter-gang-rivals of Friend. Yoo Oh-sung (Faith) reprises his role seventeen years later in the story world of Friend 2, where he unwittingly takes his... More »


Drama Casting & News
Joo Jin-mo as warrior king in Empress Ki
by | October 15, 2013 | 34 Comments
Yesterday we had Ha Ji-won; now it’s her co-star Joo Jin-mo’s turn in the promo spotlight for upcoming drama Empress Ki. (Who wants to bet that tomorrow we’ll get a nice four-shot set of promos featuring third co-star Ji Chang-wook? Not that I’d ever refuse pretty stills of Ji Chang-wook.) Joo Jin-mo makes up one... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Woo-bin infuses fresh blood into Friend 2’s gangster underworld
by | October 11, 2013 | 85 Comments
This is really gonna be Kim Woo-bin’s year, isn’t it? I remember when he was first cast in Friend 2, the anticipated sequel to 2001’s hit gangster-noir film Friend, he was described in terms of being the son of Jang Dong-gun (the character of the original film). But while he’s only got third billing, it... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: 200 Pound Beauty
by | September 30, 2013 | 64 Comments
Plastic surgery is a thing in Korea in a way that would surprise the denizens of most countries. Only since I started living in Los Angeles, spending time in the heart of the Hollywood entertainment machine, have I started to overhear discussions about plastic surgery in the United States that even come close to the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Empress Ki gathers its cast for script rehearsals
by | September 26, 2013 | 59 Comments
MBC’s upcoming sageuk drama Empress Ki (formerly titled Hwatu) is gearing up for its long run (50 episodes), and assembled its cast earlier this month for script rehearsals. It’s a pretty robust cast, at that, which is enough to stir anticipation: Ha Ji-won has had great success in sageuk roles in the past (Hwang Jini,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ji Chang-wook courted to romance Ha Ji-won in Empress Ki
by | September 5, 2013 | 54 Comments
Well, it’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it. MBC’s upcoming sageuk epic Empress Ki (formerly called Hwatu and now just named for its heroine, likely because everyone kept thinking the drama would be about gambling) is getting back on the casting bandwagon, after early rumors that Jang Geun-seok might star. Ji Chang-wook (Five... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jin Yi-han and Jung Woong-in join sageuk epic Hwatu
by | August 13, 2013 | 47 Comments
So many interesting actors, so little interest in this drama. Aie! I hate when this happens. Jin Yi-han is the latest addition to MBC’s upcoming 50-episode sageuk drama Hwatu, which will star Ha Ji-won as a Goryeo-born woman who becomes Empress Ki of the Yuan dynasty, and Joo Jin-mo as Goryeo’s King Chunghye, who wants... More »


Drama Casting & News
Joo Jin-mo joins Hwatu to romance Ha Ji-won
by | August 8, 2013 | 56 Comments
Casting continues on MBC’s upcoming sageuk drama Hwatu, which is not in fact a drama about gambling despite being named after the flower cards [花鬪]. The series is set in the Goryeo dynasty with Ha Ji-won playing a Goryeo woman who becomes Empress Ki of Yuan (sister of Ki Chul, mentioned from time to time... More »


Celebrity News
Han Jae-seok and Park Sol-mi’s star-studded wedding
by | April 21, 2013 | 90 Comments
Congratulations to another star couple: film and drama actors Han Jae-seok and Park Sol-mi just got hitched today (April 21) in Seoul. They look adorably happy, which I suppose is a good way to look on your wedding day. Both actors have a pretty lengthy tenure in dramaland — Park Sol-mi’s debut drama was 2001’s... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Joo Jin-mo to play Yoo Oh-sung’s father in Friend 2
by | February 14, 2013 | 26 Comments
We’ve got some more casting movement on the sequel to the legendary two-friends-become-rival-gangsters movie Friend (2001), and it’s a bit of a head-scratcher: Joo Jin-mo (Coffee) has been cast to play Yoo Oh-sung’s (Faith) father, and Yoo Oh-sung is reprising his role from the original film. What, now? You may remember that early casting rumors... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Gabi (Coffee)
by | October 14, 2012 | 34 Comments
There is one thing that pulled me into watching this film, and that one thing delivered. In this quiet conspiracy thriller, Kim So Yeon battles her conscience as a spy who’s ordered to assassinate Emperor Gojong in the late 1890s. Also starring Joo Jin Mo and Yoo Sun, this film was certainly not what I expected in more ways... More »