Posts Tagged ‘Kim Hae-sook’

Drama Reactions & Reviews
King’s Family: An overview
by | February 23, 2014 | 82 Comments
KBS’s six-month-long weekend juggernaut of a drama King’s Family (also called Wang Family) just wrapped up its 50-episode run a week ago, and for some inexplicable reason I watched the whole thing. I even liked it sometimes! And because watching such a bizarrely entertaining show for no reason leaves me vaguely dissatisfied at having given... More »

Drama Recaps
King’s Family: An introduction
by | September 4, 2013 | 89 Comments
KBS’s new family drama King’s Family, or the more literal translation Wang Family, was a hit right out of the gates when it premiered over the weekend and has drawn enough positive reactions for its endearing characters and funny plotlines to get me tuning in out of curiosity. One might think that after spending the... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo Ah-in as Busan mama’s boy in Kkang-chulie
by | August 24, 2013 | 41 Comments
Aw, mother-son adorable shenanigans, twelve o’clock. Here’s a peek at Yoo Ah-in (Jang Ok-jung, Live For Love) and Kim Hae-sook (I Hear Your Voice) in their new movie Kkang-chulie (named for his character, Kang-chul) where he plays a tough brawler who has a quirky, heartwarming relationship with his oddball mother. Tags: Kim Hae-sook, Yoo Ah-in... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Yoon-ji’s new weekend drama King’s Family
by | August 24, 2013 | 67 Comments
With You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin winding down this weekend, it’s time to turn to the next KBS family drama headed our way. Isn’t there just something about that timeslot that’s like comfort food? Always a new family every 50 episodes, but they feel an awful lot like the last family, and the family before... More »

Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: The Thieves
by | June 8, 2013 | 110 Comments
Some directors have made careers on the backs of making certain kinds of movies and Choi Dong-hoon is one such director. In many ways, his filmography kind of resembles that of English director Guy Ritchie as both started with crime caper films and largely built their careers on similar films with a deviation or two.... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo Ah-in and Kim Hae-sook as mother and son
by | December 13, 2012 | 33 Comments
Is this the big thing lately — mother-son, father-daughter pairings? It sure seems that way in Chungmuro anyway, not that cute parent-child pairs will ever have me complaining. This time it’s Yoo Ah-in (Fashion King) and Kim Hae-sook (Thieves) in a new movie called Kkang-chul-ie, named for Yoo Ah-in’s character in the film, who looks... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
2012 Blue Dragon Film Awards
by | November 30, 2012 | 120 Comments
The 2012 Blue Dragon Film Awards were held last night, and now it feels like we’ve entered awards season in earnest, following up on last month’s Grand Bell Awards. There were a few of the same names and titles, but on the whole, I’d say the Blue Dragons were much more in line with what... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
49th Grand Bell Awards
by | October 30, 2012 | 87 Comments
‘Tis the season: Awards time is upon us! And beware of the massive photo-dump that awaits you. Here we are with the red carpet of today’s (er, yesterday in Korea) 49th Grand Bell Awards (Daejong Awards), one of the big film ceremonies of the year. Coming up later this year is another of the big... More »

Drama Casting & News
Eom Ji-won headlines new Kim Soo-hyun drama
by | July 15, 2012 | 39 Comments
Star writer Kim Soo-hyun (Thousand Day Promise, Life Is Beautiful) has a new drama in the pipeline: a 30-episode family drama called Fortune Favors the Childless, set to air on cable network jTBC. The title is hard to translate without being a million words long — it’s basically a saying that means “to have no... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
The Thieves releases introductory trailer
by | April 20, 2012 | 42 Comments
Here’s the trailer for The Thieves, which may be the movie I’m most looking forward to right now, because despite its less-than-original plot (a diamond heist that’s basically Ocean’s Eleven in Macau), it’s got a killer cast, a skilled director (Jeon Woo Chi, Tazza), and looks snazzy and fun to boot. I’ll never assume a... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Jung-jae reunites with Jeon Ji-hyun in caper film
by | March 15, 2011 | 54 Comments
When the “Korean Ocean’s Eleven” was first announced a couple months ago, we knew we could expect a big-name cast, from the attachment of A-lister Lee Jung-jae (The Housemaid) and based on the pattern established by the Hollywood franchise. And yup, the project has now brought onboard a whole slew of famous faces, starting with... More »