Posts Tagged ‘Kim Hye-soo’

Drama Casting & News
2013 KBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2013 | 159 Comments
Here’s the last of this year’s drama awards over at KBS, where God of the Workplace, Good Doctor, and Secret were the big winners of the evening. Unsurprisingly, Kim Hye-soo took home the Daesang for her performance in God of the Workplace. She’s fabulous; her outfit, not so much. Just wait for it. Joo-won took... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
2013 Blue Dragon Film Awards
by | November 22, 2013 | 106 Comments
Fall marks the start of awards season, and today we have the 34th Blue Dragon Film Awards, one of the major film industry ceremonies, along with the Grand Bell (Daejong) Awards earlier this month and the Baeksang Awards in the spring. You’ll recognize many familiar faces, not just from the other festivals and ceremonies this... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: YMCA Baseball Team
by | October 6, 2013 | 11 Comments
I picked up a copy of YMCA Baseball Team because it had all the ingredients for success in the credits. The cast boasts big stars like Song Kang-ho, Kim Hye-soo, and Hwang Jung-min. The writer-director Kim Hyun-suk was later responsible for the modestly enjoyable Cyrano Agency. It’s got a great period setting at the turn of... More »


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Movie Review: Tazza: The High Rollers
by | August 5, 2013 | 18 Comments
Although it would fail to reach the lofty numbers set by The Host in the summer, Tazza: The High Rollers would turn out to be the big film of the fall of 2006. Building upon the success of his heist film of 2004, The Big Swindle, director Choi Dong-hoon’s Tazza returns to the world of... More »


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Character posters for The Face Reader
by | July 6, 2013 | 62 Comments
What cool posters. Here’s another peek at the quirky and mysterious sageuk The Face Reader’s cast, featured in mesmerizing (and slightly jarring) close-up. I can’t stop staring at them, even though they’re kind of unnerving. Or is that why I can’t look away? Of course the extreme focus on faces is thematically relevant to the... More »


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The Face Reader’s hilarious meta teasers
by | June 29, 2013 | 44 Comments
I was already looking forward to The Face Reader for its star-studded cast: Song Kang-ho, Kim Hye-soo, and Lee Jung-jae in one movie is nothing to scoff at, and then you throw funny scene-stealer Jo Jung-seok and noona-killer Lee Jong-seok in the mix, and I’m lining up at the door. But then the movie released... More »


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Movie Review: The Thieves
by | June 8, 2013 | 109 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 »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Hye-soo juggles 124 talents for God of the Workplace
by | March 22, 2013 | 39 Comments
Only a couple weeks till KBS’s God of the Workplace lifts its curtain, and from all the promo materials we’ve seen thus far, it looks like we can anticipate a light, upbeat workplace rom-com. I understand that the Japanese drama on which this is based (Pride of the Temp) is slice-of-life and light on the... More »


Drama Casting & News
More stills from God of the Workplace
by | March 15, 2013 | 48 Comments
Office dramas can be hit or miss, but I’m keeping one eye on KBS’s God of the Workplace because when they hit, I find them light and funny and simple. (When they miss, they can be boring and dry. But then I think fondly of the good ones like Dal Ja’s Spring, which is my... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lighthearted first teaser for KBS’s God of the Workplace
by | March 12, 2013 | 29 Comments
The first teaser is out for KBS’s upcoming office drama titled God of the Workplace, and so far it looks light and funny. The drama had initially been called Please Come Back, Miss Kim, and after seeing the short-n-sweet preview, I do wish they’d kept the title. Or tweaked it, perhaps. But God of the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Hye-soo’s new rom-com changes title, adds to cast
by | February 27, 2013 | 30 Comments
First of all, we’ve got a title change for the drama formerly known as Please Come Back, Miss Kim; it’s now called God of the Workplace. I can’t tell which is better (or worse, really) because the first title was neither here nor there, but the new one has even less personality. Oh well. In... More »