Posts Tagged ‘Kim Jung-tae’

Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Miracle in Cell No. 7
by | March 10, 2014 | 67 Comments
Out of last year’s biggest hits, perhaps none is as much of a household name as Miracle in Cell No. 7, which was not only the highest-grossing film of the year but also the third highest-grossing domestic film of all time, trailed only by The Thieves and The Host. No small feat, that’s for sure.... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Ryu Seung-ryong and Park Shin-hye as a daddy-daughter duo
by | December 7, 2012 | 65 Comments
Aw. How cute. Ryu Seung-ryong has another movie coming out, and this time he plays Park Shin-hye’s dad in a quirky comedy about a convicted killer with the mind of a child. From Casanova to king-maker to daughter-crazy kook? This guy gets the best roles. The movie is called The Gift of Room 7, named... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Dream High 2: Series Wrap-up
by | March 26, 2012 | 154 Comments
As you know, we started out with hopes for Dream High 2 that quickly fizzled, and recaps were dropped after the first two weeks. I don’t regret that choice in the least, but I did continue watching the show out of curiosity, and now that it’s over, I’m weighing in with some overall thoughts on... More »


Drama Recaps
Dream High 2: Episode 4
by | February 7, 2012 | 179 Comments
We’re given hints at the potential conflicts of a few more characters, but as usual, what we get are crumbs. In attempting to give too many characters adequate screentime, you end up shafting everybody; it would have been vastly more effective to establish rapport with two or three kids, then work in the support crew.... More »


Drama Recaps
Dream High 2: Episode 3
by | February 6, 2012 | 126 Comments
It’s time to set up rivalries all around, but to be honest, I found myself struggling to care in this episode, though it did pick up somewhat in the latter half. Most of the hour was spent rehashing conflicts we already knew about, though the rivalry between Hae-sung and Ri-an has hints of promise and... More »


Drama Recaps
Dream High 2: Episode 2
by | January 31, 2012 | 178 Comments
It feels sorta familiar, and yet totally different. That’s probably a good thing for a franchise show, because you want the brand to be recognizable, but who wants to see the same thing all over again? That said, there are certain things Dream High 2 does differently than its predecessor which work for this season,... More »


Drama Recaps
Dream High 2: Episode 1
by | January 30, 2012 | 137 Comments
It’s time to Dream Higherererer with a whole new cast of characters, and a whole new universe as well. As it turns out Season 2 is no dummy – we don’t just pick up where we left off, or reboot to square one with the same narrative and a different cast. Phew. One bullet dodged.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Dream High 2′s official poster released
by | January 12, 2012 | 77 Comments
We’ve had teaser stills and other images, but here’s the first official poster for Dream High 2, the aspiring-idols-with-dreamin’-hearts-and-dancing-feet drama hoping to match the original series’ popularity. Looks like Kang So-ra and idol-turned-actor Jung Jin-woon are the underdogs, if we’re going by the poster, with the top dogs looking down on them (literally). They are,... More »


Drama Casting & News
2011 MBC Drama Awards
by | December 30, 2011 | 121 Comments
Oh, MBC. I can always count on you for some awards-time whatthefuckery. Three years ago it was split Daesangs (daesang = Grand Prize), giving the same award to Kim Myung-min and Song Seung-heon and doubling awards in every category. Two years ago, there were more split awards, and last year we had the bizarre “Character... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Jung-tae joins Dream High 2
by | November 30, 2011 | 35 Comments
Okay, my interest in this drama just shot straight up. I mean, I know, the singing and dancing is the reason to watch, but the best things about the original Dream High were the runaway comedic performances by the teachers. And now, my favorite ajusshi star of late, Kim Jung-tae (Can’t Lose, Girl K) has... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Shin Eun-kyung and Kim Jung-tae star in new film
by | November 1, 2011 | 36 Comments
Shin Eun-kyung (Flames of Desire) will be making a comeback to the big screen opposite one of my favorite rising stars of late, Kim Jung-tae (Can’t Lose, Miss Ripley). I say rising not because he’s new, since Kim has been a supporting actor for many a moon, but because his star is rising only now... More »