Drama Casting & News
Cuddles and fights in Hwarang’s lighthearted second teaser
by | November 29, 2016 | 98 Comments
Every time I see new promo material for KBS’s youth sageuk Hwarang, it switches gears on me—the posters seemed light and fluffy, the first teaser seemed earnest and at least trying to be serious, and the second teaser is totally goofy and slapstick. I wasn’t quite expecting this kind of humor, but at least now... More »

Drama Casting & News
The pretty and fierce guardians of Silla in first teaser for Hwarang
by | November 22, 2016 | 119 Comments
The first teaser is out for KBS’s new youth fusion sageuk Hwarang, a drama that takes place 1,500 years ago during the Silla Dynasty. The story revolves around the Hwarang warriors, known for being handsome and militarily skilled, as they exhibit their fiery passion, encounter love, and grow as men and warriors. The teaser offers... More »

Drama Casting & News
More flower boy warriors and a princess for Hwarang
by | November 3, 2016 | 79 Comments
Additional character posters are out for KBS’s upcoming fusion sageuk Hwarang. Hwarang is a fully pre-produced, coming-of-age story that takes place 1500 years ago during the Silla dynasty, centering around the Silla Hwarang warriors who were known for their flower boy looks as well as their military prowess. It’s a youth sageuk that will depict... More »

Drama Casting & News
The carefree flower warriors of Hwarang
by | November 1, 2016 | 163 Comments
Ummmmm… I don’t think so. This is not the image I was waiting half a year to see! When I hear “drama about beautiful Silla warriors,” I expect to see epic badassery, not poorly photoshopped puppies frolicking in the garden. Surely they can do better than this, right? Here’s the first poster for KBS’s upcoming... More »

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2016 Busan International Film Festival’s opening red carpet
by | October 6, 2016 | 64 Comments
And another year of red carpets and awards is upon us. The season kicked off with the opening of the 21st Busan International Film Festival, which runs October 6-15, 2016. The big star of the night was Han Ye-ri (Age of Youth), whose new independent film Chunmong (A Quiet Dream) was the opening film of... More »

Drama Casting & News
News bites: July 30, 2016
by | July 30, 2016 | 19 Comments
Choi Ji-woo, Joo Jin-mo, Jeon Hye-bin, Lee Joon Choi Ji-woo, Joo Jin-mo, Jeon Hye-bin, and Lee Joon have all confirmed Woman With a Suitcase, which will follow the fall of Choi, an office manager of a law firm who gets framed for a crime, and her eventual return to success. Joo’s a paparazzo who knows... More »

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Kim Go-eun and Yoon Yeo-jung warm hearts in Canola
by | May 20, 2016 | 55 Comments
Feel-good family film Canola (Korean title: Grandma Gye-choon) premiered on May 19 and surprisingly came out of the gate in second place at the box office, amidst current box office hits The Wailing and Captain America 3: Civil War. Yoon Yeo-jung (Dear My Friends) stars as the adorably spirited Granny Gye-choon and Kim Go-eun (Cheese... More »

Drama Casting & News
Meet the beautiful knights of Hwarang: The Beginning
by | April 4, 2016 | 209 Comments
You know what, I was wrong. Really wrong — to believe that Park Seo-joon (She Was Pretty) was good-looking in only a quirky, unconventional way, and not at all the pretty-boy way. Because looking at these freshly released promo images for KBS’s upcoming drama Hwarang: The Beginning, I found him fitting right in to the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Min-ho, Do Ji-han join the Silla flower boy ranks in Hwarang
by | February 23, 2016 | 38 Comments
When your drama centers around an elite group of warriors famous for being as beautiful as they were skilled, we can pretty much expect an explosion of flower boys in the cast. Metaphorically, that is. I like my flower boys in one piece. Hwarang: The Beginning got off to a solid start by casting Park... More »

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2015 Blue Dragon Awards
by | November 26, 2015 | 96 Comments
The Blue Dragon Film Awards are one of the biggest awards ceremonies of the year in Korean film, but this time the red carpet seemed more star-studded than usual, perhaps because it’s such a direct contrast to the Daejong Film Awards, which were held last week amidst great controversy. Already the day before the Blue... More »