Posts Tagged ‘press conferences’

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Marine Boy press conference
by | January 5, 2009 | 11 Comments
(Be glad I resisted the urge to title the post “Marine Boy swims into theaters” — it was difficult to pass up, but I managed.) The new crime thriller Marine Boy held its production press conference on the morning of December 5, featuring its stars Jo Jae-hyun (New Heart), Park Shi-yeon (La Dolce Vita), and... More »


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Speed Scandal turns Cha Tae-hyun into a young grandpa
by | November 24, 2008 | 23 Comments
There’s some new comedy coming out, and it’s called Speed Scandal or whatever, and I guess it stars Cha Tae-hyun (My Sassy Girl) and up-and-coming Park Bo-young (King and I), who’s starting to be called the New Moon Geun-young, which comes with both good and bad strings attached. But whatever! Who cares about the movie... More »


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Spend Christmas with Romantic Island
by | November 24, 2008 | 26 Comments
Romantic Island finally makes it to the big screen. It was first announced as I Feel Happy (or I Feel Lucky), and while name changes are common, that was almost a year ago and I was starting to wonder what was up with the movie. All the actors had gone on to work on other... More »


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Press conference No. 2 for Disturbance in Her Barroom
by | November 18, 2008 | 17 Comments
*drool* I’d already posted about the upcoming comic sageuk film Disturbance in Her Barroom (check that post out for video, stills, and the first production press conference), but there were so many lovely pictures of star Lee Jung-jae at the press gathering on the 18th that I had to share. (Oh right, and his castmates... More »


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Making a splash with Disturbance in Her Barroom
by | November 5, 2008 | 14 Comments
It’s been a while since I’ve seen Lee Jung-jae in a comic role — much of his recent stuff (Typhoon, Air City) has him playing strong, in-command characters — so it’s welcome to see him embracing his goofball side in Disturbance in Her Barroom. The cast gathered on November 6 for the production press conference,... More »


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Preview event for Portrait of a Beauty
by | November 4, 2008 | 28 Comments
The film Portrait of a Beauty [미인도] held its press conference and VIP preview on November 4, and a bevy of VIPs showed up to catch an advance look at the risqué period film. It has attracted much comparison to the drama series Painter of the Wind (see trailer below), as both deal with the... More »


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“Soonjung Manhwa” press conference: XOX
by | November 3, 2008 | 13 Comments
The cast was out to promote the film made from popular internet manhwa Soonjung Manhwa (i.e., shojo manga) on November 3 in Seoul. Well, most of the cast — the production press conference featured stars Chae Jung-ahn (Coffee Prince), Super Junior’s Kang-in, and Lee Yeon-hee (East of Eden), but was missing one of its leads,... More »


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Antique press preview yields interesting fashions
by | October 28, 2008 | 68 Comments
I’ll just give you a second to let that image sink in. (I mean, really, really sink in that this is indeed two of Korea’s hottest rising pretty boys made famous by two of Korea’s biggest youth drama hits, Joo Ji-hoon of Goong and Kim Jae-wook of Coffee Prince.) October 28 was press preview day... More »


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Press day for Boys Don’t Cry
by | October 14, 2008 | 13 Comments
Lee Wan (Insoon is Pretty) and Song Chang-eui (Golden Bride) promoted their new film, Boys Don’t Cry, on October 14 at a somewhat unusual location for movie press conferences: an indoor pojangmacha (streetside food tents) in Seoul’s Cheongdam-dong neighborhood. The film takes place in 1953 following the Korean War and two youths who lose everything... More »


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Boy Meets Boy at PIFF
by | October 6, 2008 | 21 Comments
On October 5, the short film Boy Meets Boy held an open discussion at the Pusan International Film Festival with its stars Kim Hye-sung (Jenny, Juno) and Yeh Ji-won (Mixed-up Investigative Agency) and director Kim Jo Kwang Su. I remember being intrigued when I first heard about Boy Meets Boy [소년, 소년을 만나다], which marks... More »


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Preview press event for Bimong (Sad Dream)
by | September 23, 2008 | 12 Comments
“I read the script, and liked it so much it was shocking.” So said 29-year-old Lee Na-young, starring in director Kim Ki-duk‘s latest film, Bimong (Sad Dream). The film held its press preview event on September 23 at Seoul’s Yongsan CGV theater, and Lee explained her interest in the script: “More than feeling an affinity... More »