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Drama Casting & News
Cinderella Man production press conference
by | April 2, 2009 | 47 Comments
I admit to poking a bit of fun at MBC’s upcoming series Cinderella Man, but I will say from photos of the drama’s production press conference, it does have one good-looking cast. (Of course, merely casting pretty actors never ensures quality, but when you’re approaching a drama with low expectations of the body-switching, weirdly-cast, cliché-ridden... More »

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Production press conference for Insadong Scandal
by | March 30, 2009 | 27 Comments
Actor Kim Rae-won described his latest project, art-themed Insadong Scandal, as a “bold choice” to cap off his twenties at the March 30 production press conference. With his army enlistment approaching, this will be the last project of his twenties for the 28-year-old Kim, which he’d chosen carefully for that reason. He describes the role... More »

Drama Casting & News
Sending off East of Eden
by | March 9, 2009 | 160 Comments
With East of Eden finally heading to its close this week — Tuesday will broadcast its final episode — the drama’s stars Song Seung-heon and Yeon Jung-hoon gave a closing press conference on the afternoon of Monday, March 9, at Seoul’s Lotte Hotel. Since I haven’t been covering this drama in detail, you can consider... More »

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From the set of Insadong Scandal
by | February 6, 2009 | 38 Comments
I can’t say I’m exactly excited about the new art-themed movie Insadong Scandal, but I do really like Kim Rae-won (Gourmet), who acts with an effortless charm. (On the other hand, “Korea’s Madonna” Uhm Jung-hwa (Seducing Mr. Perfect) is a little hit or miss for me… and I’m sorry to be shallow, but her face... More »

Drama Casting & News
Return of Iljimae meets the press
by | January 7, 2009 | 24 Comments
MBC’s Return of Iljimae held its production press conference on January 7, featuring its lead actor, Jung Il-woo, who will attempt to make his hero as much a success as Lee Junki did in SBS’s drama last year. When asked about the burden of following such a successful take on the character, Jung replied that... More »

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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 »