China’s K-ent Ban May be Lifting as Song Joong Ki and Hyun Bin Movies in Talks for Premiere But Jade Lover with Lee Jong Seok Delayed Until 2030 Due to Zheng Shuang Blacklist

The defrosting appears to have begun with China and South Korean tension that led to basically the soft ban on K-dramas airing on TV and movies in theaters in the Mainland. C-ent is reporting that Song Joong Ki and Kim Tae Ri‘s hit movie Space Sweepers (Spaceship Victory) is in talks for release in Chinese theaters which makes sense as Netflix is still not allowed in China. Hyun Bin and Hwang Jung Min‘s upcoming thriller movie Bargaining (English title The Point Men) is also in talks for release there. The 2017 finished filming C-movie Cat Man (I Love Cat Planet Person) with EXO’s Sehun will be released in theaters on March 14, 2021. On the drama side, there is hope that Park Min Young‘s period drama Braveness of the Ming with Hans Zhang will finally see the light of day, though it will be middle aged for Lee Jong Seok by the time his drama Jade Lovers with Zheng Shuang is ever aired as the drama has reportedly been postponed until 2030. Yes, you read that right, the next decade.

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Ma Dong Seok, Ha Jung Woo, and Lee Byung Hun Top 2018 Gallup Poll of Most Popular Film Actors

With the close of 2018 looming the polls are starting to reference the entire year and Gallup just released the most popular film actors as voted by the South Korean audiences for the year. Topping the list is everyone’s favorite … Continue reading

2018 Grand Bell Awards Fetes Burning as Best Film and Departed Kim Joo Hyuk Wins Best Supporting Actor

I can’t say the 2018 Grand Bell Awards (Daejong Awards) were all that exciting mostly because K-movies haven’t really excited me in recent years. There is still envelope pushing and creativity for sure but the days of Old Boy and … Continue reading

K-actor Kim Joo Hyuk Laid to Rest Surrounded by Friends, Family, and Costars

K-ent gather along with the friends and family to accompany Kim Joo Hyuk on his final journey as the actor was laid to rest. While the circumstances of his October 30th car accident remain unanswered, in the end this talented … Continue reading

Many K-stars Attend Memorial Service for Kim Joo Hyuk Including Song Joong Ki From His Own Wedding

Its with a heavy heart that K-ent’s top celebrities and many more stars trickled in one after the other to pay their respects to their deceased colleague actor Kim Joo Hyuk who passed away in a car accident on October … Continue reading

Attendees at VIP Movie Premiere of Battleship Island Reach Stratospheric Levels of Star Gazing

There may be a new standard in quality and quantity of star attendees to the VIP movie premiere of period war escape movie Battleship Island. I saw one of my faves Yoo Seung Ho trading his ruler period garb for … Continue reading

Additional Bazaar Korea Pictures of the Talented Cast of Battleship Island

The entertainment world, and most of its denizens including fans, love a good positive news story as the unexpected element to consuming the pre-produced offerings of movies and dramas. The wedding announcement of top Korean stars Song Hye Kyo and … Continue reading

The Talented and Mismatched Cast of Battleship Island Featured on Bazaar Korea

A misfit crew isn’t a derogatory observation especially when it comes to underdog tales of escape from oppression. We root for the random comrades to beat the odds and use their uniqueness to complementary advantage. That’s the feeling I get … Continue reading

Song Joong Ki, So Ji Sub, and Hwang Jung Min Bring Star Power to Movie Press Conference for Battleship Island

Other than wanting to send two out of the three male leads home to change, everything looked peachy and swell at the movie press conference for upcoming period war time film Battleship Island. Based on the real life events of … Continue reading

Movie Posters for Battleship Island Show the Korean Faces Seeking Escape from a Concrete Isle

The movie posters are out for upcoming period war era movie Battleship Island, depicting the slavery and escape of Korean citizens from the Japanese industrial island of Hashima (also known as Battleship Island or Gunkanjima). Starring So Ji Sub, Song … Continue reading