Song Joong Ki and Other Big Stars Attend VIP Movie Premiere for Asura Starring Jung Woo Sung, Hwang Jung Min, and Joo Ji Hoon

The premiere of a male leads packed K-movie like Asura City of Madness is certainly going to bring out the bromance friends to support the cast. To even things out plenty of female stars also arrived for the red carpet VIP premiere of the thriller movie starring Jung Woo Sung, Hwang Jung Min, and Joo Ji Hoon. Two of 2016’s big IT boys showed up in Song Joong Ki and Ryu Jun Yeol, followed by Park Seo Joon, TOP, Lee Hyun Woo, and many more. Hwang Jung Eum, Lee Yo Won, Gain, and Hong Soo Hyun were also there to liven up the proceedings a bit. Fall definitely is here as the movies are turning decidedly darker to appeal to critics and awards fodder, I have no problem with that other than my tastes now run strictly to the warm and fuzzy just for the happiness inducing kicks. On movies like this I’ll just check in if it starts racking up award and/or breaking box office records. Continue reading

EXO, Yoo Ah In, and Hyeri Lead the 2016 Forbes Korea Top 40 Celebrity Power Rankings

The list is out for Forbes Korea magazine’s annual ranking of the 40 Most Powerful Celebrities, a ranking that takes into account a whole host of factors including buzz, name recognition, successful projects, number of CFs, and so forth. I … Continue reading

K-advertisers Name Most Valuable 2016 Entertainment Brands in Korea

Brand awareness and strength is a critical assessment element in the marketing industry, and stars have long since joined in the pool of companies and products which consumers connect with. The Korean advertising association released a data set this week … Continue reading

Hyun Bin and Lee Jong Seok Lead the Star Attendance at Movie Premiere for The Himalayas

In time for the holidays and some feel good perseverance cheer comes the K-movie The Himalayas, a mountaineering tale based on a true story of a Korean expedition to find the body of a good friend who died up there. … Continue reading

Ha Jung Woo Leads the Korean Male Fans Pick of Their Top 20 Manliest K-actors

I’m always entertained by lists and polls, offering a snapshot of the general reaction to the topic at hand without needing to take it seriously. The latest list is interesting in how many selections elicited approving nods from me. tvN … Continue reading