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 The Host feel in the rear view mirror. The Best Film winner this year was actually a film that got a lot of press both domestic and international – indie thriller┬áBurning with Yoo Ah In and Steven Yuen took home the big prize and makes me even more curious to watch what is by all accounts a character and acting driven piece with a slow burn (pun intended). What got the most press was deceased actor Kim Joo Hyuk taking home both Best Supporting Actor for Believer and also a commemorative special award on what is close to the first anniversary of his untimely passing in a car accident. The awards fashions were once again a miss other than Seolhyun stealing the show in a red dress with black lining that draped and flared wonderfully on the red carpet. 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

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 … 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