Kim Hye Soo Tussles with Jo In Sung in First Still from K-movie Smuggling with the Director of Escape from Mogadishu, Veteran, and The Berlin File

Last year in 2021 there were actually quite a few decent movies and one of the biggest hits (in a pandemic impacted box office) was Escape from Mogadishu. We will never know how much money this movie would have taken in during a normal era but it was still a success and got lots of nominations and wins in the subsequent awards season. It’s from acclaimed director Ryu Seung Won who also directed tons of well known movies including Battleship Island, Veteran, The Berlin File, and The Unjust. He frequent reunites with top actors and actresses once they work with him and for his next movie Smuggling he’s got Jo In Sung back in front of the camera. The story centers around two women running a smuggling operation in a seaside town in the 1970’s played by Kim Hye Soo and Yeom Jung Ah, and holy smokes two Queens in one screen sounds legit on fire. The first movie still is out showing Jo In Sung holding a knife to a tied up Kim Hye Soo who doesn’t look cowed in the least.

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2021 Blue Dragon Film Award Nominations Led by Leads and Films Escape From Mogadishu, The Book of Fish, and Space Sweepers

The nominations are out for the 2021 year end Blue Dragon Film Awards, which only fetes the big screen works and remains the most prestigious of the cinematic only prizes in South Korea. This year the nominations are a mix … Continue reading

Jo In Sung, Kim Yoon Seok, Heo Jun Ho, Koo Kyu Hwan and Cast of Hit Movie Escape From Mogadishu Celebrate Breaking 3 Million Tickets Sold

The year long delay was no deterrent for potboiler political action flick Escape From Mogadishu, the Korean movie this weekend became the biggest box office hit in South Korea this year 2021. It overtook Black Widow and now has 3 … Continue reading

Collection of the Tallest K-actors in 2020 for Your Viewing Pleasure

I’ve watched K-dramas for so many years I’m almost inured to how insanely good looking the actors are and many who have equal talent to boot as well. Recently two dramas had me doing double takes and marveling at how … Continue reading

Kim Soo Hyun and Hyun Bin Top the 2020 Highest Paid Korean Actors in Television

This list will likely change heading into 2021 but for now we’re in 2020 so let’s take a look at who among the K-actors is leading the bankability and raking in the dough on K-drama land. Kim Soo Hyun comes … Continue reading

Jo In Sung in Talks for New Noh Hee Kyung Penned Drama After Doing It’s Okay, It’s Love and That Winter, the Wind Blows with Her

Three time will once again be the charm, I’m confident of it, with the reported reunion of K-actor Jo In Sung with his now drama muse screenwriter Noh Hee Kyung. Or maybe he’s her muse, because the two have done … Continue reading

Jo In Sung, Park Bo Young Lead Winners of the 2018 KCA Consumer Choice Awards

This is kinda a random award but apparently it’s the 23rd year of it so go figure. The 2018 KCA (Korean Consumer Association) Consumer Day Awards took place in Seoul this week with winners from the drama, movie, and music … Continue reading

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