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 million tickets sold. South Korea like around the world remains under COVID-19 restrictions still and this summer the Seoul region actually entered the strictest regulations yet again. So that makes Escape’s box office haul quite impressive and during a normal era this would easily have doubled the tickets sold. The reviews are solid and it has four incredibly talented acting leads with veterans Kim Yoon Seok and Heo Jun Ho playing dueling South Korean and North Korean Ambassador to Somalia, with Jo In Sung and Koo Kyu Hwan as their right hand man/intelligence officer. It’s based on a true story when the Koreas sent ambassadors to African countries to court their vote in the UN and the ambassadors to Somalia and their entourage got stuck in the Somali civil war and needed to find a way out. The collaborating together is a hallmark of South Korean movies but the usual difference in culture and politics to add the conflict.

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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

The Leads of Hit K-romance Movie The Classic 15 Years Later Have Competing Movies at the Box Office

It’s a cute coincidence and also a testament to the enduring success of the three actors in question. Most K-drama and K-movie fans. This weekend the Korean box office has a three-way battle for supremacy with three high profile movies … Continue reading