Gong Yoo and Jung Yumi Hang with Ha Jung Woo’s The Handmaiden Stars at Cannes 2016

The shiny Korean stars at this year’s 2016 Cannes Film Festival wasn’t only Gong Yoo and Jung Yumi, there to promote zombie thriller Train to Busan. Also at the French beach city are top actors Ha Jung Woo and Jo Jin Woong for their period movie The Handmaiden (Agasshi), along with female leads Kim Min Hee and Kim Tae Ri. The two groups even met up as evidenced by the uber cute picture of Gong Yoo sandwiched between Ha Jung Woo and Jo Jin Woong and the much too lucky Jung Yumi.

The Handmaiden is getting tons of attention not just for the excellent cast but also for the movie coming from the directing and writing hands of top Korean director Park Chan Wook (Vengeance trilogy and many more movies), based on an original same name novel by Sarah Waters. Korea is definitely sending its best and brightest to represent at Cannes, here’s hoping the movies are as entertaining as seeing the stars enjoying the film festival. Continue reading

Korean Ladies Magazine Picks Top 10 Favorite K-actors as of March 2016

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A recent Korean ladies magazine poll at the end of March is an interesting peek into how the domestic female viewers feel about how the hot Korean actors the English-speaking drama world fangirls over. It’s not the same list, that’s … Continue reading

Sensible Film and Acting Nominees List Released for 51st Annual Grand Bell Awards

The nominees are out for the 51st annual Grand Bell Awards, the Korean equivalent of the Academy Awards to honor the industry’s best and brightest films and movie stars for the calendar year. This year the only K-movie I watched from … Continue reading

Love Fiction with Gong Hyo Jin and Ha Jung Woo Holds Star-Studded Movie Premiere

It’s nice to be well established movie stars in Korea, because when they pair up and have a movie premiere, all your pretty and talented colleagues show up to support you. Love Fiction with Gong Hyo Jin and Ha Jung Woo … Continue reading