Jung Yumi and Yoona Win Acting Awards at the 2019 Women in Film Festival

2019 was a good year for the Korean box office, with a new movie sitting pretty at the number 2 spot for highest box office of all time list with Extreme Job. We also had two other movies crack the top 25 in Parasite and Exit, and all three movies had strong female roles. The disaster escape movie Exit gave Yoona her first big movie break and she really picked a good movie and got a great male lead in Jo Jung Seok who singlehandedly carried that movie on his versatile back. He was the heart and soul of the film (and his parents) when I watched it, and found Yoona really solid and much improved. This week she took home a Best New Actress award at the 2019 Women in Film Festival in Seoul, and taking home the Best Actress prize was Jung Yumi for her performance in the feminist movie 1982 Born Kim Ji Young. Yoona was there in person to accept her award and it’s great that there is a film festival event focusing on women in South Korean films. Continue reading

Ji Sung Wins the SBS Drama Awards Daesang for Defendant and Lights Up the Event with Wife Lee Bo Young

The year end 2017 SBS Drama Awards was really the Ji Sung and Lee Bo Young show, with the married acting couple basically turning the event into their own lovey dovey showcase and honestly that’s fine with me. They are … Continue reading

Gong Yoo and Ma Dong Seok Protect Loved Ones From Speedy Zombies in Exhilarating Train to Busan

A teaming horde of zombies descended on Seoul this weekend as the highly anticpated summer popcorn flick Train to Busan premiered. Starring Gong Yoo as a workaholic dad taking his daughter to Busan, the movie follows his story along with … Continue reading