Gong Yoo Leads Off the 2018 January Movie Star Rankings Even Without an Acting Project in 2017

An entire year and a half without a movie, and also an entire year without a drama on top of that, and still top Hallyu star Gong Yoo leads off the first 2018 Korean movie star poll rankings ahead of two heavyweights. Coming in second place is Ha Jung Woo starring in the biggest box office hit drama in years with Along With the Gods, with third place being Kang Dong Won who had a cameo in hit movie 1987 last December and is ramping up for the mid-February release of his upcoming movie Golden Slumber. Beyond the top three behemoth stalwarts of Korean movie stars, the remainder of the January 2018 rankings are Kim Tae Ri in 4th, 5th place being her Mr. Sunshine male lead Lee Byung Hun, 6th spot goes to Park Seo Joon, teen actress Kim Hyang Gi from Along With the Gods in 7th and another Along star Cha Tae Hyun in 8th, with Son Ye Jin in 9th and Lee Jong Seok in 10th place for the top ten. Continue reading

Star-studded Cast of Fantasy Death K-movie Along With the Gods Holds Press Conference

The year end holiday season will have a star-studded big-budget K-movie to look forward to, and hopefully end the Korean box office for 2017 on a high note. Fantasy death movie Along With the Gods (Two Worlds) is adapted from … Continue reading

Kim Woo Bin Leads a Smaller Parade of Stars at the 16th Jeonju International Film Festival

Last week was the opening ceremony of the 16th annual Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF), the second largest film festival in Korea but still a ways away from the star-studded glitz of the largest film festival in the Busan. JIFF … Continue reading

The 50th Annual Baeksang Awards Wrap Up with Jeon Ji Hyun and Song Kang Ho Winning the Daesang

The 50th annual Baeksang Art Awards concluded last night and actually managed to not render me wholly disappointed even with next to zero expectations. I can’t say the entire endeavor rewarded and feted the most deserving movies, dramas, actors, and … Continue reading