Nam Joo Hyuk and Han Ji Min Reunited at the Handprint Ceremony for the Blue Dragon Awards

It’s a tear-free and lovely reunion for costars Nam Joo Hyuk and Han Ji Min at the handprint ceremony for the 2018 Blue Dragon Awards. They, along with previous year winners Kim Hyang Gi and Kim Da Mi, put their hands into a mold to commemorate their awards in the acting categories. Han Ji Min and Nam Joo Hyuk surpassed all my expectations in both acting and chemistry together earlier this year with jTBC drama The Light in Your Eyes (Dazzling), which will probably end the year as my pick for best drama of 2019. It’s great to see both doing so well having had some rough patches with bad drama picks and lackluster performances, it’s always more important to move on and keep improving. Continue reading

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 … 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