K-stars Attend Seoul Premiere of Hollywood Movie The Magnificent Seven Costarring Lee Byung Hun

The summer blockbuster movie season has wrapped and Korean entertainment found worldwide glory with the hit zombie on trains thriller Train to Busan. Starting off the fall season an old school Western movie The Magnificent Seven which had an early one week premiere in Korea thanks to having Korean movie actor Lee Byung Hun in the cast. The movie brought out famous K-star faces including K-actress Lee Min Jung to cheer on her hubby.

While his career has rebounded since the scandal two years ago, her career unfortunately has taken a downward trend since then, which also included her time off after having a baby. Maybe her fashion sense also went because her outfit is so hideous at the premiere, while Sooyoung is so electric pink it looked like her sweater was photoshopped on the color. Nice to see Kim Woo Bin and Jin Goo out and about, with the former just done with a K-drama and the latter just signing on to star in one. Continue reading

EXO, Yoo Ah In, and Hyeri Lead the 2016 Forbes Korea Top 40 Celebrity Power Rankings

The list is out for Forbes Korea magazine’s annual ranking of the 40 Most Powerful Celebrities, a ranking that takes into account a whole host of factors including buzz, name recognition, successful projects, number of CFs, and so forth. I … Continue reading

Ha Jung Woo Leads the Korean Male Fans Pick of Their Top 20 Manliest K-actors

I’m always entertained by lists and polls, offering a snapshot of the general reaction to the topic at hand without needing to take it seriously. The latest list is interesting in how many selections elicited approving nods from me. tvN … 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