The Talented and Mismatched Cast of Battleship Island Featured on Bazaar Korea

A misfit crew isn’t a derogatory observation especially when it comes to underdog tales of escape from oppression. We root for the random comrades to beat the odds and use their uniqueness to complementary advantage. That’s the feeling I get from the casting of upcoming period movie Battleship Island, the very different acting aura and visuals of the four leads Hwang Jung Min, So Ji Sub, Song Joong Ki, and Lee Jong Hyun are really heightened in their fresh off the press Bazaar Korea pictorial. Aside from a snuggle pool around So Ji Sub, the smart move to focus on the talented cast while shooting the pictorial against gray concrete walls provides synergy to the movie about Korean escaping indentured servitude. It also does a fantastic job of highlighting each of the lead’s styles, I particularly love So Ji Sub in solitude, that’s so how I picture him lounging around. Continue reading

Kim So Yeon Wins Daesang for Happy Home at 2016 Korea Drama Awards

The minor K-drama awards circuit churns on with the arrival of the 2016 Korea Drama Awards, held in connection with the Korea Drama Festival. Kim Soo Hyun finally passed the Daesang baton on, after winning last year for Producers and … Continue reading

Lee Min Ho Costars and Good Friends Turn Out En Masse for Gangnam 1970 VIP Premiere

The upcoming gangster noir period film Gangnam 1970 has basically turned into the Lee Min Ho show even if the movie has him co-headlining along with Kim Rae Won. If I were Kim Rae Won I wouldn’t let this bother … Continue reading