First Look at Lee Yo Won and Yoo Ji Tae as Korean Independence Fighters in MBC Period Drama Different Dreams

MBC is borrowing a theme from last year 2018’s highest rated K-drama Mr. Sunshine, going back in history to the days of fighting for independence and Korean pride. Upcoming period drama Different Dreams (Yimong) is getting closer to its May premiere so time to check it out. I initially heard about this drama as a potential Lee Young Ae vehicle but it didn’t pan out, and in the end I think the casting of leads Lee Yo Won and Yoo Ji Tae seem more suitable to me. They are transported back to the days when Korea was under Japanese colonial rule and tell the story of the resistance fighters sacrificing in the fight for independence. Directing is the PD of Saimdang: Light’s Diary, Bride of the Century. and Tamra the Island, which explains how Im Joo Hwan ended up here as the second male lead which makes me very happy. But I’m a little concerned that the screenwriter wrote IRIS, IRIS 2, and Poseidon, all action-packed dramas that didn’t have all the sense elements in place. But the teasers look great so bring it on! Continue reading

Big Name Stars Descend on the Red Carpet Opening Night of the 2018 Busan Film Festival

If this week’s sad showing of mostly second and third tier K-stars at the Korean Drama Awards, then it was the exact opposite at the opening night red carpet of the 2018 Busan International Film Festival where I felt so … Continue reading

Elle Korea Features a Smorgasbord of K-stars for its Charitable “Share Happiness” Campaign

The holiday season is fast approaching like a freight train and with it comes holiday cheer and hopefully more charitable givings. Elle Korea has assembled a huge group of actors, actresses, and idols for it’s annual “Share Happiness” charity photo … Continue reading

18th Annual Busan Film Festival Kicks Off with K-stars Walking the Red Carpet

The 18th annual Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) kicked off yesterday in the seaside town of Busan, South Korea with lots of glam and anticipation. Featuring 301 movie selections from 70 countries shown over 10 days, BIFF has cemented its … Continue reading

Bong Joon Ho’s Hollywood Movie Snowpiercer Holds VIP Seoul Premiere

The premieres in Seoul this Summer keep getting bigger and bigger and this is one of the most star-studded to date what with the melding of Hollywood and a Korean directorial super star. Seoul was the location chosen for the … Continue reading