Netflix K-drama Kingdom Drops Tense and Thrilling First Stills and Teaser

There are two sageuk zombie projects slated for year end 2018 and the first to arrive was the movie Rampant (Outbreak) with Hyun Bin and Jang Dong Gun which premiered first in the box office but has since then petered out and will likely net less than it’s $15 million budget domestically and will need international and streaming sales later on to recoup. Reviews have said the characterization is wafer thin but that shouldn’t be a problem for the next to arrive zombie project the Netflix produced K-drama Kingdom with an 8-episode rather than 2-hour feature film length. Starring Joo Ji Hoon, Bae Doo Na, and Ryu Seung Ryong, it looks just like Rampant at first blush with a crown prince, evil court official, and concerned ordinary woman in the mix. I think the drama looks fantastic even without the comparison to Rampant but I legit don’t know how it’s possible for the protagonists to escape Joseon era zombies without the aid of a train, plane, or automobile. Take a boat to Jeju, maybe? Continue reading

Cadre of Big K-stars Attend VIP Movie Premiere for Thriller 7 Days of Night

The movie looks gripping and packed with star power in a good way with leads Jang Dong Gun and Ryu Seung Ryong combining both billing weight and acting acclaim. Thriller movie 7 Days of Night held its VIP movie premiere … Continue reading

First Look at Suzy’s Period K-movie The Sound of a Flower with Award Winning Actor Ryu Seung Ryong

Suzy‘s casting as the female lead opposite Kim Woo Bin in 2016’s highly anticipated  melodrama Arbitrarily Fond by screenwriter Lee Kyung Hee has certainly garnered buzz, but it’s a mixed bag that seems to be the typical reaction following any … Continue reading

Korea CF Power Rankings for January 2015 Provide Popularity Snapshot of the Year So Far

I thought the three long haired ladies would remain 1-2-3 for the foreseeable future but already one very well-loved variety superstar has wedged himself between them to start of 2015. The rankings are out for the month of January 2015 … Continue reading

Top 10 CF Stars in Korea for October 2014 Reveals the Entire Year Popular Trend

I don’t cover the monthly Korean Advertising Agency rankings for top CF stars in Korea since it mostly stays the same from month to month. But the end of 2014 is right around the corner and a quick glance at … Continue reading

K-stars Including Jung Woo Sung and Lee Jung Jae in InStyle Korea for Good Downloader Campaign

It’s the 5th year the Korean entertainment industry has run its annual Good Downloader Campaign aimed at curbing piracy and illegal downloads. Good luck with that, but the campaign always gets the most famous and gorgeous stars to participate and … Continue reading

Winners and Pretty Outfits from the 49th Baeksang Awards

Kim Min Hee is having arguably the best year of her life – she’s the newest Best Actress (Film) winner at the just completed 49th Baeksang Awards, and her newly outed relationship with Jo In Sung lit up the news … Continue reading

K-stars Attend Masquerade Movie Premiere Starring Lee Byung Hun and Han Hyo Joo

This is about as high wattage as it gets for movie premieres in South Korea. The upcoming Joseon-era sageuk movie Gwanghae: The Man Who Became King (English title Masquerade) starring Lee Byung Hun, Han Hyo Joo, and Ryu Seung Ryong … Continue reading

Twelve Critically Acclaimed Actors in the Anniversary Edition of Vogue Korea

Woah, Mamma Mia! To celebrate its 16th anniversary in publication, Vogue Korea rounded up a who’s who of Korean male actors ranging from the esteemed veteran (Ahn Sung Ki) to the youngest little wunderkind (that would be Yoo Seung Ho). … Continue reading