Bumbling Cop Movie Extreme Job with Ryu Seung Ryong Breaks One Day Movie Ticket Sales Record Held By Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days

In the recently released Netflix K-drama Kingdom, Ryu Seung Ryong and Joo Ji Hoon are on opposite sides of the zombie outbreak and political struggle, and now over the on the movie side they just engaged in another battle. Ryu Seung Ryong’s bumbling cop squad movie Extreme Job was just released at the end of January, during a slow movie time slot no less, and has turned into a massive hit. On the Sunday of it’s release week, the movie sold over 1 million tickets breaking the record held by the second installment of the Along With the Gods movie costarring Joo Ji Hoon which sold 916K tickets. I watched the preview and the movie looks hella hilarious, about a mostly incompetent drug busting cop squad who decides to run a fried chicken restaurant by day in order to do surveillance at night across the street from a known drug lord operation. Eventually they get so good at selling fried chicken they can’t focus on being cops and the two sides all collide in what looks to be a thrilling drug bust taking down a cameo by veteran leading man Hwang Jung Min. Continue reading

Netflix Zombie Sageuk Drama Kingdom Premieres to Great Reviews and Readies for Season 2 Filming

Netflix premiered the 6-episode K-drama Kingdom this past weekend and I devoured it much like the zombie hordes in the story. It was riveting and fast-paced, and the short 6-episodes flew by ending with a helluva cliffhanger. Thankfully the second … 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