Top K-movie Stars Attend Hammer Museum Gala as Bong Joon Ho’s Movie Parasite Premieres in US to Rave Reviews and High Box Office

I see a movie in the making, or at least a tableau that typically only happens in the backstage and after party of the Baeksang Awards. K-actress Im Soo Jung posted a picture on her SNS attending a party with famous film stars Ha Jung Woo and Jo Jin Woong, along with rising young actors Park So Dam and Jang Ki Young. Missing from that picture but also in attendance at the Hammer Museum Gala in Los Angeles is top actor Song Kang Ho and his frequent collaborator and award winning director Bong Joon Ho. It’s great timing since their latest movie Parasite premiered this past weekend in the US box office to incredible reviews and a fantastic box office haul for a foreign film. K-movies are once again top of the food chain among Asian cinema and for good reason, it pushes the envelope and is entertaining to watch. Continue reading

Bong Joon Ho and Song Kang Ho Return Victorious From Cannes 2019 and Get Coincidentally Photobombed by Kristen Stewart at Incheon Arrivals

Korea’s undisputed top movie director (as of now) returned to the country triumphant, with the top prize from the illustrious Cannes Film Festival and also his muse beside him. Bong Joon Ho and Song Kang Ho arrived at Incheon airport … Continue reading

Ma Dong Seok, Ha Jung Woo, and Lee Byung Hun Top 2018 Gallup Poll of Most Popular Film Actors

With the close of 2018 looming the polls are starting to reference the entire year and Gallup just released the most popular film actors as voted by the South Korean audiences for the year. Topping the list is everyone’s favorite … Continue reading

2017 Blue Dragon Awards Rewards Hit Movie A Taxi Driver and Shares Tearful Remembrance of Actor Kim Joo Hyuk

The just held more elite Blue Dragon Awards this weekend in Seoul celebrated the cinematic achievements of South Korean cinema in 2017 and also memorialized the life and acting works of deceased actor Kim Joo Hyuk. There were basically three … Continue reading

First Annual Seoul Awards Creates New Red Carpet and Winners in Drama and Film Categories

This week K-ent decided to create a new awards show on top of the countless ones already in existence. The 1st ever Seoul Awards, not to be confused with the Seoul Drama Awards, took place this week to honor both … Continue reading

Safe and Boring K-star Fashion Trend Continues at 2017 Grand Bell Awards Red Carpet

There was a whole lotta solid primary colors and not a whole lotta creativity at the fashion rundown of the 2017 Grand Bell Awards (Daejong). White was the predominate color of choice for the ladies gowns, and the non-white ones … Continue reading

Ladies Steal the Red Carpet at the VIP Premiere for A Taxi Driver with Song Kang Ho, Yoo Hae Jin, and Ryu Jun Yeol

Ladies ruled the red carpet, with a surprising easy on the eyes green movie poster background, at the VIP premiere of K-movie A Taxi Driver. This movie pairs veteran Song Kang Ho with German actor Thomas Kretschmann for a real life … Continue reading

Korean and Chinese Audiences Differing Taste Shows in Favorite Actors, Dramas, Variety Shows, and Singers

The different tastes of the Chinese and Korean audiences is once more at the forefront as a new poll taken of one thousand voters revealed results that differed some in quality while still hewing to similar popularity barometers. Song Joong … Continue reading

The Throne Selected as the Official Korean Movie Submission for the Best Foreign Picture Oscar

For a group that just filmed a real life historical tragedy of operatic proportions, the cast of upcoming sageuk movie The Throne (Sado) continue to look positively glowing and happy while doing promotions for the movie. Clearly everyone really got along, … Continue reading

The Throne with Yoo Ah In and Song Kang Ho Looks Intense and Riveting in Full Movie Trailer and Stills

September 15th will see the premiere of intense sageuk film The Throne (Korean title Sado), which might end up dethroning the current number 1 movie at the Korean box office by the same leading man. Yoo Ah In‘s cops-and-robbers thriller … 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