Lee Chang Dong’s Movie Burning with Yoo Ah In and Steven Yuen Gets Highest Jury Grid Score in Cannes History

It’s too bad K-netizens are so negative on all three leads of the movie Burning as this is truly an accomplishment that Korean should be basking in. The movie got a score on the jury grid of 3.8, which is the highest for all movies screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, but even more impressive is that the score is the highest ever for any movie screened at Cannes in its entire run. Starring Yoo Ah In, Steven Yuen, and newcomer Joon Jong Seo, the movie’s success rides on the well-received performance of the three leads but even more accolades are for famed South Korean director Lee Chang Dong‘s directing virtuoso in adapting a Haruki Murakami story “Barn Burning” into a riveting lyrical theatrical masterpiece. His preview movies include Secret Sunshine and Poetry, and he’s won the Best Screenplay award at Cannes before in 2010 for Poetry and of course Jeon Do Yeon won her Cannes Best Actress Award starring in his movie Secret Sunshine. At this rate Burning has a chance to win the Palm d’Or. Continue reading

Star Duo Pictures from the 2017 Baeksang Arts Award Doubles the Cuteness

Couples were not the focal point of the 2017 Baeksangs, whether onscreen pairings or real life couples, the event was mostly devoid of shippable moments for fans. An exception was seeing the Moonlight Drawn by Clouds couple Park Bo Gum … Continue reading

Song Joong Ki and Screenwriter Kim Eun Sook Take the 1-2 Position Atop the K-ent People Power List of 2016

Even topping this poll once is cause for congratulations so this is certainly the cherry on top of K-actor Song Joong Ki‘s crazy year of popularity to rank number 1 in the Power People List of 2016. It’s the 47th … Continue reading