Jung Yumi and Yoona Win Acting Awards at the 2019 Women in Film Festival

2019 was a good year for the Korean box office, with a new movie sitting pretty at the number 2 spot for highest box office of all time list with Extreme Job. We also had two other movies crack the top 25 in Parasite and Exit, and all three movies had strong female roles. The disaster escape movie Exit gave Yoona her first big movie break and she really picked a good movie and got a great male lead in Jo Jung Seok who singlehandedly carried that movie on his versatile back. He was the heart and soul of the film (and his parents) when I watched it, and found Yoona really solid and much improved. This week she took home a Best New Actress award at the 2019 Women in Film Festival in Seoul, and taking home the Best Actress prize was Jung Yumi for her performance in the feminist movie 1982 Born Kim Ji Young. Yoona was there in person to accept her award and it’s great that there is a film festival event focusing on women in South Korean films. Continue reading

Bevy of Big Name K-stars Descend on Opening Night of 2019 Busan International Film Festival

Now this is more like it! The opening night red carpet of the 2019 Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) really delivered the wow factor with many famous names and faces showing up to support the local film industry. The big … Continue reading

2019 Asia Artist Awards Lines Up Top K-stars Yoona, Park Min Young, Ji Chang Wook, Jang Dong Gun, Jung Hae In and More

The Asia Artist Awards started only three years ago in 2016 created by a few cable networks. This year it’s going to be held in Vietnam and announced as the MCs are singer Leeteuk and actress Lim Ji Yeon. The … Continue reading

Asia Artist Awards 2018 Delivers True Popularity Contest Winners and Typical K-fashion Styles

The Asia Artist Awards are the true purveyors of a popularity contest and if it wasn’t for actors and actresses getting random awards along with the idol and pop stars I’d probably not cover it. This year the highlight was … Continue reading

K-stars in Collective Fashion Funk at Movie Premiere for The Negotiation with Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin

I feel like such a grumpy pants after seeing the Korean stars walk the VIP red carpet at the movie premiere for thriller The Negotiation starring Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin. Both leads were doing some sort of stylized … Continue reading

KBS Releases 2018 Ranking of South Korea’s Top Entertainer Beauties of All Time

The list is subjective of course but I’m always curious to see if the populace views beauty how I may perceive it. The 2018 list of 30 Top Korean Beauties of All Time and I foresee debate over the top … Continue reading