2022 Busan International Film Festival Kicks Off Opening Night Festivities Feting Legendary HK Actor Tony Leung and Bringing K-stars Galore Ready to Screen New Films

This year is the 27th annual Busan International Film Festival and it’s back to the star-studded glory days of red carpet throngs and plenty of slow waves. Unfortunately the K-stars stuck to their tried and true boring fashion, a slew of black dresses with the rare color showing up. The men fared much better as the classic tux is never out of style and some went with cool lining, textures on the jacket, and embellishments. The big award of the night went to Hong Kong actor Tony Leung as basically a lifetime achievement award and was it deserved for sure. I can’t wait to see how the festival movies are received with plenty of exciting flicks on deck to debut here at BIFF.

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Vogue Korea Picks the Four Hottest K-ent Ahjusshi Male Leads as Kim Hee Soon, Lee Jung Jae, Park Hae Soo, and Shin Ha Kyun

You’ll get no quibbles from me for this collection of four aged like fine whiskey hotties but it easily can expand to 8 or even 12 because K-ent actually does have plenty of great, plenty sexy male actors in the … Continue reading

2021 Baeksang Awards Releases Votes Received and Informative Behind the Scenes Discussion

Well this will put naysayers and conspiracy theorists to rest (I hope). The 2021 Baeksangs Awards released tons of behind the scenes information related to the voting for the winners and hold your horses because this stuff is super illuminating. … Continue reading

Beyond Evil Wins Best Drama at 2021 Baeksang Awards with Shin Ha Kyun and Kim So Yeon Taking Home the Best Acting Awards

A nicely laudatory ceremony for the 2021 Baeksang Awards wrapped up tonight in South Korea and I’m pretty happy with the results. The Daesang went to Yoo Jae Suk for his continued exemplary work as a variety star and host, … Continue reading

K-actor Ryu Deok Hwan Gets Married with Top Star Friends in Attendance Including Shin Ha Kyun, Ryu Seung Ryong, Park Shin Hye, and Kim Jae Wook

Weddings have been cancelled or postponed for over a year in many countries since the pandemic started it’s actually nice to see one happen with a semblance of normalcy. K-actor Ryu Deok Hwan got married in Seoul over the weekend, … Continue reading

2021 Baeksang Award Nominations are Out with a Murderers Row of Nominees in the Drama Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor Categories

The 2021 Baeksang Arts Award nominations came out five days ago but I didn’t have a chance to write about it since the news was overshadowed by the hullabaloo that was the production of MBC drama Time and things surrounding … Continue reading

jTBC Fri-Sat Thriller Beyond Evil is a Masterclass in Brilliant Male Lead Acting and a Shaky Story Construct

I’m ambivalent about newly arrived jTBC Fri-Sat drama Beyond Evil (Monster) because it feels like it’s trying to be smarter than it actually is. Sometimes a good thriller is about following the breadcrumbs instead of feinting left, right, and all … Continue reading

Shin Ha Kyun and Yeo Jin Gu Team Up to Solve Past and Present Murder Cases in jTBC Drama Beyond Evil and One of Them May Be the Evil

The posters and teasers for upcoming jTBC Fri-Sat drama Beyond Evil (Korean title Monster) definitely wants audiences to be uncertain going into the drama whether the male leads are good or bad. Coupling up veteran Shin Ha Kyun with youngster … Continue reading