Fifth Annual KCON USA to Take Place in New York on June 24-25 and Los Angeles on July 29-31 2016/03/13, Source,
KCON NY welcomes fans back to The Prudential Center and KCON LA returns to the Staples Center The world's largest Korean culture convention and music festival celebrates its fifth anniversary this year, and today announced dates and venues for its two U.S. locations in the New York metropolitan area and Los Angeles. This year's KCON NY will return to The Prudential Center and expand to two days with two concerts on June 24-25. KCON LA will kick off a month later, taking place over three days from July 29-31 at the Staples Center,...More
KCON 2015 USA Rocked both Coasts with over 75,000 in Attendance in Its Fourth Year 2015/08/10, Source,
After three years of exponential growth, KCON 2015 USA presented by Toyota (www.kconusa.com) expanded for the first time to a bicoastal event, with three days of panels, workshops, and star-studded k-pop concerts held at the Los Angeles Convention Center and Staples Center in LA, in addition to a one day convention and concert held at the Prudential Center in the New York metro area. Over 75,000 fans of Korean entertainment and culture attended KCON 2015 USA, with 58,000 fans converging on the flagship event in LA, and another 17,000 celebrating KCON's arrival to the east coast,...More
KCON Drama Stars Announcement - Kim Soo-hyeon-I, Daniel Henney, Son Ho-joon, Ki Hong Lee 2015/07/10,
Largest North American Festival for All Things Hallyu Confirms Appearances by Top Drama Stars, plus Writer and Director. KCON 2015 USA presented by Toyota, America's biggest event for All Things Hallyu is going big on drama in 2015 with confirmed appearances by top actors from television and film from Korea and the U.S. being featured at the annual celebration alongside the many top K-Pop artists previously announced. Living up to its mission to bring fans the most comprehensive celebration of all aspects of Korean entertainment, KCON 2015 USA has just confirmed stars Kim Soo-hyeon-I, Daniel Henney, Son Ho-joon and Ki Hong Lee to participate in the Los Angeles dates of the event. (Bios below),...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "My Father" 2014/05/30,
James Parker (played by Daniel Henney) is in a similar position to many other internationally adopted Koreans. He wants to find out what happened to his birth parents. From the beginning "My Father" does a good job establishing the ambiguity of this goal. The first thing his adoptive family does is worry, and his sister, also adopted from Korea, points out that James may not like what he finds. A father on death row? Yeah, that's trouble.
"My Father" is in the strange place of seeming too preposterous and melodramatic to be plausible, yet as the credits sequence clearly illustrates, the basic outline of events here was in fact based on a true story,...More
An interview with movie director Hwang Dong-hyeok 2014/02/10, Source,
-You have a high-pitched and loud voice.
Im just a fun guy. I crack jokes in this voice and cheer people up when drinking. When I said I would be the director of "The Crucible", my friends wondered why I make such a movie.
-Your debut film "My Father"" (2007) and "Miss Granny" are all about families.
Both movies are about my family. "My Father" is in line with a short film, which I made while studying in the U.S. I was strongly impressed when my aunt who was adopted by an American family came to Korea to her mother, who is my grandmother. My mother lost her husband at 29 like Nah Moon-hee in "Miss Granny". She also lives with my grandmother,...More
Daniel Henney's flowery look 2013/09/26, Source,
Movie actor Daniel Henney potsed pictures of himself in a photo shoot of ELLE on his Twitter on the 26th.
He looks humorous in the pictures as he is tugging on his scarf with a joking face. He also looks like a trot singer the way he slightly bites his lip,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Spy" 2013/09/06,
At one point in this movie, a character, besieged by attackers, aims his gun at an ordinary household object. Upon firing, the object explodes. The discriminating viewer may ask themselves at this point, would that particular item actually explode if all you did was fire a gun at it? This question having been broached, I leave it to you to ask yourself "do I care?"
"The Spy" is a rollicking comedy action flick which does a good job demonstrating how just because a movie relies on dumb cliches and predictable plot twists doesn't necessarily mean it's a bad movie,...More
The Spy (2013) 2013/09/06, Source,
Genres: Action and Comedy
Running Time: 121 min.
Directed by: Lee Seung-joon-I
Starring: Moon So-ri, Seol Kyeong-gu, Daniel Henney, Han Ye-ri
Synopsis: Cheol-soo is the best secret agent in Korea, but at home he is a loving husband who's intimidated by his Flight attendant wife Yeong-hui, who doesn't know what her husband really does for a living. One day, Cheol-soo goes to Thailand on a secret mission and happens to see his wife there with a suspicious good-looking man named Ryan. This gets his hands full with the mission and spying on his wife,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2013/08/31, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★★ "Moebius": A father driven into desire, a son coveting that of his father's, and the sorrowful maternity that hovers them into tragedy. (09/05)
★★★★ "The Spy": One of Korea's top intelligence agents head to Thailand to uncover the mystery behind an explosion in Seoul, but his mission crosses paths with his wife's business trip. (09/05),...More
Daniel Henney cast in Chinese romantic comedy 2012/10/23, Source, Daniel Henney has been cast in a Chinese romantic comedy called, "F.I.P".
Henney has recently starred in the popular American Drama "Hawaii Five-O" Season 3 as a special guest and he's been cast for the comedy movie "F.I.P" right after along with Chinese star Fan Bingbing. He's been keeping busy with 4 movies that are to be released in 2013,...More
'Battleship' Director Talks of Love of Korea Ahead of World Premiere in Seoul 2012/04/06, Source,
Peter Berg, director of the US$200 million Hollywood blockbuster "Battleship", which will have its world premiere in Korea next Wednesday, said this week he feels a special connection to the country that is still technically at war with North Korea.
"My father, he was an American marine, and fought here in South Korea. And he was very proud of his time", Berg said during a press conference in Seoul on Thursday,...More
2PM to tour Japan in December 2011/09/15, Source,
K-pop group 2PM
By Lee Hyo-won
K-pop group 2PM will give concerts across four Japanese cities in December.
The band will kick off the tour with concerts on Dec. 5 and 6 in Osaka-jo Hall, Osaka and will continue to give shows at Gaishi Hall, Nagoya, Dec. 8 and Saitama Super Arena on Dec. 14. The tour will wrap up at Marine Messe, Fukuoka, Dec. 17,...More
Film examines child abuse case 2011/08/24, Source, "The Crucible" is a film based on the true story of hearing-impaired children being sexually abused by their teachers. / Yonhap
By Lee Hyo-won
Life is often stranger than fiction, and both director Hwang Dong-hyeok and actor Gong Yoo were shocked to discover that Gong Ji-young's bestselling online novel about child sex abuse was based on a true story.
The "Coffee Prince" actor, who read a hard copy of the book while serving in the military, proactively sought a way to turn "Dogani" into a film. Hwang on the other hand greatly hesitated about adapting the 2000-2004 case in which the teachers and principal sexually abused students at a Gwangju school for the hearing impaired,...More
'On The Border 2' to Be Shown Worldwide 2011/04/12, Source,
An activist helping North Korean defectors stands on a boat carrying his wife's North Korean family as it approaches another vessel from South Korea in the West Sea in December 2009.
"On The Border 2", a follow-up to a documentary produced by the Chosun Ilbo on the plight of North Korean refugees, will be broadcasted in Japan on NHK TV at midnight Wednesday.
The film was made with the support of the Korea Creative Content Agency, Foundation for Broadcast Culture, and Center for Asian American Media. Korean actors Jeon Do-yeon, Ji Jin-hee, and Ha Jeong-woo, and Hollywood actors of Korean descent John Cho, Moon Bloodgood, and Daniel Henney did the voiceover in Korean and English for free,...More
Rain to release new album this year 2011/01/04, Source,
Korean singer and actor Rain performs at his concert titled "ADIEU 2010 with Rain" held at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Seoul, South Korea on December 31, 2010. [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily]
Korean singer and actor Rain has said that he plans to release a new album sometime this year.
Rain made the comment to reporters before taking to the stage for his concert titled "ADIEU 2010 with Rain" held at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium on December 31, which was attended by about 7,500 fans from Korea as well as fans from overseas,...More
'Godfather' goes dumb and dumber 2010/12/30, Source,
Director-actor Shim Hyung-rae stars in a scene from "The Last Godfather", a parody of the Francis Ford Coppola film that is now shwoing in theaters. /Courtesy of CJ Entertainment
By Lee Hyo-won
Shim Hyung-rae puts aside his CG dragons for a trip down memory lane, resurrecting his trademark screen persona Younggu in his latest Hollywood endeavor. Since debuting in 1989, Shim's Younggu has featured in 19 comedy films, becoming a sort of "godfather" to borderline simpleton characters here. The director seems to have made a lifelong dream come true, starring opposite the likes of Harvey Keitel in "The Last Godfather",...More
"The Fugitive Plan B" to air in Japan in April next year 2010/12/08, Source,
TV series "The Fugitive Plan B" [KBS]
KBS TV series "The Fugitive Plan B" will go on air in Japan starting April next year.
CEO Ahn Hyung-soo of the production company of the show told Sports Today over the phone, "It has been decided that the show will begin its air in Japan. Starting April, 'Fugitive' will be broadcasted on So-net, a station affiliated with Sony Group". Ahn added they are currently in talks with other public networks in Japan as well,...More
Actor Lee Jeong-jin's Song Picks 2010/12/01, Source,
Actor Lee Jeong-jin [10Asia/Chae Ki-won]
"You might end up kissing your acting career good bye". This is what veteran comedian Lee Kyung-kyu said to actor Lee Jeong-jin when he first appeared on KBS variety show "Happy Sunday" in March 2009. At the time he was being admitted as one of the regular members of the show's segment "What Makes a Man" and it was a joke thrown to Lee who would be the youngest among the crew fit to be called a middle-aged men's club but not completely groundless given his position at the time. It was true that Lee belonged in the heartthrob category, good looking enough to star as a hero in the MBC drama "I Love You, Don't Cry" (2009) but at the same time still lacking in presence outside the screen. His joining the variety program also posed risk to weakening the weak presence he had at the time. But after a year and a half we all know that it was all unnecessary concern,...More
Rain to hold solo concert in Korea at the end of Dec 2010/11/11, Source,
Poster for Rain's concert [J.Tune Entertainment]
Asian pop star Rain will hold a solo concert in Korea at the end of next month.
A press release from his agency J.Tune Entertainment announced Thursday that Rain will take the stage of Jamsil Indoor Stadium for his concert titled "ADIEU 2010 with Rain" to be held on December 30,...More
[PREVIEW] KBS TV series "The Fugitive Plan B" 2010/09/28, Source,
From left, upcoming KBS TV series "The Fugitive Plan B" main cast Rain, Lee Na-young and Daniel Henney pose during a photocall of a press conference for the drama held at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on September 27, 2010. [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
Gee-woo (played by Rain), an international investigator who has his smirking eyes hidden behind sunglasses, receives a request by Jini (played by Lee Na-young) one day to seek out Melchidec, a questionable character. Mutual trust is most important in an investigator-client relationship but for a certain reason, the two end up not trusting each other. And as soon as he accepts her request, Gee-woo, accused of killing his own colleague, starts being chased by detective Do-soo (played by Lee Jeong-jin),...More
Spies, in sleek black suits, plotting revenge and, of course, tangled up in a love triangle — add in some of the hottest actors in the local entertainment industry, and you have yo,...More
Rain says done lifetime's worth of running for "The Fugitive Plan B" 2010/09/27, Source,
Korean singer and actor Rain poses during a photocall of a press conference for upcoming KBS TV series "The Fugitive Plan B" held at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on September 27, 2010. [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
Asian pop sensation Rain, who is constantly on the run as a fugitive in upcoming TV series "The Fugitive Plan B", has said he has had to run so much that he has probably done a lifetime's worth of running.
In the romantic comedy investigative action series about a conspiracy involving a hefty sum of money going missing in times of the Korean War 60 years ago, Rain plays Gee-woo, a private detective at an international secret agency who becomes pegged as the murderer of his own old friend,...More
Korean Stars Go Hollywood 2009/07/09, Source, Korean stars are moving into Hollywood.
Starting with Korean pop star Rain's screen debut in "Speed Racer" last year, a number of Korean stars are finally taking to Hollywood with highly anticipated films.
For the screen version of "G.I. Joe", Paramount Pictures brought together a star team of men,...More
Korean Stars Make Beeline for Hollywood 2009/07/09, Source, Korean stars are moving into Hollywood. Starting with Korean pop star Rain's screen debut in "Speed Racer" last year, a number of Korean stars are finally taking to Hollywood with highly anticipated films.
For the screen version of "G.I. Joe", Para,...More
Hollywood screen star Hugh Jackman and Korean-American heartthrob Daniel Henney will appear in a local matchmaking TV program, organizers of the SBS show "The Gold Miss Are Coming" said Monday. The two actor,...More
New York Korean Film Festival this August 2008/07/18, Source, The seventh edition of the New York Korean Film Festival is set to run August 22 – 31. Sponsored by KOFIC and The Korea Society, the event will screen more than 15 recent Korean features, of which 14 have been finalized for the line-up.
Highlights include one of the top-grossing Korean films of,...More
South Korea's esteemed 45th Daejong (Grand Bell) Film Festival held in southern Seoul, showcased the latest local box office trends, with its stronghold of original thrillers, stylistic period pieces and experimental projects. While superstars grabbed the limelight,...More
A Korean Wave Rises in Hollywood 2008/04/08, Source, More and more young Korean-American actors and actresses are making their presence felt in Hollywood, the global Mecca of the movie world. One of them is Aaron Yoo. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Yoo entered the entertainment industry and made his name with a supporting role i,...More
In conclusion, the interrelationship is inverse proportion according to the trend in 2007 box-office success in Korean film industry. Among the 100 movies released this year, only 4 movies had more than,...More
BUSAN _ The Korean Peninsula is sizzling up with not one but two hot spots. Deep south in Korea's largest port city, the 12th Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival (PIFF) turned into a cinephile's playground as the festive opening event unrolled Thursday night.,...More
Adopted by a loving American family at the age of six in 1979, Aaron Bates returned to Korea as an American soldier and began a search for his bi,...More
Movies Out This Week 2007/09/07, Source, And before we go, let's check what's new at the movies.
Two Korean films out this week, one about a Korean adoptee in search of his father, and the other a comedy about a middle-aged man's dream.
Plus a comedy from Hollywood.
Here's Lee Jeewon.
We begin with one of the most talked about films of,...More
Perhaps a reflection of the growing awareness of an increasingly multiracial Korea, a growing number of foreign faces are appearing on Korean television. More and more Korean dramas are casting foreign-born actors and actresses, although in supporting roles,...More
Korean films line up for Chuseok holiday 2007/07/20, Source, The summer season has been dominated by Hollywood blockbusters, but a wide collection of Korean films are lining up for a release during the Chuseok holiday in September.
The holiday, which will effectively last from September 22 to 26, is traditionally one of the busiest times of the year at th,...More
There have been many films that have shed light on motherly love such as "Running Boy" ("Marathon" - 2005), "Herb" (2006) and ",...More
Fathers take center stage in Korean films 2007/04/19, Source, Melodramas, horror flicks, gangster comedies and thrillers have one thing in common for Korean moviegoers: they are not so popular at the box office. To find a breakthrough, filmmakers have been exploring other alternative genres and themes, one of which turns out to be the father.
[HERALD INTERVIEW]Biracial star sheds light on mixed-race kids 2007/02/14, Source, Hines Ward, the mixed-race American football star, was Korea's new found hero last year. The American football player, son to an African-American soldier and a Korean mother, captivated Koreans not only because he was the MVP title in the Super Bowl but also because he tried to help mixed-race peopl,...More
[HERALD INTERVIEW]VJ links Korea to world 2007/02/12, Source, As a singer, Kim Isak, a 21-year-old Frankfurt-born Korean-American, was not exactly a top act, although she has the potential to be one. As a new VJ for Arirang TV's popular show "Pops in Seoul", she is literally "meeting with the world". The program meant to introduce Korean pop music to the rest,...More
'Prison Break' star to appear in Korean TV ads 2007/02/05, Source, Bean Pole Jeans, a local fashion brand, yesterday confirmed that it will hire Wentworth Miller, an American actor who is rapidly becoming a major heartthrob for young Koreans, as the brand's next model. Miller recently earned international acclaim with his performance in "Prison Break", the smash-hi,...More
'I'm a Cyborg But That's OK' and 'Seducing Mr. Perfect' 2006/12/08, Source, Time to check on what's new at movie theaters nationwide.
The big releases this week are three romantic comedies from Korea and the US.
First up is director Park Chanwook's latest production, his first since COMPLETING his revenge trilogy.
Here's Son Heekyung.
Daniel Henney as 'Mr. Perfect' 2006/11/29, Source, If you want to capture the heart of Daniel Henney (one of the hottest Korean-American actors who sets most female hearts aflutter in Korea), please laugh a lot. For Henney says he loves a woman when she laughs.
The Season's Great Movie Kisses 2006/11/16, Source, Fall is closing in, and with it comes the time for bittersweet melodrama in the movie theaters. Lovers meet like ships passing in the night, unforgettable memories are born, tear-moistened hankies fre,...More
PUSAN _ The 11th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) will finish tonight its nine-day festival. Thousands have enjoyed a range of films and avidly greeted the stars when they saw them walking on the red carpet or even bumped into them on the streets.
Fireworks light up the night sky during the opening ceremony of the 11th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) at the Yachting Center in Haeundae, southeastern port city of Pusan, Thursday. More than 6,000 festivalgoers and celebrities packed the venue. The nine,...More
It is not too much to say that 2005 was the year of Daniel Henney. The model-turned-actor gained the status of a national heartthrob by playing angel-hearted doctor Henry Kim in last year's mega-hit televisi,...More
How will you remember the year 2005? Perhaps more than other years, this year has been a roller coaster ride, full of many proud moments and shameful incidents.
As the year draws to a close, The Korea Times looks back on the 10 hottest culture iss,...More
A Year of Big Changes and Small Setbacks for Korean TV 2005/12/27, Source, 2005 will be remembered as a year of new trends in Korea's entertainment industry. On the one hand, there were the large-scale dramas starring big names that were clearly produced with an eye on Asian markets that showed themselves receptive to the Korean wave. But equally importantly, some smaller,...More
No Korean wave star seems to have achieved more than multi-talented Rain in 2005. All across Asia, Rain gained unprecedented popularity through his live performances and TV drama ap,...More
Kim Sam-soon Syndrome 2005/12/25, Source, This summer was heated up by the "Kim Sam-soon syndrome,'' sparked by the popularity of the MBC television drama "My Lovely Sam-soon" - "My Name is Kim Sam-soon". Its main character Sam-soon, played by actress Kim Sun-a, was a,...More
'Brown-eyed Brad Pitt' attacks TV screen 2005/11/24, Source, As if one wasn't enough, a second "Brad Pitt" with brown eyes and jet black hair has appeared without notice, luring viewers every Monday and Tuesday nights through the MBC primetime drama ",...More
Gwyneth Paltrow to Appear in Korean Ad 2005/07/08, Source, Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow and model-actor Daniel Henney, star of the popular MBC soap opera "My Name is Samsoon Kim" -"My Lovely Samsoon", will be the new spokesmodels for local fashion brand Bean Pole, the company said on Thursday. B,...More
Paltrow to Star in Korean Commercial 2005/07/07, Source, Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow will appear in a commercial that aims to establish Cheil Industries' casual-wear brand Bean Pole on a global scale, the company said Thursday. Paltrow will partner Korea-American actor Daniel Henney, who shot to,...More
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