Soap opera drums up chimaek fever 2014/03/04, Source,
The soap opera "My Love from the Star" continues to win fans both at home and abroad, as it wrapped up its first season on February 27. The show, produced by the Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS), is a romantic comedy featuring top actress Cheon Song-I (played by Jeon Ji-hyeon) and her extraterrestrial boyfriend Do Min-joon (played by Kim Soo-hyeon-I), an alien who has been on Earth for over 400 years after he accidently fell from a star.
The show's first season came to an end last week, but its growing popularity shows no signs of fading away. Everything the two main characters touched or consumed, and every shooting location they went to, has become the center of attention for the TV show's many fans. The handbags, clothes, accessories and even lipstick brands the characters use have hit all-time-high sales figures. Furthermore, Cheon's love for chimaek-an abbreviation for the Korean words for "fried chicken" and "beer"-has spread beyond Korean territory, sparking off a chimaek craze amongst Chinese fans,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Season of Good Rain" 2013/12/13,
Often while watching this movie, I was puzzled as to why it was so long. The film's aesthetic and narrative bears much similarity to a short film. Dong-Ha (played by Jeong Woo-seong) meets his old acquaintance Mei (played by Gao Yuanyuan) while on a business trip to Chengdu in China. There's plenty of reminiscing about old times, drumming up of nostalgia and old emotions. And it would seem like that's all there is to it. Or is it?
All of the conversations between Dong-Ha and Mei are in English, as this is the only language they have in common, even though Dong-Ha is Korean and Mei is Chinese,...More
Sino cinema strikes back with costs for Hong Kong 2011/04/05, Source,
A scene from "Aftershock", a mainland China-Hong Kong co-production that was the highest grossing Asian film in 2010 Koreans, mainlanders should learn from Cantonese filmmakers' mistakes'Hong Kong cinema's golden age waned as it saw too many movies featuring the same stars and stories. "South Korea is going through the same thing, and I fear the mainland will soon, too". By Lee Hyo-won HONG KONG - In the South Korean remake of "A Better Tomorrow", Song Seung-heon made a point of wearing dark shades and a long camel-colored raincoat for the part immortalized by Chow Yun-fat,...More
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