[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.04.21 - 2017.04.23 2017/04/24,
"The Fate of the Furious" retains pole position...
The eighth instalment in the "Fast and the Furious" series of action films, "The Fate of the Furious", claimed pole position during its second weekend out, moving its bottom line to over $18.9 million (2.5 million admissions). From 1,282 screens (down from 1,468), F. Gary Gray's high-octane action outing captured 57.29% of the sales (678,179 admissions; worldwide, "F8" has now grossed more than $772.4 million,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.04.14 - 2017.04.16 2017/04/17,
"The Fate of the Furious" overtakes "Beauty and the Beast" for pole position...
Bill Condon's "Beauty and the Beast" was unable to secure a fifth-straight run at the top because of the arrival of a high-octane action film from director F. Gary Gray. "The Fate of the Furious" (also known as Fast & Furious 8), the eighth film in the franchise, arrived last Wednesday and scooped up the lion's share of the stubs (63.82%); from 1,467 screens around the country, "The Fate of the Furious" claimed 1.05 million admissions ($10.5 million). The film, which cost $250 million to produce, boasts an ensemble cast including Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges, and others. Worldwide, the 'F8' has already grossed over half a billion dollars,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Sound of Your Heart" Episode 5 (TV Version) 2017/01/07,
Episodes thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, and sixteen couple up with the last two new TV stories to close out "The Sound of Your Heart". Joon gets a bit more attention than usual- one of the new stories revolves around him completely, as he misinterprets an announcement in a foreign hotel and quickly drives everyone else into an insane fruitless frenzy in the process. Poor Joon. The guy just wants to be a hero, but in the end, even his own family can't stand him,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Sound of Your Heart" (TV Version) Episode 3 2016/12/24,
New material starts us out here, as Seok takes Ae-bong to meet his family, although matters take a turn for the weird when Cheol-wang's generally awful dad jokes inspire him to a task that soon manages to overwhelm the rest of his family with sheer obnoxiousness. Then, improbably good timing results in chaos for everyone else in the neighborhood too. Except the pregnant woman. I guess she ends up doing all right,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Sound of Your Heart" (TV Version) Episode 2 2016/12/17,
This repackaging of the web drama contains episodes nine, ten, eleven and twelve along with two new stories (four equivalent episodes). The first is a parody of "The New World" wherein Seok and his father engage in an elaborate gang scheme revolving around the high stakes world of...fried chicken restaurants. The second concerns Jeong-kwon's obsession with a man who is coincidentally wearing her husband's olde time outfit, while apparently cheating on her,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Sound of Your Heart" (TV Version) Episode 1 2016/12/09,
For technical reasons quite beyond me, "The Sound of Your Heart" has ceased being a web drama and is now being aired in repackaged form on late night Korean television. The first episode comprises what would be eight webtoon episodes. Aside from editing differences, the first, second, seventh and eighth episodes are more or less the same. The introduction to Seok, his idiot family, and Ae-bong- are largely unchanged. The new stories focus more on characterization than comedic situations,...More
[Orion's Drama News] The Weight of Representation 2016/07/02,
It is time for some much hyped dramas to make an entrance and two of them are premiering this week. Before getting to that, however I will take a first look at "Incarnation of Jealousy" and its fresh material. I will also give my two cents on an upcoming series and its potential casting which I find highly problematic. Closing this piece are the usual upcoming drama goodies and followed shows,...More
[Orion's Drama News] Battle of the OTPs 2016/03/26,
The Monday-Tuesday prime time dramas are approaching and we have casting confirmations, promotional material and more for a lot of works. Busy time for us busy drama fans. I am also happy to introduce some new drama related content I will be handling for the site starting soon. Join me in my ramblings and drop a comment to let me know how your drama week went,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "D-Day" 2016/01/30,
The disaster genre is an ambitious one. For one, a pure disaster work can be very expensive to make, depending on the event which brings about said disaster. It is also one which depends a lot on sustaining suspense. Attempting such a work in the form of a Korean drama is quite the brave move on behalf of its creators. Whether this hybrid of a series counts as a success depends on how far one expects its bravery takes it,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Alice: Boy from Wonderland" 2015/07/25,
Hye-joong (played by Jung So-min) suffers from debilitating nightmares. So debilitating, she has to take long breaks from graduate coursework, and that's just not the kind of thing that can easily be explained to an impatient professor. It's not like she can get a doctor's note either, because the doctors say Hye-joong is perfectly healthy. It's just, some people inexplicably go into comas for several days at a time, only waking up to briefly be terrorized by an inability to separate reality from delusion. What else is there to do except go find a shaman?,...More
Kim Hye-eun to star in "D-Day" 2015/06/23, Source, The new JTBC drama "D-Day" has been a hot topic since pre-production as it is a medical drama about rescue workers, emergency doctors and others needed in time of a natural disaster.
Kim Hye-eun plays the role of Kang Joo-ran, a doctor in charge of the emergency center at the Mirae Hospital. She is an individual who dreams of a revolution at the hospital and fights in her own way to protect her patients,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Twenty" 2015/04/11,
I'm just gonna come out and say it- being twenty really sucked. Goodness knows culture tries to convince us that this was the greatest time of our lives, but the simple reality is that when we were twenty, we had no idea how the world really worked. And yet, we were just barely smart enough to think we had a grasp on what was going on, even if it was obvious that we did not. So it is with Chi-ho (played by Kim Woo-bin), Dong-woo (played by Junho) and Kyeong-jae (played by Kang Ha-neul). They became friends under peculiar circumstances, and these are the circumstances in which their relationships continue to awkwardly exist,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Drama Special - Come To Me Like A Star" 2013/11/03,
A very large middle ground exists between passionate romantic love and no affectionate feelings at all. Teacher Kang-Seok (played by Kim Ji-suk) wants a girlfriend. Salarywoman Ha-Jin (played by Jung So-min) wants a boyfriend. But they seem to have trouble deciding how much trouble they're willing to go to get it. Rather than having a relationship based on respect, their courtship oftentimes feels like one based on desperation,...More
Kim Seong-min hugs a woman in "Can We Get Married?" 2012/10/08, Source,
Actor Kim Seong-min was seen hugging a woman.
Kim Seong-min has started making the new JTBC drama "Can We Can Married?". His role is a play boy plastic surgeon names Do-hyeon. In a recent shoot, he shot a scene where he met his girlfriend without his wife knowing. This scene was where she came all the way to his hospital and tried to win his heart over. Kim Seong-min seemed thrilled at the fact that this was his first drama in 2 years,...More
S. Korean Singer "G.NA" in NYC 2011/11/14, Source,
Korean-Canadian singer "G.NA" showed her near perfect body in a recent photoshoot held in New York City.
Gina Choi (최지나), better known by her stage name G.NA, is a Korean Canadian singer under Cube Entertainment, born on Sept. 13, 1987. She released her first mini-album, Draw G's First Breath, on July 14, 2010. She graduated from Fraser Heights Secondary School,...More
Winners of 2011 Asia Model Awards 2011/01/23, Source, The 2011 Asia Model Awards were held on January 21st at the Seoul Marriott Hotel. This is one of Asia's biggest modeling events, with models from Korea, China, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Mongolia. All the countries unite under the slogan of "Asian is one" to help advance the Asian modeling industry. Here, some of k-pop's biggest acts were also honored with various awards,...More
Korean Melodrama - "Bad Man" 2010/12/04, Source, "Bad Man"' is a melodrama about a modern-day man's hidden desires and his revenge on his father's family. There are many twists in the story so that it draws audiences' attention. However, contrarily, because of the many twists, the audience can easily get confused. This Korean melodrama soap opera was issued before it was aired, because it made a contract with NHK (Japanese broadcast) ahead of time. Thus, the casting of Han Ga-in (Moon Jae In) and Kim Nam-gil (Shim Geon Wook) also attracted people's interest. Despite the popularity of all the actors and actresses, the Korean melodrama did not earn a high audience rate (9.3%),...More
Kim Hyun-joong sings at Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games 2010/11/15, Source,
Korean singer Kim Hyun-joong performing at the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games [MBC]
Korean singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong took to the stage of the opening ceremony of the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games on Friday alongside several international artists.
A press release from his agency KEYEAST announced Monday that Kim sang the theme song "Sunshine Again" for the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games alongside Chinese singers Wei Wei and Tan Jing, Taiwanese singer David Tao and Hong Kong Cantopop singer Joey Yung,...More
Kim Hyun-joong to show "deeper affection" to Jung So-min 2010/11/02, Source, Kim Hyun-joong poses during a photocall of a press conference for the YouTube version of TV series "Naughty Kiss" held at the Megabox theater in COEX of Seoul, South Korea on November 1, 2010. [Group 8]
Boy band SS501 member and actor Kim Hyun-joong has said he will show deeper affection toward his co-star Jung So-min in the YouTube version of his latest TV series "Naughty Kiss".
"There are no regulations or restrictions to what is broadcast through YouTube so we'll be able to express our affection to each other in a deeper way. Hence, you'll get to see a more natural-looking married couple", Kim said with a smile of the newly produced online version of the drama which tells of the twos characters married life,...More
[REVIEW] TV series "Naughty Kiss" - First episode 2010/09/03, Source,
A scene from MBC TV series "Naughty Kiss" [MBC]
"Naughty Kiss" - First episode (MBC TV, 9:55 PM)
The lighting was bright and the colors eye-blindingly brilliant. The picture shown in "Naughty Kiss" was as warm as a spring day, enough to capture the mellow and shy sensitivity teenage girls feel when reading romantic comics. However, a drama is not a painting of a landscape. A drama only comes to life when the people in the picture move about and form relationships,...More
TV series "Naughty Kiss" press conference - Part 1 2010/08/27, Source,
From left, singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong and actress Jung So-min pose during a photocall of a press conference for MBC TV series "Naughty Kiss" held at the Imperial Palace hotel in Seoul, South Korea on August 26, 2010. [Group 8]
"Will fans of Kim Hyun-joong please exit the room to facilitate the interviews?" The host of the press conference for upcoming MBC TV series "Naughty Kiss" had to repeat this line several times during a Q&A session. The show had drawn people's interest due to the popularity of the original Japanese comic series combined with the participation of director Hwang In-roi of hit series "Goong" fame. And it became a 'hot' drama even before going into production after singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong's casting for the show was announced. Will the interest be reflected in its ratings? Below are excerpts from the press conference held at Seoul's Imperial Palace hotel on Thursday,...More
TV series "Naughty Kiss" press conference - Part 2 2010/08/27, Source, Kim Hyun-joong [Group 8]
Q: All the characters have unrealistic sides to them. What's your interpretation of yours?Kim Hyun-joong: As much as they're unrealistic, I think I'll be able to show more unique sides to them than I would be able to in conventional dramas. And Baek Seung-jo is a genius so he sometimes uses words that I don't usually use so I have a hard time with those. For scenes related to studying, I need to be natural with it so I actually study those parts and make sure I understand them. I'm doing the studying that I hadn't done in high school for "Naughty Kiss". (laugh),...More
Kim Hyun-joong says SS501 has not disbanded 2010/08/26, Source,
Actor Kim Hyun-joong speaks during a press conference for MBC TV series "Naughty Kiss" held at the Imperial Palace hotel in Seoul, South Korea on August 26, 2010. [Lee Ki-bum/Asia Economic Daily]
Singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong has said his boy band SS501 has not disbanded, playing down rumor that its five members will go separate ways since their contract with their former agency has ended and some have signed with new management,...More
Kim Hyun-joong "Naughty Kiss" to air in Japan starting Dec 2010/08/24, Source,
Official poster for MBC TV series "Naughty Kiss" [MBC]
SS501 member Kim Hyun-joong starrer "Naughty Kiss" will air in Japan starting December, according to the show's producer on Tuesday.
Park Rae-hyun, in charge of the PR & Promotions team at production company Group 8, told 10Asia over the phone that cable music channel Mnet Japan will broadcast the TV series twice a week in about three months time although additional details have yet to be set,...More
Kim Hyun-joong joins Bae Yong-joon for Japanese project 2010/08/16, Source,
Korean actor and singer Kim Hyun-joong (left) and Hallyu star Bae Yong-joon (right) [KEYEAST]
Korean singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong will take part in a Japanese project with Hallyu star Bae Yong-joon, according to their agency KEYEAST on Monday.
KEYEAST announced in a press release that Kim will be joining Bae for the "Miso Project", aimed at helping the future of children in Asia, which was set up by Japan's Digital Adventure TV (DATV). This will be the first official event that Kim and Bae will be attending together,...More
Kim Hyun-joong confirmed to star in new TV series 2010/07/16, Source,
Korean singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong [KEYEAST]
Korean singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong has been confirmed as the male lead in upcoming TV series "Naughty Kiss" based on popular Japanese comic "Itazura na Kiss", according to agency KEYEAST on Friday.
KEYEAST announced in a press release that Kim has been cast for the role of Baek Sung-jo, the all-around Mr. Perfect-type character who ends up falling in love with a girl always getting into trouble, to be played by actress,...More
[INTERVIEW and PHOTOS] Actress Jung So-min 2010/06/22, Source, Interview with actress Jung So-min
Korean actress Jung So-min [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
My name is Jung So-min. My friends and I had a contest to pick out my stage name but I myself chose the name. I was born on March 16, 1989. I am a junior at the Korea National University of Arts majoring in acting but I'm currently taking a semester off. My family consists of my mom, dad and my little brother who is a senior in high school. I get into fights with my brother but they don't last for more than five minutes. We hang out a lot because I really like him and I'm glad he doesn't think I'm annoying. (laugh) I learned ballet from elementary school until middle school. I had to quit because my parents were against it and I started to learn Korean traditional dance when I was in high school. If I continued to dance I probably would have done work relating to visiting other countries to spread the Korean traditional dance,...More
[INTERVIEW] "Bad Man" Actors Kim Nam-gil and Kim Jae-wook 2010/06/16, Source,
Korean actress Han Ga-in and actor Kim Nam-gil on the set of SBS' "Bad Man" [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
Two men who shared the name Hong Tae-sung, live lives which are unfortunate in their own ways. Gun-wook (played by Kim Nam-gil), who is kicked out after being found to have not been the son of chairman Hong, wants to destroy everyone's lives by seducing both Monet (Jung So-min) and Tae-ra (Oh Yeon-soo), while Hong's real son Tae-sung lives in anxiety and loneliness because he was a child of a concubine. The different charms of each character, such as the thoroughly calculative personality and animal instincts of Gun-wook and the impulsive and destructive yet easily wounded Tae-sung, are the new points to watching SBS' "Bad Man". Below are excerpts from a press conference with actors Kim Nam-gil and Kim Jae-wook on the open-set shoot of "Bad Man" in Yong-in, Gyeonggi Province on June 14,...More
[INTERVIEW] "Bad Man" actresses Han Ga-in and Oh Yeon-soo 2010/06/16, Source,
Actors Kim Nam-gil (left) and Han Ga-in in TV series "Bad Man" [photographed by Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
The young, smart woman has no money while a rich, beautiful woman does not know love. Female characters Jae-in (played by Han Ga-in) and Tae-ra (played by Oh Yeon-soo) in SBS TV series "Bad Man" each have a desire that they cannot fulfill. Bad man Gun-wook (played by Kim Nam-gil), whom Jae-in approached when she mistook him for a conglomerate heir and whom Tae-ra wants to steal away from younger sister Monet (played by Jung So-min), twists their lives into an unexpected direction. What sort of a female character do actresses Han Ga-in, whose image transformed from pure and innocent girl to a materialistic woman who dreams of climbing the social ladder, and Oh Yeon-soo, who plays the elegant married woman swayed by temptation so perfectly, want to show viewers? We met with the two actresses on the open-set shoot of "Bad Man" in Yong-in, Gyeonggi Province on June 14,...More
[REVIEW] TV series "Bad Man" 2010/05/27, Source,
Actor Kim Nam-gil in a scene from TV series "Bad Man" [SBS]
TV series "Bad Man" - First episode (SBS TV, 9:55 PM)
"Where am I heading toward -- heaven or hell?" The character Gun-wook (played by Kim Nam-gil) made his entrance into the drama like an angel who fell from heaven. And in the last scene of the episode, he fell deep into the water as if he had fallen from hell. The premiere episode of SBS TV series "Bad Man" was all about this fatally charming man who is hard to clearly define -- he has the face of an angel and, at the same time, of a devil,...More
Press conference for drama "Bad Man" 2010/03/31, Source,
Actor Kim Nam-gil (left) and actress Oh Yeon-soo [Good Story]
Q: Will each cast member explain how you have been preparing to portray your character as well as your determination for the show. Kim Nam-gil (Kim NG): When I was offered the role for "Bad Man" it was a few days after "Queen Seon-deok" finished its run so I was worried that I wouldn't be able to portray a new character because I hadn't emptied myself of my previous character Bidam. The conclusion I came to after discussion with director Lee Hyung-min was that although there may be some areas in which I wouldn't be able to rid myself completely of Bidam, I would try to act with more depth rather than change myself in various ways. That's why I'm putting an effort into depicting my character Shin Gun-wook from "Bad Man" as someone with more depth in terms of both expressing his pain or sadness. Han Ga-in (Han): I hadn't acted in a while so I was worried and had some concerns but after meeting with the director I became greedy about my role because I thought I would be in an environment where I would be able to converse a lot with other people on set. It helps a lot to be able to share your concerns with the rest of the cast on set. I wanted to play a part in making "Bad Man" become a drama that would last in people's memories by portraying my character Jae-in in a way that people could relate to her and have her blend in in a way that the audience will like her,...More
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