Jang Geun-seok opens and Kim Sae-ron closes 2015/05/18, Source, The definition of a family tree is a book that has down the blood and history of a family since the time of our ancestors. In other words, it's what we call those who have walked the same path for a long time. There's a family tree in children actors too. There are some stars looking towards their 30s that used to memorize lines as a child. The first generation of 'child actors and actresses' are Jang Geun-seok and Moon Geun-young.
The first generation that became Hallyu stars,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Seonam Girls High School Investigators" 2015/04/04,
The conservative and repetitive nature of Korean drama has been changing over the years and this includes the topics handled and opinions expressed though the individual works. While the series most often love larger-than-life and improbable stories, a lot of shows are also surfacing that tackle real life problems on an individual and societal level. 'Seonam Girls High School Investigators' goes a step further and focuses on troubled youth and especially women, an extra rare combination for the industry,...More
Ji Jin-hee's charismatic photo shoot 2013/11/19, Source,
Actor Jin Ji-hee shot some winter photos for the Italian premium casual brand Napapiri. He put on various iconic items like ski jackets and travel looks.
According to the concept 'slow travel', Ji Jin-hee is showing some casual but active looks with some masculine expressions and poses,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] Goddess of Fire Jeongi Episode 4 2013/07/15,
This episode also centered around a jar; two, in fact. But there was a lot more motion to the storyline, the politics and the character development, which made it much more enjoyable to watch. Our heroine is finally pushed towards her calling and the hero starts to truly feel the weight of his royal status. King Taejo's jar has been broken, fixed and presented to the king as of the jar-centric events last episode. But villain Kang-chun's righteous son, Yook-do (Oh Seung-yoon), admits that the jar was broken - a treasonous action. What follows is the bad guys' attempt to get rid of Gwanghae via treason jar and the king's attempts to save him by placing the blame on Eul-dam. It is the beginning of Jung's transformation into the artist that made history,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] Goddess Of Fire Jeongi Episode 1 2013/07/06,
MBC's newest drama, "Goddess Of Fire Jeongi", is of the paint-by-numbers variety. While this isn't a bad way to open up a show, it's very safe, I was hoping for something attention grabbing. I was excited to watch because of the stellar casting and because it was written by Kwon Soon-gyoo, who also wrote the powerhouse drama, "Warrior Baek Dong-soo". But until the child cast appeared about halfway through this first episode, the show was intensely dull, despite its cinematic beauty and the lovely soundtrack. The political mechanizations and the family history could have been cut down to five minutes and still contain all the information necessary,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.05.10 ~ 2013.05.12 2013/05/13,
"Iron Man 3" once again defended its place at the top of the Korean box office, but this time there were a few new entries to help spread the wealth around. Marvel's metal magician added 1,039,876 (58.22%) admissions to its reign, moving it onto a total ticket count of 7.5M and to second in the list of Korea's highest grossing films of the year. Song Hae-seong sixth feature "Boomerang Family" and the new DreamWorks animation "The Croods" were among the some of more successful new releases that hit Korean cinemas this past weekend,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Boomerang Family" 2013/05/10,
When director In-Mo (played by Park Hae-il) finds himself at the end of his professional rope, he reluctantly finds himself beckoned toward home. There he awkwardly accepts the kindness of his ever-patient mother (played by Yoon Yeo-jeong). His older brother Han-Mo (played by Yoon Je-moon) and younger sister Mi-Yeon (played by Jin Ji-hee) have barely grown up themselves, even though all of them are now well into middle age.
At its best, "Boomerang Family" depicts the rather sad realization that family dynamics never really change. Han-Mo would seem like an ill-suited older brother, given that he lives at home and has a big, lazy pot belly, but he still bullies his younger brother around and acts as if he's responsible for his siblings' well-being,...More
Stars promote nuclear security 2011/12/16, Source,
By Park Si-soo
Korean stars have joined hands to promote the upcoming Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul.
Earlier this month, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade named Korean-American singer Lena Park, better known here as Park Jung-hyun, actor Jang Geun-seok and child actors Wang Seok-hyeon and Jin Ji-hee as ambassadors to help promote the summit,...More
Actor Jang named as PR ambassador for nuclear summit 2011/12/07, Source,
/ Courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Actor Jang Geun-seok, left, shakes hands with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Kim Sung-hwan during an event at the ministry in downtown Seoul, Wednesday, to name the 24-year-old celebrity as a PR ambassador for the second Nuclear Security Summit to be held on March 26 and 27 in the capital,...More
Little Wonders - The Child Actors of South Korea 2011/10/08, Source, Sim Eun-kyeong - "Hansel and Gretel"
The way people perceive of child actors can be guessed by the term itself. "Child actor" instead of "actor", as it is for everyone else. Whether the world likes it or not, Western cinema, and mainly Hollywood, is the one that is available everywhere and so in our faces that we are often having trouble finding anything else. So the usual idea people have about child actors as well, comes from Hollywood.
We see children as adorable amateurs who can't really act, but are still endearing and cute for trying. We usually tend to forgive or ignore their performances in works because they seem to have no guidance or much effort put in them,...More
Reality TV gets a spin as stars challenge skating, dancing 2011/06/07, Source,
Krystal of f(x) in "Kiss and Cry"
By Kwon Mee-yoo
Stars are being kept busy. They have to prove their singing ability on MBC's "I Am a Singer" and hone their vocal skills on tvN's "Operastar 2011". Now, two new shows bring celebrities into the professional fields of skating and dance.
Riding the popularity of figure skating queen Kim Yu-na, SBS started airing "Kiss and Cry" on May 22, bringing singers and actors to the ice rink. The broadcaster created a small skating rink at its production center in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, to shoot the show,...More
Family film tainted by violence 2011/05/12, Source,
Actors Ahn Nae-sang, front, and Jin Ji-hee appear in a scene from the film "The Cane". / Courtesy of Lotte Entertainment
By Lee Hyo-won
The "hoichori", or cane traditionally used to reprimand children, is said to bruise not only kids' calves but also the tender hearts of the parents or teacher.
In the most extreme cases, adults would roll up their pants and have the child whip them, reasoning that their shortcomings in parenting or teaching are to blame,...More
Kim Yu-na to host TV show 2011/05/02, Source,
Figure skater Kim Yu-na poses at Incheon International Airport after returning from the World Figure Skating Championships in Moscow, Monday. / Yonhap
By Chung Ah-young
Figure skater Kim Yu-na will host a new television show titled "Kim Yu-na's Kiss and Cry" which will be aired on SBS from May 22,...More
[INTERVIEW] Child actress Kim Yoo-jeong - Part 3 2010/12/22, Source,
Actress Kim Yoo-jeong [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]10: What is the first role you played that you felt the fun in acting? Kim Yoo-jeong: I wanted to act well in "Haeundae" and "All For Love" left a strong impression on me. I enjoyed working on "The Chaser" as well but I think I had the most fun with acting in "Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho". I came to think that I would like to act for the rest of my life. 10: I guess you had fun on set although the drama itself was sad and scary. Kim Yoo-jeong: It was so much fun that I'd like to go back to those times! The crew treated me very well, they would always give me good food, and the actors were very nice as well. Mr. Jang Hyun-sung in particular is like a real dad and friend. He's filming a new daily drama these days but he said the set isn't as cheerful without me and that he thought of me while eating meat so he called me, asking for me to join them. (laugh) And I like the director for "Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho" the most as well. He's always smiling and was very cute. He looks like a fox when he smiles,...More
[INTERVIEW] "High Kick Through The Roof" Actress Yoo In-na 2010/03/19, Source, "I was chosen? Thank you so much", is was what Yoo In-na said after receiving news she was selected as our next interviewee. The public have started to become curious about her, not just because of her role in MBC sitcom "High Kick Through The Roof", but because they are curious to find out more about this actress whose popularity has been increasing. She had been in training under her agency YG Entertainment for over a year to make her acting debut at the not-so-young age of 27 so we asked her the recent change in her life means to her.
Actress Yoo In-na [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
10: Your popularity right now is uncomparably high from when you first made your debut. Do you get treated differently for that? Boy band 2AM said their meals have changed since reaching No.1 on music programs,...More
Yoo Jae-seok wins grand prize at MBC Entertainment Awards 2009/12/30, Source,
Korean variety show host Yoo Jae-seok [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean entertainment show host Yoo Jae-seok won the grand prize at the MBC Entertainment Awards held last night. Yoo won the year's top honor at the awards, held yesterday at Seoul's MBC Open Hall, for the first time since last winning the same title in 2006. This is his fifth win overall at MBC's annual event. His rival Kang Ho-dong, who won the title at KBS Entertainment Awards on Saturday, did not win any awards at MBC but reportedly congratulated Yoo on his big win of the night.,...More
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