Today's Photo: June 6, 2015  2015/06/06, Source,
Actress Kim Hyo-jin poses at a promotional event for a cosmetics brand in Seoul on Friday.
On June 5, Korean celebrities attended 'Fresh Real Rose Festival', an outdoor event for Lotte Department store. The place was decorated with 3,000 roses,...More
[Photos] Kim Hee-seon's graceful and elegant step
Actress Kim Hee-seon is entering the photo wall event at Stella McCartney's first visiting event in Korea, which took place at Boon The Shop in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul on May 20th.
The event was to celebrate the opening of the popup store for The World of STELLA at BOONTHESHOP and to introduce the autumn 2015 collection by the brand,...More
Hallyu stars featured in Chinese movies 2014/07/22, Source,
Hallyu stars are making it big in the Chinese film and drama industry.
For the past few years, Hallyu stars have been appearing in Chinese dramas, but it's been a common thing for them to appear in movies as well.
Drama casting is an important factor as it has everything to do with viewing percentage, but in films, ticket sales affect the success of the movie.
Like Hollywood cast Lee Byung-hun and Rain to target the Asian market, it seems like China shares a common purpose for doing the same,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Genome Hazard" 2014/05/30,
Ishigami (played by Hidetoshi Nishijima) is having a bad day...huh, those names are pretty Japanese aren't they? "Genome Hazard" is another international co-production. The film is directed by Kim Seong-su and the female lead is played by Kim Hyo-jin. Other than those two central crew members and a plot arc that takes place in South Korea, this is predominantly a movie about Japanese people doing Japanese things like speaking in Japanese,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2014/05/24, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★★ "Genome Hazard": An atypical sci-fi adventure based on a Japanese novel by Shiro Tsukasaki. (05/29)
★★★★★ "A Hard Day": A detective tries to conceal his crime but has to deal with a single witness who threatens his plan. (05/29)
★★★★ "Rosa": A dramatic tale of a Russian woman who dreams of becoming a ballerina but has to overcome the brutal reality of being a escort girl in Korea. (05/29)
★★★★ "A Touch of Unseen": An intense and disturbing debut that follows two sisters and their sexually abusive encounters with a supernatural stalker. (05/29)
★★ "Young Mother 2": A young graduate down on his luck breaks into the working world, but seduction creeps in threatens to derail his career. (05/29)
★★★ "One Summer Night": A college student confesses his love, but instead of it being reciprocated he's sent to confront the girl's past lover. (05/29),...More
'Pregnant' Kim Hyo-jin smiles in Yoo Ji-tae's arms 2014/05/12, Source,
Fashionista couple Kim Hyo-jin and Yoo Ji-tae created a pictorial with life style brand Tommy Hilfiger on the 13th.
They are both wearing the summer season collection which has vivid and pastel colors at the same time. They created a couple-look similar but different from each other and displayed outfits from casual to semi-formal,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Marriage Blue" 2013/12/06,
I-ra (played by Ko Joon-hee) is a wedding planner who finds herself in an awkward position after discovering she's pregnant. The father is Dae-bok (played by Lee Hee-joon), and the relationship isn't currently at a place where a long-term commitment feels appropriate. Dae-bok, to his credit, panics upon receiving the news, not because he's scared of being a father, but because he realizes from I-ra's diffident attitude that she doesn't feel the relationship has any kind of future. Dae-bok moves desperately to try and change her mind,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2013.11.22 - 2013.11.24 2013/11/25, Korea Proves Fire Retardant as "Friends 2" holds True...
Kwak Gyeong-taek's "Friends 2" held onto the top spot despite the arrival of the engrossing "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire". "Catching Fire" smashed the U.S. box office record for a November release, grossing a grotesque $161.1M as fans flooded the theatres to catch the second instalment of "Hunger Games" trilogy. However a slow Korean market proved incombustible in the face of this fiery U.S. action-adventure, choosing instead to re-elect Kwak's popular sequel as it moved onto 2.3 million admissions in its second weekend out,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2013/11/16, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★★ "The Fake": A lowly drunk in a rural village tries to expose the corruption of those in power during the villagers' relocation. (11/21)
★★★★ "Marriage Blue": An omnibus melodrama that follows four couples struggling with conflict as their wedding dates draw nearer. (11/21)
★★★★ "Youth Talk": Two young couples attempt to deal with the lemons life throws at their love (11/21).
★★ "House With A Good View - Voyeuristic Desire": A sexy melodrama about the extreme lengths some will go to win over their love interest. (11/20)
★★★★ "Precious Love": A touching story about the love that can be found at the bottom of a barrel. (11/21)
★★★ "Novel Meets Movie":A zany-looking drama by four directors that showcases some atypical characters and their stumblings around life. (11/21),...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Taste of Money" : Tasty Money 2013/01/19, Film: "The Taste of Money" 돈의 맛 (Don-eui Mat)Director: Lim Sang-sooStars: Kim Kang-woo, Baek Yoon-sik, Yoon Yeo-jeong & Kim Hyo-jinReview Score: 2.5 / 5
Lim Sang-soo came back from the 2012 Cannes Film Festival bitter and dispirited as "The Taste of Money" received the lowest average rating from their panel of internal critics. This, Lim's fifth film, also struggled at the Korean box office with a mere 1,162,699 admissions as this 'spirited' sequel to his 2010 remake "The Housemaid - 2010" failed to perform both local and abroad. Last year the Korean box office was smothered with sexy thrillers and dramas, some more successful than others, leaving many cinephiles and critics to question the significance and scope of such provocative films.
Lim's 2010 remake of "The Housemaid" was also met with scepticism and received a lot of public attention due to its uninhibited portrayal of the salacious and disturbing world of Korea's wealthy elite. Those who caught Lim's modern interpretation of Kim Ki-young's 1960s classic will instantly recognise the film's grand and opulent veneer as the fantastically rich play with power, money, sex, and, of course, fire.,...More
Little women of Korean cinema 2012/05/17, Source, Isabelle Huppert, left, and Jeong Yu-mi in "In Another Country", a film by Hong Sang-soo. It is one of 22 entires for the competion category at the Cannes Film Festival. It opens in theaters nationawide on May 31. / Courtesy of Jeonwonsa
Cannes publicity ignores chronic lack of interesting roles for actresses By Kwaak Je-yup No one can dispute that the Korean film industry is flourishing. Investment and return are both on the upside. The sheer number of productions is rising, spawning hits and, of course, misses. This year, the local press is abuzz about two homegrown works vying for awards at the world's most prestigious cinema showcase, the Cannes Film Festival, namely "In Another Country" by Hong Sang-soo and "The Taste of Money" by Lim Sang-soo,...More
6 of the most distinguished and extraordinary movies to be expected in 2012 2012/03/22, Source,
Art theater Cinecube has carefully selected movies that are to be expected this year in 2012 and is presenting fans with a mega-exhibition called "Cinecubes Choice: Movies To Be Expected In 2012". This mega-exhibition will open on the 22nd until the 29th for 8 days with 6 movies that will brightly decorate 2012 with their significant qualities and shocking topics.
Movies with armed productions will be presented here such as; known for his previous works of art, director Min Gyoo-dong's "In My End Is My Beginning", man of issue at the last Busan International Film Festival Lee Sang-woo-IV's "Barbie", Ruslan Park's "Hanaan", Kong Quee-hyun's "U.F.O". and many other movies with various topics and original productions,...More
Korea's most anticipated films of 2012 2012/02/10, Source, With the start of the new year, the Korean film industry looks to its brightest prospects. Kang Byeong-jin profiles eight highly anticipated films of 2012.
"The Fortune Tellers"In production. Directed by Sin Jeong-won. Starring Kim Soo-ro, Lee Je-hoon, Kang Ye-won. Produced by Dasepo Club, Saram Entertainment. Distributed by N.E.W.Release planned for the first half of 2012.
Korean fortune-tellers not only tell the future, but they also chase away ghosts. The background of "The Fortune Tellers" is Uljinri where a decades-old evil spirit rules. When mysterious accidents and events keep happening without avail, fortune-tellers from all over the country gather to hold a shaman ritual,...More
Year of Black Dragon 2011/12/30, Source,
The year 2012 is the Year of the Dragon and the mythical animal, seen in this "Hwangnyonggi", symbolizes power and wealth.(Courtesy of National Palace Museum of Korea)
The animal has a head resembling a camel, eyes of a rabbit, the nose of a pig, ears like an ox, antlers similar to a buck, a snake-like neck, fists as fierce as those of a tiger, the sharp talons of a hawk and scales no different from a carp. There are long whiskers decorating the mouth and a bump in the middle of the head, which allow the animal to fly in the air. In this manner the mythical dragon creature is described in "Boncho Gangmok" (Classified Records of Chinese Medical Botany) originally published in 1596,...More
VCR1 K-Celebrities 2011/12/09, Source,
Now We go wherever the stars go! Here's the hottest entertainment news of the week! Let's go!
Can it be true[Interview : Eom Tae-woong, Actor] "I uploaded that wedding photo. We took it on the set of our movie, and we looked really great together, as the movie intended".
It turned out that the photo was taken as part of filming for the upcoming movie "Never Ending Story". In the movie, Eom Tae-woong and Jeong Ryeo-won will play a dying couple,...More
Yoo Ji-tae debuts as feature film director 2011/11/08, Source,
Actor Yoo Ji-tae is debuting as a movie director.
He is in charge of the movie "Sanseberia", which Lotte Entertainment is producing and distributing. According to his management, he completed the signing of contracts on November 8th and will start shooting sometime at the end of this year or next January,...More
Celebrity Couple Using Fame to Support World Vision 2011/10/18, Source,
Actor Yoo Ji-tae has been appointed an honorary ambassador for World Vision. His bride-to-be, actress Kim Hyo-jin, is working in a similar role for the same Christian charity.
Yoo got involved with the organization while he was supporting two Mongolian children in 2009. Since then, he has busied himself with various promotional activities,...More
Yoo, Kim to marry on Dec. 2 2011/08/22, Source,
Bride-to-be Kim Hyo-jin and her fiance Yoo Ji-tae
By Chung Ah-young
Actor Yoo Ji-tae, 35, and actress Kim Hyo-jin, 27, will tie the knot Dec. 2 after five years together, Namu Actors, Kim's agency, said. However, the venue and other details have not been decided.
Yoo and Kim first met in a fashion commercial advertisement in 2003 and have kept the relationship going over the last five years since late 2006. After the public learned of their relationship, the couple has appeared together at various events,...More
Actress Kim Hyo-jin Takes Message of Hope to Albanian Children 2011/07/30, Source,
A girl kisses Kim Hyo-jin at a residential area in Dibra, Albania, during the actress' visit to the country in her real-life role as an ambassador for the charitable organization World Vision.
Actress Kim Hyo-jin's real-life role as a promotional ambassador for the evangelical charity World Vision has taken her to danger spots around the world. She has visited some of the poorest countries on the planet, such as Mongolia, Laos, and Uganda, and even found herself engaged in volunteering activities in Sudan last year amid a pitched gun battle,...More
'Kiss of Spider Woman' ready to lure audience 2011/02/01, Source,
Actors pose at a press conference for the play "Kiss of the Spider Woman", which will be staged from Feb. 11 to April 24 at Art One Theater in Daehangno. / Courtesy of Aga Company
By Jeong Ah-young
A Korean version of "Kiss of the Spider Woman", a theatrical adaptation of Argentine playwright Manuel Puig's novel, will take to the stage from Feb. 11 to April 24,...More
Kim Hyo-jin said, "I will NEVER wear any fur" 2010/12/17, Source,
Talent Kim Hyo-jin is known to be participating in anti-fur movement. This is her second environment-friendly movement after she made a statement that she will be vegetarian to protect animals.
Her company Namoo Actors said, “3~4 years ago, Kim Hyo-jin read 'Beyond Beef' and decided to be a vegetarian. She is not perfectly vegan yet; she still drinks milk and eat eggs. She is interested in documentaries about animal protection and killing. One day, when she was watching animal hunting scene from TV, she said, “I will never wear fur coats again. When her stylist brings new clothes, she always double checks, if it contains any real fur or not.”,...More
[PREVIEW] KBS TV series "Marry me, Mary!" 2010/11/05, Source,
From left, actress Kim Hyo-jin, actor Jang Geun-seok, director Hong Seok-goo, writer In Eun-ah, actress Moon Geun-young and actor Kim Jae-wook pose during a photocall of a press conference for upcoming KBS TV series "Marry Me, Mary!" held at the Imperial Palace hotel in Seoul, South Korea on November 3, 2010. [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
A couple walks along a tranquil residential area that sunrays are breaking into. The guy plays a guitar and the girl takes photographs. Then shortly after, this couple who could not possibly look any happier, run down a street while each holds the hands of a different man and woman. The four meet in the middle of the street and wave to each other, smiling. This one-minute 45-second teaser trailer of upcoming KBS TV series "Marry Me, Mary!", revealed at its press conference on Wednesday, showed the relationships between the main characters and the atmosphere they will be surrounded by in the drama,...More
Plays flourishing again, musicals waning 2010/07/26, Source,
A scene from the play "Take Care of My Mom", presented by the Seensee Musical Company, which was put on stage earlier this yea
By Chung Ah-young Staff reporter
Since the smashing success of "The Phantom of the Opera" prompted the rise of local musical productions both in quality and quantity in 2001, the lavish shows have been dominating the theater industry. Plays have been overshadowed by the decade-long musical boom,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Yoo Ji-tae possibly marrying next year? 2010/03/04, Source, Yoo Ji-tae is calm and honest type. He has been on the red carpets with his girlfriend being bold in his relationship, however he is also very shy and keeps to himself.
That is where his charisma and attraction comes from.
He is acting two characters in "Secret Love" as twin brothers who love one woman. He acts this prohibited love as older brother and younger brother.
Yoo says that his joy these days comes from his girlfriend. He is thankful and,...More
Convergence of movie and TV drama continues to evolve 2009/11/05, Source, Simultaneous production of drama and its theatrical version increases efficiency
Generalization of digital shooting breaks down barriers of human resources & technology
Respect of different ways of producing broadcast programs and movies brings higher efficiency
It's never a good sign when the trailer for a movie ends up being the best thing about it. But the one-minute promotional film for "Nuguna Pimilun Itda (Everybody has Secrets)" has all the mischi,...More
'Everybody Has a Secret' to reveal secrets 2004/07/24, Source, "Secrets" are something that everyone seems to have, and it raises the question, can knowing a secret lead to happiness? Then does that mean that a greater secret is greater happiness?
'Evil Lake' another historical folly 2003/11/26, Source, There is a corner of the local film industry that keeps churning out historical adventures even though they keep flopping at the box office. Indeed, watching Korean historical adventures like "Bicheonmu" (2000), "The Legend of Gingko" (2000) and ",...More
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