[HanCinema's Film Review] "Lucid Dream" 2017/03/11,
Dae-ho (played by Ko Soo) is a reporter with legal troubles who struggles to make time for family. Then, one day at the amusement park, Dae-ho loses something very precious to him and is haunted by nightmares, slowly being driven mad. That is, until he learns about neurology researcher So-hyeon (played by Kang Hye-jeong), who is working to unlock the power of the "Lucid Dream" to reconstruct in fuller detail the mysteries of the subconscious,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.02.24 ~ 2017.02.26 2017/02/27,
M. Night Shyamalan's Split breaks local films' reign...
For the first time this year since "Your Name", a foreign film has stepped up and claimed pole position in Korea's box office. Local delights have been dominating since mid-January ("Confidential Assignment", "The King", and "Fabricated City"), but M. Night Shyamalan's new film, Split (starring James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy and Betty Buckley), arrived last Wednesday and came out on top during its first weekend out,...More
TOP 5 stars who look good in military uniforms 2017/01/30, Source,
The 'military look' is everywhere in dramas, movies and TV shows. In the movie "Operation Chromite", Lee Jung-jae, Lee Beom-soo, Liam Neeson and others all appeared in military. Song Joong-ki, Jin Goo, Kim Ji-won-I and more were all soldiers in "Descendants of the Sun". A TV show that ended last year was also all about military life.
However, the reason why the military look is so popular these days is because the figure of the soldier depicted in the movies and dramas is unique compared to other characters. First of all, the image of a soldier symbolizes strength and sharp charisma. Whatever adversity and hardships will not be an obstacle to them. There's also the military look that makes viewers' hearts beat faster. Who look the best suited up?,...More
[Interview] Lee Wonsuk with The Lady Miz Diva 2016/06/11, Source,
There must be something really special about your movies when you've only made two and you find yourself the subject of a retrospective at the legendary Smithsonian Museum. Our dear friend, Lee Wonsuk, director of the brilliant and hilarious "How to Use Guys with Secret Tips", and the award-winning feast for the eyes, "The Royal Tailor", gave us his thoughts on the honor, looks back on the making of those films and reveals his future projects, including a live-action adaptation of the popular webtoon, "LOOKISM",...More
Actor Ko Soo has a new baby girl 2015/04/17, Source,
Actor Ko Soo's new baby girl was born in the afternoon on April 17th.
The original due date was supposed to be sometime next month. However the baby was born earlier than expected at a hospital in Seoul. Both mom and baby are doing well,...More
Han Ye-seul "I didn't want to leave" 2015/01/15, Source, "Birth of a Beauty" was popular even before it was released. Producer Lee Chang-min recalled Han Ye-seul leaving the set without permission during "Spy MyeongWol" and put her passport in his hands saying, "She's not going anywhere". It was a serious matter back then but the crew took it lightly and made a joke out of it.
"I received many text messages after the drama. The producer made me laugh and it made me feel good. I didn't want to leave the set. I don't think I've ever had this much fun on set before",...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Royal Tailor" 2015/01/03,
Dol-seok (played by Han Seok-Kyu) makes fancy clothes for royalty, having risen up in the proper way, through official connections. Up-and-coming talent Gong-jin (played by Ko Soo) is more crude, using clever advertising schemes to showcase the popularity of his product. Gong-jin gets his chance to break into the big leagues when the Queen (played by Park Shin-hye) has to look for support outside of official channels,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2014/12/13,
K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★ "Ode to My Father": A wartime drama the depicts the lives of citizens living from the Korean War to the present day. (12/17)
★★★ "Change Zoororing Showcase": The Zoororing Investigators have to save the animals when they mysterious go missing from the peaceful village of Arumdrissy. (12/18)
★★★★ "Awaiting": A heartfelt tale about a woman who waits years for her man to return. (12/18)
★★★ "A Rented Room In Heaven": A romantic drama that involves sensual consolation for two young adults. (12/18)
★★★ "Ensemble": A documentary about a group of talented and passion musicians and their collective love for classical music. (12/18),...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Pororo, The Snow Fairy Village Adventure" and "Awaiting" 2014/12/05,
This holiday season marks the release of two unusually short films in Korean theaters. Both are worth your time, albeit for very different reasons. First up is "Pororo, The Snow Fairy Village Adventure". As the titles implies, the lovable penguin goes off with his friends to a snow fairy village to have an adventure. Yes, this is obviously a cartoon intended for children. If you're one of those humorless folks who hates anything not intended to directly please superior adult brains only just skip the next couple of paragraphs,...More
[HanCinema's Afterwords] KOFIC Podcast Review - Ep. 4 2014/01/11, In this Episode: Pierce gives us a news roundup and has a chat to independent film actress Kim Kkobbi…
KOFIC recently launched "Korean Cinema Today", a bimonthly podcast that's all about the wonderful world of Korean cinema. Hosted by Pierce Conran, the show features the latest Korean cinema news, features, discussions, and interviews with special guests from the industry.
This episode of KOFIC's Korean Cinema Today was divided into two segments, the first has Pierce discussing some Korean film news, and the second features an interview with actress Kim Kkobbi ("Breathless", "Pluto"). The first segment seems to be from last year and mentions the box office figures from the last week of December; but Pierce also highlights a few Korean news items that are worth mentioning again,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Way Back Home" 2013/12/27,
Husband Jong-Bae (played by Ko Soo), wife Jeong-Yeon (played by Jeon Do-yeon), and daughter Hye-Rin (played by Kang Ji-woo) are for the most part a normal family with typical modest ambitions. They're thrust into a rather awful situation when a good deed for a friend is swiftly unexpectedly punished. Left with no other apparent way to preserve the family, Jeong-Yeon decides to steal a piece of bread.
Not literally, of course. But that's very much the tone "Way Back Home" sets, as the punishment the family receives first for a good deed, then a bad one, is horribly disproportionate to the provoking action,...More
Song Kang-ho, Jeon Do-yeon Named Most Memorable Actors of 2013 2013/12/23, Source, Song Kang-ho (left) and Jeon Do-yeon
A record 227.8 million people had watched the 623 films screened in Korean theaters this year as of Saturday. Multiplex chain CGV says data from U.K. media research firm Screen Digest show that every Korean watched on average 4.12 films in cinema this year, beating the U.S'. 3.88 films per person to top the world for the first time. Some films were good, others a way of killing time. The Chosun Ilbo and booking site Maxmovie asked 2,622 people who were the most memorable actors and what the most memorable films of the year,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2013/12/07, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★ "The Secret Studio": Star-crossed lovers find each other again years later but don't recognise each other in their new roles.(12/11)
★★★★ "The Way Home": A woman gets deceived and caught with drugs in France and is sent to an island prison. Her husband then fights to bring her safely back home with him. (12/12)
★★★★ "Cats and Dogs": A cute love story of a young couple and the pets they each have that playfully mirror their own innocent ups and downs.(12/12)
★★★ "Campus S Couple": Campus romances, hook-ups, and crushes complicate life for a few young-blooded students.(12/12)
★★★★ "Over There": Zhang Lu's first documentary that sheds light on the lives of those living in the borderlands. (12/12),...More
"Way Back Home", based on a true story 2013/11/12, Source,
The movie "Way Back Home" is based on a true story about a regular Korean couple who were misunderstood as drug smugglers in the year 2004 at the Orly Airport in France and was imprisoned in the prison of Martinique Island.
The husband had been asked a favor by a friend of his to deliver a bag with gems. However, the contents of the bag weren't gems but drugs and they were caught and sent to prison,...More
TV dramas use similar names for main characters 2013/09/12, Source,
Jang Tae-san, Jang Tae-joo, Jang Tae-ha
They sound like names for brothers, but they are characters appearing in different TV dramas in Korea. Jang Tae-san (played by Lee Joon-ki) is the main character in MBC TVs Wednesday and Thursday drama series "Two Weeks". He is a fugitive who is mistakenly charged for murder, and struggles to save his daughter. Jang Tae-joo (played by Ko Soo) is the main character in SBS TVs Monday and Tuesday drama series "Empire of Gold", and is an ambitious man who seeks a hostile takeover of a chaebol enterprise to take revenge for his father who died due to false allegations.
Jang Tae-ha (played by Park Sang-min) is a character of hard-headed conglomerate owner on MBC TVs weekend drama series Scandal. They come to have similar names because all of them are serious and strong characters, and the screenplay writers sought to pick names suitable for such characters,...More
Ko Soo's first filming 2013/05/20, Source, Ko Soo, starring in the upcoming SBS drama "Empire of Gold" had his first filming session. This is Ko Soo's first drama come back in four years.
He takes on the role of Jang Tae-joo, a normal son who takes over the Empire of Gold. He has an intelligent brain, strong passion and delightful laugh but doesn't have money so he is ridiculed and looked down upon. He then suffers betrayal and turns into a cold-blooded adventurer,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Some" 2013/04/19,
A drug deal has gone bad, and local gangsters find themselves unexpectedly pursued by big-name mafiosos from Busan. The police, spearheaded by detective Seong-Ju (played by Ko Soo), must reach deeper and deeper into an investigation that consists mainly of lots of driving. And throughout all of this, traffic reporter Yu-Jin (played by Song Ji-hyo) is having unsettling visions, as if she has lived this day before,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] January 2013/02/02,
It was a hard month for foreign films here in Korea as January favoured three local films that, between them, held a tight grip on the ticket sales. Lee Hwan-gyeong's "Miracle in Cell No.7" may have stolen the show in the last weekend of the month, but it was Kim Ji-hoon's fiery epic "The Tower" and Jo Jin-kyoo's 5th comedy "Man on the Edge" that held that top position until then. In the foreign corner, two adaptations stood out in the form of the musical drama "Les Misérables" and "Life of Pi". The former has grossed $38.6 million over its six week run in Korean theatres, with "The Tower" close behind on $34.4 million,...More
Actor Ko Soo Becomes A Happy Father 2013/01/29, Source,
Actor Ko Soo and his wife Kim Hye-yeon welcomed a baby boy into their family on January 28th. Their son was born at the Seoul Asan Hospital a bit earlier than expected. However, both mother and baby are healthy and doing well,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Love 911" 2013/01/11,
Kang-Il (played by Ko Soo) is a firefighter who is completely dedicated to saving lives. A little too dedicated, bizarrely enough. He has very little regard for his own security and willfully forces himself into dangerous situations just because. Mi-soo (played by Han Hyo-joo) has the opposite problem. She's a doctor who's willfully forced herself not to show empathy with her patients. The worst thing that can happen to a doctor's career, after all, is admitting any kind of fault- it's a major opening to lawsuits,...More
Ko Soo Out to Prove He's More Than Just a Pretty Face 2012/12/15, Source,
Actor Ko Soo stars as a fire fighter in his latest film "Love 911", which is due to be released on Dec. 19. He plays the role of a heart-broken man who blames himself for not being able to save his wife from illness when his very job is to save people in danger. Since his debut in 1998, Ko primarily built up his career in TV dramas until he had to take time out for his mandatory military service in 2006. Since he was discharged, he has been focusing on films instead. He wrapped up "The Front Line" last year,...More
Finecut dials up Love 911 2012/03/14, Source,
Seoul-based sales company Finecut has announced it will be selling the upcoming film "Love 911" starting at the Hong Kong Filmart next week. Starring Ko Soo and Han Hyo-joo, the film is about an unlikely romance between a dedicated firefighter with a painful past and a cold-hearted emergency room (ER) doctor who is solely focused on her career.
Notable investment and distribution company N.E.W. is financing and distributing "Love 911" in Korea,...More
K-celebrities now 1 2012/02/23, Source, Hwang Jung-eum's Boyfriend Kim Yong-jun Enters the Military
SG Wannabe's Kim Yong-jun entered basic military training in Nonsan on February 16th.
Fans from all over the country came to see him off.
He shyly reveals his cropped hair!,...More
Lee Byung-hun To MC Ko Soo's Wedding 2012/02/16, Source,
Actor Ko Soo will be getting married on February 17th, to a woman 11 years his junior. The wedding will take place at the Dynasty Hall at the Shilla Hotel located in Seoul. It turns out that Ko Soo's fellow agency member Lee Byung-hun will be emceeing the ceremony!
Furthermore, actor Lee Soon-jae will be officiating while singer Gummy will be singing the congratulatory song,...More
Actor Ko Soo to Exchange Vows with Art Student 2012/01/12, Source, Actor Ko Soo (34) will marry a college student 11 years his junior on Feb. 17 in a private ceremony, his agency BH Entertainment said on Wednesday. According to a press release, Ko first met his bride-to-be, a 23-year-old art student, in 2008 and they have been dating ever since.
"As Ko Soo will start shooting his new movie in March, they moved the wedding date forward", the agency said,...More
Palm Springs fest to screen The Front Line 2011/12/26, Source,
The upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will screen South Korea's Oscar submission"The Front Line" in its Awards Buzz section. The section will feature 40 of the 63 official submissions the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film category. The 40 films were selected by festival programmers as the strongest entries in this year's race. The 2012 PSIFF will run Jan. 5 – 16,...More
[Giveaway] "The Front Line" DVD First Press Limited Edition 2011/12/01, Source,
Win a copy of "The Front Line" (2DVD + OST) (First Press Limited Edition), English subtitled.
One copy to be won, anybody can enter.
Check for the red ribbons on HanCinema and sign in with Facebook, share, like, tweet, plus pages, post comments or just browse on HanCinema and you will earn points, the winner will be the first to obtain 5000 points, no time limit,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Front Line": Making a Mountain out of a Mole Hill 2011/11/26, Jang Hoon's "The Front Line" has achieved much since its release in July. The war drama snatched up four awards from KAFC (Korean Association of Film Critics), another four from the Daejong Film Awards, two technical awards from the Blue Dragon Film Awards, had some 2,949,198 viewers watch it while on the circuit, and it was selected as South Korea's official submission to the Academy Awards. The film was also screened at a number of film festivals around the world but what is it about "The Front Line" that lets it stand tall among other, possibly more substantial and intimate, Korean War films?,...More
Historic War Drama Tops Nominations at Blue Dragon Awards 2011/11/10, Source, "The Front Line" has been nominated for 11 categories including Best Film at the 32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards, a leading annual awards ceremony organized by the Sports Chosun that focuses on new blockbusters.
Directed by Jang Hoon, the movie revolves around a final battle fought in the early stages of the 1950-53 Korean War after the 1951 ceasefire is announced, showing how soldiers can lose their humanity in the insanity of war. It stars Sin Ha-gyoon and Ko Soo, among others,...More
Well Go USA picks up "The Front Line" 2011/10/28, Source,
Screendaily.com has reported that Well Go USA has picked up South Korea's Oscar Best Foreign Language Film category submission.
The distributor has acquired all North American rights to the Korean War drama from director Jang Hoon.
The UK-based international trade magazine reported that Well Go negotiated rights from major Korean distributor Showbox / Mediaplex and plans a January 2012 theatrical release,...More
Viewer Review - Haunters 2011/10/15, Source,
Some things to know about my review:
- My reviews are subjective and my opinions based on my own general likes and dislikes, unclouded by obsessions.
- They usually don't have major or ending spoilers, but if they do, they will come with a warning.
- If I like a movie enough to write about it, I write a lot about it. My reviews are huge.
- I don't take myself too seriously so my reviews reflect that. It's light reading. A lot of it, but light.
I have started with Gang Dong-won movies, using my newly acquired obsession for inspiration and since I like them a lot. Which is why you won't be seeing a review about "Temptation of Wolves", which was frankly god-awful,...More
Hallyu stars behind the scenes seen at BIFF 2011/10/09, Source,
The night in Busan was heated up this year again. Movie fans and crowds gathered here and there in Busan catching up and enjoying themselves. The stars were no exception and many were spotted with drinks in their hands all over the city.
"My Way"'s Jang Dong-gun, Joe Odagiri and director Kang Je-gyu found the street vendor area after the opening ceremony on October 6th. The three drank soju all night and talked endlessly. Fans and citizens who were surprised by the bodyguards that appeared out of nowhere, were surprised again by Jang Dong-gun and Joe Odagiri,...More
Busan film festival opens to star-studded fanfare, Always 2011/10/07, Source, By KOFIC Staff
Despite some concern over construction delays at the Busan Cinema Center, the 16th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has opened at the new dedicated venue on schedule and with a galaxy of local and international stars on the red carpet. The festival opened Oct. 6 with the world premiere of Song Il-gon's ill-fated love story Always, starring So Ji-sub and Han Hyo-joo.
The film had sold out in seven seconds and the director and his stars were greeted with huge cheers as they stepped onto the Busan Cinema Center's red carpet with festival director LEE Yong Kwan. Song declared, "This is a great honor in my life",...More
'The Front Line' spotlights the Forgotten War 2011/06/16, Source,
By Park Sung-hee
Jang Hoon, who directed the hit inter-Korean drama "Secret Reunion", has returned with another film involving the two Koreas.
"The Front Line" takes viewers back to the Korean War (1950-53), which is largely known as the Forgotten War, and looks into parts of the conflict that have slipped into oblivion. Jang teamed up with a seasoned scriptwriter Park Sang-yeon for the 10 billion-won project.
"Even Koreans remember only about six months of the Korean War", scriptwriter Park told reporters Tuesday in Seoul. "But the actual conflict went on for another 30 months. We wanted to tell the forgotten parts of the Forgotten War",...More
Kim Ha-neul, Ha Ji-won and Kim Ok-bin extreme transformation 2011/06/12, Source,
It looks like we'll be able to see actresses fling their bodies for extreme change this coming summer on screens.
Kim Ha-neul, who has been pulling off various characters all this while, will attempt at blind acting for the first time in "Blind" (releasing August 11th). It appears that she has experienced blindness through exhibits, visiting special schools, learning how to read Braille and even learning how to walk with a seeing dog.,...More
Ko Soo Reveals His Relationship Status 2011/03/10, Source,
One hot actor may be back on the singles market, but another has officially announced his departure.
Actor Ko Soo carefully announced that there was indeed someone he has been seeing. According to his management company, HB Entertainment, on March 10th, "[Ko Soo was] surprised and slightly taken aback to return from an advertisement shoot abroad and see all of these articles popping up [about him]. There is someone that he met through a mutual friend that he grew to develop a relationship with",...More
Son Ye-jin Celebrates Birthday With Fans 2011/01/24, Source, Actress Son Ye-jin rang in her 29th birthday with 100 of her fans from all over the world. We're talking from Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Australia, and America, just to name a few. They all gathered on January 23rd-- although Son's birthday is on January 11th -- at the Musical House in Yaksu-dong of Seoul,...More
Stars Born in Year of Rabbit 2010/12/23, Source,
As the year 2011 is the year of the rabbit, many star actors who were born in the year of rabbit – year 1951, 1963, and 1987 – are making a fresh resolution to make a new leap forward next year. Let's take a look at those stars who were born in the year of the rabbit and have actively been performing in the various fields of broadcasting, movies, and music,...More
Korean pic "Haunters" sold to 7 countries 2010/11/19, Source,
Film "The Haunters" [Zip Cinema]
Current Korean box office topper "Haunters" has been sold to seven countries, according to the film's producer Zip Cinema.
Zip stated through a press release that "Haunters", which opened in theaters just last week, has been sold to Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg,...More
Gang Dong-won to enter military today 2010/11/18, Source, Gang Dong-won [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean actor Gang Dong-won will enter the military today, according to multiple sources in the entertainment business.
The sources told Asia Economic Daily's Sports Today on Thursday that Kang, 29, will enter the Nonsan training camp in the South Chungcheong Province around 1 p.m,...More
[INTERVIEW] Actress and model Jeong Eun-chae 2010/11/16, Source,
Actress and model Jeong Eun-chae [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
Interview with Korean actress and model Jeong Eun-chaeMy name isJeong Eun-chae. I was born on November 24, 1986. Oh, come to think of it, it's almost my birthday. I didn't know that time was going by because I've been doing two years worth of work during the past two months. I studied abroad in London when I was 15 years old. My whole family lived there for two years when I was about four or five years old. My father was there because of his job and at the time both my parents really liked the country and decided that they would send their child to study there when they get older,...More
[INTERVIEW] Actor Ko Soo - Part 1 2010/11/04, Source, Ko Soo [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
For long, since his debut at the age of 20 in 1998, Ko Soo has stolen the hearts of many women with his strong facial features which have earned him the nickname 'Ko-vid', in place of 'David' of the David Statue. Yet instead of believing that his good looks will keep him popular, a mistake so often made by those who are born beautiful, he has been creating his identity as an actor who slowly but steadily and surely has expanded on his realm of acting. After starring in SBS TV series "Piano" in 2001 which won him titles as best new actor and most popular actor at the network's year-end awards ceremony, Ko Soo, now 32, still puts in as much thought and effort as he did into his acting when he first made his debut. He was on close to a four-year hiatus to fulfill Korea's mandatory military duties but he has proven he is no less of the actor he was when he stepped out of the public's eye starting 2006,...More
[INTERVIEW] Actor Ko Soo - Part 2 2010/11/04, Source, Ko Soo [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]10: There definitely is that sort of consistency to your characters. And that's why it's difficult to imagine you playing a mean role. Ko Soo: Whether it be meanness or pureness, I think they all arise from the situation the character is put in. If he was in a situation where he had to be mean, he would look so anyways, even if he didn't put on a nasty expression. 10: But we haven't seen such acting from you yet. Do you maybe not want to try your hand at such roles?Ko Soo: I do want to as an actor but it's not that important for me. If I wanted to express such things, it could show in my work in a ridiculous way but what's important for me is the script I have right now. I can play mean roles when I'm handed them or I'm put in a situation too. But what's in my hands now is what's important for me. 10: Then it goes down to the issue of what the creator wants. Are there people who want to use you for such roles?Ko Soo: There are. Screenwriters or directors sometimes tell me that it would be great to show a different side to someone like me and that they think a lot about how that can be done. Because someone doing something unlikely of them has greater impact than someone doing something they're likely to do,...More
Kim Soo-hyun cast as male lead in upcoming KBS drama 2010/11/01, Source,
Korean actor Kim Soo-hyun [KEYEAST]
Korean actor Kim Soo-hyun has been cast as the male lead for upcoming KBS musical TV series "Dream High", a collaboration between Korea's top entertainment firms KEYEAST and JYP Entertainment (JYPE).
A press release from KEYEAST on Monday announced that Kim will be playing the role of Song Sam-dong in the show, a guy who dreamed of owning his own farm but later decides to go a performing arts school after falling head over heels in love with Go Hae-mi,...More
Gang Dong-won says "wants the power to teleport" 2010/10/18, Source,
Actor Ko Soo speaks to reporters during a press conference for film "Haunters" held at a Megabox theater in Dongadaemun of Seoul, South Korea on October 18, 2010. [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily]
Korean actor Gang Dong-won has said that he would want the ability to teleport to outer space although in the past, he wanted to have the power to control people's minds as his character does in his upcoming film "Haunters",...More
Stars light up opening day of Puchon film fest 2010/07/16, Source,
Actor Gong Hyung-jin and actress Choi Jeong-won host the opening ceremony of the 14th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival held in the city of Bucheon in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea on July 15, 2010. [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
"Only humans can enjoy festivals and films are at the center of those festivals". The opening ceremony for the 14th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) took place at Bucheon Citizen's Hall on Thursday evening. But the atmosphere, which had been dampened by the approach of the rainy season, lightened up as an array of stars, from near and far, took to the red carpet of the 11-day event,...More
[PHOTOS] PiFan opening ceremony 2010/07/16, Source, Ko Soo [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
Korean actor Ko Soo walks the red carpet of the opening ceremony for the 14th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival held in the city of Bucheon in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea on July 15, 2010,...More
Japanese media turns eyes to Kim Soo-hyun 2010/03/25, Source,
Korean actor Kim Soo-hyun featured in Japanese magazine "Brokore" [BOF Korea]
Japanese journalists have started to turn their attention to Korea's Kim Soo-hyun, signaling that the young actor may be headed toward gaining recognition in the country.
Kim's agency BOF Korea said Thursday that the actor was featured in the April issue of "Brokore", a Hallyu magazine in Japan, while also named one of the up and coming stars to watch for this year in the spring issue of another Hallyu publication named "Hallyupia",...More
Kim Seung-woo says "Win Win" gave him hardest time in life 2010/02/11, Source,
Scene from "Seungseungjanggu" [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
First, there was rumor it would be the "Kim Seung-woo show". But viewers began to wonder what role Kim would play on show when the names of the supporting show hosts were revealed -- namely TV personality Choi Hwa-jung, comedienne Kim Shin-young, 2PM member Woo Young and Girls' Generation member Taeyeon. But people then started taking interesting in the talk show "Win Win" when it became known that Kim Seung-woo played the traditional jjanggu in the middle of downtown Myeong-dong one day to 'keep the promise' he made with viewers. Then when it premiered on February 2, the show left a not-so-bad impression, showing promise of becoming competition for other shows aired in the same time slot. Below are exercpts from a joint press conference attended by the cast of the show and producer Yoon Hyun-jun.,...More
[REVIEW] TV series "Will it Snow for Christmas?" 2010/01/14, Source,
From left, actor Ko Soo and actress Han Ye-seul pose during a photo session of a press conference for SBS TV series "Will It Snow for Christmas??" held at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on November 25, 2009. [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
Written by Kang Myoung-seok Not once in his life has he not been the smartest in his class. He is also good-looking and can fight well. He still misses the girl he loved when he was in his teens. And he is a man of integrity who will be straightforward to the daughter of his company's chairman. Kang-jin (played by Ko Soo) in SBS TV series "Will It Snow for Christmas??" is not a man. He is a mythical character in existence for the women and the drama is the alter for that myth. When Kang-jin reveals the muscles on his forearms to execute the miracle of driving a nail into Ji-wan's (played by Han Ye-seul) wall, people around him will give their testimony on their sighting. Even Tae-joon (played by Song Jong-ho), the top elite in the Bumseo Group, commits an irregularity out of fear of Kang-jin, the chairman's daughter Woo-sun (played by Sun Woo-sun) praises Kang-jin for his honesty and sturdiness while the owner of the cafe at which Ji-wan works says he would want Kang-jin to be his nephew-in-law.
Hence, it seems it will start snowing if Kang-jin says so, and everyone who exists within the world of "Will It Snow for Christmas??" is in love with him. It would not be an overstatement to say that Ji-wan and Kang-jin's role in the drama is to show that they have to break up although they love each other and Tae-jun is considered a cowardly man the moment he starts competing with Kang-jin. The balance between the characters crumble and when Kang-jin disappears from the screen, the remaining characters are busy confessing their emotions about him rather than moving the drama forward with their own stories.,...More
[INTERVIEW] Actor Kim Soo-hyun 2010/01/12, Source, Interview with the actor who appeared in SBS TV series "Father's House" and played the actor Ko Soo's younger part in SBS TV series "Will It Snow for Christmas??"
Actor Kim Soo-hyeon-I [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
My name isKim Soo-hyun. Some people are curious to know why I didn't make a stage name since my name is the same as that of the great scenarist Kim Su-hyun...... What would be good? Kim Soo-gyum? Kim... Carley? Hahahaha. I was born on February 16, 1988. I major in acting at Joongang University. I'm an only child but a brusque son at home. I still do call out for my mom though when I get startled. My first part-time job was at a fastfood restaurant when I was in high school. But I got fired in the first three days because I couldn't get there on time after school. I still got paid for those three days though and how I was happy when I saw the money wired into my account. I heard that you're supposed to buy a pair of socks for your parents when you get paid for the first time so that's what I did... My mom never wore them though. I think I should've bought her socks with lace on it instead. I once learned how to do mountain climbing. It was back when I was in high school and I used to climb boulders and even took part in competitions. I didn't win because I fell during the second course...... But I've also learned how to scuba dive. I put in an effort to learn sports that aren't usually easy to learn.,...More
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I am from US and knew his name recently. He had great performance in Green Rose with such a young age. Even though I don't know Korean language, however, I can feel his feeling in Green Rose. He is such a bright artist. I really enjoyed to see his espisole. Furthermore, I found out the most popular 50 espisole in Korea, 3 of them he was the actor. I only can wait until he finished his military service before any next coming espisol or movie in the future.
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