Yewon apologizes to Lee Tae-im 2015/06/02, Source, Singer Yewon released an official apology statement about the incident with actress Lee Tae-im during the making of an MBC TV show.
Through her SNS, Yewon posted a picture of her handwritten letter titled, "I am very sorry for the trouble I have caused you". It has been 3 months since the incident,...More
My Tutor Friend Lee Tae-im cusses 2015/03/03, Source, While actress Lee Tae-im is in the hot spot for apparently cussing at Yewon during the recording of MBC TV show "My Tutor Friend", her sexy pictures have risen along with the incident.
Lee Tae-im's pictures were published in the 2014 June issue of the fashion magazine Cosmopolitan. She's wearing a bikini and posing with the ocean in the background,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Days of Wrath" 2014/11/29,
Bullying is a social problem found a lot in Korean works. It is a dire topic in society in general, but especially in countries where pressure for progress and excellence over peers is high. Despite the potential to explore it, "Days of Wrath" is more of a suspense-fueled revenge story than a work about bullying,...More
For the Emperor (2014) 2014/06/14, Source, "For The Emperor"
Genres: Action and Crime
Running Time: 102 min.
Directed by: Park Sang-joon
Starring: Lee Min-ki, Park Seong-woong, Lee Tae-im
Synopsis: A cold-blooded detective Ji-wook brutally assaults and stops at nothing to catch crimHwan is a former professional baseball player who had to quit the sport after being involved in fixing games. He gets recruited by a private loan ring and gets fascinated by their money and power. He has nothing on him but expands his territory with confidence and malice. Sang-ha, a cold-blooded boss of a crime takes Hwan under his wing. But when Yun-su, with whom he falls in love, disappears, Hwan suspects that Sang-ha is deeply involved and starts to rebel against him to win his love and authority,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "For The Emperor" 2014/06/13,
Lee Hwan (played by Lee Min-ki) is a man who, as far as I can tell, has four goals in life. First, he wants to engage in gruesome violence. It doesn't really matter against who. Second, he wants to run a shady gambling enterprise. Third, he wants to have sex. Fourth, he wants to do drugs. Lee Hwan for the most part succeeds in all these goals. Except to the extent these are probably bad goals in life. In that sense he's probably failing.
"For The Emperor" doesn't really concern itself with the finer subtleties of these plot points though,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2014/06/07, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★★ "The Stone": Min-su, an extremely talented Go player, is recruited by a local gang boss to be his personal tutor, but matters soon become serious when the game starts to have real-world consequences. (06/12)
★★★★ "You Are My Vampire": A struggling young writer wants to pen a vampire novel and in the process finds some strange real-world inspiration to fuel her curiosity. (06/12)
★★★★ "An American Friend": A Korean-American secret agent tries to sell high-priced artwork, and as he's being chased around encounters an intriguing woman interested in making a deal. (06/12)
★★★★ "Gyeongju": A man nostalgically travels back to the city of Gyeongju and finds new adventure in old places with fresh faces. (06/12)
★★★ "For The Emperor": A disgraced baseball player losses everything and then enters a crime ring that comes cloaked in both pleasure and pain. (06/12),...More
'SIU' falls into traps of cop movie cliches 2011/12/01, Source, Eom Tae-woong, left, and Joo Won appear in a scene from the cop movie "SIU". / Courtesy of Cinergy/Lotte Entertainment
By Lee Hyo-won
From the "Two Cops" franchise and the "Public Enemy" series to most recently "The Apprehenders", Korean cinema seems to have seen its fair share of cop movies, but "SIU" is proving to be entertainment that sells well despite its flaws.
Having drawn over 550,000 viewers as of Tuesday since opening last week, the box office topper shows the grace of having a convincing script, allowing actors to shine and sticking close to the rules of a given genre, without being afraid to throw something else into the picture. The latter, however, proves to be a trap as well, as some grossly miscalculated narrative elements end up becoming cliches that weigh down the intrigue,...More
Best Bikini Bods In The Biz? 2011/08/01, Source,
It's summer time and what epitomizes summer more than getting into your swimsuits for fun at the beach?
Amidst the many Korean celebrities boasting enviable figures, a list was compiled by a panel of 5,000 from the research site Tillion, of some of the best bikini bods in the biz,...More
Jang Seo-hee wins grand prize at SBS Drama Awards 2010/01/04, Source,
Korean actress Jang Seo-hee at SBS Drama Awards [SBS]
Korean actress Jang Seo-hee won the grand prize at the SBS Drama Awards, held at SBS' Open Hall on December 31.
Jang was awarded the top honor for her role in "Temptation of Wife", which was one of the most-watched and most controversial dramas of the year for its sensational storyline.
"I didn't want to cry. I wanted to be cool about receiving [the award]".. said Jang in her acceptance speech. "I thought I wouldn't be able to win this because of the genre. I would like to thank writer Kim Soon-ok... I was in a slump for three years but she helped me make a comeback".,...More
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