[HanCinema's Film Review] "Wish" 2016/09/17,
Jjang-goo (played by Jeong Woo) is a normal high school student who wants to be something special, like a high school delinquent. The circumstances are perfect- this being the nineties, there's still a very corporal bent to the South Korean educational system, and Jjang-goo's school already has a local gang. The problem is, this gang doesn't actually do anything except generic masculine posturing. And Jjang-goo is such an unremarkable student he can barely even do that right,...More
Fifth Annual KCON USA to Take Place in New York on June 24-25 and Los Angeles on July 29-31 2016/03/13, Source,
KCON NY welcomes fans back to The Prudential Center and KCON LA returns to the Staples Center The world's largest Korean culture convention and music festival celebrates its fifth anniversary this year, and today announced dates and venues for its two U.S. locations in the New York metropolitan area and Los Angeles. This year's KCON NY will return to The Prudential Center and expand to two days with two concerts on June 24-25. KCON LA will kick off a month later, taking place over three days from July 29-31 at the Staples Center,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Circle of Atonement" 2015/11/07,
Gi-jeong (played by Choe Yu-ri) is a little girl with barely any perception of her rather discouraging birthright. Gi-jeong's father Ji-cheol (played by Lim Hyeong-joon) is an ex-con who is not doing a very good job of rehabilitating into society. The situation slowly and methodically gets messier until finally, one timeskip away Gi-jeong has turned into Jeong-hyeon (played by Kim Yoo-jeong), a teenage girl with thankfully little memory of how she came to have a completely different name and family. For awhile anyway,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.10.16 ~ 2015.10.18 2015/10/19, "The Martian" isn't going anywhere… Ridley Scott's sci-fi epic, "The Martian", managed to remain at the top of the box office pile without much fuss or competition. "The Martian", based on Andy Weir's 2011 novel, and adapted by Drew Goddard, saw 819 thousand filmgoers come out and support its cause across 1,040 screens around the country, which meant that this popular space thriller captured over 46% of the box office pie during its second week out in Korea,...More
Son Ho-joon, "I'm in the process of becoming an actor" 2015/10/12, Source, Son Ho-joon, from the movie "Secret", was surprising. He wasn't the guy from "Three Meals A Day" where he ran errands for Cha Seung-won and Yoo Hae-jin and played with the puppies and cats there. He played Nam Cheol-woong, a man who spent 10 years planning his revenge for his girlfriend.
His acting didn't come out of nowhere. Son Ho-joon was completely engrossed in his character who spends 10 years waiting for revenge. He explained what he was thinking when he acted out every scene and he was sincere about it,...More
[Spoiler] 'Mrs. Cop' Son Ho-joon to Lee Da-hee, "I like you"
On the 7th episode of SBS' new Monday & Tuesday drama, 'Mrs. Cop', Min Do-yeong (Lee Da-hee) misunderstood Han Jin-woo (Son Ho-joon) for what he had done during a previous investigation, for which the two worked together, and it caused a conflict between the two.
Prior to this episode, Min Do-yeong threw a cup of soju in Han Jin-woo's face because she was upset as she thought Han Jin-woo used excessive force on the hostage situation where the hostage got hurt,...More
[Spoiler] "Mrs. Cop" Kim Hee-ae VS Kim Min-jong face each other 2015/08/10, Source,
Choi Yeong-jin (Kim Hee-ae) and Park Jong-ho (Kim Min-jong) came into conflict with the matter of the victim's suicide.
Yeong-jin investigated the case herself when she saw that the victim's mother wasn't accepting of her daughter's death. Yeong-jin found out that the victim had changed her phone number twice recently and had reserved tickets to a concert the next day and knew it wasn't suicide. She also heard that the victim was a devout Catholic and told Jong-ho, "Reinvestigate this case. It wasn't suicide",...More
KCON 2015 USA Rocked both Coasts with over 75,000 in Attendance in Its Fourth Year 2015/08/10, Source,
After three years of exponential growth, KCON 2015 USA presented by Toyota (www.kconusa.com) expanded for the first time to a bicoastal event, with three days of panels, workshops, and star-studded k-pop concerts held at the Los Angeles Convention Center and Staples Center in LA, in addition to a one day convention and concert held at the Prudential Center in the New York metro area. Over 75,000 fans of Korean entertainment and culture attended KCON 2015 USA, with 58,000 fans converging on the flagship event in LA, and another 17,000 celebrating KCON's arrival to the east coast,...More
Kim Hee-ae, "worried that I will tarnish my image"... SBS "Mrs. Cop" 2015/07/30, Source,
Actress will play a married Korean "Ajumma" cop.
On SBS' "Mrs. Cop" first being broadcasted on the 3rd of next month, Kim Hee-ae will play Choi Yeong-jin, a homicide detective. While she is a charismatic and experienced cop, the character is failing as a mother. While she has never properly celebrated her only daughter's birthday, she blames it on important cases always popping up. Inside, she is a mother who always thinks about her daughter and feels guilty,...More
Dramafever and CJ E&M Strike Multi-year TV and Movie Deal 2015/07/29,
Promotion of this Partnership to Kick Off with Exclusive Drama Category Sponsorship of KCON 2015 USA Presented by Toyota July 29, 2015 – DramaFever (dramafever.com), the leading online destination for international television shows and movies, and leading Asian pop culture producer and distributor CJ E&M have entered a multi-year licensing deal. The new agreement will bring top-rated Korean television series and feature films to DramaFever's OTT digital video network, including eight exclusive K-dramas, at least 10 exclusive new feature films, as well as more than 350 hours of other drama and variety programs,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015/07/20,
Last week Disney and Pixar's "Inside Out" entered the fray to settle in second with 21% of the box office pie; this weekend, however, saw the popular animation clinch the top spot by outperforming Kim Hak-soon's "Northern Limit Line" by almost most doubling its efforts. "Inside Out" claimed 939 thousand admissions over 931 screens (35%) to top the chart over the weekend, bumping Kim's war drama down a place with its 530 thousand admissions (19%). Worldwide, "Inside Out" has been extremely well-received having now banked over $490 million,...More
KCON Drama Stars Announcement - Kim Soo-hyeon-I, Daniel Henney, Son Ho-joon, Ki Hong Lee 2015/07/10,
Largest North American Festival for All Things Hallyu Confirms Appearances by Top Drama Stars, plus Writer and Director. KCON 2015 USA presented by Toyota, America's biggest event for All Things Hallyu is going big on drama in 2015 with confirmed appearances by top actors from television and film from Korea and the U.S. being featured at the annual celebration alongside the many top K-Pop artists previously announced. Living up to its mission to bring fans the most comprehensive celebration of all aspects of Korean entertainment, KCON 2015 USA has just confirmed stars Kim Soo-hyeon-I, Daniel Henney, Son Ho-joon and Ki Hong Lee to participate in the Los Angeles dates of the event. (Bios below),...More
The uprising of actresses older than their counterpart actor in recent dramas 2015/07/02, Source,
Dramas are full of couples where the female is older than the male. The percentage of this case has grown over the last 2~3 years and it's become a boom lately. This reflects the social change but a lack of 'variety in age range' is also seen as a cause for this.
There are currently 3~4 dramas that have 'older couples'. It's becoming a trend for mini series that represent each broadcasting station,...More
Lim Ji-yeon's lovely legs 2015/03/26, Source, Actress Lim Ji-yeon attended the production presentation of SBS TV show "Law of the Jungle" on the 26th.
"Law of the Jungle in Indochina" is the 18th jungle survival happening in the Indochina peninsula,...More
Another scandal surrounding "We Just Got Married" 2015/02/10, Source, It seemed all calm when suddenly MBC TV show "We Just Got Married" caused another fuss, unwelcome to both the viewers and the cast. The thin line between imaginary and real life presented by the show has finally snapped. Despite the fact that Oh Yeon-seo went through hell in 2013 with Lee Jang-woo while she was on the show with Lee Joon, it's happened again and the sincerity of the show is being questioned.
Yoo-ra from Girl's Day and Song Jae-rim, Hong Jong-hyeon and Kim So-eun, After School member Nana and Son Ho-joon have all been mentioned as people involved in the scandals. Hong Jong-hyeon put out a statement right away and moved on. However, Kim So-eun was spotted with Son Ho-joon and had to go back and forth impreciseness and denial. When the media wouldn't live it down, producer Seon Hye-yoon stepped forward and said, "I have checked with her in person that they are just friends". Kim So-eun's management only then came forward to say, "They are just friends",...More
"The Full Sun", 3 observation points 2014/02/05, Source,
The new KBS 2TV drama "The Full Sun" has revealed its 3 observation points.
First, it's the fancy scale. The first part of the drama starts off in Thailand. Based in the beaches of a hotel, the Bangkok Jewelry fair and the garden set of jewelry brand Bel Lafair are ready for viewing, and following are chasing action scenes and gun shooting scenes,...More
Dohee "Beatles Code" 2014/01/21, Source, Dohee talked about a time when a fan asked her to swear at him.
Dohee appeared on the Mnet "Beatles Code" 3D. she was asked if there was anything she experienced after the drama and she said, "I had someone who asked me to swear at him",...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Answer Me 1994" Episode 11 2013/11/23,
The theme of this episode is unrequited love. For the most part this is a self-conscious focus taken by the characters. We now have two couples who are pretty clearly in requited love now, but spending too time on them is just kind of boring. Who wants to look at happy people when it's so much more fun to just stir about sullenly in the depths of misery?
Hae-tae gets a focused personal plot for once, although it's not really a love plot so much as sheer lust,...More
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