[Orion's Drama News] Hallyu Army Blues 2017/02/04,
The new drama season has begun and more are coming up, including office/terminal illness drama "Radiant Office", which is gathering quite the cast. In more general drama news, I briefly contemplate the issue of Hallyu stardom in relation to military service, as 2017 marks the departure of many stars and the need for quick replacements,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The K2" Episode 16 Final 2016/11/13,
The finale is here and "The K2" ends with a bang, meaning the bang of Seong-won's unwisely picked bomb. The USB drive keeps changing hands, the truth of Uhm Hye-rin's death is revealed directly to Ahn-na by Yoo-jin herself and Je-ha tries his best to salvage the situation and save as many as he can from Seong-won's poor choice of partners,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The K2" Episode 15 2016/11/11,
If there is one good thing I can say about the messy plot writing of "The K2" at the moment is that it at least goes all out on grand concepts and this is currently the bomb. No, this is not the idiom indicating superiority and greatness, but the actual bomb Seong-won borrowed from a shady source in order to stupidly wave in front of a woman who eats grabby hands for breakfast and currently holds a powerful tool hostage,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The K2" Episode 13 2016/11/04,
The time has come when our antagonists' masks give way to reveal the ugly faces underneath in episode thirteen of "The K2". Everyone falls into a trap designed by our villain, Yoo-jin and she has big plans for those involved. The episode confirms some things for Je-ha, Ahn-na and us, bringing us closer to the final battle with the several enemies our heroes have to deal with,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The K2" Episode 12 2016/10/30,
I am intrigued and confused by episode twelve of "The K2", but I call that an improvement after a boring time lately. A major attack against Yoo-jin is launched by brother dearest, Je-ha gets a major Cloud Nine promotion and Yoo-jin opens up about Hye-rin's death. It is this last part which confuses me, but at this point I will take anything I can get in terms of forward movement,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The K2" Episode 11 2016/10/30,
The attempt to kill Gwan-soo fails and Je-ha finds himself trapped with his target and unable to kill him. Tough negotiations begin and Je-ha manages to get out and at the same time form a powerful, but false alliance. Our hero returns to his lady, but things are still falling apart around them. Yoo-jin has reached a breaking point and physical violence from Se-joon which pushes her off the edge,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The K2" Episode 10 2016/10/23,
Hope is often a punishing concept in Dramaland. The appearance of Seong-won as a possible antagonistic force gave me hope in light of a passive and lacking in focus Gwam-soo. Seong-won has sadly proven but an instigator of temporary drama. The series is at a point where it struggles to find a lifeline, be it in the form of forced romance and angst, unnecessarily extended scenes and dead-end conflicts,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The K2" Episode 6 2016/10/09,
Korean dramas often make me wonder if there is a ghost writer involved and I get this feeling a lot with "The K2". We are showered in heavy subjects, great drama and layered characters, but then it all disappears with one ridiculous element, such as magical smooches which take away the swelling of severe allergic reactions. The good news is, episode six of "The K2" delivers more of the former than the latter, making it almost an hour well spent,...More
Son Tae-yeong emcees 2016 Miss Korea 2016/07/08, Source,
The 60th Miss Korea peasant competition was held at Peace Palace in Kyung Hee University on July 8th.
Comedian Lee Kyung-kyu and actress Son Tae-yeong, who is a Miss Korea winner, 2000 emceed the 2016 Miss Korea competition. Boy group seventeen (SVT) and member and f(X) member Luna performed on the stage to celebrate the event,...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] "Sad Movie" 2013/12/21,
Foreboding title notwithstanding, the first thing that really stands out about "Sad Movie" are the comedic elements. Between the four vaguely related love-centered plotlines, there's this strong undertone of dark humor. There's a somewhat hostile relationship between mother and son, a threatened break-up over unchanging circumstances, a threatened marriage over unchanging circumstances, and a romance where one of the participants is neither seen or heard. It's all as bizarre as it sounds, yet to anyone who's been in these kinds of situations the emotions ring quite true.
What unites all these disparate stories is the overhanging dread of inevitability,...More
Weekly star scene 2011/07/28, Source, It's time for "Weekly Star Scene", our selection of the top 5 stories of the week from show business.
:We have our one and only sunshine Dami here in the studio with us today. Hello Dami! What do you have for us today[Reporter : ] :The stars of our first story is none other than,...More
Learn Which Residential Areas Are Hot Among The Stars 2011/05/11, Source,
The lives of celebrities never fail to intrigue the regular Joes out there. Much attention is paid to what they do, who they date, and where they live. Being that celebrities tend to seek out homes that are appropriate for their higher salaries in quiet neighborhoods where they can live out their private lives in peace, many coincidentally flock to the same buildings or areas.
For example, two very famous Korean star couples live in the same luxury-style villa in Samsung-dong of Seoul: comedian Lee Hwi-jae and his wife, and Korea's Brangelina, Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young. Jang and Ko moved into Lee's building last April to live right beneath him. There are rumors that the two couples get together often due to their shared love for baseball,...More
[INTERVIEW Part 2] Kwon Sang-woo eyeing acting roles in China 2010/06/23, Source, kwon Sang-woo [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily]
Actor kwon Sang-woo, one of the most successful stars in both Korea and Japan, has turned his eyes to China as he sets out to expand his acting career to a wider audience in Asia.
During an interview with Asia Economic Daily, the 33-year-old Hallyu star explained he is "looking into a film or drama role for next year in the Greater China region", and that "talks are currently in process",...More
Jang Dong-gun, Ko So-young wed on May 2 2010/05/02, Source,
Actors Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young at their wedding ceremony held at Seoul's Shilla Hotel on May 2, 2010 [AM Entertainment]
Top Korean actors Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young got married in a star-studded wedding ceremony held at Seoul's Shilla Hotel on May 2, ending months of media frenzy over their 18-year friendship and romance.
The star couple, dubbed Korea's equivalent of Brangelina, held a photo and Q&A session several hours prior to the ceremony, answering questions by reporters about the wedding and their baby -- Ko is four months pregnant,...More
The Luxury Properties Owned by Korean Stars 2010/03/18, Source, Sports, TV and movie stars are the envy of many, and that has if anything increased with the revelations of their vast real estate holdings. Although such cases are limited to only the highest-paid st,...More
[ChanMi's take] Yoon Eun-hye vs. Son Tae-yeong 2009/10/04, Source, The big and small spangled blings were once attires of cheerleaders or night singers. However, the strong blinding fashion is in for all fashionistas today!
This flashy outfit will be the hot item of thie Fall. It has the sexy look for Yoon Eun-hye as well as Son Tae-yeong!
The two female stars are wearing this golden colored spangled flashy top.
Yoon for it for her drama, "My Fair Lady" and Son wore it for the MBC-TV "Section TV Celebrity News" interview.
Who do you think looks better in this top?,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Son Tae-yeong, mysterious! 2009/08/18, Source, Actress Son Tae-yeong has been in the W magazine with a mysterious pose.
The actress is starred int he 09 Fall/Winter collection with the concept "Lost in Time".
She is in a very artistic background with a very sophisticated pose and costume.
She is currently in the drama "Two Wives", but has taken her time to be in the photoshoot. We can see her photoshoot in the W,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Son Tae-yeong in oversized sunglasses 2009/04/24, Source, Will the oversized round sunglasses be the new hot trend for the upcoming summer?
Son Tae-yeong has modeled wearing these sunglasses in the Vogue magazine wearing only white outfits to emphasize the sunglasses.
Doesn't she look so classy and sophisticated?
This new mother as well as a hot actress is bringing a new trend!,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Son Tae-yeong's photoshoot! 2009/02/06, Source, Her tummy is growing and we can see it!
Son Tae-yeong is expecting on the end of this month!
She has modeled for Instyle where we can tell that her beauty is unchanging while her tummy has been!
Son's interview is followed by this picture in the magazine. Son reveals how she met her husband kwon Sang-woo and how he proposed to her with the ring!,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Son Tae-yeong reveals her growing belly! 2009/01/15, Source, Son Tae-yeong had her first interview after her pregnancy!
She is 171cm tall and doesn't look much different besides her grown belly once you look at her closely. Her face is not swollen nor are her hands and feet. She looks as if she is in the first trimester, however she is due in only a few months!
She has gained 7 kg since her pregnancy and suffered a lot of morning sickness in the beginning. Son said that she wanted to avoid all the bad gossip and malicious comments on the internet about her marriage to kwon Sang-woo and the pregnancy before marriage. Son even,...More
[ChanMi's take] Shin Min-a vs. Son Tae-yeong! 2008/12/20, Source, Shin Min-a and Son Tae-yeong's news of their love relationship have swept through this year.
The two have also worn green mini dresses with no sleeves!
Interestingly, Son Tae-yeong wore the dress backwards revealing her sexy back.
Not only did they wear the same dress, but also the same heels!
Only their hair styles were different. Who do you think looks better in this reversible green mini dress?,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Good News! Kwon-Son couple expecting! 2008/12/03, Source, Actress Son Tae-yeong is pregnant 6 months! And we never knew!
The who have revealed that the baby is due this coming Spring.
The two were asked if they were expecting when they were getting married and denied it. Now, they tell their fans that she has been pregnant for 2 months at her marriage.
The couple are happily expecting the baby and staying in New Zealand taking care of Son's health.,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Kwon-Son couple on a vacation to New Zealand 2008/11/17, Source, Son Tae-yeong and kwon Sang-woo are enjoying their unofficial honeymoon.
Son has gone to Thailand after the wedding for a commercial film, and was unable to have a honeymoon.
Now, when they finally found the time, the two are going to a vacation home in New Zealand.
It is known that Kwon has bought a luxury apartment in New Zealand where you can see the Pacific Ocean. This pend house is where many stars have visited also.
This is a special place where Kwon has proposed to Son, which was another reason that they decided to go back here.,...More
Actors kwon Sang-woo, 32, and Son Tae-yeong, 28, tied the knot Sunday at a three-hour private wedding that drew a crowd including top Korean stars,,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Kwon Sang-woo and Son Tae-yeong's wedding today! 2008/09/28, Source, The kwon Sang-woo and Son Tae-yeong couple is having a strictly private wedding which brings even more curiosity in how it will be proceeded. The star couple will only be inviting the closest friends and family for their small wedding.
This day, only the invited can enter the wedding hall and there won't be any press meeting before the wedding for the fans. There is no live coverage for this wedding, and not even pictures will be publicized after the wedding.,...More
European directors are praising Korean actress Son Tae-yeong as one of the world's most beautiful a,...More
[MOVIE REVIEW] '24 Months' sheds light on conscription 2007/12/20, Source, No phones. No MP3 players. No girlfriends. For Korean men, a nightmarish experience is often compared to the compulsory military service. Many say their freedom is suppressed and they are not allowed to meet their loved ones often enough.
Still not sure about how dreadful it is to serve in the Ko,...More
Nation Hosting 3 Film Festivals 2006/08/05, Source, Movie lovers in Korea have three film festivals to choose from in different parts of the country.
Our Son Hee-kyung begins with an event where young people show their cinematic talents.
The Seoul International Youth Film Festival is celebrating its eighth year.
The five-day event invites young,...More
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