[HanCinema's Film Review] "Real" 2017/07/08,
Tae-yeong (played by Kim Soo-hyun) is a man in a suit who owns a casino and can always be found chewing gum. The first act of "Real" has him talking to psychiatrist Jin-gi (played by Lee Sung-min) about some sort of...thing that happened. This framing device ends up being dropped completely as Tae-yeong ends up embroiled in some sort of...thing involving his exact duplicate (also played by Kim Soo-hyun) who is differentiated from the original by a crystal mask, then padding, and finally glasses. Then they do lots of other...things that are highly sexy, violent, and colorful, but otherwise largely incomprehensible,...More
Kim Soo-hyun Looks to Last Film Before Military Service 2017/06/28, Source,
Actor Kim Soo-hyun talked up his latest film at a press event early this week ahead of its release on Wednesday.
The much-anticipated film, "Real", is an action noir about a conspiracy involving Asia's biggest casino and drew attention even before its release due to superior action sequences and an R-rated love scene with co-star singer-turned-actress and former f(X) member Sulli,...More
Sulli of f(x) Tickles Fans with Suggestive Selfies 2016/04/21, Source, Sulli formerly of girl band f(x) has been making headlines in the tabloids by posting suggestive selfies on Instagram.
The starlet apparently upset some censorious netizens with pictures that show her and her boyfriend, rapper Choiza, kissing on a bed,...More
Sulli in high school 2015/06/25, Source, While rumors about Sulli's (also known as Sulli) quitting the team is getting bigger, a picture of her from high school has come up.
Sulli is dressed in uniform. Her fair white skin makes her features stand out,...More
[Photos] f(x) Sulli's mature looks 2015/03/19, Source, Group f(x) member Sulli took pictures with style magazine High Cut and Chanel.
Instead of the typical style of focusing on the face, this photo shoot laid out a story and made a pictorial that resembled a movie. Two pictures of Sulli show how mature she's become,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Fashion King - Movie" 2014/12/13,
Gi-myeong (played by Joo Won) becomes determined to excel in fashion either to humiliate the bullies who torment him / win the affections of the girl he likes / just out of sheer love for fashion. "Fashion King - Movie" is never particularly clear about which specific motivation is actually important to Gi-myeong, and all of them are pretty underdeveloped. But that's not what the movie is about anyway. The premise of "Fashion King - Movie" is mostly just an excuse to show off increasingly elaborate and bizarre fashion setpieces, which are more about provoking reaction shots and color commentary than they are anything actually resembling a coherent point,...More
Sulli Gets Back from Break with New Flick 2014/11/04, Source, Sulli (Sulli) of a K-pop girl group f(x) made her first public appearance in three months to promote her new film, "Fashion King - Movie", at a press event in Seoul last Friday. Sulli abruptly cancelled all her scheduled appearances and arrangements in July to take a break, citing that she got stressed out due to malicious online rumors as her relationship with Choiza of hip-hop pair Dynamic Duo was revealed,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2014/11/01, K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★★ "Fire in Hell": A Buddhist monk succumbs to sin and is cruelly cornered by fate on his way to redemption. (11/06)
★★★★ "Entangled": A family of four are put under pressure after the youngest daughter's child dies as a result of the mother's deteriorating mental condition. (11/06)
★★★★ "Daughter": A woman struggles to free herself from her strict ascetic upbringing and wonders what the future holds for her own family. (11/06)
★★★ "Fashion King - Movie": A high school student plans to become a fabulous fashionista in order to attract the attention of the prettiest girl in school. (11/06)
★★★★ "Glory For Everyone": A touching documentary that follows a young soccer team and accounts their struggles against poverty and class. (11/06),...More
Sulli Admits Relationship with Hip-Hop Rapper 2014/08/22, Source, Sulli (Sully) of K-pop girl group f(x) and Choiza of hip-hop pair Dynamic Duo admitted they are dating, months after they denied dating rumors. "Sulli (20) and Choiza (34) started off as close friends, but they developed feelings for each other and they are now in a relationship", said their respective management agencies SM Entertainment and Ameoba Culture in a separate press release on Tuesday,...More
Scandalous world of showbiz 2013/10/01, Source,
Rumors of celebrity relationships have been added day after day. On Wednesday, two models, Kim Woo-bin and Yoo Ji-an, were reported as a couple while Thursday saw two more romantic rumors -- idol star Sulli of the girl group FX and singer Choi Ja of Dynamic Duo, and Soyeon of the popular girl group Tiara and singer Oh Jong-hyeok. Friday added one more couple of idol star L of the boy group Infinite and an ordinary woman.
Though Sulli (19) and Choi Ja (33) denied their romantic relationships, many netizens believe they are a couple based on pictures of them posted on the Internet in which they walk hand in hand. Because of the 14-year age gap, a netizen commented, Choi Ja is a true winner! Another netizen said, Sulli used to say that she adores a man like a father. The father-like man must have been Choi Ja,...More
Sulli looks like Lee Nan-hyang 2012/12/26, Source,
Lee Nan-hyang's look alike
A picture of the Chosun Lee Nan-hyang was posted recently online under the title "Sulli and Chosun Lee Nan-hyang" and netizens are having a field day,...More
Lee Gwang-soo in SNS mess 2012/10/14, Source,
Lee Gwang-soo is suffering from Facebook impersonation.
King Kong Entertainment on the 14th announced, "There are many who impersonate actor Lee Gwang-soo on Facebook. Lee Gwang-soo doesn't use any kind of SNS except Twitter and Weibo. Be careful of impersonations!,...More
Ahn So-hee of Wonder Girls 2012/02/23, Source, Ahn So-hee (Hangul: 안소희; Hanja: 安昭熙; born June 27, 1992), commonly known by her stage name Sohee, is a South Korean idol singer, actress, model and MC. She is a member of the Korean girl group Wonder Girls, which debuted under JYP Entertainment in 2007,...More
The ultimate Korean beauty 2012/01/15, Source,
Pictures of 'the ultimate Korean beauty', created by synthesizing the pictures of beautiful actresses and girl group members, have created a stir.
Two pictures titled 'The Ultimate Korean Beauty' popped up online recently. One is an imaginary face made up with the faces of beautiful actresses and the other of girl group members',...More
[Star ESI 1] Star's past, since when were they pretty? 2011/05/01, Source,
"Since when were so pretty?"
There are many pretty women on TV. We wonder if they are 'pretty from birth' or 'medically pretty'. We can check the truth from their graduation or debut pictures through the Internet. Among the pretty women are those from a beauty contest or were a child actor. There are also those who fired up male students hearts in uniforms. There are also pretty women who have peculiar experiences and are favorites by the public and in online shopping malls.,...More
Big Bang Daesung he looks exactly like Sammy 2010/12/08, Source,
Big Bang member Daesung speaks at a press conference for animated film "Sammy's Adventures: The Secret Passage" held at a CJ CGV theater in Seoul, South Korea on December 7, 2010. [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily]
Korean boy band Big Bang member Daesung has said he looks exactly like his character Sammy in the upcoming animated movie "Sammy's Adventures: The Secret Passage".
The remark came on Tuesday during a press conference for the 3D computer animated picture as he responded to a reporter's question on how members of Big Bang reacted when they found out he was going to do a voice over for the cartoon,...More
Girls' Generation, SHINee and f(x) calendars to be released 2010/11/22, Source, Girls' Generation (left) and SHINee (right) [Danal]
A 2011 calendar featuring the photographs of SM Entertainment artists Girls' Generation, SHINee and f(X) will become available for preorders tomorrow.
The calendar's creator Danal announced on Monday that they will release a desk top and wall version of the calendar featuring individual and group pictures of the popular K-pop stars. It will also be available as an application for smartphones,...More
SM artists bring in 25,000 fans to concert in Shanghai 2010/09/13, Source,
SM artists celebrating the 15th anniversary of singer Kangta at the third concert SMTOWN LIVE '10 in Shanghai on September 11, 2010. [SM Entertainment]
The artists of top talent agency SM Entertainment held their third concert in Shanghai over the weekend, performing a total of 54 songs in front of 25,000 concertgoers,...More
[PHOTOS] SM tour 2010/09/03, Source, Donghae, Minho and Eunhyuk [SM Entertainment]
From left, Super Junior's Donghae and SHINee's Minho goof off in front of a sleeping Super Junior member Eunhyuk in a plane at Incheon International Airport in South Korea on September 2, 2010 as they depart for the U.S. leg of the "SMTOWN LIVE '10 World Tour" to be held in Los Angeles on September 4,...More
SS501 Kim Hyun-joong to play lead role in new TV series 2010/07/09, Source, Kim Hyun-joong [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong has been tapped to star in a TV series based on popular Japanese comic "Naughty Kiss".
"He hasn't officially signed a contract yet but he has provisionally agreed to appear in the drama", a high-ranking official at Kim's agency KEYEAST said on Friday.
Kim will play the role of "Mr. Perfect" Baek Seung-jo -- the top student, good cook and great athlete -- who later falls in love with Moon Hani, a girl at his high school who always ends up in trouble,...More
Kangta and f(x) to promote Together Day 2010/05/06, Source,
Korean singer Kangta and girl group f(x) [SM Entertainment]
Korean pop idols Kangta and f(x) have been appointed honorary ambassadors for the third annual Together Day, a day aimed at fostering understanding between Koreans and foreigners living in Korea.
SM Entertainment stated in a press release on Thursday that the Ministry of Justice had chosen Kangta as an ambassador due to the leading role he plays in promoting the Hallyu, or Korean Wave, and f(x) for the active singing career they have been pursuing both domestically and overseas,...More
Epik High, f(x) perform at Cannes music showcase 2010/01/28, Source,
Korean band Epik High performs at "K-pop Night" showcase at MIDEM 2010 [Korea Creative Content Agency]
Korean hip-hop group Epik High and girl band f(x) performed as representatives of Korean pop music at a global music showcase in Cannes held this week, according to a press release by the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA).
Epik High and f(x) performed for about 90 minutes on "K-Pop Night" event -- held January 26 at Hotel Martinez in Cannes, France -- in front of music and media industry executives at MIDEM 2010, KOCCA explained in the statement released yesterday.
"I felt a connection with many of the attendees despite our different nationalities and age", Tablo of Epik High was quoted as saying. "It was an amazing, entertaining performance".,...More
[FOCUS] 10 Awards - Top 10 Entertainment News of 2009 2009/12/30, Source, Top 10 News of 2009
Two former presidents and a king passed away. One wrong remark during an entertainment show took the entire country by storm. Such unbelievably enormous incidents were played out in unbelievable directions during 2009. Thus, the top ten news of 2009 selected by <10 Asia> may seem like the ten most incredulous news of the year. But one could say that what these ten news stories have in common is that they carry the flow of Korea's pop culture. Can you really believe that all these things happened within a span of one year?
News 1. Actress Jang Ja-yeon commits suicide
Actress Jang Ja-yeon [KBS]
On March 7, one little known actress wrote in her suicide note, "I am a weak, powerless actress. I want to be free from this pain" and killed herself. It was actress Jang Ja-yeon, who was appearing in KBS TV series "Boys over Flowers" at the time. The suicide note, which was 12 pages long on A4-sized paper, explained that she had been physically abused by her agency, forced to drink and provide sexual services. It also listed names of high-ranking executives in the industry, including a head of media company, television drama director and owners of business companies. People started calling the note "The Jang Ja-yeon List". The incident brought to surface how badly aspiring actresses and female celebrities in general have been violated and the ugly power of the media. But due to slow, passive investigation by the Korean authorities, the truth never came to light. Of all people who were under investigation, only two people involved in the incident -- former head of Jang's agency and former manager who exposed Jang's suicide notes -- were indicted and the suspects whose names were listed in the documents were all cleared of charges and let go. Was the death of Jang Ja-yeon a suicide or a homicide?,...More
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