[Guest Film Review] "Claire's Camera" 2017/11/11,
One fact about Hong Sang-soo's filmography is that he seems to shoot the same movie again and again with very few changes in all of the aspects that comprise his films. Another fact is that he does it so well, and that his virtues (mainly the composition and the ironic humor) are so evident, to the point that one finds himself wishing to see them all. This time, he made a few changes, as he decided to shoot in Cannes, include Isabelle Huppert in the cast, and have his actors speak English as much as Korean,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Unkind Women" Episode 2 2015/04/05, "Unkind Women" is zipping right along, feeding us backstory and humor and relationships that are full of heart. Although the story is a tad jumpy, the characters and their situations are easy to relate to and fun to watch. Hyeon-sook continues to be the most engaging character with her quirkiness, fiery-temper and significant background information,...More
[Spoiler] "Rosy Lovers" Lee Jang-woo forgives Jang Mi-hee 2015/04/05, Source, On the fiftieth episode of the MBC weekend drama "Rosy Lovers", Park Cha-dol (Lee Jang-woo) opened up for Ko Yeon-hwa (Jang Mi-hee) who bothered him, not knowing he was her son.
Park Cha-dol went to Go Yeon-hwa's house with his daughter Park Cho-rong (Lee Go-eun). Ko Yeon-hwa said, "This is like a dream and I wondered what to say to you". Park Cha-dol apologized for the day before but she said, "Don't be sorry. I am grateful you came all the way here. I am not worth saying anything. You were here all along and I bothered you for such a long time",...More
The entertainment business: a statistical analysis of what happens after stars find trouble 2012/02/19, Source,
A mother with a large brood never has a peaceful day. It's the same for the entertainment business. There are drugs, drunk driving, violence, gambling, education fraud and more. The patterns for those stars who find themselves in trouble are similar. They take some time of to self reflect and return.
The period of self reflection differs according to the severity of the problem and the star's profession. Drunk driving can be seen as needing the shortest period of self reflection. The average turned out to be only about 6.6 months. Drug cases take more than 20 months to recover from. Only after about two years could stars come out in front of fans with their heads down,...More
Actor Kim found dead in apparent suicide 2011/11/08, Source,
By Lee Hyo-won
Actor Kim Chu-ryeon was found dead Tuesday morning in what appears to have been a suicide according to police. He was 64.
The veteran movie star was found hanging in his home in Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province. His body was found by a deacon of the church Kim had attended, identified as a 50-year-old Kang,...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
Jang Geun-suk models for photo gallery exhibition 2010/07/30, Source,
Korean actor Jang Geun-suk poses for his picture for the "Beautiful Eyes" exhibition [Tree J. Company]
Hallyu star Jang Geun-suk's eyes were featured for a photo gallery exhibition yesterday, according to his agency Tree J. Company on Friday.
Tree J. announced in a press release that Jang participated in an exhibition by famed Korean photographer Jo Se-hyun titled "Beautiful Eyes" which was hosted by Estee Lauder,...More
Busan - The 14th edition of the Pusan (Busan) International Film Fstival (PIFF) kicked off Thursday with glitz and glam. Some 150 star cineastes and VIP guests walked the red carpet, sizzling up the cool autumn evening at the seaside resort.
Haeundae Steals Spotlight at Pusan Film Festival 2009/10/08, Source, The Suyeong Bay area in Busan was packed on the evening of October 8, when the opening ceremony of the 14th Pusan International Film Festival was held. All 5,000 seats of the venue were filled. The less fortunate ones among the movie fans had to stay outside.
[ChanMi's star news] A great star has left us! 2009/06/28, Source, A well known and respected Korean movie director, Yoo Hyeon-mok has left us on the 28th.
At the age of 84 he leaves many of his masterpieces and inspiration for the next generation.
He has been fighting his health for the last 2 years and had been bedridden. Finally, his time had come to leave his friends and family.
The funeral for this great giant in films will be held for 5 days as a "Korean Film Director Funeral" starting July 2nd.
The host for the funeral will be Ahn Sung-ki. And memorandum will be by Kim Hye-soo, Jang Mi-hee,...More
Veteran actress Jang Mi-hee may lose her professorship at Myongji College if current allegations regarding he,...More
Kang Woo-seok, Park Chan-wook and Choi Min-sik to Appear on TV 2005/08/08, Source, Prominent Korean actors, film directors and producers will appear on TV to discuss the past, present and future of Korean movies. Entitled "60 Years of Korean Movies through the Eyes of 60 Culture Figures", the program was prepared by KBS TV1's "TV Culture Zone" to mark the 60th anniversary of the n,...More
Korean Film Council Protests Screen Quota Cuts 2004/12/29, Source, At a conference held Dec. 28 in the Preview Room of the Korean Film Council building in Cheongnyangni-dong, Seoul, and attended by movie industry leaders and actors, eight members of the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), including vice chairman,...More
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