[Guest Film Review] "Hellcats" 2018/01/13,
I have to admit that romantic comedies is one of the categories I rarely enjoy, as they are, for the most part, addressed to the female audience. "Hellcats" however, managed to get under my skin, as I found myself smiling repeatedly during the movie, particularly due to Kim Min-hee's performance, in one of her first, truly competent performances,...More
Workers in Big Businesses Earn Twice as Much as in SMEs 2016/07/24, Source,
The wage gap between workers in major conglomerates and small and mid-sized companies has grown so much that the former earn almost twice as much as the latter.
The wage gap stood at W31.81 million last year, up 7.6 percent compared to 2014 (US$1=W1,143). Regular staff at major conglomerates earned W65.44 million a year on average, while workers in SMEs earned only W33.63 million,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Black Hand" 2015/04/18,
Jeong-woo (played by Kim Sung-soo) is a male surgeon. Yoo-kyeong (played by Han Go-eun) is his surgeon girlfriend. Neither of them are terribly bright. I mean, obviously they have medical expertise. But Jeong-woo is really bad at keeping secrets. And Yoo-kyeong has a rather unhealthy fascination with dark holes. The entirity of "Black Hand" is a mystery as we try to guess which of these two apparently dumb people has masterminded the film's atmosphere of shock horror,...More
"Black Hand" scarier without the ghost 2015/04/15, Source, The first horror film of the year "Black Hand" had a media day at the Wangsipri CGV in Seoul. The movie tells the story of the horrible things that happen to Go-eun (Yoo Kyeong), who had a hand inosculation, and her boyfriend and surgeon, Kim Sung-soo (Jeong-woo).
The characters of the movie are doctor Kim Sung-soo who has a promising future, his secret mistress Han Go-eun and Shin Jeong-seon, daughter of the director of the hospital who envies them. The characters are typical and the relationships between the characters are also not something we haven't seen before,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Full House" 2013/10/11,
Depending on how big of a drama watcher you are, you might know a little or a lot about the 2004 hit series "Full House". This romantic drama starring Song Hye-kyo and Rain was quite the success during its original run, ending with ratings that reached a 42% peak with its last episode and becoming popular abroad, even resulting in a number of remakes made in other countries.
The premise of "Full House" is nothing new at this point. It is about the well covered topic of a business deal type of marriage leading to true love,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "R2B: Return to Base": Come Rain, Come Shine? 2012/12/15,
Film: "R2B: Return to Base" (R2B: 리턴투베이스)Director: Kim Dong-weonStars:Rain, Shin Se-kyung, Yoo Joon-sang, Kim Sung-soo, Lee Ha-na & Lee Jong-sukReview Score: 3 / 5
Also Try: "The Red Scarf", "71-Into the Fire" or "Taegukgi"
Shin Sang-ok's 1964 film "The Red Muffler" was the first film to be released nationally in Japan and, prior to its release there, it was also shown at the Asia-Pacific Film Festival in Taipei. It was this acclaimed classic, this "expertly-filmed motion picture", that inspired Kim Dong-weon's 2012 action drama "R2B: Return to Base". The film was made with $10,000,000 and Time magazine's 2011 'most influential person' and Korean superstar Rain. However, it also had the unfortunate luck of being released alongside Choi Dong-hoon's record breaking "The Thieves", as well as the historical comedy "The Grand Heist" (which itself brought in close to 5 million admissions)-it lasted three weeks before it fell off the radar.
"R2B: Return to Base" is, if anything, a great spectacle. There are incredibly gorgeous jet fighter scenes that seem to mirror the complexity and intensity of the stories told by some of the WWII veterans on the History channel; its star, Rain, is involved in a number of retro-style music montages as well as an angry/passionate topless locker-room brawl; and there is a love story in there somewhere that keeps you from feeling cheated. It's high-speed entertainment that catches the eye and quickens the pulse, but does little for the genre in Korea and even less for Rain's filmography,...More
2012 MAMA To Feature B.o.B. & Adam Lambert 2012/11/21, Source,
Both recognized internationally, pop singer Adam Lambert and hip hop singer-songwriter-producer B.o.B. will both be attending the 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA). According to the Director of MAMA Han Dong-cheol, the entire world will be able to enjoy performances by these two acts at the awards ceremony which will be taking place on November 30th at the Hong Kong Convention And Exhibition Center (HKCEC),...More
[Video] Rain's endurance test for R2B: RETURN TO BASE shocks viewers 2012/08/16, Source,
The video clip of Rain's 9G pressure training is becoming a hot topic online. To prepare for production, the cast of "R2B: Return to Base" all underwent endurance tests to prevent symptoms that may be experienced from too much acceleration force in high-speed jets, including loss of consciousness and change in vision. The test measures G-force, which is a unit used to measure the force that a human body is subjected to when accelerated. A typical person can withstand about 5G before losing consciousness,...More
Traffic Getting Worse Despite High Oil Prices 2012/04/14, Source,
Traffic volume is growing despite a steep hike in fuel prices since the end of last year, with the price now well over W2,000 per liter (US$1=W1,135). This undermines the received wisdom that high fuel prices would result in less use of private cars and more use of public transport,...More
20,000 Audience Members Gather for Rain's Free Concert 2011/10/11, Source, Rain (real name Jeong Ji Hoon, 29) gave a shout during his last concert before he joins the military -- held on Youngdong street in Samsungdong on October 9 -- saying, "Life is like a highway, and you have to stop by the resting area".
Gangnam District Office hosted the "Gangnam Hallyu Festival" which was held on Youngdong street by blocking seven lanes out of a total of 14 lanes, and singer Rain made a grand finale at the festival, which was his last concert before he joins the military,...More
Rain gets preview of military life in new film 2011/10/10, Source,
BUSAN - Rain will be entering the military to complete his mandatory two-year service for Korean men this week, but the mega pop star says he has already had an intense preview of army life through his upcoming air force movie.
"I experienced seven months of life in the barracks while shooting the movie", said the 29-year-old Friday about "Soar into the Sun". "It was painful not being able to eat whenever I wanted". The press junket for the film, which is slated for theater release in 2012, marked one of his last public appearances,...More
The best combination of a couple? 2011/04/17, Source,
This year started off with human drama ("Late Blossom") or comedy dramas ("Suicidal Forecast"). It's not easy to see a heart trembling mellow flick. Which couple from the mellow flicks that are due this later half of this year, are audiences looking forward to see the most?
■ "Always" Se Ji-sub and Han Hyo-joo,...More
Rain, manly, he could go to Air Force 2011/04/06, Source, Rain (Jeong Ji-hoon) spoke about his feelings about his movie "Soar into the Sun" (directed by Kim Dong-weon).
On the 6th, Rain put up some pictures and wrote on his Twitter, "I enjoy filming. Fighter planes! I can't express the impression but I feel it's going to be the best Air Force movie...^^. I am excited. I introduce the F15. I will show you the set any chance I get. See you again!",...More
Rain and Shin Se-kyung "Soar into the Sun" extreme casting 2011/02/28, Source,
Movie "Soar into the Sun" is thing of the issue with its powerful lead and supporting cast.
This movie is an air action blockbuster about the Korean Air Force pilots and their risky missions to resolve the volatile situations at the Korean Peninsula. The megaphone is in the hands of director Kim Dong-weon and this will be the first time in Korea for pilots to be the subject matter and first time for air battle scenes.,...More
Yoo Jae-suk wins grand prize once again at MBC Entertainment Awards 2010/12/30, Source,
Korean variety show host Yoo Jae-suk [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean entertainment show host Yoo Jae-suk won the grand prize for the second consecutive year at the MBC Entertainment Awards held last night.
At the awards ceremony held at MBC's Dream Center located in Ilsan, Gyeong-gi Province, Yoo was awarded the top honor for his role as emcee for MBC's variety shows "Infinite Challenge" and "Come Over", making it his seventh award during a year-end program,...More
'13 years of Romance' Kim Sung-soo will be mairred to his girlfriend, who is 4 years younger than him 2010/12/09, Source,
Actor Kim Sung-soo (37) will be married next year. His bride will be his girlfriend Ms. A with whom he has been in relationship for 13 years; she is also 4 years younger than him. Kim Sung-soo met Ms. A before his debut and continued constant relationship with her, and finally decided to get married next year.
Kim Sung-soo already revealed his marriage plan with Ms. A many time in talk shows. In 2008, Kim Sung-soo, who appeared in 'Sang Sang Plus Season 2', said, “I'm planning to marry my girlfriend, who has been my girlfriend for 11 years, in 2-3 years.” Also, in tvN 'Taxi' he said, “During 12 years he was in relationship with Ms. A, I didn't face any threat or problem between us.”,...More
Among the various factors that constitute human life, culture has the greatest capacity to nurture connections and exchange. One culture quickly absorbs the advantages of another culture and develops to integrate naturally into a large wave.
A note to the readers: Woo Sung Region 3 DVD of "Red Shoes" contains two versions of the film, substantially different from one another. The non-theat,...More
'Korean-and-Chinese Students' short film production business begins 2005/11/15, Source, The Korean National University of Arts, School of Film, TV & Multimedia, having the 10th anniversary this year, and Beijing Film Academy (BFA), the largest institution of higher learning for film and television production in Asia, kicks off the project on a 'Korean-and-Chinese Students' short film p,...More
It's 6:00 a.m. on November 13 in the lobby of the Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel. Over 100 Japanese women in their thirties and forties fill the lobby despite the early morning hour. They are waiting for "Dongon-sang", better known as the Korean actor Lee Dong-gun.
Mnet Asian awards heads to Singapore , Source,
Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMAs) 2011, one of the largest music awards in Korea, heads to Singapore this year.
Hosted by music cable channel Mnet, the 13th music awards will be held at Singapore Indoor Stadium on Nov. 29. Top singers TVXQ, B2ST, Big Bang, Super Junior and 2PM will vie for the best male group award, while Brown Eyed Girls, Girls' Generation, Kara, 2NE1 and f(x) compete in the best female group section. Kim Hyun-joong, Jay Park, Jang Woo-hyuk, HyunA and G.NA are nominated for the best dance performance by a solo singer,...More
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bakit nagbold ba talaga siya doon? you know, nag full frontal ba? napanuod mo na ba yun? hindi naman yata. don't judge a book by it's cover ika nga. pero okay, erotic yung film nonetheless, maganda pa rin!
It has been six months since I am hopelessly hooked to the Korean dramas that starring Kim Sung-soo. His star performance in "Stained Glass" has deeply touched my heart . He is also very talented and dashing in "Full House". It may sound foolish, but he is so incredibly charismatic, beautiful and sexy that it hurts sometimes to watch him. He is undoubtedly the leading man material given his talent and looks. I wonder when the Korean producers or directors will ever cast him in a male leading role that he deserves.
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