[HanCinema's Film Review] "House of the Disappeared" 2017/04/22,
In the opening scene of "House of the Disappeared", Mi-hee (played by Kim Yoon-jin) comes upon horror. Her husband has been stabbed, and her son is only briefly visible before unseen forces drag him off into the unknown. The authorities conclude that, somehow, Mi-hee was responsible for these crimes, and she comes out of prison twenty five years later an old woman, still muttering about the monstrous forces at work in her house. Father Choi (played by Ok Taecyeon), an old family friend, hears Mi-hee out as she delves into her own memories, trying to find an answer,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Seven Days" + DVD Giveaway 2016/11/26,
Ji-yeon (played by Kim Yoon-jin) is an ace attorney who is also a loving, if somewhat busy mother. Then, for "Seven Days", Ji-yeon is forced to search the world upside-down to solve an intense high-action mystery that has nothing to do with her. And it all happens so fast. One scene it's happy smiles and the next it's vehicular action then emotional wailing then clandestine meetings with rabid dogs and chase scenes and mental institutions and wow, you can just feel the adrenaline right now through the words of this review can't you?,...More
[Guest Film Review] "Ardor" 2016/11/26,
Mi-heun is a devoted homemaker and mother of an eight-year-old daughter, happily married to Hyo-gyeong. However, her whole world shutters when her husband's mistress attacks her in her home, during Christmas. More than physically, this event hurts her psychologically,...More
Red Faces at Daejong Film Awards as Stars Stay Home 2015/11/23, Source,
What was touted as Korea's most prestigious movie awards turned into a farce Friday evening as none of the nominees for best actor and actress turned up. The nine nominated stars cited a variety of reasons for their absence from the annual Daejong Film Awards, from prior engagements to being out of the country, but it looked suspiciously like an organized boycott,...More
Kim Yoon-jin to Continue to Appear in ABC's 'Mistresses' 2015/11/11, Source,
Actress Kim Yoon-jin will appear in season 4 of ABC drama "Mistresses" to be aired next year, her management agency said on Tuesday. "Mistresses" is a remake of a hit BBC drama that aired back in 2008 about the friendship and romances of a group of university friends in their 30s who reunite at the funeral of one of their husbands,...More
[HanCinema's Actor Spotlight] Park Hee-soon + DVD Giveaway 2015/06/20,
Actors vary a lot in their talent, skills, types of performances, popularity and even function in the industry their career develops in. There are many who might not be familiar or very familiar to foreign fans and especially drama fans, but whose work has been significant. They have helped the film and drama industries maintain a certain quality through their individual artistic efforts and choices. Park Hee-soon is such an actor,...More
Chinese Tourism to Korea Likely to Keep Growing 2015/04/04, Source,
Ever-increasing numbers of Chinese tourists are producing a boom for the Korean airline and travel industries, and the trend is likely to continue. According to immigration figures, 12.68 million foreign nationals entered Korea in 2014, not counting flight crew, up 2 million from the previous year,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2015.01.30 ~ 2015.02.01 2015/02/02, Disney's Oscar delight comes right… Last week Yoo Ha's "Gangnam Blues" entered the fray and scored a narrow victory during a highly competitive weekend. "Gangnam Blues", "Big Hero 6", and JK Youn's "Ode to My Father" were all in the running for gold, but its was Yoo's action noir that the public championed. This weekend, however, saw Walt Disney's "Big Hero 6" gain momentum and claim the week's top spot with over 611K admissions going its way (29%), bumping its total tally in Korea now to 1.7M ($12M). To date, Disney's, Marvel-inspired, Oscar nominee has already banked $484M worldwide, more than double its production budget of around $165M,...More
Ode to My Father (2014) 2014/12/21, Source, "Ode to My Father"
Running Time: 126 min.
Directed by: JK Youn
Starring: Hwang Jung-min, Kim Yoon-jin, Kim Seul-gi, Jung Jin-young
Synopsis: Amid the chaos of refugees fleeing the Korean War in December 1950, a young boy, Deok-soo, sees his fate change in the blink of an eye when he loses track of his younger sister and he leaves his father behind to find her. Settling in Busan, Deok-soo devotes himself to his remaining family, working all manner of odd jobs to support them in place of his father. His dedication leads him first to the deadly coal mines of Germany, where he meets his first love, Young-ja, and then to war-torn Vietnam in this generational epic about one man's personal sacrifices,...More
[HanCinema's Film News] New Korean Films Inbound... 2014/12/13,
K-Films Coming Soon:
★★★★ "Ode to My Father": A wartime drama the depicts the lives of citizens living from the Korean War to the present day. (12/17)
★★★ "Change Zoororing Showcase": The Zoororing Investigators have to save the animals when they mysterious go missing from the peaceful village of Arumdrissy. (12/18)
★★★★ "Awaiting": A heartfelt tale about a woman who waits years for her man to return. (12/18)
★★★ "A Rented Room In Heaven": A romantic drama that involves sensual consolation for two young adults. (12/18)
★★★ "Ensemble": A documentary about a group of talented and passion musicians and their collective love for classical music. (12/18),...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Ode to My Father" 2014/11/29,
Deok-soo (played by Hwang Jung-min) is an old man living in Busan who's been through a lot. His life begins with the Chinese counter-offensive in the Korean war. Director JK Youn doesn't just give us an eyeload of brutal spectacle here. There's also the very real sense of fear. It's obvious from the context of Deok-soo's flashback that something tragic will happen, but at the same time, there are so many people in this scene in such dire straits that it's difficult to escape the feeling that tragedy is just in the inevitable surge of bad luck that comes from life,...More
Kim Yoon-jin Promotes Kimchi in NYT Ad 2013/11/10, Source,
Actress Kim Yoon-jin, star of the hit U.S. drama "Lost", has been featured in an advert in the New York Times promoting kimchi. It is part of the campaign promoting Korean food and culture around the world led by Seo Kyoung-duk, a professor at Sungshin Women's University in Seoul,...More
[HanCinema's Hall of Fame Review] "Shiri" 2013/10/19, In the Spotlight this Week: "Shiri" (1999) by Kang Je-gyuKang Je-gyu's "Shiri" was a landmark feature that stands as Korea's first real blockbuster. The film sold over 6.2 million admissions during its run in 1999, an astonishing feat that broke the shackles on big-budget Korean films and represents a critical moment in Korea's film history. Kang made his debut three years before "Shiri" with "The Gingko Bed" (1996), a fantasy romantic epic that was heralded for its special effects and was also one of country's most successful films at the time. Since "Shiri", Kang has chosen to remain in the filmic fog of war, directing both the acclaimed "Taegukgi" (2004 - 11.7 million admissions) as well as the less successful "My Way" (2011 – 2.1 million). Kang may have fallen from grace somewhat with his last film "My Way" (which failed to make a profit on its $24 million production costs; the film made only $16M) and with this year's fantastical flop "Mr. Go" (which he produced), however Kang's filmography still remains an impressive one that has helped challenge and re-define the conditions and profitable potential of the once illusive Korean blockbuster,...More
Stars lend a hand in looking after Korea 2013/08/09, Source,
Stars are stepping forward for the selection of required subjects for the scholastic ability tests.
A Sungsin Women's University professor revealed that various stars from different areas took part in the petition to select required subjects for the Korean history aptitude tests,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] The Bystander Effect: "Neighbors" 2013/01/26, Film: "Neighbors" (이웃사람; I-woot-sa-lam)
Director: Kim Hwi Writer:Kang FullStars: Kim Yoon-jin, Ma Dong-seok, Kim Sae-ron & Kim Seong-yoonReview Score: 4 / 5
Neighbors, they are those shadowy individuals that lurk outside and within your shared spaces. The ones who you sometimes hear through a shared wall, or perhaps run into while attempting to dump your unsorted garbage late at night. They know more about you than you think, and you know less about them than you should. In "Neighbors", all-round creative wizard Kim Hwi fearfully probes the difference between being apathetic towards these blank faces that sleep under the same roof as yourself, and a real sense of community that comes from a collected sense of being, shared goals, and the will to act for that illusive greater good.
Released in 2012, "Neighbors" is another successful adaptation of one of Kang Full's web-based comics (called webtoons in Korea). In fact, "Neighbors" is Pool's most successful adaptation to date,...More
Korean films' renaissance with box office success 2012/09/01, Source,
The Korean film industry is having a renaissance recently, with renewed success at the domestic box office. Local films topped the country's top-ten box office chart last weekend, with Korean movies taking up all first four places in ticket sales. According to statistics provided by the Korean Film Council on August 27, nearly eight out of ten moviegoers watched Korean films last weekend. The four Korean blockbuster films - "Neighbors", "The Grand Heist", "The Thieves", and "R2B: Return to Base" in that order - made up 77 percent of ticket sales over the weekend from August 24 through 26. It can be almost called a resurgence of Korean films as they are taking away ticket sales from recent Hollywood blockbusters such as Total Recall, Step Up Revolution, and The Dark Night Rises. Such success comes for the first time in three years since 2009 when two Korean films - "Take Off" and "Haeundae" - swept the Korean box office,...More
Art and Culture 2012/08/27, Source,
It's Monday once again and we have previews of arts and culture events with our Michelle Kim. She has a lot of new items for us today, so let's get right down to business. Hello Michelle [Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young So what do you have for us today
[Reporter : ] Well, first I'll tell you about two late summer thrillers in Korea that are keeping film fans on the edge of their seats,...More
Today's Photo: May 28, 2012 2012/05/28, Source,
Actress Kim Yoon-jin arrives on the red carpet at the 65th Cannes Film Festival in France on Sunday. She is there as a model for cosmetics firm L'Oréal Paris, which marks the 15th anniversary of its sponsorship of the festival,...More
Ha Jung-woo, Ha Ji-won Voted Most Popular Movie Stars 2012/05/21, Source, Ha Jung-woo and Ha Ji-won have been voted the most popular actor and actress in Korea in an email poll by the Chosun Ilbo and the nation's largest film ticketing site MaxMovie.
Some 25,784 people voted from April 18 to May 5. The two drew 10.1 and 13.7 percent of the votes respectively. But Song Kang-ho and Jeon Do-yeon were chosen as the best -- as opposed to most popular -- actor and actress, with 18 and 23.3 percent.
Since the poll targeted online users of MaxMovie who had been to the cinema at least once last year, it probably reflects moviegoers' preferences more accurately than other surveys,...More
Kim Yoon-jin to walk red carpet at Cannes 2012/05/07, Source,
Korean-American actress Kim Yoon-jin will grace the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival 2012.
L'Oreal Paris, the official make-up artist of the prestigious event since 1997, announced Monday that it has invited Kim. She has modeled for the cosmetics brand since 2009,...More
CJ Entertainment America Presents "Helpless" 2012/04/10, Source,
Dark Horse Korean Hit at the Gate in the U.S.
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 9, 2012) – CJ Entertainment America is launching the moody Korean thriller "Helpless" on April 20, 2012 as an exclusive engagement for Los Angeles at the CGV Cinemas, with national dates expected for early May. The film was a critical darling and unexpected box office champion for two consecutive weeks when it was released in Korea earlier this year.
- Russell Edwards, Variety
"...The film never ceases to compel. As the layers of deceit are peeled back, Byeon seems in complete command of her material. A key demonstration of her narrative dexterity is the way she flaunts an audacious 'Chinatown'-like clue to the missing woman's whereabouts without pre-empting the climax",...More
'Lost' Actress Kim Yoon-jin to Star in New ABC Drama 2012/03/20, Source,
The "Lost" star Kim Yoon-jin will play a leading role in a new ABC drama called "Mistresses", her management agency said Friday. Filming starts in late March for the drama set to air next year.
"Mistresses" is a remake of a hit BBC drama that aired back in 2008 about the friendship and romances of a group of university friends in their 30s who reunite at the funeral of one of their husbands,...More
CJ films to stream on Netflix 2011/10/22, Source, By KOFIC Staff
Major Korean entertainment company CJ E&M has announced a deal to stream 20 of its films on Netflix, leading internet subscription service for films and TV shows. Netflix members in the US will be able to watch these CJ films on multiple platforms including televisions, computer, tablets, gaming consoles, and mobile phones.
"CJ E&M is delighted to make our movies available through Netflix for the first time", said Joon CHOI, CEO of CJ E&M America. "Netflix has been a revolutionary force in entertainment, whose members have long enjoyed unparalleled access to a rich selection of films. This deal brings movie lovers iconic films from Asia's top entertainment company",...More
Weekly Star Scene 2011/05/19, Source, Show transcript
Once again it's time for our "weekly star scene", a roundup of the week's hottest entertainment news!
We have our oh so unique Dami in the studio with us to tell us more!
[Reporter : ] : Hello Sean and Hello 건영! This week we follow our stars in their oh so busy lives, as they go from rehearsing musicals to shooting dramas to promoting good causes. Without further a do, let's check it out!
What do Lee Min-ho, who rose to stardom with the hit drama "Boys Before Flowers" and Park Min-young, the beauty of "Sungkyunkwan Scandal" have in common,...More
Korean Movies market share 70%, why? 2011/02/14, Source,
Comedy, thriller and human...it's the fun of choosing!
The start is good. According to the Korean Film Commission Movie Theater Tickets Computer Network, the customer share for Korean movies is 66.8%. That means 2 out of 3 people chose to watch Korean movies. This is thanks to the fact that there are varieties of movies to choose from.,...More
Yoon Jae-geun's "Heartbeat" Finding Success at Korean Box Office 2011/01/28, Source,
Ever since being inspired by seeing "Star Wars" when he was in the 5th grade, writer-director Yoon Jae-geun has followed the path toward making such a movie.
His path took him through study of art and industrial design, production of television commercials, travels across Europe, studying at the Vancouver Film School in Canada and writing scripts,...More
This Week's Cultural News 2011/01/05, Source, The largest toy exhibition in Korea is here, with toys from around the world and giving everyone the chance to return to one's childhood days!
[Interview : Kwak Heh-ran, Project Director] "Welcome to "The ToyShow". This is a fresh new exhibition based on the collection of Son Won-gyeong, the dire,...More
Park Hae-il: 'I Want to Present Diverse Acting' 2011/01/04, Source,
Actor Park Hae-il, who will play a character named Hui Do in the movie "Heartbeat", said, "My first goal is to act naturally. I might not be able to satisfy every audience, but I might need to try my best to satisfy more audiences".
Actor Park Hae-il debuted with his appearance in the movie "Waikiki Brothers" (2001), which was directed by Yim Soon-rye, and ten years have already passed since his debut. He appeared in more than twenty movies, including those works that he had appeared in as a supporting actor. He HAS ALSO transformed into various characters in those movies,...More
Kim Yoon-jin says took time to decide on another mother role 2010/12/23, Source,
Actress Kim Yoon-jin speaks during a press conference for upcoming suspense thriller "Heartbeat" held at a Lotte Cinema in Seoul, South Korea on December 23, 2010. [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily]
Korean actress Kim Yoon-jin has said it took her a while to decide if she wanted to play another mother role.
Kim made the remark on Thursday during a press conference for new thriller flick "Heartbeat" as she explained to reporters on how she made the decision to play the role Yeon-hee.
"I didn't choose this role thinking that I will be able to express my maternal instincts once again but because the overall script was written very well", Kim said.
"Even though the storyline and appearance of the movie maybe similar to the mother roles that I played in "Seven Days" and "Harmony", Yeon-hee was different in that she is fragile, feminine and very complex",...More
PIFF Jury Hopes to Find Daring Films This Year 2010/10/08, The five-member jury of the Pusan International Film Festival gave a press conference Friday to discuss what they will be looking for this year.
According to organizers 13 films from eight countries,...More
Zhang Ziyi attends press conf in Korea for Special Olympics 2010/09/15, Source,
(from left to right) Democratic Party member Lee Kwang-jae, Korea PR Ambassador Kim Yoon-jin, Special Olympics athlete Kim Yuna, Grand National Party member Na Kyung-won and international PR ambassador Zhang Ziyi at the press conference for the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games held at the Grand Hilton Hotel. [Ogilvy]
Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi attended a press conference in Korea for the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games, according to a press release from the event promoter's Ogilvy on Wednesday,...More
Pusan announces jurors for 2010 fest 2010/09/07, Source, The 15th Pusan International Film Festival has announced the Korean and international jurors who will participate on its four juries. Heading the high profile New Currents section which showcases new Asian directors will be internationally renowned costume director Wada Emi. As well as her work in,...More
Emi Wada to head PIFF jury 2010/09/03, Source,
Wada Emi [PIFF Website]
The 15th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) has announced its selection of jurors including Academy Award-winning costume designer Wada Emi to head the New Currents section which recognizes emerging Asian directors.
Korean actress Kim Yoon-jin of the "Lost" series, Taiwanese actress Yang Kuei-mei, Indian director Murali Nair, and International Forum of New Cinema of Berlin Film Festival's Christoph Terechte have also been chosen as members of the jury for New Currents,...More
[NOTICE] "Korean Wave" app available on iTunes store 2010/05/03, Source, "Korean Wave", a provider of English news, interviews, reviews and analyses into the world of Korean entertainment, is now available on iTunes App store.
Readers will be able to stay up-to-date on the latest in TV, film and music, gain exclusive access to the front row and back stage of various events and festivities and get a closer look into the minds of the up-and-coming to hottest celebrities in the country at the tap of a finger,...More
Kim Yoon-jin to arrive in Korea today 2010/04/21, Source,
Picture of Korean actress Kim Yoon-jin [L'Oreal]
Actress Kim Yoon-jin will be arriving in Korea today, attending an event later in the week which will mark her first public appearance since getting married last month.
"Kim will be flying in today to attend a function on Sunday held by L'Oreal for which she currently is the spokesmodel", said an official at her agency Zion Entertainment, adding that she will also greet her fans for a short time during the event,...More
Kim Yoon-jin weds movie producer in Hawaii 2010/03/29, Source,
Korean actress Kim Yoon-jin [Zion Entertainment]
Korean actress Kim Yoon-jin married movie producer in a surprise wedding ceremony in Hawaii today, according to her agency Zion Entertainment.
An official at Zion told Asia Economic Daily over the phone Monday that the actress "will hold a small wedding with only the bride and groom's immediate family in attendance".
The nuptials reportedly took place on a privately owned beach this morning around 8 a.m. (Seoul time) and the "Lost" actress did not even wear a wedding dress,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Kim Yoon-jin's wedding in Hawaii! 2010/03/28, Source,
World Star Kim Yoon-jin will be wed in Hawaii!
Kim Yoon-jin's company said that this is true. Kim has been dating her boyfriend since 2007 and decided to get married. The two have known each other for 8 years and this relationship had led to marriage!
She said that her fiancé has been by her side and decided to start a new life with him as a married couple.,...More
Korean pic "Mother - 2009", stars win big at Green Planet Movie Awards 2010/03/25, Source,
Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho wins Best International Director award at Green Planet Movie Awards held in Los Angeles, California on March 23, 2010 [Korea Green Foundation]
Korean film "Mother - 2009" and a handful of Korean actors picked up multiple awards including the prize for Best Foreign Culture Film of the Year at the 2nd Green Planet Movie Awards held in California, according to event sponsor Korea Green Foundation (KGF) on Thursday.
KGF announced in a press release that film "Mother - 2009" and Korean movie stars were handed a total of 12 awards in nine different categories at the event, which took place at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles on March 23 (local time),...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
Actress Kim Yoon-jin's Movie Picks 2010/03/05, Source,
Actress Kim Yoon-jin [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
Kim Yoon-jin spent her childhood in the United States and made her first step into the world of acting on Broadway. Hence, English was the language she acted in and also used for over 20 years to speak her mind. But 10Asia's interview with the actress revealed that her Korean was just as accurate and rich in expression. Whatever the question, she gave clear answers while appropriately adding in adjectives which would embellish her sentences. Her style of speech was just like her acting -- on point yet elaborate. Many people associated Kim with the term 'female soldier' for a long time after she made her film debut playing a North Korean spy in "Shiri". The audience was unfamiliar with this actress who till then had made a few unnoted appearances in Korean dramas, but she left her mark with "Shiri", standing strong with her role opposite top Korean actor Han Suk-kyu who played the South Korean agent she loves. She then took on "Gingko Bed 2: Danjeobiyeonsu" where her piercing eyes reached beyond the camera to the audience. And just when it seemed she would forever trap herself in the image of a female soldier, Kim started expanding on her scope of acting. In "Ardor", she suffered just like her character Mi-heun did until she found hope in her life. And she may have ended up being the stereotypical Asian woman and finicky lawyer with her roles in the "Lost" series and Korean pic "Seven Days" but with her belief that "it is up to the actor to fill in the empty spaces", her characters became individuals with something more than empty hearts.,...More
"Secret Reunion" takes another win on Korean box office 2010/02/16, Source,
Movie poster for "Secret Reunion" [Showbox]
Korean movie "Secret Reunion" remained the most popular film in South Korea for the second week in a row, according to estimates on Monday.
Data released by the Korean Box Office Information System (KOBIS) indicated that the action flick hung onto spot atop the local box office, selling 726,116 tickets between February 12 and 14 and over a total two million since its release in early February.
"Secret Reunion" is about the rendezvous of a former South Korean intelligence official, played by Sang Kang-ho, and North Korean spy, played by Gang Dong-won, meeting six years after their initial encounter.,...More
Kim Yoon-jin to grace cover of U.S. entertainment magazine 2010/02/11, Source,
Korean actress Kim Yoon-jin [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean actress Kim Yoon-jin will be featured on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, one of the top entertainment magazines in the United States, according to Kim's agency Zion Entertainment.
The actress, who is currently in shooting for the final season of ABC's hit series "Lost", posed for the cover of the magazine alone for the first time. She had appeared on the front of the publication over several occasions alongside other members of the show but never by herself.,...More
Kim Yoon-jin sets up entertainment firm 2010/01/28, Source,
Korean actress Kim Yoon-jin [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean actress Kim Yoon-jin has set up her own talenthouse called Zion Entertainment.
Zion announced in a press release that the agency, established by Kim, will work in affiliation with William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME Entertainment), maintaining a system similar to its U.S. counterpart.,...More
Raissa Villasin, a Filipino woman living Norwalk, Calif., is a long-time fan o,...More
[ChanMi's movie news] "Harmony" will make you laugh and cry 2010/01/21, Source, Kim Yoon-jin and Na Moon-hee are in the human drama "Harmony". This movie will be moving bringing tears as well as laughter. This is a movie that a grandmother and a grandson can watch together!
It is set in a women's prison and there aren't real antagonists in this movie. Jeonghye acted by Kim Yoon-jin must raise her son in the prison and the music professor and the prison guard Moon-ok is acted by Na Moon-hee. The woman with the voice of heavens Yoomi is acted by Kang Ye-won and the wrestler Yeonsil is acted by Park Joon-myeong. There are many characters and they are all good people!
Even the mean character Bang acted by Jang Young-nma,...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.
[ChanMi's star news] Kim Yoon-Jin's short visit to Korea touches her fans 2008/12/04, Source, 'World Star' Kim Yoon-jin has touched her fans.
She had promised her fans that she would be back. On the 4th, she came back to Korea for the 7th Korean Movie Award Ceremony from Hawaii.
She will be attending this Ceremony, and then will leave for Hawaii on the 5th!
SHe was nominated for the movie "Seven Days" but because of her filming the "LOST" series in Hawaii it was thought that she would not make it to this event.
It is known that she has been discussing seriously to be able to miss a few days of filming to attend this Ceremony! Many staff for "LOST" were in a tight schedule and had disagreed upon her leaving Hawaii even for a few days.,...More
One of the busiest stars in the local entertainment business would be none other than singer and actor Rain. The 27,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Han Ye-seul, Hollywood calls her! 2008/10/14, Source, Top star Han Ye-seul is being called from Hollywood! This is a fortunate dilemma for her!
She has been in the PIFF this month where foreign producers from around the world came and asked her to consider coming to their company. However, Han is currently filming the drama "Tazza" so she could not make any time yet.
America's major studio even brought her a scenario of a movie for her too look over. The costarring actor is also a well known star around the world.,...More
South Korea's esteemed 45th Daejong (Grand Bell) Film Festival held in southern Seoul, showcased the latest local box office trends, with its stronghold of original thrillers, stylistic period pieces and experimental projects. While superstars grabbed the limelight,...More
[ChanMi's movie news] The 45th Daejong Film Festival 2008/06/26, Source, One of the masterpiece films "The Chaser" has been nominated for 11 different awards for the 45th annual Daejong Film Festival that will be on the 27th at Seoul Samsungdong Coex Convention Hall. The festival will be aired in the SBS channel live.
Last year, actress Kim Ah-joong and announcer Choi Ki-hwan received the highest award. Wondergirls who's "So Hot" song is a big hit performed "Tell Me" and Ok Joo-hyun performed a song from the musical "Chicago". We anticipate which performers will be performing in the festival this year.,...More
Although its popularity in non-Asian regions is not as prono,...More
Stars to Come Out for Hallyuwood Start Festival 2008/05/27, Source, A star-studded event is planned for the Hallyuwood Start Festival, which celebrates the groundbreaking of Hallyuwood in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province. The festival is to be held on May 29th and some 20 entertainers are invited to mark the meaningful event.
The celebrities who will attend the festival,...More
According to U.S. Variety Magazine, "Lost" will compete with other popular drama series such as NBC's "ER" and "Gone Baby,...More
A Korean Wave Rises in Hollywood 2008/04/08, Source, More and more young Korean-American actors and actresses are making their presence felt in Hollywood, the global Mecca of the movie world. One of them is Aaron Yoo. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Yoo entered the entertainment industry and made his name with a supporting role i,...More
New Movies: Beowulf, Seven Days and More 2007/11/16, Source, And finally tonight a check of what's new at the movies.
Fans of director Robert Zemeckis or Angelina Jolie will be happy to know, Beowulf is in town.
And there's something if you're in the mood for a thriller.
Shin Haejoo has our preview.
If you want to see a virtual Angelina Jolie in three dim,...More
BUSAN _ The Korean Peninsula is sizzling up with not one but two hot spots. Deep south in Korea's largest port city, the 12th Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival (PIFF) turned into a cinephile's playground as the festive opening event unrolled Thursday night.,...More
SeNef jumps onto crowded film festival bandwagon 2007/08/22, Source, As usual, dozens of reporters and photographers yesterday attended a news conference at the KT Art Hall in Gwanghwamun, Seoul, where organizers announced the outline of the forthcoming Seoul International Film Festival. What was unusual was that when organizers announced that it was time for a Q&A s,...More
'Lost' Star Still Looking for Love 2007/06/25, Source, "We immigrated to the U.S. when I was 10, and my parents sold things from a trailer. We lived in it, too. These days stars ride and move in trailers. They rest, do their makeup and change their clothe,...More
Korean Vs. U.S. Soaps 2007/01/08, Source, Devotees of U.S. soap operas are increasingly voting with their feet, watching them not only on cable or satellite TV channels but engaging in such illegal activities like posting episodes of popular dramas with Korean subtitles online just a few hours after they are broadcast in the U.S. Pundits sa,...More
Korean Moviestars Nominated for Asian Excellence Awards 2006/01/16, Source, The innovative new American cable channel AZN Television, dedicated to serving the burgeoning Asian American community, announced on January 11 2006, its nominees for the 2006 Asian Excellence Awards. A large number of Korean actors appeared on the nominee list, showing once again the power of the K,...More
Korean American Finds Her Way in "Lost" 2006/01/05, Source, Christina Kim, the most junior writer of "Lost", is regarded as an up-and-coming TV writer who will promote the Korean wave in America along with Kim Yoon-jin and Daniel Dae Kim. Their efforts are increasingly pronounced as the ABC's hit serie,...More
The upcoming film "Diary of June" seems a typical investigation thriller about a serial killer, but its director and actors say that the movie also tries to shed light on the problems caused by people',...More
Kim Yoon-jin Visits Taiwan 2005/07/06, Source, Actress Kim Yoon-jin left for Taiwan July 5 to promote the ABC series "Lost", which has become a hit worldwide. During her stay through July 8, she will hold a press conference for 50 groups of journalists from Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippin,...More
A local actress currently working in the United States has refused an offer to play a geisha in a film project to be produced by renowned U.S. filmmaker Steven Spielberg.
In a phone interview from Hawaii with Yonhap News Agency yesterday, actress,...More
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Finally! A chance for me to blog about the heated political and cultural controversy surrounding Rob Marshall's upcoming Oscar contender "Memoirs of a Geisha." Here's the Hawaii connection: Yunjin Kim who plays "Sun" on our beloved Hawaii-based series "Lost," was tapped to play the geisha role that Michelle Yeoh eventually took.
Scotland's Sunday Herald reported, "For five hours, Yoon-jin Kim pondered a supporting role in the $85-million movie Memoirs Of A Geisha, based on the 1997 best-selling novel by Arthur Golden. 'Since it was a film by Steven Spielberg and Rob Marshall, I first thought maybe I should just close my eyes tight and just do it....Even if it is Hollywood, I don’t want to start by playing a Japanese geisha. It’s a matter of pride,' she said."
Well, I'll withhold judgment on all the Japanese/Chinese, exoticization/misrepresentation/artistic license stuff until I actually watch the film, but...white guy writes geisha book, white readers buy geisha book, white guy produces geisha movie, white guy directs geisha movie, white audiences watch geisha movie...doesn't bode well.
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