[In-depth] "Yong Pal" Joo Won does the job 2015/08/18, Source, Joo Won did it. He debuted in 2010 with "Bread, Love and Dreams" and it's been 5 years since then. He's been busily starring in dramas and movies until now and it's all paying off. He started off as a promising actor and now he's made it big. He's got plenty more to show.
The SBS drama "Yong Pal" is flying high at the moment. It started off well with the first episode and then made it to 16.3% in just four episodes. It is the first drama this year to have reached such numbers in a situation where most can't even make it to 10%,...More
Lotte announces new Jeong Ji-woo film 2012/02/13, Source,
Major Korean investor and distributor Lotte Entertainment has announced "Happy End" director Jeong Ji-woo's upcoming film "A Muse" (working title) at the European Film Market (EFM). The film is currently in post-production.
Based on PARK Bum-shin's bestselling novel of the same title, "A Muse" follows a 70-year-old poet who has an affair with a high school student and is inspired to write a book about her. However, his best student, jealous of the relationship, steals this work,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.12.23 ~ 2011.12.25 2011/12/26, HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review(2011.12.23 ~ 2011.12.25)
The Christmas weekend in Korea placed "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" at the top with 1,230,676 admissions, holding 34.6% of the total tickets sales with 881 screenings. Tom Cruise's latest film has blasted its way into number nine of the highest grossing films in Korea for 2011 with a total of 3,677,069 admissions. The blockbusters battled it out this weekend but the kids had their say to with a spew of foreign films catching their fancy,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.12.16 ~ 2011.12.18 2011/12/18, HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review(2011.12.16 ~ 2011.12.18)
It's just under a week to go now until Christmas is upon us and without a great Christmas film to capture the spirit Brad Birds "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" has stolen the show. This is the latest film in the "Mission Impossible" series and it opened in Korea with a bang, standing head and shoulders above all with 1,079,510 admissions,...More
Son Ye-jin's "Spellbound" weekday audience rate 2011/12/07, Source, Son Ye-jin's "Spellbound" beat "The Twilight Saga - Breaking Dawn Part 1" and has taken its place in the top spot at the box office.
According to the Korean Film Council, "Spellbound" gathered 78,604 admissions as of December 7th and stood tall in first. With an average number of 60~70 thousand admissions during the week, it has accumulated 717,195 admissions,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2011.12.02 ~ 2011.12.04 2011/12/04, HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review(2011.12.02 ~ 2011.12.04)
The holiday season is in full swing here in Korea and the numbers for December's first week are in. With a healthy 482,384 admissions, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" is standing tall as fans of the popular series gather to get their latest fix of the vampire and werewolf action. It's probably not going to win any Oscars but its popularity cannot be denied as the series marches forward,...More
'SIU' falls into traps of cop movie cliches 2011/12/01, Source, Uhm Tae-woong, left, and Joo Won appear in a scene from the cop movie "SIU". / Courtesy of Cinergy/Lotte Entertainment
By Lee Hyo-won
From the "Two Cops" franchise and the "Public Enemy" series to most recently "The Apprehenders", Korean cinema seems to have seen its fair share of cop movies, but "SIU" is proving to be entertainment that sells well despite its flaws.
Having drawn over 550,000 viewers as of Tuesday since opening last week, the box office topper shows the grace of having a convincing script, allowing actors to shine and sticking close to the rules of a given genre, without being afraid to throw something else into the picture. The latter, however, proves to be a trap as well, as some grossly miscalculated narrative elements end up becoming cliches that weigh down the intrigue,...More
Joo Won Makes Red Bean Bread for His Fans in Japan 2011/11/22, Source,
Actor Joo Won held his first fan meeting at Jeff Tokyo in Odaiba, Japan on November 20. He was scheduled to hold his fan meeting last May, but the meeting had been delayed due to the earthquake that struck eastern Japan. As a former musical actor, he appeared on the stage while singing the title track of the ost to "Bread, Love and Dreams". And he continued to sing songs such as Hirai Ken's song "Hitomiotojite" and the song "This Is The Moment", which is the theme song of the musical work "Jekyll & Hyde". He said, "I have been very nervous from the morning with the thought that I will meet my fans in person, so I could not eat anything",...More
Uhm Tae-woong: 'I Play Strong Character After Long Interval' 2011/11/18, Source, Uhm Tae-woong made a comeback as a strong man with his appearance in the movie "SIU" by playing a detective named Kim Seong Beom, who investigates the internal corruption at s police station, after abandoning his images of s warm and considerate man. He said, "I have come to play a strong character after a long interval. I have played delicate and warm characters up to now in dramas, and it was my first time to play this strong character in s movie".,...More
Uhm Tae-woong "1 Night 2 Days" effect? 2011/08/08, Source,
Actor Uhm Tae-woong has become the most wanted actor in commercials, dramas and movies.
Uhm Tae-woong has just been chosen as the main model for male suit brand Indian and 6 altogether just this year, including the traditional outdoor brand Millet, Dong Won chicken breasts, Chil Sung Cider, Morning Calm Village a hotel-like pension, Hana SK card and Indian.,...More
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