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Park Ki Woong and Nam Gyu Ri Have an Unconventional Romance in “Mad Sad Bad – Saw You”

By in News posted Oct April 24th, 2014 No comments

The movie “Mad Sad Bad – Saw You” forewarned about its unconventional romance.

Director Han Ji Seung, who received praise for maturing his ability in melodramas to the next step through the drama “Age of Feelings,” is attempting an unconventional melodrama about zombie romance in ‘Mad Sad Bad – Saw You’.

“Mad Sad Bad” is a 3D movie containing three stories from directors Ryu Seung Wan, Han Ji Seung and Kim Tae Yong, and the movie was selected as the opening film at the 15th Jeonju International Film Festival. Among the parts of the film is “Saw You” from director Han Ji Seung, in which it contains a story about a zombie situation where the original curers and humans end up living through the development of a cure while also touching upon the memories and love stories of those involved

Choi Jin Hyuk in talks to join Korean remake of ‘Fated To Love You’

By in News posted Oct April 24th, 2014 No comments

As mentioned earlier, "Fated To Love You" is the next Taiwanese drama up for a Korean remake, and starring in it will be Jang Hyuk and Jang Na Ra, who will be rekindling their onscreen romance once again through this production after 12 years. Joining them may be Choi Jin Hyuk as he is currently in discussion to play the secondary male protagonist.


His agency Red Brick House said on April 23, "We received the offer for "Fated To Love You" and are reviewing it positively. If he ends up appearing in it, it would be his last production before enlisting in the army." He will be joining the Seoul National Police Agency in the performance unit sometime this year.


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The romantic comedy will center around the story of a woman and a wealthy man who end up in an unwanted marriage

Three Korean Movies to Screen at Cannes Film Festival

By in News posted Oct April 23rd, 2014 No comments

Three Korean movies are scheduled to screen at the Cannes International Film Festival in May this year. The three films are “The Target”, “A Girl at My Door” and “Breath”.

Festival organizers have announced that action thriller “The Target”, starring Ryu Seung Ryong (star of “Midnight in Cell No. 7”), will be scheduled for a midnight screening. Traditionally, two or three movies in the action, sci-fi, and horror genres have been selected for midnight screenings at the festival. Although films in these genres are not usually shown at Cannes, a select few are chosen by organizers to screen as part of special late-night sessions.

“The Target”, directed by Chang, is a remake of a 2010 French movie entitled “Point Blank”. The story follows a former mercenary who finds himself accused of a crime he did not commit

Hwang Jung Eum, Cha In Pyo, Jung Woong In, and more attend first script reading for ‘Endless Love’

By in News posted Oct April 23rd, 2014 No comments
Hwang Jung Eum, Cha In Pyo, Jung Woong In, and more oozed with charisma and chemistry during their first script reading for new SBS weekend drama "Endless Love"!


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The drama"s production company STORY TV rep stated on the 23rd, "PD Lee Hyun Jik, writer Na Yeon Sook, staff, Hwang Jung Eum, Cha In Pyo, Ryu Soo Young, Jung Woong In, Seo Hyo Rim, Jeon So Min, Choi Sung Kook, Shin Eun Jung, and the rest of the main cast held the script reading for "Endless Love" at the drama production center in Tanhyeon, Gyeonggido on the 15th."


It has been revealed that although it was Cha In Pyo"s return to dramas in a long time, he had no problems with bringing out the charisma of his character, Hwang Jung Eum and Ryu Soo Young oozed with chemistry, and Jung Woong In thoroughly channeled his character during the three-hour script reading

“Doctor Stranger” Releases New Teaser, Full of Spunk and Intense Drama

By in News posted Oct April 22nd, 2014 No comments

Doctor Stranger” recently released a third teaser, full of promises of spunk and intense drama. And as a medical/spy melodrama, it looks like it’ll do good on its promises, telling the story of a genius doctor from North Korea who comes to work in South Korea’s top hospital.

The teaser gives a strong first impression, with Kang So Ra slapping Lee Jong Suk across the face, and slamming a giant rock into the windshield of a car, telling Lee Jong Suk, “You can keep it.” Lee Jong Suk then says with an arrogant wink, “Do you know what they call people like you and me? Quacks.”

The teaser then immediately switches from an almost comedic vibe to full-on drama, showing a storm of intense emotions and scenes from the actors, Lee Jong Suk saying to his first love, played by Jin Se Yeon, “This will stop your heart for a second

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – April Week 3

By in News posted Oct April 20th, 2014 No comments

A Pink’s “Mr. Chu” comes from outside of the top 10 and moves up 16 spots to become our new No. 1 song this week!

This song swept all the music shows last week and easily won over Lee Sun Hee’s “Meet Him Among Them.” Orange Caramel’s “Catallena” rounds out the all female top three this week.

“Mr. Chu” is the title track of A Pink’s 4th mini album, “Pink Blossom.” It is a cute pop dance song about the thrill of sharing the first kiss with one’s significant other. The various synth effects and the upbeat rhythm highlight the sweet and lovable qualities of A Pink. This is A Pink’s second No. 1 song on our chart as they did it last year with “NoNoNo.” Congratulations to A Pink.

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Korea’s Favorite Actor Ryu Seung Ryong Poses For A Funny Yet Charismatic Pictorial in “First Look”

By in News posted Oct April 19th, 2014 No comments

Everybody’s favorite actor Ryu Seung Ryong recently posed for a First Look pictorial just before the release of his new movie “The Target.”

Through this pictorial, the actor showed various comical as well as his well-known charismatic expressions.

Netizens and fans who saw the pictures commented, “This is so Ryu Seung Ryong. Dirty but sexy,” “How can we not love him,” “His pictorial pictures are always so funny.”

Ryu Seung Ryong began his acting career in early 2000s but rose to fame after his starring role in the blockbuster movie “All About My Wife” in being the “dirty-sexy neighbor” and in “War of the Arrows.” He subsequently became more loved through his role in “Masquerade” and in early 2013, “Miracle in Cell No

New Drama “Big Man” Starring Kang Ji Hwan Releases New Posters

By in News posted Oct April 18th, 2014 No comments

Upcoming KBS drama “Big Man” released its posters featuring the main cast members.

The first poster focuses on the lead, Kang Ji Hwan. In the poster we see two different versions of his character, Kang Ji Hyuk. One version is dressed in more casual clothes and he adjusts the tie of his sharper dressed counterpart in the mirror. There are two versions of Kang Ji Hyuk: the raised-from-the-dirt orphan Kang Ji Hyuk and the eldest son of a chaebol family Kang Ji Hyuk.

The second poster shows the main cast members Kang Ji Hwan, Lee Da Hee, Choi Daniel, and Jung So Min. Because of the close ups, only their expressions give hints to what their characters are like.

“Big Man” is the story about a lowly man from the streets who suddenly becomes a part of one of Korea’s richest and most powerful families

‘Dohee-ya’ Starring Bae Doo Na Invited to Cannes Film Festival

By in News posted Oct April 18th, 2014 No comments

An upcoming film Dohee-ya starring Bae Doo Na, Kim Sae Ron and Song Sae Byeok has been invited to The 67th Cannes Film Festival.

The film has been invited for ‘Un Certain Regard’ section, getting recognition for its uniqueness and originality with qualities in vision and style among the other international films.

Director Hong Sang Soo’s Hahaha (2010) and director Kim Ki Duk’s Arirang (2011) have previously won the ‘Un Certain Regard’ section.

The only debut films that have been invited to the section from Korea are director Yoon Jong Bin’s The Unforgiven (2005) and director Jung Ju Ri’s Dohee-ya.

Director Jung Ju Ri said, “I can’t believe that my first full length film will be shown at Cannes Film Festival

Shin Ji Hoon lends her voice for theme song ‘Happy Ending’ for upcoming animated film ‘Beyond Beyond’

By in News posted Oct April 18th, 2014 No comments
"K-Pop Star 2"s Shin Ji Hoon lent her angelic voice for the song "Happy Ending" for the upcoming animated film "Beyond Beyond"!


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"Happy Ending" is the theme song for the movie and gives a message of hope with its beautiful melody and lyrics that are express through Shin Ji Hoon"s pure and refined voice.


A Cube DC rep stated, ""Beyond Beyond" is an animated film that is good for your whole family to enjoy at the theater. We thought that Shin Ji Hoon"s version of "Happy Ending" would fit well with the animation and video."


"Beyond Beyond" portrays the story of a little rabbit"s adventure to rescue his mom and the lessons about life he learns along the way

Movie version of Changmin’s starring drama ‘Mimi’ to be screened in theaters across Japan

By in News posted Oct April 18th, 2014 No comments
It has been reported that TVXQ"s Changmin"s starring drama "Mimi" will be screened in theaters across Japan!


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According to Japanese media outlet Sankei Sports on the 18th, Mnet"s four-part drama "Mimi" will be edited into a movie version to be screened in thirty theaters across Japan starting next month. It"ll be split into two parts with the first part starting its run on May 9th and the latter part hitting theaters on May 16.


"Mimi" portrays the story of popular webtoon writer Minwoo, who is on the search to find the first love Mimi (Moon Ga Young) he lost when he was younger. Changmin portrays both the younger version of Minwoo who falls in love at the tender age of 18 and the older version who lost her

Song Ji Hyo Is the Rising Star of Hallyu in China

By in News posted Oct April 18th, 2014 No comments

After charming the audience with her humble personality and skillful acting, actress Song Ji Hyo has become one of the hottest Hallyu stars in Chinese-speaking countries.

It all begun with “Running Man.” Together with Yoo Jae Suk, Kim Jong Kook, Haha, and other male members, Song Ji Hyo has entertained the viewers through a number of hilarious episodes. The cast members have travelled around Asia to greet their local fans, and the responses have been particularly hot in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

Recently, Song Ji Hyo has gained popularity through her role on “Emergency Couple.” The drama has been sold to ten countries so far, proving its overseas appeal, and the download rates in Chinese-speaking countries have been extremely high

Korean movie ‘Gyeongju’ releases teaser posters of Shin Min Ah and Park Hae Il

By in News posted Oct April 17th, 2014 No comments

Director Zhang Lu"s first comedy/melodrama movie "Gyeongju" released the teaser poster for actors Shin Min Ah and Park Hae Il on April 17.


The two are basking in the warm sun for a natural spring look and looking off into the distance. It suggests an interesting romance budding between the two as Park Hae Il"s poster asks, "Can I hold your hand once?" and Shin Min Ah"s poster asks, "Can I touch your ear once?"


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The story outlines the two characters" coincidental meeting at a travel destination as they spend one night and two days in Gyeongju together. The movie will be out in May!


You can also check out a trailer below

A-JAX members to become vampires for new web drama ‘Vampire’s Flower’

By in News posted Oct April 17th, 2014 No comments

A-JAX"S Jaehyung, Hyeongkon, Seungyub, and Hyojun have been cast in new web drama "Vampire"s Flower" based on a popular internet story on Naver!


Jaehyung will be playing Louie, who falls in love with a human high school student. Hyeongkon will be Louie"s rival and friend (apparently his "frenemy"), Reka, while Seungyub and Hyojun will be the reliable guards, Baek Han and Ah Kan.


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The story centers on the blood-red romance between Louie, who finds the vampire flower, and Seoyoung, who enters the vampire world as his partner. This story became popular as the Korean "Twilight" of sorts, garnering a lot of interest from netizens as a part of the web story "Challenge League" that took place on Naver in early 2013

Entertainment industry puts a hold on various programs, dramas, events, and comebacks in light of the sunken ship tragedy

By in News posted Oct April 17th, 2014 No comments
In light of the tragic sunken ferry incident in South Korea, most of the entertainment industry will be on hold for the next few days.


Although it was reported early on yesterday that most of the passengers and crew had already been rescued off the ship, it was later revealed that that was not the case. Currently, at time of writing, there are still currently about 290 missing passengers with many of them being high school students who had been on a trip from school to Jeju Island. Rescue efforts are still under way and with many citizens still awaiting the news about the whereabouts of their loved ones, most of the broadcast stations will be concentrating their efforts on covering the incident and its aftermath.


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As such, "M! Countdown" and "Music Bank" have already announced their cancellation for this week

KARA to Hold First Fan Meeting as Three-Member Group

By in News posted Oct April 16th, 2014 No comments

Girl group KARA (Park Gyuri, Han Seungyeon, Goo Hara) will be holding fan meetings for the first time as a trio.

On May 24, KARA will be meeting with fans at the Seoul Blue Square Samsung Card Hall, and on June 1, the group will be hosting the fan meeting at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo. The meeting will be held in celebration of the third anniversary of “Kamilia Day.”

This will be KARA first official activity since former members, Nicole and Kang Jiyoung, left the group. The group members plan to talk honestly about their story to fans. They will be giving fans an update on what they have been doing and will connect more closely with fans through various programs and events at the fan meeting. They plan to spend meaningful time with their fans to express their gratitude for sticking with them through their difficult transition

EXO ‘Overdoses’ Fans With Its Charms at Comeback Show

By in News posted Oct April 16th, 2014 No comments

EXO made its comeback this year with upgraded performance.

EXO held a showcase titled EXO Comeback Show on April 15 in Jamsil Arena, presenting its new title song Overdose along with its music video.

Opening the stage by performing Wolf and History, the EXO members took turns introducing themselves and greeting the fans before the group performed its hit Growl.

During talk time, EXO was asked about the process of preparing the new album and Baek Hyun answered, “We practiced a lot in order to show new sides of us. There is this one part where D.O has to lie down and the other members have to go on top of him to make a formation. I remember struggling to get the formation right.”

Chan Yeol added, “When we filmed the music video, it was shot in a one-take technique

Pianist Yiruma Receives Standing Ovation During Sold-Out Concert in Singapore

By in News posted Oct April 15th, 2014 No comments

Yiruma, the internationally-renowned pianist-composer from South Korea was in Singapore to perform publicly for the very first time at The Star Performing Arts Center on April 5. All 5,000 tickets were completely sold out. I was so lucky to be able to watch him perform his beautiful melodies; it was even more meaningful because that day was my birthday!

The soft-spoken pianist has a great sense of humor, surprisingly. After opening the concert with “May Be“, Yiruma stood up to greet the 5,000 strong audience.

“Hi Singapore, hi everyone. Wow! This is really wonderful, it’s very scary. It’s scary, but it’s very exciting to be here in Singapore. Are there any Koreans here? Annyeonghaseyo! I’m composer and pianist Yiruma, it’s so nice to meet you. Thank You!”

“Xie xie (Thank you, in Mandarin), I started with the song called ‘May Be

Kim Ji Won Wants to Change Her Evil Image from ‘The Heirs’

By in News posted Oct April 14th, 2014 No comments

Kim Ji Won brought up her evil character from The Heirs.

Kim Ji Won recently attended filming for Arirang TV’s Showbiz Korea.

After making her debut through a cellphone commercial with Big Bang in 2010, Kim Ji Won has been making appearances in numerous projects, including MBC’s sitcom High Kick, movie Scary Story, SBS’s The Heirs and more.

About her drama character, Kim Ji Won said, “When I first read the scenario for The Heirs, I thought she was really evil. But the more I read it, the more I started thinking from Rachel’s situation, so I began to feel sympathy for her.”

When asked who is closer to her ideal type between ‘Kim Tan’ and ‘Choi Young Do,’ Kim Ji Won chose ‘Choi Young Do’ without hesitating

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – April Week 2

By in News posted Oct April 13th, 2014 No comments

Lim Chang Jung repeats as No. 1 for the second week in a row with “Ordinary Song.” In another wide open week last week in which different songs were winning on various music shows, “Ordinary Song” was clearly the most consistent song amongst music charts and was able to win again. Congratulations to Lim Chang Jung.

Moving up three spots to No. 2 is Orange Caramel’s “Catallena.” This song dropped to No. 5 last week and was able to rebound three spots up to second this week, just ten points below “Ordinary Song.” Historically, Orange Caramel’s songs have done well and also fared better than After School’s songs on our chart. This time is no exception. Let see if “Catallena” can move up to the top spot next week.

There are four new songs in the top 10, all by non-idol artists