Latest Drama & Movie Entertainment News

April 2010

Rain's back with a drama this year titled "Runaway"

rain

Rain (Jung Ji-hoon) is coming back with a drama this year, and the news has finally been confirmed. He will be teaming with the writer and director of "The Slave Hunter"(Chuno),

Film giants shift gears with new release movie "Blades of Blood"

Blades of Blood

Actor Hwang Jeong-min and director Lee Joon-ik faced, and overcame, personal and professional obstacles to make their first cinematic collaboration a success.

Jeonju International Film Festival 2010 Kicks Off

Jeonju International Film Festival

Marking its 11th anniversary, the festival features 209 movies, 131 feature-length and 78 short films, from a record 49 countries...

KBS TV series "Sister of Cinderella" maintained its position as the most-popular drama

KBS TV series

According to statistics released by TNS Media Korea on Friday, "Cinderella" surpassed the 20 percent mark this week with viewership ratings...

Actor Kang Ji-hwan denies dating actress Jang Hee-jin

Actor Kang Ji-hwan

Recently, a monthly women's magazine in Korea reported that the actor had met Jang in 2008 while working on the film "Rough Cut"...

Two Korean Films "The Housemaid" & "Poetry" to Compete at Cannes

The Housemaid

The movie stars Cannes Best Actress Award winner Jeon Do-yeon, who again uses her charms and acting skills to portray a stark picture of human greed...

Ha Ji-won cast in 3D creature feature "Sector 7"

Ha Ji-won

Ha Ji-won has been cast in her next film, Sector 7, a monster-action flick that not only boasts a 10 billion won budget, but will also be...

KBS romantic comedy drama "Call of the Country" still photos

Call of the Country

The KBS romantic comedy drama "Call of the Country" will unfold a story filled with a great deal of trouble between rigid Ko Jin Hyuk (Kim Sang Kyung) and...

Actor Lee Jun-ki to Start Military Service

Actor Lee Jun-ki

Lee had been told by the Military Manpower Administration to report for duty on April 12 but asked for a postponement because...

Korean movie "My Dear Desperado" opens in theaters on May 20

My Dear Desperado

The storyline of a gangster and a person preparing for a job living together in a basement room is as unusual as the film's title...

Ku Hye-sun in talks to appear in TV series "The Musical"

Ku Hye-sun The Musical

Talks of her appearance in "The Musical" escalated when she showed up yesterday to watch a performance of musical "Monte Cristo", starring...

Lee Min-ki chosen to play lead in new Yoon Je-kyun movie

Lee Min-ki

Korean model and actor Lee Min-ki has been chosen to play the male lead in a new production by blockbuster director Yoon Je-kyun, according to...

The 11th Jeonju International Film Festival

11th Jeonju International Film Festival

The film fest set a new record this year by showing a total of 209 films (131 features and 78 short films) from 49 countries that have been categorized...

Korean actress Hwang Soo-jeong to make big screen comeback this year

Hwang Soo-jeong

Hwang, 37, has appeared in several notable television dramas including "Huh Joon" (MBC, 1999) and "Four Sisters" (MBC, 2001). She also...

Actress Yoon So-yi to Star in F1 Promotional Program

Actress Yoon So-yi

Yoon spent last weekend attending the Formula One Shanghai Grand Prix in order to brush up on her knowledge of the sport in preparation...

An interview with Korean Actress Kim So-eun

Actress Kim So-eun

That is why Kim So-eun stands out amongst all the numerous girls that have cheeks as rosy as peaches. Her slightly low tone of voice which is in contrast to...

Korean Cinema Taking Root in World Academia

Korean Cinema

In recent years, South Korean cinema has established a notable place on the world map - two local titles will be competing at the Cannes Film Festival next month...

MBC's traditional TV series "Dong Yi" remained the top Monday and Tuesday night drama

traditional TV series

Research firm TNS Media Korea revealed that "Dong Yi," now into its sixth week of showing, scored an average rating of 22.1 percent on...

Lee Min-ki re-teams with Haeundae director in the film "Quick"

film Quick

Lee Min-ki had a supporting role in the blockbuster hit Haeundae, and now has been chosen to headline the director Yoon Je-kyun's new production...

Korean drama "Strike Love" in talks for Japanese remake

Japanese remake

The sports drama, which began its run on March 18 on Fuji TV's CS channel, was the most-searched show for two consecutive weeks on the...

Lee Min-ho attends final "Boys Over Flowers" Japan event

Lee Min-ho japan

The actor met with some 5,000 fans at "Boys Over Flowers Last Event - Graduation," held at Yokohama Pacific Hall on April 25, making his last...

Korean drama "Three Brothers" stay undefeatable for tenth week

Three Brothers

According to the figures from TNS Korea and AGB Nielsen Media Research on Monday, the family drama brought in viewership ratings...

Korean Movie "Bestseller" knocks out "Titans" from top of box office in Korea

Korean Movie Bestseller

Estimates by the Korean Box Office System (KOBIS) released on Monday revealed that "Bestseller" brought in 213,144 admits during April 23 to 25...

Korean Wave creates the next New Generation

Korean Wave

Fuji TV's program "Hallyu Alpha" (Mon-Fri 2:07~3:00), which started airing on January 11 in hopes of creating 'a new Hallyu generation,' has been receiving...

Cast of "Boys over Flower" visited Japan over the weekend

Cast of Boys over Flower

The cast of Korean TV series "Boys Over Flowers" visited Japan over the weekend to attend an event promoting the hit show from early last year...

Interview with korean actor Baek Sung-hyun

actor Baek Sung-hyun

I currently live in Gwangmyeong-si which is in the Gyeonggi Province. It's a lot better living there now because I can drive but before...

Korean actor Hyun Bin to hold fan meeting in Japan this week

actor Hyun Bin

Hyun Bin, whose real name is Kim Tae-pyung, rose to stardom when he appeared as a restaurant owner in smash hit TV series...

April Movie Releases with trailers

korean April Movie

This is a story about a man (Kim Nam Gil), who after being betrayed by love is falsely accused and put in prison. He escapes with ...

Interview with korean actress Seo Woo

actress Seo Woo

Seo Woo, well-known for her role in the critically acclaimed movie "Paju" which won awards and opened at several prestigious international...

Jang Nara helps two cities sign friendship alliance

Jang Nara

The actress became an ambassador for Qichun county last February, when she visited the grave of famous Chinese herbalist...

Interview with korean actor Cha Seung-won of "City Hall" fame

actor Cha Seung-won

Actor Cha Seung-won never gets tired. He melted viewers' hearts through his role in SBS' "City Hall" last year and soon after played the stylish...

Poster for upcoming TV series "Road No.1" revealed

Road No.1

The war drama has been garnering much hype prior to its airing due to its blockbuster scale and star-studded cast, led by So who is making...

Actor Lee Byung-hun promotes "IRIS" in Japan

Actor Lee Byung-hun

The actor flew into Tokyo on Saturday, where he was greeted by some 1,000 fans at Narita International Airport, and drew large crowds...

Actor Song Il-gook to meet Kazakhstan president today

Actor Song Il-gook

Korean actor Song Il-gook will be attending a state dinner today held in honor of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev's visit to Korea...

SBS drama "Bad Guy" to premiere August 2

SBS drama Bad Guy

An official from SBS explained that the 20-part drama, which stars Korean actors Kim Nam-gil and Han Ga-in, will begin its run on the small screen on...

Historical MBC drama "Kim Suro" goes 3D

MBC drama Kim Suro

According to producers, next month the drama will unveil its 3D portions (titles and making-of videos) after production has been completed. A sprawling...

Korean film Bang-ja Chronicles releases trailer

film Bang-ja Chronicles

The movie plays with the famous tale of Chun-hyang, which is a story of young lovers in the Joseon era, and stars Kim Joo-hyuk and Ryu Seung-beom....

Korean drama "IRIS" part 2 (IRIS2) - starts pre-production

IRIS part 2

Taewon explained in a press release that "IRIS" producers have started the casting process for the next season, even talking with agents for...

Korean movie "Poetry" director attend press conference & interview

Korean movie Poetry

This was the dialogue between the main star and director of film "Poetry" as seen in video containing behind-the-scenes footage revealed at a press...

Actor Song Seung-heon back in the drama "My Princess"

Actor Song Seung-heon

It's scriptwriter Kim Eun-sook is the writer of hit dramas City Hall, On Air, and Lovers In Paris, which already makes this a buzz project. Not much has been ...

Korean Drama sequel IRIS 2 to follow Athena in 2011

Korean Drama sequel IRIS 2

Although Athena: Goddess of War has been called IRIS 2, producers have specified that Athena is merely an IRIS spinoff, not a sequel. In actuality...

Korean drama "Sling Shot" (Story of a Man) wins at Houston International Film Festival

Korean drama Sling Shot

The festival is dedicated to independent works (and doesn't accept studio projects for consideration), and the Remi is the name of the honor given in ...

Actress Seo Young-hee invited to Cannes film festival

Actress Seo Young-hee

Korean actress Seo Young-hee has been invited to the 63rd Cannes Film Festival next month for her latest film "Bedevilled", according...

Upcoming drama Bad Guy failed to secure a spot on the upcoming broadcast schedule

drama Bad Guy

Kim Nam-gil's upcoming drama Bad Guy has hit a bump in the road, because it has failed to secure a spot on the upcoming broadcast schedule. Producers ...

Interview with Actress Jeon Do-youn

Actress Jeon Do-youn

Jeon Do-youn was called the "Queen of Cannes" after she won the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in the film "Secret Sunshine"...

Cast additions to upcoming drama Coffee House

upcoming drama Coffee House

Rumors have been confirmed and the second female lead of PD Pyo Min-soo's upcoming drama Coffee House will be Ham Eun-jung...

60% of Korean Actresses 'Accosted for Sex by Bigwigs

Korean Actresses

Six out of 10 actresses in Korea have been propositioned for sex by influential figures, according to a poll of 111 actresses by the Korean...

No competition for korean drama "Sister of Cinderella" in TV ratings

According to estimates on Friday, "Cinderella" successfully kept its position on top of TV charts with its fifth episode aired on Wednesday recording...

"Road No. 1" sold to Japan before release in Korea

korean film Road No. 1

"Road No. 1," set during the Korean War, was attained by Hakuhodo Media Partners, one of the largest media and content business companies in Japan...

Upcoming drama "I Am Legend" has its drummer in Jang Shin-young

drama I Am Legend

Divorced-woman-turns-rock-star drama I Am Legend has secured Kim Sun-ah in the lead role as a woman who rediscovers her talent for music...

Actress Yoon Eun-hye cameos on k drama Personal Taste

Actress Yoon Eun-hye

Yoon will play the part of Jin-ho's (Lee Min-ho) ex-girlfriend, who happens to run into Jin-ho and Kae-in (Sohn Ye-jin) when they go to see a movie....

Korean Actresses Pressured to Give Sexual Favors

Korean Actresses

The National Human Rights Commission of Korea released Tuesday a report on the human rights situation for actresses based on a survey of 111 actresses and 240...

Rain celebrates double win on Mnet charts

Rain actor

Korean pop sensation Rain has made his way to the top of cable music channel Mnet's singles chart with his latest single "Love Song."

Lee Min-ho and Son Ye-jin pose during a press conference for MBC TV series "Personal Taste"

TV series Personal Taste

"Personal Taste", about a man pretending to be a homosexual in order to become roommates with a woman who wants to live with...

Ji Sung in lead role MBC's upcoming drama Kim Suro

Kim Suro drama

Ji Sung (Swallow the Sun) is taking the titular role in MBC's upcoming drama Kim Suro, as pictured in these newly released stills. He has acted mostly in...

CJ Entertainment sets up Japanese branch

CJ Entertainment

Korea's largest film investment, production and distribution company CJ Entertainment has expanded its business into Japan, setting up a...

Prosecutors investigating Rain embezzlement accusation

Rain embezzlement

The Seoul Central Prosecutors' Office confirmed the investigation department has started looking into a lawsuit filed last week by a fabric manufacturing...

Korean Dramas "Merchant," "Becoming Billionaire" sold to Japan for USD 3 million

Korean Dramas Merchant

KBS said it sold the broadcasting rights for "Merchant" to NHK's main program-making subsidiary NHK Enterprise and the video rights...

Korean film "Mother" continues its stay on U.S. box office

Korean film Mother

According to statistics by the U.S. movie chart of Box Office Mojo on Tuesday, the film grossed 34,405 dollars at 27 theaters to rank...

Interview with korean Actor Oh Ji-ho of Slave Hunters Fame

korean Actor Oh Ji-ho

The time has come finally to bid farewell to KBS TV series "The Slave Hunters". What kind of ending will come for this...

Soo-ae cast as female lead in "Iris" spin-off, upcoming action TV series "Athena"

Soo-ae

"Soo-ae will be playing Yoon Hae-in, the lead female character who is a double agent working for both the National Intelligence Service...

Actor Gong Yoo and Lim Soo-jung to star in new film "First Love"

korean film First Love

N.O.A stated that the two actors were cast to play the lead roles in the musical-turned-movie, based on a comical story of a woman who during her trip to...

Press conference and interview for SBS TV series "Princess Prosecutor"

Princess Prosecutor

On the first week of the battle amongst Wednesday andThursday evening dramas by three broadcasting networks, SBS TV series "Princess Prosecutor" came...

Top Actor Lee Byung-hun warns fans his Twitter accounts are fake

Top Actor Lee Byung-hun

Top Korean actor Lee Byung-hun has warned fans that multiple fake Twitter accounts opened up under his name are fake, according to his agency on Thursday...

Interview with actress Hwang Woo Seul-hye

Hwang Woo Seul-hye

My real name is Hwang Jin-hee but when I became an actress, my mom went to the naming center and came up with this name. There were other names...

Korean films dominate local box office during Q1, 2010

Korean films

The KOFIC's quarterly report on the local film industry, released Tuesday, reported that Korean movies accounted for 44.3 percent of market share...

Actress Kim Hye-soo in talks to make movie comeback

Actress Kim Hye-soo

Sidus FNH, the company producing the romantic comedy thriller tentatively titled "Villain on the Second Floor," said Kim has tentatively agreed to...

Final episode of "The Slave Hunters"

The Slave Hunters ending

When you think about it, all the men in "The Slave Hunters" were main characters in each of their small stories. Dae-gil (played by Jang Hyuk) was a slave hunter...

Interview with korean Actor Lee Sun-kyun of korean drama "Pasta" fame

Actor Lee Sun-kyun

For a long time, he was the gentle and candid, at times the quite sweet gentleman. His good-natured smile and mellow voice which rang like a tuning fork was...

Review of TV series "Beautiful Life"

Beautiful Life drama

A family drama may be considered good depending on how many concerns and conflicts it shows existent within that family, not just because...

Press conference for film "Looking for My Wife"

Looking for My Wife movie

Three men have come together to find the wife who left home. The three men consisting of Sung-hee (played by Ji Jin-hee) who on the outside looks fine...

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