[INTERVIEW] Child actress Kim You-jung

Dec 22 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

INTERVIEW Child actress Kim You-jung

It has become awkward to call Kim You-jung a 'child actress.' Other than the fact that she is young, her experience and acting skill she displays on the small and big screen easily surpasses that of adult actors. In MBC TV series "Dong Yi - Jewel in the Crown," she held onto the attention of viewers in the show's early stages playing the young vers...

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SBS “Athena” leads for 2nd week on primetime chart

Dec 22 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

SBS Athena leads for 2nd week on primetime chart

SBS series “Athena” scored the highest among Mondays and Tuesdays prime time TV series for the second week in a row but saw a considerable drop in its ratings.According to data by Total National Media Statistics (TNmS), spy-action thriller “Athena” posted an average rating of 20 percent this week, a 6.5 percent plunge from its previous two epis...

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Lee Min-ho to release DVD of past year activities

Dec 21 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Lee Min-ho to release DVD of past year

Korean actor Lee Min-ho will release a DVD which sums up his activities from last year to 2010. An official from his agency Starhaus Entertainment told 10Asia over the phone that Lee's DVD titled "Lee Minho 2009-2010," which was produced in Japan, will go on sale for fans in Japan and Korea starting December 24. "Lee Minho 2009-2010" will come in t...

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"The Love of Pygmalion" wins grand prize at 2010 Korea

Dec 20 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

The Love of Pygmalion wins grand prize at 2010 Korea Conten

Mobile drama "The Love of Pygmalion," which stars Korean actors Kim Jun and Kim Jae-wook, won the grand prize at 2010 Korea Contents Award today. Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), the host of the ceremony, announced in a press release Monday that "Pygmalion" won the grand prize under the digital content category during the 2010 Korea Contents ...

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Still images released for upcoming drama "Dream High"

Dec 20 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Still images released for upcoming drama Dream High

Still images of upcoming KBS drama "Dream High" were released today, according to a press release by Holym Co. and CJ Media on Monday. The drama, a joint production between major entertainment agencies KEYEAST, JYP Entertainment and CJ Media, released two group photos that feature the main cast of the drama set to go on air next year. Holym is the...

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"Sector 7" presold to four countries before release

Dec 20 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Sector 7 presold to four countries before release

Korean science fiction film "Sector 7" was pre-sold to four countries at the film market in Los Angeles at the American Film Market last month. According to a press release from the film's production company JK Film on Monday, France's TF1, Thailand's M Pictures and Singapore and Malaysia's Scorpio East bought the distribution rights for the movie ...

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"Harry Potter" leads Korean box office

Dec 20 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Harry Potter leads Korean box office

Warner Bros' latest installment of the "Harry Potter" franchise, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1,” arrived on top of Korea's box office over the weekend, according to data by Korean Box Office Information System (KOBIS) on Monday. “Harry Potter” starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson attracted 564,911 viewers betwe...

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SBS "Secret Garden" sees 1st weekly TV chart win

Dec 20 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

SBS Secret Garden sees 1st weekly TV chart win

SBS drama "Secret Garden" reached No.1 for the first time on last week's TV ratings chart, according to data by Total National Multimedia Service (TNmS) on Monday. “Secret Garden,” a romantic comedy starring Ha Ji-won and Hyun Bin, posted an average rating of 27.6 percent for the week of December 13 to 19, moving up from second to first place o...

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MBC "Queen of Reversals" extended by 10 episodes

Dec 20 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

MBC Queen of Reversals extended by 10 episodes

MBC's Monday and Tuesday prime time series "Queen of Reversals" has been extended by 10 episodes, according to the major broadcaster.MBC announced through a press release Friday that the show, the sequel to last year's hit series "Queen of Housewives," will show a total of 30 episodes instead of the original 20, to end its run in late January inste...

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SBS "The President" leads TV chart for 10th week

Dec 17 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

SBS The President leads TV chart for 10th week

SBS TV series "The President" came out first amongst Wednesdays and Thursdays prime time series once again, ruling charts for the 10th week, according to the findings of two major research firms on Friday. During the past two days, "The President" scored an average viewership rating of 26.1 percent on data by Total National Media Research...

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[REVIEW] KBS TV series "PRESIDENT" - 1st Episode

Dec 16 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

KBS TV series PRESIDENT 1st Episode

Amid the race for presidency in the ruling party's camp, the sudden scandal with slush fund throws the main candidate off the balance. His wife confesses to him that it was her doing so he takes off to meet the prosecutors only to get shot on his way. All these events happened in less than half an hour in new KBS series

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Actor Song Seung-heon Movie Picks

Dec 16 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Actor Song Seung-heon Movie Picks

Song Seung-heon is perfect for the role of any melodrama -- but not just for his dreamy looks that seem like Prince Charming. What really helped him come this far or at the very least, allowed him to take a leap in his career, was ironically when he played the guy who will do everything for love and certainly not without flaws.It was his TV debut r...

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Actress Han Ji-hye to star in new historical drama

Dec 15 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Actress Han Ji-hye to star in new historical drama

Actress Han Ji-hye will star in a historical drama set to go on air next year, according to her management staff on Wednesday.An official in charge of Han’s career confirmed today that Han has been cast in a new MBC historical drama named "Jiakpae (translated into "mate")" which will go on air every Mondays and Tuesdays starting February of nex...

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"Mother" honored by film critics association in Boston

Dec 15 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Mother honored by film critics association in Boston

Korean drama "Mother," helmed by famed director Bong Joon-ho, was honored by the film critics association in Boston and Toronto after competing against some of the biggest pictures in 2010. "Mother," starring Korean actors Kim Hye-ja and Won Bin, won the title of best foreign-language film and was the runner-up in the same category, according to th..

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Film on N.K. defector wins Grand Prix in Morocco's film fest

Dec 15 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Film on N.K. defector wins Grand Prix in Morocco film fest

Korean film "The Journals of Musan" won the top prize at the 10th Marrakech International Film Festival held in Morocco last week. "Musan (2010)," director Park Jung-bum's first feature, won the Grand Prix at the annual fest held from December 3 to 11.The jury for this year's competition section of the Marrakech film fest, which only accepts fi...

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Kim Hye-ja named best actress by Los Angeles Film Critics

Dec 15 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Kim Hye-ja named best actress by Los Angeles Film Critics

Veteran actress Kim Hye-ja has been named best actress by the prestigious Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), making her the first Korean actor to win the honor from the committee.According to the official website of LAFCA, the actress won the award for her role in director Bong Joon-ho's drama "Mother" while Bong was honored the runner-u...

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New SBS drama "Athena" leads prime time chart on 1st week

Dec 15 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

New SBS drama Athena leads prime time chart on 1st week

New SBS series "Athena" which premiered this week, took off to a flying start, ranking first place amongst dramas in the Mondays and Tuesdays prime time slot. "Athena," a spy action-thriller scored an average viewership rating of 26.5 percent this week, according to Total National Media Statistics (TNmS) and 21.9 percent on a survey by AGB Niel...

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Actor Ji Jin-hee receives warm welcome in Hong Kong

Dec 14 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Actor Ji Jin-hee receives warm welcome in Hong Kong

Korean actor Ji Jin-hee received a warm welcome from fans in Hong Kong over the weekend, according to his agency N.O.A. Entertainment. N.O.A. stated through its press release Tuesday that Ji, who went on a promotional tour to Hong Kong to promote historical drama "Dong Yi - Jewel in the Crown," received a hearty welcome from both drama fans and ...

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[REVIEW] SBS series "Athena"

Dec 14 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

REVIEW SBS series Athena

SBS TV series "Athena," Monday & Tuesday 9:55 P.M.Efficient change of shape and the structure in order to adapt to the environment is called evolution. That is why new SBS action series "Athena," the spin-off to KBS series "IRIS," has evolved somewhat from its predecessor. Contrary to earlier expectations that the drama would start off by boast...

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