Actor Ji Jin-hee to voice Korean version of "Thomas and Friends"

Apr 01 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Actor Ji Jin-hee to voice Korean version Thomas and Friends

Actor Ji Jin-hee will voice one of the characters for a children's animation based on British TV show "Thomas & Friends," informed his agency N.O.A. Entertainment on Friday. According to a press release by N.O.A., Ji will lend his voice to the Korean version of "Thomas and Friends: Misty Island Rescue," the third installment of the film's series....

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Actor Lim Chang-jung's Movie Picks

Apr 01 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Actor Lim Chang-jung's Movie Picks

Just an ordinary guy. Paradoxically, this is the image the public has of the man who has produced numerous hit songs and starred in quite a number of successful films. Throughout his many roles, whether he was the head of a school's gang who kept boasting about fighting 17 guys alone ("Beat," 1997) or a baseball umpire who finally captures the hear..

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Korean film "Bleak Night" wins award at Hong Kong film fest

Apr 01 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Korean film Bleak Night wins award at Hong Kong film fest

Korean film "Bleak Night" has won an award at the 35th annual Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), which kicked off in Hong Kong last weekend. The official webpage of the HKIFF announced that "Bleak Night," helmed by Korean director Yoon Sung-hyun, won the FIPRESCI Prize, which promotes film and art and encourages new and young cinema, wh...

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Park Jin-young, Kim Soo-hyun, Taecyeon nominated for best new actor

Apr 01 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Park Jin-young, Kim Soo-hyun, Taecyeon nominated for best new actor

Top Korean producer and founder of JYP Entertainment Park Jin-young, actor Kim Soo-hyun and 2PM member Tacyeon have been nominated for the award of best new actor at the 47th PaekSang Arts Awards.The official website for the awards revealed Friday that Park and Kim received nominations for their roles in KBS' musical TV series "Dream High," a joint...

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"Royal Family" holds onto first place for 3rd week

Apr 01 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Royal Family holds onto first place for 3rd week

MBC's "Royal Family" continued to stay first among primetime dramas for Wednesdays and Thursdays despite seeing a drop in average ratings compared to last week, according to data by two media research companies on Friday. "Royal Family," a drama about power struggle and conspiracy within a conglomerate family, yielded an average viewership rat...

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More photos of actor Hyun Bin in training camp revealed

Mar 31 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

More photos of actor Hyun Bin in training camp revealed

More photographs of top Korean actor Hyun Bin undergoing training for the Marine Corps have been revealed. The website for the official Marine Corps' blog site Fly Marine Boy (http://rokmarineboy.tistory.com) on Thursday showed the 28-year-old actor into his second week at the training center in the southern city of Pohang in Korea.One of the pictu...

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Film director Jang Jin Song Picks

Mar 31 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Film director Jang Jin Song Picks

"It's my only talent," was the response director Jang Jin gave when 10Asia said that that his movies tend to come up with situations that are dramatic but at the same time are quite likely to happen in real life. Examples include films such as "Quiz King" (2010) in which people who gather at a police station due to a pile-up car crash, start u...

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Actor Bae Yong-joon sends aid to Japan

Mar 31 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Actor Bae Yong-joon sends aid to Japan

Hallyu star Bae Yong-joon has started to send aid to quake-stricken Japan, according to Japan's daily sports paper Sankei Sports on Thursday. The paper reported that over 15,000 blankets and three medical service units, prepared from Bae's donation to the country earlier this month, were delivered to the Japanese cities of Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima ...

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Go Ara romances Kim Myung-min?

Mar 31 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Go Ara romances Kim Myung-min

Go Ara has been cast as the female lead in a movie, which I was generally pleased to hear…until I saw who her co-stars are: Kim Myung-min and Ahn Sung-ki. Eeeeee. Oh man, is she gonna be crushed.

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Hyun Bin at Berlinale for High Cut

Mar 31 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Hyun Bin at Berlinale for High Cut

Now, granted, EVERY magazine and fashion label, car, liquor, home appliance, transmogrifier, [insert Product of the Day here] is going to claim that they're

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Dream High concert and final thoughts

Mar 31 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Dream High concert and final thoughts

Yesterday saw the end to Dream High, so Tuesday's episode was a(n edited) broadcast of the concert, which was the drama's way of putting a spin on the familiar special broadcast format of behind-the-scenes clips, NGs, and stories from the drama shoots.

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Bottom of the 9th with 2 Outs: Series review

Mar 31 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Bottom of the 9th with 2 Outs: Series review

There's a fondness that I've had my entire life for best friend rom-coms. That is, dramas where the main couple consists of two best friends who circle each other their whole lives, not realizing that they're destined to be together

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Lee Da-hae drops two films in a row

Mar 31 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Lee Da-hae drops two films in a row

Lee Da-hae has dropped out of her movie debut(s), 3D blockbuster Song of Springs and Coffee (Ka-bi) (formerly titled Russian Coffee), the latter of which she'd signed on to

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Bae Doo-na plays a doll for High Cut

Mar 31 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Bae Doo-na plays a doll for High Cut

Bae Doo-na has a fashion shoot for the current High Cut magazine, which takes the concept of "Doo-na's doll play" and is available in the magazine's issue #48 (March).

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The geniuses of K-dramaland

Mar 31 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

The geniuses of K-dramaland

Musicians, athletes, doctors, chaebols, beast men, candy men: All have been, at one point or another, the hot drama trend of the moment. Now geniuses are taking

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The Duo adds comic veteran Gong Hyung-jin

Mar 31 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

The Duo adds comic veteran Gong Hyung-jin

MBC's switched-at-birth historical drama The Duo is adding a familiar face to its cast with Gong Hyung-jin, whose last sageuk role was in the fusion action series Chuno. He's jumping up a few rungs on the social ladder with this new character, from runaway slave to police officer. That'll pair him with Gwi-dong (Lee Sang-yoon), the policeman born to a runaway slave mother who was swapped with a nobleman's son and raised an aristocrat.

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Out and about with Lee Min-jung

Mar 31 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Out and about with Lee Min-jung

These days, Lee Min-jung is super-busy with a new television project, Midas, and the drama set was to be the location for the following interview. But a last-minute delay gave her an unexpected half-day off, and rather than conducting the interview right there, she and the reporter headed out into the sunny, almost-spring day for a stroll. With script in hand, Lee Min-jung talked as she looked among the shops and cafes of Seoul's upscale Apgujung neighborhood.

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"I'm discovering that acting is fun": Song Seung-heon interview

Mar 31 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

I'm discovering that acting is fun Song Seung-heon interview

You know the general feeling 'round here about Song Seung-heon (My Princess, East of Eden), who is known mostly for his inverse looks-to-talent ratio. So imagine my surprise when I read this interview where he's endearingly frank, and jaw-droppingly self-aware…which is just NOT how I imagined the guy who has but one serious facial expression…which is neither serious nor expressive. I mean, he literally admits to spending a good part of his career just trying to look cool. HA.

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Lee Seung-gi won't reteam with Hong sisters after all

Mar 31 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Lee Seung-gi won't reteam with Hong sisters after all

Hm, so apparently Lee Seung-gi won't be the new lead of the Hong sisters writing team's new drama Discovery of Affection, which has also teased a possible Gong Hyo-jin casting.

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Flirting with the afterlife in 49 Days

Mar 31 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Flirting with the afterlife in 49 Days

Here's some casting news that makes me happy: Jung Il-woo (Return of Iljimae), pictured above, and Jo Hyun-jae (Three Dads, One Mom) have been chosen for an upcoming SBS drama, 49 Days. (Okay, and also former Seeya singer Nam Gyuri, recently of weekend show Life Is Beautiful. Meh.)

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Bae Geu-rin joins 49 Days

Mar 31 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Bae Geu-rin joins 49 Days

Body-possessing fantasy drama 49 Days has added another actor to its cast: rookie actress Bae Geu-rin, whom you may recognize from You're Beautiful, where she played A.N.JELL's excitable

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Kang Ji-hwan doesn't want to lose Faith

Mar 31 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Kang Ji-hwan doesn't want to lose Faith

Is it just me, or is everyone in dramaland impersonating a yo-yo these days? At least Kang Ji-hwan is trying to STAY on a drama rather than leave one. Blockbuster 3D fusion sageuk medical drama (rah, that's a mouthful) Faith has lost its leading man, not

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Sung Yuri cast in Maids

Mar 31 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Sung Yuri cast in Maids

Sung Yuri has announced her next project, a KBS drama called Maids (working title) — or perhaps a prettier title is The Help — that comes from the writer of Pasta. That also means one less potential role for Yoon Eun-hye, who was

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Go Soo is off the market "sadface"

Mar 31 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Go Soo is off the market sadface

Aw, man. The 32-year-old Go Soo (Will It Snow For Christmas?) has revealed that he's dating. *tear* It's a sad day for my fantasy life wherein his intense, smoldering gazes are reserved solely for myself. (Hey, it's a fantasy. I get to pretend it could happen!)

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