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[HanCinema's News] Kim Ha-neul Returns With "The Wind Blows"

2019/05/29 | Permalink

Kim Ha-neul, the Queen of Melos as she has been nicknamed, has returned to the small screen with "The Wind Blows". This marks her first drama appearance in three years, the last one being "Road to the Airport" in 2016.

Kim Ha-neul first started her career off as a model in 1996, eventually obtaining a debut as the lead actress in "Bye June" back in 1998. The movie did not do well, but after a popular appearance in the music video 'To Heaven' by Jo Sung Mo her profile improved dramatically...More

[Orion's Ramblings] "Designated Survivor: 60 Days" Starts Off With a Bang in First Teaser

2019/05/28 | Permalink

"The National Assembly Building has collapsed!"

This is the line that sets the tone for where "Designated Survivor: 60 Days" starts, and where the duties of our protagonist, Park Moo-jin (Ji Jin-hee), will begin. The newly released teaser for the drama gets right into the thick of it by showing us the bomb attack that will take out the entire chain of command above this unfortunate hero...More

[HanCinema's News] Lawmaker Praises Class Consciousness and Contractual Regularity in "Parasite"

2019/05/28 | Permalink

South Korean parliamentary representative Shin Dong-geun praised "Parasite" on April 28th. In a statement he said that the movie was a proper exposition of the real circumstances of laborers in South Korea who struggle with insufficient finances...More

[HanCinema's News] Goo Ha-ra Apologizes to Fans for Suicide Attempt

2019/05/28 | Permalink

Content warning: The following text handles topics of depression and suicide.

On May 28th Goo Ha-ra sent a message to her fans through the Japanese periodical Sankei Sports. Goo Ha-ra stated that she had caused a bit of a ruckus and apologized to her fans for making them worry about her...More

[HanCinema's News] Director Bong Joon-ho Discusses "Parasite" at Press Conference

2019/05/28 | Permalink

Fresh off of winning the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, director Bong Joon-ho appeared at a press conference on May 28th in anticipation of "Parasite"'s May 30th domestic release in South Korea.

Director Bong Joon-ho talked about the long career his journey has taken, mentioning how his career started some twenty five years ago when he directed a short omnibus film about eccentric class conflict. Bong Joon-ho described "Parasite" as an evolution of his thoughts on that matter, about the eternal struggle between rich and poor...More

[HanCinema's News] "One Spring Night" knocks "Her Private Life" from top of Good Data Report

2019/05/28 | Permalink

After a slow start "One Spring Night" is quickly accumulating excellent buzz. The Wednesday/Thursday MBC drama ranked at the top of the latest Good Data report, which analyzed social media trends in dramas for the fourth week of May. Lead actors Han Ji-min and Jung Hae-in ranked in the first and second spots for individual performers...More

[HanCinema's News] Yoon Joo-bin Finds Agency Representation

2019/05/28 | Permalink

Yoon Joo-bin has signed a contract with Sidus HQ. The news follows a strong positive reception to Yoon Joo-bin's appearance on the music program 'King of Masked Singer', where various incognito Korean celebrities do musical setpieces before an audience and studio panel who can only speculate as to who is under the mask...More

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