[HanCinema's Hall of Fame Review] "Friends 2": Return to Ruin? 2014/06/14 In the Spotlight this Week:Kwak Gyeong-taek's "Friends 2"...
As the credits rolled on Kwak Gyeong-taek's "Friends 2" I was, perhaps unjustifiably, reminded of a quote by Orson Welles, that "if you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story". Now while Kwak's 2001 blockbuster "Friend" can't be accused of having ended 'happily', the film itself was indeed a great story well told; one that immediately elevated itself into the history books as a modern Korean classic. But it was its story that ended happily, in record-breaking royalties, and proclaimed Kwak as an attuned talent with a flair for character-driven drama and tragedy-but a film that perhaps should've been allowed to rest in piece, not pieces,...More
Hyun Bin may enter military in early November 2010/07/15, Source
Korean actor Hyun Bin [Asia Economic Daily]
Actor Hyun Bin may enter the Korean military in early November, according to a sports newspaper on Thursday.
Local sports daily IS Plus reported that the actor will be entering Nonsan military camp in South Chungcheong Province on November 1 to start receiving five weeks of basic training as part of fulfilling his two-year mandatory military duties,...More
Hyun Bin to release single album in Japan 2010/05/19, Source
Korean actor Hyun Bin [photograph by Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
Korean actor Hyun Bin will release a single album in Japan, according to his agency AM Entertainment on Wednesday.
"The actor will be releasing a single album in Japan for his fans", a representative from AM explained, stressing that it "does not mean the start of a singing career",...More
Hyun Bin to hold fan meeting in Japan this week 2010/04/27, Source
Korean actor Hyun Bin [AM Entertainment]
Korean actor Hyun Bin will be visiting Japan later this week to hold a fan meeting in Yokohama, according to his agency AM Entertainment.
An official at AM explained that the actor will be meeting with some 7,000 fans at the event titled "2010 Hyun Bin Do the motion? Aloha, My barista!" on Thursday afternoon, 5 p.m, at the Yokohama Arena,...More
Song Hye-kyo, Gang Dong-won to star in Asian omnibus pic 2010/01/12, Source
Actress Song Hye-kyo (right) and actor Gang Dong-won, who have been cast to star in Korean director Jang Joon-hwan's "Love for Sale". [BAL CON]
Several of South Korea's top actors including actress Song Hye-kyo and actor Gang Dong-won have been cast in a multinational omnibus film by directors from Korea, Japan and Thailand, according to the film's production company on Tuesday.
BAL CON announced in a statement that the film, tentatively titled "Busan Project", will be composed of three episodes each set in the past, present and future of the city of Busan in Korea.
Based in Korea during the 1970s, the first segment, titled "Iron Pussy", will be directed by Thailand's Wisit Sasanatieng and star Korean actor Kim Min-joon and Thai-American actor Michael Shaowanasai. Shawananasai will play the role of a male secret agent from Thailand in disguise of a woman who later falls in love with an unidentifiable Korean man, played by Kim.,...More
Hyun Bin to visit Japan tomorrow 2010/01/06, Source
Actor Hyun Bin [AM Entertainment]
Hallyu star Hyun Bin will visit Japan tomorrow by invitation of Japan's Fuji TV, according to the actor's agency AM Entertainment on Wednesday. AM explained that Fuji TV had invited Hyun Bin to Japan in time with two of his dramas airing on the broadcaster's channels starting this month. His 2005 hit MBC TV series "My Name is Kim Sam-soon" is set to air every afternoon on Fuji's public network starting January 11 as part of its newly established 'Hallyuα' project while his drama "Friend, Our Story" from last year will show on BS Fuji, Fuji TV's digital satellite broadcasting station, on January 17.,...More
[ChanMi's star news] HOT NEWS: Song Hye-kyo and Hyun Bin, a couple! 2009/08/05, Source The Asia Stars Song Hye-kyo and Hyun Bin are in a relationship! Last October in the drama, "Worlds Within" they have met and worked with each other that led them to become a couple! It has been 10 months since they have met, and they have been in a relationship since last June! It has been two months now!
They two have been interviewed and confirmed that they are an official couple.
It is a first that the two stars both loved all around Asia are in a relationship. They are definitely busy, but were able to make time for each other and trust one another as their relationship,...More
Drama OSTs in Heated Competition 2009/07/03, Source Drama original soundtrack plays an important part in the success of a drama. That is why top singers are invited to take part in the production of OSTs and famous scenes from the drama are included in the OST music videos.
Amid the ongoing search for catchy, stylish, attractive ideas for local dramas, many drama-makers have turned to themes that have already been seen to be popular. Movie-based dramas are no longer new, but the,...More
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