Thursday, June 29, 2017

Illegal leak of the movie 'Real'.

Things have turned ugly for there has been an illegal leakage of the upcoming South Korean movie 'Real' starring Hallyu star Kim Soo Hyun, Sung Dong Il, Lee Sung Min and Choi Jin Ri.

Cove Pictures said, "The act of copying or distributing part or all of this work without permission of the copyright holder and distributing it by video or still cut off or offline may be subject to legal punishment because of violation of copyright law. And the act of appearing in the scenes copied and distributed separately, as well as infringe the right of publicity  will be subject to civil and criminal sanctions."

The production company sternly mentioned that they will not let the scenes of the movie be distributed illegally anymore.

Meanwhile, 'Real' is a crime action movie starring with Kim Soo Hyun's top star performance and an unconventional image production have gained many interest from the public before the release. However there were critics mentioning 'Real' was a flop and disaster movie.
The movie was partly funded by Alibaba Pictures and Paradise Group.

'Real' opens in nationwide cinemas around South Korea on 28th June 2017.

Yoon Shi Yoon's 1990s hip hop singer in The Best Shot.

With a brilliant casts lined up for PD Yoo Ho Jin and Cha Tae Hyun's collaboration drama- The Best Shot, I was quite impressed with the story line and funny characters portrayed by the actors and actresses. 
They have certainly picked the right cast to play the queer character Yoo Hyun Jae (by Yoon Shi Yoon) Shi Yoon or mostly known as Dong Gu in 1 Night 2 Days variety program had his big fame days in Baker King: Kim Tak Gu. 

He now plays a 1990s popular due hip hop singer, Yoon Hyun Jae where he is accidentally transported to the future 2017 adjusting to the new lifestyle. He befriended a trainee student Lee Ji Hoon (played by Kim Min Jae) who gave him shelter at his roof top house along with two other friends Woo Sung and MC Drill. 

To Hyun Jae's surprise he met his old big shot manager Gwang Jae (played by Cha Tae

Hyun) who now Ji Hoon calls him as father. Gwang Jae runs a small entertainment company and lives with the 1990s popular actress Bo Hee. Suffering from amnesia, Hyun Jae tries hard to match the puzzle- questions came around- what made him disappear 20 years ago, the money embezzled and how did his other duo partner Young Jae became a CEO of the current Star Punch Entertaiment Co. Star Punch has been using Hyun Jae's copyright of music and songs to make idol singer MJ popular.

It's quite a surprise that Hyun Jae is still the young person compared to Gwang Jae and Young Jae. He bums around with the younger generation as Woo Sung finds some similarity in him and the late singer. Whether we will be seeing some love triangles forming between Hyun Jae- Woo Sung- Ji Hoon....or Woo Sung- Ji Hoon- Hye Ri? And there has not much movement between Woo Sung and MJ's friendship at work. Oh! Of course everyone is treated to eye-candy of Astro's Cha Eun Woo role as MJ. But Yoon Shi Yoon can definitely pass off as one of the idols in these days with his youthful look and image even he's already in his 30s. 

And what makes it worst is that Gwang Jae is rather unsettled seeing Bo Hee still thinks Hyun Jae is well-alive... uhmm..sort of...since he time-travelled to the future....with Hyun Jae been shocked been told that Ji Hoon is his son with Bo Hee! Something which he doesn't even remember having a relationship with her. LOL!

This is one drama which I am starting to troll it around while waiting for the weekend to come.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

BTS has proven to be the 25 Most Influential People online.

Popular group BTS has made their mark on the international market.

According to their agency, Big Hit Entertainment, the BTS were the only Koreans to be named as the 25 most influential people on the Internet by Time Magazine in the US.

In an article published on Thursday (July 26th ), the Korean boy band was included in the list of 25 people along with US President Donald Trump and Harry Potter author JK. Rowling.

"This is the third time we have announced the most influential people on the Internet," said a rep from Time Magazine who have reviewed the candidates' global influence and topicality on social media.

As for BTS, they are ranked on 27th place to beat  singer Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez on Billboard's social 50 chart, which is popular on a variety of platforms, which is an impressive feature as an international artist."

Well done to the boys! 

Kim Jong Hwan, Leah Kim releasing singles at same time.

Female vocalist Kim Jong Hwan (51) and bubbly sing-songwriter Leah Kim (31) has released their digital singles at the same time on 27th July.

Kim Jong Hwan's title song Will You Be My Wife 아내가 돼줄래  and Leah Kim's new title is Because You're My Man 내 남자니까.

Both of their albums share the same theme- True confessions in life. 

Kim Jong Hwan's Will You Be My Wife  is a bright and light proposal song. The expression of love so that the husband who is awkward can call to his wife. The lyrics that lead to 'You are my love and you are my wife / You are my friend and you are my lamp'.

Leah Kim's "Because You're My Man" is a story that women tell as if they talk to men. It is like a song to reply to 'Will you be my wife'. The lyrics, 'You are not a good man twice / You are a good man' s shadow is my wonderful man. Leah's nostalgia and friendly melody lead to all.

Im Si Wan to enlist on July 11th.

Actor/singer Im Si Wan is been confirmed to enlist for mandatory military services on 11th July.

According to his agency Plum Entertainment, Im Si Wan will be reporting for duty to Yangju recruitment training camp in Gyeonggi province next month.

He is currently participating in the drama 'The King is in Love 왕은 사랑한다', and will be out for filming until he joins the camp. His agency has mentioned they have a lot of work to do before the actor enlists,so there will be no fan meetings are planned yet.

On the other hand, Si Wan has debuted in the entertainment industry as part of the idol group 'ZE:A Children of Empire' in 2010. When ZE:A did not receive much attention from the public, Im Si Wan made his first role appearance in the popular MBC drama 'Moon Embracing the Sun' (2012) and he shot to instant stardom. Everyone was talking about the handsome teacher scholar, Heo Yeom to fellow teen-actor Yeo Jin Gu who played the role as the Crown Prince.

Since then, he has been acclaimed for his performance in tVN drama 'Misaeng' (2014) and the film 'The Attorney' (2013).

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Jang Hyuk, Jung Man Sik in new movie The Swordsman.

A new sageuk movie entitled The Swordsman (directed by PD Choi Jae Hoon) has confirmed the main leads actor Jang Hyuk and Jung Man Sik.

'Swordsman' is a story about the swordsmen who confronted the chaotic circumstances of the day, with the background of the Joseon dynasty. Jang Hyuk plays a secretive swordsman 'Taeul' and Jung Man Sik plays as Joseon's best swordsman 'Min Seung-ho'.

In addition, other supporting leads include Choi Jin Ho, Kim Hyun Su, Jang Hyun Sung and BTOB's Min Hyuk.

Director Choi Jae-hoon said, "Through the passion of the actors and the staff, we have gone through pre-production for a long time, and we are ready to show original action and martial arts scenes that we have never seen before.

Jang Hyuk mentioned, "It was a wonderful scenario in which the harmony of the characters and the times was well harmonised. A new action drama will be born."

 The 'Swordsman' is scheduled to open next year.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Big Bang's TOP health is improving.

For fans of Big Bang, you might be relieved to hear that their leader TOP (Choi Seung Hyun) health is improving. TOP's family members have confirmed that his health has improved a lot at the Mokdong hospital on the afternoon on 8th June. He has also met with his mother and people around him.

While serving the compulsory military services, as the fourth troop of the Seoul Metropolitan Police- the singer was found drug overdose and unconscious on 6th June. His agency YG Entertainment has quickly issued an emergency statement that TOP has apologised and disappointed his fans with this disastrous event.

At the time when he was found unconscious, TOP was in a serious bad shape however it wasn't to the extent that could lead to brain damage. TOP has been charged with offences of smoking cannabis. The Seoul Central District Court will open its first trial on the 29th on charges of violating the law on the management.

Now you wonder why these celebs either get involved in drugs, drink driving, sexual assaults...etc...what not... sighs...

BTS' Save Me and Not Today MV hit 100 million views.

Group BTS's music videos SAVE ME and NOT TODAY have successively exceeded one million views on YouTube channel.

 According to their agency Big Hit Entertainment, the music video 'Not Today', which was released in February this year, was the main title song of 'Wings Abroad: YOU NEVER WALK ALONE' album released in February 2017. The MV released on YouTube has surpassed the 100 million views.

The music video of 'Save Forever', released in May last year from the album Young Forever' recorded 100 million views on YouTube at 8:44 pm on March 3rd.

According to the results, BTS group has 6 music video videos with a total of 600 million views, including 'Dope', 'Fire', 'Blood, Sweat of Tears' and' Boy In Love ', followed by' Save Me' and 'Not Today'. 'Save Me' is a song that shows emotional vocal and refreshing sound. The poignant lyrics of "Give me your hand, save me" mixed with a lyrical melody represented a feeling of youth forming a consensus.

This is the first time a K-Pop group has set a record breaking record of 20 million views in the shortest time. At the time of release, it ranked first in the iTunes music video charts of five countries including the United States, Canada, Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand to become popular worldwide.

Meanwhile, BTS will continue the "2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode 3 Wings Tour Japan Edition" in Japan until early next month.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Queen for 7 Days drama ratings start at 6.9%

The drama Queen for Seven Days started off its first two episodes broadcast with starting viewers ratings at near merely 7%. It was ranked one of the bottom though during the same time broadcast with other dramas.

According to Nielsen Korea, the first episode of the KBS2TV drama 'The Queen of Seven Days' was aired which recorded an average audience rating of 6.9% nationwide. 5.5 percent in Seoul and 6.7 percent in the metropolitan area.

MBC's Ruler of the Mask indeed ruled the  Wed-Thu slot ratings at 13.6% while SBS' Suspicious Partner ranked in 9.3%.

Queen of Seven Days is a fiction drama depicting the love of King Jungjong and the Queen Dan Yeong who was at the queen's seat for the shortest time during the Joseon Dynasty. Park Min Young plays as Lady Shin Chae Kyeong who later became Queen Dan Yeong and Lee Dong Gun plays as the tyrant King Yeonsan. Yeon Woo Jin plays as the young Jungjong. Other supporting casts include Jang Hyun Sung, Kang Shin Il, Do Ji Won, Song Ji In, Park Won Sang and Kang Ki Young