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*** Following its screening in Taiwan, "Waiting For Rain" will be shown in the States including Chicago, Niles, New York, and LA. I'm happy for KHN that his movie topped the Korean Box Office since the first day of its release.The movie will be shown in the U.S. starting on April 30th. This will be nostalgic to

 

everyone especially for Korean Americans out there.     :popcornjackson:

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*** Since KHN will join the star-studded cast of the movie "Happy New Year," it makes the film all the more exciting. KHN being part of the upcoming movie is a bonus. The movie falls under the genre of romantic comedy. The film will be released also in TVing, even though there are no definite release dates yet.  :coolshades:

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*** The number one movie this week is "Waiting For Rain".    :wut:

 

 

Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2021.04.30 ~ 2021.05.02

 

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Korean Box Office - Admissions for the Weekend 2021.04.30 - 2021.05.02 (www.kobis.or.kr)
 

 

# Films Release date Week-end Total
1 "Waiting For Rain" (비와 당신의 이야기) 2021/04/28 122 229 174 710
2 "The Courier"   88 503 130 860
3 "Recalled" (내일의 기억) 2021/04/21 55 007 247 773
4 "Minari"   52 738 1 026 658
5 "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie - Mugen Train" (劇場版「鬼滅の刃」無限列車編)   43 934 1 893 331
6 "Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet" (名探偵コナン 緋色の弾丸)   28 266 175 504
7 "SEOBOK" (서복) 2021/04/15 24 500 385 299
8 "Nomadland"   11 908 50 350
9 "OCTONAUTS: Ring of Fire"   10 082 11 677
10 "The Marksman"   8 557 15 328
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Local Romantic Drama WAITING FOR RAIN Claims Top Spot

 

A pair of new releases drove business up almost 30% to 483,000 sales, a figure that is likely to rise further this weekend owing to upcoming holidays. The local market share edged down slightly to 45% as a new domestic title clinched the top spot for the fourth weekend on the trot.

 

Waiting for Rain, a new romantic drama with KANG Ha-neul and CHUN Woo-hee, debuted in first place with 122,000 entries (USD 1.05 million) over the weekend and 175,000 seats (USD 1.41 million) filled over its first five days.

 

Opening a spot lower was the British spy drama The Courier with Benedict Cumberbatch. The film sold 89,000 tickets (USD 756,000) over the frame, with 131,000 viewers (USD 1.05 million) counted since its Wednesday bow.

 

 

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*** Japanese edition of Newsweek unveiled their top 10 South Korean actors and actresses. And one of them is Kang Ha Neul. I'm glad that he made it on the list who were among the actors that said to be mesmerizing the hearts of the Japanese viewers.  Not surprising since Kang Ha Neul was also among the leading Hallyu stars who have been charming the Japanese fans with his "warm personality" that "oozes into his roles. :heart2beat:

 

 

He Bloomed in Time: Kang Ha Neul Hailed Best Actor at 56th Baeksang Arts Awards

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*** Here's how KHN looks like in military uniform. He's mesmerizing in green. He enlisted on 2017. He was appointed as the honorary ambassador of the Military Manpower Administration (MMA).  He was discharged on May 23, 2019.  :crazily:

 

 

 

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*** This year’s Baeksang Arts Awards is coming soon! This event will celebrate the accomplishments of broadcast, cable, and streaming TV content, as well as domestic films and theatrical productions, that were released between May 1, 2020 and April 11, 2021. Several winners of last year’s awards will be attending the ceremony once again such as KHN! :crazily:

 

 

 

source : https://www.newsen.com/news_view.php?uid=202105121103466710

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***  It's TONIGHT! D-DAY! The much awaited ceremony, The 57th Baeksang Arts Awards, which will take place at  Ilsanseo-gu, Gyeonggi Province. The upcoming ceremony will be hosted again by comedian Shin Dong Yup and singer-actress Bae Suzy.  KHN who's a previous winner is set to return to present the award.  :ohboy2:

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*** Like last year, Baeksang Arts Awards 2021 is being held without a live audience. The hosts, presenters, and performers during Baeksang Arts Awards will be addressing the camera and virtual audience this year when the entire event will be broadcast live from the venue. 'Baeksang' is considered one of the prestigious awards by Korean entertainment industry. The event will be broadcast live via jTBC, jTBC2, jTBC4, and TikTok at 9 pm KST onwards and the red carpet begins at 7.20 pm. For the past few years, the star-studded event was telecast live through VLive and TikTok. Netizens can follow the

 

 

below links to watch the event live:     :wut:

 

 

https://m.vlive.tv/channel/EBF267

 

Tiktok

 

https://aqstream.com/jtbc2/JTBC2

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9 K-Dramas That Are Baeksang Awards Approved To Be The Best You Can Watch

These K-Dramas have won multiple important awards at the Baeksang Awards, certifying their quality.

 

With The 2021 Baeksang Awards completed, we know what the best of the best is! These 9 K-Dramas from the past decade are certified by the Baeksang Awards for being the best quality shows you can get.

 

They have won numerous awards, but in this specific case, they have won the Grand Prize/Best Drama and Best Screenplay showing that they’re perfect through and through.

 

Here are the 9 K-Dramas you should be adding to your list this summer!

 

 

2020 – When The Camellia Blooms

Oh Dong Baek (Gong Hyo Jin) is a single mother who runs a bar-restaurant named Camellia. The townspeople often gossip about her since she grew up as an orphan, is a single mother, and runs a bar where many men frequent. Regardless of the gossip, police officer Hwang Yong Shik (Kang Ha Neul) is in love with her. Meanwhile, Dong Baek’s ex-boyfriend Kang Jong Ryul (Kim Ji Suk) suddenly reappears. He is a famous baseball player, that hid their relationship when they dated. While Dong Baek tries to navigate her daily trials, a serial killer roams the town, and she may be the next target.

 

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This series swept the board by winning the Grand Prize, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Screenplay. It was the highest-rated mini-series of 2019 and the second highest-rated K-Drama of 2019.

 

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8 Korean Variety Shows To Watch If You Miss Traveling

Go around the world without leaving your home.
 
 

If there’s one thing we really miss doing right now, it’s traveling! Whether you’re wandering locally or abroad, there’s something freeing about going on adventures in places far from home. If you’re feeling the quarantine blues, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

These travel-themed K-variety shows are full of cool places and fun games that will entertain you for hours on end. Here's a list of them that you can watch on Netflix and Viu:

 

Traveler (2019-2020)

Who’s in it: Lee Je Hoon, Ryu Jun Yeol (season one); Ahn Jae Hong, Kang Ha Neul, Ong Seung Wu (season two)

Where you can watch it: Viu

 

In this reality show, actors go on backpacking trips with limited interference from the producers, making you feel like you’re really just traveling with them. The first season has Je Hoon (from our new fave, Taxi Driver) and Jun Yeol traveling to Cuba, where they must manage their own decisions every step of the way. Je Hoon doesn’t have much experience with backpacking, so Jun Yeol takes the lead. Meanwhile, our travelers in season two head to Argentina. Despite only having met for the show, the charming trio eventually becomes really close, as they enjoy the food and Argentinian hospitality, and go hiking in Patagonia.

 

 

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source : https://www.cosmo.ph/entertainment/travel-variety-shows-netflix-and-viu-a1163-20210516-lfrm?ref=home_feed_1

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His voice is trustworthy, and his face shows its true value in big close-ups.  Kang Haneul’s heyday with a clear and heartfelt performance has just begun

 

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Kang Haneul’s voice shines, especially in the narration.  His beautiful voice resonates on the screen through the box office hit Twenty, his representative film Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet, and the recent film Waiting for Rain, and it holds the audience to immerse themselves in the movies.  Kang Haneul’s three-dimensional face reveals endless charms when it is closed up from various angles.  As much as directors covet his voice and face, the audience becomes more joyful.

 

Kang Haneul is a gifted actor who has been on the course of a model student in acting.  He developed his dream of becoming an actor when he was a teenager, majoring in acting at the art high school and the university.  He was recognized first in the musical world, and his debut film is Battlefield Heroes (2010), a historical comedy directed by Lee Joonik.  He played the role of the youngest son of Yeon Gaesomun, a general in Goguryeo, and skillfully performed dialect and tearful acting, drawing attention from movie officials.  He also stood out in TV dramas.  In the original webtoon drama Misaeng: Incomplete Life (2014), Kang played the role of Jang Baek-ki, an elite new employee, who was jealous of the main character but changed into a humane colleague.  Kang Haneul was praised for playing the character vividly.

 

In 2015, three of his films were released in a row, strengthening the actor’s position as a movie star.  In the music film C’est Si Bon, he showed off his singing talent; in the historical drama Empire of Lust, he played a vicious character obsessed with madness; he co-starred in the youth comedy Twenty.  Through those films, Kang Haneul made his characters stand out, proving that his acting ensembles with his counterparts are excellent.  Especially, he performed a slapstick performance in Twenty, exuding whimsical charms from a pure-looking model student image.  Thanks to his character, the film depicting the ‘dark history’ of three feisty guys became a box office hit with universal empathy.  That year, Kang Haneul swept the Best New Actor at various film awards and became a youth star.

 

Through Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet (2016), a black-and-white film about the life of Yun Dongju, a poet most loved by Koreans, you can meet the entire charm of actor Kang Haneul.  Casting Kang Haneul, director Lee Joonik revealed, “Kang Haneul’s appearance and righteous nature resemble Yun Dongju.”  And as the director expected, Kang showed a fantastic performance where the actor and the character became one.  Appearing on a black-and-white screen from the first scene of being questioned by a Japanese detective, Kang Haneul embodied the philosophical concept of ‘shame’ of a young intellectual who lived in the Japanese colonial era.

 

Since then, he has shown his acting talents in genre films, including the true-story drama New Trial (2017), the action-comedy hit Midnight Runners (2017), and the thriller Forgotten (2017).  After being discharged from the army, Kang gained recognition for his performance in the TV series When the Camellia Blooms (2019), which combines romance and thriller, and established himself as a big star with explosive popularity.  Through the work, Kang Haneul’s facial expression, which is lovely and shy in front of the person he fell in love with at first sight, has become his killing signature.

 

Actor Kang Haneul, who has a pure and sincere acting style, is giving a great boost to Korean cinema.  Following the retro-sentimental melodrama Waiting for Rain, the action blockbuster series The Pirates 2, the star-studded romance film Happy New Year, and his solo starring thriller Streaming are lined up.  Developing his strengths steadily so far and entering his 30s, Kang Haneul’s heyday is starting now.  And it’s an honor for us to witness his era together.  Jung Yumi

 

Filmography 
<Waiting for Rain> (2021)
<Forgotten> (2017)
<Midnight Runners> (2017)
<New Trial> (2017)
<Like for Likes> (2016)
<Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet> (2016)
<Twenty> (2015)
<Empire of Lust> (2015)
<C’est Si Bon> (2015)
<Morning Grave> (2014)
<You’re My Pet>
<Battlefield Heroes> (2010)

 

 

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*** I’ve watched his movie “Forgotten” and it just blew my mind. It’s a suspense movie. It’s scary and a violent film. It’s a brilliant film making, though. ... Koreans know how to write a twisted plot... Loses steam a bit at certain points after that police station scene, but it will keep you engaged right up to the very end. First it seems like a horror movie, the nightmares, the pills and you can't figure out what's real and what's not. It has left me puzzled and I think that if they had tried to simplify it and leave some things out, it could have been a good thriller. I was left with was just sheer confusion. It keeps you guessing who's the bad one? Well, it's still a good movie for me.  :Megathanks:

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*** The competition to be the Most Sought After K-Actor in Casting Calls in this article survey on which actors are currently the most coveted among industry casting agents. Casting agents & production directors were asked which actor in 2021 currently is their no. 1 choice when it comes time to cast a project. (6) votes went to PSJ in 1st place, followed by Gong Yoo with (5) votes and then Hyunbin got (4) votes. Top 5 are Kim Soo Hyun & Kang Ha Neul who each got (3) votes. Seeing KHN slowly climbing his way up from being 2nd male lead to top most sought after in casting is really a proud moment for me. Joo Ji Hoon & Ji Chang Wook got (1) vote & other actors......... BTW, there's an actress version of this as well, too. This is interesting but there are many omissions, which surprised me, though.  :heart2beat:

 

 

 

 

 

 

LINK here : https://star.ytn.co.kr/_sn/0117_202107030800250759

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*** A staff member of the drama 'Insider' has tested positive for COVID-19 during the drama production's regular testing protocols. They immediately stopped filming and the actors and the entire staff are undergoing a COVID-19 test including KHN although, he did not come in close contact with the person. 'Insider' is scheduled to premiere in the later half of this year.  :worried:

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10 Korean Dramas That Portray Healthy Relationships

 

With the landing of the Korean wave all over the world, people in the remotest places of the globe can now connect to and relate with the stories portrayed in Korean dramas. Among all the genres that K-Dramas are popular for, romance dramas are the most beloved and for good reason too! They portray beautiful relationships, very human situations and provide healing to the soul. However, the relationships shown in these dramas don't always portray happy relationships. Here are

 

10 Korean dramas that give us shining examples of healthy relationships!

 

 

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"When the Camellia Blooms"

 

This drama, starring Kang Ha-neul and Gong Hyo-jin is a refreshing change in the K-Drama romance world. It portrays a mature relationship between a single mother and policeman with anger issues that still gives us butterflies. It addresses social issues of judgement, prejudice and more and even sprinkles in a serial killer chase to spice things up. Above everything else, love wins and that includes self love.

 

 

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9 K-Drama Couples That Have Healthy Relationships

 

It can be surprisingly hard to find a good depiction of a healthy relationship in a K-drama. Although the feelings might be genuine, having a strong foundation, healthy courtship, and maintaining a solid relationship is actually not common in the fictitious K-dramaland. Although we’ve visited this topic in the past (see this feature here), here are some more main K-drama couples that have pretty healthy and solid relationships.

 

Warning: Minor spoilers ahead!

 

 

4. Hwang Yong Sik and Dong Baek in “When The Camellia Blooms”

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“When the Camellia Blooms” stars Kang Ha Neul and Gong Hyo Jin as two lovers who live in a small town. Dong Baek (Gong Hyo Jin) has a lot of baggage as a result of being abandoned by her son’s father. This doesn’t stop the enigmatic and passionate Hwang Yong Sik (Kang Ha Neul) from falling deeply in love with her and her son. Hwang Yong Sik’s infectious positivity is an attribute that Dong Baek finds solace in despite the hardships of being a single mother.

 

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Kang Ha Neul as Hwang Yong Sik is everything. Just when Dong Baek had given up on love and swore her life to her son, Yong Sik comes into her life like a ray of sunshine. He doesn’t let her give up on love and is willing to show through his actions how much she can trust him. He makes sure to keep his distance and give her space while she tries to figure out her life and is happy just being there for her. His honesty and innocence could make anyone love him!

 

 

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[HanCinema's News] Top 10 Male Korean Actors That Deserve More Appreciation Globally

 

With the Korean entertainment and art industry gaining more and more attention on a global scale, there's growing interest among fans to know more about Korean actors. While everyone knows the likes of Lee Min-ho, Song Joong-ki, Lee Byung-hun and Park Seo-joon, there are innumerable other actors who deserve to be appreciated on the world's stage.

 

Here are our picks for the top 10 Korean actors who are recognised for their immense talent in the K-Drama community but who newer international fans might not know about.

 

 

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Kang Ha-neul

 

Another one of the absolute best actors in the Korean entertainment industry, Kang Ha-neul has an eye for choosing the perfect characters for himself. His versatility is a thing of wonder because he can pull off a comedy just as perfectly as a psychological thriller. We can't wait to see more of his work soon!

 

 

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