Saturday, January 28, 2012

Actress Go A-ra Hopes to Inspire Viewers to Chase Dreams

After playing the role of a pole vaulter in "Pacemaker," which opened in theaters recently, Go A-ra appears as the teen breadwinner of a dysfunctional American family in the upcoming movie "Papa," set to open on Feb. 2.

In the film, the 22-year-old plays a girl who overcomes conflicts with her stepfather in order to protect the family of orphaned children from different ethnic backgrounds, before eventually breaking into show business.

"I did heavy workouts and learned English, singing, dancing and even guitar while I was filming these two movies," Go said. "I started learning English when I was five, which helped a lot."

Even though it has been 10 years since Go made her debut, most people still remember her as the main character in the KBS teen drama "Sharp." She landed that role right after winning an audition with the talent management agency SM Entertainment.

"If I didn't take the audition for the talent agency when I was in junior high school, I would probably be preparing to become a news presenter," she said.

"I started dreaming about being an anchor since I watched the TV soap 'All About Eve,' which dealt with the world of news reporting."

She said she became more proactive at school after watching the soap, pushing herself to excel not only in her studies, but also in extracurricular activities.

"It means a lot to me to accurately portray characters as an actress," Go said. "I would like to inspire viewers so they become interested in new worlds, and start to have dreams and set goals just like I did."

source: Chosun Ilbo

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Always [ Korean Movie 2011]

Genre : Melodrama, Romance
Starring : So Ji-Sub, Han Hyo-Joo
Release date : October 20, 2011
Runtime :108 min.
Directed by: Song Il-Gon


Chul-min (So Ji-Sub) leads a hard life delivering the water by day and working at the parking lot by night. His life seems nothing but ordinary, however, he hides his dark past that he used to hit the people for living. One day a strange blind woman called Jung-hwa (Han Hyo-Joo) visits him at the parking lot, who changes his life completely. Looking at cheerful and bright Jung-hwa, Chul-min slowly opens his mind. Jung-hwa also lets him enter her lonely world. To lead a better life with the new love, Chul-min re-starts boxing dreaming of the future as a MMA fighter. But always the good time ends soon. As Chul-min finds out that Jung-hwa might lose her eyesight forever if she doesn’t receive the transplant operation soon and he himself is responsible for the accident which took Jung-hwa’s eyesight and her parents away five years ago, he falls into despair. Burdened with the complex feelings mixed with guilt towards Jung-hwa and affection to her, Chul-min decides to play in the gambling fight abroad, which is the chance to collect the huge amount of money at once. He leaves her all at once without a trace or any note.





Thursday, January 05, 2012

The Cat [ Korean Movie 2011]

Genre : Horror
Starring : Park Min-young, Kim Dong-wook, Kim Ye-ron
Release date : July 7, 2011
Runtime :106 min.
Directed by: Byun Seung-Wook


So-yeon is an animal groomer who works in a pet shop. One day, she gets stuck with a Persian cat named Silky when its owner suddenly dies. From then on, So-yeon is constantly haunted by a bobbed hair girl with green cat-like eyes who turns her life turns into turmoil. So-yeon desperately seeks help from the people around, but no one listens to her. The presence of the girl and the sound of Silky’s cries start to choke in around her life more and more. Not only that, people around So-yeon gets killed one by one. Soon, So-yeon comes face to face with the bobbed hair girl at the scene of a horrific death.

So-yeon gets rid of Silky hoping her troubles will come to an end, but Silky keeps coming back to her like a boomerang. Terrified she could be the next to die, So-yeon sets out to find out the identity of the girl with the help her dead friend’s ex-boyfriend, Jun-seok, who is a cop. Later, So-yeon finds out the truth to the tragic incident that took place in the past.



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