Jang Dong-gun

My Way, directed by Kang Je-gyu (Taegukgi) and with a pan Asian cast was the selected opening night film for the Terracotta Asian Film Festival. And whilst the top class cast of Jang Dong-gun (Taegukgi, Friend), Joe Odagiri (Azumi, Shinobi) and Fan Bingbing (Shaolin, Flashpoint) sounded very promising, I had heard from some of my […]

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Do we need another Liaisons Dangereuses remake?

by Philip Gowman 28 September 2011
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Do we need another Liaisons Dangereuses remake? EJ Yong’s was a bit dull. How will Hur Jin-ho fare with Jang Dong-gun? http://t.co/D5t6GM07 Keywords: Directors: Hur Jin-ho People: Jang Dong-gun

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A last look back at 2010

by Philip Gowman 23 January 2011
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We’ve digested the albums, films, sporting events and books of the year, and reviewed some of the memorable stories of 2010 in our Quiz of the Year. Here are some of the other things we noted in 2010 which didn’t quite make it into any of those articles. 2010: a year of anniversaries It was […]

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Warrior’s Way tired and cliched

by Philip Gowman 4 December 2010
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Via @bournecinema: Negative review of THE WARRIOR’S WAY (aka Laundry Warrior), starring Jang Dong-gun, in the Joongang Ilbo. Sat on the shelf 2yrs. Not a good sign. “It is a novel idea for an Asian swordsman to go to the West and become a hero there. But that plot twist is not strong enough to […]

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Jang Dong-gun in Warrior’s Way

by Philip Gowman 22 November 2010
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This still from Jang Dong-gun’s Hollywood debut (The Warrior’s Way, aka Laundry Warrior, with Kate Bosworth) has about as much sexual chemistry as a Hong Sang-soo film: none. http://bit.ly/ikokw2 # Keywords: People: Jang Dong-gun

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Jang Dong-gun and Song Hye-kyo top plastic surgery templates

by Philip Gowman 10 August 2010
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Times change. 6 years ago Hyolee & Jeon Ji-hyun were top of the list. Now Song Hye-kyo is top Plastic Surgery Template. And guys want to look like Jang Dong-gun http://bit.ly/adsPKV # Keywords: People: Jang Dong-gun | Song Hye-kyo Other tags: Plastic surgery

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Korea’s hottest celebs — CNNGo

by Philip Gowman 5 July 2010
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South Korea's 20 hottest male celebs: CNNGo’s list is topped by Jang Dong-gun, Won Bin and Bae Yong-joon. http://bit.ly/aZAANo – via allkpop http://bit.ly/cDqitG But why isn’t Lee Byung-hun on the list? # Keywords: People: Bae Yong-joon | Jang Dong-gun | Won Bin

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The upcoming wedding of the year

by Philip Gowman 4 March 2010
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Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young: enough already. http://bit.ly/8ZI8Kf , http://bit.ly/c6JJhH, and just about everywhere else # Keywords: People: Jang Dong-gun | Ko So-young

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Jang Dong-gun & Ko So-young wedding plans

by Philip Gowman 1 February 2010
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I never understand the Korean celebrity system: Jang Dong-gun reveals when it is that he will reveal his wedding plans with Ko So-young. How about spilling the beans now? http://bit.ly/9JCqtB # Keywords: People: Jang Dong-gun | Ko So-young

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LKL 2008 Quiz of the year – the answers

by Philip Gowman 1 January 2009
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LKL’s annual quiz about the year’s events in Korea, including plenty of celebrity trivia.

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Deadly Elves and other recent tabloid stories

by Philip Gowman 28 August 2007
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It’s a while since I did a round-up of celebrity news, which means that I’ve almost forgotten all the things I was going to mention, and lost most of the links that I was going to use. So before things get completely out of hand, here’s one of my not-so-regular posts shamelessly plundering the celebrity […]

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