News Bites: The World They Live In, plus DBSK’s JaeJoong enters the acting world

I am back at college and therefore much busier, but here are a few news updates, a tad late.

In case anyone in the world missed, JaeJoong of DBSK will be making the foray into drama/acting territory, starring in Heaven’s Mail Deliverer, about a messenger between the present world and the afterworld. It sounds a good deal like the Nicolas Cage-Meg Ryan tearjerker City of Angels to me.

Meanwhile the first The World They Live In promotion has been released in the form of this gorgeous and haunting poster –

Song Hye-Go is quite possibly one of the most beautiful women to come out of Asia, and this poster shows a side of her we haven’t seen before, highlighting her classic features and sad eyes. Hyun Bin meanwhile forms a nice contrast with his glowing smile and deliberately innocent face. Definitinely compelling; whoever was responsible for this particular bit of PR certainly knew what they were doing. I’m even more impatient to see this now.  Besides, it really doesn’t get much better than this overall. Two stars, (almost) equally popular, both highly talented, nuanced actors, both beautiful and well-beloved by fans, making a come-back/return to the small screen together. Perfect.

News Bites: Big Bang, Joo Ji Hoon, and Song Hye-Kyo

Big Bang! is topping the charts for four weeks consecutively in a row according to the “Melon Music Charts.”

Joo-Ji Hoon is either deliberately choosing sexually ambigious roles or something about him makes him get cast that way – not only will he pretend to be a gay guy in his projected drama with Yoon Eun-Hye, but while he’s waiting around for it he’ll be playing a “genius baker who’s sexual inclinations are also ambiguous“, in the movie Antique Bakery.  Is it just me, or does that seem like a terrible waste of a perfectly good-looking man?

Meanwhile Song Hye-Kyo appears to be terribly wasted in her first American film Make Yourself at Home, formerly known as Fetish(am utterly baffled as to why they changed the title), but if it allows her to breakthrough in a larger market, I suppose it’s worth it. Or not. Shamanism? Never worth it.  On the plus side, The World They Live in looks interesting, although I find it ironic that she looks far more beautiful with long hair in the (almost certainly crappy) American film than in the much longer and more developed(and probably better) Korean drama with short hair.