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On the Spot
: Lee Gyu-lee
Sun, July 21, 2019 | 05:42
US film puts wartime victims, deniers together
Japanese American filmmaker Miki Dezaki's film “Shusenjo: The Main Battleground of The Comfort Women Issue” will hit local theaters next week amid escalating tensions between South Korea and Japan over a trade dispute that has gone from bad to worse. Dezaki said he hopes to provide an impartial introduction to one of the most controversial issues - Japan's sex slavery during ...
| 2019-07-20 13:17
Unstable, anxious character reminds actor of early years after debuting
After the first season of JTBC's political drama “Chief of Staff” wrapped up with moderate success last week, actor and singer Kim Dong-jun said his role in the drama has some parallels with the early years in his career.
K-dramas & Shows
| 2019-07-16 16:13
Interactive film 'AORB' offers viewers to choose story
Korean beer brand Cass Fresh of Oriental Brewery Company launched a film in a creative format to encourage the concept of “rule breaking” among the younger generation.
| 2019-07-15 17:02
Home away from home - a guided tour of US military base in Pyeongtaek
PYEONGTAEK, Gyeonggi Province - Behind the thick brick wall of the U.S. military base in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, some 65-kilometers south of Seoul, the environment is completely different to that of the rest of the city. The United States Army Garrison Humphreys, also known as USAG Humphreys, in this city is cozy and convenient. The new headquarters of the United State...
Disney says black mermaid right choice
Freeform, Walt Disney Company's TV network, issued a statement to counter the skeptical views on casting Halle Bailey as Ariel for the upcoming live-action remake of 1989 animation “The Little Mermaid.”
| 2019-07-10 16:33
'Spider-Man' takes local box office by storm
“Spider-Man: Far From Home” landed in the top spot in the domestic box office after it premiered last Tuesday. The superhero film has not allowed any other films to take the top spot since. The sequel to 2017 film “Spider-Man: Homecoming” sold about 3 million tickets over the weekend, collecting an overall grossing of 39 billion won ($33 million) as of Sunday.
| 2019-07-09 16:42
'Law of Jungle' raises eyebrows
SBS' survival TV show “Law of the Jungle” has been facing a backlash from local viewers after media reports that actress Lee Yeol-eum was charged in Thailand for catching and eating endangered giant clams while shooting the show.
K-dramas & Shows
| 2019-07-09 09:29
'Comfort women' films to hit theaters this summer
A handful of movies about the Korean wartime sex slavery during World War II - "Shusenjo: The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue," and “My name is Kim Bok-dong” - are scheduled to hit the local theaters this summer, raising awareness on the unresolved issue. The issue of comfort women, a euphemism for the victims of wartime sex slavery, has been one of the most cont...
| 2019-07-07 17:32
Korean cinema celebrates 100th year anniversary
The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) released an official trailer summarizing the 100 years of the Korean film industry, Monday, as this year marks the centennial of Korean cinema's birth.In celebration of this anniversary, the council announced plans in April to organize a series of promotions and festivals throughout the year with a specially formed committee under the name “Kor...
| 2019-07-03 18:11
2 Disney films dominate local box office
Two Walt Disney films - “Aladdin” and “Toy Story 4” - have swept the domestic box office charts, creating a Disney sensation among moviegoers. Aladdin was number one at the box office in terms of ticket sales over the past weekend with sales of over 900,000, followed by Toy Story 4 with more than 700,000.
| 2019-07-02 09:21
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