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Wed, July 24, 2019 | 05:30
Spy thriller tells story of independence fighters
MBC's new blockbuster period spy thriller “Different Dreams,” focused on the life of legendary independence fighter Kim Won-bong, kicked off on Saturday. The 20 billion won-budget spy action series is designed to commemorate the centennial of the March 1 Independence Movement and establishment of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea in Shanghai. The drama revol...
K-dramas & Shows
| 2019-05-07 09:53
Hallyu export earned $9.5 billion in 2018
Hallyu, headed by global K-pop sensation BTS boosted the Korean economy last year by creating $9.48 billion in exports
| 2019-05-03 18:05
TWICE 'Like OOH-AHH' MV hits 300 mil. views
The music video for K-pop girl group TWICE's song “Like OOH-AHH” surpassed 300 million views on YouTube, Thursday. The nine-member girl group's debut song, included on its first EP “The Story Begins,” released in October 2015, became the band's fourth music video to hit 300 million viewers. Songs “TT,” “Likey,” and “Cheer Up” previously hit the milestone on YouTube.
| 2019-05-03 17:58
'Little Drummer Girl' wins award for photography in UK
Kim Woo-hyung, the cinematographer for the BBC television miniseries “The Little Drummer Girl,” won an award at the BAFTA TV Craft Awards 2019 for his camera work, according to movie streaming service Watch Play, Tuesday. Kim, best known for his work on the films “Assassination” (2015) and “The Front Line” (2011), received the photography and lighting award in the fiction cat...
K-dramas & Shows
| 2019-05-01 17:39
Hollywood to remake Korean box office hits
Korean hit films “Extreme Job” and “The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil” will be remade by Hollywood studios. The smash box office hit “Extreme Job,” a cop-comedy directed by Lee Byung-heon, has become Korea's second-most-watched film of all time, attracting more than 16 million moviegoers in local theaters, earlier this year.
| 2019-05-01 17:38
More Korean actors to appear in Hollywood films, dramas
Recently actor Ma Dong-seok, star of “Train to Busan” (2016), is rumored to be in talks to join Marvel's new film “The Eternals.” Actress Jeon Jong-seo, who took the lead role in her debut film “Burning,” is also in discussion to star in the upcoming Hollywood movie “Blood Moon,” a fantasy film directed by Ana Lily Amirpour.
| 2019-04-29 20:36
'Avengers' rekindles screen quota debate
The “Avengers” have no rival. On its opening day, Wednesday, “Avengers: Endgame” attracted 1.34 million viewers at the local box office. On its fifth day, Sunday, the number is nearing 5 million. The superhero film single-handedly raked in 9.7 billion won in sales that day. Social media shows stories of movie fans who said they took a day off work to watch the Marvel film on ...
| 2019-04-28 20:02
'Mother roles are diverse enough to make a whole genre'
Actress Kim Hae-sook was given the nickname “National Mother.” Since she earned recognition for her role in the 2000 hit drama “Autumn in My Heart” playing the role of the mother of the lead actress Song Hye-kyo, Kim has garnered so many “mother” roles in dramas and films.
| 2019-04-23 17:47
Box office readies for 'Avengers' perfect storm
The local box office is showing signs of being overheated ahead of the local release of “Avengers: Endgame,” Wednesday.
| 2019-04-23 17:41
Award-winning director Bong unveils eerie family tragicomedy
Bong Joon-ho, director of the internationally acclaimed films like “Snowpiercer,” “The Host” and “Okja,” has returned with his new movie “Parasite.” The much-anticipated film, starring Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun and Choi Woo-sik, tells the story of two families with extremely different social backgrounds - a poor jobless household and a wealthy upper-class one. It is Bong's s...
| 2019-04-22 18:19
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South Korea fires warning shots at Russian warplanes in its airspace
South Korea warns Russia strongly over airspace violation
Anti-Japanese car movement sparks backlash
Korean victims of forced labor file for sale of seized Mitsubishi assets
'Tokyo's removal of Seoul from whitelist undermines fair trade'
Korean gets 14 years' jail for armed robbery in Vietnam
Japan's third invasion
Chaebol expands US investment to minimize fallout from Seoul-Tokyo conflict
Lawmakers of S. Korea, Japan to meet next week to discuss trade conflict
Trump: 'very positive' correspondence recently with N. Korea
Celebrating Korea-Czech relations
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