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Sat, December 9, 2023 | 05:26
[Weekender] Busan promises more cinematic fun
Standing tall and wide, and at an odd angle like an upside pyramid, the Busan Cinema Center in Haeundae Centum City is hard to miss.
Programs under threat as nation’s funnyman retires
Fans and TV producers alike are on alert about how funnyman Kang Ho-dong’s “tentative retirement“ will affect the local entertainment scene, as his absence strikes a blow to several of Korea’s most watched shows.
The girls are coming back home
Girls’ Generation, Kara, Wonder Girls returning with local albums Girl groups that have been active abroad are returning one after another to the local music scene this fall. Top acts such as Kara, Girls’ Generation, Tiara and ...
Jeju filmmaker captures local quirks
Even to Koreans, words in the Jeju dialect sound alien. The tropical island off the country’s southern coast has long been a honeymoon hotspot but also a cradle for quirky
Khan exploring spirituality with vertical moves
In 2009, fans of dance and cinema alike were ecstatic to see French actress Juliette Binoche dancing with esteemed British choreographer Akram Khan. Next month Khan will return to Seoul, but this time without the accompaniment of a superstar to showcase what he calls “pure movements” with vertical inclinations.
Actors help ’Hindsight’ keep focus
In the 1990s, Lee Hyeon-seung shot to stardom with the visually lush “Blue In You” (1992) and became a household name with another striking film, “Il Mare” (2000), which went on to become the first local flick to be remade in Hollywood (into “The Lake House,” a 2006 piece starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock).
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Film examines child abuse case
Life is often stranger than fiction, and both director Hwang Dong-hyeok and actor Gong Yoo were shocked to discover that Gong Ji-young’s bestselling online novel about child sex abuse was based on a true story.
Ken Jeong: Comedy saved my life
Ken Jeong became a household name in the United States through his wild screen persona Mr. Chow — though “wild” might be an understatement — in “The Hangover.”
’Blind’ sees promising potential
Physical disabilities craft the most interesting protagonists and the edgiest thrillers. Characters readily fall into dangerous traps, simple cat-and-mouse chases become complicated, and viewers sigh with a greater sense of relief when they manage to escape despite the odds.
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