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Oh Ji-ho: shrewd actor hidden behind dimples
Ask any Korean entertainment fan about heartthrob actor Oh Ji-ho and you would most likely receive an answer related to his signature smile.
Telling Korean tales, with Irish sound
Kim Jung-hwan and Park Hye-ri could not say exactly when they were first drawn to Irish folk music but once they experienced it firsthand, they could not live without it.
'Carnage': brilliant black comedy
With the annual Venice film festival just around the corner, one of the biggest crowd-pleasers from last year’s edition is opening next week in Korea. And this hilarious black comedy is not to be missed.
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A band of thieves led by Macau Park (Kim Yoon-seok) plan to steal a $20 million diamond, know as the “Tear of the Sun,” in Macau, but each has an own agenda. Directed by Choi Dong-hoon. Runs 135 minutes. Rated 15 and over. In Korean.
YouTube music video rating riles up artists
After the culture ministry announced Tuesday that music videos posted online by the industry will be rated by government authorities, some artists protested the decision.
Putting warm, fuzzy spin on Mother Nature
Slavoj Zizek, one of today’s most popular thinkers and known for his cynical wit, urged caution in a recent lecture in Seoul against the belief that nature is guided by a mysterious benevolent force. “If nature is a mother, she’s a bitch of a mother,” he said, citing inexplicable natural disasters as evidence.
SISTAR: Unpredictable girls ready to grow up but no too fast
As the girls of SISTAR settled down in the sofas of their dressing room
UMF Korea proves best against odds
When the first announcements were made earlier this year, there was no shortage of skeptics. Hosting the world’s largest electronic dance music festival at Seoul’s Olympic Stadium seemed to them too ambitious a project, especially given the overcrowded season of music festivals this summer.
History, comedy, icy chill meet in 'Heist'
So far, this summer’s blockbusters have been rather heavyweight — both in scale and content. From “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “Yeongasi” to “The Dark Knight Rises” and “The Thieves,” moviegoers have been drenched in gloom and doom, as if in reflection of the world’s sorry state today.
'Thieves' breaks record with 2.9 mil.
The crime drama “The Thieves” has posted the best opening in Korean cinema history, its studio Showbox Mediaplex announced on Monday.
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