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Best of ASEAN festivals to be held on summit sidelines

Source | 2014/11/29 | | Permalink

A wide variety of cultural offerings related to ASEAN countries will take place at many venues across the country in celebration of the 2014 ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit scheduled for December 11 and 12.

The ASEAN-Korea Center, an inter-governmental organization established with the aim of promoting exchanges between Korea and the ten ASEAN member states, recently revealed its plans to host a range of cultural programs, including the ASEAN Film Festival, the Jewels of ASEAN exhibit, the ASEAN on Wheels program and the ASEAN-Korea Youth Forum.

The Best of ASEAN is a range of festivals held on the sidelines of the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit. They will take place between November 27 and December 14...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "High School - Love On" Episode 17

2014/11/28 | | Permalink

The drama almost manages to approach an interesting conflict here, in a brief conversation where Seul-bi questions Woo-hyeon's apparently unshakable resolve when it comes to just resenting his mother forever. After that, though, "High School - Love On" continues to push into contrived territory. I'm not even sure what the conflict is supposed to be at this point. Problems manifest and get solved so quickly that it's hard to tell which plot points we were supposed to be paying attention to...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] "My Sister"

2014/11/28 | | Permalink

Yeon-seo (played by Yang Ha-eun) is a music student and orphan. She has to rely on money sent by Jin-seo (played by Hwang Geum-hee) in order to get by. Note that Yeon-seo doesn't really question where the money is coming from- "My Sister" barely even references it save for a few scenes where Yeon-seo is clearly shown to have plenty of cash on hand. This is the film's central theme- as obviously important as all this stuff is, the characters put surprisingly little thought into the proceedings...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] "Ingtoogi"

2014/11/28 | | Permalink

In the first place, "Ingtoogi" is literally about fights between Internet trolls. Like actual fisticuffs. In the second place, there is surprisingly little actual fighting in the movie. There's one at the beginning, and a sort of tournament at the end, and in the middle it's just a lot of training. Barely even anything that could really be called a sparring match. And as for why these guys are all fighting the first place...well...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] "Highway Stars"

2014/11/28 | | Permalink

Most musical biopics have a tendency to try to emphasize the inherent conflict in running a band, highlighting all the various drama and what-not to keep proceedings more exciting. That doesn't really work in "Highway Stars", because the jazz band showcased here, Udambara, is made up of devout Buddhists. Not being overly dramatic and emotional is kind of their thing. They play music, not to try and score chicks and drugs, but because they like playing music...More

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