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Today's Photo: September 1, 2014 [1]

Source | 2014/09/01 | | Permalink

Models in traditional dress show sweets for Chuseok or Korean Thanksgiving in a department store in Bundang, Gyeonggi Province on Sunday...More

Sin Se-kyeong goes gutsy in gambler role

Source | 2014/09/01 | | Permalink

After playing a string of serious and introverted characters in recent dramas such as "Fashion King" (SBS) and "When A Man's in Love" (MBC), actress Sin Se-kyeong is taking on a bolder role in "Tazza: The High Rollers 2", which will hit local theaters tomorrow.

The "Tazza" sequel has garnered much attention, mostly due to a nude scene where the characters gamble in a card game in their underwear, as well as appearances by K-pop star T.O.P. (Choi Seung-hyeon), of the boy group Big Bang, and Lee Honey, a 2006 Miss Korea winner.

Sin told Ilgan Sports, an affiliate of the JoongAng Daily, in a recent interview that she fell in love with her character, Heo Mi-na...More

Actress criticizes ageism in entertainment

Source | 2014/09/01 | | Permalink

Kim Seong-ryeong says her pessimistic way of thinking has helped her to widen her range as an actress.

During the past few years, actress Kim Seong-ryeong has been actively appearing on both the big and small screens after a six-year break from the entertainment industry, enjoying a second heyday after she made her debut as Miss Korea in 1988.

By playing successful and charismatic career women in "THE CHASER - Drama", "Yawang" and "The Heirs", dramas that earned immense popularity nationwide, the 49-year-old actress soon rose to prominence as a role model for middle-aged women in Korea with her flawless skin, fashionable wardrobe and fitness...More

'Pirates' lock in box office No. 1 for week 2

Source | 2014/09/01 | | Permalink

Actress Son Ye-jin and actor Kim Nam-gil's movie "Pirates" is seeing a spurt in ticket sales almost a month after its release.

The movie, which hit local theaters a week after the record-breaking film "The Admiral: Roaring Currents", secured the No. 1 spot in the local box office for two consecutive weeks, according to the Korean Film Council. It entered in second place two weeks ago...More

[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.08.29 ~ 2014.08.31

2014/09/01 | | Permalink

Lee's "Pirates" still rule the roost while "The Admiral" spies 17M…

The last few weeks have seen Korea's box office figures soar thanks to two seafaring delights: Kim Han-min's epic "Admiral" and Lee Seok-hoon's "Pirates". The last weekend of August, however, saw a slight return to normalcy as ticket sales sunk in the wake of Kim and Lee's period powerhouses coming down from their profitable reigns at the top.

Last weekend Lee's "Pirates" stole first from "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" with 951K, with Kim's naval strategist following close behind it with 802K. "Pirates" second term at the top, however, yielded just 620K (25.5%) while "The Admiral" was bumped down to third with 333K (13.7%). Together these two action attractions have amassed nearly 24M admissions and are still going around scooping up survivors as the new season is ushered in...More

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