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'Terminator Genisys' comes to Korea

Source | 2015/07/04 | | Permalink

Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in the game for the fifth installment of the "Terminator" series.

The 67-year-old actor and former politician arrived in Korea on Wednesday with on-screen partner Emilia Clarke to promote their latest project, "Terminator Genisys", directed by Alan Taylor, just in time for its release here...More

Korean Internet Firms Jostle for Chances in Indonesia

Source | 2015/07/04 | | Permalink

Customers look at smartphones at a shopping mall in Jakarta, Indonesia. /Bloomberg

Several Korean IT firms are venturing into the burgeoning markets of Indonesia, home to the world's largest Muslim population.

Daum Kakao, one of Korea's biggest Internet companies, acquired its first foreign firm in May this year when it bought Path, a U.S. company that became the third-largest social media platform in Indonesia...More

Korea's carbon-cutting goal is big

Source | 2015/07/04 | | Permalink

The government decided to set a higher carbon reduction goal than previously proposed.

The government said it will reduce 37 percent of estimated greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, which is about 314.7 million tons.

The new goal was confirmed Tuesday at a cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, and was submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on the same day...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Orange Marmalade" Episode 9

2015/07/03 | | Permalink

The Joseon portion of "Orange Marmalade" finally comes to an end- and leaves me about as perplexed as ever. The main problem is just one of scale. The high school portion was just a romance- not even a particularly well-developed romance, since so much of the screentime was dedicated to worldbuilding. Whereas the Joseon portion apparently concerns some extremely important political events that directed the entire future of vampire / human relations. With the exact same high school archetypes in leadership positions. A lot of the plot is weird just to the point of being awkward. I found myself wondering where these kids' parents were. Yes, during Joseon times adulthood happened sooner but granting that much, Ah-ra really should have had the sense not to get involved w...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Heard It Through the Grapevine" Episode 30 (final)

2015/07/03 | | Permalink

The power of family and true fidelity bring "Heard It Through the Grapevine" to a close. The drama made plenty of social commentary and gave Jung-ho his just desserts by having everyone leave him. This highlights the show's biggest point: equality among people despite socio-economic differences.

The final episode itself was anticlimactic and had a few too many bow-tied plot threads, but it was effective for its purpose...More

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