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Gugak album exemplifies traditional Korean sound

Source | 2014/08/02 | | Permalink

A gugak album that embraces the essence of traditional Korean sound was released on August 1.

The National Gugak Center released "Textures of Korean Traditional Music: Flowing, Deepening and Widening" in the hopes of exposing people, both at home and abroad, to traditional Korean music...More

Boy Band Idols Enthrall Audiences in Musicals

Source | 2014/08/02 | | Permalink

Kim Jun-su (left) and Jo Kwon

Two boy band members are proving that they can make it big in musicals. Fans have lauded performances by Kim Jun-su of JYJ, who appears in the dark tragedy "Dracula", and Jo Kwon of 2AM, who appears in the bubbly comedy "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert". 

◆ Kim Jun-su...More

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

2014/08/01 | | Permalink

We're literally dealing with a life-and-death situation at the beginning of the episode and even though Seul-gi knows the stakes, when the danger's passed she immediately turns into flippant how does this compare to television mode. It's discomforting to realize that Seul-gi sees this situation the exact same way we do. Yeah it would be bad if her friend died but Seul-gi's not actually scared just wants to get to the next part of the story. It's to the credit of Kim Sae-ron that this actually manages to come off as cute instead of grotesquely weird. Well, maybe a little bit of both...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] "Nothing Lost"

2014/08/01 | | Permalink

Detective Choi (played by Kim Byeong-ok) is trying to determine what happened to a kidnapped girl. Min-seong (played by Ji Dae-han) has just gotten out of prison and is making a point of violently attacking everyone he meets at very slight provocation. These two men don't actually have anything to do with each other. Yes, there are moments when they meet, and talk, but nothing important ever comes of it. Really that could be the tagline of the movie overall...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Night of the Prophet"

2014/08/01 | | Permalink

Yeo-joo (played by Lee Mi-so) works at a call center offering up help to those who need it. On paper, she is extremely good at her job. In reality, though, it soon becomes clear that there's a darker element behind Yeo-joo's work that is less than noble. When her boss marvels at how Yeo-joo has been able to stay active for so long in a job with a high burnout rate, Yeo-joo knows that in part this is because she is somewhat lacking in the empathy department, owing to a traumatic childhood incident...More

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