Four films and two shorts from South Korea showcased at Terracotta festival 2012/04/14, Source,
The Terracotta Far East Film Festival, London's premier festival celebrating Asian film, returns to the Prince Charles Cinema and will run from 12th-15th April 2012. Terracotta Far East Film Festival is an annual event which aim is to widen the audience for Far Eastern film in the UK and to further promote this genre to existing film fans. For this year's 4th edition, the festival aimed to emphasize the leading position and diversity of Korean cinema and will feature a panel of 4 films from different genre including blockbuster "My Way, Kim Ki-duk's "ARIRANG - Movie" and a Double Bill of Korean hit comedies,...More
LeeSsang's Popularity Continues 2011/08/31, Source,
The male hip hop duo, LeeSsang, has been providing non-idol music acts in Korea with hope: It is possible to reign in this idol-saturated market.
Gil and Gary recently released their 7th album, "Asura Balbalta", on August 25th which includes the songs "The Answer To A Guy Like Me Is You" and the super popular "Turned Off The TV". Many of the album's songs have landed on major music charts, with the title track "Turned Off The TV" continuing to hold down the top tier,...More
Learn Which Residential Areas Are Hot Among The Stars 2011/05/11, Source,
The lives of celebrities never fail to intrigue the regular Joes out there. Much attention is paid to what they do, who they date, and where they live. Being that celebrities tend to seek out homes that are appropriate for their higher salaries in quiet neighborhoods where they can live out their private lives in peace, many coincidentally flock to the same buildings or areas.
For example, two very famous Korean star couples live in the same luxury-style villa in Samsung-dong of Seoul: comedian Lee Hwi-jae and his wife, and Korea's Brangelina, Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young. Jang and Ko moved into Lee's building last April to live right beneath him. There are rumors that the two couples get together often due to their shared love for baseball,...More
Lights, camera, fashion: Seoul forecasts slim silhouettes for fall/winter 2011/03/31, Source,
Kim Seoryong kicks off the 2011 Fall/Winter Seoul Fashion Week's Seoul Collection at SETEC, Daechi-dong, Monday with classic suits for men. /Yonhap
By Lee Hyo-won
Hang on tightly to those skinny jeans, leather leggings and treadmill handles - it looks like slim silhouettes will remain in vogue this fall and winter. But rest assured, for puffy jackets in all forms and colors will help balance things out.
With the last cold snap persistently lingering about, Seoul Fashion Week's outlook for 2011 fall/winter trends seemed most appropriate - we might as well skip over the sunny season and fast-forward to the understated hues and warm jackets,...More
G-Dragon, T.O.P and LeeSSang to perform at Xmas party 2010/12/07, Source,
Poster for SK Telecom's "Christmas T Social Party" [SK Telecom]
Some of the biggest names in the K-pop scene will be performing on stage at a Christmas party hosted by a communications company in Korea.
A press release from the party's publicist Prain Inc. announced Tuesday that Big Bang members G-Dragon and T.O.P (Choi Seung-hyeon), rap duo LeeSSang and Se7en will take the stage at a club in Kangnam of Seoul for SK Telecom's "Christmas T Social Party" held on December 24,...More
'Infinity Challenge' hosts photo exhibition 2010/12/07, Source,
Photos featuring the hosts of MBC's program "Infinity Challenge" will be on display this month in various venues around the country. / Courtesy of MBC
By Han Sang-hee
The seven funny men from the hit television show "Infinity Challenge" are inviting viewers to brave the chilly temperatures to enjoy a free photo exhibition,...More
DJ DOC, Fantastic Plastic Machine to perform at PIFF 2010/10/06, Source,
Poster for "Cinematic Love" party and concert [Khan Creative]
Korean artists DJ DOC and LeeSSang, and Japan's Fantastic Plastic Machine will perform at a concert during the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) which kicks off tomorrow.
Khan Creative, the concert's host, said through a press release that the three will take to the stage of the "Cinematic Love" concert and party to be held October 9 at the movie studio of the Yachting Center Busan city's Haeundae,...More
[REVIEW] Variety show "Haha Mong Show" - Premiere episode 2010/07/06, Source, Just who is the current target audience for "Haha Mong Show"?
Hosts MC Mong and Ha Dong-hoon (front) of variety show "Haha Mong Show" [SBS]
"Haha Mong Show" - First episode (SBS TV, Sunday 10:45 AM)
The first main guest [Korean singer Lee Hyori] on the premiere episode of "Haha Mong Show" is caught up in a plagiarism controversy while one of the show's emcees is being suspected of shirking Korea's mandatory military duties. "Haha Mong Show", which premiered on the small screen two months after its pilot broadcast, kicked off in the midst of unfavorable events surrounding the show. But apart from such external circumstances, the bigger problem lies in the "Haha Mong Show" itself and how the show was a mess overall,...More
[FOCUS] Wednesday/Thursday drama rivalry - Part 2 2010/04/19, Source, 6. Work and Love, Love and Work: The story for all three stories are set at the workplace
"Prosecutor Princess": It is impossible to perfectly reenact the process of investigation that prosecutors carry out unless the program is a reality documentary. However, "Prosecutor Princess" adds an abundance of detail into depicting the daily life of a civil servant. The show has received reviews that even regular office workers can relate to the portrayal of the job description of a rookie prosecutor. "Princess" could become a good example of an office drama if it lays out the process of investigations with common sense.
"Personal Taste": One can't really say it is specialized. The drama does not explain through what process a house is designed, how to trim the different kinds of wood in order to make furniture, or what the necessary preparations are in carrying out a bidding. The scenes where Park Gae-in takes part in a furniture exhibition and has Jun Jin-ho cut the acrylic from a blind in order to avoid an emergency situation adds onto the sense of reality in telling the difficulties one struggles as an employee.
"Cinderella's Sister": Everyone gathers together at the makgeolli brewery called "Daesungdoga". However, this Goo Dae-sung's world of abundance and is one of the things that Song Gang-sook wants, but it does not display any characteristics as a work place. One might forget that it is a brewery, if it did not show the scene of Goo Hyo-seon (played by Seo Woo) drinking the residue left after rice liquor is drained before going to school. As a whole, the story of the self righteous self-made owner, the femme fatale-like new lady of the house, and the naive yet talkative workers and large family all seem like trite set-ups,...More
Yoo Jae-seok wins grand prize at MBC Entertainment Awards 2009/12/30, Source,
Korean variety show host Yoo Jae-seok [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean entertainment show host Yoo Jae-seok won the grand prize at the MBC Entertainment Awards held last night. Yoo won the year's top honor at the awards, held yesterday at Seoul's MBC Open Hall, for the first time since last winning the same title in 2006. This is his fifth win overall at MBC's annual event. His rival Kang Ho-dong, who won the title at KBS Entertainment Awards on Saturday, did not win any awards at MBC but reportedly congratulated Yoo on his big win of the night.,...More
State agency gives boost to animation 2008/08/06, Source, Korean animation is pursuing global recognition by participating in international contests with the backing of Korean Culture and Content Agency, officials at the state-run organization said.
KOCCA has been involved in joint international ventures in order to provide venues for Korean animators t,...More
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