High expectations greet Filipina-Korean lawmaker 2012/04/24, Source, Philippine envoy says community feels pride in Jasmine Lee
By Philip Iglauer
The Filipino community here is abuzz with pride and high expectations of lawmaker-elect Jasmine Lee, the first naturalized citizen ever elected to the National Assembly in the history of Korea.
"Jasmine Lee is a source of pride in Korea for Filipinos in particular and for the migrant community in general", said Philippine Ambassador to Korea Luis Cruz, Wednesday, during a musical performance at the Philippine Embassy that spotlighted Jimmy Tagala, jr., a 21-year-old violin virtuoso invited here to compete in the Seoul International Music Competition,...More
CJ Entertainment America Presents "Helpless" 2012/04/10, Source,
Dark Horse Korean Hit at the Gate in the U.S.
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 9, 2012) – CJ Entertainment America is launching the moody Korean thriller "Helpless" on April 20, 2012 as an exclusive engagement for Los Angeles at the CGV Cinemas, with national dates expected for early May. The film was a critical darling and unexpected box office champion for two consecutive weeks when it was released in Korea earlier this year.
- Russell Edwards, Variety
"...The film never ceases to compel. As the layers of deceit are peeled back, Byeon seems in complete command of her material. A key demonstration of her narrative dexterity is the way she flaunts an audacious 'Chinatown'-like clue to the missing woman's whereabouts without pre-empting the climax",...More
In pursuit of new style of hansik 2011/12/17, Source,
Chef Lee Sang-hoon at the Renaissance Seoul Hotel's Sabiru /Courtesy of Renaissance Seoul Hotel
By Kim Rahn
When trying to get inspiration in cooking Korean food, Chef Lee Sang-hoon at the Renaissance Seoul Hotel's Korean restaurant Sabiru refers to foreign cookbooks, not Korean ones.
Lee studies, for example, how to display food from the books, because he thinks Korean dishes don't need to be displayed as they have been since the Joseon Kingdom,...More
Lee Moonsae, Living Legend of Korean Music Industry, to Tour in U.S. 2011/06/04, Source,
Famed veteran Korean singer, song writer, and radio DJ Lee Moonsae will perform in Washington D.C. on June 25, under the title of "Red Sunset" as part of his World Tour Series 2011 throughout three major U.S. cities and four countries.
"I want to arouse nostalgic sentiment among the audience rather than mere excitement", Lee said in an interview as he explained the concept of his concert. "I want this project to remind overseas Korean populations of old forgotten memories. Hopefully we'll appease their loneliness and longing for their home country and bring them together once again",...More
Park Hae-il: I Want to Become Good Actor Completely Immersed in Movie' 2010/07/02, Source,
Actor Park Hae-il had been a rising star actor on the theater stage and debuted as a movie actor by appearing in director Lim Soon-rye's movie "Waikiki Brothers" in 2001.
As he has already acted for ten years, he has become a star actor popular enough to be cast as the main lead of the Korean movie industry's powerful director Kang Woo-seok's ambitious new film "Moss". In the movie "Moss", which will be released on July 14, Park Hae-il will play Yoo Hae Kook, who has to confront remote village people to find out the truth regarding his father's death. He successfully heads the cast of the movie without faltering while acting competitively with other great experienced actors,...More
Kim Jung-eun's Movie Picks 2010/04/21, Source,
Actress Kim Jeong-eun [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
"Ambition" is not the first word that pops into mind when one hears the name Kim Jung-eun. Despite the sensational debut she made as a queer patient with a shaved head in MBC TV series "Sunflowers", the image she has established as a star is the actress who is always cheerful and full of life. She was the short-tempered yet loveable, and slightly aggressive yet kind-hearted youngest daughter of the mafia in film "Marrying the Mafia" (2002). And after SBS drama "Lovers in Paris", the audience identified her with her character Tae-young which brought her much glory and fame yet also summed up her ten-year career with an image she said she "wanted to overcome". That is when she came across "Close to You", a film through which she could attain her desire. Kim Jung-eun became In-young who was no Cinderella and had no reason in her life to laugh out loud,...More
Memories of murderous success in 2003 2003/12/18, Source, This was a very good year for Korean cinema. Perhaps actress Moon So-ri said it best at a screening of one of her films in Paris: "French cinema has a history of over 100 years, but not Korea. If France is an adult, Korea is a child. But it is a,...More
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