Catch some stunning pics of Jamie Oliver's trip to Korea, Korea-Iran relations get strengthen through poetry, Gwangmyeong Cave features ancient French artwork and strengthens culture ties, and can Asian fashion really challenge established western brands?...More
Added poster and teaser trailers for the upcoming Korean drama "Firm Family"...More
Added the upcoming Korean drama "Firm Family"'s page to HanCinema database...More
Added the upcoming Korean drama "Totally Her"'s page to HanCinema database...More
The Korean Film Festival DC, one of the largest showcases of Korean cinema in the United States, kicks off this week at the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art in Washington DC.
The 2012 edition of the festival, running throughout March, April, and into May, is spread over two months and combines 12 films, four video art exhibitions, two lecture events, and four post-film discussions with Korean director Na Hong-jin...More
Artist Mina Cheon poses in front of her work "Yes, We Can! Obama & Me" currently on exhibit at Sungkok Art Museum in central Seoul. Her exhibition "Polipop" runs through March 11. / Korea Times photo by Kwon Mee-yoo
By Kwon Mee-yoo
An enlarged DIY action figure of U.S. president Barack Obama rotates in the middle of the exhibition hall and dances to the "Hooked on a Feeling" ooga chaka refrain featured in the hit Fox-TV series "Ally McBeal" in a video installation titled "Obama Dancing". This is "The "Obama Room", a part of Korean-American artist Mina Cheon's exhibition "Polipop" at Sungkok Art Museum in Seoul...More
Added trailer, posters, stills and updated cast for the upcoming Korean drama "The Empress"...More
Teaser and posters have been released for the upcoming Korean drama "Angsimjeong"...More
CJ Media to Increase 'Dramas' and On Media 'Survival Shows'
Pay program providers, including cable televisions that have programmed mostly movies, dramas and reality shows from overseas, set to competitively increase their ratio of self-produced contents this year. CJ Media and On Media, the two largest rival program providers in Korea, have merged into one. However, as they will be promoting separate projects for some time, their production lines show some differences.
CJ Media believes that their entertainment programs, including "Roller Coaster" and "Missy Young-Ae", have taken a firm root. As such, their strategy this year is to focus more on dramas.
CJ Media only produced one drama last year, "Mrs. Town
", Nampyeoni Jugeotda ("Mrs. Town
", Her Husband Died) (12 episodes). This...More
[DVD Review] You Il-han's horror short given a lackluster adaptation
Kyu Hyun Kim (qhyunkim)
"4 Horror Tales" was the 2006 summer season's top-line experiment of producing four horror movies based on Yoo Il-han
's short stories on the cheap in high definition video. The tab was picked up by CJ Entertainment and TV station SBS. Yoo himself was involved as executive producer, teaming up with Korea's resident horror specialist Ahn Byeong-ki
, among others) and giving opportunities to four young directors to scare up the audience in theaters as well as on TV screens.
The first installment "February 29 - 4 Horror Tales
" might be of interest to the fans of "Dae Jang Geum
" ("Jewel in the Palace"), a mega-hit Korean TV drama, since two among its main cast members, Im Ho
(who played the Choseon monarch Joongjong) and Park Eun-hye
(Jang-geum's friend Yeon-saeng), star in the movie.
Park plays Ji-yeon, who we first see in a padded cell claiming to a skeptical journalist that a ghost of a female serial killer is responsible for a slew of killings on February 29, four years ago. In the main story, we find her working as a tollgate attendant. First she encounters a cryptic driver who keeps giving her blood-soaked tickets, and then someone who is dressed just like her be...More
A major domestic cinema chain said Tuesday that it will open a super deluxe movie theater combined with a restaurant in southern Seoul this week.
According to CJ CGV, the nation's largest movie theater chain, the new theater-restaurant dubbed "Cine de Chef" will open Thursday in its Apgujeong branch.
CJ said Cine de Chef will feature a top-notch movie screen three times larger than normal and an eleven-point-one-channel high-fidelity speaker system including floor speakers.
The theater will also be equipped with deluxe seats of the kind used in personal theat...More