Amore Pacific Posts Record Earnings on Brisk Chinese Sales 2016/05/08, Source,
Amore Pacific opens a flagship store for the Sulwhasoo brand in Seoul's upscale Gangnam area in April. /Courtesy of Amore Pacific
Amore Pacific posted record earnings again as sales of its beauty products keep surging in China.
Korea's biggest cosmetic maker on Monday said first-quarter revenues soared 22 percent compared to the same period last year to W1.76 trillion, while operating profit soared 31 percent to W419 billion (US$1=W1,141).
Sales in Asia grew 50 percent to play a key role in the stellar earnings performance,...More
How Seolhyun Became a Star in a Single Year 2016/01/02, Source,
This year's most searched celebrity on top portal Naver was Seolhyun of girl band AOA, who also debuted as an actress. She was especially popular among young men. Her lead comes as something of a surprise since she was largely obscure for the first three years after AOA got started in 2012,...More
Six twenty-something characters are invited for a party by their elementary school classmate Mi-ja (Seo Young-hee, the neurotic landlady from "Jealousy Is My Middle Name"), who has been caring for,...More
`Tomorrow' Takes Over Top Spot at Box Office. 2004/06/15, Source, "The Day After Tomorrow" may be about natural disasters, but the Hollywood blockbuster is all about success when it comes to the box office.
The film, which tells of a modern-day ice age that takes over the northern half of the globe, was seen by 139,300 viewers in Seoul over the weekend. Since op,...More
'Face' weaves mystery, horror together 2004/06/12, Source, Koreans tend to try not to lose face, since a public humiliation is regarded as particularly damaging to one's dignity. "Face", a horror-thriller flick that opened nationwide yesterday, examines the literal loss of face - presented here as the ultimate indignity for a beautiful young murder victim.,...More
Scary `Face' Keeps Things Simple 2004/06/10, Source, By Joon Soh
It's June and so begins the annual onslaught of spine-chilling horror films to get you through those muggy summer days and nights. "Face", which kicks off the local part of the scare fare Friday, won't cause any blood-curdling screams, but still has a high enough fear,...More
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