Star Power Wanes at Box Office 2013/03/23, Source,
Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle "The Last Stand", which was released in Korea on Feb. 21, has tanked at the box office and dropped off the list after attracting only 66,698 spectators in just under a month. The film is directed by Kim Ji-woon, who shot to fame with "The Good, the Bad and the Weird", but the combination of top director and star was unable to attract viewers. This appears to be part of a wider trend where star power is fading in favor of strong storylines. Film booking site Maxmovie asked 2,754 members of its website from Feb. 26 to March 6 what they consider when choosing a movie and found that a massive 74.2 percent said the plot is the most important factor,...More
Art and Culture 2012/08/10, Source,
It's finally Friday and I'm sure everyone is very excited to get some rest and sleep in. Today, our Michelle Kim brings us some events that are sure to get those of us in London and Seoul out of our homes over the weekend.
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Korea's Olympic moments and hopes 2012/07/28, Source,
The London 2012 Olympics are less than a week away. London has significant meaning in Korean Olympics history. The 1948 London Olympics were the first Olympics where Korea won its first medals, both bronze: Kim Seong-jip for weightlifting and Han Su-an for boxing. Sixty-four years later, Korea is hoping to make new historic moments in the same city, with the Olympic slogan "From London to London". Historic moments. These are some of the Olympic moments which Koreans will always remember,...More
The Athens Olympics are approaching and Korea is looking for gold in every sport. Korean women in particular have done well in almost areas except for the ignored and looked down upon sport of Team Handball. And when the team is assembled, it doesn’t look when the players who show up are women in their 30s ad teens with piercing. Can this oddball group overcome their personal differences and hardships and somehow come together as a team?
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