H.O.T. and Sechs Kies are cool again as the '90s return 2012/07/31, Source,
Cable network tvN's new drama "Answer to 1997", which centers on the teen idol trend of the 1990s
For some, the '90s might seem too recent to be called retro. But nostalgia-inducing broadcasters and entertainers have already begun using the decade for television dramas and pop albums, bringing fans back to the days of H.O.T. and Tamagotchi digital pets,...More
What's up musicals? 2012/01/07, Source,
Few personal words first. I've been watching movies for well over 20 years now, and I believe I watched my first musical around the same time. I don't remember what it was. One thing I do remember is that I've been always enamored by musicals – be it as a movie or performed on the stage. It does not matter.
Korea is abundant with stage musicals, according to Won Jong-Won who wrote an article in "Koreana", there is around 180 musicals staged annually without those for children. This is probably more than the amount of movies made in my country per year,...More
Florence Korean Film Fest opens in Italy 2010/03/18, Source, The city of Florence in Italy is currently playing host to 30 Korean films. The eighth edition of the Florence Korean Film Festival takes place this year from March 12-20. The festival, supported by various local groups, KOFIC and the Korean Ministry of Culture and Tourism, shows mostly European an,...More
The 1970s of Korea was the dark ages of military autocratic regime as well as an era of revolutionary upheaval of pop culture lead by energetic youth. After wandering the shabby clubs of a U.S. military campside town, singer Sang-kyu and a guitarist Man-sik forms a rock group ‘Devils’ with four other members. They enter a rock band contest and make a strong impression with their shocking yet amusing performance. Devils achieve stardom playing at a club called ‘Nirvana’. Mimi, a groupie who followed Devils from the town, also becomes an icon with her dance moves and fashion. However, their heydays don’t last long as they lose one of the members to a fire at the club. To make matters worse, clubs are faced to be shut down due to oppressive rule of military dictatorship, which will fundamentally take away their chances to sing. Despite all the despair, Sang-kyu plans another passionate concert for the Devils.
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