Average monthly rent for shops amounts to $861 in Korea 2015/12/06, Source,
The monthly average rent of self-employed peoples small businesses, for which the contract date of store space rent is registered with state realty rental registry, amount to about 1 million won (861 US dollars) per month, a new report suggests.
According to a report on current situation of rent of small-sized store spaces, which was released on Friday by the National Tax Service, of the 230,045 businesses, for which the contract date of their store rent was registered from 2012 to 2014, the average monthly rent for 142,238 stores that are classified into businesses closely linked with peoples living amounted to 1 million won (867 dollars),...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Access 2014" Episode 1 2014/06/13,
From the very beginning "Access 2014" frames itself in the romantic tradition of "The Contact", the 1998 film with which it shares its (Korean) title. This isn't just in the sense that narrator Roy Kim directly references the film. Everything about the ascetic, from the smooth music, to the cool empty recording room, to the entire concept of "Access 2014" is all about the idea of making a connection in the digital age. Do we actually need to see a person's face in order to make a personal connection?,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Contact" 2013/11/02,
Produced at the cusp of the digital era, "The Contact" is a curious statement, not so much about digital relationships, but about the circumstances of modern life that seem to drive people toward these distant electronic connections. Dong-Hyeon (played by Han Seok-Kyu) is a cool radio DJ whose smooth demeanor gives him plenty of pull with the ladies. And yet the event that sets off the story is his distant effort to see if a recent acquisition is actually some sort of secret message from an old lover.
A distant loneliness pervades most of this film. It's most obvious in the music- it's undeniable that these are quality riffs, exactly the kind of sound a distinguished intelligent thinker would like to listen to, as they demonstrate the subtlety and nuance of daily emotional life,...More
Hallyu Camp 2012: Exploring Korean Pop & Traditional Culture 2012/07/22, Source,
The Korean Cultural Center Washington DC is pleased to announce Hallyu Camp 2012, a 5-day cultural immersion experience for fans of Korean pop culture, August 6-10. Korean Pop Culture, including K-pop music, dramas, and movies, has become a global phenomenon in recent years, growing a passionate fan community that spans cultures and languages worldwide. The term hallyu, or Korean Wave, has come to encompass all of these trending genres,...More
Kim So-yeon: 'I Seem to have Begun Acting 18 Years Since Debut' 2012/03/09, Source,
Actress Kim So-yeon (32), who has made a comeback after a fifteen-year break with the movie "Gabi", said, "I want to play different characters such as a femme fatale, comic character and character who will experience sad love. I have had too long of a break up to now (laugh)". Asked about the characters that she wants to play, she answered with lightning speed as if she had been waiting for movies for a long time. She will appear in "Gabi" after her long break,...More
Is K-Dentistry next Korean wave? 2011/10/27, Source, By Lee Chang-sup
Female professional golfers Pak Se-ri and Shin Ji-ae are in a slump these days partly due to distorted jaw contact, or overbites.
These golfers definitely may not feel good in The Contact of their teeth and jaws. This imbalance affects the harmonized movement of their bodies, a crucial element for hitting a good shot.
Unfortunately, they have yet to realize this,...More
Cannes Winner Jeon Hopes 'Countdown' a Commercial Hit 2011/10/01, Source, Jeon Do-yeon is one of the most versatile actresses around, having played a wide range of roles including an innocent country girl, a single mother having an affair, an HIV-positive call girl and a chaste widow from the Chosun Dynasty.
But there is still something missing from her body of work: a mass audience. Although her movies have not exactly drawn small crowds, she has yet to star in a film that has sold more than three million tickets at the box office,...More
[20 KOREAN FILMS TO LOOK OUT FOR SECOND HALF OF 2011] "Gabi" 2011/07/02, Source,
Intelligence Chase over Coffee "Gabi" Directed by Jang Yoon-hyeon
By RA Jegy
It's the end of 19th century, and Gojong, King of Josoen flees to the Russian legation to save himself from foreign threats. The king comes into contact with western culture during his stay there, and tastes coffee for the first time in his life. After he returns to the palace, Gojong continues to enjoy coffee, while an assassination attempt takes place to kill the king by poisoning his coffee to prevent him from establishing the Korean Empire,...More
Kim So-yeon comes back to movie screens with "Gabi" 2011/03/21, Source,
Actress Kim So-yeon is at the verge of returning to movie screens in six years.
She is adjusting her casting as the lead actress in the movie "Gabi" (Produced by Ocean Film). This movie is based on an original by Kim Tak-hwan and is a mystery case surrounding the very first baristas in the Chosun times. It's about a woman who used to serve coffee to the Emperor Gojong, who enjoyed drinking coffee.,...More
Myung Films, MK Pictures to merge into one brand 2010/07/14, Source,
Korean film production company Myung Films [Myung Films]
Myung Films and MK Pictures, the latter from the 2004 merger of Myung Films and Kang Je-gyu Films, will become a single company brand next month.
Myung Films announced in a press release on Wednesday that the two brands, who integrated their film-making businesses six years ago, will be working under the name 'Myung Films' starting August 7, also the fifteenth anniversary of the company,...More
Choi Cheol-ho steps down from "Dong Yi" after assault 2010/07/13, Source,
Actor Choi Cheol-ho [10Asia]
Actor Choi Cheol-ho stepped down from MBC TV series "Dong Yi" over the weekend as part of taking responsibility for assaulting a woman a few days earlier.
"I have decided to leave the show -- it is the least I can do to punish myself", Choi wrote in a message he posted on the official website of "Dong Yi" late on Sunday, just hours after a press conference through which he publicly admitted to and apologized for the wrongdoing he committed Thursday night,...More
[10LINE] Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon 2010/05/28, Source,
Clockwise from top center: actress Lee Hye-yeong, actress Moon So-ri,director Lee Chang-dong, actor Song Kang-ho, and director Lim Sang-soo [10Asia]
Jeon Do-yeon "A friend who says she wants to become like me so badly that she will seal the deal at the risk of her future has only seen the pretty and fancy side to me. It's not difficult to become like me. It's just hard for someone to want to become like you". - Jeon Do-yeon's line from her cameo appearance on SBS TV series "On Air". About life as an actress. About life as Jeon Do-yeon. Kang Shin-hye A reporter who worked for teenage magazine Hi-teen in 1990. She encouraged Jeon, who during her senior year in high school went to the magazine to receive a prize from a postcard contest, to become a cover model,...More
Review of Actress Jeon's Career 2007/05/28, Source, Jeon Do-yeon may be a household name in Korea, but the actress was virtually unknown to the world up to this point.
She started off playing small roles on television, then hit a career milestone ten years ago with a movie that was both a crit,...More
Jecheon festival blends music and film 2005/08/10, Source, The Jecheon International Music & Film Festival will kick off its five-day schedule today, introducing 40 flicks and five performances in a new attempt to blend film and music.
"The festival is the first of its kind as the mixture of films and music, a unique crossover event that will help the mo,...More
Chechon, a small city of 140,000 in North Chungchong Province, is well known for its peaceful, beautiful and clean environment, but that may soon change as visitors flock to its first ever festival of music and films.
The Jecheon International Music & Film Festi,...More
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