[HanCinema's Digest] Travel Bug Bites 2017/04/09,
Saunter around Seoul with the K-Pop Herald, The Korea Herald highlights some of the best festivals and sights around Korea, music lovers take note of these eight great summer music festivals, and why wouldn't you spend a night in a giant ramen cup?,...More
[HanCinema's Busan International Film Festival Movie Review] "Timing" by Min Kyung-jo 2014/10/17,
While the obvious fantastic trapping of "Timing" is the existence of people with time manipulation superpowers, two other points need to be noted right away. In this universe shamans have very real, very measurable powers concerning future sight and illusions. Additionally, there are death messengers, normal mortals with the ability to aid departed spirits in their journey to the afterlife. It's a lot to take in, although Kang Full fans will recognize almost all of the mythology,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] The Bystander Effect: "Neighbors" 2013/01/26, Film: "Neighbors" (이웃사람; I-woot-sa-lam)
Director: Kim Hwi Writer:Kang FullStars: Kim Yoon-jin, Ma Dong-seok, Kim Sae-ron & Kim Seong-yoonReview Score: 4 / 5
Neighbors, they are those shadowy individuals that lurk outside and within your shared spaces. The ones who you sometimes hear through a shared wall, or perhaps run into while attempting to dump your unsorted garbage late at night. They know more about you than you think, and you know less about them than you should. In "Neighbors", all-round creative wizard Kim Hwi fearfully probes the difference between being apathetic towards these blank faces that sleep under the same roof as yourself, and a real sense of community that comes from a collected sense of being, shared goals, and the will to act for that illusive greater good.
Released in 2012, "Neighbors" is another successful adaptation of one of Kang Full's web-based comics (called webtoons in Korea). In fact, "Neighbors" is Pool's most successful adaptation to date,...More
Korean films' renaissance with box office success 2012/09/01, Source,
The Korean film industry is having a renaissance recently, with renewed success at the domestic box office. Local films topped the country's top-ten box office chart last weekend, with Korean movies taking up all first four places in ticket sales. According to statistics provided by the Korean Film Council on August 27, nearly eight out of ten moviegoers watched Korean films last weekend. The four Korean blockbuster films - "Neighbors", "The Grand Heist", "The Thieves", and "R2B: Return to Base" in that order - made up 77 percent of ticket sales over the weekend from August 24 through 26. It can be almost called a resurgence of Korean films as they are taking away ticket sales from recent Hollywood blockbusters such as Total Recall, Step Up Revolution, and The Dark Night Rises. Such success comes for the first time in three years since 2009 when two Korean films - "Take Off" and "Haeundae" - swept the Korean box office,...More
Movie "26 Years" extend crowd funding until the 31st of May 2012/04/19, Source,
The crowd funding for the production of the movie "26 Years" adapted from a Kang Full comic book has been extended.
Production Cheong Eo Ram explained, "The funding will continue until the 31st of May. Thanks to the support of those who worried about the target amount not being reached, we were able to make this kind of decision",...More
Movie "26 Years" collects production costs 2012/03/29, Source,
Attention for the movie "26 Years" is hot.
A movie company revealed that more than 130 million won has been collected in two days on the 26th to the 27th by the National Crowd Funding set up to collect the a billion won production cost of movie "26 Years",...More
Bucheon comic fair enters digital era 2011/08/16, Source, By Chung Ah-young
The 14th Bucheon International Comics Festival (BICOF) starts Wednesday under the concept, "Smartoon", a combination of the words of "smart" and "cartoon", at the Korea Manhwa Museum and Bucheon Media and Culture Complex through Aug. 21.
This year's festival highlights the potential and wide range of comics in the digital era and introduces foreign works of digital comics. The event explores the past, present and future of Korean digital comics.
The exhibition consists of five themes ― Pioneers of Digital Comics; Hyung Min-woo and Priest; the Digital Restoration of the Ninth Myth; Present Conditions of Korean Digital Comics; and Digital Comics Technique,...More
Weekly star scene 1 2011/02/02, Source,
We've got a great new treat for you guys out there now. We know you've been hungry for the latest in entertainment news here in Korea so every Wednesday is our Weekly Star Scene corner. Hyun Bin, Gong Li, Yoon Si-yoon updates on these stars and more are all up next. We're joined by Lee Dami here in the studio to tell us more,...More
Show off true value in various fields such as films, musicals, dramas, online games, etc.Korean comics have come under the spotlight as a source material for pop culture including films, musicals, dramas and games.
Ryoo Seung-bum: 'Every Work is a Process' 2009/12/30, Source, Actor Ryoo Seung-bum (29) has been building a considerable filmography for the last 10 years. It includes various genres from noir to comedy, unknown short films, animation voice work, and impressive works in which he was acting as a special guest.
It also includes director Lee Moo-young's "Everlasting Husband" which could be considered Ryoo's first romantic movie, the original cartoon of Kang Full"29 Years" which could not be filmed to completion, and the omnibus movie "Mankind Fall Report" which was filmed but never released.
Ryoo Seung-bum, who was interviewed on Dec. 28 in a cafe located in Kangnam, expressed that this whole work is a "process".
Ryoo said, " I choose a work based on the impression I get from it. I will probably be able to tell if the work has outstanding artistic merit only on my dying day, or I may never know about that. I always consider every role and am upset when the role does not go well. However, every step is a part of the process". "No Mercy", which will open soon, is also a part of the process, as well as one of Ryoo's inflection-painted works.,...More
Singapore to Co-Produce Host 2 2009/07/31, Source, Chungeoram Film, the production company behind Korea's all-time box office champion "The Host", has secured a deal with Singapore's Boku Films that will inject US $5 million into its sequel, "Host 2". The deal follows on a similar injection,...More
"Cats": The Korean production of the world-famous musical "Cats" is running through Jan. 18 at Charlotte Theater in Jamsil-dong, Seoul. Featuring singer and actress Ok Ju-hyun as Grizabella and Dae-sung from boy band Big Bang as Rum Tum Tuger, the sexy and rebellious cat. Tickets are fro,...More
[ChanMi's movie news] Lee Yeon-hee in a new movie 2008/10/31, Source, Her last movie was "My Love" where she was the cute girl who was too shy to reveal her affections for her college upperclassman.
Now, she is a bold and daring young girl who is unafraid of falling in love in "East of Eden".
And soon, she will be in a new film called "Hello Schoolgirl" where she is returning as a high school girl.
Lee's faults have been pointed out by the viewers of the drama saying that her modern look doesn't fit with the 50s set in the drama and that her pronounciation was unclear. In addition, they have criticized her inability to act well!,...More
Cartoon-turned-play is a romantic treat 2008/09/18, Source, Meager ticket sales have been a chronic problem for local theaters. Despite various gimmicks, including the recent trend of recruiting popular television or movie actors to star in the dramas, the industry faces the challenge of fostering a genuine interest in theater.
Surprising Comeback of a Reserved Star 2006/06/29, Source, The first prejudice people have against actress Ko So-young is that she is a trend-surfer. The second is that she is a snob who will marry into the owner family of one of Korea's big conglomerates. She shrugs off the first, declaring herself "o,...More
Popular Comics Preparing Showings on Screen 2004/06/14, Source, There are many movies being produced based on popular comics. "Old Boy", which received the Grand Jury Prize at the recent the Cannes International Film Festival, has heated this trend. There are some teen number of movies based on comics in,...More
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