[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Drama Stage - The Picnic Day" 2017/12/23,
Don't be fooled by the innocuous title. "Drama Stage - The Picnic Day" is a surprisingly bleak drama wrapped up in pleasant sounding euphemisms. That much is obvious once we realize that the titular Picnic Day refers, not to actual picnics, but to a company that cleans up rooms where people have died- sometimes by natural causes, sometimes not. The main issue for most of the employees at Picnic Day is the rancid smell they have to deal with in the worst rooms,...More
tvN sets out to revive one-act dramas 2017/08/22, Source,
Like KBS, tvN is also setting out to save dramas. Will the reputable tvN contribute?
Last April, CJ E&M and the CJ Cultural Foundation opened the "O'PEN Center" to support new writers and their dreams. "O'PEN" will provide creators with an open creative space and opportunity. This project recruits, plans, develops, produces videos, and fosters these creators,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "If You Were Me" 2016/06/18,
Funded by the National Human Rights Commission of Korea, the "If You Were Me" omnibus series of films always does a good job of making me ask questions- like what exactly these movies have to do with human rights. This time around the stories concern a high school girl separated from her beloved tteokbokki, a man who gets who gets increasingly embroiled in bizarre paranoid conspiracies, and a woman who...a woman who...what exactly was the third film even about anyway?,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Life is But an Empty Dream" 2015/12/26,
The Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival is a yearly festival in Incheon which features rock and roll. What kind of rock and roll? Why, happening artists like Orange Range. All right I never heard of this band before watching "Life is But an Empty Dream", nor most of the others featured. Their music seems pretty legit though, which is fortunate since "Life is But an Empty Dream" is more-or-less just an advertisement for the the Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival with some weak plot dashed in as a framing device,...More
Kim Dong-wan's drinking habit 2012/12/09, Source, Kim Dong-wan confessed that he called his ex-girlfriend when he was drunk on the JTBC program "Shinhwa Broadcast".
While Kim Sin-yeong was talking about ways to become popular at the end-of-year parties, Kim Dong-wan turned out to have the most drinking habits,...More
LG Smartphone Industry 2012/10/27, Source,
With the debut of its latest product, the Optimus G, LG Electronics is hoping to make a comeback in the smartphone industry. The Optimus G, with the "G" standing for "great", was unveiled late August, complete with all the latest technologies the company has to offer. But there are concerns the device won't attract enough attention to help LG turn around its business, which is lagging behind its two main competitors in the smartphone market, Samsung and Apple. In fact, some analysts predict it may already be too late for LG,...More
Kim Myeong-min's "Deranged" extends screening in North America 2012/07/31, Source,
Korean blockbuster movie "Deranged" (directed by Park Jwong-woo) has been doing well in North American box office since its release on 27 July. In an exclusive update from CJ Entertainment America on 31 July, it was confirmed that most of the theaters will extend the screening to another week! So if you havent't seen the movie yet, check it out at a theater near you!,...More
CJ ENTERTAINMENT Brings Sci-fi Thriller DERANGED to North America 2012/07/13, Source,
Korean box office hit to release on July 27, 2012
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 12, 2012) – CJ Entertainment brings the highly anticipated science fiction thriller "Deranged" to North America on July 27, 2012. Upon its release in South Korea, "Deranged" quickly beat out Hollywood blockbuster Amazing Spiderman in the box office and sold more than 1.3 million tickets in 4 days.
There must be something in the water.
Just before dawn, skeletal bodies surface on the Han River in Seoul, Korea,...More
"Deranged" premieres sooner than expected 2012/06/06, Source,
Looks like we are going to see "Deranged" very soon! CJ Entertainment, the production company of the disaster-horror movie confirmed that "Deranged" will premiere in South Korean cinemas on 5 July. The new date is one week ahead of its original release date of 12 July, which was earlier confirmed by Ozone Film. The advanced release will also avoid the clash with Hollywood movies "The Amazing Spiderman" and "Cabin in the Woods" due to hit theaters on 12 July.,...More
A first glimpse at "Deranged" 2012/05/23, Source,
Be prepared for a big disaster this summer.
CJ Entertainment has released the teaser trailer of Korea's first ever viral-disaster movie, "Deranged", which opens in South Korean theaters nationwide on 12 July. Official synopsis follows after the video,...More
Disaster film "Deranged" comes to the Cannes! 2012/05/18, Source,
Upcoming disaster flick "Deranged" will be screened at the Cannes!
CJ Entertainment, international distributor of "Deranged" will present the promo reel of the blockbuster film at Cannes' Marché du Film, the film market held parallel to the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival that runs from 16 to 27 May 2012 in Cannes, France.,...More
K-Entertainment 2012/05/02, Source,
Hello, everyone. I'm Lena Hong with the latest K-pop news updates. Shinhwa member Kim Dong-wan proved to have a great knack for acting last week,...More
"Yeongasi" is "Deranged" 2012/04/27, Source,
"Yeongasi", the summer movie offering of CJ Entertainment and Ozone Films Co., Ltd. finally gets its official international title - "Deranged". By definition, "derange" relates to insanity, craziness or psychological disturbance.
The title "Deranged" describes the mental state of a victim of the strange and rapidly spreading infection. The disease, which is transmitted by mutated parasitic horsehair worms called "yeongasi", is caused by a virus that takes control of the human brain,...More
Shinhwa: 'We Will Become Longest-Lived Idol Group' 2012/03/07, Source,
The group Shinhwa will make a comeback after a four-year break by holding commemorative concert to celebrate their 14th anniversary from March 24 until 25. Shinhwa said, "We will celebrate upcoming anniversaries even after the 14th anniversary as we will become a longest-lived singing group who is holding activities in the center of the music industry".,...More
Shinhwa sells out reunion concerts 2012/02/14, Source,
Boyband Shinhwa performs during the 10th-year anniversary concert at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Bangi-dong, southeastern Seoul, in this March 29, 2008 file photo. / Courtesy of Shinhwa Company/Topclass Entertainment
Boy band remains hot ticket 14 years after debut
By Kwaak Je-yup
As the years go by, even the hottest teen idols often disappear into oblivion and make room for the younger generation to bask in the limelight. But one group in Korea has managed to stay relevant and even wildly popular ― 14 years after their debut.
Shinhwa, the longest-running boy band in the country, sold out its two-night concert series "THE RETURN" 40 minutes after tickets went on sale at 8 p.m. Monday, the group's management announced the morning after,...More
Shinwha Ready for Comeback After 10-Year Hiatus 2012/01/27, Source,
Shinhwa, one of the most popular boy bands of the late 1990s, are returning to the stage in March after a four-year absence.
CJ E&M and Shinhwa Company said the group will hold their comeback concert at Olympic Park Gymnastic Stadium from March 24 to 25 after releasing their 10th album in the middle of March,...More
Shinhwa Preps 2012 Comeback Amidst On Good Terms 2011/11/22, Source,
The longest running idol group isn't showing signs of stopping any time soon.
Shinhwa reps reported on November 18th to Star News that with Lee Min-woo still finishing up his military duties, the remaining five members are already preparing for a comeback slated for next year. Once Lee is released, the group is aiming to release a new album in March of 2012. March 24th next year will mark Shinhwa's 14th anniversary since the group's debut. Thus the group plans on holding a special performance in Seoul as well,...More
Jun Jin discharged on November 14th 2011/11/13, Source,
Sinhwa's Jun Jin is returning to society after two years of military service.
On November 14th he will be discharged from the Seoul Management Corporation he served at for two years. He started basic military training at Nonsan training base in October 2009 and managed to spend two years in public service,...More
Actress duo hosts open new chapter for BIFF 2011/10/07, Source,
BUSAN ― The 16th Busan International Film Festival made sure Thursday's opening gala showed that Asia's largest cinema event was beginning a new chapter.
Not only does the festival assume a new name, with the outdated Romanization "Pusan" changed to "Busan" ― but this year's event will be the first to be headed by Lee Yong-kwan after founding director Kim Dong-ho stepped down. Both men took part in the event, alongside Busan Mayor and festival chairman Hur Nam-sik,...More
Family fun for the long holiday 2011/02/01, Source,
"COSplayer" (2004) by Cao Fei at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea / Courtesy of MOCA, Showbox/Mediaplex, SBS Contents Hub, Seensee Company, SBS
Movies, performances and exhibition lineup for Seollal By Lee Hyo-won, Kwon Mee-yoo and Ines Min Seollal falls on Thursday this year, giving way to a long lunar New Year break that allows some people to take up to nine days off,...More
Shinhwa may release new album by fall of 2012 2010/12/10, Source,
Shinhwa member Kim Dong-wan speaks during a press conference held ahead of his fan meeting held at Sangmyung University in Seoul, South Korea on December 9, 2010. [Lee Ki-bum/Asia Economic Daily]
Male band Shinhwa member Kim Dong-wan has said his group may release a new album by fall of the year 2012.
The 31-year-old singer made the remark Thursday at a press conference held ahead of his first fan meeting since being discharged from the military on December 7,...More
Eric Moon and Kim Dong-wan from Shinhwa to Hold Fan Meeting in Japan 2010/11/11, Source, Kim Dong-wan will debut in Japan by releasing a solo album this month. Members of the star group Shinhwa, Eric Moon and Kim Dong-wan will visit Japan to see their fans again. Eric Moon had joined the army first among the members of the group in October, 2008 and finished his duty by serving in the public service sector. After being discharged from the military duty on October 30, he will hold his first fan meetings at Yuport Hall in Tokyo on December 18 and at Archaic Hall in Hyogo Prefecture on December 19,...More
Kim Dong-wan readying singing career in Japan 2010/11/10, Source, Kim Dong-wan [Asia Economic Daily]
Shinhwa member Kim Dong-wan, who is currently serving his mandatory two year military service, is readying to make his singing debut in Japan.
According to his official Japanese website, Kim will release his first solo album titled "KIM DONGWAN JAPAN PREMIUM BEST" in the country on December 15 after he is discharged from the military early next month,...More
The 30 stars, all dressed in a white T-shirt with the,...More
Stars Come Together for Earthquake Victims 2008/05/29, Source, Korean stars have come together to help out the victims of a devastating earthquake in China. Celebrities who joined the recording of "I Love Asia", a joint earthquake relief project, at a studio in southern Seoul included singer/producer,...More
Fans Give Shinhwa Members Surprise Gift 2008/03/31, Source, 'Shinhwa Must Go On 10th Anniversary Live', a special concert marking the 10th anniversary of Shinhwa's debut, was held at the Fencing Stadium at the Seoul Olympic Park.
After the three-and-an-half-hour performance, including encore numbers, Shinhwa members got ready to step off the stage when a,...More
K-pop's longest running male group Shinhwa will reunite in December, with a new single and concerts in Japan and China. Fans are eagerly awaiting the group's comeback, especially since it will celebrate its 10th anniversary in March.
It's been over a year since Shinhwa, one of the longest running Korean boy bands, has released an album. While younger boy groups like TVXQ, Super Junior, SS501 and Big Bang have been getting all the attention, Shinhwa members are concentrating on solo acti,...More
Shinhwa Gives Successful Performance in Thailand 2006/08/21, Source, The six-man group Shinhwa, currently on an Asian tour, has held a successful concert in Bangkok, Thailand, following performances in China. The group held its first Thai concert on Friday at the Impact Arena, where many world-famous artists, including Korean singer Rain, have performed.
Normally, the combination of high school, taekwondo, a small budget and a cast of little known actors would be the recipe for a hackneyed summer teen action flick trying to make a quick won. However, while it may not be the most original of films, "Tollyochagi (,...More
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Dong wan ssi annteong hasseyo....today
is your day to enter into the army ..at
last. Good luck and congratulations!!!
Tale care of yourself and dont get sick.
If you happen to meet Eric, just give my
regards to him. (11-17-08)
(CONT.) . . . yourself and stay healthy
as you are when you are in the camp. Me
and your millions of fan s will wait for
you and for the Shinhwa to be together
again after 2 years of your military
services. God Bless you and good luck!!!
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