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Classic, all-time popular movies fill low season at theaters
The time between Chuseok holiday and winter vacation is usually low season in the local theater industry, because blockbusters are not released until the Christmas and the New Year holiday season begins. To fill the low season, theater chains this year have opted for re-releases of “classic, all-time popular” movies, with more than 10 Korean and foreign films being slated for...
| 2022-09-18 13:21
LA designates Sept. 17 'Squid Game Day'
The Los Angeles City Council has designated Sept. 17 “Squid Game Day,” in recognition of the influence of the megahit Netflix series, “Squid Game,” on increasing the representation of Asian communities in the U.S. entertainment industry. According to the resolution passed recently at the council, made public by councilmember John Lee of District 12 through Yonhap News, Thursd...
| 2022-09-08 11:18
'Squid Game' cast to attend Emmys
BTS concert draws concerns due to poor preparation
Safety concerns are growing over the scheduled concert of K-pop titan BTS in Busan in October, as there are fears that a lack of necessary infrastructure and preparation at the concert venue may cause massive traffic congestion, inconveniences to the audience and even possible accidents. On Aug. 24, the group's agency, Big Hit Music, and the Busan Metropolitan Government said...
| 2022-08-31 14:46
Comedian Kim Shin-young to host 'National Singing Contest'
Comedian Kim Shin-young will host the “National Singing Contest,” succeeding the late veteran emcee Song Hae, according to broadcaster KBS, Monday. The public broadcaster said Kim will start emceeing the show on Oct. 16, as the first new host in 34 years, during which Song had hosted the program. Debuting in 2003, Kim, 39, has appeared in numerous comedy and entertainment pro...
Shows & Dramas
| 2022-08-30 13:08
PODO Museum's diaspora exhibition drawing visitors of foreign nationalities
A local exhibition is drawing increased attention despite the museum being only 16 months old and not being located anywhere near the capital area, especially among foreign nationals, due to its diaspora theme. “Yet, With Love,” the exhibition at PODO Museum, has attracted more than 15,000 visitors since its opening on July 5. This number is large considering that the museum ...
Theater & Others
| 2022-08-26 13:55
BTS to hold concert next month to support Busan's World Expo bid
K-pop giant BTS will hold a concert for an audience of 100,000 in Busan in October, as part of its support for the port city's bid to host the World Expo 2030. The group's agency Big Hit Music said Wednesday that the show, titled “BTS Yet to Come in Busan,” will be held at a special concert venue to be set up near Busan's Ilgwang Beach, Oct. 15. It will be the first time for ...
| 2022-08-24 14:26
Girls' Generation music video director apologizes for copying design
The director of the music video for K-pop girl group Girls' Generation's new song, “Forever 1,” has acknowledged and apologized for plagiarizing a set design. Allegations emerged after the Aug. 5 release of the music video of the group's new song from its seventh full-length namesake album, which was released in line with the group's 15th anniversary.
| 2022-08-15 14:12
Popularity of 'Extraordinary Attorney Woo' pushes up sales of drama script book
The script book of “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” is expecting high sales following the popularity of the ongoing TV series. Yes24, one of Korea's leading online bookstores, said Friday that it has received reservations for more than 5,000 copies combined of the two-volume screenplay book in just 20 hours since reservations started on Thursday afternoon.
| 2022-08-13 10:35
'Children must play right now'
In the ninth episode of the hit series, “Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” a man appears who calls himself “commander-in-chief of the children's liberation army.” The man (actor Koo Kyo-hwan), who officially changed his name on his resident registration into “Bang Gu-ppong” (meaning “fart sound”), takes 12 children - third to fourth graders - to a mountain on a hagwon bus. He then...
| 2022-08-10 16:54
BLACKPINK to start world tour in October
K-pop girl group BLACKPINK will launch its largest world tour in October, visiting dozens of cities on four continents through next June. Its agency, YG Entertainment, said Tuesday for the group's world tour, “BORN PINK,” it plans to invite 1.5 million fans in total, the largest number for a K-pop girl act. BLACKPINK released the tour schedule for 36 concerts in 26 cities, sa...
| 2022-08-09 13:32
'British Spider-Man' ends 6-month stay in Korea
Justice minister challenges opposition leader in polls for potential next president
Kim Bu-gwi, the tallest monk at Hwaeom Temple
Cadero Grip introduces hybrid golf grip product
German scholar lectures on 'Saving Confucius from Confucianism'
N. Korea's fear of external info grows after Seoul allows sending propaganda leaflets
Methods to avoid YouTube, Netflix restrictions go viral
Hunting 'crow thief' on Korea's east coast in 1930s
Skepticism mounts over shareholder activism at Samsung C&T
Anti-dog meat legislation looks doomed as Assembly session ends in vain
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
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