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Sat, February 24, 2024 | 02:17
Chung Sung-hwa proud to be part of Korea's 1st film based on stage musical
In 2009, actor Chung Sung-hwa started playing the role of independence fighter Ahn Jung-geun in the homegrown musical, “Hero.” Since then, the celebrated actor has reprised the lead role in numerous iterations of the famous story. He is now playing it again in the musical's film adaptation under the same name, which will hit theaters on Christmas week. “Reprising an iconic ro...
James Cameron talks about universal theme of nature in 'Avatar' sequel
After a 13-year wait, director James Cameron has returned with a sequel to “Avatar,” containing a strong environmental message.
LTI Korea's translation award shows global boom in Korean literature
The Literature Translation Institute of Korea (LTI Korea) announced the winners of its annual translation awards on Monday, recognizing their excellence in translation and contributions to promoting Korean literature worldwide. The 20th LTI Korean Translation Award went to E.J. Koh and Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello who translated “The World's Lightest Motorcycle” by Lee Won i...
[INTERVIEW] GOT7's Jinyoung on playing twins in 'Christmas Carol'
Singer and actor Park Jin-young has had a busy year of music, TV and film in 2022. Beyond filming “Christmas Carol,” he has been booked with a multitude of projects, including making new music with his band, GOT7, and starring in the second season of Tving's “Yumi's Cells.”
Netflix's 'The Glory,' starring Song Hye-kyo, to be released in December
“The Glory,” a series about a woman who experiences severe bullying in high school and seeks revenge against her tormentors after graduating, will premiere on Netflix on Dec. 30. The streaming giant said, Thursday, it will unveil all eight episodes of the Korean original series, starring Song Hye-kyo in over 190 countries.
'Men of Plastic' director's reunion with Ma Dong-seok leads to good-natured comedy
The new Ma Dong-seok (aka Don Lee)-Jung Kyung-ho buddy film, “Men of Plastic,” is director Lim Jin-sun's first return to the comedy genre in a decade since “Super Star” (2012). The director revealed that worked on the plastic surgery-themed comedy drama for nearly eight years with Ma, who serves as the executive producer on the film.
'Talchum' listed as UNESCO intangible cultural heritage
“Talchum” or traditional Korean mask dance, was added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) list, Wednesday. The Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) announced that Korea's bid to inscribe talchum on the list was accepted during the 17th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, held in Rabat, Morocco.
Ex-LOONA member Chuu denies abuse of power allegations raised by former agency
Chuu, the former member of K-pop girl group LOONA, has denied allegations raised by her former agency regarding “gapjil,” (abuse of power in a workplace setting), clarifying that she did not do anything shameful in a message to her fans. “Thank you for your comforting messages and for trusting me. I have not been contacted (by the agency) regarding the situation and don't kno...
BTS' RM honored for helping to preserve overseas Korean cultural artifacts
BTS' leader RM received an appreciation plaque from the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) for his contribution to preserving and restoring overseas Korean cultural artifacts. RM, whose real name is Kim Nam-joon, shared a post on his Instagram Story, Friday, with a short “Thank You” note. The engraving on the appreciation plaque reads, “You have contributed to preserving ...
Hwang Jung-min, Jung Woo-sung among lineup of presenters at 2022 MAMA Awards
The star-studded lineup of actors, dancers and sports stars serving as presenters for the upcoming 2022 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) was announced on Friday.