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Reporter : Kwak Yeon-soo
Sun, November 27, 2022 | 14:11
Rare Joseon-era spherical sundial unveiled to public
The “Iryeongwongu,” a portable spherical sundial from the 1392-1910 Joseon Kingdom era, has been unveiled to the public after returning from the United States, the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) said Thursday. The CHA and the Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation purchased the rare relic at an auction in the U.S. in March.
'Mukbang' binge-eating shows give way to new trend of eating little
“Mukbang” shows, in which people livestream themselves consuming a large quantity of food, have risen in popularity over the past few years. As this trend swept the globe, the Korean term for binge-eating shows was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2021.
'Confidential Assignment 2' has even more action, humor
Actor Hyun Bin, who is reprising his role as a North Korean agent in the upcoming movie, “Confidential Assignment 2: International,” promised the sequel will be jam-packed with more hard-hitting action ― and humor ― than its predecessor.
[INTERVIEW] Actor Ko Kyoung-pyo explains why he doesn't obsess over lead roles
Performing comedy is hard because everybody has a different sense of humor and jokes often don't translate the same way for other people. Actor Ko Kyoung-pyo is among very few powerful comedy actors who can parlay such a unique brand of humor into a film with his funny and flexible facial expressions
Lee Kun-hee's art collection likely to be exhibited abroad in 2024 or 2025
The art collection of late former Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee will be exhibited abroad in 2024 or 2025 after stints in four cities here - Seoul, Gwangju, Daegu and Cheongju. Yoon Sung-yong, the new director-general of the National Museum of Korea (NMK), said the state-run museum will complete the registration for cultural heritage of Lee's private collection by the end of th...
Crime thriller 'Limit' is about mother's quest to save abducted son
Lee Jung-hyun has shown the ability to play all kinds of characters in any manner of film. She has appeared in both solid films with serious topics such as “Alice in Earnestland” (2015) and spectacular films like “Peninsula” (2020). “Limit” stars Lee as So-eun, a police detective who, at one time, was the best among her peers in hunting down criminals. But a traumatic experie...
Brad Pitt to visit Korea to promote new film 'Bullet Train'
Hollywood star Brad Pitt will visit Korea this month to promote his new movie, “Bullet Train,” the film's distributor said Friday. It would mark his fourth visit to the country since the first visit in 2011 to promote “Moneyball.”
[INTERVIEW] Jung Woo-sung was initially hesitant to take on role in 'Hunt'
Korea's A-list actors Jung Woo-sung and Lee Jung-jae have been best friends for decades, but the duo had only starred in one film together, “City of the Rising Sun” (1999), until teaming up again for the spy drama film, “Hunt.” “We've been longing to work together on a film, but time was the big issue for us. We were always busy filming with other directors. So we founded a c...
[INTERVIEW] Lee Jung-jae had sleepless nights writing, directing, acting in 'Hunt'
Lee Jung-jae, who rose to global stardom after appearing in Netflix's most-watched series, “Squid Game,” said he suffered sleepless nights while writing, directing and acting his directorial debut feature, “The Hunt.” Set in the turbulent 1980s, the action-packed film centers on two rival agents, Park Pyong-ho (Lee) and Kim Jung-do (Jung Woo-sung), who are tasked with uncover...
Joo Won undergoes physical transformation for action film 'Carter'
Actor Joo Won has gone through an extreme transformation to portray his character in intense action film “Carter.” The 35-year-old actor gained 7 kilograms, shaved his head and went through a four months of watching his diet and training to prepare for his challenging role. “It was a difficult but exciting ride. Carter's role was unlike any of my previous characters. I've don...
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