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Reporter : Kwak Yeon-soo
Sun, November 27, 2022 | 13:42
Movie sequels take over Korean box office
Some movie theaters are starting to show more signs of life, with one of the major trends at Korea's box offices being a lot of sequels to major action franchises, including “The Roundup,” “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Hansan: Rising Dragon.” Also, the easing of social distancing measures that limited the size of private gatherings and the operating hours of multi-use facilities i...
Hyun Bin's 'Confidential Assignment 2' to hit theaters in September
Comedic action film “Confidential Assignment 2: International” will be coming to theaters in September during Chuseok (a traditional Korean mid-autumn holiday), its local distributor CJ ENM said Monday. Starring the same main cast members as the first installment, including Hyun Bin and Yoo Hae-jin, “Confidential Assignment 2” tells a story of trilateral cooperation between t...
'Hansan: Rising Dragon' tops 2 mil. ticket sales; 'Top Gun: Maverick' passes 7 mil. mark
'Hansan: Rising Dragon' topped a cumulative 2 million ticket sales on the fifth day of its release, the film's local distributor, Lotte Entertainment, said Sunday.
'Kingdom' writer's next project is zero-to-hero sports film 'Rebound'
Star writer Kim Eun-hee, the creative mind behind Netflix's zombie horror series, “Kingdom,” and tvN's crime drama, “Signal,” has set her next project, an inspiring basketball movie helmed by her husband, director Jang Hang-jun. Jang previously helmed the works, “Break Out,” (2002) “Spring Breeze” (2004) and “Forgotten” (2017).
Kim Ki-duk's posthumous film invited to Venice Film Festival
Late director Kim Ki-duk's posthumous film, “Call of God,” has been invited to the out-of-competition section of the Venice International Film Festival, which will run from Aug. 31 to Sept. 10. Kim died from COVID-19-related complications in Latvia in 2020, so the film was completed posthumously by Estonia-based director Artur Veeber. As the two worked on the project together...
'Spicy' R-rated talk show 'Witch Hunt' returns for season 2
“Witch Hunt,” an R-rated talk show that received a huge amount of attention among young people by talking frankly about sex and dating while giving out practical relationship advice, is returning for a second season after seven years. The first season, which was aired on JTBC between 2013 and 2015, not only addressed topics that are popular with young people, but also include...
A look inside BTS' mansion from 'In the Soop 2'
PYEONGCHANG, Gangwon Province - For BTS fans who cannot help but wonder if they could escape the stress of city life and relax in the countryside like BTS did in HYBE's “In the Soop” docuseries, there's a one-of-a-kind stay package to experience it for themselves. For just one night in August for just one lucky person and one companion, Airbnb will rent out to you the place w...
New Cultural Heritage Administration head shrugs off criticism over preservation of Cheong Wa Dae
Choi Eung-chon, the new head of the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA), shrugged off criticism from the Cultural Properties Committee and the CHA labor union regarding the government's alleged indifference to preserving the historical and cultural value of the former presidential office, Cheong Wa Dae. “The labor union doesn't represent the voice of the CHA. However, I ag...
Cannes-winning actor Song Kang-ho donates $152K to charity
Song Kang-ho, who recently won the Best Actor award at the 75th Cannes Film Festival for his performance in director Hirokazu Kore-eda's “Broker,” has donated 200 million won ($152,000) to disadvantaged communities.
[INTERVIEW] Director Kim Han-min on making another heroic tale of Admiral Yi Sun-sin
Director Kim Han-min, the brilliant mind behind the 2014 film “Roaring Currents,” said he was adamant about making another heroic story of Admiral Yi Sun-sin (1545-98), who led a small fleet to improbable victory over a much larger Japanese fleet in the late 16th century.
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