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Sun, November 27, 2022 | 15:24
Kim Seon-ho makes tearful apology as he returns to stage after 9 months
Actor Kim Seon-ho delivered a tearful apology as he made his first public appearance in nine months on Wednesday at a press showcase for the play, “Touching the Void,” following a hiatus after admitting that he had coerced his ex-girlfriend into getting an abortion. “I am deeply sorry for causing concern. I have used these past several months to reflect on my shortcomings,” h...
'Parasite' executive producer to receive International Emmy Directorate Award
CJ Group Vice Chairperson Lee Mie-kyung, also known as Miky Lee, will receive a 2022 International Emmy Directorate Award, which is given to individuals or organizations for their outstanding contributions to international television over a long period of time. She will receive the award honoring her life's work and contributions at the 50th International Emmy Awards gala in ...
'Kim Ji-young: Born 1982' gets stage adaptation
Cho Nam-ju's bestselling novel, “Kim Ji-young: Born 1982,” will get its first stage adaptation in September. Upon its publication in 2016, the book sold more than a million copies in Korea. The publishing rights have been sold to 30 countries, including the U.S., Japan, France and Spain. The story was also adapted into a film of the same title in 2019 that sold over 3.67 mill...
[INTERVIEW] Director blends Hollywood superhero genre, Asian traditional martial arts in 'Alienoid'
Director Choi Dong-hoon's latest sci-fi action fantasy “Alienoid” is a mixture of Hollywood superhero blockbuster and Asian martial arts film. Set in two different worlds of the 14th and 21st centuries that cross paths when a time-traveling portal opens, the epic film combines Taoist “magic” with science fiction elements, like aliens and spaceships.
Ji Chang-wook to lead KBS' new series 'If You Wish Upon Me'
Actor Ji Chang-wook will play the lead role in the upcoming KBS series “If You Wish Upon Me,” directed by Kim Yong-wan, who helmed tvN's 2020 series “The Cursed.” The new drama revolves around Yoon Gyeo-rae (Ji) who works in a hospice center and fulfills the last wishes of terminally ill patients.
18th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival to offer expanded program
The 18th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (JIMFF) will offer a program packed with music-centered films and present a special concert by Justin Hurwitz, the multi-award-winning film composer behind films “Whiplash” (2015) and “La La Land” (2016). The festival, which will be held in Jecheon, North Chungcheong Province, from Aug. 11 to 16, will also feature original ...
'A Home from Home' sheds light on orphaned child preparing for adulthood
Director Lee Seung-hwan said he wanted to tell a story about an orphan's transition to adulthood and independent living in his coming-of-age film, “A Home from Home.” In the film, actor Hyun Woo-suk stars as Do-yoon, who is about to leave his orphanage when he reaches the legal age of adulthood.
After investing big in dramas, Netflix targets unscripted shows
As a move to expand its entertainment offerings, Netflix Korea is aggressively investing in various forms of unscripted series. The streaming giant unveiled four new forthcoming unscripted shows, including a dating show, a travelogue and a competition show. Netflix has released only six reality shows over the past four years: “Busted!” “Twogether,” “Paik's Spirit,” “The Hungr...
Kim Hyang-gi, Kim Min-jae to star in 'Joseon Psychiatrist Yoo Se-poong'
Mental health is a hot topic on Korean TV shows and a new drama series seems to confirm this trend. The upcoming period drama, “Joseon Psychiatrist Yoo Se-poong” (working title), tells the story of a physician during the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910) who gets expelled from the royal court after getting caught up in a conspiracy.
Netflix's 'Umbrella Academy' featuring Rising Sun design causes stir
The third season of “Umbrella Academy” on Netflix has caused a stir for featuring the Imperial Japanese Army's flag design in episodes 6 and 10, prompting a Korean civic organization to request the streaming giant to edit out the controversial scenes. The latest season of Netflix's original series, which was released on June 22, displays the Rising Sun design, which was used ...
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