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Reporter : Kwak Yeon-soo
Thu, February 9, 2023 | 09:42
Lee Jung-jae named best new director with 'Hunt' at Hawaii Film Critics Society Award
Lee Jung-jae, the star of Netflix's global hit series “Squid Game,” was named Best New Filmmaker at 2022 Hawaii Film Critics Society Awards for his feature directorial debut “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 uncovering a North Korean spy inside the Ko...
Barista keeps 100-year promise with Ethiopian emperor
CHUNCHEON, Gangwon Province - Making a perfect cup of coffee is a delicate affair, from selecting healthy green beans, roasting them and determining the perfect brewing ratio to choosing the ideal serving temperature. Barista Cho Soo-kyung, the second-generation owner of Ethiopia Bet (Ethiopia House) coffeehouse in the Gangwon provincial city of Chuncheon, learned about coffe...
Director Yim Soon-rye recounts her first venture into blockbuster filmmaking
Director Yim Soon-rye, well known for making carefully observed movies on characters considered as social misfits, has made her first venture into blockbuster filmmaking with the action film, “The Point Men.” However, the film is more introspective than many other big-budget action films. There is only one death scene because the director is against making movies that kill of...
[INTERVIEW] Lee Ha-nee talks 'Phantom' transformation, motherhood
Lee Ha-nee proves she is a certifiable action star through solid action sequences in spy thriller “Phantom.”
'Kill Boksoon' to screen at 73rd Berlin Film Festival
Director Byun Sung-hyun's Netflix film, “Kill Boksoon,” was invited to screen at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival, which will run from Feb. 16 to 26.
'Jung_E' director, cast pay tribute to legendary actor Kang Soo-youn
Director Yeon Sang-ho and the cast of “Jung_E” paid tribute to legendary actor Kang Soo-youn during a press conference for the film held in Seoul, Thursday. Kang, 55, died of a cerebral hemorrhage in May 2022 while “Jung_E” was in post-production. Yeon, the mastermind behind hit films and series such as “Train to Busan” (2016) and “Hellbound” (2021), revealed that Kang was th...
Lee Dong-hwi, Jung Eun-chae's anti-romance film to release in February
An anti-romantic film, starring Lee Dong-hwi and Jung Eun-chae, will hit local theaters in February. Directed by Hyung Seul-woo, “Maybe We Broke Up” (tentative title) follows the story of a young couple who are in a long-term relationship. They are in the process of breaking up as they no longer share the same beliefs about life and love.
New books by disgraced poet Ko Un spark calls for boycott
Poet Ko Un recently published two new books, sparking a boycott movement in protest of his alleged past sexual misconduct. Last month, publisher Silcheon Munhak released Ko's collection of 129 poems titled, “Song of Nothingness” (literal translation), and “Conversations with Ko Un,” a compilation of conversations between him and Iranian philosopher Ramin Jahanbegloo, to comme...
Two animated films enjoy increasing popularity at box office
While “Avatar: The Way of Water” has been topping the box office for a month, two animated films, one from Japan and the other from the U.S., are enjoying a surge in popularity at the box office since their launch at local cinemas a week ago.
Netflix to take 'K-zombie' genre to next level with 'Zombieverse'
Zombie movies and TV series are some of the most popular titles in Korea. From the 2019 horror drama, “Kingdom,” to the 2022 zombie thriller, “All of Us Are Dead,” Netflix has invested heavily in zombie stories. Now, it is looking to take the “K-zombie” genre to the next level by producing a zombie-themed reality show in partnership with Kakao Entertainment.
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