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Psy releases new song 'Hangover'
Jun 09, 2014
Psy's new song "Hangover" will be released on June 9. The pop star will unveil his new song on the late-night ABC talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which will air at 1 p.m. o...


‘I will strive to become a world-class actor’: Lee Byun...
Jun 05, 2014
Lee Byung-hun shares his thoughts after receiving the 2013 Asia Pacific Screen Award (APSA) for Best Performance by an Actor at the Australian embassy in Seoul on June 3....


Joseon Dynasty through film
Jun 05, 2014
The Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) ruled over Korea for more than 500 years. The lives and times of the 27 monarchs are some of the most widely used material in Korean film. ...


Swedish fans mesmerized by 4Minute
Jun 02, 2014
4Minute, a five-member girl group, recently held a concert in Sweden. The "4Mintue Fan Bash in Stockholm 2014" was held on May 25 in the Debaser Medis venue in central St...


Actress Song Hye-kyo stars in Chinese star-studded film
May 28, 2014
“I was really eager to work with John Woo and with Chinese stars.”That’s what actress Song Hye-kyo had to say about appearing in the Hong Kong director’s upcoming newest ...


Three Korean films highlighted at Cannes
May 26, 2014
Three Korean films were under the spotlight at the 67th Cannes Film Festival that ended on May 25. Theater seats during these films' screenings were all taken, and the au...


Korean Cinema: The Fatal Encounter
May 20, 2014
On April 30, a movie was released that pivots around the life of King Jeongjo (r. 1776-1800), the 22nd ruler of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Its English title is "The ...


'Late Spring' wins at int'l film festivals
May 19, 2014
The drama "Late Spring" has won awards in a series of international film festivals across the world. The film won Best Acting Performance Female and Best Cinematography a...

140513_korea_movie_host_thb2.jpg's list of must-see films: The Host
May 13, 2014
The Host (2006) Directed by Bong Joon-ho Gang-du, played by Song Gang-ho, works in a kiosk alongside his dad in the Hangang riverside park. One day, he discovers someth...


Der Spiegel highlights K-pop
May 09, 2014
The German magazine Der Spiegel has shone its spotlight on K-pop and Korean hip hop and pop culture. In a three-page April 28 article, "Soundtrack eines Wunders," or "Sou...