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Wed, June 29, 2022 | 03:07
'Top Gun: Maverick' soars to over 1 million views in Korea
Tom Cruise's latest blockbuster “Top Gun: Maverick” has drawn more than 1 million viewers in four days since its release in Korea. According to the ticket sales compiled by the Korean Film Council, the Hollywood movie attracted some 472,000 filmgoers on Saturday, with the accumulated number of moviegoers since the release on June 22 standing at over 1.08 million.
Singers' association head opposes BTS' break from group activities
The head of the Korea Singers' Association, Lee Ja-yeon, has urged K-pop giant BTS and its agency to reconsider their recent decision to halt group activities and instead focus more on solo projects, saying it will cause a negative impact on the global fever for hallyu. In a statement released by the association, Wednesday, Lee said, “I'm concerned that the Korean wave center...
K-pop girl groups take to international stage
K-pop girl acts are launching their world tours, with many of them having their first ever concerts because their planned ones were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic or because they debuted during earlier parts of the global health crisis. (G)I-DLE started its first world tour, “2022 (G)I-DLE World Tour [Just Me ( )I-DLE],” with three concerts in Seoul from Friday to Sun...
'Squid Game' director wins Pony Chung Innovation Award
Hwang Dong-hyuk, the director of Netflix's megahit series, “Squid Game,” has won an award recognizing innovation. The Pony Chung Foundation presented Hwang with the Pony Chung Innovation Award, Thursday. “Director Hwang has shown deep interest in and sharp criticism of social issues. The creator has been at the center of Korean cultural content scene with a broad spectrum of ...
Best timing for Korean cinema to leap forward
The film industry was one of the sectors hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing guidelines prevented a large number of people from gathering at indoor places, and this directly meant theaters could not admit enough moviegoers to makes ends meet. The guidelines also gave people the impression that theaters were not safe from virus infection.
Choi Min-sik, Son Suk-ku to lead new Disney+ series
Actors Choi Min-sik and Son Suk-ku will star in the new Disney+ original series “Casino,” to premiere in the latter half of this year. According to their respective agencies, Monday, the two actors will star in the drama that will be directed by Kang Yoon-sung, who created the 2017 hit action movie “The Outlaws.”
'Fuerza Bruta' to return to Seoul in July
“Fuerza Bruta,” the nonverbal performance show famous for tantalizing the senses with high energy from both the performers and the audiences, is returning to Korea. The show's Korean organizer, Showbeyond Entertainment, said, Friday, “Fuerza Bruta Wayra in Seoul” will be held from July 20 to Oct. 10 at the FB Theater, a temporary structure for the show that is being built in ...
Veteran entertainer Song Hae's achievements honored at funeral
Singers, comedians, emcees, musicians and other people in the entertainment and media industries have offered their condolences to veteran entertainer Song Hae. The funeral service for the iconic television celebrity, who emceed KBS' “National Singing Contest” for 34 years, took place on Friday, two days after his death. Song was 95. About 100 people in these industries as we...
Special screenings of films by Cannes winners to be offered
Special screenings of films by director Park Chan-wook and actor Song Kang-ho will be held later this month at CGV. The nation's largest cinema chain said, Thursday, that seven films will be screened at CGV Art Houses nationwide from June 16 to 29 to honor Park's Best Director award and Song's Best Actor award won at the 75th Cannes Film Festival.
J-hope of BTS to perform at Lollapalooza
J-hope, a member of K-pop giant BTS, will perform at Lollapalooza, a famous music festival that will be held in Chicago next month. The organizer of the festival put j-hope as one of the headliners in an announcement on its website and social media, Wednesday (KST). The four-day festival lasts from July 28 to 31, and the K-pop superstar will appear on the last day.
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