Korean film 'Veteran' tops 10 mln in attendance

The domestic action film “Veteran” exceeded 10 million in attendance Saturday, the 25th day of its run, the film‘s distributor CJ Entertainment said. The 10 million mark is considered a huge success for average budget films in...

Int’l dance fest to offer melting pot of artistic culture

A performance by the Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia, who will take part in the upcoming 18th Seoul International Dance Festival starting Sept. 30 (Courtesy of Luis Castilla)Bringing the engaging sights and sounds of Spain, Turkey, C...

Park Yoo-chun begins military service

Singer-actor Park Yoo-chun of boy group JYJ joined the Korean Army as a conscript Thursday afternoon, beginning his two-year mandatory military service.   The 29-year-old enlisted at an Army training camp in Nonsan, South Chungc...

[Herald Interview] Im Chang-jung shows no signs of slowing down

The media was split on its opinion of Shin Dong-yeob’s new comedy “Untouchable Lawmen,” starring Im Chang-jung and Choi Daniel, even before it hit theaters Thursday. But leading man Im said that he wasn’t bothered by unfavorab...

Film festival highlights rise of ‘creative documentaries’

Documentaries are evolving. Previously regarded as distanced portrayals of facts, nonfiction film narratives are now branching out into the creative realm, according to Ally Derks, director of the International Documentary Film Fe...

Busan film fest vows to move forward despite setbacks

The nation’s largest and most internationally recognized film festival became the center of controversy earlier this year, when the Korean Film Council announced that it would be cutting its financial support by nearly half compa...

Ock Joo-hyun to play Mata Hari in musical

Singer-turned-musical actress Ock Joo-hyun will play the 1900s exotic dancer and female spy Mata Hari in an upcoming musical production, the show’s production company in Seoul said Tuesday.  Ock Joo-hyunAccording to EMK Musical,...

April debuts with hopeful song ‘Dream Candy’

April, DSP Media’s new girl group, made their debut with the release of their first EP “Dreaming” and the lead track “Dream Candy.”The group, known to fans as the “younger sister group” to DSP‘s signature group Kara, inclu...

[Herald Review] ‘Untouchable Lawmen’ meets crazy with crazy

“Untouchable Lawmen” starts out with the ballsy, if oversimplified, notion that those who evade the law deserve to be captured through law-defying measures. Under the mantra of “meeting crazy with crazy,” the film initially se...

[Herald Review] Apink take fans to their ‘Pink Island’

In a K-pop world filled with girl groups offering sexy and sometimes even provocative performances to get in the limelight, Apink has claimed a nearly unrivaled position with unwavering confidence in their clean, friendly girl-nex...

Discover new generation of artists

When it comes to art exhibitions, the artists’ name recognition often determines whether or not general viewers will go see them.  But museums and galleries are on the lookout for those unknown to the public. They discover and s...

BoA performs 'dream' 15th anniversary concert

 K-pop singer BoA, who successfully wrapped up her two-day concert at Seoul’s Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, said it was a dream come true to perform at the prestigious venue.  “I am honored to be celebrating the last ...

[Herald Interview] Han Hyo-joo: ‘Beauty Inside’ is chance of a lifetime

For Han Hyo-joo, the lead role of Yi-soo in the fantasy romance “The Beauty Inside” was a chance that would never come again.“When would I ever get to work with so many actors in one movie?” she mused at a group interview at a...

‘Infinite Challenge’ songs sweeping charts

Songs from MBC’s “Infinite Challenge Music Festival,” which was held Aug. 13 in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province, are sweeping South Korea’s major online music charts, including Melon, Bugs and Mnet.A special edition of the light...

Beauty meets art in AmorePacific R&D Center

The creativity of young artists has met technological innovation in cosmetics at the research and development center of AmorePacific, Korea’s leading cosmetics-maker.A total of 16 cutting-edge artworks ranging from sound art to a...