‘Handmaiden’ may raise controversy, says director Park Chan-wook

JEONJU, North Jeolla Province -- The lesbian theme in his upcoming movie “The Handmaiden” may bring about another storm of controversy in Korea, according to director Park Chan-wook. “It’s not a theme that’s been dealt with ...

‘Hamlet’ gives rise to a comedy

JEONJU, North Jeolla Province -- After kicking off to a lively start with a fireworks-filled opening ceremony and an outdoor screening of this year’s opening film “Born to be Blue” Thursday night, a number of interactive sessio...

Movie review: ‘Mother’s Day’ aims to ruin another holiday

It seems there’s no stopping Garry Marshall’s terrifying cinematic rampage on our nation’s treasured holidays. Having ruined both “Valentine’s Day” and “New Year’s Eve” with his star-packed omnibus projects, the director ...

Eyelike: Beyonce, Rufus Wainwright, Jayhawks

Beyonce again proves to be center of pop universeBeyonce “Lemonade” (Parkwood, Columbia)Beyonce doesn’t simply release albums anymore, she unleashes events. And so it was this weekend, amid deep mourning for a lost icon, music’...

[Box Office] Latest movie releases

Captain America: Civil War (U.S.) Opened April 27 Superhero, action. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo The Avengers superhero team is divided. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes they should defend humanity’s freedom from ...

Power couple Bae Yong-joon, Park Soo-jin expecting first child

South Korean power couple Bae Yong-joon and Park Soo-jin are expecting their first child, their agency said Friday.Actress Park, who married the 43-year-old star actor in July 2015, has recently conceived a child, Keyeast said, ad...

Actress Kim Jung-eun walks down aisle

South Korean actress Kim Jung-eun tied the knot on Friday with her boyfriend of four years, her talent management revealed.The 40-year-old rom-com queen walked down the aisle with a U.S. finance expert of South Korean descent in a...

Actor Park Hae-jin to meet fans in Thailand in July

South Korean actor Park Hae-jin will take his upcoming Asian tour to Thailand in July, his publicist said Friday.The meeting will take place on July 31 at Bangkok's Muang Thai GMM Live House, his third stop after Beijing and Taiwa...

S. Korean TV programs win large contracts in France, Hong Kong fairs

South Korean companies have signed deals worth $11.16 million to export their broadcasting content at MIPTV 2016, the world's biggest TV and digital content market, early this month, the government said Thursday.The combined sales...

Pompidou Center to open first Asian branch in Seoul next year

The Pompidou Center in Paris will open an exhibition space in Seoul next year, the museum’s first outpost in Asia.  “The Centre Pompidou has been for several months in negotiations with a Korean partner, Mr. Sounjou Seo, to ope...

‘Born to be Blue’ is not cliche musical biopic, director says

JEONJU, North Jeolla Province -- Director Robert Budreau said he wanted a fresh angle in “Born to be Blue,” the opening film for this year’s Jeonju International Film Festival. “We were tired of the cliche musical biopic,” h...

[Photo News] K-pop flashmob dance in Brazil

K-POP IN BRAZIL -- About 200 people, including members of “Viva Coreia,” a group of hallyu fans, perform a K-pop flash mob dance in Sao Paulo on April 27, 100 days before the opening of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. (Yonhap)

Underdogs in summer movies include originality, opportunity

NEW YORK (AP) – Hollywood’s summer, which kicks off with the fittingly combative “Captain America: Civil War,” will be a season of struggle: for box office, for originality and for opportunity.  More than ever, the big tent o...

New Paris museum for one of world's top art collections

PARIS (AFP) - One of the world's biggest private art collections, amassed by French billionaire Francois Pinault, is to be housed in a new Paris museum a stone’s throw from the Louvre, the city's mayor said Wednesday. Luxury goo...

Top stars make cameo appearances in TV dramas

Top Korean stars including Yoo Ah-in, Lee Kwang-soo, Zo In-sung and Park Shin-hye, are playing cameo roles in TV dramas, stealing the show despite their brief appearances.  In the hit TV drama “Descendants of the Sun,” which en...