[Highlights] Arts and entertainment calendar

Exhibitions “Wellknown Unknown”: Kukje Gallery is holding a group exhibition featuring seven young artists whose works cover a wide range of genres in contemporary art. Curated by Kim Sung-won, an independent curator, critic and...

[Box Office] Latest movie releases

Familyhood(Korea)Opened June 29Comedy, Drama. Directed by Kim Tae-gonThe Hunt(Korea)Opened June 29Action, Thriller. Directed by Lee Woo-cheolDong-geun (Cho Jin-woong) ventures deep into the mountains when he hears gold has been di...

‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ is a dull disaster

From the metallic shell of the 1996 smash “Independence Day,” director Roland Emmerich has pulled a seriously lousy sequel, dripping with alien goo and incoherence.I take no pleasure in reporting this news, folks. I’ve been a l...

[Album Review] ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ revels in darkness

DJ Shadow“The Mountain Will Fall”Mass Appeal RecordsDJ Shadow set a new standard for the art of sample-based composition with his auspicious 1996 debut album, “Endtroducing.” It was an album that turned snippets of obscure rec...

Big Bang’s 10th anniversary exhibition opens in August

In line with Big Bang’s 10th anniversary since its debut, the K-pop group will be holding the event “BIG BANG The Exhibition A to Z.”Scheduled to open in August, the exhibition will showcase the boy band’s 10-year career from ...

[Album Review] Deerhoof simply giddy

Deerhood“The Magic”(Polyvinyl)There are moments on “The Magic” (Polyvinyl) when Deerhoof sounds simply giddy.“Cappuccino! Macchiato! Affogato! Cortado!” bassist Satomi Matsuzaki enthusiastically sings in “Kafe Mania!” over...

[Album Review] Avett Brothers get real

The Avett Brothers“True Sadness”(Republic)For their ninth album, Seth and Scott Avett -- better known as The Avett Brothers -- basically decided to get real.In a letter to fans announcing the arrival of “True Sadness” (Republi...

[Weekender] On-screen scares for summer

As the sweltering Korean summer sets in, theaters are gearing up to open a series of horror movies for audiences wishing to cool off with goosebumps and chills. Coming soon to the screens are a diverse horror films, from spectral...

Park Yoo-chun questioned on sex assault charges

Police questioned Park Yoo-chun of K-pop group JYJ for eight hours on Thursday evening regarding a series of assault complaints that have been filed against him in the past three weeks. “I’m sorry to have upset many people. I wi...

'Familyhood,' 'The Hunt' top domestic box office

Just within one day of its release, “Familyhood” topped the Korean box office, while second place went to “The Hunt,” which debuted on the same day. Released on Wednesday, “Familyhood” lagged behind “The Hunt” on the first...

Academy asks Lee Byung-hun, 3 Korean directors to join

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, best known for hosting the prestigious Academy Awards, invited four representatives from Korea’s film industry to the organization’s newest membership class Wednesday.Among the 68...

Netflix plans to expand presence in Korea

Content streaming service Netflix, which launched here in January as part of its global expansion efforts, will be announcing plans for original Korean series within the year, Netflix leadership said at a press conference in Seoul...

Lee U-fan claims alleged counterfeits are authentic

Artist Lee U-fan reiterated Thursday that all 13 paintings that the National Forensic Service identified as counterfeits were authentic and revealed that a police officer tried to get him to say that some of the paintings were fak...

Leeteuk, Suho, Kassy cheer on Olympians

“My Hero,” the 21st song to be introduced on S.M. Entertainment’s digital music channel Station, is set to be released at midnight on Thursday, the agency announced. The intention of the song is to cheer on the Korean national ...

GFriend releases teaser photos for new album

Gearing up for the release of its first full studio album, six-member K-pop group GFriend released teaser photos to excite fans Wednesday night.This will be the group’s first full album since its debut in January 2015. The images...