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Korean films lead box office in August

Korean films led the box office in August, with the action flick “Escape from Mogadishu” placing first, according to recent data.A total of 7.91 million people went to the movies last month, leading to 76.4 billion won (US$64.9 million) in ticket sales…

Yonhap News TV appoints Seong Ghi-hong new president, CEO

SEOUL– Yonhap News TV on Thursday appointed Seong Ghi-hong, president and CEO of South Korea’s key newswire service Yonhap News Agency, as its new president and chief executive officer.The appointment by the Yonhap News Agency-affiliated TV channel’s …

Webtoon-based ‘Yumi’s Cells’ to hit small screens this week

SEOUL– A TV adaptation of “Yumi’s Cells,” one of the most-viewed webtoons in South Korea, will hit small screens this week, personifying the inner feelings and drives through animated characters, dubbed “cells.”The namesake comic, written by Lee Dong-…

Actor Ha Jung-woo fined 30 mln won for illegal propofol use

SEOUL– Actor Ha Jung-woo was fined 30 million won (US$25,600) Tuesday for illegal use of propofol in 2019.The Seoul Central District Court ordered the 43-year-old screen star to pay a fine of 30 million won and forfeiture of 88,749 won for violating t…

Lim Yoon-a says ‘Miracle’ helped her grow as actor

SEOUL– South Korean singer and actress Lim Yoon-a has only two movies in her filmography, compared with her lengthy discography as a member of K-pop group Girls’ Generation and as a solo artist.But the two titles, “Confidential Assignment” (2017) and …

Romance series struggling to catch TV viewers

SEOUL– Youth romantic TV series, which had long been the first pick of many Korean drama lovers, have been struggling to catch the eyes of viewers here amid the increasing popularity of provocative melodramas and romantic thrillers.Among some 10 roman…

Sincerity leads to wonder in movie ‘Miracle’

SEOUL– The coming-of-age drama “Miracle: Letters to the President” is based on the true story of a whistle stop in a roadless remote area of North Gyeongsang Province, known as the only privately built train station in South Korea.Joon-kyeong (Park Ju…