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Movie theater attendance nears pre-pandemic level in May: data

SEOUL– South Korean film attendance numbers nearly shot back up to the pre-pandemic level in May, data showed Wednesday, with a couple of big hits leading the charge.According to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), movies screened in the country amassed …

Netflix subsidiary to invest US$100 mln in S. Korea

SEOUL– Scanline VFX, a subsidiary of Netflix, will invest US$100 million in South Korea over the next six years to build special visual effects facilities in a move that will help turn the country into an Asian hub for high-tech content creation, Seou…

Sequels to hit Korean films await theatrical release this year

SEOUL– As the South Korean movie industry is on its way to get out of the yearslong COVID-19 pandemic, sequels to hit local films are spearheading the move to bring moviegoers back to theaters.Released Wednesday, the Korean action comedy “The Roundup,…

‘Doctor Strange 2’ tops 5 mln admissions

SEOUL– Hollywood blockbuster “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” surpassed 5 million admissions Tuesday, data showed.The latest Marvel Studios’ flick hit the milestone at 7:20 a.m., on the 13th day of its theatrical release in South Korea, a…

Navy SEAL-turned-YouTuber says he’s combating in Ukraine

SEOUL– Navy SEAL-turned-YouTuber Rhee Keun, who left for Ukraine in March to join the war against Russia, said he is combating in the war against Russia on the front line, rejecting various rumors about him.His illegal entry to Ukraine has spurred var…

‘Decision to Leave,’ ‘Broker’ eye prize at Cannes

SEOUL– At this year’s Cannes Film Festival set to kick off next week, two Korean films — “Decision to Leave” by renowned director Park Chan-wook and “Broker” by award-winning Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda — will compete for the top honor of Palm…

K-pop Artist AleXa Wins NBC’s ‘American Song Contest’

A rising K-pop star from Oklahoma, AleXa, was declared the winner of “American Song Contest” on Monday, becoming the first K-pop artist to win a major U.S. audition program.“American Song Contest” is NBC’s music competition series featuring 56 contende…

BTS to be absent from Billboard Music Awards: sources

SEOUL– K-pop supergroup BTS will not attend the upcoming 2022 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) even though it is highly likely to bring home multiple prizes, sources in the music industry said Monday.The sources said the septet has recently decided not …

Le Sserafim sets first-week sales record with debut album

SEOUL– Le Sserafim, the first girl group from K-pop powerhouse Hybe, has recorded the most first-week sales of any debut album by girl groups in South Korea ever, the group’s management agency said Monday.”Fearless,” the group’s first EP released last…