Yeo Jin-goo, Lee Jung-jae cast as prince, army leader in upcoming period flick

Actors Yeo Jin-goo and Lee Jung-jae have been cast for the upcoming movie “Opposition Forces” (tentative title), set to begin shooting on Sept. 5, Fox International Productions confirmed Thursday.The film, set for release next y...

NCT Dream releases new music video

NCT Dream, the third subunit of Neo Culture Technology, unveiled both Korean and Chinese versions of the music video for its debut single “Chewing Gum” on Aug. 24.Within less than a day of the release, the group’s official YouT...

MTV launches global contest for cover song stardom

NEW YORK (AFP) - MTV on Wednesday invited fans around the world to cover hit songs, with the winner set to earn fame by starring in an original video.The pioneer music network announced the contest ahead of Sunday’s MTV Video Mus...

Britney Spears biopic coming to TV

NEW YORK (AFP) -- The turbulent life of Britney Spears -- who went from teenage pop idol to tabloid fodder -- is becoming a television biopic.Lifetime, a US network geared toward women, said Wednesday it had given the green light ...

How streaming services are revolutionizing movies

Back when Netflix simply delivered mail-order DVDs, it was still called Netflix, anticipating the day when it would be a big internet presence. The name also forecast its plan to expand into original movies, drawing the type of pr...

‘Oldboy,’ ‘Spring’ make BBC top 100 films list

Two films by renowned Korean directors, Park Chan-wook’s “Oldboy” and Kim Ki-duk’s “Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ... and Spring,” have been included in BBC’s top 100 films of the 21st century released Tuesday.Park’s neo-no...

Spica returns with strong vocals

During their four-year career, K-pop girl group Spica has spent more time off stage than in the spotlight.  Now the group has returned with a new single album, “Secret Time,” unveiled Thursday at noon.  Spica’s first release ...

America overlooked Riccardo Chailly, but Europe has wisely avoided that mistake

LUCERNE, Switzerland -- The Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly has a reputation, in America, as an also-ran. Over the years his name surfaced as a likely candidate in music director searches for the great orchestras of Chicago, Ne...

US judge: Renowned artist did not create disputed painting

CHICAGO (AP) -- A US judge said Tuesday that a celebrated artist was right when he insisted he did not paint a work now owned by a retired prison worker, a finding that likely ensures the piece will now be worth a fraction of the ...

'Miss Saigon' to appear on movie screens before Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) - American audiences will get the rare chance to catch a sneak peek of the new “Miss Saigon” before it opens on Broadway next spring. They just have to go to a movie theater.A filmed version of the musical's live 2...

Artday to hold August auction

Herald Artday, a subsidiary of Herald Corp., is holding an online auction from Aug. 26-30, presenting major artworks by modern and contemporary Korean artists. The art auction will feature numerous works of renowned Korean artist...

Harry Belafonte weighs in on Nate Parker and his new film

NEW YORK (AP) -- Harry Belafonte says it's unfair that Nate Parker’s shining moment with his film “The Birth of a Nation” is being overshadowed by a 17-year-old rape case. But the iconic performer and activist adds that he’s n...

Wonderland in Jeju reveals full lineup

The complete lineup of the second event in the Wonderland in Jeju music festival series was revealed this week.The upcoming festival is scheduled to feature rock band YB, hip-hop duo Dynamic Duo, singer-songwriter Dean, rapper Bee...

John Park to hold first solo concert

Korean-American musician John Park is scheduled to hold his first solo concert in October.  “I hope this concert will be an opportunity for me to show the audience different sides of me,” said Park in a statement released by hi...

SIDance 2016 brings international contemporary dance to Seoul

The Korea chapter of the International Dance Council CID-UNESCO will be hosting the 19th Seoul International Dance Festival (SIDance) from Sept. 24 to Oct. 15 in various locations throughout the city, including the Seoul Arts Cent...