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Trashy Tabloid Reporter Becomes Hero in SBS’s ‘Distorted’

Trashy Tabloid Reporter Becomes Hero in SBS’s ‘Distorted’

SEOUL, July 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Actor Namkoong Min, who portrayed a righteous accountant fighting corruption in “Good Manager,” is returning to television next week as a slimeball tabloid reporter in SBS TV’s “Distorted.” “I wanted to take a break after ‘Good Manager.’ I thought I exhausted myself by portraying non-stop characters (in multiple works), [...]

IMAX Ticket Sales Drop Over High Prices, Lack of Movie Choice

IMAX Ticket Sales Drop Over High Prices, Lack of Movie Choice

SEOUL, Jul. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of IMAX movie tickets along with 3D and 4D films in South Korea drastically dropped during the first half of the year, a new industry report has revealed. According to the report on the South Korean movie industry released by the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) on Wednesday, the number [...]

S. American Fans Salute 7th Anniversary of ‘Running Man’

S. American Fans Salute 7th Anniversary of ‘Running Man’

SEOUL, Jul. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — “Running Man,” SBS TV’s weekend variety show, has been saluted by South American fans for its seventh year, according to the network Thursday. The program’s fan club covering Mexico, Argentina, El Salvador and Peru, sent 20 kilograms of rice to the showrunners, congratulating them for the show’s seventh year, [...]

Actor Song Joong-ki Praises Fiancee Song Hye-kyo’s Mitsubishi Ad Offer Rejection

Actor Song Joong-ki Praises Fiancee Song Hye-kyo’s Mitsubishi Ad Offer Rejection

SEOUL, July 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean actor Song Joong-ki on Wednesday applauded his fiance and fellow actress Song Hye-kyo’s decision to decline an ad sponsorship offer from Mitsubishi Motors over the company’s association with forced mobilization of Korean laborers during the second World War. “I first learned that Hye-kyo declined the offer from the news. [...]

Ulsan Opens Whale-Themed 3D Movie Theater

Ulsan Opens Whale-Themed 3D Movie Theater

ULSAN, Jun. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A new whale-themed 3D movie theater is set to open soon at Jangsaengpo in Ulsan, with the new complex boasting large circular screens that covering all of the interior walls, giving visitors a virtual experience of exploring the deep sea and observing whales up close. The ‘5D’ whale-watching theater can [...]

Seafood Off-Cuts Offer Value to Savvy Shoppers

Seafood Off-Cuts Offer Value to Savvy Shoppers

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — As South Korea’s economic slump continues to take its toll on consumers, and with the price of seafood on a steady rise, off-cuts of seafood that have been widely ignored by the public such as salmon head and squid mouth are becoming increasingly popular. According to data released by online [...]

Government to Invest Over 1.2 Trillion Won in Drone Industry

Government to Invest Over 1.2 Trillion Won in Drone Industry

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government has announced plans to invest 1.2 trillion won in the country’s drone industry over the next five years, funds that will be used to help develop drone technology and build infrastructure such as drone highways and test sites, in an effort keep up with other competing [...]