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'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' bests original

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'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' bests original

Lee Byeong-Heon, who stars as Storm Shadow in the new film by Jon M. Chu "G.I. Joe: Retaliation", speaks at a press conference Wednesday. The movie opens in theaters nationwide in June. / Courtesy of 1st Look

Lee Byeong-Heon reprises loner Storm Shadow, praises new director For one of the country's biggest stars, Lee Byeong-Heon was surprisingly - even excessively - modest.

At a press event to plug the second installment of the G.I. Joe franchise in Seoul Wednesday, Lee shied away from accolades and was focused on praising the film instead.

"I absolutely think that (the sequel) will be more fun than the first one", he said firmly at the conclusion of the QA session.

"G.I. Joe: Retaliation" is directed by Jon M. Chu and stars Bruce Willis and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. It is slated to open in theaters nationwide in June.

Lee based his claim mostly on the excellence of the 32-year-old American director, who replaced the original's Stephen Sommers (best known for "The Mummy" series).

According to Lee, Chu gave a breath of fresh air to the action film.

"If Mr. Summers concentrated on showing many different characters and state-of-the-art CGI-enhanced scenes together, Mr. Chu was focused on the people. He wanted to show their personal histories", he said. "He thought of the drama on top of flashy visual effects".

Earlier, the actor said he was also more satisfied with his own acting, though language difficulties remained an issue on set.

"If I had just a lot of sword fights and kicks in the first movie, this time my character (Storm Shadow) is seen more up close. It has a dramatic aspect that shows his history, inner conflicts. I loved how much of my acting I could show this time around... but I still think I could have been much more competent in a Korean film.

"Frankly speaking, it's hard. Casual speech and delivering lines in English belong to two different dimensions. Because you use a foreign language, you've got to be sure you could recite lines without a mistake even if someone woke you up from a nap.

"On the set, someone from the crew told me after Iread my line that my pronunciation was off for one of the words. Right after my head became completely blank, busy thinking about that one line. Sometimes I felt I was back in the earliest days of my career".

His character is an independent combatant who fights for neither good nor evil in the story. Lee said that his status as a loner was the role's biggest attraction and claimed he would not want to play anyone else, even if he were given a chance.

After his debut in 1991, landing a part in a TV drama series following an open audition, Lee fast became a heartthrob and the center of media attention. But the actor has since established himself as a rare figure on the Korean screen who has achieved both critical acclaim and commercial success, unencumbered by his good looks.

At cinemas or on TV, his name headlined a marquee of monster hits, from "JSA - Joint Security Area" (2000) by Park Chan-wook, the highest grossing film here at that time, to "IRIS" (2009) on KBS, the most expensive Korean small-screen drama in history.

Riding high on national-level success, Lee became one of the first Korean actors to break out in the overseas markets, starting with the 2008 arthouse film "I Come with the Rain" by French director Tran Anh Hung. He starred alongside American and Japanese leading men Josh Hartness and Takuya Kimura, respectively.

It was also announced Wednesday morning that on June 23, Lee and Korean acting great Ahn Sung-ki will be guests of honor at the Korean Film Festival in Los Angeles, becoming the first actors of Asian origin to leave their hand and footprints at the plaza in front of the iconic Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

Almost 200 Hollywood celebrities have left their mark there since 1927, the year of the venue's opening.

At the press event, however, Lee played down the hype and took it with utmost modesty.

"There are people who set goals and there are others who have dreams. Goals are something you think are realizable in the future, but dreams are based on just your wishful thinking. This honor is even beyond my wildest dreams".

The film "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" will have its world premiere in Hong Kong, on June 21.

Koreans Vote for the maximum efficient Representative Hanbok Model

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Koreans Vote for the maximum efficient Representative Hanbok Model

Koreans Vote for the maximum efficient Representative Hanbok Style kokoberry February 9, 2016 0 On February 10, Channel A publishedthe result of their ballotin regards to theabsolute best illustration Korean hanbok model. The inside of track channel polled three hundredladies and men in their 20s and 30s.

The poll queryused to beWhen you were to select a representative Korean model to lend a hand globalize hanboks, who would be most fitted for that?

Actress Lee Young Ae changed into the transparent winner with 34 % of the votes. Olympic champion figure skater Kim Yuna took 2dposition alongside 18.7 percent. miss As Suzy was 3rd with 12.3 percent whilst AOAs Seolhyun was fourth with 2.3 percent of the votes. 32.7 percent of citizens voted for other individuals.

Rain sends stamina food to the filming set of 'Please Come Back, Mister'

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Rain ready 150 quantities of stamina food for the forged and personnelindividuals of the approaching drama. The filming set used to befull of cheers when the food adding Samgyetan, galbi, japchae, jeon, rice cakes and end resultbecamedropped at the set.

After Rain carried out his filming in the morning, he also joined the glad crowd for lunch and greeted every one announcing 'Bon appetite'. He also took a selfie with PD Sin Yoon-seob and camera director to wrap the heartwarming Seollal event.

The production team said, "Although we had to paintings on Seollal because of the inevitable circumstances, everyone felt pleasedthank you to Rain's considerate gift".

The Most sensible 10 Funniest K-Pop Song Videos of All Time

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The Most sensible 10 Funniest K-Pop Song Videos of All Time

The Most sensible ten Funniest K-Pop Tune Videos of All Timekafox February 9, 2016 0 Has a K-pop music video ever make you burst out laughing? Probably the most nearly memorable music videos are ones with hilarious plotlines, slapstick gags, sophisticated jokes, and witty lyrics. This list has the top 10 most hilarious music videos that would accept yous smiling from ear to ear.

10. iKON Dumb and DumberDumb and Dumber via iKON is full of funny bits, adding Jinhwan in a tree hooting like an owl at 2:41 and the outcome of Bobby and B.Is combat at 1:47.

9. Large Junior Satisfied Cooking CookingCooking Cooking, by Super Junior subgroup Super Junior H, will have you smiling from ear to ear once the beat begins. The lyrics are about a guy who is forced to devour his girlfriend’s awful cooking, and the female friend is played by none other than Sunny of Girls’ Generation, who smiles and watches on as she feeds the individuals terrible meals.

Watch: AOA’s Chanmi Plays Tricky Flying Yoga on “Muscle Queen Project”

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Watch: AOA’s Chanmi Plays  Tricky Flying Yoga on “Muscle Queen Project”

Watch: AOA’s Chanmi PlaysTough Flying Yoga on “Muscle Queen Project”leejojoba February 9, 2016 0 At the February nine broadcast of KBS 2TV’s Lunar New Year special “Muscle Queen Project,” AOA’s Chanmi performed an excessively difficult regimen of flying yoga along her mentor teacher Hyung Joo Hyun.

Chanmi had never done flying yoga ahead of and struggled in the beginning at having to climb onto the hammock. She used to be busy keeping up with the instructorat the start of her training. However, she showed an important flight yoga functionality on the program and surprisedall and sundrylooking at her.

They choreographed to the theme song from Disney’s “Frozen” taking a look like two fairies flying about in the air. Chanmi controlledto tug off a flawless performance receiving rather the highlight from the audience.

Why Did Stellar's 17 Million View Fancam Now not Gain Momentum Like EXID?

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Why Did Stellar's 17 Million View Fancam Now not Gain Momentum Like EXID?

(Photo : Pharkil)(Photo : YouTube user pharkil)A fancam of Hani dancing to EXID's "Up Down" brought the gang overnight popularity and viral success, yet why have other groups' fancams not been as successful?

Stellar recently has a fancam of member Minhee appearing "Mask" with just about 17 million perspectives on FacebookwhileHani's viral fancamhas almost 19 million views on Youtube.

First, Facebook views aren'tvalueup to Youtube views. A view on Facebook is counted after simplest3 seconds of viewing, this method that that any person scrolling thru their news feed with autoplay on is incorporated in the count. At the other hand, Youtube calls for around 30 seconds ahead of a view is counted. Hence, why thesame Minhee fancam only has 600,000 views on Youtube.

Jeon Ji-hyeon provides birth to a child boy

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According to a media on February 10th, Jeon Ji-hyeon delivered a son in a obstetrics and gynecology health center in Seoul. Either one ofthe hotparents are very, more than pleased according to the news.

After "The Assassination" used to be released in July ultimate year, Jeon Ji-hyeon announced she become 10 weeks pregnant and stopped her activities.

Jeon Ji-hyeon married Choi Joon-hyeok in 2012, who is an identical age as her. Her husband has been known to be a grandson to the fame hanbok fashion designer Lee Young-hee and works for Bank of America.

Insooni accused of tax evasion, all over again Insooni reps respond

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Insooni accused of tax evasion, all over again   Insooni reps respond

Park Young Mi wrote at theinvoice of indictment, "From June 22, 2005 to November 23, 2007, Insooni kept away from tax by collecting source of revenuethru a borrowed account." In keeping with the reports, Park Young Mi has accused the singer of evading up to 5 billion won in taxes.

Prior to this, Insooni used to be muddled in a yet every other tax evasion scandal where she become reported to have beenslapped with loads of millions won in back taxes in 2008 for now not reporting just about1000000000 won in income.

Following the report, representatives of Insooni told the clickingthat they've just heard the scoop for the primary time and added, "We'll be liberating our observationafter wein finding out the truth. Please wait a bit."

Jun Ji Hyun Provides Birth to Her First Child

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Jun Ji Hyun Provides Birth to Her First Child

Jun Ji Hyun Offers Birth to Her First Kid kokoberry February 9, 2016 0 Actress Jun Ji Hyun has officially develop into a mother.

According to a document from Joseon Ilbo on February 10, Jun Ji Hyun gave birth to her son at dawn. After being married for 4 years, the actress and her husband are elated over their childs birth.

The 35-year-old actresss pregnancy was once first printed after the liberate of her film Assassination in July. At the time she turned into ten weeks pregnant.

Park Hae-jin is selected over Search engine marketing Kang-joon by way of a massive number of Hong Seol in 'Cheese in the Trap' personality survey

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In the survey, in which 400,128 other folks participated, Yoo Jeong seonbae Park Hae-jin becomeselected by earning 213,419 votes (53%) whilst Baek In-ho Seo Kang-joon earned 186,709 votes (47%).

"Cheese in the Trap" is a romance mystery drama about an peculiarfemininefaculty student who sees thru a supposedly best possible guy, who hides his bad identity in the back of such candy smiles.

Park Hae-jin is gamblingthe very best guy Yoo Jeong seonbae, who boasts his perfect aspectsadding his family, appearance, and educational standing. Seo Kang-joon could also be being enjoyed for his role, Baek in-ho, a manly man, who is discreet and short-tempered yet suffers from his painful reminiscence from the past.

What Would A 1st Position Win Mean To Dal Shabet?

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What Would A 1st Position Win Mean To Dal Shabet?

"Everybody needs to develop into issue one. There are those who think we haven't any ambition when we say that our intention is to promote for a long time," Ahyoung said. "However, I do no longer believe getting first place is at all timesthe maximum productiveremainingobjectiveto hope for. We wish first place and we areoperatingagainst it, but above that, we wish to promote for a long, long time. I accept as true with that Dal Shabet has a emblem value. So as to make that price shine even more, I wish to get first place."

"Even if any otherneighborhood gets called for first as a substitute of us, I suspectI might faint. I would liketo arrange an ambulance beforehand," she said.