Archive for July 25th, 2012

Added new stills for the Korean movie “Deranged”

Added new stills for the Korean movie “Deranged”

Added new stills for the Korean movie “Deranged” (2012)Directed by Park Jeong-wooWith Kim Myeong-min, Moon Jeong-hee, Kim Dong-wan, Lee Honey, Eom Ji-seong, Yeom Hyeon-seo,…Previously known as “Yeongasi”SynopsisJae-hyuk is an ordinary man in his 40s. He works as a medical supplies salesman and is hassled by doctors all day. His brother Jae-pil is a detective that is not all that interested in public safety and spends most of his time moaning about the stock market.The discovery of a series of floating, gruesomely skeletal bodies around the country sparks hysteria. The police commissioner is disturbed to see CCTV footage of people jumping into water as if they were possessed, and drowning themselves. Time passes and hundreds of similar cases are reported, leaving officials stumped as to the cause of the deaths. The government declares a national emergency.Jae-pil joins the massive investigation and meets the mayor of a small town who claims he witnessed several men in work uniforms dumping infected dogs into the streams and realizes that there is a conspiracy behind the outbreak. Meanwhile, Jae-hyuk’s wife and children are showing the same symptoms as the victims, leading to a frantic search for medicine. Through Jae-pil he learns of a warehouse containing a potential cure in thousands and thousands of doses and heads there with no idea of what he’s heading into.Release date in Korea : 2012/07/05 ...

Of Korea’s Driving Culture And Pop

Of Korea’s Driving Culture And Pop

Motoring and pop culture might be two mutually exclusive concepts most of the time (unless we are looking at cars featured in popular movies/songs). However, the dangers or problems that come with motoring always tend to hit at home when we hear news of an artiste being involved in an accident while commuting from one schedule to another, or an artiste being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

As Seoulbeats is not one to kick someone while they are down, it is not worth speculating on the recent spate of celebrity drink driving events, rather trying to view it from the perspective of the driving culture in South Korea. ...

[Exclusive] Interview with Jay Park: Roundtable at the MTV World Stage in Malaysia

[Exclusive] Interview with Jay Park: Roundtable at the MTV World Stage in Malaysia

Soompi got the chance to attend a roundtable interview with Jay Park before his performance at MTV World Stage in Malaysia! We came equipped with a list of questions prepared by our very own Soompiers, as well as some of our own. It was our first time seeing Jay Park in person, although he had been to Singapore a couple of times. Surrounded by an entire security crew, our first (honest) impression of him was, “Well, he looks a little arrogant!” But we found out later that we were so wrong! Generally we’re accustomed to waiting awhile for these very busy celebrities, but the interview with Jay started earlier than scheduled. He was already seated when we were led into the interview room, so to our great dismay, we didn’t have enough time to prepare our video equipment. ...

Teen Top reveals image teasers for C.A.P and Ricky for upcoming 3rd single

Teen Top reveals image teasers for C.A.P and Ricky for upcoming 3rd single

On July 24th, Teen Top began releasing the first set of teaser images in anticipation of their comeback with their 3rd single. Following image teasers featuring Niel and Changjo, Teen Top has revealed the concept photos for members C.A.P and Ricky through their official website on July 25th at 9AM KST.

The photo is captioned with the phrase “would you be ma girl.” Just like Niel and Changjo, C.A.P and Ricky are in a brightly lit room. C.A.P is smiling as he rubs his eye as if he just woke up. Ricky is sporting baby blue hair as he lies down, looking straight through the camera....

Added pleanty of images for the upcoming Korean drama “To The Beautiful You”

Added pleanty of images for the upcoming Korean drama “To The Beautiful You”

Added pleanty of images for the upcoming Korean drama “To The Beautiful You” (2012)Directed by Jeon Ki-sangWritten by Lee Young-cheolNetwork : SBSWith Choi Seol-ri, Minho, Lee Hyun-woo, Kim Ji-won-I, Kang Ha-neul, Hwang Kwang-hee,…16 episodes – Wed, Thu 21:55SynopsisA upcoming Korean version of the drama that was created in Japan and China. A comical and youthful drama based in a boys high school.Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2012/08/15 ...

Korean movies opening today 2012/07/25 in Korea

Korean movies opening today 2012/07/25 in Korea

Korean movies opening today 2012/07/25 in Korea “The Thieves” and animation “PADAK”

“The Thieves” (2012)Directed by Choi Dong-hoonWith Kim Yoon-seok, Kim Hye-soo, Lee Jeong-jae, Jeon Ji-hyeon, Simon Yam, Kim Hae-sook,…Also known as “The Professionals”SynopsisIn order to let things cool down from their latest heist, Popeye and his group of thieves go to Macao on a job. But the mastermind behind this job is none other than Popeye’s old partner Macao Park, who escaped with 68kg of gold several years ago on their last job together. Macao Park brought Chinese thieves as well but little did they know what Macao Park planned for each one of them. But his plan takes an unexpected turn when Popeye brings Pepsi, an old flame of Macao Park, to settle the old score. The thieves’ target is a $20 million diamond known as ‘Tear of the Sun’, kept safely away in a casino, brought there to be sold by a notorious Chinese fence. While working together to steal this fabled diamond, they all have their own agenda to keep the diamond for themselves. But who will succeed and live to see another day? “PADAK” (2012)Directed by Lee Dae-heeWith Kim Hyeon-ji, Ahn Yeong-mi-I, Hyeon Kyeong-soo, Lee Ho-san, Si Yeong-joon,…SynopsisA mackerel from the sea attempts to escape from the sushi restaurant!’Flappy’ is a mackerel from the sea. It is caught in a net and gets dumped into a restaurant tank. An old flatfish is the only one that’s survived that long in a place where death was set. He is the one who gets the trust of other fish from fish farms with his know-hows to survival. Thanks to ‘Flappy’ who attempts to make it back to the ocean, the peace in the tank is shattered and conflicts with the old flatfish gets bigger and bigger.Will Flappy be able to achieve his dream? ...

PSY Reveals Making of Video for "Gangnam Style"

PSY Reveals Making of Video for "Gangnam Style"

After releasing his sixth album “PSY6甲” and his amazingly fun music video for “Gangnam Style” last week,  PSY has now released the making of video.

Starting out with him dancing as he crosses a busy street, we get to see behind the scenes footage from many of the different locations seen in the music video. Instead of having an elaborate pre-made set to dance on, he shot scenes on a merry-go-round, tennis court, playground, riverside (yoga), boat, spa, horse stables. Celebrity cameo scenes include Yoo Jaesuk in a parking garage, Noh Hongchul in an elevator and Hyuna in a subway station. ...

BEAST releases choreography practice video for "Not Me"

BEAST releases choreography practice video for "Not Me"

After releasing “Midnight” ahead of their official album release, BEAST released their fifth mini album, “Midnight Sun,” on July 22nd. BEAST released the music video for “Beautiful Night” on July 22nd as well. They released a music video making video for “Beautiful Night” on July 24th.

On July 25th, Prepix Haw released a choreography practice video for BEAST’s title track, “Beautiful Night.” The following day, Haw revealed the choreography practice video for another track off of their “Midnight Sun” mini album, “Not Me.”...

Vampire Prosecutor 2 begins filming

Vampire Prosecutor 2 begins filming

Huzzah! Woo, is it hot in here? *Fans self* This may be the first K-drama sequel I’m this excited about (or excited at all), but who could resist the sexy, stylish, cleverly scripted, and skillfully shot paranormal-procedural Vampire Prosecutor? Season 2 has been buzzed about almost as soon as Season 1 wrapped (or, in fact, before that), and now it is almost upon us. (This fall!) And now we’ll have to make do until then with the one tantalizing, all-too-short preview clip below

Nam Goong-min to narrate pro-environment program

Nam Goong-min to narrate pro-environment program

Actor Nam Goong-min has jump on board a worthy cause by narrating a pro-environmental change program on SBS radio. The “Green Hope” project will see Namgoong take part as the voice of the project for one month starting July 30.

“The program is geared toward bringing about green changes and to increase awareness on environmental issues”, said a spokesperson for Namgoong. Meanwhile, the 34-year-old actor is said to be stoked about championing an honorable cause.”By taking part in the program, I’ve come to know a lot more about the issues”, said Namgoong. “I hope to do my part in increasing awareness among the listeners, too”. ...

T-ARA at Idol Olympics, “We’re So Sleepy But We’ll Still Cheer!”

T-ARA at Idol Olympics, “We’re So Sleepy But We’ll Still Cheer!”

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t-ara sleepy interview

T-ARA members conduct a very sleepy interview. 

On the 25th MBC “Idol Star Olympics” with MCs Kim Yong Man, Kim Sung Joo, Boom, Eunhyuk, Lim Kyung Jin, and Shindong was finally broadcasted.This show and competition involved at least 100 of today’s idol stars.

The actual competition was held on the 10th of July. Most of the idols showed up looking confident and awake, but, the T-ARA members seemed extra tired that day. Whether it was due to their comeback or for whatever reason, they looked very sleepy. In their sleepy states, the members responded to their numerous interview questions.  ...