The 17th addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Thor: Ragnarok, which is also the third of its series, was released a few weeks ago but is still showing in theaters. As moviegoers of all ages have flooded the cinemas to celebrate the latest attachment to the franchise, it is obvious that the popularity of Marvel heroes has yet to recede in Korea.
While others rushed into cinemas for the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I had my eyes fixed on the classic eighties science-fiction sequel by one of my favorite directors, Denis Villeneuve. His filmography so far is nothing short of spectacular, consisting of unique movies that are not only visually stunning but also intellectually challenging. Prisoners, Enemy, and Arrival, three movies that you should definitely take the time to watch, are a few examples. But enough fanboying for now — let’s take a look at Blade Runner 2049.
In Korea, people call autumn the season of reading. While the act of reading has not change much, what we read has changed drastically as technology has advanced. Although there will always be those who prefer a hard copy and the feel of the physical book itself over a digital copy, one just cannot simply overlook the strength of eBooks that their original forms do not have: portability. So for this month’s App Comparison, I will be comparing and contrasting two book apps from two tech giants: Google’s Play Books and Amazon’s Kindle.
If you have seen any of Edgar Wright’s previous films, you would have been looking forward to his latest movie, Baby Driver. If you have yet to see it, what are you waiting for? This wild, 120-minute action-comedy ride will have you clenching onto your seat, begging for a seatbelt.
Long-loved by many KAISTians over the years, 1114 has closed down and united with its brother, 1117. However, it’s not just sad news for various gourmets of KAIST that haunt Eoeun-dong for delicious cuisine. Replacing 1114, is Moelleux, selling fresh pastry everyday. Its modest and minimalistic appearance is unrevealing and in first sight, it’s hard to tell what it’s selling. But
For Korea, the past few years have been a time of much turbulence. Political scandals burst out almost everyday, conflicts amongst Korean citizens brew everywhere, even in the internet, and life is getting harder for the average Joe. In such turbulent times, the author of The Samurai that coveted Chosun Gwanghoon Lee writes about what Korea might need to take a step forward. This book, published o
Back in 2014, not many people considered Guardians of the Galaxy a success — after all, it was difficult to take seriously a superhero movie featuring a raccoon and a speaking tree. However, Guardians turned out to be one of the best and definitely most original movies of the Marvel Universe. In fact, the movie was so successful that producers gave a green light for the sequel’s produc
The highly anticipated British rock band Coldplay hit the stage with “A Head Full of Dreams Tour” on April 15 and 16 at Jamsil Olympic Stadium. An audience of 90,000 gathered from all over Korea and even from neighboring countries to witness its visit. There was an outburst of anticipation when Coldplay’s visit was first announced last November; it had never visited Korea before.
Tra-la-laaaa! Make way for the one and only Captain Underpants, for he is about to hit the screens for the first time! This March, DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox revealed the first trailer for Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, causing a buzz among numerous fans that spent their childhood with this ridiculously underdressed superhero. After two months of anticipation, finally the
On April 30 and May 7, tvN’s popular TV show Problematic Men aired a KAIST special with KAIST students as guests. Problematic Men is a show in which cast and guests solve puzzle sets and compete for the title of “Problematic Man” of the episode. The regular cast includes Hyun-moo Jeon, Seok-jin Ha, Ji-seok Kim, Jang-won Lee, Tyler Rasch, and Kyung Park.The students who appeared i
In the Eoeun sea of Korean and Japanese cuisine, Margarita, located just 200 meters away from the west gate, is the perfect place for an Italian escape. With its tinted windows and dimmed lights, Margarita gives off a subdued vibe that makes it stand out amongst the bustling Eoeun stores. Upon opening the door, the visitor is greeted by a cozy and welcoming cabin-themed interior decorated with fai
I f the 1990s was the Disney Renaissance era, the 2010s would be the Disney Reminiscence era. The 1990s was nicknamed in such a way because many of the studio’s best animated successes — from The Little Mermaid and Aladdin all the way up to Mulan and Tarzan — were produced during that time. Two decades later, Disney is looking back to its past masterpieces. Its quest is to bring
ong Shin Yoon, a singer-songwriter of 26 years, is someone that is far more familiar with the youth as an entertainer. However, those who have known him for a longer time know him for his moving tunes and empathizing lyrics. Yoon’s concert, themed with the title “Lyricist Jong Shin Yoon: Special Lecture Part 2”, was held for three days at Ewha Womans University this November. The
2016 was a big year for Club Eskimo, the freshly-debuted hip-hop crew that blew the scene through their stylish music. In the center of their rise in popularity was DEAN, a young singer/producer who made his debut first in America. DEAN first garnered attention through the release of his first single, “Put My Hands On You”, featuring the Grammy Awardee Eric Bellinger, followed by a few
As we approach the end of March, we find ourselves drawn over with the dark cloud of approaching doom: midterm exams. With the excitement and anticipation for the new semester almost completely faded away, we desperately feel the need to escape, but simply can’t find the time to do so. Even with the prevalent desire for something fancy, Dunsan-dong, the outer “boundary”, is a tad