During this winter, the streets were full of black, caterpillar-shaped coats, a trend that presumably started from the sale of the affordable yet extremely warm coats by Lotte Department stores as Olympic souvenirs.
An unprecedented music show premiered on JTBC this time last year, calling for singers of a different type as compared to those of existing shows. Named Phantom Singer, the show was the first to feature the crossover genre.
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.
A friend suggested Rebecca — a number one musical running for the fourth time in Korea. I was told that the show would not disappoint; the acting, the music, and the story were to be top notch. What’s more, the Sunday night shows were offered at a discount. This was it, I thought. Importantly, the show exceeded expectations.
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.
As an international student new to Korea, last month’s long Chuseok was a good opportunity for me to escape from what was beginning to feel like a pretty repetitive and hectic freshman life here at KAIST. I want to take every chance to experience different aspects of Korean culture. Hence, I booked a couple of nights for myself through the Templestay program.
The mighty EDM, future-pop duo, The Chainsmokers, has hit the Korean stages again. Visiting Korea for the third time since performing at the 2014 Ultra Pool Party and 2015 Global Gathering Korea, the duo successfully filled two concert locations in Busan and Seoul for their own tour this time round.
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.