Monday, April 30, 2012

The 45th Houston International Film Festival

The 45th WorldFest Houston International Independent Film Festival took place from April 13 – 22, 2012. At the 45th Houston International Film Festival, three Korea's KBS dramas won awards. This time, KBS's 'Baby-faced Beauty,' 'Thank you for making me laugh,' and 'White Christmas.' Of the three, the latter two won grand prizes, which gained attention world-wide.
[Baby-faced Beauty] Title: 동안미녀 / Dongan Minyeo Also known as: Youthful Beauty / Pretty Young Woman Genre: Romance, comedy Episodes: 20 Broadcast network: KBS2 Broadcast period: 2011-May-02 to 2011-Jul-05 Synopsis The story of Lee So Young, a 34-year-old woman who's saddled with family debt and only has a high school qualifications, but dreams of becoming a fashion designer. Her youthful appearance is her only advantage; she is mistaken for a 25-year-old university graduate and subsequently lands her dream job when she's hired by a fashion design company, where she meets Choi Jin Wook, a man who looks more mature than his young age.
[Thank You for Making Me Smile] The drama is about a physically challenged girl who dreams to become a singer!
[White Christmas] Title: 화이트 크리스마즈 / White Christmas Chinese Title : 白色圣诞 Also known as: 몬스터 / Monster Genre: Mystery, thriller Series : Drama Special Series (Season 1) Episodes: 8 Broadcast network: KBS2 Broadcast date: 2011-Jan-30 to 2011-Mar-20 Air time: Sunday 23:15 Synopsis “Drama Special – White Christmas” is a 8 episode drama and is based on a murder. Being a physiatrist, Kim Yo Han will play a game of mysteries with students Park Moo Yul, Jo Young Jae, Lee Jae Kyu, Yoon Su and more, on the murder that happens at a private school. Cast Kim Sang Kyung as Kim Yo Han Baek Sung Hyun as Park Moo Yul Kim Young Kwang as Jo Young Jae Lee Soo Hyuk as Yoon Su Kwak Jung Wook as Yang Kang Mo Hong Jong Hyun as Lee Jae Kyu Esom as Yoon Eun Sung Kim Woo Bin as Kang Mi Reu Sung Joon as Choi Chi Hoon Jung Suk Won as Yoon Jong Il Lee El as Oh Jung Hye

Friday, April 27, 2012

Lady Gaga (LIVE in Seoul, Korea 2012)

Lady Gaga is in South Korea right now preparing for a concert that has caused quite a lot of controversy, but her fans are having none of it. It’s fair to say they are standing by their Queen and showing their support by dressing up, well, like her.
Double vision - what a pair

That must get terribly scratchy after a while
A man dressed as Lady Gaga, naturally

Religious groups in the country have called for her show in the capital Seoul to be banned claiming it is “sexually perverted” and “vulgar”, but the Little Monsters disagree. To prove it they’ve gathered outside Seoul’s Olympic Stadium in an array of weird outfits inspired by her, although we’ve failed to spot any meat dresses yet.

Does everything come in two's in South Korea?

Grrrr: It took them hours to perfect this pose

After all the protests about the show, Gaga locked herself up in her hotel room, writing new material: “I've composing in quarantine for 18'hrs,” she Tweeted. Seems like she’s still a bit anxious about the whole thing though and also Tweeted: “Nervous for tonight. Hope I make little monsters happy and proud. / I can you hear you Korea. I'm shaking.” As is anyone taking a stroll past the stadium right now.

Nope, we don't understand any of this either