For the past week, YG Entertainment has been teasing us with 2ne1's teaser images for the upcoming single "I Love You". The song is going to be released on July 5th and their comeback stage will be on SBS Inkigayo on July 8th. For their comeback the girls are looking as fierce as ever, with Dara sporting a bold new haircut. Check out the images below.
Actress Lee Yoon Ji, who just finished the drama series The King 2 Hearts, is reprising her role as a princess in this Cosmopolitan pictorial. The photoshoot is inspired by such fairytale princesses like Snow White, Cinderella, Little Mermaid and Sleeping Beauty. Can you guess which is which?
Big Bang is back already with a special edition of their previous album Alive (which I reviewed back in March). This special album is named Still Alive, which I guess sounds only logical. The tracklist includes altogether 9 songs, four of them are previously released "Fantastic Baby", "Blue", "Bad Boy" and "Love Dust". The rest five - "Still Alive","Monster", "Feeling", "Bingle Bingle", "Ego" - are new songs.
Compared with Alive the special album Still Alive has a more easy-going feeling. The new tracks (with the exception of "Monster") are refreshing and summery. The boys have also tried some new things and mixed their style up a bit, yet the title track "Monster" definitely conveys Big Bang's ultimate essence. I have to admit, I wasn't expecting the special album to be very remarkable after they had just recently done their comeback with Alive, but Still Alive isn't weaker at all. Now excuse my bias, but...Big Bang, you still rock!
I spent my free time in the weekend by watching some movies I haven't had a chance to see yet. The action-packed The Man From Nowhere/Ahjussi has been on my list for a while now. This is worth watching more than once. First time you will be overwhelmed by the fast-moving storyline and the violent fighting scenes that you might miss the beauty of the cinematography and the wonderful acting by Won Bin and Kim Sae Ron, so the second time would be necessary to appreciate the movie fully. This is, for sure, a must watch for action-lovers.
Cha Tae Sik (Won Bin) is a mysterious owner of a run-down pawnshop in a seedy part of town. Distant and taciturn, he keeps to himself. Yet over time, he has formed a strange friendship with a young girl, So Mi (Kim Sae Ron), who calls him "ahjussi". Living next door with her heroin-addict mother Hyo Jeong (Kim Hyo Seo), So Mi spends time with ahjussi when her mother neglects her.
A drug deal is set to happen in the night club Hyo Jeong works in. Undercover police, lead by detective Kim Chi-Gon (Kim Tae Hun), are observing the transfer and ready to bust in. However, Hyo Jeong steals the heroin before the police can make the arrest, and hides it in a camera bag, which she pawns off to unknowing Tae Sik. Drug dealers trace Hyo Jeong down and take her and So Mi hostage. Now Tae Sik has to rescue So Mi and go against the drug mobster Man Sik (Kim Hee Won) and his brother Jong Suk (Kim Sung Oh), while simultaneously trying to escape the police forces chasing him.
[NOTE: This should be pretty much a spoiler-free review. The few spoilers I have included have been separated from the rest of the text and can only be seen if you highlight it.]
Wonder Girls were never on my K-pop radar before, but after they released "Be My Baby"last year I've started to follow their activities. In fact, I've been anticipating their new comeback. And now they are finally here with a new mini-album "Wonder Party".
Miss A girls are all dressed up for Marie Claire, ready to have fun and party. Glamorous setting and glittering fashion make this a party I'd like to attend, though I have to admit that it looks awfully empty with just four of them there. At any rate, Miss A still rocks the shoot. Enjoy the pictorial below.