[K-Movie] Shin Hae Sun Unravels The Truth in Upcoming Crime Movie, Innocence

Inspired by a real life incident, Innocence is a crime thriller where a defence attorney (Shin Hae-sun) fights to prove her demented mother’s innocence after being accused for alleged murder. Innocence has received rave responses from the audience albeit opening in Korea last month during the midst of the pandemic, performing marvellously by topping the Korean box office for 2 consecutive weekends.

Joined by veterans Bae Jong-ok and Huh Joon-ho, who have made a name for themselves in the entertainment industry since the 1980s, the trio will showcase their incredible poise and strong knack for acting in this film.

Film Synopsis:

Hotshot lawyer Jung-in (Shin Hae-sun) hears about her father’s death but refuses to attend his funeral. At her father’s wake, a senior guest has died and 4, including the town mayor, were in critical condition after pesticide was detected in the rice wine that was served. In addition, the suspect who was arrested for the crime was none other than her demented mother Hwa-ja (Bae Jong-ok). In order to prove her mother’s innocence, who doesn’t even recognize her, Jung-in takes over the role of her defense lawyer and uncovers terrifying truths and conspiracies revolving her hometown.

Title: Innocence
Genre: Crime, Drama
Cast: Shin Hae-sun, Bae Jong-ok, Huh Joon-ho
Directed by: Park Sang-hyun
Singapore Release Date: 6 August 2020
Runtime: 111 minutes

(Movie Stills & Poster: Shaw Theatres)


Singapore’s First K-Drama Online Festival Kicks Off For Local K-Drama Fans

(Photo: tvN)

Following the conclusion of the K-pop Online Fest and K-Food Online Fest, the Korean Embassy has now launched their third and next initiative — a K-Drama Online Festival. We’ve seen how K-Dramas grew in prominence over the last decade as they create emotional connections with viewers, and this global phenomenon isn’t stopping anytime soon.

In bids to lift Singaporean spirits to tackle COVID-19 through the online hype of the Korean wave in Singapore, the K-Drama Online Festival is kicked off to encourage fans to express their love for Korean culture by recreating scenes from Korean dramas.

Mr Ahn Young-jip, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea added, “I am looking forward to seeing Singaporeans’ creativity through the first K-Drama Festival. K-Dramas have ranked top among Singapore’s most popular content thanks to the people of Singapore who supported and loved K-drama continuously. This festival is a small token of appreciation to K-Drama fans in Singapore. With the energy of K-Drama, let’s stay healthy and overcome the Covid-19 pandemic together”.

To participate in the contest, simply recreate scenes from your favourite Korean drama by recording a short video in either English or Korean. The video entry can be submitted online here and judging criteria will be based on the video content’s fun and creative element, as well as Korean linguistic level (if applicable) amongst other factors.

Participants may stand to walk away with up to S$7,000 worth of products and vouchers in combined value, terms & conditions apply. The contest is open to all Singapore residents and last date of submission will be 9 August 2020, 23:59 hours (GMT+8). For more information, visit


[K-Movie] Steel Rain: Summit To Captivate Viewers with A Dramatic Negotiation

Steel Rain: Summit is set to make its premiere in Singapore cinemas on 6 August 2020. Unlike the usual sequels that follow the story of the prequel, Steel Rain: Summit will not continue its story from the 2017 Steel Rain film. Instead, this film will share an extended view of the issues of the prequel that the Korean Peninsula is headed towards a peace regime, but faced with a political upheaval in North Korea that could mean a threat of war.

Starring Jung Woo-sung, Kwak Do-won, Yoo Yeon-seok and Angus Macfadyen, Steel Rain: Summit is a steppingstone to the ultimate hope of establishing peace on the Korean Peninsula. The four actors’ steel-strong chemistry will shine through the confrontation, reconciliation, conflict, and arguments while remaining stuck inside a nuclear submarine that could explode at any time.

Film Synopsis:

Leaders of South Korea, North Korea, and the U.S. hold a summit in Wonsan, North Korea to discuss North Korea’s nuclear issue and peace in the Korean Peninsula. Interrupted by some North Korean hardliners who have raised a coup, the leaders of the three countries are abducted and taken away on a North Korean submarine. As the North Korean hardliners, the U.S., Japan, and China each set up their own plans for war, how will President Han (played by Jung Woo-sung) of South Korea, who is trapped inside a submarine, overcome this crisis?

Title: Steel Rain: Summit
Genre: Action, Drama
Cast: Jung Woo-sung, Kwak Do-won, Yoo Yeon-seok, Angus Macfadyen
Directed by: Yang Woo-suk
Singapore Release Date: (NEW) Sneaking 7-10 August | Opening 13 August
Rating: NC16 (Some coarse language)
Runtime: 132 minutes

(Movie Poster & Stills: Purple Plan)


THEFACESHOP Kicks Off Nationwide Search for The Next Local Star

Are you up for the challenge to become the next social superstar? Here’s a golden opportunity for those of you who dare to show the world what you’ve got! THEFACESHOP has recently kicked off their #EcoBeautySquad campaign in search of the next local talent right here in Singapore who embodies the brand’s ethos of real and natural beauty.

Encouraging everyone to “Dare to Be”, this campaign allows one to freely express what it means to be beautiful, inside and out. Whether this means feeling free in one’s own skin, or being confident about one’s best features, THEFACESHOP encourages applicants to step forward, let their natural beauty shine forth, and demonstrate their inner strength and desire to be bold trendsetters.

What’s more, no prior experience is required to take part in this campaign, so what are you waiting for? 100 lucky participants in Singapore will be selected and invited to attend exclusive virtual workshops and learn top tips under the guidance of social media personality Mong Chin Yeoh, one of the top beauty, fashion and lifestyle local influencers. At the end of the workshops, 10 finalists will be selected to participate in a full-day finale event that will end with the announcement of the Grand Prize winner.

The Grand Prize winner will stand to win a comprehensive package worth up to SGD15,000 which includes a 12-month contract with THEFACESHOP along with a full year’s supply of the brand’s products, a brand-new DSLR camera, a full-day pampering session sponsored by THEFACESHOP, and many more money-can’t-buy experiences!

How to Participate?

  1. Upload a photo or video (no longer than 1 minute) of yourself on Instagram, with one interesting fact about yourself that makes you a top choice to be the new star of THEFACESHOP
  2. Fill up the google form here
  3. Hashtag #EcoBeautySquadSG and tag @thefaceshop_sg (Set your profile to public)

This event is open to all Singapore citizens and residents aged 18 years and above. All entries will be judged on creativity and originality, engagement level and how well it complements the brand values and image of THEFACESHOP. The deadline of participation will be 16 August 2020.

For more information, visit

(Photos Credit: THEFACESHOP)


[K-MOVIE] Train to Busan: Peninsula to open in Singapore Cinemas on 15 July

Train to Busan: Peninsula will be making its way to the big screens in Singapore on 15 July, the same day as South Korea’s release. After a 3-month closure, cinemas in Singapore will finally reopen during this Phase 2 period and the film will mark the first blockbuster to return to Golden Village.

The zombie blockbuster is directed by Director Yeon Sang-ho, who has worked on two other zombie films, Seoul Station (2016) and Train to Busan (2016), of which the latter achieved an impressive record as the highest-grossing Korean movie in Singapore to date.

The final instalment of his zombie trilogy, Train to Busan: Peninsula spent over 1 year in pre-production, whose story is set 4 years after the events in Train to Busan, where the entire country is overrun with zombie hordes.

Starring Gang Dong-won and Lee Jung-hyun, the film presents a new adventure with fresh experiences on top of its massive scale and action. Train to Busan: Peninsula takes place in a variety of backdrops, including an open port, a stronghold, downtown Seoul and others. The unprecedented 20-minute long car chase action in the film is also expected to become one of the most talked about aspects of this upcoming blockbuster.

Film Synopsis:
When the zombie outbreak swept the entire nation, Jung-seok (Gang Dong-won) barely escaped South Korea alive. While living a life of despair in Hong Kong, he receives an enticing offer to return to the quarantined peninsula.

His mission is to retrieve an abandoned truck in the middle of Seoul within a time limit and escape the peninsula silently. But his operation goes haywire when a mysterious militia known as Unit 631 ambushes Jung-seok’s small team, as well as even more vicious hordes of zombies. In his most desperate moment, Min-jung’s (Lee Jung-hyun) family saves him and he plans one last chance to escape the peninsula once and for all.

Title: Train to Busan: Peninsula
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Cast: Gang Dong-won, Lee Jung-hyun, Lee Re
Directed by: Yeon Sang-ho
Singapore Release Date: 15 July 2020
Runtime: 115 minutes

(Movie Stills: Golden Village)


These K-Pop Girls Are Rocking Our Favourite ‘90s Fashion Trends

From small shoulder bags to scrunchies, fashion trends from the 1990s are now everywhere. We’re loving the new takes and reinterpretations of some of these trends that have made a comeback. Here, we round up some of our favourite ‘90s fashion trends as seen on these female celebrities.

Tube Tops

The tight-fitting wardrobe staple is easy to style and looks great with virtually any pair of denim jeans. This versatile piece can also be layered and worn under a jacket or blazer for a dressier look.

Ribbed Cardigans

Ribbed, buttoned cardigans are all the rage now and are basic but trendy pieces that can’t go wrong. They come in fun, pastel colours like blue and pink and are also available in neutral colours like white, brown and black. Style it with a straight-cut mini skirt for a playful look or with a pair of jeans for a more laid-back and casual look.

Baguette Bags

Characterised by its short shoulder strap and narrow, rectangular shape, the Fendi Baguette bag was the it bag back in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Many styles similar to the Baguette have since popped up with slight variations in shape and size, so you’re bound to find one that’ll tickle your fancy.


Clips and pins may be the go-to hair accessories but thick, solid-coloured headbands are making a comeback and can easily amp up one’s look. A wide and chunky headband makes a good statement piece while a regular one adds that finishing touch to complete one’s look.


Available in a variety of colours and designs, scrunchies are versatile and can pretty much match any casual outfit. They can also be worn on your wrist as an accessory whilst providing convenience should you ever need a hair tie when you’re out and about.