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‘The future is BLACKPINK,’ ELLE says on October cover

"BLACKPINK is the revolution," the K-pop girl group declared when they debuted on August 8, 2016. Now, as they continue their success story, Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa are appearing on the October 2020 cover of the US edition of ELLE, which has declared that "the future is BLACKPINK". Image credit: ELLE
Image credit: ELLE

“BLACKPINK is the revolution,” the K-pop girl group said when they debuted on August 8, 2016. Now, as they continue their global success story, Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa are appearing on the October 2020 cover of the US edition of ELLE, which has declared that “the future is BLACKPINK”.

Apart from the group cover, each member will have her own individual cover for the October 2020 issue. ELLE US announced the BLACKPINK cover on its official Twitter account last night.

“BLACKPINK in your area and on the cover of ELLE! For our October issue, the biggest girl group in the world—Lisa, Jennie, Rosé, and Jisoo—take us inside their journey to world domination. @ygofficialblink #BLACKPINKxELLE http://ellemag.co/rsHomsO”

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Park Seo Joon to appear in ‘Record of Youth’

Remember when Park Bo Gum made a cameo in "Itaewon Class"? Well, now "Itaewon Class" star Park Seo Joon seems to be returning the favor, as he is set to make an appearance in Park Bo Gum's "Record of Youth". Image credit: Awesome ENT Co., Ltd.
Image credit: Awesome ENT Co., Ltd.

Remember when Park Bo Gum made a cameo in “Itaewon Class”? Well, now “Itaewon Class” star Park Seo Joon seems to be returning the favor, as he is set to make an appearance in Park Bo Gum’s “Record of Youth”.

According to Cosmopolitan Philippines, Park Seo Joon will be a special guest in a future episode of “Record of Youth”, which is streaming on Netflix.

Apart from Park Bo Gum, the K-drama stars Park So Dam (“Parasite”) and Byeon Woo Seok (“Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency”).

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Korea’s Steve Jobs: Bae Suzy stars in Netflix’s ‘Start-Up’

In the K-drama "Start-Up" premiering on Netflix in October, Bae Suzy plays Seo Dalmi, who dreams of becoming Korea’s Steve Jobs.

In the K-drama “Start-Up” premiering on Netflix in October, Bae Suzy plays Seo Dalmi, who dreams of becoming Korea’s Steve Jobs.

Produced by Studio Dragon, “Start-Up” is the story of young people passionately pursuing their dreams in the world of startup companies.

Joining Suzy are Nam Joohyuk, Kim Seonho, and Kang Hanna. Oh Choonghwan (“Hotel del Luna”, “While You Were Sleeping”, “Doctors”) is directing “Start-Ups”. Park Hyeryun (“Dream High”, “I Can Hear Your Voice”, “Pinocchio”, and “While You Were Sleeping”) is the writer.

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Netflix BLACKPINK documentary to ‘Light Up the Sky’

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BLACKPINK is the revolution. And the revolution is going global with the first Netflix K-pop original documentary, “BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky”.

This certainly has been a momentous year for the popular K-pop girl group, which has been making history time and again. Not only are they coming out with their first full album in South Korea on Oct. 2, but they also debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Ice Cream“, their collaboration with international pop star Selena Gomez. This is a career-best rank for BLACKPINK, and also makes them the first K-pop girl group to enter the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. Now, they are making history again with the Netflix BLACKPINK documentary, which comes out on Oct. 14.

“The K-pop phenomenon has been sweeping the globe and BLACKPINK has arguably become the most recognizable and most popular girl group in the world,” said Netflix VP for Documentary Features Adam Del Deo in a press statement.

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‘All of Us Are Dead‘ HS zombie series cast announced

Netflix has confirmed the casting of Yoon Chan-yeong, Park Ji-hu, Cho Yi-hyun, Lomon and Yoo In-soo for “All of Us Are Dead”. Park Ji-hu. Image credit: Netflix. Photo courtesy of talent management.
Park Ji-hu. Image credit: Netflix. Photo courtesy of talent management.

Netflix has confirmed the casting of Yoon Chan-yeong, Park Ji-hu, Cho Yi-hyun, Lomon, and Yoo In-soo for “All of Us Are Dead”.

This upcoming original series follows a group of students trapped in a high school who find themselves in dire situations as they seek to be rescued from a zombie invasion of their school.

“All of Us Are Dead” is based on the highly popular webtoon Now at Our School.

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Korean webtoon D.P Dog Day to become Netflix drama

Image from the Korean webtoon D.P Dog Day. Image credit: Lezhin Studio
Image from the Korean webtoon D.P Dog Day. Image credit: Lezhin Studio

Netflix has confirmed production for the original drama series “D.P.” (Deserter Pursuit) in collaboration with director Han Jun-hee. “D.P.” is based on the Korean webtoon D.P Dog Day by Kim Bo-tong.

The Korean webtoon tells the story of a South Korean Army private assigned to a unit responsible for arresting deserters. In his job, he encounters confused young adults.

It shows the perspective of a soldier tasked with pursuing other soldiers. But it also balances this out by portraying the pains and struggles of those who choose to desert.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite entertains and educates

Embrace new ways of learning with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite.

Embrace new ways of learning with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. Samsung Philippines has officially launched this conveniently compact tablet nationwide today.

Taking down notes and turning ideas into action is easier with Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite’s precise and ergonomic S Pen.

Whether you’re writing notes, creating artwork, or developing presentations, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite will be your best friend and learning companion.

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Jupiter’s Legacy trade paperbacks sent back to print

Jupiter’s Legacy, one of the most critically-acclaimed superhero series of the past decade, will have its trade paperbacks sent back to print this September.
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Jupiter’s Legacy, one of the most critically-acclaimed superhero series of the past decade, will have its trade paperbacks sent back to print this September.  Image Comics said this will give readers a chance to catch up before the Netflix Originals TV adaptation streams later this year.

Written by Mark Millar (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kick-Ass), Jupiter’s Legacy is set in mid-century America. It follows the world’s greatest superheroes as they face epic threats in public while battling private scandals behind closed doors.

The trade paperback collection will have four volumes, featuring cover art by the multiple Eisner Award-winning Frank Quitely.

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‘Snowpiercer’ Episode 3 review: Excess is murder

"Snowpiercer" Episode 3 review: Excess is murder.

I know, I know. It’s taken me forever to come up with another review of the “Snowpiercer” Netflix series. I took a break from watching it, hoping that absence makes the heart grow fonder.

In this case, however, it doesn’t.

Episode 3 is called “Access Is Power”. As I said in my Episode 2 review, if you ever wanted to turn “Snowpiercer” into a cop drama, maybe you’ll like this series. Maybe.

Spoilers ahead.

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‘Snowpiercer’ Episode 2 review: Prepare to glaze

The "Snowpiercer" TV series stars Jennifer Connelly as first-class passenger Melanie Cavill.

Of all the different kinds of TV shows they could have turned “Snowpiercer” into, was cop drama on your wishlist? Then maybe you will enjoy the “Snowpiercer” Netflix series. As for me, it just makes my eyes glaze over.

In my review of Episode 1, I said maybe the show will get better. I will be giving more details about the show starting with this review, which some might consider spoilers. Episode 2 is called “Prepare to Brace”. And if you’re a fan of the 2013 movie like me, then you really should brace yourself because this TV series is going in a whole different direction.

To be fair, they did tell us from the start that this would reboot the movie. That it would also be based on the 1982 French graphic novel Le Transperceneige that Bong Joon-ho adapted. And that since it’s a TV series, they can now explore the larger world that was only hinted at in the movie.

Unfortunately, there’s a reason we have the saying: less is more.