Monthly Archives: October 2012

Video of the week #19: 2PM/Coke dance vending machine


How about being challenged by 2PM members to show how awesome your dance moves are? This is the idea behind a Coke vending machine recently launched in Korea. Passersby are invited to copy a few dance steps and, if successful, they are rewarded with Coke bottles; the harder the steps get, the more bottles one gets. Besides getting drinks, the participants get to share their performances online. Check the video to see how it works!

via Update or Die.


São Paulo’s International Film Fest brings Korean flicks


There’s been quite a lack of Korean movies this year, so I was quite excited when it was time for São Paulo’s International Film Festival to start, since they always screen some flicks made in South Korea. Lee Sang-woo’s fictional work Barbie (2011), Tae Jun-seek’s documentary Mother (2011) and Lee Dae-hee’s animation Padak (2012) were the chosen ones and I’m really looking forward to see them all.

The best thing about this selection is the variety; I’ve never seen a Korean documentary before and this is as good an opportunity as any other. And they’ll be screened quite a few times each, which increases my chances of being able to catch all three. If you’re in the area, be sure to go watch one (or all) of them! Movie times here.

Last year I got to watch the four Korean movies being shown and then talked a bit about it here. Click to see how things went down!