Tobey Maguire’s career direction? It’s a tangled web

There’s been a lot of speculation about who might replace Tobey Maguire as the new Spider-Man (Joseph Gordon-Levitt seems like a no-brainer). But almost as interesting is what happens to the man who’s been playing him.

After all, Sam Raimi will go back to, one can assume (read: hope), the horror/suspense movies of earlier in his career (the rightly lauded “A Simple Plan” and the underrated “The Gift,” to name two). (At least we’re hoping he does; it’s likely he takes on the bigger-budget video-game adaptation “Warcraft” first.) But Maguire poses a trickier question.

He’s been associated with — and in some ways tethered to — the “Spider-Man” franchise for nearly a decade, and the scrapping of the superhero character opens up a new vein of possibility. The actor recently wrapped production on a dark comedy called “The Details.” And of course he can be seen this awards season in the (tepidly reviewed) war movie “Brothers.” With his “Spider-Man” days over, does he continue in a more specialized direction or go back to the blockbuster?

There’s certainly no shortage of big vehicles he can sign on for. A while back, Sony was working on a sci-fi effects-fest called “Worlds,” based on the art-heavy bestselling book by Alec Gillis, that was being developed with Maguire in mind. And there have been rumors of the sci-fi epic “Robotech” and the Guillermo del Toro-directed “The Hobbit.” Both would create Spidey-level fandom — but, also, Spidey-level time commitments … and not offer nearly as much character nuance.

Several development experts say this is a chance for Maguire to move in a more dramatic direction. One project that’s starting to get momentum: “The Limit,” the story of rival Grand Prix race-car drivers, which is being developed by Sony and Maguire’s own production banner, and also has a nearly completed script. He can also take aim at awards with the civil-rights drama “The Crusaders,” which would pair him with hot writer Danny Strong (”Recount”) as well as the Oscar-nominated Gary Ross.

The actor has also been ramping up his own Maguire Entertainment, which has such movies as the Nicolas Cage thriller “The Hungry Rabbit Jumps” on the brink of production. In fact, there are plenty of active development projects at his production company. But Maguire has a bit of a DiCaprio-esque reputation: signing on to produce a lot of films as potential starring vehicles but in the end opting not to play in them, So the problem may not be finding the vehicles. It’s deciding whether he wants to drive them.

EXO thanks BTS and Wanna One for spreading K-pop

Article: EXO, “BTS and Wanna One are spreading K-pop around the world, we thank them”

Source: Ten Asia via Nate

1. [+397, -124] BTS surpassed EXO a long time ago. Their popularity is no joke in South America, Europe, and the US. Charting 1 on the billboard chart is a great result but there’s only a few articles on it. There must be some controlling behind.

2. [+384, -109] EXO’s popularity is big enough but honestly speaking, the reason why BTS succeeded that much in the US is because of their own aura. It’s something EXO couldn’t do ㅋㅋ

3. [+363, -93] BTS is the trend but they don’t get recognized because they’re from a small company.

4. [+63, -6] BTS and EXO only have a year gap of debut years, right? But BTS still feels fresh and they have good concepts. Especially with the outfits and the song during Fire, I knew they’d do really well ㅋㅋ They started getting responses since Dope. Dope still looks cool. The Gaon fancams of Dope are really dope ㅋㅋ They enjoy singing live and dance like true singers. They’re different from other idols who dance like machines and lip-sync.

5. [+53, -15] I think EXO used to be more popular but BTS surpassed them to a bigger extent.

6. [+52, -7] It’s not like BTS is spreading K-pop. They call it BTS-pop overseas. They’re not paying attention to K-pop, just the group BTS only. Don’t misunderstand.

7. [+51, -6] Internationally, BTS isn’t known as K-pop but as a category of their own.

8. [+50, -6] Objectively, EXO was a wall until Call Me Baby. EXO’s visuals are much better and some BTS members have unbearable visuals, sorry BTS fans ㅠㅠ But EXO had continuous withdrawals of the Chinese members, dating rumors, and unmemorable comebacks after Call Me Baby. Meanwhile, BTS had continuous hits with Dope, Fire, Not Today, and DNA and it changed the game. The reason why EXO is maintaining their value is because of SM’s media-play and their Chinese popularity. Even in Taiwan, BTS is the trend now. They’re also 1 in Japan and they sell 500K more albums. Considering the fact that BTS’ album was released not too long ago, the gap will be bigger. As an ajumma fan who really cared about EXO, I feel bad. The strength of Korean groups is their synchronized choreos, stable live, and awesome music videos but EXO’s choreos are getting less synchronized every year, just admit it ㅠㅠ Meanwhile, BTS has crazy dances and hip-hop based music which is the worldwide trend. Winning a billboard award for the first time in K-pop, debut stage on AMA, guesting on 3 biggest talk shows in America, and performing for New York Times in 2018… You have to admit that BTS is the 1 group at this moment.

9. [+49, -7] Do you know why these kids don’t work out? It’s because every one of these jerks is trying to become something else by using their singing career as a stepping stone rather than becoming successful as a singer. They don’t look like they’re building their singing career at all. These idiots are only interested in other fields ㅋㅋ No wonder why they’re becoming a has-been ㅋㅋ

10. [+45, -25] They grew like a safe plant under their big agency ㅋㅋㅋ All of the Chinese ditched. They had so many scandals and controversies. They slack off their dances because they’re big now. They must be so pissed off to see BTS, a group that started from a place shittier than the dirt, becoming a world star on a different level ㅋㅋㅋㅋ A columnist said recently that they can’t write objective columns on BTS because of the pressure from the big agencies…. BTS is the first group that dominated the English-speaking countries and South America with every comeback. What EXO ㅋㅋㅋㅋ To BTS, EXO isn’t even a rival anymore. They wouldn’t care ㅋㅋㅋ

11. [+42, -9] They’ve surpassed you guys long ago. You talk as if someone below you did well and you’re in the position to praise them ㅋㅋㅋ You’re a has-been already ㅋㅋ

12. [+42, -20] EXO is even losing to Wanna One now ㅋㅋ First of all, none of the EXO members are talented except a couple of them.

13. [+41, -6] EXO and BTS’ debut years are close but BTS is still rising by showing new things. How can EXO say stuff like that… ㅋㅋ

14. [+40, -9] SM’s limit = typical group to target Asia

15. [+40, -12] Why should you be thankful to BTS and Wanna One for spreading K-pop ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Are you the minister of the Culture Ministry or what?

Kendall Jenner Goes Topless for LOVE Magazine

Kendall Jenner Goes Topless for LOVE Magazine:
Kendall Jenner, everyone who is live in the glamour world
well aware of this name. Kendall Jenner is an American Fashion Model and a TV
(Television) star. She is half-sister to Kardashian family too.
Celebrities around the world always love to be in the news
and gossips all the time. For this purpose they almost do what are the
requirements of the industry. Some time, just a minor but blockbuster seen hits
the audience through their hearts. This helps a normal actor to become a high
class celebrity.
Kendall Jenner is not a common celebrity through, she much
famous all around the world. The reason behind all this, she is beautiful, she
is gorgeous, bold and stunning as well and belongs to a star family too.
Recently, she has become more and more desired subject for
all age fans. She had a photo shoot for a famous “LOVE” magazine. The shoot is
not a matter to be discussed but “Topless” shoot does.
Yes, she had a topless photo shoot for the described
magazine. Due to which she is much discussed celebrity around the world in
these days. Kendall Jenner is much pretty through but she stuns in top less
pictures too much.

More cafes adopt ‘No Teenager Zone’ following ‘No Kids Zone’

More cafes adopt ‘No Teenager Zone’ following ‘No Kids Zone’ – K-POP, K-FANS

More cafes adopt ‘No Teenager Zone’ following ‘No Kids Zone’

Reasons to ban teenagers: They abuse smoking rooms, swear, spit, and are loud

Pann: Cafes that are increasing these days

1. [+346, -0] The owners are the ones that’ll suffer the loss, so… They must be desperate.

2. [+236, -0] It’s because the laws are too lax. There are so many annoying people…

3. [+224, -0] They smoke on the street in their school uniforms… I was amazed.

4. [+53, -0] The high school kids in my neighborhood got caught drinking at a bar so the bar had to shut down. Honestly, the bar isn’t the only one at fault. Shouldn’t the high school kids get a similar punishment as well? Teenagers these days are a big problem.

5. [+45, -0] There needs to be a law where they can be kicked out if they disturb the place and other customers. Because of the people who have no manners, we have ‘No Kids Zone’ and ‘No Teenager Zone’ where their entrance is banned.

6. [+39, -3] Spitting, smoking, swearing loudly and screaming… That’s what male delinquent students do ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

7. [+38, -9] What we need more is No Korean Men Zone.

8. [+36, -0] Their conversations start with swearing and end with swearing. They say “f*cking” in every sentence. It’s annoying. I want to smack their heads. And people say it’s male delinquents but the girls are worse. They swear, sing out loud, spit, fix makeup, and wipe their hands on the table. I wanted to beat them up. I’d rather suffer the loss and ban teenagers. I also run a business.

9. [+34, -1] I was waiting for my friend at a coffee shop. 5~6 boys entered the shop, ordered two drinks, and started chatting. They were sitting beside my table. They brought water and started pouring water on themselves for filming a video. I swore automatically. I don’t want to see mannerless idiots.

10. [+29, -0] It’s the owners’ choice. It’s not like teenagers are the main source of earnings. They destroy things, are loud, and take up the bathroom. A group of 4~5 teens order only a couple of drinks, take a 6-people table, stay there for 3~4 hours, use tissue, use the cups, take up the bathroom, and talk loudly. It’s better not to take them. Like adults, they should order at least one drink per person, chat quietly, and leave in an hour.

11. [+21, -0] A bus stop with a lot of middle and high school students is already a disaster. They swear, act so loud, and spit. So disgusting.

12. [+20, -2] Having ‘one drink per customer’ policy would filter out most teenagers. Usually, teenagers come in a bunch and only order 1~2 drinks. Do they have to filter out by age like that? The most annoying customers are actually ajussis and grandpas. Why are they not banning them? It’s about killing the weak ㅋㅋ

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Which OT of IOI will you support?

Pann: Which OT of IOI will you support?

1. [+211, -76] Everyone except Kang Mina, Kim Sohye, and Yoo Yeonjung

2. [+209, -22] OT10 sans Sohye

3. [+150, -55] OT9 sans Sohye and Yeonjung

4. [+77, -13] Why do people hate Yeonjung so much? Without Yeonjung, Sejung has to sing the whole song. They need at least 3 main vocals since it’s 11 members. They even have Sohye, so they’ll flop without Yeonjung. I was glad that she was in the lineup.

5. [+75, -43] Chaekyung and Hyeri should’ve been in the lineup instead of Sohye and Yeonjung

6. [+67, -1] I don’t find Sohye likeable at all

7. [+62, -3] Hyeri could’ve debuted if it wasn’t Sohye ㅋㅋ

8. [+54, -2] In the third round, Lee Haein was 11 without benefit… I was sure she’d debut.

9. [+43, -1] Whatever the OT is, it’s a pity that a lot of trainees that are gems got eliminated ㅠㅠ

10. [+38, -1] Whatever, I feel so bad and sad that Jeon Soyeon is eliminated

11. [+29, -0] What’s with the name though? I thought it was AOA news

12. [+25, -0] The ones that I cheered for all got eliminated ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

Yonghwa shows up on log-in page of Korean Twitter for more than a year

This picture of Yonghwa has been used for the log-in page of Korean Twitter for more than a year. No one knows why.

“Dalhyang enjoying Chuseok”


Instiz: The most seen picture on Twitter for a year

– Seriously, I’ve been wondering for 8 months why Yonghwa is always there ㅋㅋㅋㅋ I wondered if it was a foreign actor who looks like Yonghwa because I doubted that Twitter will put a picture of him.

– I’m so curious ㅋㅋㅋㅋ The picture never changes

– I seriously considered that maybe Twitter thinks that’s how Chuseok is in Korea

– When I get other pictures instead, I find myself wondering where Yonghwa is ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

– Is that Sunwoo’s mom beside him?

– Why Yonghwa, though? Did Twitter like the picture?

– Hul, I thought it was Kim Hyunjoong ㅋㅋㅋ

– I didn’t know because I’m always on mobile

What’s the standard of ‘decent idol singing’?

What’s the standard of ‘decent idol singing’? – K-POP, K-FANS

What’s the standard of ‘decent idol singing’?

Pann: What’s the standard of ‘decent idol singing’?

1. [+78, -71] Gongchan is decent? I can barely hear his voice

2. [+72, -1] People say an idol is decent if they’re able to sing their parts but that’s not being decent, that’s the minimal task they have to do. An idol is considered decent if they can sing a full song without sounding annoying in any way. But the standard is ambiguous.

3. [+51, -20] Do I have a low standard? I thought of Xiumin, B.Bomb, and Gongchan.

4. [+31, -2] I think Key and Bomi are good, not decent. Some say Sungjae but all BTOB members are above decent. I think it’s Jinyoung, L, Hayoung, and Sojin.

5. [+30, -6] Bigbang, TVXQ, JYJ, Mamamoo, and BTOB are above decent. The worst B2ST and B1A4 can do is still decent.

6. [+29, -3] An idol wouldn’t be shameless if they’re like God Junsu, Taeyang, Jonghyun, Sandeul, Yoseob, Changsub, and etc ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

7. [+28, -19] The three EXO members have absolutely no solution ㅋㅋㅋㅋ I’m not interested in EXO so I didn’t understand the criticisms towards their singing but their MR removed versions said it all ㅋㅋㅋㅋ The three members are… ugh.

8. [+27, -3] You don’t need to define the standard. The real singers are Yoseob, Eunji, Sandeul, Luna, and Taeyeon. What’s the point of defining it?

9. [+27, -8] Bomi and Key are considered good among idols. I honestly think every idol should be able to sing a full song, but the majority of idols can’t sing a full song perfectly without the main vocalists… The standard got lower eventually. I think Jungkook is considered decent.

10. [+25, -4] Hyeri is definitely the worst

11. [+23, -1] If an idol is without the main vocalist but they’re able to sing the main vocalist’s parts

12. [+20, -1] Jinyoung and Xiumin for male idols. Hayoung, Joy, and Lee Mijoo for female idols.

13. [+18, -1] Joy can’t sing. It’s not known because of her good voice. Know the reality.

14. [+14, -7] Why are people mentioning Joy? Seulgi is considered decent. Joy can’t sing, she’s just not mentioned. Her live singing has no solution.

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Good responses on ‘Kingsman’

Article: How did ‘Kingsman’ exceed ‘300’ and become 1 R-rated film
Source: OSEN via Naver
1. [+3130, -30] Those who watched it will know the charm of fireworks ㅋㅋ
2. [+2338, -32] I watched it because of the suits but I fell for the fireworks ㅋㅋ
3. [+1718, -41] Manners maketh man
4. [+1108, -44] I’m going to watch it again tomorrow because once is not enough~ I love you Colin Firth~ <3
5. [+977, -71] At the end of the movie, the audience will have an orgasm
6. [+304, -4] It’s an A-level movie that feels like a B-movie
7. [+264, -7] Kingsman achieved a record ㅋㅋ Colin, please come to Korea
8. [+259, -5] Kingsman’s fireworks were more touching than the ones I saw at Everland
9. [+231, -7] This movie really targeted the audience’s taste
10. [+215, -15] The legendary comment “I’ll let you do it from the back” at the end

Cube steals fans’ food gifts for BTOB

I packed this much and gave it to them by myself… Why did Cube take this? Are they crazy? They must’ve thought I had no way to check if it was delivered correctly ㅋㅋㅋㅋ I asked Sungjae today and he said he didn’t receive it… Why did Sungjae have to apologize me… Cube-ya, tell me. What happened?

I sent them gifts but Cube took everything… They didn’t give it to the members ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

I sent it to their practice room, so I even checked how it was gonna be delivered. They said the manager will deliver it to their dorm if the members don’t come to the practice room. But they didn’t and ate everything ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

Pann: A company that stole fans’ supports

1. [+166, -2] They don’t even do their job properly and yet they’re stealing foods like that. It was for the artists, why the hell are they eating it? I’m so pissed. Since they ate the food, they should be working harder.

2. [+164, -1] B2ST and BTOB need to leave Cube

3. [+130, -1] Cube is hopeless

4. [+47, -0] Wow I’m so mad. I’ve never been this mad for a group that’s not my bias.

5. [+30, -0] I like how Sungjae was being honest and said he didn’t receive it. If he didn’t, then we wouldn’t have known ㅋㅋ

6. [+27, -0] They’re not my bias but I’m gonna cry if B2ST and BTOB renew their contracts with Cube. Their talents are too good to be wasted, they’ll shine much more if they leave Cube.

7. [+27, -0] What the fuck, it’s Cube once again. Ugh, fucking idiots, why are they eating my bias’ food?

8. [+26, -0] Wow, that’s really wrong. I’m not a fan but I’m getting really upset.

Recent blind items

Instiz: Recent blind items that were posted yesterday

– ‘Gambling controversy’ E, he hasn’t learnt and again…

E had suffered because of gambling. He suppressed himself for more than 10 years but he started showing up at gambling scenes again. He seemed to have learnt his lesson and had been focusing on his work, but he couldn’t avoid the temptation. Because he’s embarrassed of facing people, he wears a mask when he goes gambling domestically. When someone notices him, he says, “ssh!” with his finger and winks, which is a sign of asking not to spread it. Is this supposed to be cute or terrifying? He’s not breaking any laws but concerns go to him because he might get scolded due to gambling again. 

– The person with a huge scandal is about to get married? Both sides of parents had met up

There will be a daebak star married couple. They seem to be planning to tie the knot despite the cold looks surrounding them and the big age gap. The families of the couple have processed much further. A’s age is the best to get married. If he gets married to B, he will be the envy of the public. B is not interested in the entertainment industry, so their relationship is developing easily. There were a lot of controversies with their scandal but if they end up getting married, the responses are expected to change because it’ll prove that their relationship was not a light one.

– Top star C’s sweating armpit, his girlfriend actually…

The legend of C’s ‘sweaty armpit terror’ is an issue. C is known for his sweaty armpit that stinks too much. His people had to suffer because of his sweaty armpit terror. If he wore a sleeveless shirt during summer, his close friends even plugged their nose and stayed away from him. He was in a relationship at some point. He bravely met up with his girlfriend right after exercising, but the girlfriend hugged C hard. C was confident and showed it off to his friends. They said, “it’s either she loves you too much or she’s extremely ambitious” and gave serious opinions. C was curious and worked to find the truth. Apparently, she had a severe rhinitis. This story became a legend and his friends still make fun of C with this ’embarrassment’.

– Innocent top star D, she pays back ten times more if she gets tagged

The representative of innocence, top star D’s pro mind is an issue. She’s very strict when it comes to work. If she gets annoyed at something at a filming scene, she has to pay back several times more to feel satisfied. If someone is late for 5 minutes, she’s late for an hour after. If the actor’s mouth smells when filming love scenes, she doesn’t brush her teeth and goes to the set after. She never lets anything pass. It’s probably because she wants others to work as hard as she is, as she’s always trying the best. She’ll never lose anything anywhere. She also has cool personalities and loyalty, so D is not disliked for her strict attitude

– Sensitivity goes up due to idols’ traffic accidents, the companies hire professional drivers

A big change in the company culture is expected. Up until now, there were many traffic accidents of idols. The concerns to the night driving with packed schedule have gone up. Road managers strongly showed their pressure to drive, so they can’t help but hire professional drivers. It’s hard enough to hire the road manager who does all the tasks, but now they even have to hire separate drivers. For now, only one big company has professional drivers. It’s expected to become a thing. It’d be inconvenient and pricey for the companies, but it’d have positive affects for the safety. 


– I can only think of PSY when it comes to sweaty armpit…..

– I searched up on Naver and I saw Sulli and Choiza

– I don’t know the rest but the last one is good news

– I’ve heard D’s rumor on Brave Journalists. Who are A and B though…

(TN: D’s rumor on Brave Journalists was supposedly Son Ye Jin)