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‘Black or White’ finds dramatic promise in gray areas of American race relations

“Selma” wasn’t the only film about race to get short shrift from Oscar voters this past year. “Black or White” is a frank, touching and very well-acted melodrama about child custody and cultural ...

Updated : 2015.01.30 21:27

Box Office: Jupiter Ascending, Big Hero 6, Gangnam 1970

Jupiter Ascending (U.S., Australia)Opening Feb. 5Adventure, SF. Directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski The Wachowski brothers, credited with the hit movies “The Matrix” and “Cloud Atlas,” are deliver...

Updated : 2015.01.30 21:25

A chupacabra in Japan? Depp says it came from his suitcase

TOKYO (AP) ― Johnny Depp has recovered from a cold. And a chupacabra attack.The 51-year-old actor was all smiles while joking Wednesday with journalists in Tokyo about why he was a no-show at a news ...

Updated : 2015.01.29 21:02

Diversity at Sundance doesn’t carry over to Hollywood

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) ― One of the most buzzed-about movies at this year’s Sundance Film Festival is “Dope,” a coming-of-age story about three outcasts in the inner city. Written and directed by Ri...

Updated : 2015.01.28 21:18

Director Bong Joon-ho among Berlin's jury

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho of "Snowpiercer" has been named as an international jury member of this year's Berlin Film Festival, the festival's executive committee said.This marks the second time that a Korean national has been appointed to be the festival's jury member since actres...

Updated : 2015.01.28 09:14

Chinese remake of S. Korean box-office hit tops 10 mln viewers

The Chinese remake of the popular South Korean film "Miss Granny" has surpassed 10 million viewers in China, the movie's South Korean co-producer said Tuesday.Since its release on Jan. 8 in 5,500 theaters across China, the Chinese-language film with the same English title, "Miss Granny," h...

Updated : 2015.01.27 11:31

‘Birdman’ wins PGA best film ahead of Oscars

LOS ANGELES, (AFP) ― Dark comedy “Birdman” took home best movie at the Producers Guild Awards Saturday, boosting its status ahead of the much-anticipated Oscars next month. The film, directed by Al...

Updated : 2015.01.26 21:08

Busan film fest chief pressured to resign

The organizing committee of the Busan International Film Festival is locking horns with the host city after Busan demanded the resignation of the festival’s chief organizer in what movie industry ins...

Updated : 2015.01.26 21:07

'Han Gong-ju' picked as best film of 2014 by Korean film reporters

The Korean film reporters' association said Monday that it has chosen "Han Gong-ju," a film about the life of a high school girl, as the best homegrown picture of 2014.The feature film by director Lee Su-jin was chosen to win Best Picture from the Korea Film Reporters Association, beating ...

Updated : 2015.01.26 11:34

‘Boyhood’ and ‘Whiplash,’ Sundance-to-Oscar path improves

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) ― An Academy Award nomination is an incomparable stamp of approval for any film ― and for an indie feature coming out of the Sundance Film Festival, in some cases, it’s a downr...

Updated : 2015.01.25 20:38

‘Red Army’ explores Russia’s soul through Olympic hockey

Few moments in Cold War mythology were as thrilling as the U.S. hockey team’s 1980 Olympic defeat of a superior club of Soviet players who personified the skill and collective beauty the communist wo...

Updated : 2015.01.23 21:32

Box Office: Big Hero 6, Gangnam 1970, Chronicle of a Blood Merchant

Big Hero 6 (U.S.)Opened Jan. 21Animation, Action, Comedy. Directed by Don Hall, Chris WilliamsInspired by the Marvel comic of the same name, “Big Hero 6” is an animation produced by the Walt Disney ...

Updated : 2015.01.23 21:30

[Herald Interview] Ha Ji-won still seeking action

Characters associated with Ha Ji-won tend to be strong women with strong personalities. She is one of few actresses here who are not afraid to pull off action stunts in films or TV dramas ― be it wir...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:16

[Herald Review] A darker past in ‘Gangnam 1970’

A wave of nostalgia has swept through the country. In variety shows, TV dramas and films, the ’70s, ’80s and even ’90s are making a comeback as people seek to relive the glory days.“Gangnam 1970,”...

Updated : 2015.01.21 21:15

‘American Sniper’ makes box office history

LOS ANGELES (AFP) ― Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” blasted into first place with a massive $107 million on its debut weekend at the North American box office, a record for a January opening, i...

Updated : 2015.01.21 21:06