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Korean film 'Veteran' tops 10 mln in attendance

The domestic action film “Veteran” exceeded 10 million in attendance Saturday, the 25th day of its run, the film‘s distributor CJ Entertainment said. The 10 million mark is considered a huge success for average budget films in the local film market. According to data from the Korean Fi...

Updated : 2015.08.29 11:14

[Herald Interview] Im Chang-jung shows no signs of slowing down

The media was split on its opinion of Shin Dong-yeob’s new comedy “Untouchable Lawmen,” starring Im Chang-jung and Choi Daniel, even before it hit theaters Thursday. But leading man Im said that he...

Updated : 2015.08.27 17:53

Film festival highlights rise of ‘creative documentaries’

Documentaries are evolving. Previously regarded as distanced portrayals of facts, nonfiction film narratives are now branching out into the creative realm, according to Ally Derks, director of the Int...

Updated : 2015.08.27 17:16

Busan film fest vows to move forward despite setbacks

The nation’s largest and most internationally recognized film festival became the center of controversy earlier this year, when the Korean Film Council announced that it would be cutting its financia...

Updated : 2015.08.26 17:41

[Herald Review] ‘Untouchable Lawmen’ meets crazy with crazy

“Untouchable Lawmen” starts out with the ballsy, if oversimplified, notion that those who evade the law deserve to be captured through law-defying measures. Under the mantra of “meeting crazy with ...

Updated : 2015.08.25 17:59

[Herald Interview] Han Hyo-joo: ‘Beauty Inside’ is chance of a lifetime

For Han Hyo-joo, the lead role of Yi-soo in the fantasy romance “The Beauty Inside” was a chance that would never come again.“When would I ever get to work with so many actors in one movie?” she m...

Updated : 2015.08.23 18:17

Hong Sang-soo’s new film wins at Locarno

South Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo has won the prestigious Golden Leopard award at the 68th Locarno International Film Festival for his 17th feature-length film “Right Now, Wrong Then,” according to ...

Updated : 2015.08.17 18:02

Film auteur Choi sets milestones with well-crafted plots, dialogues

By Won Ho-jungChoi Dong-hoon, the director of “Assassination,” is no stranger to big box-office success.The 44-year-old film auteur, who has become this year’s first Korean director to attract over...

Updated : 2015.08.16 15:45

[Herald Interview] 'Memories of the Sword' a welcome challenge for Jeon Do-yeon

In Park Heung-sik‘s martial arts epic “Memories of the Sword,” the most notable element of Cannes-winning actress Jeon Do-yeon’s performance is not her poignant emotion, nor her impressive sword a...

Updated : 2015.08.12 17:19

[Herald Review] ‘The Beauty Inside’ asks what defines us

Director Baek Jong-yeol’s “The Beauty Inside” offers a humorous and sentimental take on a subject that could have been too far-fetched for anything other than slapstick comedy or serious to the poi...

Updated : 2015.08.09 17:26

Weekend Box Office Guide

Heading to theaters this weekend but not sure what to watch?The Korea Herald offers a summary of the top box office hits now playing or movies that are coming soon."Mission :Impossible -- Rogue Nation...

Updated : 2015.08.07 11:12

[Album Review] Soft, grooving beats and soul on Lee Michelle’s second EP

Lee Michelle”I Can Sing”(Sony Music) Lee Michelle’s second EP “I Can Sing” starts off with a light, playful guitar riff that is surprising to those who have come to associate the 24-year-old sin...

Updated : 2015.08.07 10:10

[Herald Interview] Actress Uhm Jeong-hwa eager for more roles, challenges

When people talk about Uhm Jeong-hwa’s career as an actress, they often describe it as having begun with a successful transition from her singing career. Uhm’s long and diverse filmography certainly...

Updated : 2015.08.05 17:37

External beauty in ‘Beauty Inside?’

The upcoming film “The Beauty Inside,” which depicts a man who transforms into a different person every day, questions what distinct inner qualities make up a person’s identity. At the same time, m...

Updated : 2015.08.04 17:27

Weekend box office guide

Heading to theaters this weekend but not sure what to watch?The Korea Herald offers a summary of the top box office hits now playing or movies that are coming soon.For the first weekend of August, che...

Updated : 2015.07.31 19:24