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[Herald Interview] Kim Nam-gil returns in perfectly tailored role

When people think of Kim Nam-gil ― a 33-year-old actor with a lean, masculine physique ― they often describe him as coldhearted and intense with sad, mysterious eyes, thanks to the revenge-seeking c...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:31

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ irreverent but not enough

At the height of their powers, our overlords at Marvel have deigned to prove, like an emperor tolerating a court jester, that they do, in fact, have a sense of humor. The Marvel universe, of course, i...

Updated : 2014.07.29 20:29

Comic-Con’s dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

SAN DIEGO (AP) ― Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend’s Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue ― allegations of sexual harassment at th...

Updated : 2014.07.28 20:38

Redefining meaning of family

For Kim Tae-hoon, a 38-year-old man who takes care of ten North Korean defectors like a mother, the meaning of family goes far beyond blood ties. Little had he imagined that he would have a family li...

Updated : 2014.07.27 19:24

[Weekender] Box Office

Roaring Currents (Korea)Opening July 30Action, Drama. Directed by Kim Han-min“Roaring Currents” is a story about Yi Sun-sin, the most revered admiral in Korean history. The film focuses on the histo...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:07

‘A Most Wanted Man’ dwells on spy games in post-9/11 world

You can sense a John le Carre spy novel adaptation, often before his name turns up in the credits. The hero’s cynicism at war with his skepticism, the professionalism at war with personal demons ― i...

Updated : 2014.07.25 21:06

Director Kim Tae-yong, Tang Wei elope in Sweden

Chinese actress Tang Wei and Korean film director Kim Tae-yong secretly tied the knot in Sweden about two weeks ago, Kim’s agency said Friday. The couple had a wedding on July 12 in the front yard of the birthplace of legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman on the Swedish island of Faro, Kim’...

Updated : 2014.07.25 20:48

Luc Besson to visit S. Korea next month

French director Luc Besson, best known for "Leon" (1994), will visit South Korea next month to promote his latest film "Lucy," its local importer and distributor said Wednesday."Besson will visit South Korea around the end of August before the film's release," the Seoul office of the Unive...

Updated : 2014.07.23 14:56

Batman won’t appear in Fox’s ‘Gotham’ series

BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) ― Yes, the new Fox series “Gotham” will feature a young Bruce Wayne, but don’t expect him to turn into the caped crusader. Creator Bruno Heller told journalists Sund...

Updated : 2014.07.21 19:53

‘Boyhood’ Linklater’s crowning achievement as a filmmaker

It started as “a narrative problem,” writer-director Richard Linklater says. “How do you tell a story, with actors, over a long period of time? You can’t recast it when you’re catching up with so...

Updated : 2014.07.18 20:31

[Weekender] Box Office

Kundo: Age of the Rampant (Korea)Opening July 23Action. Directed by Yoon Jong-bin“Kundo” is set in the 13th year of King Cheoljong’s reign in mid-19th century Joseon, when rampant corruption in the...

Updated : 2014.07.18 20:25

Theme park ride at a movie theater

It is like going on a ride in an amusement park. In a 4-DX theater the chairs sometimes tremble, rock, heave and pitch; water squirts and bubbles float around; not to mention the odor effects, all in ...

Updated : 2014.07.17 20:29

Korean movies vie for top prizes at Locarno fest

South Korean film “Gyeongju” will compete for top prizes at the Locarno International Film Festival, its production company said Thursday.The movie starring Park Hae-il and Shin Min-a has advanced t...

Updated : 2014.07.17 20:24

Drive-ins use creativity to afford digital switch

SACO, Maine (AP) ― Many in the movie industry feared the need to convert to digital could be the death knell for drive-ins, but drive-in operators are finding creative ways to afford the switch. Driv...

Updated : 2014.07.14 20:50

‘Planet of the Apes’ thumps chest with $73m debut

NEW YORK (AP) ― The monkey business is a good business to be in at the box office. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” roared to $73 million on its opening weekend, one of the summer’s best debuts, a...

Updated : 2014.07.14 20:49