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Revivre (Korea)Opening April 9Drama. Directed by Im Kwon-taekBased on Korean author Kim Hoon’s award-winning novel “Hwajang” (a Korean word meaning makeup and cremation), “Revivre” is veteran dir...

Updated : 2015.03.27 19:15

Showbox inks deal for China foray

Showbox, one of Korea’s largest film production companies, has signed an exclusive partnership deal with China’s leading entertainment company, officially revving up its entry into the Chinese marke...

Updated : 2015.03.26 20:09

Seoul to get ‘Film Forum’

There is good news for local film lovers who are feeling increasingly frustrated by the lack of diversity in Korea’s booming cinema industry.The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced plans to creat...

Updated : 2015.03.25 18:50

'Avengers 2' stars to visit S. Korea next month

The director and cast of the "Avengers" sequel, which was partly filmed in South Korea, will visit Seoul to promote the film next month, the movie's local importer and distributor said Monday.Joss Whedon, the director of "Avengers: Age of Ultron," and its stars -- Robert Downey Jr., Mark R...

Updated : 2015.03.23 16:09

‘Whiplash’ tops Korean box office

The 2015 Academy award-winning film “Whiplash” topped the Korean box office over the weekend, replacing previous box office hit “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” according to the Korean Film Council...

Updated : 2015.03.22 18:12

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Foulball (Korea)Opening April. 2Documentary. Directed by Cho Jung-rae, Kim Bo-kyeongThis 87-minute documentary follows the baseball team the Goyang Wonders, South Korea’s first independent club with ...

Updated : 2015.03.20 18:34

'Kingsman' tops 5 mln in attendance

"Kingsman: The Secret Service" by director Matthew Vaughn has exceeded the 5 million mark in audience numbers here, a market tracker said Friday.  The action thriller drew 5,016,397 viewers in local theaters as of Thursday, 36 days after it was released on Feb. 11, the Korean Film Counci...

Updated : 2015.03.20 10:36

Yim Si-wan to star as military officer in new film

Korean singer-turned-actor Yim Si-wan has been confirmed as the male lead in an upcoming movie “Thinking of Brother (working title),” directed by popular Korean director Lee Han known for his feel-g...

Updated : 2015.03.19 19:54

2PM’s Hwang Chan-sung to star in Japanese movie

Koren idol group 2PM member Hwang Chan-sung has landed the male lead role in an upcoming Japanese film called “Wasureyuki,” Hwang’s agency said Wednesday. Hwang will play the role of Yoon Tae-oh, a...

Updated : 2015.03.18 18:47

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Twenty (Korea)Opening March. 25Comedy. Directed by Lee Byung-hunThis coming-of-age film centers three close friends who are all turning 20 years old. Chi-ho (Kim Woo-bin) is jobless and has no specifi...

Updated : 2015.03.13 18:54

Director Im laments fate of Busan film fest

Im Kwon-taek, one of South Korea’s most renowned film directors, voiced strong concern over the future of the Busan International Film Festival, whose longtime programmer and chief is stepping down a...

Updated : 2015.03.11 19:36

South Korean box-office plunges in February

South Korea's cinema ticket revenues and the number of moviegoers fell drastically in February from a year ago, although it had the five-day Lunar New Year holiday, a market tracker said Monday.Ticket revenue in the domestic movie market fell by 5.3 percent to 131.5 billion won (US$11.84 m...

Updated : 2015.03.09 17:49

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Whiplash (U.S.)Opening March. 12Drama. Directed by Damien ChazelleBased on the director’s real experience in his high school band, “Whiplash” is a story of a promising young drummer Andrew Neiman (...

Updated : 2015.03.06 19:22

R-rated ‘Kingsman’ dominates Korean box office

British spy-thriller “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is dominating the local box office, with more than 3.6 million tickets sold so far, the biggest non-Korean R-rated sales ever in the market. Matth...

Updated : 2015.03.06 19:11

Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf course

Harrison Ford crash-landed his vintage plane Thursday after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries after using his extensive piloting skills to "beautifully" bring do...

Updated : 2015.03.06 11:48