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[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week

The King(Korea)Opened Jan. 18Drama, thriller. Directed by Kim Sung-suProsecutor Park Tae-soo (Zo In-sung) thirsts for unlimited power and wealth in Korean society, and is willing to go to any lengths ...

Updated : 2017.01.20 17:54

Movie review: McAvoy shines in M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’

Through the ups and downs of his career, the name M. Night Shyamalan has always been synonymous with one thing: twist. While watching his films, it’s easy to spend more time wondering if he will or w...

Updated : 2017.01.20 17:50

[Eye Interview] Getting close-up view of Korean films

Darcy Paquet, an American film critic specializing in Korean films, says that directors here seem to have a more intimate relationship with their viewers.“Korean films are so widely watched by the lo...

Updated : 2017.01.20 17:16

[Herald Interview] Jung Woo-sung, from idol to gentleman to man of convictions

To most Korean moviegoers and fellow actors, Jung Woo-sung is best known for his role in Kim Sung-su’s 1997 gangster film “Beat.” He plays a teenager who drops out of high school -- something Jung ...

Updated : 2017.01.19 16:59

'The King' opens at No. 1 beating 'Confidential Assignment'

South Korean political thriller "The King" has topped the local box office on its opening day, with a score well over that of "Confidential Assignment," data showed on Thursday. According to a box office tally from the Korean Film Council, "The King," starring actor Jo In-sung, had accompa...

Updated : 2017.01.19 13:47

'The Wailing' named best film by Korean film reporters

"The Wailing," a supernatural thriller, was named best film of 2016 by an association of South Korean film journalists Wednesday. Na Hong-jin was chosen best director for the tense drama which features a tranquil rural village embroiled in mysterious serial murders after the arrival of a s...

Updated : 2017.01.19 11:16

Sundance to ‘engage and provoke’ with focus on climate

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The Sundance Film Festival opens in Utah Thursday, promising to set the agenda for independent cinema and starting the 2018 Oscars buzz a month before this year‘s statuettes are a...

Updated : 2017.01.17 17:41

Where have all the women gone?

Female-led films and storylines will likely be a rarity on the big screen in 2017. Korean cinema this year, similar to previous years, seems set to be rife with political thrillers that critique its p...

Updated : 2017.01.16 16:17

No digital Carrie Fisher planned for future Star Wars

LOS ANGELES (AFP) -- The producers behind Star Wars said they will not digitally recreate the late Carrie Fisher’s likeness in future episodes of the film franchise.In July, “Star Wars: Episode VIII...

Updated : 2017.01.16 15:36

[Herald Interview] Yoo Hae-jin still finds each film set ‘new’

The public perception of actor Yoo Hae-jin has changed over the years. In the early years of his career, he was regarded primarily as a comical sidekick before being recognized as a colorful supportin...

Updated : 2017.01.15 16:03

‘The King’ delves into mania of power and corruption

What is it like for a person of power to live in Korean society?Apparently, it’s like being royalty, according to director Han Jae-rim’s latest flick “The King.”From childhood, protagonist Park Ta...

Updated : 2017.01.13 19:15

Films to look forward to in 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hollywood might still be patting itself on the back for its 2016 films, but there‘s a lot to look forward to in film this year -- in all genres. Here are some films to put on your...

Updated : 2017.01.13 16:26

South Korean cinema leads nominees at Asian Film Awards

HONG KONG (AP) -- Korean cinema has fared well in the nominations for the Asian Film Awards.Director Park Chan Wook‘s erotic period drama, “The Handmaiden,” received six nominations, including Moon So-ri for best supporting actress. Five nominations went to the zombie film, “Train to B...

Updated : 2017.01.13 16:26

[Movie Review] In uplifting ‘Hidden Figures,’ three women’s rise

Theodore Melfi’s buoyant “Hidden Figures” is an old-fashioned feel-good movie with powerful contemporary relevance, spearheaded by a trio of unstoppable actresses playing black women who wouldn’t ...

Updated : 2017.01.13 16:19

[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week

Moana(US)Opened Jan. 12Animation, adventure. Directed by Ron Clements, John MuskerMoana, the strong-willed daughter of the chief of a Polynesian tribe, has been chosen by the ocean to deliver a mystic...

Updated : 2017.01.13 16:18