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Box Office: Interstellar, The Truth Shall Not Sink with Sewol, The Golden Era

Interstellar (U.S.)Opening Nov. 6Sci-Fi. Directed by Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan’s new end-of-the-world space epic takes place at a time when humanity is facing extinction as a result of droug...

Updated : 2014.10.31 20:57

‘Interstellar’ a sublime cosmic knockout

Since his breakthrough with the backward-running “Memento,” Christopher Nolan has made a plaything of time. In “Interstellar,” he slips into its very fabric, shaping its flows and exploding its pa...

Updated : 2014.10.31 20:53

Wanted in U.S., Polanski questioned in Poland

WARSAW (AP) ― Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski on Thursday at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor. Boguslawa Marcinkowska, a spokeswoman for prosecutors in Krakow, said the filmmaker remained f...

Updated : 2014.10.31 20:25

‘Big Bang Theory’ actress Cuoco gets Hollywood star

LOS ANGELES (AFP) ― “The Big Bang Theory” actress Kaley Cuoco was joined by fellow cast members from the hit TV sitcom as she received a star on Hollywood’s storied Walk of Fame.Jim Parsons (Sheld...

Updated : 2014.10.30 20:40

[Herald Interview] ‘Dongchimi’: A play to heal people’s hearts

Dongchimi is a cold water-based kimchi made with white radish. Its tangy, refreshing liquid and crunchy radishes help with digestion, and it’s a perfect match for meat or starch-heavy foods such as r...

Updated : 2014.10.30 20:38

Korean director to be honored at Singaporean film fest

Im Kwon-taekMaster director Im Kwon-taek will receive a lifetime achievement award during this year’s Singapore International Film Festival, organizers said Wednesday.The South Korean was chosen for ...

Updated : 2014.10.29 20:41

Actress Lee Young-ae wins Taiwanese charity award

South Korean actress Lee Young-ae has been chosen as the winner of an international charity award for saving the life of a premature Taiwanese baby earlier this year, her management agency said Wednesday.Lee, 43, will be presented with the Global Fervent Love of Lives Medal by the Chou Ta-...

Updated : 2014.10.29 15:41

Hollywood raises profile of ALS with two new films

Nanci Ryder has been Renee Zellweger’s publicist for 20 years. She stayed in the waiting room when the actress had dental surgery and has walked her down the red carpet on Oscar night.“She’s been a...

Updated : 2014.10.27 19:59

Disney pens love letter to Japan with robot film

TOKYO (AP) ― Disney executives call their next film “a love letter to Japanese culture.” No wonder: This nation can’t get enough of animation, especially Disney’s. Walt Disney Animation Studios i...

Updated : 2014.10.26 20:45

Box Office: The Truth Shall Not Sink with Sewol, The Golden Era, My Love My Bride

The Truth Shall Not Sink with Sewol (Korea)Opened Oct. 23Documentary. Directed by Lee Sang-ho and Ahn Hae-ryongThe documentary “The Truth Shall Not Sink with Sewol” (a.k.a. “Diving Bell”) addresse...

Updated : 2014.10.24 16:51

Hasbro in high spirits over prospects for film based on Ouija board

Hollywood has a fascination with turning classic board games into movies.There was “Clue” and “Battleship,” and now “Ouija” is about to hit theaters this week. Filmmakers are working to get “Mo...

Updated : 2014.10.24 16:49

‘Healthy’ Zellweger broaches storm over new-look face

LOS ANGELES (AFP) ― Renee Zellweger hit back Wednesday at the online furor triggered by her new-look face, saying she was simply older and happier. The 45-year-old Oscar-winner, whose first film in five years is out next year, told People magazine she had not been “taking care of myself”...

Updated : 2014.10.23 20:35

‘Begin Again’ woos Korean audience with song

Greta (played by Keira Knighley) follows her singer-songwriter boyfriend Dave (played by rock band Maroon 5’s frontman Adam Levine) to New York. As soon as Dave lands a deal with a major record label...

Updated : 2014.10.22 19:29

Building on the ‘Frozen’ effect in Korea

Following Walt Disney’s groundbreaking success in Korea earlier this year with its animated film “Frozen” ― the first animated feature and second foreign film after “Avatar” in 2009 to attract o...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:19

Archaeologists seek movie set in California sands

GUADALUPE, California (AP) ― Archaeologists working in the sand dunes along the Central California coast are digging up ancient sphinxes ― but these are made of plaster.More than 90 years ago, legen...

Updated : 2014.10.20 20:35