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Film industry counters new media with epics, immersive experience

When the movie industry faced competition from the television industry in the 1930s and 1940s, filmmakers and studios had to be creative and offer something different on the silver screen to get pe...

Updated : 2016.02.10 17:13

Berlin Film Fest to screen three Korean films

Three Korean films have been invited to screen at this year’s 66th annual Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale), which is running from Feb. 11 to 21.  Director E J-yong’s “The Bacchus Lady,” Lee Dong-...

Updated : 2016.02.10 15:35

[Herald Review] 'Like for Likes' is charming but predictably cheesy

With “Like for Likes,” what you see is what you get: A cookie-cutter omnibus romantic comedy featuring three couples, tangentially linked, each finding his or her way to an ever-after ending. The me...

Updated : 2016.02.10 14:02

YouTube rolls out original programming

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michael "Burnie" Burns hears a discrepancy.Before greeting moviegoers at the debut of his film, the writer-actor is eavesdropping on all the big-budget movie trailers playing ahead of his much smaller crowdfunded concoction, "Lazer Team." Suddenly, a roar from a monster...

Updated : 2016.02.10 13:13

[Weekender] Seollal Screenings

After spending countless hours in the kitchen or in front of the TV, most families want to spend a day outside having fun together. The most accessible source of entertainment is the movie theater, wh...

Updated : 2016.02.05 17:27

Weekend Box Office Guide: Feb. 6-7

Heading to the theaters this weekend? Whether you're looking for an artistic film to add class to your holiday, something to watch with your kids, or something to make you cry, the silver screen's got...

Updated : 2016.02.05 17:07

Painterly ‘The Assassin’ leads nominees at Asian Film Awards

HONG KONG (AP) -- Hou Hsiao-hsien's cinematic kung fu masterpiece "The Assassin" may have missed out on an Oscar nod, but it tops nominees at the Asian Film Awards.The nine nominations include best film, best director, best cinematography, and best actress for Shu Qi. Hou won best director...

Updated : 2016.02.04 15:42

Art house theaters face identity crisis

CGV Arthouse, which is run by theater chain CGV, will be presenting 20 top Academy Award-nominated films in a special five-week program set to begin Feb. 11.  The lineup for the “Academy Award Speci...

Updated : 2016.02.04 15:04

France bans Von Trier‘s ’Antichrist‘ for sex, violence

PARIS (AFP) - A French court banned Lars von Trier‘s ultra-violent film “Antichrist” on Wednesday, nearly seven years after it won a major prize at the Cannes film festival. It is the third time a traditionalist Catholic group has succeeded in persuading French judges to pull the film ...

Updated : 2016.02.04 15:01

Korean film industry scores record sales in 2015

The Korean film industry beat its sales record for the sixth year straight year in 2015, driven by domestic hits and a record number of moviegoers, data by the official market tracker showed Wednesday. Total sales volume grew 1 percent year-on-year to 2.1 trillion won ($1.7 billion), main...

Updated : 2016.02.03 14:05

SXSW slate includes Reynolds documentary, McBride comedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival unveiled the slate for its 23rd edition, including premieres of a documentary on Burt Reynolds and an upcoming HBO series from Danny McBride.As usual for SXSW, the 139 films announced Tuesday by the Austin, Texas, festiva...

Updated : 2016.02.03 13:48

Morricone glad he re-considered Tarantino‘s film score offer

ROME (Reuters) - - Ennio Morricone, who wrote some of cinema‘s best-known sound tracks, said on Saturday he was glad he agreed to Quentin Tarantino’s plea to do the score for the hit film “The Hateful Eight” after first turning him down. Morricone changed his mind only after a visit b...

Updated : 2016.02.01 15:00

'Birth of a Nation’ wins jury, audience awards at Sundance

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Nate Parker continued his victory lap around the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday night when “The Birth of a Nation” took both the U.S. drama grand jury prize and the Audi...

Updated : 2016.02.01 14:07

'Dong-ju' tells strong classic story of two opposite characters

Set in 1930s and 40s Korea, two young writers in their 20s seek to change the world in their own way in director Lee Joon-ik’s new biographic film “Dong-ju.” The period was one of despair and turmo...

Updated : 2016.01.31 13:36

'Kung Fu Panda 3' draws more than 1 mln viewers in 3 days

Korean-American director Jennifer Yuh Nelson's "Kung Fu Panda 3" has drawn more than 1 million moviegoers since its release in South Korea two days ago, its distributor said Saturday.The movie took first place at the box office when it opened in local theaters Thursday, and had drawn more ...

Updated : 2016.01.31 09:28