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‘Handmaiden’ may raise controversy, says director Park Chan-wook

JEONJU, North Jeolla Province -- The lesbian theme in his upcoming movie “The Handmaiden” may bring about another storm of controversy in Korea, according to director Park Chan-wook. “It’s not a ...

Updated : 2016.04.29 21:30

‘Hamlet’ gives rise to a comedy

JEONJU, North Jeolla Province -- After kicking off to a lively start with a fireworks-filled opening ceremony and an outdoor screening of this year’s opening film “Born to be Blue” Thursday night, ...

Updated : 2016.04.29 21:25

Movie review: ‘Mother’s Day’ aims to ruin another holiday

It seems there’s no stopping Garry Marshall’s terrifying cinematic rampage on our nation’s treasured holidays. Having ruined both “Valentine’s Day” and “New Year’s Eve” with his star-packed o...

Updated : 2016.04.29 16:35

[Box Office] Latest movie releases

Captain America: Civil War (U.S.) Opened April 27 Superhero, action. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo The Avengers superhero team is divided. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes they should de...

Updated : 2016.04.29 16:18

‘Born to be Blue’ is not cliche musical biopic, director says

JEONJU, North Jeolla Province -- Director Robert Budreau said he wanted a fresh angle in “Born to be Blue,” the opening film for this year’s Jeonju International Film Festival. “We were tired of ...

Updated : 2016.04.28 18:00

Underdogs in summer movies include originality, opportunity

NEW YORK (AP) – Hollywood’s summer, which kicks off with the fittingly combative “Captain America: Civil War,” will be a season of struggle: for box office, for originality and for opportunity.  ...

Updated : 2016.04.28 14:22

Korean competition strong at Jeonju film fest

JEONJU, North Jeolla Province -- Ten films are vying in this year’s Korean Film Competition at the 17th Jeonju International Film Festival, offering a varying bounty of the best in Korea’s independe...

Updated : 2016.04.27 15:43

LA Film Festival announces 42 world premieres

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The LA Film Festival announced 42 world premieres in its competition lineup on Tuesday, boasting strong representation by women and ethnic minorities among the featured directors. The nine-day event, hosted by Film Independent, the producer of the pre-Oscar Spirit Awar...

Updated : 2016.04.27 11:36

‘Okja’ begins shooting in Seoul, Steven Yeun joins cast

Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s upcoming monster-fantasy flick began shooting in Seoul last Friday, according to Netflix Korea, while another actor member -- Korean-American Steven Yeun -- has joined...

Updated : 2016.04.24 15:35

‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ misses its target

How do you solve a problem like Kristen (Stewart)? If you’re the filmmakers of “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” you write Snow White entirely out of the sequel to “Snow White and the Huntsman.”  T...

Updated : 2016.04.22 09:37

[Box Office] Latest movie releases

The Last Ride  (Korea) Opened April 20 Comedy, Drama. Directed by Nam Dae-joong Nam-joon (Kim Dong-young) wants more than anything to be a macho man, but often fails at the feat. Gab-deok (Ahn Jae...

Updated : 2016.04.22 09:33

Busan film fest determined to keep status as Asian cinema hub

While the Busan Metropolitan Government refuses to relinquish its influence over the Busan International Film Festival, the event’s organizers are more adamant than ever to protect its integrity and ...

Updated : 2016.04.21 17:12

‘Hunger Games’ memorabilia to go under the hammer

LOS ANGELES (AFP) -- Collectors with a good arm and a few thousand dollars to burn are being invited to bid for Jennifer Lawrence’s iconic hunting bow in an auction of memorabilia from blockbuster film franchise “The Hunger Games.”  The weapon -- expected to fetch up to $12,000 -- is a...

Updated : 2016.04.19 14:37

[Herald Review] Korean family observed in ‘End of Winter’ 

“End of Winter” tells the story of a Korean family.  This family is forced to stay together longer than originally intended when a snowstorm hits the northern city of Cheorwon, where its members ...

Updated : 2016.04.19 13:30

Korean filmmakers to boycott Busan film fest

A group of Korean filmmakers have declared a boycott of the 21st Busan International Film Festival set for this October, raising the possibility that Asia’s largest film event may not take place at a...

Updated : 2016.04.18 15:17