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Yoo Ah-in exempted from military service due to tumor

Yoo Ah-in has been exempted from mandatory military service due to his medical condition, including a bone tumor, the actor’s management agency UAA said Tuesday. Yoo Ah-in (Yonhap)The 30-year-old ac...

Updated : 2017.06.27 19:01

Alter egos, drugs, psychoanalysis: Cast, director explain eerie charm of ‘Real’

Kim Soo-hyun believes that the cryptic sci-fi, action-crime psychological thriller “Real” will become the symbolic project of his 20s. “Personally, I hope (the film) will be remembered as the repr...

Updated : 2017.06.27 14:36

[Herald Interview] Viewing history through an anarchist’s eyes: Director Lee Joon-ik

Director Lee Joon-ik’s latest film “Anarchist from Colony” is difficult to define. It centers on an unusual love story and a messy trial in Japanese courtrooms. It strives to be as accurate as poss...

Updated : 2017.06.26 18:07

Fake social media account impersonates cancer-battling Kim Woo-bin

On Sunday, a photo of Kim Woo-bin was uploaded to an Instagram account falsely claiming to belong to the actor.The account does not belong to Kim, a representative of Sidus HQ, Kim’s management agenc...

Updated : 2017.06.26 18:02

Sulli says explicit nude, sex scenes necessary in ‘Real’

K-pop girl group member-turned-actress Sulli felt that the explicit sex scenes in the upcoming film “Real” were necessary to the story, she told reporters Monday.“I don’t think it was easy. It was...

Updated : 2017.06.26 17:46

'Transformers' dominates Korean weekend box office

The Hollywood action blockbuster "Transformers: The Last Knight" dominated the Korean box office for its opening weekend, data showed Monday.The Paramount film, the fifth installment in the series dir...

Updated : 2017.06.26 13:34

[Herald Review] Hong Sang-soo pokes fun at love affair in ‘Day After’

A love affair with a sort of ironic passion, drunken pseudo-philosophical conversations poking fun at the clueless male lead, and a timid but keen female character -- these are the ingredients for Hon...

Updated : 2017.06.23 15:04

[Movie Review] ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ is Michael Bay’s robot-orgy swan song

Michael Bay’s previous film was a cranked-up, little-seen dramatization of the 2012 Benghazi tragedy called “13 Hours.” By sheer coincidence — or, for all I know, by diabolical design — that titl...

Updated : 2017.06.23 14:08

[Movie Review] Sophia Coppola’s ‘Beguiled’ pales compared to original

Director Don Siegel created in “The Beguiled,” back in 1971, an emotional tension as thick and muggy as the air in summer. The only thing more stifling and heated in this story set during the Civil ...

Updated : 2017.06.23 14:06

[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week

Transformers: The Last Knight (US)Opened June 21Action, science fiction. Directed by Michael BayTwo worlds collide as humans go to war with the robot Transformers. Optimus Prime, the leader of the tr...

Updated : 2017.06.23 14:05

Netflix, Korean cinemas locked in row over release of 'Okja'

South Korea's major theaters are at loggerheads with the global streaming giant Netflix over the release of its latest production "Okja," which they fear will upend the local movie distribution indust...

Updated : 2017.06.21 09:50

World’s biggest pop-up film festival finds way to Seoul

The world’s largest global pop-up film festival is returning to Korea this summer, blending performances, art and international films to create an immersive cinematic experience. Taking place simulta...

Updated : 2017.06.20 14:43

‘Okja’ ranks second in ticket reservations despite multiplexes’ boycott

Eleven days before its release, Bong Joon-ho’s upcoming film “Okja” is ranking second in ticket reservations, despite major cinema chains refusing to show the film. As of Monday, “Okja” accounte...

Updated : 2017.06.19 14:28

Music-themed film festival to kick off in Hongdae

A festival showcasing music-themed movies and documentary films will be held at Hongdae, a popular youth district in Seoul, for 10 days from June 30. The “2017 Film Live: Legendary” will be held at ...

Updated : 2017.06.18 18:05

[Herald Interview] What it was like to be ‘the most unruly Korean’: Lee Je-hoon

In his latest film, Lee Je-hoon was tasked with expressing a complex historical character, the anarchist and independence activist Park Yeol who lived in the early 1900s. The film, “Anarchist from C...

Updated : 2017.06.18 15:49