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Korean cinema of 2016: Women, politics, horror

Women, female relationships and political intrigue were the hallmarks of Korean cinema this year. A number of films that delved into the world of the occult, driven by unfathomable forces of evil, a...

Updated : 2016.12.25 16:21

Secrets behind the dazzling dances of ‘La La Land’

BURBANK, California (AP) -- Choreographer Mandy Moore was lying under a car on the hot pavement while more than 100 dancers above her twirled through gridlocked LA freeway traffic during the opening ...

Updated : 2016.12.25 15:24

Son of actor Song Kang-ho joins pro football club

The son of the popular actor Song Kang-ho joined a South Korean professional football club Thursday. Suwon Samsung Bluewings in the top-flight K League Classic said they drafted right fullback Song ...

Updated : 2016.12.22 19:12

Dick Van Dyke to appear in upcoming sequel to ‘Mary Poppins’

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dick Van Dyke will appear in Disney’s upcoming sequel to “Mary Poppins.” Van Dyke played chimney sweep Bert in the 1964 original as well as the elderly banker, Mr. Dawes. He told...

Updated : 2016.12.22 17:55

[Herald Review] ‘Misbehavior’ of two female teachers, one male student

“For a very long time, she had heard stories about stupid women. She was warned more often against stupid women than against dangerous men,” reads an excerpt from “Good Person” (unofficial transl...

Updated : 2016.12.22 16:57

[Herald Interview] Kim Woo-bin and his scented characters

Kim Woo-bin is known for putting a lot of thought into his roles. In the past, he would make a list of 100 questions he wanted to ask his characters, imagining their stories. More recently, he’s ta...

Updated : 2016.12.20 18:03

[Movie review] ‘Rogue One’ is a dark, exhilarating blast

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story “ seemed suspicious on paper, like any film saddled with the dreaded “spinoff” label. For a while all the odds looked stacked against it too -- reshoots, script chan...

Updated : 2016.12.17 20:02

[Box office] Upcoming movie releases

Will You Be There (Korea) Opened Dec. 14 Drama. Directed by Hong Ji-young Scrupulous pediatric surgeon Han Soo-hyun (Kim Yoon-seok) is transported back in time to meet his 20-something self (Byun...

Updated : 2016.12.17 20:00

‘Passengers’ co-stars Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt land in Seoul

What happens when two strangers find themselves stranded in a spaceship headed for another planet? They fall in love. At least that is what happens in romantic sci-fi flick “Passengers,” which come...

Updated : 2016.12.16 20:03

Lost ‘sensual’ Da Vinci drawing discovered in France

PARIS (AFP) -- A lost drawing by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci has been discovered in the papers of a French provincial doctor, a Paris auction house said Tuesday. The dreamily sensual sk...

Updated : 2016.12.15 17:27

Zo In-sung, Jung Woo-sung play ‘King’ and his maker

In upcoming political thriller “The King,” Zo In-sung returns to the big screen as ambitious prosecutor Tae-soo, who yearns to wield absolute power. To rise to the top, Tae-soo teams up with Han K...

Updated : 2016.12.15 17:22

Lee Byung-hun to tackle boxer role

Lee Byung-hun may portray a boxer for his next role, attempting another radical transformation in his prolific acting career. Though he has yet to officially sign on, Lee is working out the specific...

Updated : 2016.12.14 18:49

[Herald Review] Cult, money and politics in eerily lifelike ‘Master’

After almost two decades of strict censorship under the authoritarian Park Chung-hee regime, Korean cinema began producing heavily political movies following the country’s democratization in the 198...

Updated : 2016.12.13 17:53

Climate change film ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ gets a sequel

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Al Gore’s climate change documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” is getting a sequel. Paramount Pictures said Friday the follow-up to the Oscar-winning original will premiere at...

Updated : 2016.12.11 17:11

‘La La Land’ expected to lead Golden Globe nominations

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Nominations for the Golden Globes will be unveiled Monday with critics expecting musical “La La Land” to lead the pack ahead of “Moonlight,” “Manchester by the Sea” and “Li...

Updated : 2016.12.11 16:53