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[Herald Interview] Yoo Hae-jin still finds each film set ‘new’

The public perception of actor Yoo Hae-jin has changed over the years. In the early years of his career, he was regarded primarily as a comical sidekick before being recognized as a colorful support...

Updated : 2017.01.15 16:03

‘The King’ delves into mania of power and corruption

What is it like for a person of power to live in Korean society? Apparently, it’s like being royalty, according to director Han Jae-rim’s latest flick “The King.” From childhood, protagonist Pa...

Updated : 2017.01.13 19:15

Films to look forward to in 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hollywood might still be patting itself on the back for its 2016 films, but there‘s a lot to look forward to in film this year -- in all genres. Here are some films to put on you...

Updated : 2017.01.13 16:26

South Korean cinema leads nominees at Asian Film Awards

HONG KONG (AP) -- Korean cinema has fared well in the nominations for the Asian Film Awards. Director Park Chan Wook‘s erotic period drama, “The Handmaiden,” received six nominations, including Moon...

Updated : 2017.01.13 16:26

[Movie Review] In uplifting ‘Hidden Figures,’ three women’s rise

Theodore Melfi’s buoyant “Hidden Figures” is an old-fashioned feel-good movie with powerful contemporary relevance, spearheaded by a trio of unstoppable actresses playing black women who wouldn’t...

Updated : 2017.01.13 16:19

[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week

Moana (US) Opened Jan. 12 Animation, adventure. Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker Moana, the strong-willed daughter of the chief of a Polynesian tribe, has been chosen by the ocean to deliver...

Updated : 2017.01.13 16:18

‘Wolverine’ sequel ‘Logan’ to premiere at Berlin film fest

BERLIN (AP) -- “Logan,” the third movie focusing on Hugh Jackman’s Marvel superhero Wolverine, is to premiere at next month’s Berlin International Film Festival. The film, directed by James Mangold,...

Updated : 2017.01.11 16:57

Los Angeles beats San Francisco for George Lucas museum site

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The force, it seems, was with Los Angeles. And San Francisco was left on the dark side. “Star Wars” creator George Lucas and his team were on the side of the City of Angels over t...

Updated : 2017.01.11 16:56

Sundance festival adds Trump documentary to line-up

LOS ANGELES (AFP) -- A documentary offering an intimate behind-the-scenes look at Donald Trump’s shock presidential election victory has been added to the Sundance Film Festival line-up, TV executive...

Updated : 2017.01.11 16:56

Hong Sang-soo’s ‘On the Beach’ to compete at Berlin Film Fest in February

Director Hong Sang-soo’s upcoming film “On the Beach at Night Alone” has been invited to be screened in the competition category at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, scheduled for Feb. ...

Updated : 2017.01.11 16:56

[Herald Review] ‘Confidential Assignment’ is familiar but entertaining mix of humor, drama, action

“Confidential Assignment” offers the staple formula of one mission and two cops -- with a twist: one is from South Korea while the other hails from the neighbor to the north. The film starts out i...

Updated : 2017.01.11 16:49

North-South bromance in ‘Confidential Assignment’

At a press screening of “Confidential Agreement” in Seoul on Tuesday, the lead actors said they concentrated on working out and perfecting their action sequences in preparation for filming. Direct...

Updated : 2017.01.10 18:48

‘La La Land’ waltzes to huge victory at Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES (AFP) -- Whimsical modern-day musical “La La Land” pirouetted its way into major Oscars contention Sunday as it swept the board at the Golden Globes, the glitziest party of the showbiz ...

Updated : 2017.01.09 16:08

Somber stars attend Reynolds-Fisher memorial

Friends and family members gathered at the next-door homes of Debbie Reynolds and daughter Carrie Fisher on a gloomy Thursday in Hollywood Hills for an intimate memorial to mourn the late actresses. ...

Updated : 2017.01.06 15:02

[Box Office] Latest movie releases

Your Name (Japan) Opened Jan. 4 Fantasy, animation. Directed by Makoto Shinkai Mitsuha, a high school girl living in the Japanese town of Itomori, becomes restless from her quiet life in the coun...

Updated : 2017.01.06 15:00