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6 Korean films to be screened at Berlin fest

Six Korean films, including award-winning director Hong Sang-soo's latest movie, will be screened at the Berlin International Film Festival set to kick off this week. (Finecut) Hong's "On the Beach...

Updated : 2017.02.07 11:11

Films drift into alternate realities of dreams and games

Two sci-fi thriller films set to hit theaters this month take place in the alternate realities of dreams and games. “Lucid Dream,” opening Feb. 22, stars Go Soo as a journalist whose specialty lie...

Updated : 2017.02.06 15:19

'Fabricated City': Losers' thrilling rebellion against irrational world

In this dystopian city reminiscent of George Orwell's "1984," everyone is under complete surveillance by a Big Brother-type villain. He effortlessly manipulates criminal cases and distorts facts, uti...

Updated : 2017.02.06 13:25

CJ CGV theaters drew record number of viewers in Jan.

CJ CGV, South Korea's largest cinema chain, said Monday a record 20 million moviegoers visited its theaters at home and abroad last month. The chain sold 20.5 million tickets -- 10.84 million domest...

Updated : 2017.02.06 13:10

'Confidential Assignment' wins second weekend at box office, tops 6 mln in attendance

Hyun Bin (left) and Yoo Hae-jin star in “Confidential Assignment.” (CJ Entertainment) A Korean comedy-action film about an inter-Korean secret police mission ranked No. 1 for the second weekend at...

Updated : 2017.02.06 10:52

Jenkins & Chazelle: The young directors at center of Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) -- At the forefront of this year’s Oscar race are two filmmakers in their 30s with seemingly limitless careers ahead of them: Damien Chazelle, the 32-year-old wunderkind behind “La La...

Updated : 2017.02.05 15:25

‘Romiaaaow & Juliet’: John Hurt’s strangest role in cat film

LOS ANGELES (AFP) -- They could have called it “Cats,” if someone hadn’t got there first, for John Hurt’s strangest movie by far is an obscure Shakespeare adaptation placing him opposite 108 feli...

Updated : 2017.02.05 15:24

Comedy-action film 'Confidential Assignment' attracts 5 mln viewers

Hyun Bin and Yoo Hae-jin star in a scene from “Confidential Assignment.” (CJ Entertainment) South Korean comedy-action film "Confidential Assignment" topped 5 million in attendance in only 15 days...

Updated : 2017.02.02 10:24

Kim Tae-ri to join Kang Dong-won, Ha Jung-woo in ‘1987’

Korean actress Kim Tae-ri will join the cast of the upcoming film “1987,” which will depict the pivotal year of the Korean pro-democracy movement. Kim’s agency J,Wide-Company confirmed the actres...

Updated : 2017.02.01 15:07

Director Hong Sang-soo to attend Berlin film fest possibly with actress Kim Min-hee

Award-winning Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo will attend the Berlin International Film Festival to promote his film set to compete in the event next month, industry sources said Tuesday. "On the Bea...

Updated : 2017.01.31 18:07

'Confidential Assignment' dethrones 'The King' at weekend box office

Hyun Bin and Yoo Hae-jin star in a scene from “Confidential Assignment.” (CJ Entertainment) A Korean comedy-action film about an inter-Korean secret police mission claimed the top spot at the box ...

Updated : 2017.01.31 11:27

‘Beauty Inside’ remake to star Amelia Clarke

Han Hyo-joo (left) and Park Seo-joon star in “The Beauty Inside.” (Yong Film) The American remake of the 2015 Korean film “The Beauty Inside” will star Emilia Clarke, best known as the “Game of...

Updated : 2017.01.30 20:19

Polanski pulls out of ‘French Oscars’ after protests

PARIS (AFP) -- Director Roman Polanski pulled out of his role Tuesday as the honorary host of the “French Oscars” -- the Cesars -- after pressure from women‘s groups and the government over his child...

Updated : 2017.01.25 13:27

Hayek says her new film speaks to America’s division

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- Salma Hayek says “Beatriz at Dinner,” her new politically charged film, “speaks to the division of perspective in America.” “You know -- two completely different perspectives...

Updated : 2017.01.25 13:27

Woody Harrelson jokes about new role in Star Wars spinoff

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- Woody Harrelson recently confirmed he’s playing Han Solo’s mentor in the next Star Wars movie, but the actor jokes about his own ability to lead. “I wouldn’t choose me,” the ...

Updated : 2017.01.25 13:26