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[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week

The Prison (Korea) Opened March 23 Crime, action. Directed by Na Hyun Ik-ho (Han Suk-kyu) reigns as king at a local prison, whose inmates escape outside at night to commit undetectable crimes thr...

Updated : 2017.03.24 11:54

[Movie Review] Gang’s still all the rage in ‘T2 Trainspotting’

Looked at logically, “T2 Trainspotting” should not work as well as it does. In fact, it shouldn’t work at all. But up there on the screen, where it matters, the dark magic remains intact and logic...

Updated : 2017.03.24 11:52

[Movie Review] Terrence Malick’s ‘Song to Song’ finds beauty, frustration and hope in Austin music scene

There comes a moment in “Song to Song,” the latest cinematic symphony written and directed by Terrence Malick, when Ryan Gosling pauses to tell Cate Blanchett, “You’re beautiful.” It’s a suprem...

Updated : 2017.03.24 11:51

Films ‘Age of Shadows,’ ‘Net’ continue to sell abroad

A handful of Korean films were sold abroad after showcases at the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market last week, film distributor Finecut said Friday. “One Step,” a romantic film featuring th...

Updated : 2017.03.24 11:51

Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ filming brings Hollywood action to Busan

BUSAN - The shooting of a Hollywood action flick in Busan had residents of Korea’s largest port city excited Tuesday night. The street bordering Gwangalli Beach in Busan was closed at 8 p.m. on Tue...

Updated : 2017.03.23 17:26

Park Chan-wook to receive Key to Florence

Korean director Park Chan-wook, who was met with global acclaim for last year’s erotic thriller “The Handmaiden,” will receive an award from Italy‘s Florence city government for his contributions...

Updated : 2017.03.23 17:21

Choi Min-sik to star in film that ‘properly deals with politics’

Choi Min-sik, best known to international audiences for his role as a vengeful prisoner in the 2003 neo-noir “Oldboy,” tackles his first role as a politician in the upcoming film “Special Citizen....

Updated : 2017.03.22 15:24

‘Midnight Runners’ sold to 6 countries

The upcoming action flick “Midnight Runners” has been sold in advance to some six countries at the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market, which took place from March 13-16. Rights to the film h...

Updated : 2017.03.22 15:22

‘The Handmaiden’ notches 4 awards at AFA

Director Park Chan-wook’s film “The Handmaiden” notched four awards at the 11th Asian Film Awards held Tuesday in Hong Kong. The 2016 thriller took the award for best supporting actress for Moon ...

Updated : 2017.03.22 15:07

[Herald Review] ‘One Line’ tries to discuss money, but falls short

The new bank scam thriller “One Line” traces a very specific type of crime that emerged around 2005. By then, Korea’s economy had recovered to a certain extent from the 1997 Asian financial crisi...

Updated : 2017.03.21 17:27

Lee Je-hoon cast as English tutor in new film

Lee Je-hoon will star in the upcoming film “I Can Speak” (unofficial translation), a story of two people who bond through learning English. Lee, who currently stars in the tvN romantic comedy seri...

Updated : 2017.03.20 19:34

'Beauty and the Beast' enchants S. Korean box office

Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" smashed the local box office on its opening weekend, taking up nearly 67 percent of all ticket sales, data showed Monday. The live-action version of the animated clas...

Updated : 2017.03.20 11:15

Actor-singer Lim Chang-jung considers role in satire movie about Choi Soon-sil scandal

Actor-singer Lim Chang-jung is reportedly considering appearing in an upcoming movie about the corruption scandal involving President Park Geun-hye and her confidante Choi Soon-sil. According to loc...

Updated : 2017.03.15 16:53

[Herald Review] Life inspires fiction for accidental masterpiece

Can a film be appreciated on nothing but its own merit, completely independent of the person behind it? Apparently not, as evidenced by the snickering and scoffing of the audience at the Korean prem...

Updated : 2017.03.14 15:02

Hong Sang-soo, Kim Min-hee confirm they are in love

Director Hong Sang-soo and actress Kim Min-hee came out into the open with their relationship during a press conference Monday after a screening of Hong’s latest film “On the Beach at Night Alone.”...

Updated : 2017.03.13 17:33